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Top 5 Most Handsome Footballers ( No. 2 is very handsome )

Many football players are handsome but here are our list of 5 most handsome and cute footballers.


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1· Robin Van Persie

This great footballer from the Netherlands is not only good at scoring goals but must definitely score some major points amongst guys because of his Fine appearance which also makes him famous. Popularly called the Flying Dutchman

2· Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese footballer is one of the most handsome and wealthy men on the world with a lot of influence over the general public, when he moved from Real Madrid to Juventus he is still famous with lot of fans.

3· Gerrard Pique


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The Spanish giant Barcelona’s is probably one of the best looking footballers in Spain and perhaps the world as a whole, also He has won a lot of trophies during his time in football.

4· Lionel Messi


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One of the most Popular and talented players on the planet is also one of the most handsome proving the theory that Successful men are always attractive. When you hear the Argentine Captains name you know who he is even if you don’t watch football, He is so charming.

5· Cesc Fabregas


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The Spanish footballer has this calm, natural swag which definitely makes him one of the best looking players out there.

Top 10 Best Footballers Who Never Played In a World Cup

We are now presenting the top 10 best footballers who never played in a world cup.

10. Nicolas Anelka

His CV and his total transfer fees combined make it incredible that Anelka has yet to play at a World Cup. He made his debut prior to the 1998 World Cup but was not selected for the squad who went on to win the tournament. He fell out of favour with the French management between 2001 and 2007 therefore missing out on two more world cups. He signed for Arsenal (£500,000) in 1997 as a teenager and from there went on to play for Real Madrid (£22.3m), Paris St. Germain (£20m), Manchester City (£13m), Bolton Wanderers (£8m) and Chelsea (£15m), as well as a loan spell at Liverpool. His combined transfer fees make him one of the most expensive footballers of all time. However, he remains in contention to play at the 2010 World Cup should France qualify.

9. Matt Le Tissier

A combination of remaining loyal to his beloved Southampton and playing in a generation of great English strikers probably cost Le Tissier his chance to feature at a World Cup. England failed to qualify in 1994 but Le Tissier’s best chance was probably in 1998. His Southampton side were perennial strugglers in the Premier League, and the likes of Alan Shearer, Teddy Sheringham and Andrew Cole made sure Le Tissier was overlooked.

8. Johnny Giles

Giles played in the heart of midfield for a Leeds United side in the 1970’s, who were the Manchester United of their day. Despite playing 60 times for his country Giles failed to grace a World Cup as either a player or a manager.

7. Ian Rush

The second Welshman on the list, Rush made his name with Liverpool in the 80’s and 90’s but his quality alo saw him play abroad for the likes of Juventus. He had an impressive international record coring 28 goals in 73 games for Wales, and his proudest moment came when he scored the winner in a European Qualifier against Germany in 1991. Wales narrowly missed out on qualification for the 1992 European Championships, as they did for the 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994 World Cups.

6. George Weah

Weah was voted African Player of the Year in 1989, 1994 and 1995 and European and World Footballer of the Year in 1995. Weah enjoed his best years in France with Monaco and Paris St. Germain, and in Italy with AC Milan between 1988 and 2000. Unfortunately, like Best and Giggs he came from Liberia, another footballing minnow who as yet have failed to make a World Cup.

5. Eric Cantona

Another Manchester United legend, Cantona made his France debut in 1987. However, he fell out with the French coach and failed to make the squad for the 1990 World Cup in Italy. In 1994 France sensationally failed to qualify and Cantona then retired in 1997, aged 31 to pursue a career as an actor. France won the World Cup in 1998 on home soil, but it is debateable as to whether or not Cantona would have featured.

4. Duncan Edwards

Duncan Edwards was considered one of the greatest of his generation. One of the Busby Babes Edwards was tragically killed in the Munich air disaster of 1958. He failed to play at a World Cup for England, but probably would have played for them in 1966, when they won the tournament for the one and only time in their history.

3. Ryan Giggs

Giggs makes no.3 on the list due to the length and consistency of his career. Giggs made his debut in 1991, and to this day remains with the same club Manchester United. During his time he has won 11 English Premierships and 2 European Cups. Giggs comes from Wales who have only ever qualified for 1 World Cup in 1958.

2. Alfredo Di Stefano

Alfredo-Di-Stefano 20180Di Stefano legend for Real Madrid at club level, Di Stefano mysteriously played for Argentina, Colombia and Spain at international level. Di Stefano was unfortunate to miss the World Cup with Argentina in 1950. In 1954 he was denied permission to play for Spain at the World Cup having represented both Argentina and Colombia. He was later granted permission to play for Spain but they missed the 1958 World Cup and in 1962 injury once again prevented him from playing on the worlds bigest stage. His failure to appear at a World Cup probably prevented him from being compared with Pele, Cruyff and Maradona as one of the greatest.

1 George Best

Best was not only the best player to never make a World Cup, but for many the greatest player of all time. Unfortunately for Best he was a native of Northern Ireland who are relative minnows of international football and haven’t qualified for a World Cup since 1986. Best enjoyed his best years at Manchester United, the highlight being a European Cup winners medal in 1968. However, Best was as well known for his scoring off the pitch as he was on it. After a series of personal problems he left Manchester United in 1974 for good, aged just 27. Despite playing for a number of other clubs Best never recaptured his finest form and failed to play for Northern Ireland at the 1982 or 1986 World Cup. Best died in 2005 following a long battle with alcoholism.

Top 5 Highest Paid Goalkeeper In The World

However, goalkeepers are an important part of the team and so, they used to earn a very handsome amount in every calendar year. There are a number of very good and talented goalkeepers in the current World but we are talking about those who are earning a very handsome amount so far.

Highest paid goalkeeper

Here are the top 5 highest paid goalkeeper, it will be updated as times goes on.

5) Petr Cech

Petr Cech is a professional football player who plays as the goalkeeper. He has currently taken his leave from the Czech Republic national football team where he played from 2002 to 2016. He made 124 international appearances with the Czech Republic national team.

Team – Arsenal

Annual Salary – $6.1 million

Net Worth – $22 million

However, he is one of the highest paid goalkeepers and currently playing for the Premier League club Arsenal. In 1999, he started his professional career with Chmel BIsany and in 2001, he joined with Sparta Prague.

Salary & Net Worth

He made a four years contract with the Gunners on 29th June 2015 in exchange for £10 million. However, he is currently receiving $6.1 million every year and his net worth is $22 million.

4) Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris is a French professional football player and playing as the goalkeeper for France national football team. He is one of the top-rated goalkeeper in the World as well as very renowned so far.

Team – France National Team & Tottenham Hotspur

Annual Salary – $7 Million

Net Worth – $30 million

He is currently 31st years old and in last season of FIFA World Cup 2018, he played well and took his team to final and also they became the champion of FIFAWorld Cup 2018 so far.

Salary & Net Worth

In 2012, he signed a contract with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur in exchange for €10 million and €5 million variable. However, later, he extended his agreement with the Spurs and still playing for the club. He is one of the highest paid goalkeepers with his annual salary $7 million and his net worth is $30 million so far.

3)Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas is a Spanish professional football player and playing for Spanish national team since 2000. He is currently 37 years old and has come to the end of his career.

Team – Spain National Team & FC Porto

Annual Salary – $7.5 Million

Net Worth – $40 million

He is currently playing for the Portuguese football club, FC Porto. He is with them since 2015. Most of his professional career, he passed with Spanish giants Real Madrid and he started his career in 1998 with Real Madrid C team.

