Bayern Munich & Cristiano Ronaldo

FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, (born 5 February 1985), commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a winger or striker for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. 5.0/5

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Ronaldo beats Messi, Neuer to Ballon d’Or Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named world footballer of the year after winning the Ballon d’Or for the second year in a row. The Portugal captain beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the award. Wolfsburg and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler was named women’s player of the year, while Colombia’s James Rodriguez won goal of the year. The three candidates for the Ballon d’Or were all picked in the team of the year, along with defenders Phillip Lahm, David Luiz, Thiago Silva and Sergio Ramos, midfielders Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos and Angel Di Maria and forward Arjen Robben. Meanwhile, Germany manager Joachim Low was named FIFA Coach of the Year at the ceremony. A huge favourite for the award, Low led Germany to the World Cup after a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final. Before that came an unforgettable demolition of Brazil in the semi-finals, when Die Mannschaft hit seven past the hosts. Low ...
Manchester United are set to make striker Radamel Falcao's loan deal from Monaco permanent within the coming days after becoming satisfied that the 28-year-old Colombia star is "fully up to scratch physically". Ashley Young, 29, who can play in midfield or as a wing-back, will be out for at least a month because of a hamstring injury. Liverpool are leading the chase to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, after making a permanent offer, while their rivals for the Switzerland star's signature, Inter Milan and Juventus, have only offered loan deals. Manchester United have earmarked Juventus' former United midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, as their main transfer target after being snubbed by Real Madrid's forward pair Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, and Gareth Bale, 25. Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski will travel to Milan on Friday ahead of a possible loan move to Inter, according to Sky sources. Kevin Strootman is keen to leave Roma in January - but the Manchester United target wants a switch to Real Madrid. A ...
INTO THE CHRISTMAS BREAK... D I D. Y O U. K N O W? * Real Madrid are going into the Christmas break with one-point lead, & a game in hand, at the top of La Liga. * A Spanish record run of 22 successive wins. Two trophies already in the bag (European Super Cup and Club World Cup). * Barcelona have bagged 41 goals in 16 matches - at an average of almost three per game. * Ronaldo has scored only two fewer La Liga goals than Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar combined this season. * Real Madrid had a100% record in the Champions League group stage. * Cristiano Ronaldo have scored 25 league goals in 14 matches this season. * The key to Madrid's excellent start is Carlo Ancelotti managing to do something that neither of his Bernabeu predecessors Jose Mourinho or Manuel Pellegrini could do. That's knitting together a dressing room packed with the world's most expensive players and, possibly, the world's most inflated egos. * Bayern Munich have taken 45 points from their 17 matches (a Bundesliga record), and only con ...
Messi, Ronaldo, Neuer nominated for Ballon d’Or nominations for Ballon d’Or are out, with Bayern Munich and Germany goal-keeper Manuel Neuer making the final three candidates along with former winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. from
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize, Fifa has announced. The three were chosen from an initial 23-man list, which included Gareth Bale, and the world player of the year award will be announced on 12 January. Nadine Kessler (Germany), Marta (Brazil) and Abby Wambach (USA) were shortlisted for the women's award. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or in 2013. Meanwhile, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, Germany's World Cup winning boss Joachim Low and Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone are on the shortlist for the Fifa coach of the year. Portugal international Ronaldo 29, scored 51 goals in the 2013-14 season while helping Real Madrid win the Champions League. He beat Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery and Barcelona's Messi to the 2013 award. Four-time winner Messi, 27, won the honour in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Ballon d'Or winners 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 2012: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2011: Lionel ...
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have between them won the past six world player of the year awards, face opposition from Germany’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the short list announced by FIFA on Monday. Ronaldo, who is the present holder of the title having also won it in 2008, scored a record 17 goals in a Champions League campaign as Real Madrid went on to win their 10th European Cup last term. Messi, the only player to have won the award four times, failed to win a title this year either with Barcelona or Argentina, although he was integral in his country reaching the World Cup final where they lost 1-0 in extra-time to Germany. The 27-year-old did pick up the consolation of player of the tournament. Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring. AFP PHOTO Neuer, who was outstanding in goal for Germany and for Bayern Munich as they won the domestic double, would be only the second goalkeeper to win the award, which is announced on January 12 in Zurich, after t ...
Sergio Aguero Is As Good As Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez – NasriNov 26, 2014 Samir Nasri believes that only Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is better than his team-mate Sergio Aguero, reports the Sun. The striker scored a hat trick in Manchester City’s victory over Bayern Munich last night. The win…
* Manchester United are planning to sell Angel Di Maria, 26, to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer to create funds for a sensational move for either Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, 25, or Cristiano Ronaldo, 29. * Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32, who is currently playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge. * Lionel Messi's father Jorge says the prospect of his son leaving Barcelona is "not even on the table", after an interview the 27-year-old gave earlier this week prompted speculation about a move away. * Bayern Munich winger and Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri, 23, could be forced to stay with the German champions until the end of the season as he is cup tied in the Champions League. * Jose Mourinho has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on Ipswich defender Tyrone Mings, 21, as a potential long-term replacement for John Terry at Chelsea. * Manchester United are preparing a move for AC Milan defender Adil Rami, 28. * Manchester City are willing t ...
Alonso: Hard for a German to beat Messi & Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or 19-Nov-2014 The midfielder feels a German player has a chance if the award is decided on team success, but the Madrid and Barca stars have it wrapped up based on individual displays Bayern Munich star Xabi Alonso believes that it would be tough for a German player to beat Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi to the Ballon d'Or. The veteran Spaniard made a surprise summer move to the Allianz Arena from Real Madrid, where he played alongside Ronaldo and enjoyed many battles with Messi's Barcelona. A number of Bayern's contingent of German World Cup winners are nominated for the prestigious award, including the likes of Philipp Lahm, Thomas Muller and Manuel Neuer, but Alonso feels the Liga pairing are still ahead of the competition in terms of individual performances. He told Sport Bild: "It's a very general question: is the award about individual, personal performances? "In this case, it would be tough against Messi and Ronaldo. Or is it about t ...
Mark Brus 2 Hours Ago News & Transfer Rumour Roundup: Barcelona Want Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea Line Up Exciting Swap Deal, Bale Departure Possible Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta remains keen on an ambitious deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from arch-rivals Real Madrid. Full story: Le Figaro. Chelsea look the favourites to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus as they offer Andre Schurrle to the Bundesliga club as part of the deal. Full story: Daily Express. Real Madrid could be open to selling Gareth Bale to Manchester United if they can land goalkeeper David de Gea in exchange. Full story: Manchester Evening News. Schalke have ruled out making bids for Arsenal's Lukas Podolski and Chelsea's Andre Schurrle this January. Full story: Daily Express. Manchester United are tipped as being in pole position to sign Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri this winter. Full story: Daily Express. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is reportedly open to the idea of joining Inter Milan when the transfer win ...
Arsenal are in the race to sign the new Cristiano Ronaldo. His name: Goncalo Guedes. But the Gunners will have to fight off interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and possibly even Real Madrid ... and take a £40million gamble on the teenager should they make a move.
Rodriguez, Real Madrid top AP Global Football 10 LONDON (AP) — James Rodriguez held off Cristiano Ronaldo to take the top spot in the Associated Press global football 10 poll on Tuesday. Rodriguez scored twice in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Granada, a result that kept Madrid at the top of the team vote. For the second straight week, Ronaldo is the runner-up to one of his Madrid teammates, despite scoring his 22nd goal of the season. Last week's winner, Karim Benzema, also scored in Madrid's victory but dropped to fifth. Aurelio Capaldi of RAI Sport in Italy praised Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for getting the best out of Rodriguez so quickly. "Ancelotti is probably living the best time of his coaching career: 11 wins in a row is an amazing result and the way he's making things work after Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso is impressive," Capaldi said. "This also explains why Rodriguez, who is scoring fabulous goals, already fits well in the team." Bayern Munich's 2-1 comeback win over Boruss ...
Manchester United are hopeful of landing Real Madrid star Marcelo in January, but have been told they have no chance of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving a blow in the chase for Chelsea and Liverpool target Marco Reus. The Red Devils are in the market for reinforcements when the transfer window re-opens after Christmas, and one player heading Louis Van Gaal's wishlist is Brazil international. Real Madrid are looking to sign David Alaba from Bayern Munich, and are ready to part ways with Marcelo in order to fund the Austrian's move. However, boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed United's hopes of signing Ronaldo this summer after saying the player is committed to his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. United are also keeping tabs on Germany international Reus but could miss out on him as well after Bayern Munich revealed they are looking to sign the winger at the end of the season. Reus is also being followed by Chelsea and Liverpool, and United have a battle on their hands if they want to secure h ...
Mourinho is a Coward Crying Baby! Jose Mourinho in 2013 Pre-season: ''Ronaldo Nazário de Lima of Brazil is the only one Ronaldo, another Ronaldo is a fake. Jose Mourinho in 2014 few days ago: ''There will never be another Cristiano Ronaldo because he's from another planet'' Jose Mourinho on Brazil World Cup 2014: ''Brazil will definitely win the World Cup'' Jose Mourinho in May 2014: ''Arsenal can never win the FA.Cup, Hull City will beat them'' Jose Mourinho in 2014: ''Man United can't get a single goal at Bayern Munich'' Jose Mourinho in 2014: ''I don't see Arsenal winning the Community Shield, maybe if Man City play with only 2 players'' MOURINHO NEED EMERGENCY BRAIN SURGERY(fact)
Messi, Costa, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Muller all Ballon d'Or favorites OCTOBER 7, 2014 4:33:11 PM PDT By ESPN staff Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Diego Costa, Angel Di Maria and Thomas Muller are all early contenders for the football's biggest individual award, the Ballon d'Or. We asked ESPN FC's team of experts to tell us which of these five is most deserving, and why. Nicholas Rigg: Is it Ronaldo's to lose? Sure, he was forgettable on the biggest stage in football last summer, but that shouldn't detract from one of the greatest calendar years in recent memory. As if his footing wasn't strong enough, he's been averaging 1.42 goals scored per appearance for Real Madrid since their season kicked off. 1. So, Ronaldo -- there's no way he can lose the Ballon d'Or is there? It is certainly his to lose given the scintillating start he has enjoyed this season. The 29-year-old is the man of the moment and although the award runs over the calendar year, current form plays a crucial part in swaying the floating voter ...
Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after the 33-year-old hinted he wants to play in England. (Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Suso, 20, will leave Anfield to join AC Milan either in January or for free during the summer. (Daily Express) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected an approach from Bayern Munich for 25-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Metro) Wales international Gareth Bale, 25, has told Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, not to leave the Bernabeu club in order to rejoin Manchester United. (Daily Express) Stromsgodset midfielder Martin Odegaard, 15, has courted the attention of several Premier League clubs but Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo, who has included the teenager in his squad for his side's forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, has urged him to turn down a move to "an absolute top club". (Daily Mail) Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose co ...
