Chelsea target January swoop for Lyon star Lacazette

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Carlo Ancelotti has been contacted by Liverpool with a view to taking over from the under-pressure Brendan Rodgers.

Chelsea will try to sign France international Alexandre Lacazette, 24, from Lyon in January, although Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the forward.

Meanwhile, Blues captain John Terry remains confident of signing a new one-year deal despite being dropped.

Phil Jones is in line for an unexpected comeback after Marcos Rojo failed to flag up an injury and triggered a mini defensive crisis at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger has warned Olivier Giroud that he is no longer Arsenal’s first-choice striker.

Norwich rebel Lewis Grabban will return to the squad against West Brom as Alex Neil refuses to ‘hold grudge’.

Manchester United are facing a defensive crisis after Louis van Gaal falls out with Marcos Rojo again.

Meanwhile, former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany back in 2004.

Marcos Rojo plans to stay at Manchester United – despite his summer spat with Louis van Gaal.

Chelsea and doctor Eva Carneiro have parted company with the Blues potentially facing an expensive legal battle.

Arsenal and England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 22, must have “more confidence in his talent”, says Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren is already looking at strengthening his squad in January, despite spending 50m in the summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed he considered a move to sign Mario Balotelli before the controversial Italian striker signed for Manchester City.

Chelsea skipper John Terry, 34, is refusing to give up on his Chelsea career and believes he can earn a new contract at Stamford Bridge.

A Spanish state prosecutor is investigating midfielders Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano for alleged tax fraud.

The Major League Soccer Players Union has released salary details of players in the league with Brazil’s Kaka top earner at $6.6m (4.3m) a year, while former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is on $6.2m (4m).

David Seaman has admitted that he very nearly joined Manchester United before deciding to switch to Arsenal instead.

Newcastle will undertake a major transfer policy review after the club’s nightmare start to the season.

Liverpool coach Gary McAllister says the club will manage striker Daniel Sturridge with care as he continues his recovery following a lengthy lay-off.

Former England goalkeeper David Seaman says he was “very close” to joining Manchester United, before opting for Arsenal in 1990.

Angel Di Maria says he ‘has a smile on his face every day’ now he has left Manchester United.

Barcelona have asked the Spanish federation and FIFA to allow them to play Turkey midfielder Arda Turan because of Rafinha’s long-term knee injury.


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What are the 10 best soccer players ever?

Retired from international duty early just one goal short of Bobby Charlton’s record. Zinedine Zidane

The man with the audacity to chip a penalty in the World Cup final but also with the integrity to give a man a headbutt when he deserved it even though it meant missing out on the World Cup. Ronaldo

Injury is probably the only reason he is not top of this list. Alfredi DiStefano

Lead the great Réal Madrid side that won 5 European Cups. Always ready to score or set up a vital goal in style, for example “that goal” in the 2002 Champions League final.

8. Still managed to become the all time top scorer of the World Cup. Sheer power, speed and creativity along with a deadly shot with either foot and incredible dibbling ability made Ronaldo a legendary player.

10. Never afraid to tell someone where to go when he had a problem and always had a simple and brutal assessment of himself and his team. If God had a first tough he would still be jealous of Zidane. Played all over the pitch and had endless stamina. Stayed at one club for his entire career too.

5. Goal record considering he is a winger is what makes him better though.

7. Always stayed loyal to Santos and only moved after his prime. The one who inspired many of the greats.

2. Would have easily beaten it had he wanted.

9. Never even got booked in his career. Played at RB, LB, CB, SW and CDM. George Best

Possibly a greater dribbler than Garrincha himself. Paolo Maldini

Became greater than Baresi or Mattheus from longevity, versatility, captaining ability and calmness in the tackle. Fernando Hierro

His versatility was priceless to Réal Madrid and Spain in the 1990′s. The greatest captain of them all. Ferocious tackling, killer passing and an eye for important goals only meant half as much as that calming and organising influence he has on his team. See Champions League final 2nd leg 1999.. Roy Keane

The heartbeat of the Manchester United side that dominated from the mid 1990′s until the early 2000′s. Gary Lineker

Greatest goal poacher of them all. Pelé

When he was only 17 he was the star of a World Cup. Great leader, great composure, incredible scoring record.