Salary & Net Worth

In 11th July 2015, he signed a deal with Portuguese side Porto for two years with an option to play one more year. Iker Casillas is the 3rd highest paid goalkeepers with his annual salary $7.5 million. Besides, his net worth is $40 million reportedly

2) Manuel Neuer

He is regarded as one of the best goalkeeper ever and also in the list of highest paid goalkeepers. He is currently 32 years old and he is well known for his quick reflex, strength, long throwing range, and strong shot-stopping abilities.

Salary & Net Worth

In 2011, he joined with Bayern Munich and still now playing with them. His annual salary is $9.5 million reportedly and his net worth is $45 million so far.

1) David De Gea

David de Gea is a Spanish national team goalkeeper and current the highest paid goalkeeper in football World. He is currently 28 years old and playing for the Premier League club Manchester United.

Team – Spanish National Team & Manchester United

Annual Salary -$10.4 Million

Net Worth – $49 million

David de Gea summary

Salary & Net Worth

According to the report, De Gea used to earn $10.4 million every year and his net worth is near about $50 million. In 2011, he got an offer from the Red Devils and making a British record fee for a goalkeeper of £18.9 million, he joined at the Old Trafford and still now, playing for them.

See The Full List Of All CAF Awards 2019 Winners


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CAF Awards 2019 winners

The ceremony was held in Egypt as several FIFA Legends flew in to join Africa in its celebration of another wonderful year of football.

A panel consisting of Youri Djorkaeff, Mido, Clementine Toure and Laura Georges took part in a Q&A session at Cairo University on Monday to talk about various aspects of the game and answer questions from the students.
Later in the day, they joined a host of other legends in a friendly match with the pyramids serving as a stunning backdrop.


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CAF Awards 2019 winners

African Interclubs Player of the Year:

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria & Esperance / Ahli Jeddah)

African Youth Player of the Year:

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmund)

African Women’s National Team of the Year:

Cameroon

African Men’s National Team of the Year:

Algeria

Best African Goal of the Year:

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria)

FIFPro Africa’s Best 11:

Andre Onana; Serge Aurier, Joel Matip, Kalidou Koulibaly, Achraf Hakimi; Idrissa Gana Gueye, Riyad Mahrez, Hakim Ziyech; Mohamed Salah, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Sadio Mane

African Women’s Coach of the Year:

Desiree Ellis (South Africa)

African Men’s Coach of the Year:

Djamel Belmadi (Algeria)

Club President of the Year:

Moise Katumbi (TP Mazembe)

African Women’s Player of the Year:

Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Barcelona)

African Player of the Year:

Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)

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Sadio Mane wins African Player of the Year CAF Award 2019

Sadio Mane, a Senegalese 27-year-old professional footballer who plays for the English Premier League giant club, Liverpool has won the African Player of the Year Awar 2019.

Mane was announced the winner of the category at the CAF Award of 2019 held in Hurghada, Egypt.


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The former Southampton player defeated other nine players to the award. On the list of nominees are: André Onana (Cameroon & Ajax); Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax); Ismail Bennacer (Algeria & AC Milan); Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli); Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Shanghai Shenhua); Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal); Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City); Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool); and Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Ahli Jeddah)

Cristiano Ronaldo Nets Hat-Trick As Juventus Defeat Cagliari


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The former Real Madrid star, and Juventus Forward nets a hat-trick against Cagliari in the second half of the game.

The second-half was all one-way traffic with 34-year-old Ronaldo breaking the deadlock just after the interval.
He added a second from the penalty spot on 67 minutes with Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain coming off the bench to strike a third on 81 minutes, before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick a minute later.


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Juve are three points ahead of Inter in the table with Antonio Conte’s side travelling to Napoli later on Monday, looking to keep pace with the eight-time reigning champions.

Atalanta closed to within a point of fourth-placed Roma, who lost 2-0 to Torino on Sunday, with a 5-0 rout of Parma, having also beaten AC Milan by the same scoreline before the winter break.

The side from Bergamo were already three goals up before the break thanks to Alejandro Gomez, Remo Freuler and Robin Gosens, with Josip Ilicic adding a double in a nine minute second-half spell

Black Footballers Playing In Brazil Have Been Victims Of Racism

The survey, based on information collected anonymously from 163 black players in the top four divisions of Brazilian football, shows that 48.1% of those surveyed have experienced racism in their sport.

For 92.4% of them, the episode of racism took place in a stadium, 6.3% in the facilities of their club and 1.3% in a hotel.

We, the players, are doing what we can, what is within our reach, to make it stop. But this responsibility mainly falls to the federations

But 87.8% of these footballers claim not to have denounced the acts of racism of which they were victims.

With regard to the measures to be adopted to combat this scourge, 39% of those polled consider that the perpetrators of acts of racism should be punished, 27.7% recommend the implementation of educational campaigns and 19.5% would like the clubs are sanctioned.

Brazil, of which 54% of the population is black or mestizo, is far from being spared from the problems of racism in stadiums, where scandals are increasing.

On Sunday, a video showed an Atlético Mineiro supporter in Belo Horizonte attacking a black steward shouting: “don’t touch me, look at your skin color!”

Brazilian footballers are also frequently victims of racism abroad.

Also on Sunday, Shakhtar Donetsk captain Taison was the target of racist shouts from Dynamo Kiev supporters and the referee then kicked him out for sending the ball to the stands.

The player left the lawn crying, comforted by players from his Shakhtar and Dynamo teams.

Monday, William, a black Chelsea player who played for Shakhtar (2013-2017), was moved by the situation of his compatriot during a press conference of the Brazilian selection.

“Racism continues to claim lives, not only in football, but in other areas as well. It makes us really uncomfortable to see players cry, I hope it will end once and for all, “he said.

We, the players, are doing what we can, what is within our reach, to make it stop. But this responsibility belongs above all to the federations

Eden Hazard to miss Spanish Super Cup with ankle injury, confirms Zidane

Eden Hazard’s injury-plagued start at Real Madrid will continue this month after Zinedine Zidane said on Friday the Belgian will not play in the Spanish Super Cup next week.

Hazard suffered an ankle fracture during Madrid’s draw against Paris Saint-Germain on November 26 and was expected to be out for around four to six weeks.


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But Zidane has confirmed Hazard will miss Madrid’s La Liga game against Getafe on Saturday and will not travel to Saudi Arabia, where his team face Valencia in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals on Wednesday before a potential final against either Barcelona or Atletico Madrid four days later.

“He is 100 per cent out of the Super Cup,” said Zidane in a press conference. “He is not travelling, he is recovering and we hope that just after the Super Cup, little by little, we could see him with us again.”


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If Hazard returns against Sevilla in La Liga on January 18 he will have been out for almost eight weeks

Source: Vanguardngr.Com

So Sad!! – French Football Star, Nathael Julan Dies In Car Accident

French forward player, Nathael Julan recently has been killed in a car accident at the age of 23.

His death was confirmed by his club on Friday afternoon.

Julan had been plying his trade with Ligue 2 side Guingamp, although he had a loan spell at Valenciennes last year.


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Julan, who is believed to have been on his way home from training, was involved in a car accident near the town of Saint-Brieuc with firefighters called to the scene.

Guingamp confirmed the news via a statement, saying: “The club had the immense pain of learning this afternoon of the accidental death of their player Nathael Julan.

“On this tragic day, all the members of the club join together to send their condolences to Nathael’s family.”


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Jerry Thompson tributes pour in after sudden death of young footballer
Julan came through the ranks at Le Havre before joining Guingamp in 2018.

He featured regularly in Ligue 1 during his debut campaign before moving to Valenciennes on loan in January.
The striker returned to his parent club following their relegation to the second tier last summer.