The Whites have averaged 3.57 goals per game in the 7 matchdays so far played, ahead of Chelsea, Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Benfica. eal Madrid are enjoying an excellent season in attack. Ancelotti's men are the highest goalscorers out of the five Major Leagues in Europe. In their best scoring start to a La Liga season in 27 years, the Whites have racked up 25 goals in seven matchdays. They average 3.57 goals per game, ahead of Chelsea (3), Bayern Munich (2.14), Milan and Juventus (2.16 in six matchdays) and Benfica (2.71). Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Chicharito, James, Ramos and Modric are the seven Real Madrid players who have found the net in the Spanish top flight this term. The Portuguese forward leads that list with 13 goals in six games, averaging 2.16 per match. Similar stats at home and away Real Madrid are scoring lots of goals both at the Santiago Bernabéu and on the road. The Whites have hit 13 in their home matches and 12 as visitors. Their highest-scoring display came against ...
Abou Diaby starts for Arsenal tonight. Here's what's happened since he last completed a 90 minute game... ✔ Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 46 league goals. ✔ Abou Diaby himself has earned a reported £5m in wages. ✔ Man United have replaced Sir Alex Ferguson with David Moyes, replaced David Moyes with Ryan Giggs, and finally, replaced Ryan Giggs with Louis Van Gaal. ✔ Bayern Munich have won 7 trophies. ✔ The number 1 in the charts on that day was: Mackelmore - Thrift Shop. Welcome back Abou!
League Matches round up: In Spain: Real Madrid 5 - 1 Elche In Germany: Bayern Munich 4 - 0 Paderborn Eintracht Frankfurt 2 - 2 Mainz 05 Hoffenheim 3 - 3 Freiburg Werder Bremen 0 - 3 Schalke 04 In Italy: Empoli 2 - 2 AC Milan Pep Guardiola's side may have been unspectacular in the opening four games of their title defence, yet Bayern never looked like losing at the Allianz Arena against Paderborn, as Gotze's double, Robert Lewandowski's half-volley and Thomas Muller's close-range finish late on secured victory and top spot in the table. Meanwhile in Spain, Cristiano Ronaldo struck four times as Real Madrid maintained their remarkable resurgence with a 5-1 victory over Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday evening. Ronaldo's night had hardly begun as he would have wished - he was at fault for the 15th-minute penalty that gave Elche a shock lead through Edu Albacar. Madrid and Ronaldo in particular - rallied, with three quick goals of their own through Gareth Bale and a double from the FIFA Ballon d'Or w ...
Since Abou Diaby last played the whole 90 mins of a game, Bayern Munich have won 7 trophies & Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 48…
Since Abou Diaby last completed 90mins of football, Bayern Munich have won 7 trophies and Cristiano Ronaldo has scored…
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 25th hattrick tonight! :D Real Madrid won with 5 goals against Elche. 4 goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and 1 goal by Gareth Bale. Thoroughly enjoyed the match! Bayern Munich won tonight with 4 goals, and Manuel Neuer had a clean sheet since Paderborn (the previous Bundesliga table toppers) couldn't score any. Goals by Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller. Couldn't watch the match unfortunately. Goodnight, good people! :)
TRANSFER GOSSIP Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal will have to spend £60m if he is to secure Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman, 24, in January. (Sunday Mirror) Newcastle are interested in signing West Ham striker Andy Carroll during the January transfer window and bringing the 25-year-old back to the club where he started his career. (Sunday People) West Ham are keen on tempting Jermain Defoe back to Upton Park and are ready to compete with QPR for the 31-year-old Toronto FC forward's signature. (Sunday Mirror) Arsenal and Tottenham are set for a battle in the January transfer window with the north London rivals both weighing up a move for Basel defender Fabian Schar, 22. (Daily Star) Van Gaal has denied claims from Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola that players from the German club did not want to move to Old Trafford during the summer. (Observer) United are cautious over a move to sign former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, especially after the 29-year-old opted against a move to them last year and si ...
Stamford Bridge UPDATE Cristiano Ronaldo Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that a move for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not be forthcoming. The Special One has been linked with a swoop for the Portugal international, having worked with him during his time in charge of Madrid. But Mourinho says his relationship with the 29-year-old is well and truly over. Ronaldo's former club Manchester United are reportedly lining up a mega-money bid to bring him back to Old Trafford next summer. Diego Costa Didier Drogba insists Diego Costa is just the striker Chelsea have needed since he left the club. Drogba left Chelsea in 2012 after hitting the winning spot-kick in the Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich. Costa, a £32m summer signing from Atletico Madrid, has enjoyed a blistering start to the season scoring seven goals in five matches. And Drogba said: "He's the striker we needed this season." NO GO: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinh o has distanc ed himself from a swoop for ...
_Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named as the new captain of the German national team, head coach Joachim Low announced at a news conference on Tuesday. Schweinsteiger, inherits the armband from Bayern Munich teammate Philipp Lahm, who retired from international football at the age of just 30 after leading Germany to their fourth World Cup triumph in July. The midfielder's first outing as captain will be a rematch of the World Cup final when Germany host Argentina in a friendly in Dusseldorf on Wednesday. _New Manchester United signing Angel Di Maria has revealed that he stayed at Real Madrid last season because of his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo. _Former AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko believes Mario Balotelli deserves another chance after a difficult spell at the San Siro side and hopes the Italy international can make an impact at Liverpool. Balotelli made a fine start to life at Milan after joining them from Manchester City in January 2013, but failed to replicate that form in 2013-14 and was ...
By Henry Winter, Football Correspondent Chelsea and Liverpool should progress confidently to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Arsenal will believe they can follow despite a couple of daunting away assignments while Manchester City were given their usual assault course but should still survive. All in all, the Champions League group-stage draw could have been worse for the Premier League quartet, although the number of Anglo-German reunions was almost surreal. Arsenal v Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City v Bayern Munich and Chelsea against Schalke: so we meet again. While Liverpool fans were looking forward to the glamour visit of Real Madrid at Anfield on Oct 22, although probably not the thought of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale taking it in turns to run at Glen Johnson, City were facing up to a brutal draw, including that reacquaintance with Bayern. The champions of England must curse a Former Liverpool striker, Karlheinz Riedle, as well as unforgiving coefficients, for involvement in a d ...
Louis Van Gaal said that United doesn't have quality wingers. Deadwood should provide him some like Di Maria & Cuadrado.. IMO.. To be best club in the world requires quality wingers & thats why Real Madrid & Bayern Munich are best right now In 98/99, we had Ryan Giggs & David Beckam. In 07/08, we had Cristiano Ronaldo & Luis Nani. We won the Champions League because of these wingers
Lionel Messi misses out as Bayern dominate European Player of the Year voting The shift in power within European football was underlined yesterday when two Bayern Munich players were among the nominees to be named the continent's top-three players, with Lionel Messi left out for the first time in eight years. Manuel Neuer, the Bayern goalkeeper, and his team-mate, winger Arjen Robben, were yesterday named by Uefa on the shortlist for European Footballer of the Year, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid. Four-time winner Messi - who was second last year behind Bayern's Frank Ribery - did not make the cut from the final 10. The omission of the Argentine reflected the fact that Barcelona did not win either a Spanish or European honour last season, although the forward did lead his national side to the World Cup final. However, the fact that Neuer was one of three German players listed in the top five - Bayern team-mates Thomas Mueller and Philipp Lahm were the others - underlines the scale of the task ...
Ronaldo leads Uefa Best Player in Europe nominees as Messi is snubbed The 10-man shortlist has been reduced to three, with the Ballon d'Or holder set to battle it out with Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer for the prize Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named as the final three nominees for the Uefa Best Player in Europe award. The trio were named as part of an initial 10-man shortlist announced in July, which included Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Philipp Lahm, James Rodriguez and Thomas Muller. Current Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo has now been voted into the final three, along with Bayern Munich's star winger Robben and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who added the World Cup to his Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal successes last season, but Barcelona's Argentine star could only finish fifth in the voting. The winner will be announced on August 28 in Monaco during the group-stage draw for the Champions League. The Uefa Best Player prize began in 2011 under ...
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid claimed the first European silverware of the season with a 2-0 Super Cup win over Sevilla in Cardiff. Ronaldo, starting alongside new recruits James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, tapped in a cross from Cardiff-born Gareth Bale to give Real the lead. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Ronaldo, Rodriguez, Bale and Benzema are the most expensive forward line in football history The Portuguese doubled his side's advantage with a drilled shot from the left when played in by Karim Benzema. It is the first of six trophies Real are hoping to win this season. The Champions League winners will look to defend the title they claimed by beating Atletico Madrid in May, while Bale said this week the team are also confident of winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey, the Fifa Club World Cup and the Supercopa de Espana in 2014-15. Last five Uefa Super Cup winners 2013 Bayern Munich 2012 Atletico Madrid 2011 Barcelona 2010 Atletico Madrid 2009 Barcelona This match against fellow Spanish side S ...
Barcelona star Lionel Messi is one of 10 players who have been nominated for the Best Player in Europe award after guiding Argentina to the final of the World Cup. The prolific attacker was controversially handed the World Cup Golden Ball earlier this month ahead of Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller (Germany) and Arjen Robben (Netherlands) and is now in the frame to bag yet another prestigious individual award. The 10-man shortlist for the prize is dominated by Bayern Munich players, with Philipp Lahm and Manuel Neuer accompanying the aforementioned Muller and Robben. Real Madrid have two representatives on the list in Portugal attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Angel Di Maria, while Colombia star James Rodriguez is the only candidate from Ligue 1. Luis Suarez and Diego Costa, who both switched clubs this summer, complete the shortlist. Sergio Ramos, Thibaut Courtois, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrea Pirlo and Yaya Toure all narrowly missed out and occupy places 11 to 15. A jury of journalists from each o ...
As the 2014 Goal 50 draws ever closer, we review some of the big award winners from around the globe over the last 12 months We are now less than two weeks away from the announcement of the 2014 Goal 50, where we will reward the best individual performers of the 2013-14 season. Reigning champion Lionel Messi will be hoping to claim a fourth Goal 50 award, but will face serious competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Luis Suarez amongst many others. Ronaldo was the winner of the Ballon d’Or last year, while his goalscoring exploits also saw him win the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe in what was another prolific year for the Portuguese. Messi may have been outdone when it came to those honours but the Argentina star did outscore his nemesis at the World Cup, finding the net four times to lead his country to the final. Bayern Munich attackers Muller and Mario Gotze, meanwhile, not only played key roles at the World Cup, but also won the domestic double ...
