Cristiano Ronaldo & Manchester City

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. Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. 5.0/5

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Manchester City have scored Champions League 81 goals since 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo has 90.
Bernardo Silva reveals ex-Manchester United pair Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani convinced him to join Man City
The Santiago Bernabéu reacting to Cristiano Ronaldo's name called out before the Manchester City game.
Cristiano Ronaldo says Real Madrid 'more intense' than Manchester City  -via ESPN
Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid were more intense than Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo shot seven times in this game. Twice more as the entire Manchester City squad. [Opta]
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 5 goals against Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo fit to face Manchester City in Champions League semi-final tonight:
Cristiano Ronaldo ready to face Manchester City as Real Madrid's talisman prepares for show...
Note: Cristiano Ronaldo is included in the squad to face Manchester City tomorrow.
Zinedine Zidane confirms Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is fit to face Manchester City.
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Cristiano Ronaldo to return for Real Madrid against Manchester City: Clubs enter second leg of Champions Leag...
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Zinedine Zidane says Cristiano Ronaldo is "100 per cent fit" to face Manchester City.
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AS: Cristiano Ronaldo has made a speedy recovery and is set to play against Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid vs Sergio Aguero and Manchester City, for a place in the Champions League...
Cristiano Ronaldo's last goal for Manchester United was a free-kick against Manchester City.
Henry: Manchester City cannot be hypnotised by Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo's response to whether he would join Manchester City for the money.
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"If the market crashes, gold collapses and the price of oil drops, it doesn’t affect the value of Cristiano Ronaldo"
Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a pre-contract with Manchester City and the Citizens will pay Real Madrid £142.5million over six years.
Manchester City players firmly believe the club will make an offer for Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo. (Sky Spor…
Manchester United & Manchester City will go head-to-head in the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. (Source: M…
BREAKING: Reports suggest Manchester City are considering world record move for Ballon d'OR winner Cristiano Ronaldo: …
TRANSFER GIST Cristiano Ronaldo says he would like to play in Brazil when his Real Madrid career comes to an end, which is a blow to Manchester United's hopes of re-signing the 29-year-old Portugal forward. (Metro) Tottenham hope to persuade Everton to sell them 27-year-old Belgium winger Kevin Mirallas - who missed a penalty against West Brom on Monday - and are willing to offer Aaron Lennon in part exchange.(Daily Mirror) Zenit St-Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has alerted Manchester United by saying he is keen to play in the Premier League.(Daily Star) Barcelona midfielder Xavi wants the Spanish giants to bring Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla, 30, to the Nou Camp.(Metro) Chelsea want to sign Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado, 26, but may have to sell Germany forward Andre Schurrle, 24, and 22-year-old Egypt winger Mohamed Salah first.(Daily Mirror) England midfielder James Milner,29, has moved closer to leaving Manchester City as contract talks stall.(Guardian) Arsenal have opened talks with Villarre ...
Guardian Barca’s £172m ‘guide price’ on Messi Tuesday, 06 January 2015 19:45 Written by EDITOR Category: Abroad Lionel Messi would cost a whopping £172m should any of Barcelona’s rivals want to take him away this month, according to research into the current market values of the world’s leading players. The Argentine star comfortably tops a CIES Football Observatory countdown of football’s most valuable players and is worth £68m more than his Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. The totals serve as a ‘guide price’ for the January transfer window, using a calculation that takes into account player performance, age, contract and the results of their team. The top 10 features six Premier League players - Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea, Sergio Aguero of Manchester City, Raheem Sterling of Liverpool and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal. But it finds Messi far and away the most expensive player in Europe at the moment. Ronaldo, the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or for the wo ...
Lionel Messi is worth €87 million more than Cristiano Ronaldo , according to research within the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Switzerland. The 27-year-old attacker has won four Ballons d'Or in his career so far and skippered Argentina to the World Cup final last year, winning the Golden Ball award for being the best player in the process. Like Ronaldo with Real Madrid, Messi has a contract with Barcelona until June 2018, although reports have been circulating in recent weeks that he might swap Camp Nou for Chelsea due to discontent in Catalunya. But Chelsea will know Messi will not be cheap: the Football Observatory, a research group within CIES, suggest Messi currently has a valuation of €220m. Ronaldo is next in the list, valued at €133m, while world- record signing Gareth Bale sits in 10th with an estimated net worth of €60m to the Santiago Bernabeu club. Chelsea have three players in the top 10: Eden Hazard is rated at €99m in third spot just ahead of fourth-placed Diego ...