6. Eusebio

Stayed at Benfica for his entire career.

His goal record speaks volumes. 1. The only truly complete player.

3. Nerves of steel meant he could score two goals in the 1998 World Cup final. Sacrificed all for his team (including the Champions League final 1999) but for what he believed was right (World Cup 2002). But when you see some of them you truly understand.


A star is born at White Hart Lane

As Christmas creeps closer, Rodgers will learn if Liverpool’s American owners have a sense of humour or not.

But try telling that to the bumpkin billionaires making fine messes of their title challenges.

Without hitting their stride, without finding a regular playing pattern and without an obvious goal supply beyond a promising teenager, United find themselves top of the table.

With the obvious exception of jubilant Manchester United supporters, few are being fooled by the erratic start to the Premier League season.

1. The Hammers still make less sense than Donald Trump’s hairstyle.

That doesn’t say much about van Gaal’s men, but it says a hell of a lot about their inconsistent competition.

By full time, both men had earned a reprieve and Brendan Rodgers was destined for the chop because the Liverpool manager is getting sacked every week.

Despite a damning record that shows seven defeats and just 16 goals scored in Liverpool’s last 16 league games and the Reds usually veering between terrible to merely tedious, Rodgers is nothing if not defiant.

David de Gea would get in of course and then, well, erm, that’s probably it. That’s laugh-out-loud funny. Well, yes.

Last week, the round-up concluded by extolling the virtues of West Ham.

He’s also a tad deluded. The instructions are pretty clear.

Tottenham’s stars all delivered in their second-half masterclass of attacking football against City, but none shone brighter than Asia’s Son.

Instead, he said: “I am the same guy who nearly won us the league, but better.”

They chased him like a dog chasing its own tail, with a similar outcome and sense of public embarrassment.

Taking nothing away from United’s steady, but largely unremarkable, rise to an early peak, consider their line-up.

The same could be said of both Arsenal and Chelsea, but their options are less obvious. Louis van Gaal’s transitional side are looking good, thanks in large part to skittish behaviour of their rivals.

The more things change at West Ham, the more they stay the same. Defend! Clear the ball!

Commentators are combusting at the prospect of the most open race in years, but so is an egg-and-spoon dash between wheezing parents on a school sports day.

Rare quality is in short supply. Rodgers still leads sack race

The fickleness of the annual sack race surpassed itself at the weekend.

Before kick-off, Steve McClaren was on his way. One of the most popular chants at Jalan Besar and S.League games has always been, “defend, clear the ball”, which offers no ambiguity. That’s Ricky Gervais, as clueless middle manager David Brent in The Office, funny.

But Rodgers (below) still leads the way, despite the narrow victory against relegation contenders Aston Villa.

The South Korean ran the engine room. Asia has a new star. Whether Reds fans still find him funny is a moot point. He’s still only 23 and yet it was man against the boys Fernandinho and Fernando.

Instead, a team with one of the best away records continue to have one of the worst at home, which is ludicrous.

4. Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker both started at Leicester and Chelsea’s only alternative is John Terry. Vincent Kompany is needed quickly to restore order.

2. West Ham same but different

His biggest enemy remains himself. After defeating Arsenal, Liverpool and City on the road, Hammers coach Slaven Bilic said there was now an assumption that they should beat Norwich at home. His neat interplay with Kane will allow the striker to score on a regular basis again, with the young Englishman already complementing the creative force behind him.

Nicolas Otamendi finds himself in the unenviable position of being a class act surrounded by clowns. After an hour, he was the Messiah and Mourinho was a very naughty boy.

Manchester City’s house of cards tumbled down with just a little puff from Tottenham’s midfield.

How many would usurp any of United’s title winners in their pomp?

Against Norwich, they were rubbish. Don’t confuse quantity with quality

3. At City, Chelsea and Arsenal, pace is proving hard to come by at the back.

His industry was obvious, but it’s important not to bury the South Korean beneath lazy cliches about Asian work-rate.