Real, Barcelona top Forbes rich list Spain may have been embarrassingly dethroned as World Cup holders, but Real Madrid and Barcelona are still champions at making money after they were named as the world's two richest sports franchises. For the second successive year, Forbes business magazine tagged European champions Real Madrid, where Cristiano Ronaldo plays, as the No 1 sports team with a value of $3.44 billion. Barcelona, the home of Lionel Messi, Neymar and now the notorious Luis Suarez, are second in the chart with a current value of $3.2 billion, while English giants Manchester United are ranked at three at $2.81 billion despite their miserable season. The only other Football Club in the top 10 are German champions Bayern Munich whose current value of $1.85 billion is good enough for seventh spot. The rest of the top 10 is from Major League Baseball and the National Football League. The New York Yankees are No 4, valued at $2.5 billion with the Dallas Cowboys, worth $2.3 billion, holding the fifth ...
Fastest Players At 2014 FIFA World Cup In Brazil! See the rating of fastest ever professional football players. Seven out of eight men are present at the Munduial: 1. Arjen Robben (Netherlands; Bayern Munich) – 37km/h 2. Theo Walcott (England; Arsenal) – 35.7km/h 3. Antonio Valencia (Ecuador; Manchester United) – 35.2km/h 4. Aaron Lennon (England; Tottenham Hotspurs) – 33.8km/h 5. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal; Real Madrid) – 33.6km/h 6. Lionel Messi (Argentina; Barcelona FC) – 32.5km/h 7. Wayne Rooney (England; Manchester United) – 32.1km/h Welsh footballer and Real Madrid star player Gareth Bale is not at the World Cup. However, the Welshman is also one of the fastest football sprinters in the world with the result of 34.7km/h, which puts him on 4th position in the world. In your opinion, why do you think African players are absent in the rating?
In Defeat, Portugal Shows its Ugly Side!! The goals came in volume for Cristiano Ronaldo this year, as he stretched nets in towns across Europe at a stunning rate. While playing for Real Madrid, Ronaldo scored 51 times in 47 games, earning him the Ballon d'Or for Best Player in the world. But for Portugal, he has not been nearly as prolific. In two previous World Cups, the magnetic and polarizing Ronaldo managed only two goals in 11 games, leaving fans of his home country wondering when he would replicate his club success at the World Cup the way, for instance, Thomas Muller does. Muller has certainly been good for his club, Bayern Munich. But at the World Cup, he excels the way Ronaldo never has, scoring five goals in 2010. Now he has eight. Once again Ronaldo was left wanting in a World Cup match, and Muller scored a hat trick to lead Germany to a convincing 4-0 victory Monday that left short-handed Portugal in shambles. "This is a moment where we will see who we are," Portugal coach Paulo Bento said. P ...
RESULTS SUMMARY USA 2 Ghana 1 Germany 4 Portugal 0 Nigeria 0 Iran 0 Mueller outguns Ronaldo, Nigeria held as US pips Ghana SALVADOR (AFP) - Thomas Mueller hit a hat-trick in Germany's 4-0 thrashing of Portugal on Monday to shatter Cristiano Ronaldo's dreams of dominating the World Cup. The United States shocked Ghana 2-1 in the day's other Group G game, with American captain Clint Dempsey scoring after just 30 seconds. Iran and Nigeria fought a goalless draw in Group F, the first with no winner at these World Cup finals. Elsewhere, African champions Nigeria and Iran ground out a 0-0 stalemate in their Group F meeting in Curitiba. All 12 previous games had finished with a victory, which was the most dynamic start to a World Cup since the 1934 tournament. PORTUGAL MAULED Bayern Munich star Mueller bagged the first treble of his international career as Germany, playing their 100th World Cup game, shrugged off a troubled build-up to make a flying start to the tournament . It was disastrous afternoon at Salvad ...
Chelsea are set to offer Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos a bumper deal to make the switch to Stamford Bridge. Kroos is in the final year of his contract at Bayern and has rejected fresh terms to stay at the Allianz Arena. The German champions, who have made it clear they are not willing to improve on their current offer, will look to cash in on Kroos this summer if he fails to agree to a New Deal. Madrid have offered Kroos, 24, a £4m-a-year deal to join Cristiano Ronaldo & co at the Bernabeu. But according to reports in Spain, Chelsea are willing to splash the cash to beat Madrid to the signing of Kroos. Having secured the £27m addition of Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas last week, Jose Mourinho has turned his attentions to Kroos and will offer the Bayern star a £7m-a-year deal to join Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks a record for being the first player to ever score 15 goals in one Champions League season as he scores his First Goal vs Bayern Munich Final Score 4-0 AGG 5-0 SEMI-FINAL...
Cristiano Ronaldo On Winning The Ballon D'Or The Portuguese star scooped up the 2013 award for the world's greatest footballer and admitted it was a more emotional experience than his previous win in 2008 Cristiano Ronaldo claims he is the worthy winner of the Fifa Ballon d'Or after being crowned as the world's Best Player for 2013 in Zurich on Monday. The Real Madrid star edged out Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery to collect the award for the second time, five years after his first win when playing for Manchester United. And he was quick to state that the best man won when speaking to the press afterwards. "If people gave the award to me, it is probably true that I deserve it. Messi or Ribery deserved the Ballon d'Or too, but I won it. I feel really happy to win the Ballon d'Or and I share this award with Real Madrid," he said. The 28-year-old went on to explain why he burst into tears upon receiving the award at the Kongresshaus in front of a star-studded audience. "I saw ...
World Cup Update Nigeria Nigeria duo Elderson Echiejile and Ahmed Musa have injury worries just a week before the start of the World Cup. Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of being fit for Portugal's opening FIFA World Cup clash with Germany were thrown into further doubt when coach Paulo Bento refused to put a time frame on his return. France France offered an encouraging update on Franck Ribery's FIFA World Cup hopes as the Bayern Munich star rejoined training with Didier Deschamps' squad. Germany Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger are set to return from injury today as Germany play Armenia in their final warm-up match.
Louis Van Gaal has set Manchester United their summer homework – land four players by next month- starting with Liverpool target Yevhen Konoplyanka. In a big test for executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the Reds new boss wants significant progress to have been made on recruiting Konoplyanka, Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and ­Dortmund defender Mats Hummels by the time the World Cup ends - Van Gaal will be in Brazil as Holland coach. Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is also on the radar but he will not play again until next year because of a cruciate ligament injury. Woodward came under fire for chasing Cesc Fabregas, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale for much of last summer – and ended up with none. The successor to David Gill, he was also accused of leaving it too late to do other deals before paying over the odds for Marouane Fellaini. When David Moyes was sacked in April, Woodward managed to stay out of the line of fire, even though some felt he was just as culpable as the axed U ...
Bayern Munich, Ronaldo top final AP global 10: LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is the player of the season in ...
That moment when football fans around the globe irrespective of their clubs they love but notably Real Madrid fans start branding Jose Mourinho a flop in football management because Carlo Ancelloti succeeded in delivering the Tenth Holy Grail (La Decima) for the Los Merengues where Jose Mourinho failed to in his three year quest at Santiago Bernabeu. But what many have failed to notice or must have remained ignorant of is Jose Mourinho also did a little to help Real Madrid lift the La Decima last night... 1. He stopped Pep Guardiola's Barcelona dominance. 2. He took them to three consecutive semi-finals when they always fail in the early knockout stages prior to Mourinho's appointment. 3. He made Cristiano Ronaldo better 4. He instilled that winning mentality they lacked for some few years back. **You can attest to the fact that this Dortmund and Bayern Munich team they eliminated on their route to the finals were not that strong to the ones Mourinho met during his reign...**
A historic Champions League season is over. Records after records kept on breaking. From Napoli being the first ever team to not qualify with 12 points, to Zenit becoming the first ever team to do so with only 1 win, to Cristiano Ronaldo becoming the player with the most goals in a single campaign and now only 3 goals away from becoming the all time top scorer in the tournament. Carlo Ancelotti makes another history by winning the Champions League a record 3 times now and his record put him up there with the greatest of all time. Real Madrid finally win their La Decima, and confirm their status as the world's greatest club as there won't be any teams catching up on them anytime soon. They are deserved champions and won it fair and square. They swept aside top teams all the way, from champions of Italy, to three top German clubs in the knockout stages, and the battering of Bayern Munich, the then strongest club in Europe will be in memories for a long time to come. They scored the most goals ever by a winn ...
Januzaj inspired by Ronaldo Adnan Januzaj has revealed he watches Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to emulate the Former Manchester United superstar. Ronaldo has broken the record for the number of goals in an individual Champions League campaign, netting his 15th and 16th strikes of the season in the astounding 4-0 victory at Bayern Munich in the semi-final second leg. Like Januzaj, the Portugal international arrived in Manchester from the continent as a callow youngster but through his dedication and surrounding environment the Madeira man developed into one of the very best footballers on the planet. In an exclusive interview with June's edition of Inside United, 19-year-old Adnan admits he tracks Ronaldo's performances from afar. "I watch him a lot and try to do the same things that he does," he explained. "He is a very good player. I always look at him and watch his games as well and try to do what he is doing and remember what he did at Manchester United. "I have to work hard in the gym like he did becaus ...
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According to Michael Owen's own words, Real Madrid has never had a better football player in their ranks than Cristiano Ronaldo . The former England international has been giving voice to his opinion on SportLobster lately and besides his remarks on CR7 , he also reviewed some of his best days in Madrid in 2004 and 2005. Just a few days after having broken the Uefa Champions League record for the most goals scored in a single season (16), Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be gathering a vast consensus from many pundits in ranking him as the best football player to have ever worn a Real Madrid jersey. With his two latest goals against Bayern Munich this last Tuesday, the Portuguese forward has now reached the 250- goal mark in only 243 appearances for the Merengues, which results on a 1.03 goal-per- game ratio. Michael Owen, the Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United star, has publicly addressed the controversial question about the best-ever Real Madrid player and didn't hesitate in rating Cristiano ...
Cristiano Ronaldo signing autographs for fans after the Bayern Munich match.
US commentator Eric Wynalda said Cristiano Ronaldo would go low with with his free-kick v Bayern Munich...
Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Angel Di Maria, Karim Benzema... what a lethal combination, I mean they are just so deadly. am afraid of these Guyz but am sure Bayern Munich is now more afraid than I am...Hala Real Madrid C.F. Bayern POBO!