The official Ligue 1 account also paid tribute to the young striker, posting: “We would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Nathaël Julan and Guingamp.”

Guingamp were due to play in a friendly against Concarneau but the match has been cancelled following the devastating news.

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Liverpool remains Undefeated For A Year After Beating Sheffield United

Liverpool made it an entire calendar year without a Premier League defeat as the runaway leaders beat Sheffield United 2-0 on Thursday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side moved 13 points clear of second-placed Leicester thanks to goals from Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Senegal winger Sadio Mane at Anfield.

Liverpool’s 19th win in 20 league games this season completed an incredible 12 months for a team at the peak of their powers.

The Reds haven’t lost in 37 league games since a defeat at Manchester City on January 3, 2019, and it looks certain they will win the English title for the first time since 1990.

With a game in hand to further bolster their advantage, it would take an astonishing collapse to deprive Liverpool of their holy grail.

Winners of their last 18 home league games, Liverpool are unbeaten in 51 top-flight matches at Anfield dating back to April 2017.

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Sad! 2020 – Young Football Star, Chris Barker Dies at Age 39

Chris Barker, former QPR, Cardiff City star passes on at age 39 .

Chris Barker has passed away at the age of 39 and the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed.

The former Cardiff City defender made over 500 appearances at professional level since joining Barnsley in 1999. The center-back also played QPR, Plymouth, Southend and Aldershot during a career that spanned almost 20 years.

His agency confirmed his death: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker. Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 League games for clubs including Barnsley, Cardiff City, Queens Park Rangers and Plymouth Argyle.

“Moreover, Chris was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to work for. ⁣
RIP Chris Barker” He won Barnsley’s young player of the year in his first full season before joining Cardiff for £500,000 in 2002, helping them gain promotion into the Championship in his debut season.

Barker had brief loans spells Stoke and Colchester before joining QPR on a free transfer in 2007 and after a year he switched to Plymouth then Southend. Barker was voted Southend’s player of the year at the end of his first season and was appointed captain ahead of the 2011-12 campaign helping them reach the League Two play-offs. He was player-manager at Aldershot, Hereford, and Weston-super-Mare before he finally hung up his boots.

Cristiano Ronaldo Named UEFA Top Goal Scorer In 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and in the decade16 hours ago8448 viewsby Rahaman Abiola- Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of year 2019. The Portuguese star was also named UEFA competition top scorer of the decade.

The Juventus star beat Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandoski to the huge landmarkCristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA competition top scorer of 2019 and the decade ahead of his arch-rival and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

The Juventus star emerged the winner for fourth time record with an impressive feat of 21 goals in 2019 and 145 goals from 2010.The Portuguese beat off competition from Tottenham star Harry Kane and Dutch ace Vivianne Miedema to reach the significant landmark.Ronaldo has been a leading stellar star in all UEFA fixtures for club and country in 2013, 2014 and 2017, except in 2018 after he lost the feat to Chelsea’s Daishawn Redan.But in 2019, the Portuguese star put in a fabulous show with his killer-instinct producing seven goals for the Old Lady in UEFA Champions League goals.

Ronaldo also hit a total number of fourteen goals for Portugal in Euro 2020 qualifiers and the UEFA Nations League finals to end the year well- two goals ahead of Kane who had 19 goals.Meanwhile, Ronaldo was also crowned UEFA top-scorer of the decade with 145 goals. Bayern star Robert Lewandoski came second with 101 goals.Lionel Messi came a record third with 99 goals, as Norway’s Ada Hegerberg and France’s Eugénie Le Sommer capped the top five list.

SHOCKING: Brazilian Striker, Hulk Splits With His Wife And Dates His Children’s Cousin

Brazilian Striker, Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, A.K.A Hulk splits with the wife of 12 years and begins to date her niece.

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The striker who presently plays for chinese  super League, Shanghai SIPG reportedly splits with spouse, Iran, in July 2019 after 12 years of marriage. The 33 years  striker’s 12-yr marriage provided three children with Iran.


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Hulk got here out officially to affirm the connection along with his wife’s niece, Camila, saying he loves transparency and would really like to keep away from lies and malicious remarks.

Borussia Dortmund signs Manchester United target Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg

Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of Manchester United target Erling Haaland from Red Bull Salzburg for around €20m (£17m).

Manchester United had met Haaland’s €20m release clause but they refused to meet the conditions for the transfer with the stumbling block believed to be the value of the buy-out clause, should the striker move to another club.

The highly rated 19-year-old now arrives in Germany on a four-and-a-half-year deal and will join the Bundesliga club officially on January 3, ending speculation over a potential move to United, after Haaland reportedly told former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he wanted to sign for him this month.

The Sunday Supplement pane recently discussed whether it was too early for Haaland to join Manchester United
Norway international Haaland has scored 28 times and registered seven assists in just 22 games for Salzburg this season across all competitions, with eight goals in six Champions League matches, while United head scout Marcel Bout went to watch him play against Liverpool.

“I had intensive discussions with the club management and the sports management, especially with Hans-Joachim Watzke, Michael Zorc and trainer Lucien Favre,” Haaland said.

“There was a feeling right from the start that I absolutely wanted to switch to this club, go this route and play football in this incredible Dortmund atmosphere in front of more than 80,000 spectators. I’m already burning for it.”

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Chelsea Defeats Arsenal In EPL Clash

Aubameyang handed the Gunners the lead just 13 minutes into the action

But two late goals from Jorginho and Abraham turned the game around for the Blues

Two late goals from Jorginho and Tammy Abraham inspired Chelsea to a dramatic comeback in Sunday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.
The Blues ran off with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal having trailed for the most part of the match before the Brazilian-Italian midfielder leveled up for the visitors.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had earlier opened the scoring for Arsenal with his 13th of the season but it was not enough to save the Gunners from an embarrassing defeat.
It was Mikel Arteta’s first match at home since taking over from Unai Emery as Gunners’ boss on permanent capacity.

Jorginho celebrates scoring Chelsea’s men were the dominant side through the opening exchanges of the tie and deservedly took the lead in the 13th minute through Aubameyang who nodded home from Calum Chambers’ flick.

Andrew Dunbar “Game of Thrones Actor” Died on Christmas Eve

Actor Andrew Dunbar, the body double for Theon Greyjoy on HBO’s Game of Thrones and a frequent extra on the series, died at home in Belfast, Ireland on Christmas Eve.

His death was confirmed by friends and coworkers, but no cause was given, reports Deadline.

Dunbar was in his 30s and also worked as a DJ. His acting career included appearances on the TV shows Line Of Duty and Derry Girls. He also worked as a Game of Thrones tour guide.

Pamela Smyth, Head of Crowd Makeup on Game of Thrones, said Dunbar drew attention among the thousands of extras on the set.

“Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowded room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out.

“Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GoT family,” she said.

Serie A giants Monitoring €25m-rated Chelsea defender

English Premier League giants Blues have set a price tag of €40m for the want-away defender Marcos Alonso.
The 28-year-old left-back has been linked with a move away from the London-based club after the arrival of coach Frank Lampard in the summer who has preferred Emerson Palmieri as the first-choice left-back at the club.

There have been reports of interest in Marcos from the Italian Serie A club Inter Milan who are looking to strengthen their full-back department in the mid-season transfer window. The Spanish defender has been at Chelsea since the summer of 2016 when he moved from Serie A outfit Fiorentina for a reported transfer fee of €23m.

As per the latest report, London club have now set a price-tag of €40m for Spain international which might be too much for the Milan-based club who will be now evaluating alternatives such as French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain (PSG)’s Layvin Kurzawa who is in the final year of his contract.