On a middling budget, they retired the parked bus and played with panache and counter-attacking verve to win at Manchester City.

Son can really play. When his boys beat a poor side, he might have been better served acknowledging the fortuitous nature of the win while promising to address the nagging, defensive flaws in training.

At the base of an attacking diamond that included Eriksen on the left, Erik Lamela on the right and Kane at the apex, Son was outstanding.

Fernandinho and Fernando proved yet again that their names are about the only similarities the two middle men share, displaying the familiarity of a couple on a blind date.

Harry Kane ended his goal drought and Christian Eriksen’s performance had a certain flashiness to it, but Son Heung Min stoked Tottenham’s fire against Manchester City.

Now, that’s funny. Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney can’t trump their younger selves, Anthony Martial is young, gifted, but too new to pass judgment, Juan Mata remains a model of inconsistency and the back four are still in search of their best back four.


German Bundesliga Title Contenders and Surprise Packages in 15/16

But I’m sure this year the new club leaders made some good decisions. But the odds could be against them, because they never won the champioinship four times in a row. He is always prepared to know the opponent’s most thorough detail and exploit their weakness. one contender was VFL Wolfsburg, the Volkswagen Club had a great run with their playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who scored 10 goals and gave 21 assists. The former club leaders caused mayhem and it takes some time to clean up the mess. Players like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was already stigmatized as a bad transfer, find their strength through the trust Tuchel gives them. Dortmund’s great start into this Bundesliga season and their strong offensive players makes them my no. Firstly he has to familiarise with the team and that can take some time – time you don’t have to play a major role in the Bundesliga championship.

But there is Borussia Dortmund with their new head coach Thomas Tuchel. And this is my result for the final table:

Gladbach has a great coach! Lucien Favre is the mastermind and creator of the team who has rised from a relegation candidate to a Champions League contender. one contender for Bayern Munich. They could’ve in 1975, 1988 or 2002, but their series got stopped in those seasons. Draxler is a huge talent, but I don’t think he will show his potential on the pitch. Anyhow, they won’t be able to stop them, because Bayern’s team and coach have the experience and the hunger to win the triple this year and that’s only possible by winning the fourth championship in a row.

Last years high flyer this years problem child?

Besides the top three we have clubs who had a great season 14/15 like Gladbach or underdog Augsburg. one problem child and relegation subscriber was Hamburger SV. But this year both of them will struggle to continue with a great performance, like the past season.. Even when Wolfsburg gets 75 million dollars for letting him go, they need to find an adequate substitute, which isn’t that easy. And it will hit them even harder. However, this time they won’t be stopped and here are the reasons why.

Who is the no. They had an awesome start into the championship and Tuchel is a great tactician. Last years no. But this year they will have a hard time with the increased no. The same thing Augsburg will have to face. Moreover he is a great communicater. of games due to their Champions League participation. But that guy is leaving for Manchester City. Augsburg will have problems because of their matches in the Euro League which will take it out of them.


Using the prognosis tool, I forecasted every Bundesliga match. one contender?

Last year’s no. For me Augsburg could struggle to stay in the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich can make history this season – again…

This seasons favorite for the title is the mighty Bayern Munich. I guarantee Hamburger SV will finish this year without playing the relegation round.

Candidates for leaving the Bundesliga are Hanover, Ingolstadt, Darmstadt and Berlin. Maybe Max Kruse or the last minute transfer Julian Draxler from Schalke 04 can step into the playmaker role, but I doubt that Wolfsburg will be able to challenge Bayern Munich. In my opinion Augsburg and Stuttgart are in the wider circle of Bundesliga strugglers

Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes stats

As shown in a report by the Daily Mirror, the Dutchman has won 27 games from his first 50 matches, the same amount as Moyes did in his 51 games in total.

Despite spending nearly four times as much as Moyes did, Van Gaal has largely brought the same results, though he fares worse in one or two areas.


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This is certainly not enough of an improvement considering the investment that has gone into the team, with big-money flops like Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao highlighting LVGs struggle to really influence his side and command the players respect.

United have conceded fewer goals than under Moyes, but have also managed fewer clean sheets 18, as opposed to 21 in 2013/14.