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 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. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits that he wants Yaya Sanogo, 21, to join a Premier League club on loan, with Aston Villa, Crystal Palace or Sunderland the most likely destination. 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" Midfielder Frank Lampard, 36, could stay at Manchester City beyond the end of this season, says the club's manager Manuel Pellegrini.
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Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has outscored Lionel Messi, Neymar, Karim Benzema and everybody else to achieve the highest goal scoring tally for 2014. The Portuguese star has found the net 56 times for Real Madrid and 5 times for Portugal in 2014, to achieve a combined total of 61 goals for the calendar year. Messi, meanwhile has scored 58 times for Barcelona and Argentina, while Karim Benzema, in third place, has scored 36 times for club and country this year. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (33), Neymar (33), Alexis Sanchez (31), Thomas Muller (31), Mario Mandzukic (31), Alexandre Lacazette (30) and Sergio Aguero (29) make up the rest of the top 10. Ronaldo has also scored the most goals at club level, followed by Messi, Ibrahimovic, Lacazette and Benzema. At international level, Neymar (15) has scored more for his country than anybody else, followed by Thomas Muller and Lionel Messi. The full list for goals scored in 2014 is as follows: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid & Portugal): 61 goals Lionel Messi (Barcelon ...
• Morocco coach Badou Zaki confirmed he voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi in the Ballon d'Or as he believes the Real Madrid forward is the most deserving for his efforts in 2014. • Roberto Martinez was upbeat despite watching his young Everton side lose 1-0 to Krasnodar in their final Europa League group match. The Spaniard, who made 10 changes to his starting XI after qualifying as Group H winners with a game to spare, is confident the Europa League can enhance his youngsters' development after handing out four debuts. • Joe Hart is hoping to end his career at Manchester City as he closes in on a new five-year contract. The goalkeeper and team-mate James Milner are poised to sign new long-term deals, with the England No.1's wages being upped to €152,000 a week. • Liverpool will hope to avoid Napoli and a reunion with former coach Rafa Benitez in the draw for the last-32 of the Europa League in Nyon on Monday. • Sevilla boss Unai Emery is relieved to have avoided E ...
The star trio will hope to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in this year's team, having been shortlisted for a place in the illustrious side The shortlist for the forwards in Fifa's FIFPro World XI has been announced, with Sergio Aguero, Wayne Rooney and Diego Costa all nominated from the Premier League. The Manchester City striker leads the way, having helped his side win the Premier League in 2013-14, though injury curtailed his World Cup. Aguero has also hit the ground running this term, scoring 17 goals in 19 appearances. Rooney, meanwhile, was a rare bright spot under David Moyes, and has impressed under Louis Van Gaal, having scored his first ever World Cup goal for England at the World Cup. Costa will also fancy his chances of inclusion, with his goals last season propelling Atletico Madrid to the Champions League final, and his start under Jose Mourinho cementing his position as one of the finest strikers in world football. The Brazil-born Spain international has hit ...
Sergio Aguero is one of the top five players in the world and the Manchester City striker has the potential to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.
Manchester City loanee Frank Lampard believes that team-mate Sergio Aguero should be seen in the same bracket of quality as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Aguero will get better - Pellegrini - Manuel Pellegrini claims Sergio Aguero is worth as much to Manchester City as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are to their clubs.
Clasico boasted Europe's most expensive lineups, study reveals Real Madrid's meeting with Barcelona at the Bernabeu last month saw the most expensive collection of players on the field of any match in Europe this season, according to a CIES Football Observatory study. The clasico in October saw talent worth 690 million euros take to the field, despite the absence of the injured Gareth Bale, who was reported to have cost Madrid 100 million euros when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. Additionally, Barcelona did not pay fees for Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Pedro or Sergi Roberto, who all featured in their side's 3-1 defeat, while Madrid captain Iker Casillas also emerged through his club's academy. REALMadrid, whose side featured big money signings including Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodriguez, contributed 424 million euros to the total, with Luis Suarez and Neymar contributing the bulk of Barca's 267 million euros. Manchester City's 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea in September was ...