Liverpool Signs Salzburg Striker, Minamino For £7.25m

Liverpool recently signed the Red Bull Salzburg attacker,Minamino with the Japan international agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of Takumi Minamino from Red Bull Salzburg.

The Japanese forward will move to Anfield when the transfer window opens on January 1, having successfully completed a medical on Merseyside on Wednesday.

The Reds triggered a release clause which allowed Minamino to leave Salzburg for just £7.25 million, with the 24-year-old agreeing a four-and-a-half-year contract with the European Champions.

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FC Cologne Has Pulled Out Of A Football Academy In China.

German Bundesliga club FC Cologne has pulled out of a football academy in China, with one senior official saying “human rights are massively disrespected” in the country.

Cologne had been slated to run the school for young footballers in Shenyang, northeast China, for 1.8 million euros ($2.0 million).

Club president Werner Wolf said in a statement Wednesday “we have decided not to continue the project… due to the current sporting situation,” saying a reevaluation of “resources and priorities” were behind the move.

“Other forms of possible co-operation, for example sponsoring from Chinese companies, hasn’t been ruled out,” he added.

But Stefan Mueller-Roemer, a former club president and now head of the fan council, told local newspaper Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger that “we don’t need China in sport.”

Source: Vanguardngr.Com

Ariel Alvarado has been Banned From Football For Life

Ariel Alvarado, a Panamanian who was a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, has been banned from football for life, the governing body announced on Thursday.

FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber said in a statement Alvarado was “guilty of bribery in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

Ex panamian football federation banned by fifa
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The charges stem from the sale of television rights for matches involving Pananama and other teams in the region. Alvarado is only the latest former FIFA official to be banned. Several have been jailed by US courts.

Alvarado who was president of his national federation and a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean football (CONCACAF) was also fined 500,000 Swiss francs (459,000 euros or $511,000).

The statement said in calculating the fine “the Panel took into consideration the undue pecuniary advantages offered and accepted by Mr Alvarado as bribes ($230,000)” and decided the amount should both “have a preventative effect” and “be higher than the benefit Mr Alvarado obtained.”

Alvarado has been indicted by US prosecutors for his role in the sprawling Fifagate scandal which involved millions of dollars in bribes paid by sports marketing companies to football officials in exchange for TV broadcasting and promotional rights to tournaments including the Copa America and Copa Libertadores.

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All About Manchester United 250 Million Euros January Transfer Budjet

Ole Gunnar Solskjear’s Manchester United was held to a 1–1 draw by Duncan Ferguson’s Everton at Old Trafford On Sunday. But the Red Devils still looks like a team under construction which requires some reinforcements either in the January transfer window or in the summer.

Manchester United’s Edward Woodward has since make available the sum of £250 million transfer budjet available for the signing of some new faces which will add some strength in depth to Solskjear team in January. Not only this but also, Solskjear has informed the club’s hierarchy that new players are needed to be brought to the team if the Red Devils are to challenge for the qualification of the UEFA Champions league come this season.

The manager has also come out and say that the club will strengthen during the opening of any transfer window where they deemed it fit. He said it in a statement:

“I’d been watching. I had a clear idea of what a Man United team should look like,” Solskjaer said. “I have been part of a Man United team and you do want to go back to our traditions of attacking quick, attacking football with pace, power, personalities out there. And that is what we are doing.

“Obviously we are one or two players down in numbers but it doesnt have to be this window, it might be the summer window. But we are going to strengthen.

“We are going to get starters into this team. We need to.”

It is understood that Ole Gunnar Solskjear has forwarded the lists of players he wants in the January transfer window to the Red Devils Chief Ed Woodward. The names sent to him includes Ealing Braut Haaland of RB Salzburg, Jadon Sancho Borrusia Dortmund, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli, Bruno Fernandes of Sporting Lisbon Lotauro Martinez of Inter Milan and Leandro Peredes of Paris Saint Germain.

Out of these aforementioned names only four of the players can be seen as a potential United’s players. The Norwegian hotshot Braut Haaland of RB Salzburg and Jadon Sancho of Dortmund are the two potential deals which United are capable of pulling over the lines in January. It is gathered that several clubs were interested in the young Norwegian striker {Haaland}, but Solskjear has since met with Harland’s representatives over the last couple of days to discuss his move to Old Trafford. Haaland has however decided to play for Solskjear and Manchester United secretly.

On the other hand Jadon Sancho’s situation at Borussia Dortmund has been under the cloud recently, as a result of that he has also made his final decision to leave the Signal Iduna Park in January. United are also waiting to pounce if Borussia Dortmund grant him and his representatives the permission to discuss a potential move with United.

SSC Napoli are not expected to easily part company with their captain Kalidou Koulibaly as soon as possible as they will be looking to close the gap on the Seria A standings and also go far beyond the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions league.

Bruno Fernandes just signed a new long-term contract with Sporting Lisbon he’s not expected to leave the Portuguese league soon enough. Lotauro Martinez partnership with former United Striker Romelu Lukaku has started to yield some result for Inter Milan this season in all competitions, but if a club like Manchester United came calling and also met his contract release clause of £92 million then Inter Milan will have their work cut out to keep hold of their prized asset.

Meanwhile, the Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes has recently been linked with United. He could join the Red Devils in January transfer window for £120 million double swoop with Lotauro Martinez. Apart from Haaland and Jadon Sancho’s potential January move to United Lotauro Martinez and Peredes of PSG are also the two likeliest players that are ready to move in the January transfer window if their valuations are met by united team’s hierarchy.

Signing of all these a fore mentioned names might also depend on Pogba’s decision in January. But with or without Pogba in United’s team Solskjear has highlighted the needs to recruits new players in the January transfer window and the funds is there for him to utilize if any of these aforementioned players becomes available for the right price.

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Wow!!! 8 Things Lionel Messi Has Done No Other Player Can Do ( Including Ronaldo )

Argentina legend Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers in the world at the moment. Messi is someone whose influence will continue to be felt for years and years to come.

Here are 8 interesting things he had done no player could do.

Lionel Messi Feats

1) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Destroying 3 Players with just 3 simple touches.

2) Only Lionel Messi is capable of Dribbling 5 Players without touching the ball.

3) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Escaping Any kind of Situations of Rough most often ( HE HAS STAMINA ).


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4) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Scoring his 500th Career Goal on the Bernabeu and Winning the Clasico.

5) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Scoring 40+ Goals in a Season while playing in Midfield.

6) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Scoring Hat-Trick in EL Clasico at the age of 19

7) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Scoring 91 Goals in a Calendar year.

8) Lionel Messi is the only player capable of Winning 4 Consecutive Balon D’ors

3 Reasons Why Chelsea Lost To Bournemouth 0-1

Apart from an early chance for Mason Mount and a couple of glancing headers from Tammy Abraham, the hosts barely mustered any openings. Eddie Howe, who deserves to bide his time in a potential turnaround process, stacked his midfield with Jefferson Lerma mainly deployed as a ball-winner.

His side relied on their pace in counters and applied a more pragmatic approach to the game. While it eventually resulted in a tactical masterclass, most of the match transpired as a cagey, dodgy affair. On that note, we analyse what went wrong for Chelsea as they fell to another defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Here are the three main reasons Chelsea lost to Bournemouth on Sunday according to Sport keeda:

3. Kepa’s miscalculation and shoddy run of form

Kepa has been a bit of a letdown for Chelsea this season
Kepa has been a bit of a letdown for Chelsea this season

It’s hard to imagine such a drastic drop in the performance levels of a goalkeeper who adapted to life in England like a fish to water. He was up there, making last-ditch saves, winning points for his team and saving penalties with remarkable forecasting skill.