Criticised for being boring to watch under Moyes, the same could be said of United now, with the team scoring even fewer goals per game (1.62) than under the Scot (1.69).

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is lucky to be avoiding the kind of criticism that plagued David Moyes in his short Old Trafford career, as the Dutchman is largely doing worse than his predecessor.

Louis van Gaal vs David Moyes revealing stats make worrying reading for LVG.

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Oya has now signed his first long-term contact with the club.

Oya has been compared to both Neymar and Kaka, and is believed to be one of the most promising young players in Brazil. He has won the Club World Cup at U17 level, scoring in the final.. “Realization of a dream! First professional contract with Corinthians signed! Thank you sir.” the player tweeted this week.

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Liverpool FC and Manchester United are set to do battle on the pitch this weekend – but they’ve staged a few battles in the transfer market in recent months as well.

The Reds and their bitter rivals went head-to-head for Memphis Depay in the summer, with Man United coming out on top.

And then they fought over Roberto Firmino, if reports can be believed, and this time Liverpool were the victors.

It appears that they could be doing battle once again, with reports in Brazil saying both clubs have made proposals for teenager Fabricio Oya – but this time, both clubs may miss out.

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Famous Soccer Players from Spain

Sergio Ramos has played for Spain in the FIFA World Cup 2006, FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012.

Andrs Iniesta

David Silva

Pepe Reina

ClubsReal Madrid (1999 – present) National Team U15 (1996) U16 (1996 – 1998) U17 (1997 – 1999) U18 (1999) U20 (1999) U21 (1999 – 2000) Spain (2000 – present)


Iker Casillas Fernndez is the goalkeeper cum captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish National team. He has been a part of Spain’s victories at FIFA 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012. Carles Puyol was a vital part of the winning Spanish team in Euro 2008 and FIFA World Cup 2010.

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Position: Central Midfielder

Marc Bartra. Iniesta scored the winning goal for Spain at the FIFA World Cup 2010, and was Man of the Match. Luis Enrique represented Spain in 3 FIFA World Cups and 1 Euro Championship.

Born: Jan 17, 1983

Santi Cazorla

Born: Mar 30, 1986

ClubsBarcelona (1998 – present) National TeamU17 (1997) U18 (1997 – 1998) U20 (1999) U21 (1998 – 2001) U23 (2000) Spain (2000 – present)


Xavier Hernndez i Creus is the first player to ever represent FC Barcelona in 150 games. Santi Cazorla has been part of the winning Spanish team at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

Born: Jan 8, 1986

ClubsBarcelona (2002 – present) National TeamU15 (2000) U16 (2000 – 2001) U17 (2001) U19 (2001 – 2002) U20 (2003) U21 (2003 – 2006) Spain (2006 – present)


Andrs Iniesta Lujn is known for his balance, ball control, and superb agility. Initially, he began as a striker, but then eventually settled down in the midfield, where he showed his class for the club and also the country.

Carles Puyol

All these famous soccer players from Spain have, with their talent and hard work, helped both, their country and clubs win at the highest levels. He was the top goal scorer at Euro 2008, and was also awarded the ‘Silver Boot’ at the FIFA World Cup 2010. Ironically, with so many great players in their ranks over the years, they failed to win a major tournament for so long. Besides all the club success that he has enjoyed, David Silva has also been an important member of the Spanish National team that won the FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012.

Born: Mar 20, 1984

Born: Nov 25, 1981

ClubsSporting Gijn (2001 – 2003) Zaragoza (2003 – 2005) Valencia (2005 – 2010) Barcelona (2010 – 2013) Atltico Madrid (2013 – present) National TeamU21 (2000 – 2003) Spain (2005 – present)


David Villa Snchez is the first Spanish player to score 50 international goals, and is currently Spain’s top goal scorer of all time. David Villa has also scored more World Cup goals than any other Spanish player.

Position: Center Back

Spanish Armada

Spain’s recent domination of world soccer is so great, that it has managed to win Euro 2008, FIFA World Cup 2010, and Euro 2012, a feat unmatched by any country.Spain has a rich history of soccer. He is also widely respected for his hardworking style and leadership qualities. His goalkeeping skills were considered so good, that he was an integral part of the Spanish National team for 4 FIFA World Cups and 3 Euro Championships.