Transfer Gossip Manchester United to launch record Hummels bid Manchester United are set to break the British record for a defender by launching a bid for Mats Hummels in January. United are set to eclipse the €40 million Manchester City paid for Eliaquim Mangala. Man Utd to sell Di Maria Manchester United are considering selling Angel Di Maria to fund a move for either Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welshman is believed to be available for €110 million. Liverpool to push Origi move forward Liverpool want to bring Divock Origi's move to Anfield forward. The Lille striker is on loan at his former club after signing for the Reds in the summer but Brendan Rodgers wants him in January following Sturridge's injury setback. Chelsea eye Mings as Terry successor Chelsea have identified Ipswich Town left-back Tyrone Mings as John Terry's long-term successor. The Blues see the 21-year- old's future at centre-back and will look to beat competition off from Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle & Man Utd. Man City t ...
* 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 ...
Transfer Gossip Manchester United will have to battle Barcelona for the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo next summer after the Catalan side ramped up their interest in the 29-year-old Real Madrid forward. (Daily Star) Lars Bender has won 18 caps for Germany Arsenal have set their sights on a move for 27-year-old Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender. (Daily Express) Liverpool are set to make a £25m bid for Chelsea's 24-year-old forward Andre Schurrle, but they face stiff competition from Tottenham. (Daily Express) Manchester United are keen on signing £7.5m Brazilian striker Douglas Coutinho, 20, from Atletico Paranaense. (Daily Mail) Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of West Ham defender Winston Reid, with the Hammers ready to sell the 26-year-old New Zealander if he does not commit to a New Deal. (Mirror) Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer, 23 admits he is interested in a move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs al ...
Cristiano Ronaldo needs one goal to match the Champions League's all-time leading scorer when Real Madrid hosts Liverpool on Tuesday. At the rate the forward is sweeping in goals, Ronaldo has a good chance to match and even break Raul Gonzalez's mark of 71 goals in front of the same Santiago Bernabeu crowd that used to chant Raul's name. Madrid would qualify for the knockout rounds with a second straight win over Liverpool in Group B. Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Barcelona, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and FC Porto can also advance from the group phase this week, leaving two games to spare. Here are some things to know about round four of the Champions League group phase: –- RONALDO UNBOUND Ronaldo is doing his best to erase memories of Portugal's poor showing at this year's World Cup and boost his chances of winning a second consecutive Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo has scored in 12 straight appearances in all competitions for Madrid. His goal on Saturday, which sparked a 4-0 rout at Granada on Saturday, made him the ...
Tuesday 21 October top football news Fernandinho believes the closed-door Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow will provide a tricky obstacle for Manchester City. Jamie Carragher says Liverpool must leave out Mario Balotelli to have the best chance of beating Real Madrid. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists his side cannot become too focused on stopping Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League this week. Manchester United produced their best performance of the season in a 2-2 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns, according to manager Louis Van Gaal. Qatar World Cup games could finish as late as 3:30am under one proposal made by a senior football official. QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play."My job is to create, bring goals to the team. Maybe he expects me to make more tackles. I am not this type of player. I can only get fitness playing Premier League. You can train six or seven hours, but you won't be fit." Swanse ...
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 ] Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested n 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose contract with the Spanish club runs out next summer, but the Brazilian wants to stay at the Now Camp outfit. [ Daily Star ]
GBAM!!! Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid about £80m to sign former winger Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, who would also demand close to £20m in Manchester City have made an official enquiry for Borussia Dortmund's German midfielder Marco Reus, 25, and have asked for updates over his availability. Monaco are still interested in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, despite missing out on the 28- year-old during last year's summer transfer window. Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 33, has disagreed with Arsene Wenger's suggestion that he was close to joining Arsenal. PSG and Real Madrid are both monitoring the contract talks of Liverpool's 19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling. Liverpool have started talks over extending midfielder Jordan Henderson's contract beyond the end of next season. Manchester United want to sign Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph, 24, and centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, when the transfer window opens in January, with both players out of contract at the end of t ...
Man Utd plot January raid for Pique Manchester United are considering a January move for Barcelona's Gerard Pique. The Red Devils believe the Spain international could be open to returning to Old Trafford after becoming unhappy at losing his place in the Catalans' side. Messi almost joined Arsenal when he was 16 Barcelona superstar almost signed for Arsenal as a 16-year-old. Arsene Wenger was interested in the Argentine along with Gerard Pique and Cesc Fabregas but work permit issues scuppered the deal. Manchester United fear Ronaldo will be too expensive Manchester United fear they may not be able to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo because the Portugal captain will be too expensive, particularly as he will turn 30 in February. Liverpool agree €48m Benzema deal Liverpool have agreed a €48m deal with Real Madrid for striker Karim Benzema. The France international is still to agree personal terms with the Reds ahead of competing a January move to Anfield. Dani Alves wants Manchester City move Barcelona defend ...