But Kepa Arrizabalaga this season, has looked a completely different, under-confident proposition between the sticks. It’s been too soft from the Spaniard, who has made some shabby errors at the back, allowed goals in way too easily and been rather substandard with his passing.

It all came to fore when Bournemouth, on the back of serious penetration into the Chelsea box, fired in a tame effort towards the Chelsea shot-stopper. The young goalie dove to his right, but couldn’t even manage to collect the ball as ultimately, Cesar Azpilicueta had to clear.

The goal, with due respect to Gosling, was a moment of scintillating geometrical awareness, but Kepa could have done much better as his positioning was not up to standard. Often hesitant to spring off his line, Arrizabalaga was neither behind Gosling nor on his goal line. Indeed, he was left in no man’s land, giving himself absolutely no chance of smothering the looping effort.

2. Significant lapses in concentration at the back

With just two clean sheets all season in the league, one of the many obstacles faced by the young Chelsea side is quite obvious. The Blues struggle to defend set pieces, in particular. It’d be immensely essential to highlight the same later on, but a few errors the Chelsea back line commits is the space left behind the full backs, major lapses in concentration or simply schoolboy mistakes.

In corners and free-kicks, the team’s semblance looks rather static, owing to the strict zonal marking. There’s little tracking, even lesser attention paid to the minor details and a certain lack of distinct communication. Sometimes they fail to clear their lines or track the opposition bodies at the near post. Today, it was a matter of not winning the second balls.

Initially having shut out the danger, Chelsea, as soon as the headed clearance, should have stepped out of their lines as a team to catch the opposition team offside, something that backfired spectacularly. Bournemouth scored the only goal of the game courtesy of that momentary lapse in concentration, which doomed the Blues to their 4th loss in 5 Premier League games.

1. Lack of invention in the Bournemouth half

Willian of Chelsea FC battles for possession with Dan Gosling of Bournemouth (Photo by Ivan Yordanov/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Chelsea’s Willian put forth another lacklustre staging at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s Willian put forth another lacklustre staging at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea picked more passes, got more involved as the game went on, but were largely flat-footed in terms of their penetration and transition. They lacked the burst of acceleration to go out and hurt Bournemouth on the break, for starters. It looked very rusty whenever the Blues tried to play out and leave the opponents behind.

They played a lot of balls from one end of the pitch to the other in the form of diagonals, but the visitors were well-equipped to handle that one-dimensional attacking framework. The likes of N’Golo Kante were sparingly used, apart from a couple of breaks. Fraser’s defensive work aided Gosling and Lerma in intercepting and reading more passes.

Willian and Pulisic remained absent from the game’s proceedings, failing to engineer a pin-point cross or any effort on goal. The latter was significantly out of the game as he rued for space and a possible interplay with Emerson.

Willian meanwhile, was simply horrendous with his corners and crossing. His decision-making was a major letdown, with the failure to deliver first-time crosses tantamount to the absence of a creative outlet.

Chelsea should have probed further and played with a bit more patience. Way too often, they tried to cut open the Bournemouth defence with a 15-20 yard passes, or with a diagonal. The momentum, as a result, continued to move in a stop-start fashion as Bournemouth had the last laugh.

Source : Sport keeda

ManCity Leading Liverpool and Chelsea in transfer Race of the Nigerian Youngster, “Ibrahim”.

Manchester City are in a haste to sign the Nigerian youngster.
He was impressive at the 2019 Under 17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where he scored three goals ( HATRICK ).

Manchester City are reportedly leading rivals, Liverpool and Chelsea, for the signing of Nigerian youngster “Ibrahim” Said who could be heading to the Etihad in January 2020.
These three Premier League Club are said to have been impressed with Ibrahim performances for the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Brazil.

Ibrahim attracted global attention after scoring a hat-trick for Nigeria against Ecuador at the Under 17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Ibrahim Said could be on his way to the Premier League in January 2020

Top 10 Wealthiest Club In The World

Football is more than just a game now, it is a huge source of income. Every football club in the world is now a part of something bigger. So here are the Top 10 richest club in term of income been received in 2019.

10. Tottenham Hotspur- €428.3 million ($485.6 million).

The north London club continues to see year-on-year revenue growth, thanks in large part to broadcasting deals which account for 53% of its 2018 revenue profile. Match day cash has jumped significantly in recent times because the team is temporarily housed in Wembley Stadium, meaning 70,642 fans on average have been watching Spurs live.

9. Arsenal FC- €439.2 million ($497.9 million).

Revenues are down at the Gunners. This is because the club is no longer a UEFA Champions League staple, though it did reach the UEFA Europa League semi-final last year. It finished sixth in the Premier League. The main contributor to their increased revenue this year, Emirates and Puma, also increased the total brand-value of the club.

8. Chelsea FC- €505.7 million ($573.1 million).

The Premier League team has witnessed declining standards on the pitch in recent seasons (it finished fifth in the English division and only reached the UEFA Champions League Round of 16). However, it remains a commercial powerhouse thanks to lucrative contracts with Nike and Yokohama Tyres. The recent €60-Million signing of Alvaro Morata also helped the team to attend a record highest total valuation of €1.52 Billion in 2019.

7. Liverpool FC- €513.7 million ($582.1 million).

The Reds continue to improve things on the pitch thanks to Jurgen Klopp’s wildly effective attacking approach, which saw the team reach the UEFA Champions League final. Liverpool witnessed a commendable rise of nearly €90 Million from the previous season. They obtained €251.3 Million through their revised broadcasting rights deal.

6. Paris Saint-Germain- €541.7 million ($614.13 million).

The bulk of PSG’s 2018 revenue profile came from commercial deals. Its two biggest contracts are with Nike (technical kit supplier) and Emirates (shirt sponsor). The team dominates Ligue 1, winning the French division last year, and is a UEFA Champions League staple.

5. Manchester City- €568.4 million ($644.4 million).

Despite welcoming 54,054 fans on average to its home games, matchday revenue only makes up for 11% of the club’s 2018 revenue profile, which instead relies on broadcasting deals and commercial contracts. Its technical kit supplier is Nike and shirt sponsor is Etihad Airways.

4. Bayern Munich- €629.2 million ($713.29 million).

The Bundesliga giant won the German division in 2018 and reached the UEFA Champions League semi-final. 75,354 fans on average attend Bayern home matches. Bayern Munich earned €348.7 Million through the deals with jersey sponsor Deutsche Telekom and technical kit supplier Adidas

3. Manchester United- €666 million ($755 million).

The Red Devils remain the wealthiest club in England, despite getting knocked off their perch as 2018’s richest club on the planet. The bulk of the club’s 2018 revenue profile comes from its commercial deals. it has big contracts with Adidas, who supplies its kits, and Chevrolet, who sponsor its shirts. Manchester United earned a decent amount of revenue from their shirt sponsor Chevrolet and the technical kit sponsor Adidas.

2. FC Barcelona- €690.4 million ($782.71 million).

The reigning La Liga champions continue to witness year-on-year revenue growth. Barcelona is well-supported around the planet, and has 102.7 million likes on Facebook, 63.8 million followers on Instagram, and 29 million followers on Twitter. The Catalan side generated €322.6 Million commercial revenue with their sponsorship deals with kit supplier Nike and the shirt sponsor Qatar Airways.