ClubsValencia (2004 – 2010) Eibar loan (2004 – 2005) Celta Vigo loan (2005 – 2006) Manchester City (2010 – present) National TeamU16 (2001 – 2002) U17 (2002 – 2003) U19 (2004 – 2005) U20 (2005) U21 (2004 – 2006) Spain (2006 – present)


David Josu Jimnez Silva has been given the nickname ‘Merlin’ for his passing and ball possession skills. He is famous for setting up the winning goal in the FIFA World Cup 2010 final, and as also been part of the Spanish National team in the FIFA World Cup 2006, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012.

Born: May 20, 1981

Sergio Ramos

Born: Mar 23, 1968

Born: May 4, 1987

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Born: Oct 23, 1961

Ral Gonzlez

Position: Full Back

Position: Midfielder / Striker

Born: Oct 31, 1976

Born: Jan 25, 1980

ClubsReal Madrid (1995 – 2010) Besiktas (2010 – 2011) National TeamU18 (1995) U21 (1996 – 1998) Spain (1999 – 2005)


Jos Mara Gutirrez Hernndez was with Real Madrid for 1 decade, and helped them win 15 major trophies. He played for Spain in 4 FIFA World Cups and 2 Euro Championships, besides his long stint with Real Madrid which lasted nearly 15 years.

Alfredo di Stfano

Position: Goalkeeper

Born: Dec 3, 1981

Position: Forward

ClubsSporting Gijn (1989 – 1991) Real Madrid (1991 – 1996) Barcelona (1996 – 2004) National TeamU21 (1990 – 1991) U23 (1991 – 1992) Spain (1991 – 2002)


Luis Enrique Martnez Garca was such a versatile soccer player, that throughout his career he played in all positions besides the defense. He has been an integral part of the Spanish National team for over a decade, representing them in the FIFA World Cup 2006, FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2004, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012.

Born: May 11, 1984

Position: Striker

Victor Valdes

Jesus Navas

Position: Central Defender

Jordi Alba

ClubsBarcelona (2008 – present) National TeamU21 (2008 – 2009) Spain (2009 – present)


Sergio Busquets Burgos took less than a year to break into the ranks of the Spanish National team after making his professional debut. He has been an important part of the defense of the Spanish National team, who are known to be very difficult to score against, and played in the FIFA 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, which Spain won.

Position: Striker

Cesc Fbregas

Position: Defensive Midfielder

Xavi Hernndez

ClubsRiver Plate (1945 – 1951) Huracn loan (1946) Millonarios (1951 – 1953) Real Madrid (1953 – 1964) RCD Espanyol (1964 – 1966) National TeamArgentina (1947) Colombia (1949) Spain (1957 – 1961)


Alfredo Stfano di Stfano Laulh has the unique distinction of representing 3 different countriesArgentina, Colombia, and Spain. Also, in Euro 2012, he was chosen the Best Player of the Tournament.

ClubsAlavs (1980 – 1981) Athletic Bilbao (1981 – 1986) Barcelona (1986 – 1994) Valencia (1994 – 1998) National TeamU18 (1979 – 1980) U19 (1981) U21 (1979 – 1984) Spain (1985 – 1998)


Andoni Zubizarreta held the record for the most games played for Spain till the end of 2011. In fact, he scored in Spain’s victories in the finals, both at Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

ClubsReal Madrid (2004 – 2005) Deportivo La Corua (2006 – 2007) Liverpool (2007 – 2009) Real Madrid (2009 – present) National TeamU17 (2001) U19 (2001) U21 (2005) Spain (2008 – present)


lvaro Arbeloa Coca plays in the defense, and is more than capable on playing both, on the right and left side at the back. In fact, he was the Player of the Tournament at Euro 2008. Iker Casillas is the most capped player ever for the Spanish National team.