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SATURDAY'S PAPER TALKS THE SUN Louis Van Gaal wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United. Alan Pardew today steps into a cauldron of hate at St James' Park, declaring: "I'm not scared". Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Manchester City should have been stripped of the Premier League title or banned from the Champions League for breaching Financial Fair-Play rules last season. Steve Bruce has revealed he is ready to give an "aye" to the Tigers even if Alan Pardew gets the bullet at Newcastle. Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed just how desperate he was to get away from Alan Pardew. Fulham are picking up the pieces in the wake of Felix Magath's 'blinking mad' regime. Manuel Pellegrini has urged Manchester City supporters to lay off Yaya Toure - as he is still getting over the death of his brother Ibrahim this summer. Harry Redknapp has blamed Mark Hughes for the broken squad he inherited at QPR. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is ready to gamble on Diego Costa's fitness against Manchester City tomorro ...
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is planning to get Angel Di Maria to convince close friend Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid next summer, Express reports. Ronaldo has been recently linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu after expressing his frustrations with the Real for the way the club allowed Di Maria to leave. The conflict has also alerted Manchester City and Chelsea, with the Blues already putting aside £60million to lure Cristiano Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge instead.
Following a string of big-money moves this summer, Goal takes a look at how a team wit the most priciest players in each position would look Although the summer transfer window remain open for about two more weeks, there have already been plenty of high-profile moves across the continent. Barcelona paid a hefty transfer fee for Luis Suarez, Paris Saint-Germain spent big on David Luiz, Manchester City splashed the cas on Eliaquim Mangala, while Manchester Unite made Luke Shaw the most-expensive left-bac - and teenager - in history. Elsewhere, Real Madrid lured Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez to their squad to further increase the value of their team after the record-breaking buys of Cristiano Ronaldo an Gareth Bale in recent years. The Santiago Bernabeu side's heavy spending in the past few seasons saw them field a starting XI which has cost them close to €500 million in transfer fees in the European Super Cup win over Sevilla. With Bale, Ronaldo and James, Madrid have three creative players for whom they ...
Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, is determined to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season - and will make a return to Manchester United if he decides against joining Manchester City. But Ronaldo could yet move to Chelsea if the London club are prepared to pay him a staggering £500,000-a-week . (Mail on Sunday) -BBC SPORT -MAC
Cristiano Ronaldo keen to leave Real Madrid C.F. and is open to joining Manchester United or Manchester City FC :'(
Some reasons why Man Utd were right to sell Danny Welbeck The Old Trafford stalwart may be throwing shade on the decision to sell, but it made sense. They’ve replaced him with Radamel Falcao. Prior to a bizarre career sojourn in Monaco, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were held in higher esteem among the planet’s elite goalscorers than the Colombian. Over the past three completed campaigns he’s notched 81 times in 110 games, a total dwarfing the United youth product’s 24 strikes in 114. The ‘28-year-old’ is 7/20 to beat the Arsenal acquisition in a Premier Leaguegoals match bet this term, with his opponent an 11/4 underdog. He’s scored twice in the league against top-four foes since arriving in the first team picture. Welbeck will no doubt have his backers when the opportunity comes to open his account for Arsenal at the first time of asking at 2/1. Yet his record against foes Manchester City in a United shirt was one goal in eight outings, a statistic indicative of a more general l ...
MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Chelsea have set aside £60m to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, next summer. Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 27, says he cannot understand Liverpool's decision to pull the plug on his move to Anfield this summer. • Ex-Real Madrid Director General Jorge Valdano says Jose Mourinho would only be seen as a coaching great if Pep Guardiola did not exist. • AC Milan goalkeeper Diego Lopez believes Fernando Torres will be a more useful player for the team than Mario Balotelli. • Hull City's record signing, striker Abel Hernandez, 24, says he rejected Benfica in favour of a "dream" Premier League move on deadline day. • Former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder Simon Davies, 34, has signed for Pembrokeshire-based amateur team Solva AFC. • Nicolas Anelka's agent has denied speculation that the striker, 35, could have joined Fiorentina prior to agreeing a deal with Indian side Mumbai FC until Christmas. • Chelsea have expressed ...
_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 ...