1. Real Madrid- €750.9 million ($851.7 million).

Unprecedented success in the UEFA Champions League can mean only one thing unprecedented success in revenue. Real won its third successive Champions League trophy last season, helping bump earnings for the overall year. It is also the most followed club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Eden Hazard Says He Will Return To Chelsea Once He Is Done In Real Madrid

Eden Hazard left Stamford Bridge in the summer but has not taken his eye off the Blues since his Los Blancos switch.
Eden Hazard has vowed to return to Chelsea when he is finished at Real Madrid according to The Sun.

The 28-year-old Stamford Bridge favourite also heaped praise on new manager Frank Lampard.


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Hazard is recovering from a fractured ankle sustained against Paris Saint Germain at the end of last month.
And well known Chelsea fan Frank Khalid spoke to him during his rehabilitation and posted footage of their conversation on Twitter.

Told that the West Londoners miss him, Hazard replied: “When I finish here I’ll come back.”
And Hazard also revealed he is keeping tabs on his old club whenever he can.
He said: “When I can I watch. Not all the time.

“But they are doing well, they’re young. Now they can pay for players, they can buy players now.”
Khalid suggested the Blues could use their new transfer freedom to re-sign the Belgian superstar.
And with a comment that will be music to the ears of Blues fans everywhere, Hazard quipped: “I do my job here and then I come back.”

Dan Gosling Late Goal Gives Bornemouth A Win Over Chelsea 1-0

Chelsea VS Bornemouth 0-1.

Chelsea got defeated after a struggle with Bornemouth in Stamford Bridge due to the late goal in the 84th minute by Dan Gosling

Dan Gosling scored the only goal of the match in the 84th minute after the VAR confirmed he was not in an offside position.


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Chelsea went well in the match with lots chances, shots on target and possession but couldn’t grab the win.

Both teams went into the break with a 0-0 scoreline as Frank Lampard’s side are still looking for their first win in their last three Premier League matches.

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale of Bornemouth made a double save that kept out Abraham as both sides remained scoreless for most part of the game.

With six minutes left to play, Gosling pounced on a not properly cleared corner to head past Kepa Arizzabalaga to make it 1-0 after a long look at the VAR, and that proved to be the match-winner as Bournemouth held on to seal the win after losing five straight Premier League matches.

Chelsea are to meet with Tottenham in their next match on the 22nd of December, 2019.

Coutinho Scores A Hat-Trick As Bayern Munich Demolish Bremen 6-1

Coutinho, Lewandowski and Muller nets as Bayern Munich gave Bremen an emphatic win of 6-1.

The fourth club in the Bundesliga table, Bayern Munich made an unusual score line as they defeated their opponent in their home, Bremen broke the dreadlock and gave the first goal in the 24th minutes by Rashica but in football it is not about first goal but more goals.


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Former Barcelona star, Phillipe Coutinho brought the game to an equalizer in the 45th minutes and more goals came after this. Lewandowski gave Bayern the lead few minutes to the end of the first half and there was only three goals in the first half.

Bayern Munich fully dominated in the second half of the game and gave more goals and frustration to their opponent, the fourth goal of the game and the third for Bayern came from Coutinho in the 63rd minute.

Lewandowski gave his last goal for the game in the 72nd minute of the game followed by Muller’s goal.

Former Barca and Liverpool star, Coutinho closed scoring and simultaneously score a hat-trick giving Bayern Munich a big win.

Bayern gave themselves a consecutive win as they trashed one of England big clubs, Tottenham 3-1 in Champions League match.

Liverpool Continues Their Unbeaten Run In EPL As Salah Scores Brace

Liverpool vs Watford 2-0

Mohamed Salah scores brace as he stretch their unbeaten to 17 games this season.

Liverpool maintain their lead on the table after following their 2-0 win over Watford.


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Mohamed Salah scored the two goals that gave the Reds their 16th win after 17 league matches this campaign.

Mo Salah broke the deadlock in the 38th minute of the encounter after powering home a stunning close-range shot. Sadio Mane combined with the former Chelsea forward before unleashing the powerful shot from the left side of the 18-yard box.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were not all that convincing in the match but their quality helped them maintain their one-goal lead into half time. Ndidi makes big statement about Leicester City’s title challenge with Liverpool The Hornets who recently got a new manager gave their best but it was not just good enough as they missed so many chances.

Troy Deeney and Ismaila Sarr missed a couple of one-on-one chances in the game which they paid for at the end of the meeting. Senegal international Sadio Mane doubled his side’s lead early on in the second half but Video Assistant Referee chopped off the goal for offside.


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It was a timely header from the former Southampton man but his armpit encroached the opponent’s area.

With moments to the end of the match, Salah completed his brace while the Reds went two goals up and stretch their unbeaten to 17 games.

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Barkley and Batshuayi Clash in Chelsea training

Chelsea news takes a behind the scenes look at Fridays training session ahead of the Bournemouth game as Frank Lampard put the squad through their paces at the clubs base in Cobham

Spirits are high within the Chelsea squad ahead of this afternoons clash against Bournemouth.
That’s no surprise given the Blues are coming off a 2-1 win over Lille on Tuesday night which confirmed their place in the last-16 of the Champions League and they’ll find out their opponents next week.
With that said, the draw has to be put to one side as Frank Lampards side have the important matter of bouncing back from last weeks Premier League loss away at Everton when they host the Cherries.

Ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge the likes of Christian Pulisic , Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham, Mateo Kovacic and NGolo Kante were put through their paces at the clubs training base in Cobham.
And there was a situation developing between Ross Barkley and Michy Batshuayi .
Its unclear as to exactly what happens around the 3.33 minute mark in a behind the scenes of Chelsea’s training session video uploaded to the clubs you tube page
But the pair can be seen having a healthy debate over who was to blame for a pass being intercepted.
This is because the Belgian striker had to go in the middle for a mini game of rondo.

Throughout the whole clip defender Kurt Zuma appeared to be enjoying the mixup as he was smiling all the way through.

Meanwhile, Batshuayi time in the middle didn’t last all that long as he was soon replaced by NGolo Kante – who appeared to have not minded being one of two players tasked with intercepting the ball.

Both Batshuayi and Barkley will be hopeful of featuring against Cherries.

The striker was a substitute against Lille, while the latter returned to the squad following injury last week against Everton but didn’t feature and was left on the bench in midweek.

Its possible that Barkley gets a run out as Lampard had hinted at tinkering with his midfield.

Slightly, slightly. Yes, I agree with you. I am pleased with what we have in midfield. We also have Ruben coming back although it is not going to be that soon,” he said at his

pre-match press conference

I think with the schedule we have had, the amounts of games that we have played back-to-back then I think rotation a little bit is for the game and what is in front of us because sometimes you want to change the set up of how we look.
Also, just for the fatigue factor. to keep people fresh. I will certainly take that into account in midfield.

8 Interesting Facts About Christiano Ronaldo

We all know Christiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest of all times. But do you know this facts about him? Take a look.

  1. Ronaldo holds the record for most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League (128)
  2. Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player.
  3. He has won 29 trophies in his career, including six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA European Championship, and one UEFA Na notions League.
  4. He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.
  5. Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at age 15.
  6. He is Real Madrid’s all-time top goalscorer.
  7. Ronaldo scored a record-tying eight hat-tricks in the 2014–15 season and is the only player to reach 30 goals in six consecutive La Liga seasons.
  8. He recently signed for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million making him, the highest ever paid by an Italian club and the highest fee ever paid for a player over 30 years old.

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5 Interesting Facts About Lionel Messi You Don’t Know

Argentina legend Lionel Messi is one of the best footballers in the world at the moment. Messi is someone whose influence will continue to be felt for years and years to come.