Luis Enrique

ClubsAtltico Madrid (2001 – 2007) Liverpool (2007 – 2011) Chelsea (2011 – present) National Team U15 (2000) U16 (2001) U17 (2001) U18 (2002) U19 (2002) U21 (2002 – 2003) Spain (2003 – present)


Fernando Jos Torres Sanz is known to be technically proficient, and having spectacular speed and positioning capabilities. Since 2008, Spain have managed to win 1 World Cup and 2 Euro Championships.

Born: Jun 27, 1977

ClubsValladolid (1987 – 1989) Real Madrid (1989 – 2003) Al Rayyan (2003 – 2004) Bolton Wanderers (2004 – 2005) National TeamU21 (1989 – 1990) Spain (1989 – 2002)


Though Fernando Ruiz Hierro was more of a defensive midfielder, he had this great quality of combining his defensive play with some amazing passing and goal scoring ability. In terms of awards, he is the most successful Spanish player ever.

ClubsReal Sociedad (1999 – 2004) Eibar loan (2000 – 2001) Liverpool (2004 – 2009) Real Madrid (2009 – present) National TeamU18 (2000) U21 (2002 – 2003) Spain (2003 – present)


Xabier ‘Xabi’ Alonso Olano is well-known for his playmaking skills. He has been lucky enough to play for Spain in 3 major tournaments, the FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012, all of which they have won.

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Emilio Butragueo

Sergio Busquets

Position: Defensive Midfielder

Born: Apr 13, 1978

Position: Attacking Midfielder

ClubsReal Madrid (1994 – 2010) Schalke 04 (2010 – 2012) Al Sadd (2012 – present) National TeamU18 (1994) U20 (1995) U21 (1995 – 1996) U23 (1996) Spain (1996 – 2006)


Ral Gonzlez Blanco is the highest goal scorer for Real Madrid of all time, with 323 goals to his name. And it is without doubt that in the coming years, we will see many more greats emerge from this sporting nation.

Position: Central Defender

Lived: Jul 4, 1926 – Jul 7, 2014

Alvaro Negredo

Iker Casillas

Position: Striker

lvaro Arbeloa


Xabi Alonso

Fernando Torres

Born: Feb 2, 1987

Position: Defensive Midfielder

Position: Attacking Midfielder

Pep Guardiola

Andoni Zubizarreta

Fernando Hierro

ClubsSevilla (2004 – 2005) Real Madrid (2005 – present) National TeamU17 (2002) U19 (2004) U21 (2004) Spain (2005 – present)


Sergio Ramos Garca has been am important part of the defense of both, Real Madrid and the Spanish National team for nearly a decade. He was known to have great stamina, and was very tactical, versatile, and had great vision. Besides his position, he is known to play well on the right defense too. He won the ‘Golden Glove’ award at the FIFA World Cup 2010. Xavi has been part of the Spanish National team which won the FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012. Under his leadership, Spain has won the FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012. Ral has also been included in FIFA’s list of 100 greatest living footballers.

ClubsVillarreal (2003 – 2006) Recreativo (2006 – 2007) Villarreal (2007 – 2011) Mlaga (2011 – 2012) Arsenal (2012 – present) National TeamU21 (2004 – 2006) Spain (2008 – present)


Santiago ‘Santi’ Cazorla Gonzlez is known to play well on either flank due to his control, speed, and shooting accuracy. He has been a part of the team that won the FIFA World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

Born: Jul 16, 1988

Position: Goalkeeper

ClubsArsenal (2003 – 2011) Barcelona (2011 – present) National TeamU16 (2002 – 2003) U17 (2003 – 2004) U20 (2005) U21 (2004 – 2005) Spain (2006 – present)


Francesc ‘Cesc’ Fbregas Soler, besides playing as a central midfielder for his club and country, when required, also plays as a winger, attacking midfielder, and striker. He is the only player to have won UEFA’s ‘Best Forward of the Year’ three times. His 741 appearances is also the most by any player for the club. He was also respected for his calmness and stamina. Their style of play is superstar-like, and the stars from this country are role models for millions of soccer fans all around the world. His transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011, for 50 million, made him the most expensive Spanish player ever. Alfredo di Stfano was nicknamed ‘blond arrow’, and considered by most of the soccer greats as ‘the most complete footballer in the history of the game’.