Good day all you footballers. YES YES YES! Barclays Premier league football and all other leagues are BACK IN ACTION! Does this call for celebration??? Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal open the EPL on Saturday with a fixture against Swansea City at 13:45. Arsenal face Crystal Palace and Liverpool face Southampton. The pick of the weekend being Newcastle vs Manchester City on Sunday while Chelsea open Monday night football against newly promoted Burnley. Zenit have signed Javi Garcia from Manchester City, Crystal Palace have signed Martin Kelly from Liverpool while Wolfsburg have signed free agent and ex-Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner. After scoring 2 goals in Real Madrid's Super Cup win over Sevilla, Cristiano Ronaldo has reached 70 goals in European competition and overtook Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in the process. Luis Suarez has gone straight into training with Barcelona after it was ruled he would be allowed to practice during his four-month ban from competitive football. Reminder that regis ...
LeBron James Tops Fittest Athletes In The World List NBA superstar LeBron James has topped Sports Illustrated's Top 50 Fittest Male Athletes list, beating out competition from Ballon D'or holder Cristiano Ronaldo and the fastest man on Earth, Usain Bolt. The list, which scored athletes out of 10 in speed, strength, agility and endurance, also contained boxer Floyd Mayweather and Olympic hero swimmer Michael Phelps in the top 10. James, who recently re-joined the Cleveland Cavaliers from Miami Heat following the Heat's defeat to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA finals, scored a perfect 10 in every category, putting him 1.5 points above the Real Madrid goal machine, who finished on 38.5 and 3.5 points ahead of Jamaican, Bolt, who scored 36.5. The list is heavily weighted by American based athletes from the NFL and NBA, but sees Englishman Chris Froome pop up at 45 and, oddly enough, Manchester City's Micah Richards in 23rd place. Sports Illustrated are already planning a Top 50 list for female athletes.
Manchester United defeated European Champions Real Madrid 3-1 in front of a record US crowd of 109,318 in Michigan. Two goals from Ashley Young and one from Javier Hernandez secured new United manager Louis Van Gaal his fourth win of the US summer tour. Gareth Bale's penalty was all Real could muster in reply, even after the second- half introduction of former United star Cristiano Ronaldo. United now face Liverpool in Monday's International Champions Cup final. Van Gaal has presided over wins against the Los Angles Galaxy,Roma and Inter Milan in the United States. United will now meet their great English rivals, who qualified for the final after Manchester City lost 5-4 on penalties to Olympiakos following a 2-2 draw in Minneapolis, in Miami. The University of M
Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Paris St-Germain's 29-year-old forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, with the Argentina international preferring a move to Juventus. Manchester City are confident former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard will agree to a Premier League Indian summer at the Etihad. Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's clash with former club Manchester United in Michigan this weekend. Barcelona's Argentina forward Lionel Messi, 27, is going 'Canarinho' next season, with his yellow boots serving as "a monument to every goal, record and trophy" he has won in his career. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti put his players through their paces in a game of American Football on Friday, with Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos showing off their skills, or lack of them, at Eastern Michigan's training facilities Ancelotti says Louis Van Gaal will find it "difficult" to turn Manchester United into Premier League title winners this season. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is eyeing a shock £15m swoop ...
FACT: Did you know that David Silva of Manchester City and Spain is not Spanish? His Father is from the canary Islands while his Mother is Japanese. Also, did you know that Cristiano Ronaldo's Great Grand Mother is African? She was from Cape Verde.
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Manchester City will risk possible expulsion from next season’s Champions League if they fight the sanctions Uefa impose on them for being in breach of Financial Fair Play. City, who can take a giant stride towards the Premier League title by beating Aston Villa tonight at 10:45pm, learned yesterday that Paris Saint-Germain have been hit by far harsher sanctions than had been expected for their own breach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic will make his comeback from injury in tonight’s 11:00pm Ligue 1 home game against Stade Rennes that is expected to see Paris St Germain clinch their second consecutive French title. Welsh winger Gareth Bale will miss Real Madrid's crucial La Liga trip to relegation threatened Valladolid tonight at 11:00pm. Coach Carlo Ancelotti said Bale suffered a knock in his side's 2-2 draw with Valencia on Sunday, which left Real five points behind leaders Atletico Madrid but with a game in hand. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational backheeled stoppage time equ ...