Here are 5 interesting facts about the legend named Lionel Messi.

5. He was a legends at a young age.

The Argentinian was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency at a young age. He signed with FC Barcelona and moved to Spain at the age of 13 and the football club agreed to pay for his treatment, according to his contract.

4. He has collected some of the Best Awards.

He has won the European Golden Shoe award in four seasons. He also won the Golden Ball award for the best player of the 2014 World Cup.

3. He was the Youngest La liga star

The 17 year old Lionel Messi was the third youngest football player who played for Barcelona.
He was also the youngest club player to have played in La Liga.

2. He is a Philanthropist

He is the ambassador for UNICEF and works towards child development. The Argentine star is the founder of the Leo Messi Foundation, which aims to improve healthcare and education for children.

1. Unbelievable and Super famous

Everybody loves to watch Leo Messi but the Barcelona legends once said that he never watch highlights of himself. (This is Amazing).

Lionel Messi is also one of the most famous footballer and the highest paid footballer in the planet, he is also one of the most influential athlete with so much talents.

8 Amazing Unique Facts About Manchester United

In football, there have been many big clubs of England. But one of the biggest clubs in England is Manchester United( Man U ). As the Manchester United has produced some of the big footballers and also had a remarkable history. Manchester United Club is a English professional soccer club. Founded as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878, and the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 .

So here are some of the amazing facts about the club named Manchester United:

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8. One of the best club

In past, Manchester United were the first ever club in the league to be the winner of UEFA champions league

7. One of the oldest club

We all know that Manchester United has been one of the oldest clubs in England.


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6. Club with legends

Every good club has a set of stars which makes the clubs one of the best clubs in football. Manchester United had a set of youth stars. These stars were Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary Neville and Nicky brut. As these stars have appeared for the club in more than 3028 games.


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5. Club with biggest wins.

Manchester United has played many matched and has won many big cups. As Manchester United has defeated some of the biggest football clubs with a huge goal difference. This club had one of the biggest wins of and this win is 9-0 against Ipswich at Old Trafford on 4 march 1995. However this remain the biggest premier win ever.


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4. Club with highest goals scorers.

Wayne Rooney is the highest scoring Englishman in Champions League history, with 29 goals, while former United midfielder Paul Scholes is the 2nd highest with 24 goals.


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3. 1st non British manager

Current Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is the first non-British manager of the Red Devils.

2. Main wins/ trophies

Yeah, Manchester United have the most trophies:

  • First Division/Premier League: 20
  • FA Cup: 12
  • League Cup: 5
  • European Cup/Champions League: 3
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1
  • UEFA Europe League: 1

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1. Successful Managers

We all know that Manchester United is having most successful managers in the past years but the most successful manager who has played a role in making the club one of the best clubs in the England is Sir Alex Ferguson.

See List of 16 Teams That Have Qualified For Champions League Knockout Round

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Champions League group stages for the 2019/20 season has been completed.

The Premier League and La Liga will have four representatives in the last 16 of Champions League – Ajax were the biggest losers from the group stages as they crashed out of the competition following their 1-0 home defeat to Valencia.

Teamsthat sealed progression will learn of their next opponents after the Monday, December 16, draw in Nyon After weeks of panic and anxiety all the 32 teams that were participating in this year’s edition of the Champions League group stages have learned their fate. The group stages appear to have lived up to its billing as top European clubs eased past the round to reach the last 16.

Ajax, who were semi-finalists last season were perhaps the biggest losers as they crashed out of the competition. The Dutch side was pooled alongside Chelsea, Valencia and Lille in Group H which was widely touted as the group of death. But they failed to make out of the group, with their 1-0 slim defeat to Valencia at home sealing their fate.

Meanwhile, all the four Premier League clubs who are participating in the competition progressed to the next round of the competition.

However, Liverpool, who are the defending champions alongside Chelsea had to wait until the last day to confirm their place in the next stage.

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Man City and Tottenham Hotspur went into their final group clashes against Dinamo Zagreb and Bayern Munich having already qualified. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia and Atletico Madrid will be Spain’s representatives in the Round of 16, with Germany having Bayern Munich, Dortmund and Leipzig. France will have just Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon in the next stage after Lille being dumped out, while Italy will have Juventus, Napoli and Atalanta.

The draw for the last 16 of the tournament will take place on Monday, December 16 at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

Russia Has Been Banned For 4 Years Both 2022 World Cup and 2020 Olympics

Russia has been ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ban was part of “chronic anti-Russian hysteria”. It is obvious that significant doping problems still exist in Russia, I mean our sporting community.

It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fact that all these decisions are repeated, often affecting athletes who have already been punished in one way or another, not to mention some other points of course this makes one think that this is part of anti-Russian hysteria which has become chronic.

Wada’s executive committee made the unanimous decision to impose the ban on Russia in a meeting in Lausanne Switzerland, on Monday. It comes after Russia’s Anti Doping Agency (Rusada) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019.
It had to hand over data to Wada as a condition of its controversial reinstatement in 2018 after a three-year suspension for its vast state-sponsored doping scandal.

Read also: 8 interesting facts about CR7

Wada says Rusada has 21 days to appeal against the ban. If it does so, the appeal will be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).
Wada president Sir Craig Reedie said the decision showed its “determination to act resolutely in the face of the Russian doping crisis”. He also said that “For too long, Russian detracted from clean sport. The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of Rusada’s reinstatement conditions demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been delivered.

Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community for the good of its athletes and of the integrity of sport, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.” But Wada vice-president Linda Helleland said the ban was “not enough”.

Chelsea set to bid £100m For Borussia Dortmund Star “Jadon Sancho”

Chelsea set to bid club-record £100m for Jadon Sancho with Borussia Dortmund star expected to leave Bundesliga side next summer.

Jadon Sancho will be Chelsea’s principal target now their transfer ban has been lifted, with expectation increasing that the England winger will chose Stamford Bridge next summer, when he is expected to move from Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea will have to pay a club record for the 19-year-old, likely to be around £100million, but will also try to sign a new centre forward, despite the rise of Tammy Abraham, with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner in their sights.

But it is Sancho who is likely to be the most exciting signing and, despite interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, the south Londoner raised in Kennington as a Chelsea fan looks highly likely to move to Stamford Bridge if Dortmund agree to sell.

Sancho is a close friend of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea want the pair to spearhead them for the next decade, with Christian Pulisic supplementing them.
Chelsea will also move for a left back and though Ben Chilwell would be the ideal candidate, he will be hard to prise from Leicester and they are likely to face competition from Manchester City.

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Who is the Greatest Messi Or Ronaldo?

After winning the Ballon d’Or the 6th time and recent hat-trick goals, Messi is trending as he brings more of himself day by day.

Messi and Ronaldo are two different person and this two are really compare by many, fans, experts, celebrities etc.

Now Who is The Greatest Messi Or Ronaldo?

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“I want the third fight”, says Andy Ruiz jr

Straight after the fight, both boxers showed their respect for one another and embraced before their post-fight interviews.

When Joshua asked Ruiz if he wanted to retire following calls for AJ to do the same after he lost in New York, Ruiz answered that he wanted a third fight.

Grabbing the microphone, he declared: “I want the third fight”. He then asked the crowd a question: “Who wants to see the third fight?”

In fact, Ruiz Jr asked the Saudi Arabia crowd several times if they would like to see a third fight between the two men.

Joshua suggested he was well up for it too, declaring: “If you’ve heard, we’re gonna do a third.”

“I gained too much weight. I don’t want to give excuses, he won. He boxed me around.