Real Madrid ROAR POWERFULLY INTO FINAL Real Madrid blew Bayern Munich away to reach the Uefa Champions League final with a 4-0 second leg victory which secured a 5-0 aggregate success. Sergio Ramos took advantage of some woeful marking to head home twice from set pieces in the opening 20 minutes before Cristiano Ronaldo put the finishing touch to a devastating counter-attack in the 34th minute in a blistering opening half from the Spanish giants. Ronaldo added a fourth with a late free-kick and the only downside for Carlo Ancelotti's side, who will face either city rivals Atletico Madrid or Chelsea and former boss Jose Mourinho in the Lisbon final next month, was the needless booking for midfielder Xabi Alonso which rules him out of the showpiece. Pep Guardiola's reigning European champions had dominated possession in the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu last week, only to leave Spain with a 1-0 deficit after Karim Benzema struck. Any hopes they had of working their way back into the tie were obliterated by ...
At long last, Real Madrid can almost touch La Decima. This was an occasion when the Spanish club had been confronted by tension, the weight of history, curses and a Bayern Munich team that were supposed to pass them to death. Yet Carlo Ancelotti, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and, yes, Gareth Bale sliced through it all with a performance of such swashbuckling brilliance that Pep Guardiola's Bayern side were reduced to rubble.
Bayern Munich were humiliated in front of their own fans at Allianz Arena by Real Madrid...they were simply WHITEWASHED as they went down 4-0 with Cristiano Ronaldo & Sergio Ramos scoring 2 goals each during the Uefa Champions League 2nd leg semi-finals match. with the World Best Player already under his belt, am pretty sure that C.Ronaldo would like to add the coveted trophy into his collection...
Real Madrid thrash Bayern Munich 4 - 0 Real Madrid sailed into their first Champions League final since 2002 with an astonishingly one-sided away victory over holders Bayern Munich. Sergio Ramos scored two headers from set-pieces before Cristiano Ronaldo rounded off a counter-attack to all but end the game as a contest. Ronaldo added a late free-kick for his record 16th goal of the European campaign to seal a 5-0 aggregate win. Real will face either Chelsea or Atletico Madrid in the final in Lisbon.
Bayern Munich 0-4 Real Madrid (Agg: 0-5) During the course of tonight's match, Bayern Munich made 656 passes compared to Real's 287. More tellingly, however, is the performance of each side's star player. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two and helped to create another while Franck Ribery failed to even put a single cross into the box. MORAL OF DIS STORY: The end justifies the means. Even parkin the bus is good as long as u get a result. Hope Guardiola has learnt his lesson
Is there no one else? Real Madrid is the only team that can beat Bayern Munich (Last year’s winner) with a 5-0 aggregate and 4-0 at their home stadium Real Madrid has the best attack in the world Real Madrid has the best defense in the world Carlo Ancelotti is the best coach in the world Cristiano Ronaldo is the Best Player in the world Is there any better team than Real Madrid?
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-0 rout of defending champions Bayern Munich to lead Real Madrid to the Champions League final and setting a record in the process.
Sergio Ramos netted twice before Cristiano Ronaldo added the 3rd & 4th as Bayern Munich suffer their worst home defeat in Europe Do you ever see this result coming before the start of the match?
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BAYERN IN TROUBLE: Cristiano Ronaldo piles more misery to Bayern Munich. 3 goals now in a very "short time". Bayern Munich now need 5 goals!
Bayern Munchen v Real Madrid // Tip Over 3.5 In this Uefa Champions League second leg semifinal between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, Madrid is in great form. They have won their last eight matches, scoring 25 goals and conceding just once. Today’s game is most important of the season for Real Madrid as they seek to reach their first Champions League final in many years, and they are well prepared with star man Cristiano Ronaldo to start after a recent hamstring problem, while Pepe, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale who missed out on the 4-0 thrashing over Osasuna are all fit to feature tonight. On the other hand Bayern Munich are on their worst run of form this season, despite defeating Werder Bremen 5-2 at the weekend this month they suffered three defeats out of their last six games losing to Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg, also in Champion Leagues they lost at the Allianz Arena to Arsenal and Man City. Tonight they have to overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit in order to progress to the ...
Champions League semifinal - Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid at Allianz Arena on 30 April 2014. Match starts at 12:30 am India time. It's the clash between two of the biggest spenders in club football. Real Madrid are worth 425 millions and Bayern are worth 314 million pounds in player values. Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola have been good with their respective teams but RM stands a better chance after the 1-0 lead in the first leg. Bayern were tactically naive in the first leg where RM played without Gareth Bale and CR without full fitness. Will the Bavarians get the two required goals and prevent RM from scoring that 1 away goal? Real Madrid: Iker Casillas; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Dani Carvajal; Ángel di María, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modrić; Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale. Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer; David Alaba, Dante, Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm; Javi Martínez; Franck Ribéry, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben; Mario Mandžukić.
Carlo Ancelotti insists Real Madrid will be putting the emphasis firmly on attack when they visit Bayern Munich for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Madrid hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg at the Bernabeu, but Ancelotti said his intention is to extend that lead and that he would field a side featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale if the trio are fit. Speaking to the media after the 4-0 victory over Osasuna in La Liga, Ancelotti said on the club’s official website: “I'm sure that I am going to pick an XI with a lot of desire and illusion. Everyone needs to be calm as we are going to prepare well. I have a lot of confidence in the players and they all need to have it. “The objective is to score"
Ronaldo double eases Madrid past Osasuna 26 April 2014, 22:27 Real Madrid's rampant Cristiano Ronaldo scored at the start of each half to set up a 4-0 victory olowly Osasuna and put the pressure back on La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Sergio Ramos and Daniel Carvajal also netted for Real who are second on 82 points, three behind Atletico before their trip to Valencia on Sunday with both teams having played 34 games. Barcelona, mourning the death of former coach Tito Vilanova on Friday, are now in third place with 81 points from 34 matches and travel to Villarreal on Sunday. Real did not risk Gareth Bale or Karim Benzema against Osasuna ahead of their Champions League semifinal second leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday in which they hold a 1-0 advantage. But there was no holding Ronaldo, who only returned from injury in Wednesday's first leg against Bayern at the Bernabeu having been out since early April, as he cut in from the left wing and fired into the corner of the net after six minutes. The ...
Cristiano Ronaldo felt no ill effects after he returned from injury in Real Madrid's 1-0 Champions League semi-final win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised the sacrifices Cristiano Ronaldo had to make in their 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Uefa Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo will wear his new Ballon d'Or boots for the first time against Bayern Munich tonight. Amazing.
Real Madrid v Bayern Munich (09:45 pm) Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first leg against Bayern Munich later today. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said he will make a late decision on the 29-year-old, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Cristiano Ronaldo should be fit in time for Real Madrid’s Champions League semi-final first leg against holders Bayern Munich on Wednesday – according to coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Real Madrid fans think of Bayern Munich as "La Bestia Negra" given their many heartbreaks at the hands of the Germans in the past. But under Carlo Ancelotti and led by Cristiano Ronaldo, Real look to rewrite the history books on Wednesday.
Real Madrid head into the game without the injured Álvaro Arbeloa and Jesé, while Sami Khedira hasn't yet recovered from his long-term layoff. However, the doubtful Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo are both included in Carlo Ancelotti's squad, so they could make their returns. Copa del Rey hero Gareth Bale is also included, despite missing training on Monday with the flu. Bayern Munich have goalkeeper Manuel Neuer back available after a calf injury, with the German International fit to play. His usual backup Tom Starke is, however, definitely unavailable, along with the long-term injured Holger Badstuber, Thiago Alcântara and Xherdan Shaqiri. Everyone else should be available, despite some question marks over the fitness of David Alaba and Thomas Müller.
Champions League team news: -Eden Hazard was unable to train with Chelsea first team today and a major doubt for tomorrow's match against Atletico Madrid. -Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against Chelsea, from which he is loaned. -Cristiano Ronaldo able to train normally with Real Madrid, but not Bale, sick. - Manuel Neuer likely to play with Bayern Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo still unsure whether he will be fit to face Bayern Munich in Champions League semi-final
THREE Reasons Why Chelsea WILL Win The Champions League The semi-finalists for the Champions League are now confirmed - Chelsea will go up against one of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. The draw is on Friday, but whoever they get I think Chelsea will win the tournament. Here are three reasons why. 1) Jose Mourinho The Portuguese coach has vast experience across European football and knows exactly what is needed to win the competition. Mourinho won the Champions League against all odds whilst in charge of Porto, and then picked up the trophy when at Inter Milan. If there is one coach who you'd want in charge going into the Champions League semi-final it would be him. 2) Solid defence John Terry and Gary Cahill are one of the best central pairings I have seen this season. They are half of the Premier League's tightest defence and have proved to be a tough nut to crack in Europe. Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa, Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich have a host of top-class att ...
UPDATE: Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez continues to lead the race for the European Golden Shoe with a one-goal lead over second-placed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, but Lionel Messi’s fine form for Barcelona in recent weeks has seen last year’s winner storm into the top three. Suarez proved unable to find the net in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Ham United, while Ronaldo sat out Madrid’s victory over Real Sociedad. Meanwhile, Messi added two goals to his tally as Barcelona thumped Betis 3-1 at the weekend and has now closed the gap with Suarez to four, level with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa. Patrice Evra has backed Manchester United to surprise holders Bayern Munich and progress to the Uefa Champions League semi-finals. United and Bayern won their respective domestic leagues last season, though the fortunes of the two European giants have contrasted vastly this term. Tottenham Hotspur's rapidly unravelling season took another twist today with first team coach Tim Sherwood set to be repla ...
Although the battle to be recognised as the world's Best Player, may be between Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, but as far as the shirt sales goes, the Portuguese ace is in a league of his own. The Real Madrid talisman, sold over a million copies, more than the combined total of the entire Bayern Munich squad. Up Cr7.
Virat Kohli is the Cristiano Ronaldo of India ... In a parallel world ... MU please do a Dhoni act defeat Bayern Munich ... I don't know how ... just do it ... just do it ... plz
WHAT I LEARNED WEEKEND.. *Olympiakos were crowned Greek champions for the 16th time in 18 seasons..while Bayern Munich opened up a 23-point lead at the Bundesliga summit. *Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a 7-0 thrashing of Osasuna..while Cristiano Ronaldo's solitary strike was enough to see off Malaga. *Liverpool ended their run of six games without a win at Old Trafford with a rampant 3-0 thrashing of Man United..thou 2 of the 3 goals were penalties..there was also a red card for Nemanja Vidic. *Arsenal ended there poor recordhat lane with a hard fought 1-0 win..Tomas Rosicky with a stunning strike in just 2 minutes from the start..the Czech rep.captain was also among the scorers the last time the sides metEmirates. *Aston Villa handed Chelsea their first defeat of 2014 with a late Fabian Delph strike..the match saw 3 red cards all against the visitors,Willian,Ramires and Jose Mourinho. *Man City put aside their Champions League and FA CUP elimination with a 2-0 win away to Hull City..this match also saw . ...
Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is "fascinated" by the free-kick of Cristiano Ronaldo and Beckham after watching footage on YouTube
Arsenals celebrates 10yrs with out trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo has more hatrick in his carreer dan Chamakh has Premier League shot. Ryan Giggs can donate a Premier League medals to 11 Arsenal players and still has 2 of his own. Since Arsenal last won a trophy, Pep Guardiola retired as a player bcame manager, won 15 trophies took a year break n now returned n won 2 trophies. Guardiola of Bayern Munich went 4 a year break 2 learn more about football bcos of Chelsea. Tottenham payed 4 Willian's flight,taxi,hotels and medicals only 4 Chelsea to sign him. When Mourinho says u have a bright future; it means u can't make his team at present. Zinedine Zidane was never caught off-side in his whole carreer. Adnan Januzaj: Born in Belgium,mother frm Kosovo,father frm Albania,grandmother frm Turkey and plays in ENGLAND! UNITED 4 LIFE!!!
SUN ON SUNDAY Wayne Rooney has pledged the rest of his top-class career to Manchester United after signing a £70m four-and-a-half year deal. David Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo as his first glamour signing for his new soccer team when they kick off in Miami. Manchester City are set to sell Micah Richards in the summer for £8m. Sunday Mirror Alan Pardew is on the brink of losing backing of his Newcastle players, while rumours are growing that Mike Ashley is preparing to sell the club, having failed to watch a match at St James' Park for almost six months. New Fulham manager Felix Magath is paranoid and a control freak, says Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness. Franco Baldini's Tottenham future in doubt after top-level behind-the-scenes clashes. Jose Mourinho expects Chelsea transfers for Luke Shaw and Edinson Cavani before the World Cup. Pablo Zabaleta desperate for friend Lionel Messi to join him at City and claims Barcelona star has asked about Manchester life. Manchester United transfer boost as Borussi ...
‘Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not The Best; I Am’ Says France’s Franck Ribery Cristiano Ronaldo, despite scoring a staggering total of 69 goals in only 59 games in 2013, did not deserve the Ballon D’or award as the year’s Best Player. At least, that’s what one of his competitors, Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery now says. Cristiano Ronaldo won the coveted trophy for the first time last Monday, at an awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, home base of the world football (aka soccer) governing body, FIFA. The final three nominees were Ronaldo, Ribery and Barcelona’s brilliant Lionel Messi, who had a grip on the trophy for the previous four years. Messi hasn’t said anything, but Ribery has not exactly extended his congratulations to Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar who leads Spain’s Real Madrid side. In fact, he feels that Europe’s Best Player last year was not Cristiano Ronaldo. It was Franck Ribery. “I won everything, with the team and individually. Ronaldo won nothing,” Ribery ...
*Latest news* FREE Live column - and the latest football news, check out; Alonso criticial of Gurpegui after Ronaldo dismissal Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso feels Carlos Gurpegui and the San Mames crowd contributed to Cristiano Ronaldo's dismissal on Sunday. Taider urges Inter recovery Inter's Saphir Taider wants his team-mates to forget about their defeat to Juventus and move forward in Serie A. Tan: Solskjaer better than Mackay Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan believes his club are in much better hands following the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. Robben eager for full fitness Arjen Robben believes he will soon be back to full fitness after scoring in Bayern Munich's 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday. Beckenbauer: Hamburg relegation unthinkable Franz Beckenbauer claims he can not imagine seeing struggling Hamburg ply their trade in the 2. Bundesliga. Arsenal confirm Kallstrom is to stay Arsenal have confirmed that the injured Kim Kallstrom will remain at the Emirates Stadium ...
Barca keep Atletico at bay, Bayern back 27 January 2014, 10:24 Barcelona stayed top of La Liga on goal difference with a 3-0 win over Malaga as Atletico Madrid won 4-2 at Rayo Vallecano to stay hot on their heels. Bayern Munich returned from the Bundesliga winter break to beat Borussia Moenchengladbach, Juventus dropped points for the first time in 13 Serie A matches and Monaco cut Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 lead to three points. SPAIN Real Madrid moved top when they beat Granada 2-0 on Saturday but comfortable wins for Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on Sunday restored the joint leaders' one-point advantage in La Liga after 21 matches. Cristiano Ronaldo set Real on their way with the opening goal at the Bernabeu, the league's top scorer's 22nd of the campaign, and Karim Benzema added a second for Carlo Ancelotti's in-form side. Barca coasted to a 3-0 home victory over Malaga thanks to goals from Gerard Pique, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, and Turkey playmaker Arda Turan struck twice in Atletico's 4-2 success a ...
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has slammed the outcome of the 2013 Fifa Ballon d'Or and feels Cristiano Ronaldo did not deserve to win
Is the Premier League slipping? Is the Premier League slipping? Just as Arsenal were arriving at Villa Park on Monday night, at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, Ruud Gullit and Fernanda Lima welcomed the final three members of the FIFA FIFPro World XI - Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo - onto the stage in Zurich's Kongresshaus. Their arrival confirmed what we had known all along: Though some 14 Premier League players had made the 55-strong list of nominees, for the third time in four years, not one of them would be elected to the final XI. Looking at the players selected ahead of them, it is hard to argue. The 50,000-plus professional players who voted had constructed quite a side. Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich; Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Daniel Alves and Messi of Barcelona; two players from Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo - and two from Paris Saint-Germain in the form of Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic. True, the midfield looked a little imbalanced. Perhaps ...
Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned World Player of the Year on Monday for a second time as he beat Messi and Bayern Munich's treble-winning playmaker Franck Ribery to football's highest individual award. PICTURES INSIDE
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid, Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona and Franck Ribery of France and Bayern Munich.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or winner... The Portuguese beat Four times winner, Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich midfielder, Franck Ribery to the award. any objection(s)??? Give us your reaction(s)...
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Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo. It wasn't going to be anyone else on the three-man short list for the 2013 Ballon d'Or, which was announced by FIFA on Monday. The La Liga duo were a shoo-in for two of the spots, as they have been for the past six years (Messi has won four straight, and Ronaldo won in 2008), while Ribery has joined the creme de la creme thanks to the superb performances through the year that helped Bayern Munich complete their historic treble. Ever since the original short list was drawn up, the talented trio were the hot favourites to make the trip to Switzerland in January for the annual ceremony. The votes are in and have been counted. All that's left is for cases to be made for and against. Here's the case for CR7: Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo's incredible year surely makes him a no-brainer for the Ballon d'Or. Rigg Lionel Messi is still the Best Player in the world and deserves to retain his crown. Ledwith Franck Ribery's consistent performances give him real hope ...
Cristiano Ronaldo was the world’s most in-form player by the end of 2013, while Franck Ribery was the poster boy of the globe’s greatest team over the calendar year. But above and beyond those achievements, Barcelona icon Lionel Messi proved once more that he remains the best there is and that he deserves a fifth straight Ballon d’Or title. It was by no means a vintage year for the Argentine, with his attempts to back up a phenomenal record of 91 goals in 2012 being frustrated by constant injury problems from April onwards. But one should not immediately overlook the magnificent achievements he was still able to rack up in a truncated 12 months. While Ronaldo spent most of 2013 flattering in the bigger games of Real Madrid and Portugal before his big moment in Stockholm in November, Ribery was part of a magnificent Bayern Munich side which would more than likely have swept all before them even had the Frenchman not been available to weave his own brand of magic. Messi, though, still shone enough to ...
.FOOTBALL HEADLINES. * Arsene Wenger has ruled out re-signing Former Arsenal defender and current Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole. * Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering stepping up the chase for Sevilla playmaker Ivan Rakitic and bagging him ahead of his Premier League rivals. * Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao feels it would be a disservice to hand the Ballon d'Or to Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and has backed teammate and 2008 winner Cristiano Ronaldo to dethrone holder Lionel Messi of the award next month. * Cardiff City owner, Vincent Tan has sealed an agreement to take over the control and management of Bosnia's Premier League Football Club Sarajevo. * Manchester United manager David Moyes is planning to be among the teams at the top of the league by the end of January, and is confident Wayne Rooney can help the Reds achieve the target. * Luis Suarez has two staggering price tag clauses in his new £10 million-a-year Liverpool contract. He will cost a world record £100m if a fore ...
Lionel Messi ranked number 1 in World Top 100 Footballers 2013 chart Angela Asante, December 24 2013, Experts have voted. The world’s best footballer of the year is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, according to English media The Guardian. “Even in an off year, [La Liga champion] Messi is still undeniably on,” wrote The Guardian senior sports writer and columnist, Barney Ronay. La Pulga edges Ronaldo who comes second, despite performing at his personal best. FC Barcelona dominate the top 10 with four players while Ribery is the only Bayern Munich player in there. Luis Suarez and Kun Aguero are also the only current Premier League stars to feature among the world’s 10 Best Players as per The Guardian’s released chart. Top 10 list 1- Lionel Messi (Barcelona; Argentina) 2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid; Portugal) 3- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG; Sweden) 4- Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich; France) 5- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona; Spain) 6- Neymar (Barcelona; Brazil) 7- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid; Wales ...
My article explaining why moyes should not to be blame as a non performing manager at united. Don't Blame David Moyes, Manchester United's Crisis Has Been Years in the Making In the summer of 2009, Manchester United had the chance to create a dynasty. They had just won the league for the third year in a row, and reached their second Champions League final in succession. A team of kids had taken Everton to penalties in the FA Cup semi-final, demonstrating the depth of talent percolating the senior squad. Sure, they had been well beaten in the Champions League final by Barcelona, and sold Cristiano Ronaldo days later. But Sir Alex Ferguson still had a core of world-class players in Wayne Rooney, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. The £80m he received for Ronaldo, coupled with the huge sums being generated through TV and gate receipts, could have funded four or five marquee signings, to address any weaknesses in the squad and establish United as Europe's premier club for years. What happened? Ferguson replace ...
(Goal) Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery revealed he was "disappointed" by Mamadou Sakho's declaration that he would back Cristiano Ronaldo to be crowned Ballon d'Or winner. Ribery was instrumental in die Roten's unprecedented treble last season and recently helped France to the 2014 World Cup by impressing in a 3-2 aggregate play-off win against Ukraine. However, Ronaldo remains one of the firm favourites after an incredible performance record during 2013, with Liverpool defender Sakho citing that as the decisive reason behind his vote. "I would vote for Cristiano Ronaldo," the France international told beIN Sport on Monday. "He is a high-level player and athlete and the statistics of the Portuguese are really impressive. "It is obvious my heart would vote for Ribery, but the numbers don't lie." However, Ribery made clear he was not impressed with his international colleague's remarks, telling L'Equipe: "Sakho disappointed me. "He disappointed me about what he said recently. Anyway, that's how it is in fo ...