Juan Mata

David Villa

Gerard Piqu

Born: Dec 13, 1984

Mikel Arteta

Position: Central Midfielder

Born: May 8, 1970

ClubsBarcelona (1999 – present) National TeamU18 (1995) U21 (2000) U23 (2000) Spain (2000 – present)


Carles Puyol i Saforcada is well-known as a defender who is strong, explosive, and with the quickest reactions. He is also feared for his sudden change of gameplay. But when they did, it was a sweet treble. Over the last decade or so, some amazing players have come up into their ranks, which is why they are the side to beat at present.

There have been many famous Spanish football players over the decades, and here, we will check out those who stood out among the rest.

Position: Central Midfielder

ClubsManchester United (2004 – 2008) Zaragoza loan (2006 – 2007) Barcelona (2008 – present) National TeamU16 (2002 – 2003) U17 (2004) U19 (2006) U20 (2007) U21 (2006 – 2008) Spain (2009 – present)


Gerard Piqu i Bernabeu has been and is associated with the best clubs in the businessManchester United and Barcelona. He has been a part of the national team at the FIFA World Cup 2006, FIFA World Cup 2010, Euro 2004, Euro 2008, and Euro 2012. He is considered to be one of the greatest midfielders and playmakers of our time

English Premier League transfer market updates

City rivals Manchester United are the ones that report the highest investment in new players this season with a total of 50.424.000 as of press time.

Besides the Portuguese coach two more players have been signed: 17-year-old Brazilian offensive midfielder Lucas Piazon, for whom 6.600.000 was paid to Sao Paulo, and 19-year-old Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Genk for 7.920.000.

The Gunners are maintaining their characteristic low profile with only 11.550.000 mostly destined in 24-year-old Ivorian striker Gervinho, who reported 10.560.000 in income to his former club Lille.

August 31st is the deadline for the transfer market, therefore more movements are expected, those that usually shake the market, like a possible arrival from Atletico de Madrids sticker Sergio Kun Aguero to Manchester City would represent, or Javier Pastores from Palermo transfer to Chelsea.

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After three consecutive summers being the club that expended the most in the transfer market, up to here Manchester City has played a low profile spending just 17.380.000 in 25-year-old French defender Gael Clichy from Arsenal ( 6.8 mill), and 20-year-old Serbian defender Stefan Savic from Partizan ( 10.5 mill).

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Almost the entire fee has been covered with money that has resulted from Jerome Boatengs transfer to Bayern Munich for 11.880.000, Shay Givens move to Aston Villa for 3.300.000 and 880.000 that Levante paid for Felipe Caicedo reporting an income of 16.060.000. Since the English First Division became known as the Premiership in 1993 Liverpool hasnt been able to clinch title, streak that they hope to end this season. As of today he specializes in the coverage of European soccer and NBA basketball for BetIAS website.

Newly signed Chelsea head coach, Portuguese Andre Villa-Boas, is submitting his players to a strong disciplinary regime according to English defender and team captain John Terry. Up to 35 more could have been reported if the Citizens wouldnt have rejected Corinthians proposal this week, and it is still to be found out how much will Emmanuel Adebayors loan will cost to Totteham Hotspur in case they received the approval. . Coach Sir Alex Fergusons desires were met with the signings of 20-year-old Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea from Atletico de Madrid, Aston Villas 26-year-old English midfielder Ashley Young and Blackburn Rovers centre back Phillip Anthony.

Although their most recent title championship didnt take place as long ago as the Reds, Arsenal also wants to put an end to a streak of six winless seasons, something that will require a bigger investment that what they are used to. That menthod gave him great results with Porto and opened the Blues doors for him, reason why Villa-Boas will continue true to his style in the English Premier League.

Like the Red Devils, Liverpool has also made a strong investment with 43.296.000 in three midfielders: 21-year-old English Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, Dundees 25-year-old Scottish Charlie Adam and Middelsbroughs Steward Downing age 26. The rest of the money was invested in Carl Jenkinson from Charlton, who is 19 and plays as right defender