“It was his night. I didn’t prepare how I should have,” Ruiz said.

“If we do a third fight you best believe I’m going to get in shape. I’ll be in the best shape of my life.

Lionel Messi Scores Regular Hat-Trick As Barcelona Beats Mallorca

Barcelona Vs Mallorca 7/12/2019

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in the week he was crowned the world’s best player as Barcelona eased to a 5-2 home win over Real Mallorca and reclaimed top spot in LaLiga.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Antoine Griezmann gave Barca a seventh-minute lead and Messi then took over with a couple of goals, either side of Ante Budimir’s strike against the run of play.

Luis Suarez added a fourth before the end of the first half with a sublime back-heel to round off a fluid passing move.

Budimir pulled another back for Mallorca 26 minutes from time, but Messi rounded off his hat-trick late on as Barca maintained their good form and overtook Real Madrid at the summit.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen gave a second assist of the season with a quick goal-kick that Griezmann collected and lifted over Manolo Reina after racing through on goal.
Reina produced an impressive save to keep out the returning Sergio Busquets’ header, but Messi found a way past the visiting keeper 95 seconds later with a 25-yard curler.

Mallorca, now winless in seven away league outings this season, gave themselves hope when Budimir’s shot deflected off Clement Lenglet and looped over Ter Stegen.

But Messi took matters into his own hands with a nice goal from range, before Suarez capped a fine piece of team play by back-heeling in from eight yards.

Anthony Joshua Defeats Ruiz And Reclaims World Heavyweight Title

Anthony Joshua reclaimed the world heavyweight championship in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night by outclassing Andy Ruiz Jr over 12 rounds.

Joshua victorious by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia and wins back IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles

Joshua gained revenge for his nightmare in New York earlier this year, when he fell four times in defeat to Ruiz Jr, by winning a unanimous decision in their rematch and clawing back the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

He reclaimed his heavyweight titles six months after initially losing them to Andy Ruiz.
The 30-year-old Watford-born boxer emerges victorious at the end of the 12th round in the bout having amassed more points than his opponent.
Joshua won the fight Two cards have it 118-110, the other 119-109
came into the rings as a challenger but returned as the champion having tasted defeat for the first time in his career earlier this year.

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Anthony Joshua Vs Andy Ruiz 2: Time, Venue, Records, Everything You Should Know

Anthony Joshua takes on Andy Ruiz in a highly anticipated rematch from their clash earlier this year and .

Joshua now gets his chance at revenge and to reclaim his world heavyweight titles in the rematch which takes place in Saudi Arabia.

Both fighters weighed in on Friday with Joshua coming in at 237lbs, the lightest since 2014, while Ruiz Jr weighed 283lbs, the heaviest he has weighed since his debut in 2009.

However, here’s everything you need to know about today’s anticipated bout by MySportDab.

Joshua Vs Ruiz 2

Date
Anthony Joshua’s chance at redemption will take place on Saturday, December 7.

Joshua Vs Ruiz 2 Start Time

Sky Sports have confirmed that Joshua, who will enter the ring first as a challenger, will make his walk at around 8.45pm/9pm.

What are their records?

Anthony Joshua has been defeated once in 23 fights, winning 22. 21 of those have been by KO.

Andy Ruiz Jr has fought 34 times, winning 33. 22 of those wins havebeen by KO.

Source: https://www.mysportdab.com/2019/12/anthony-joshua-vs-andy-ruiz-2-time.html

Everton Defeats Chelsea in EPL Clash

Toffees record 3-1 win over Blues in Premier League tie
Everton vs Chelsea’s Premier League encounter ended 3-1 in favor of the hosts

Toffees came up with a surprise 3-1 win over fourth placed Chelsea in an exciting encounter

Dominic Calvert Lewin scored a brace while Richarlison also netted with Chelsea’s Kovacic scoring the Blues only goal

Chelsea have now lost three of their last four Premier League matches

Meanwhile, this was Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson’s first win and it came in emphatic fashion

Everton looked a rejuvenated side as they put their past woes aside to beat fourth place Chelsea 3-1 in their first match since the sacking of Marco Silva.
Overseen by caretaker manager and former Tofee Duncan Ferguson, Everton were off to a flyer right from the start and it only took them five minutes to break the deadlock.
Brazilian Richarlison rose highest to meet a Theo Walcott cross to send the Everton faithful into delirium.

Chelsea lacked their cutting edge and this was largely because of Everton’s high press game which forced mistakes on the London side.
The game was fairly open but the next goal belonged to Everton once again as striker Dominic Calvert Lewin struck a second right after half time.
Lampard’s boys’ character would be tested at 2-0 down though they responded swiftly as Matteo Kovacic hit a superb volley past Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.
Chelsea pressed for an equalizer as Mason Mount skewed a shot wide while fullback Ceasar Azpilicueta saw his effort saved.

Against the run of play, Calvert Lewin found his second goal and Everton’s third after a mix up in the Chelsea defence to put the game beyond doubt.
The win takes Everton away from the bottom three while for Chelsea, it will be back to the drawing board as they have now lost three of their past four Premier League games.

Chelsea’s transfer ban has been halved by Court and will be eligible to buy players from January

Chelsea’s transfer ban has been halved by Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning the London side will be free to add more talents to their array of young-studded squad in the January transfer.

Chelsea were handed a two-transfer ban by the football regulating body in the world following alleged breaches of rules involving the signing of young players. Chelsea filed an appeal against the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and a verdict on Friday December 6, has seen the ban reduced by half.

Chelsea served the first half of the ban in the summer transfer with new boss Frank Lampard left with limited options of stars for the new season.

Lampard enjoyed a successful start as his young-studded squad led by Tammy Abraham, Mount and Tomori continue to display their talent. Chelsea, who already signed Christian Pulisic from Borrusia Dortmund before the ban, will have the chance of adding array of stars to the squad as the January window opens.

Jadon Sancho is reportedly being eyed by Chelsea as the Premier League giants are said to have thrown in an option of luring the England star to Stamford Bridge in the next summer.

Top 10 highest goal scorers in Ligue 1 as at 6/12/19

Wissam Ben Yedder

Club: Monaco

10 goals scored

1 Assists

Moussa Dembele

Club: Lyon

10 goals scored

0 Assists

Habib Diallo

Club: Metz

9 goals scored

0 Assists

Victor Osimhen

Club: Lille

8 goals scored

3 Assists

Denis Bouanga

Club: Saint-Étienne

7 goals scored

3 Assists

Memphis Depay

Club: Lyon

7 goals scored

1 Assists

Islam Slimani

Club: Monaco

6 goals scored

7 Assists

Ángel Di María

Club: PSG

6 goals scored

6 Assists

Kylian Mbappé

Club: PSG

6 goals scored

3 Assists

Mauro Icardi

Club: PSG

6 goals scored

1 Assists

Liverpool Beats Everton 5-2 in EPL Clash

Liverpool remains and maintains their unbeaten run this season as they beat Everton an emphatic 5-2.

Two goals from Divock Origi, and one each from Mane, Firmino and Wijnaldum converted victory for The Reds.

Divock Origi made the first goal in just six minutes from the start of the match, he started ahead of Roberto Firmino and it did not take long before placing the ball in the net.

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Liverpool got their second goal in the 17th minute through an assist by Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri finished it up

Everton made attempts but could only convert two goals, goals from Richarlison and Michael Keane.

Liverpool maintains their first spot on the EPL table with 8 points gap over Leicester City and 15 matches played.

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Jurgen Klopp’s men are to meet with Bournemouth in their next match hoping they maintain their unbeaten run by and the first spot.