FACT ďɨď ¥๏µ Ќɲ๏ώ ţhąţ . •Goals Since January 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo - 63 Liverpool - 61 Arsenal - 58 Man City - 56 Chelsea - 54 Man United - 54 Spurs - 39 •Zlatan Ibrahimović doesn't allow his wife to enter his games-room. •Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school at the age of 14 after throwing a chair at his teacher for mocking his family's financial status ! Today look at how rich this man is. •Thierry Henry has the best goals per game record in Premier League history, netting every 1.47 matches. •Manchester United haven't lost to Arsenal at Old Trafford in 7 years. •Arsenal are the first team in 9 years to beat both Bayern Munich and Dortmund away in the same year. •Cristiano Ronaldo earns £17,000,000 a year. That means if he sleeps for an average of 7 hours a day, he earns £6,400,000 while sleeping. •Balotelli goals - 75 Balotelli yellow cards - 77 •it has been speculated that Osama Bin Laden was an Arsenal fan. •Liverpool (118) have been awarded the most pe ...
Crystal Palace and Everton played to a 0-0 draw in their English Premiership clash at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo saw Real Madrid thump Real Sociedad 5-1 in a La Liga match at the Bernabéu on Saturday. Borussia Dortmund lost ground to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich after losing 2-1 away to Wolfsburg on Saturday. Ghana attacker Kevin-Prince Boateng scored a brace to help Schalke come from behind to defeat Werder Bremen 3-1 on Saturday.
Zinedine Zidane has said he would choose his former France international teammate Franck Ribery over his current Real Madrid charge Cristiano Ronaldo if he were picking the 2013 Ballon d’Or winner. • Ribery targets Ballon d'Or Ribery is hotly tipped to take the prize given his key role in Bayern Munich’s Champions League, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal triumphs last season and his impressive performances under new coach Pep Guardiola this term.
Ronald night of goals Ronaldo shines in goals bonanza night Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick for Real Madrid illuminated an opening night goals bonanza as the leading contenders began the Champions League group stage with a bang on Tuesday. Thirty goals rained in around Europe with Real trouncing Galatasaray 6-1 in Istanbul, holders Bayern Munich winning 3-0 at home to CSKA Moscow and Manchester United putting four past Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford. Paris St Germain fired a warning that they will be a real threat with a 4-1 victory away to Olympiakos Piraeus while Manchester City won 3-0 at Czech outsiders Viktoria Plzen. Ronaldo's reign as the world's most expensive footballer ended this month when Real paid Tottenham Hotspur €100 million for Gareth Bale but he underlined his role as chief conductor of Los Blancos with a dazzling display. Bale, who is still building up his match fitness after missing most of pre-season, had the honour of becoming the world's most costly substitute until he joined the ...
CHAMPIONSHIP P Champions League FIXTURES Group A: Manchester United v Bayer Leverkusen Real Sociedad v Shakhtar Donetsk Group B: FC Copenhagen v Juventus Galatasaray v Real Madrid Group C: Benfica v Anderlecht Olympiakos v Paris St-Germain Group D: Bayern Munich v CSKA Moscow Viktoria Plzen v Manchester City 1851: The long and the short of it is that tonight's fixture list is long rather than short. Let's have a look at how the Champions League elite roll out. 1851: BREAKING Real Madrid NEWS Gareth Bale is named on the bench by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti despite scoring on his debut against Villarreal at the weekend. Angel Di Maria, Luka Modric and Isco will play behind the twin threats of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. 1848: FOOTBALL LEAGUE LATEST It was less than six years ago that Bolton were basking in the bright lights of European action, snatching a 2-2 draw away to a Bayern Munich side that featured Franck Ribery, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski. Tonight they f ...
Champions League Real Madrid aim to be kings of Europe again If Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, football's most expensive duo, can produce the brilliance that prompted Real Madrid to invest £166 million in, the Spanish giants could finally land their 10th European Cup this season. The 59th season of Europe's elite club competition begins on Tuesday with Bayern Munich defending their title boosted by the signing of Mario Goetze from last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona looking for a fourth crown in nine seasons. The managerial landscape has changed with Alex Ferguson, in charge of more Champions League games than any other coach, having left Manchester United and Jose Mourinho having ended his spell at Real for a second stint at Chelsea. Real have replaced him with another double Champions League-winning coach in Carlo Ancelotti and the Italian's job will be to make sure new recruit Bale fits into his team. The Wales winger's world record £86 million move from Tottenham Hotspur ear ...
The transfer window is open and we'll have all the latest deals, news and rumours as they happen throughout the summer. * Moyes to discuss Rooney * Bony frustration for Swansea * Anelka signs for West Brom 14.02 - The agent of in-demand striker Wilfried Bony has asked Vitesse why it's taking so long to seal a transfer for his client to Swansea. 13.35 - Sky Sports understands that Nottingham Forest have lodged a bid for FC Utrecht's Zambia international striker Jacob Mulenga, who hit 14 goals in the Eredivisie last season. 13.05 - Bournemouth have terminated the contract of Frank Demouge by mutual consent. 13.01 - Carlisle could have moved a step closer to signing striker Lewis Guy following his release from St Mirren. 13.00 - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo - who has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United this summer - has reiterated his desire to continue playing in La Liga. 12.55 - According to Sky Sports Italia, former Fiorentina striker and 2006 World Cup winner Luca Toni is set ...
New Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has told Madrid chiefs to bring him Gareth Bale. Real are willing to offer Spurs a number of players including Angel Di Maria plus cash for the Welshman. Cristiano Ronaldo will meet with Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, in the coming days to discuss his future, with Manchester United still hoping they can bring the forward back to Manchester. Manchester City are stepping up their search for a striker, as Carlos Tevez completed his £10 million move to Juventus. City are willing to offer Edin Dzeko plus cash in exchange for Borussia Dortmund's goal-machine, Robert Lewandowski. Tottenham are stepping up their bid to sign David Villa, with Technical Director Franco Baldini trying to thrash out a deal. Arsenal still believe they can convince Wayne Rooney to move to the Emirates this summer and are putting together a suitable package to entice him to London. Bayern Munich have joined Inter Milan in the race for Manchester City defender, Micah Richards. Swansea ...
Our Analysis of Real Madrid's transfer plans. *First on the list is Isco who's beyond any doubt a great player and his performances in the European U-21 Championship proved he's destined for greatness. But the fact is there's simply no room in the squad for him with Mesut Özil, Luka Modric and possibly Jesé already on board. *Second is Tottenham's Gareth Bale: The Welshman has been described by many as the third Best Player in the world behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi. The winger's outstanding form last season makes him worthy of a place on Real Madrid's right wing and with Di Maria inconsistent form, Bale looks set to be "Florentino's 11th Galactico". *Real Madrid's persistent need for a world class striker is the most problematic as such players are very few. There's been talk of Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and even Robert Lewandowski. If I could choose freely I'd say Lewandowski but the player looks closer to Bayern Munich. As for Suarez his football speaks for itself but he's a very cont ...
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Today's Rumors :- Kevin Strootman, the 23-year-old PSV and Dutch international midfielder, is set to become the first marquee signing of the David Moyes era. (Sports Direct News) Thiago Alcantara's £15 million move to Old Trafford has suffered a blow after Barcelona mooted that they will offer the 22-year-old midfielder a new contract. (Metro) ...but, Thiago's father Mazinho, believes his his son should move to United, rather than Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Chelsea. (Daily Mirror) United are looking to swap Wayne Rooney for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, with £30m also going to Spain. (Star)
Manchester - In the transfer market this season, Manchester United linked with Cesc Fabregas and Robert Lewandowski. According to Rio Ferdinand, it's stupid if the player refuses to play at Old Trafford. 34-year-old defender was confirmed that there was no better place than with the Red Devils if you want to be a footballer greater. The former Leeds United player Cristiano Ronaldo's take an example. Portuguese player was assessed Ferdinand could be like at this time due to playing with Manchester United. Therefore, the British player took Fabregas and Lewandowski did not hesitate to join the MU. "If Manchester United came to bid, you have to accept it. Though you are a good player, you will be more intense at this club and one example is Cristiano Ronaldo," he told The Sun. "Players like Rya Giggs, Roy Keane, David Beckham, Andy Cole all become great players at United. If you are an ambitious player, then you should playing at a top club. At the age of 23-27 years, won many trophies is important, "he clos ...
Utd Transfer Rumours from 12/6 - 14/6 :- 12/6/13: Portuguese publication Record continues to insist that centre-back Ezequiel Garay is on his way to Old Trafford. The latest report claims a "gentlemen's agreement" has been reached between the Reds and Benfica over a €20million transfer, with Real Madrid due around half of the fee. 12/6/13: The South Yorkshire Times believes new Sheffield United boss David Weir has a couple of Reds youngsters on his radar. The Former Everton coach watched several Under-21 games last term and is said to be plotting loan moves for Scott Wootton and Will Keane, who were both sidelined by injury as the campaign ended. 13/6/13: The Sun thinks any move to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo is now dependent on whether Real Madrid can convince Tottenham to cash in on Welsh wonder Gareth Bale. 13/6/13: United would have to pay Bayern Munich compensation if Robert Lewandowski trades Borussia Dortmund for Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star. The Pole still feels he can clinch ...
Franck Ribery joins Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the top 3 footballers of Europe. Bundesliga proves it worth by claiming 14 spots in the top 50! While, Bayern Munich is the top team with six players in the list. The Bavarians are - 03. Franck Ribery 14. Bastian Schweinsteiger 19. Thomas Müller 22. Toni Kroos 31. Dante 38. Philipp Lahm And other Bundesliga players are - 04. Marco Reus 32. Mario Götze 34. Jefferson Farfan 35. Oliver Sorg 37. Robert Lewandowski 44. Stefan Kießling 48. Alexander Meier 50. Ron-Robert Zieler Sir R. Jadeja
Bale: "Ronaldo more complete than Messi" Tottenham forward Gareth Bale says Cristiano Ronaldo is a more ‘complete footballer’ than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The in-form Spurs attacker, who is rumoured to be a transfer target for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich this summer, has scored 13 Premier League goals so far this season. Asked the question “Messi or Ronaldo?” by Life’s a Pitch, Bale revealed his admiration for Los Blancos’ star. “For me, personally, I’d say Ronaldo,” the 23-year-old Welshman responded. “He’s got the whole package. He’s strong, he’s powerful, he’s pacey, can head the ball, strike the ball. Obviously, you can’t say anything bad about Messi, but for the all-round complete footballer, I’d say Cristiano Ronaldo.” The comments are likely to be taken as a welcome sign by Real Madrid that the Wales international would relish the chance to link up with Ronaldo. According to reports, Los Merengues are expected to challenge Bayern for his signature at the ...