Joey Barton says English are players 'not world class' Use accessible player and disable flyout menus QPR midfielder Joey Barton says English players are "not world class" and thinks fans "get sucked into the hype of the Premier League". Barton believes foreign players in Premier League teams make Englishmen "look better than they are", and compares the "mentality" and "discipline" of Wayne Rooney unfavourably with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. You can listen to Barton's full interview with Sir Clive Woodward on Thursday on BBC Radio 5 live at 19:30 BST. No subject is off limits as he opens up about his troubled childhood, the "weak" managers he has worked under and talks about his own ambition to become a leading coach. Barton also discusses England's chances at the World Cup and the FA's development of players, and recounts what happened before his infamous sending-off against Manchester City at the Etihad in the final match of the 2011-12 league season.
THE SUN Sam Allardyce is under increasing pressure at West Ham - with Michael Laudrup eyeing a return to the Premier League. Manuel Pellegrini hailed Manchester City's 3-0 derby win over Manchester United as the complete performance. Southampton want to sign Benfica striker Oscar Cardoza. Demba Ba is preparing to be dumped by Chelsea at the end of the season. Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi wants Gianfranco Zola or Glenn Hoddle to be his new boss. Daily Mirror Brendan Rodgers believes Luis Suarez should be Player of the Year. Bacary Sagna has held talks with Galatasaray and Inter Milan about a summer move away from Arsenal. Southampton fancy a cut-price move for Leeds full-back Sam Byram if Calum Chambers leaves the club this summer. Daily Mail Barcelona will make Lionel Messi the world's highest-paid player - paying the Argentine more than the £336,000 a week that Cristiano Ronaldo earns at Real Madrid. Referee Graham Poll insists Manchester United midfielder Marouane should have been sent off l ...
This clip features Cristiano Ronaldo's last goal for his former club Manchester United against Manchester City. The goal came in the 1
Chelsea eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Galatasaray on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid completed a comprehensive win against Schalke 04. First-half goals from Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill gave Chelsea a 2-0 victory as they saw off their Turkish opponents 3-1 on aggregate to succeed where fellow Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City failed and make it into the last eight. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid defeated Schalke 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to advance 9-2 on aggregate and extend their long unbeaten run to 31 games. The build-up to the game at Stamford Bridge had been dominated by the return of Didier Drogba to the ground where he is still hailed as a hero and the Ivorian - scorer of the winning penalty when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in a shoot-out in the 2012 final - was presented with a silver boot prior to kick-off. Chelsea's away-goal advantage from last month's meeting in Istanbul meant they had no obligation t ...
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 ...
Chelsea 3-0 Newcastle: Hazard Hat-Trick sends delighted Blues Top of the League It was the Electric Eden Hazard show at Stamford Bridge as his Brilliant Hat-Trick sent Jose Mourinho and Chelsea Top of the League. Following his man-of-the-match performance at Manchester City on Monday night, the 23-year-old Belgian was unstoppable once again. Hazard has acknowledged he needs to score a bucketload of goals to be compared properly to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Well, this was a good start as he took his season’s tally to 14 and underlined why Chelsea now value him at three times the £32million they paid for him. Hazard has the X-factor that lifts fans from their seats every time he gets the ball. His first two goals were pure class; the first an instant finish from Branislav Ivanovic’s pass, the second the culmination of some wonderful Chelsea team play. Even his hat-trick goal, delivered from the penalty spot, had a unique swagger and style to it, leaving Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul frozen on ...
Real Madrid will participate in the next running of the International Champions Cup and will have the opportunity to retain the title that they won last summer against Chelsea. The tournament will feature some of European football’s biggest teams including Manchester United, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Roma, Liverpool, Manchester City and Olympiacos. Cristiano Ronaldo will make his return to the tournament as current the Ballon d’Or holder and USA-based fans will be able to see him play live between 26th July and 4th August. Other players that will be involved in this exciting tournament are Agüero, Silva, Rooney, Luis Suárez and Ballotelli. The International Champions Cup will take place across the USA and there are ten venues confirmed so far: Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Miami, where the final will take place on 4th August at the Sun Life Stadium.