PAPERSJUNE9 Manchester United want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in time for Rio Ferdinand's August 8 testimonial, but the superstar has hinted he may sign a new Real Madrid deal - THE SUN Nani's future also remains in the balance but the winger will speak to new boss David Moyes on Monday before deciding whether or not to leave Old Trafford - THE SUN Jose Mourinho plans to make Porto's £20m centre-half Eliaquim Mangala his 'new John Terry' and also wants Vitesse Arnhem's Marco van Ginkel - Daily Star SUNDAY The returning Chelsea boss is ready to fork out £90m for strikers Hulk and Edinson Cavani - SUNDAY EXPRESS Chelsea have offered keeper Thibault Courtois and £40m to break the impasse over Cavani - MAIL ON SUNDAY Mourinho's back-up plan, should he fail to land Cavani, is Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez - SUNDAY TIMES Demba Ba will be the casualty of Mourinho's return just seven months after arriving at Stamford Bridge - Sunday Mirror Mourinho also wants to bolster his new midfield and could raid Real Madrid ...
Sunday papers football gossip and news Arsenal plan to make three club record breaking bids this week for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, 25, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, 22, and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender, 24. Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, refuses to rule out signing a New Deal with the Spanish club, amid speculation he will rejoin Manchester United this summer. Manchester City will make a £30m bid for Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria, 25. Tottenham are vying with Borussia Dortmund to sign Brazil and Atletico Mineiro winger Bernard, 20, and are interested in Fulham wide man Alex Kacaniklic, 21. West Ham are considering whether to make a £12m move for Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony, 24, as doubts persist about their move for Liverpool's Andy Carroll, who spent last season on loan at Upton Park. Newcastle are not prepared to offer more than £10m for their former striker Carroll. The 24-year-old is currently considering a £15m permanent move to West H ...
Transfer new -De Rossi might move to Chelsea this summer -Lewandowski might move to Bayern Munich -Arsenal targets Wayne Rooney - Carlos Tevez might transfer out of Manchester City, and to either Monaco, PSG or Juventus. - Giovanni Dos Santos makes a move to a new team this summer. -Eric Abidal might move to PSG or Monaco -Mario Gomez leaves Bayern this Summer, but which team will take him? - Mourinho wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to his new team Chelsea - Real Madrid tagets Bale and Suarez
With the transfer window fast approaching, we expect rumours to be flying around. Here's a few... NOTE THAT, we are not saying the players will leave and join other clubs. -Ntesang Simanyana to Mochudi Centre Chiefs? -Mark Mayambela and Tlou Segolela to Kaizer Chiefs? -Gareth Bale to Manchester United? -Cristiano Ronaldo to Chelsea? -Wayne Rooney to Arsenal? -Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich? These are some of the major rumours that have been flying around. We will keep you posted on more rumours as the window fast approach.
Report: Bayern Munich Wants Neymar, Hopes $130 Million Is Too Much for Santos to Refuse by Marcus Kwesi O'Mard on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 5:46PM Watch out, Cristiano Ronaldo. Neymar could be coming for your title. Bayern Munich has joined Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City among the ranks of those interested in signing Neymar. The German giant is preparing a transfer offer that, if successful, would make the Brazilian star the most expensive player in history , according to Metro. “But it looks as though the Blues [Chelsea FC] are set to miss out on bringing him to London, with runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich preparing a gargantuan bid of £86 million [$129.7 million] for the Santos star, according to Spanish source Sport,” Metro claims. Neymar has emerged as one of world soccer’s brightest stars in recent years, shining for Santos and the Brazilian national team. In 2011, he led Santos to glory in the Copa Libertadores (South America’s continental championship for clubs) in 2011. He also ...
Read this :) Real Madrid will face Manchester United in a mouthwatering Champions League last-16 clash that sends Cristiano Ronaldo back to where he made his reputation, and Jose Mourinho to the club many believe he wants to coach one day. "It is going to be thrilling for everybody,'' Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno said. In another blockbuster pairing in Thursday's draw, Champions League favorite Barcelona and Lionel Messi will play seven-time winner AC Milan. Arsenal will face Bayern Munich, last season's beaten finalist, and big-spending Paris Saint-Germain was paired with Valencia. Also, it was: Celtic vs. Juventus, Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto vs. Malaga, and Galatasaray vs. Schalke. First-leg matches are to be played from Feb. 12-20. Return matches are from March 5-13. The storied history of nine-time European champion Madrid and three-time winner United would be enough to ensure the tie top billing, with the first leg in Spain on Feb. 13. The friendly rivalries of Mourin ...
I will be making a new segment about Pep Guardiola's TRANSFER TARGETS and MUST DO'S before stepping up to take the reins as Bayern Munich manager. Will end on June 30, 2013 when Pep takes charge of Bayern. My Transfer Target List: Victor Valdes- worked with him before and isn't signing a new contract so he will go for cheap. Robert Lewandowski- great striker who is familiar with the German style of football Gareth Bale- the next "Cristiano Ronaldo" so why not! Luis Suarez- has similar first touches and dribbling skills as Messi and knows how to finish. And choosing over a High Class Champions League German team over Liverpool isn't a hard decision. Pep Guardiola -AH10
Tactical analysis of the eight match-ups in the last 16 draw throws up some clashes of style and some similar approaches, such as Bayern Munich's and Arsenal's possession games     Real Madrid v Manchester United José Mourinho returns to the scene of his touchline sprint when Porto coach in 2004, while Cristiano Ronaldo will receive a great ovation from the Manchester United fans – but Real are currently underperforming in La Liga, and won't relish this encounter. The obvious pre-match debate will concern how United stop Ronaldo – he started as a right-winger and was used in a variety of roles in his final seasons in England, but now plays from the left and cuts in on to his right foot to devastating effect. Rafael da Silva will have the toughest test of his career so far. Milan v Barcelona These two sides know each other well, having met in both the group and the knockout stage of the Champions League last season. Barcelona triumphed over the course of the four matches, winning by a to ...
SIR ALEX's FERGUSON's CAREER SUMMARY: 37 Major trophies 12 Premier League titles 2 Champions League wins 5 FA Cups 4 League Cups 3 Trophies in the 1998-99 treble 1,408 Manchester United games under Ferguson 1,922 Points in the Premier League 1,798 Premier League goals 45 United's longest unbeaten run in all competitions under Ferguson 9-0 Manchester United's biggest win under Ferguson, against Ipswich Town at Old Trafford in 1995 6-1 Ferguson's heaviest defeat, at home to Manchester City 91st The minute of the equaliser from Teddy Sheringham in th 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich 93rd The minute of the winner from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 26 Years Manchester United were waiting for a league title before Ferguson's first in 1993 3 "Years of excuses and it's still crap … TA RA FERGIE", a banner seen at Old Trafford in December 1989 £30.75m Paid to Tottenham Hotspur for the services of Dimitar Berbatov in 2008, a club record fee £80m Received from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, a world r ...
Casillas chosen as World’s Top Keeper English newspaper, The Guardian recently released their list of the World’s 100 best footballers and Real Madrid goalkeeper, Iker Casillas captures the honour of the world’s top keeper. By Tom Conn Casillas lands in 12th place in the overall standings, beating out Juventus and Italian International keeper, Gianluigi Buffon and Bayern Munich and German International goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer as the most trusted man between the sticks. The top four players are all from La Liga with Barcelona’s Leo Messi coming at number one, followed by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovich at fifth and Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao coming in sixth. The list is dominated by Spanish internationals, with 16 of the 100 hailing from Spain, including; Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Casillas, Sergio Busquets, Xabi Alonso, David Silva, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Juan Mata, Cesc Fábregas, Carles Puyol, Jordi Alba, David Villa, Pedr ...
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WHAT MIGHT BE THE MATCH OF THE YEAR (Manchester United VS Real Madrid) Cristiano Ronaldo will face Manchester United for the first time since he left Old Trafford after Real Madrid were drawn against his old side in the last 16 of the Champions League. BEST OF THE BUNCH Who should you be keeping an eye on during the Champions League knockout stages? Find out. The tie will also pit Jose Mourinho against Sir Alex Ferguson in the most mouthwatering tie of the first knock-out round of Europe's top club competition. Ferguson said he would have to "order some good wine'' - a reference to the two managers' old tradition of sharing a glass of red after their teams' encounters. Ferguson told the club's official website: "Well, it's the tie of the round. It's a great opportunity for our fans to see Cristiano again and also for me to meet up with Jose again - I'll need to order some good wine!'' The only other English side, Arsenal, will face last season's beaten finalists Bayern Munich while Celtic will take on Ita ...
Champions League match - M.Utd vs R.Madrid, Bayern Munich vs Arsenal = Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester, Lukas Podolski back to Munich
Champions League DRAW Real Madrid to face Manchester United, Barcelona to take on AC Milan - the Champions League last 16 draw in full The English league leaders meet the Spanish champions, while the 2011 winners once more lock horns with the San Siro outfit Dec 20, 2012 10:45:00 AM More On : Arsenal FC, Borussia Dortmund, Celtic, FC Barcelona, The draw for the round of 16 of the Champions League took place in Nyon, Switzerland on Thursday, and some enticing ties await in the first knockout stage. Primera Division champions Real Madrid have been paired with Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford Furthermore, 2011 winners Barcelona will have to deal with Italian giants AC Milan in what promises to be yet another mouthwatering tie. Last season's finalists Bayern Munich take on Arsene Wenger's Arsenal as they aim to make it to their third final in four years. Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have been pitted against Valencia, whereas 2004 winners Porto lock horns with Malaga. Serie A ...
UEFA CHAMPS.LEAGUE ROUND-UP, *Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 61st goal of 2012 as Real Madrid thrashed Ajax 4-1 at the Bernabeu.The Former Manchester United forward, 27, opened the scoring from Karim Benzema's cross before Jose Maria Callejon doubled the lead.Kaka then rolled back the years to curl a brilliant third in off the post before Derk Boerrigter pulled one back.Callejon wrapped up the win late on as Real finished second to Borussia Dortmund in Group D. *Elsewhere, Paris Saint-Germain took top spot in Group A after Ezequiel Lavezzi took advantage of poor goalkeeping to seal a 2-1 win at home to Porto. In Group C , a goal by Danny gave Zenit St Petersburg a surprise 1-0 win over runners-up Milan at the San Siro to secure a Europa League spot. Who has qualified? Group A: PSG, Porto Group B: Schalke, Arsenal Group C: Malaga, AC Milan Group D: Dortmund, Real Madrid Group E: Shakhtar Donetsk Group F: Bayern Munich, Valencia Group G: Barcelona Group H: Manchester United REACTIONS HERE.
* Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid will win La Liga again this season [AGREE?] * David Beckham: Luis Suarez is an outstanding player * Camacho: Malaga can beat AC Milan * Chiellini: Inter deserved to win * Van der Vaart: Players are to blame for Bayern Munich defeat * Team spirit high in Manchester City dressing room, insists Barry ahead of Ajax clash * Match official Clattenburg not selected for Premier League games for a second week * Holtby: Arsenal resentful over 'stolen three points' * Allegri: Give me time to get results * Messi should win the Ballon d'Or, says Brazil legend Ronaldo [AGREE?] * Wenger unhappy with Santos' half-time shirt swap with Van Persie * Perez hails Real Madrid training ground project as 'historical' * Villas-Boas urges greaterunity at Tottenham * Hoeness hits back at Louis Van Gaal comments
Manchester City were drawn into the Uefa Champions League group of death, Thursday, joining Real Madrid, Ajax and Borussia Dortmund in intimidating Group D. In addition to the reigning Premier League champions, the bracket also includes the winners of La Liga, the Eredivisie and the Bundesliga. City are the only one of the quartet to have never won the European Cup; Madrid, Ajax and Dortmund have combined to win the continent’s most prestigious club competition a total of 14 times. The 1970 Cup Winners Cup is the only European trophy in City’s cabinet, and when all continental prizes are considered the four sides in group D have 20 pieces of silverware between them. Cristiano Ronaldo, who along with Lionel Messi finished behind Andres Iniesta in the Best Footballer in Europe voting, bagged 60 goals for Madrid last season—10 of which came in the Champions League. He’ll once again be central to his side’s European ambitions as Madrid look to go one step further from their semifinal exit of 2011-13 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring from the penalty spot with Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid during the Uefa Champions League Semi Final second leg between Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich at The Bernabeu Stadium on April 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.
This Tuesday night, two European giants will begin their fight to book a presence in the UCL final. Who will come on top? Bayern? Real? Cristiano Ronaldo or Ribery? Live @ www.RONALDO7.net
TOP 10 HIGHEST PAID FOOTBALLERS 10. Philip Lahm (Bayern Munich / Germany) £11.9m Captain of the new-look Germany side, Philip Lham rockets into the top ten following a successful season with Bayern Munich. 9. Kaka (Real Madrid / Brazil) £12.9m As well as a healthy deal with Real Madrid, Kaka’s charm and wholesome image have helped him keep his spot in the top ten, as deals with adidas and EA Sports supplement his Los Blancos paycheque. It’s telling of his on-field performance, though, that the Brazilian midfielder is actually earning around £2m less than this time last year. 8. Fernando Torres (Spain / Chelsea) £13.9m Despite his well-documented troubles since his move to Stamford Bridge, Spanish striker Torres’ deal with Chelsea has propelled him into the Top 10 highest-paid footballers for the first time in his career. Addition spending money comes from the likes of Pepsi and Nike, who will hope that the golden-haired forward can force his way back into the Spain squad in time for Euro 2012. ...
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez finished the campaign as runner-up following his 12 goals in 12 appearances.Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Chelsea's Didier Drogba complete the top five with 10, seven and six goals respectively.
"I remember when i cried last. It was after playing against Bayern Munich. It was an important game ... I cried a lot." - Cristiano Ronaldo
Another major tournament, another 90-minute study in the decline of Portugal and their over-reliance on Cristiano Ronaldo. Much has been said of Ronaldo's international rejuvenation under Paulo Bento, but the Real Madrid star was all-too easily neutralized against Germany—as Portugal fell to a 1-0 defeat in Group B. Gone was the precocious, goose-stepping hitman who scored 60 goals last season; in his place, a man with the weight of a fading football nation on his shoulders. Stop Ronaldo and you stop Portugal. It's really that simple, and Germany knew it. According to ESPN stats guru Paul Carr, Ronaldo was limited to just 38 touches in the game—fewer than he had in any game during qualifying. Fewer than nine of his Portugal teammates had in the match. There was a shot parried by Manuel Neuer and a couple of jinking runs, but the image of Ronaldo we were left with at the end of the game said it all. Slumped over, with hands on hips, his frustration was obvious. Another big game on the international sta ...
Euro 2012 updates : - The England squad, on board their plane, have just taken off from Luton Airport and are heading to Poland and Ukraine. - France Football legend and influential Uefa president Michel Platini tips Les Bleus for success at this summer's tournament, but jokes it will depend entirely on whether or not the squad decide to strike again. - Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer says his side are better now than the team that finished third in the 2012 World Cup in South Africa. - Former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Portsmouth striker Milan Baros has a muscle strain, and team doctor Petr Krejci says: "I can't say if he will be ready to fully train tomorrow, but if he's to play he has to train fully." - Germany and Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker says they must be on their guard against Portugal's "master of football trickery" Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that Real Madrid will win their 10th Champions League crown in the not too distant future. The Blancos missed out on European glory this term after being ousted by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals, but the Portugal international assured that his prime target in the coming seasons is to help Los Blancos lift the coveted trophy.
Ten of the Best Wingers in the World: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal) Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich &...
That's what Bayern Munich gets for eliminating my boy Cristiano Ronaldo :( . >:D
Wow! Bayern Munich's players Dutchman Arjen Robben and Frenchman Franck Ribery are the same age as I, that makes me feel young compared to them. I understand players like Robinho, Kaká, Landon Donovan, and even Cristiano Ronaldo, but them, they look ancient. I'm cheering for Chealsea to win the Uefa Champions League.
Lionel Messi returned to goal-scoring form on Sunday, grabbing a brace in Barcelona's 7-0 win against Rayo Vallecano to go level with Cristiano Ronaldo on 43 league goals this season as the duo looks set for a straight battle to claim the European Golden Shoe. The Portuguese superstar also got on the scoresheet at the weekend when he bagged the opening goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu. Trailing 30 points behind Ronaldo and Messi is Robin Van Persie, who neared the magical 30-goal mark after he scored the equaliser in Arsenal's 1-1 draw away to Stoke on Saturday. Meanwhile in the Bundesliga, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar registered two in Schalke's 4-0 home win against Hertha Berlin to move a goal clear of domestic rival Mario Gomez, who scored just once in Bayern Munich's 2-0 triumph over Stuttgart. Wayne Rooney has the opportunity to leapfrog the pair of them when his Manchester United side take on local rivals Manchester City on Monday. In Serie A, Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued h ...
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists he had done his homework on the way Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo takes penalties.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has revealed that he studied the way Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo likes to take his penalties.
Neuer: I knew how Cristiano Ronaldo would take his penalty: The Bayern Munich custodian saw footage of the Portu...
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Bayern Munich overcame an early setback at the Santiago Bernabeu to earn the right to play in the final as a 3-1 penalty shootout win over Real Madrid saw the German club progress. The Bavarians found themselves under the cosh straight away as Los Blancos tried to overturn the 2-1 deficit from the first leg. An early Cristiano Ronaldo brace set them on their way but Arjen Robben leveled the tie from the penalty spot just before the half-hour mark. The affair turned cagey in the second half as neither side wanted to over commit and with extra time unable to separate the pair, the match went all the way to penalties. Manuel Neuer saved shots from both Ronaldo and Kaka before Sergio Ramos skied it from 12 yards, allowing Bastian Schweinsteiger the chance to net the winning penalty. Jose Mourinho made only one change from the side that defeated Barcelona at Camp Nou at the weekend with Marcelo replacing Fabio Coentrao at left-back. Jupp Heynckes recalled eight first-team players to the starting XI who were re ...
Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties on Wednesday to book its place against Chelsea in the Uefa Champions League final following a memorable contest between two European football giant longtime European rivals. Bayern came to Madrid with a 2-1 lead, but Cristiano Ronaldo looked to have put the home side on its way to the final with two early goals, but just like its Spanish rival Barcelona the evening before, Madrid faltered and Arjen Robben's 27th-minute penalty leveled the score over two legs at 3-3. In the penalty shoot-out, Manuel Neuer saved from Ronaldo and Kaka to put Bayern on course after it had scored its opening two kicks, but counterpart Iker Casillas denied Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm to drag Madrid back into it. After Xabi Alonso scored Madrid's first, Sergio Ramos sent his shot high over the bar and SeBastian Schweinsteiger sent his effort straight down the middle to ensure four-time champions Bayern will play the final on its home ground. The final is on May 19 at the Allianz Ar ...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo has had a better season than Lionel Messi, despite the forward's penalty miss in the Champions League semi-final shootout with Bayern Munich.
Fernando Torres who scores against barca is better than Cristiano Ronaldo who missed penalty against bayern munich!
Video: › Cristiano Ronaldo for bwin.. “I hope the Bernabeu scores the first goal against Bayern Munich.”
Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich: Both Ronaldo and Mario Gomez have 25 attempts on target this season. Gomez scored 12, Ronaldo 8.
Prior to the first leg of Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena, a mystery thief reportedly stole six pairs of boots and some shirts from the visitors' dressing room. Three pairs allegedly belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo, while the others belonged to Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema. Meanwhile, Marca are reporting that Bayern have failed to give any sort of explanation for the theft, despite the fact there are security cameras monitoring the dressing rooms.
Cristiano Ronaldo had 3 pairs of boots stolen b4 the semifinal game against Bayern Munich, what a shame!! -CR7 Rules!
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Robbery with violence - Cristiano Ronaldo's boots were stolen in the dressing room by one of Bayern Munich midfielders before the match. Stories doing the rounds implicate the man wirh the longest name who was the first to be substituted. The 2nd robbery was the Frank 'Robber'Ribery offside goal. What a shame at the Alianz Arena!
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is not just the Best Player on the player. He is also the richest. The dimunitive forward came tops in the latest rich list after earning £27.4million from wages, bonuses, sponsorships and endorsements. Apart from his £13m annual salary from the La Liga powerhouse, he raked in extra cash from sponsorship deals from the likes of Adidas and Pepsi. In the survey conducted by the France Football Magazine, Messi beat superstars like Beckham, Ronaldo, Rooney to emerge top earner. £27.5m Lionel Messi (Barcelona) £26.2m David Beckham (LA Galaxy) £24.3m Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) £19.4m Samuel Eto’o (Anzhi) £17.2m Wayne Rooney (Man United) £15.7m Sergio Aguero (Man City) £14.7m Yaya Toure (Man City) £13.9m Fernando Torres (Chelsea) £12.9m Kaka (Real Madrid) £11.9m Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) The battle within the coaches was well won by Jose Mourinho who earned £12.3m. The Real Madrid boss is followed by Paris St Germain’s Carlo Ancelotti(£11m) and Barca’s Pep G ...
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