The International Football Preview returns on Kalleone Radio Fm 105.7 in Freetown. In this week’s edition, Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini named Barclays Manager of the Month for the second time in as many months while Adams Johnson of Sunderland takes home the player of the month award, Manchester United manager David Moyes says Nemanja Vidic will remain as captain despite deciding to leave the club in the summer and Cristiano Ronaldo's appeal against his three-game suspension following his dismissal in Real Madrid's 1-1 La Liga draw against Athletic Bilbao at the weekend has been rejected This plus all of the latest football stories making the headlines, gossips, paper talk plus all of the weekend‘s Fixtures, tables and top goal scorers in the major leagues of Europe Our talking point for this edition of the show is, after hinting that he would again run for the presidency of FIFA, has Sepp Blatter done enough to reform football since taking over its leadership in 1998 for which he should ...
Happy Bday to my dad who would have been 66 today. Me Da shared the same bday as Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian superstar Neymar, former Barcelona forward Gheorghe Hagi, Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez and Italian legend Cesare Maldini. Me da would prob argue he was better but. Lol. He's probably debating with George Best and Eusebio as I write this. RIP Scobie.Xx.
Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool will be among the eight European clubs to challenge for the 2014 Guinness International Cup, which takes place in the United States. Title holders Real Madrid and current Greek Super League leaders Olympiakos will also be involved, while Serie A trio AC Milan, Roma and Inter Milan complete the roster. The off-season tournament, which will take place in cities across the United States, will kick off after the World Cup in Brazil, with the opening game of the tournament starting on July 26, while the final will be on August 4. Real Madrid are the current champions after Cristiano Ronaldo's double led them to a 3-1 win over Chelsea in last year's inaugural final, and the Galacticos will have the chance to repeat that feat, should they make it to this year's showpiece encounter at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. The line-up could, however, be forced into a change should the Red Devils need to take part in Europa League qualifying as they struggle to keep up with the ...
Latest Football News & Transfer Gossips :- - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger KNEW Kim Kallstrom had a broken back when he signed him. - Cardiff City new boy Wilfried Zaha can be the next Cristiano Ronaldo, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. - Crystal Palace's Jonny Williams could be sent out on loan after the arrival of Tom Ince. - Roberto Martinez says Everton's January transfer window was a 'gamble' - but claims he got it right. - Jose Mourinho asks football fans - you hated Chelsea for our money, so why don't you hate Man City? - Fenerbahce are putting together a last-minute package to sign Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse ahead of the Turkish transfer deadline on Monday afternoon. - Manchester City are keen on striking a deal for Birmingham City's highly-rated 17-year-old midfielder, Reece Brown. - John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole must wait until April at the earliest to find out if they have a Chelsea future and will be offered New Deals. - Rafa Benitez may make a third attempt to sign Sunderland midfield ...
*New signing Mohamed Salah could be included in Chelsea's squad for tonight's clash at Manchester City. Elsewhere, Striker Fernando Torres remains out with a knee injury, while midfielder Marco van Ginkel is a long-term absentee, also with a knee problem. Meanwhile, in the opposing camp, Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss the clash as he begins an anticipated month-long spell out with a hamstring problem. *Cardiff City Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Wilfried Zaha can become just as good as FIFA Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. Zaha, on loan at Cardiff from Manchester United, inspired a comeback by his new club, setting up a goal in their 2-1 win over Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday. Solskjaer said Zaha had all the skills to become the world's best but only if the 21-year-old has the same desire as former United star and Real Madrid attacker Ronaldo. *Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has warned his team they cannot afford to drop any more points if they w ...
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SPORTS UPDATE:With Emmah Man United strikers Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie look set to lose their fitness battles ahead of Sunday's crucial Premier League trip to Chelsea.However,Darren Fletcher is adamant that Man United have nothing to fear ahead of the trip. Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese has left his post at St Mary's, with club owner Katharina Liebherr installing herself as his replacement. Manuel Pellegrini has promised Manchester City will not ease off the throttle as they reached a staggering 99 goals for the season by defeating Blackburn 5-0 in the FA Cup. Lio Messi has been omitted from Uefa's 2013 team of the year, in the same week he lost the Ballon d'Or to Cristiano Ronaldo. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was the sole Premier League player selected after last year's side contained none. Transfers; Manchester City striker John Guidetti has joined Stoke on loan for the rest of the season. West Ham are back in negotiations with crisis-torn Southampton for striker Rickie Lambert. The Lond ...
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d'Or and claims he will always be better than Cristiano Ronaldo - even if he only scores one goal a season.
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Ronaldo sets new CL scoring record 11 December By Justin Palmer London - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo set a Champions League group phase scoring record on Tuesday as Bayer Leverkusen and Olympiakos Piraeus reached the last 16 and snow forced Galatasaray's match with Juventus to be abandoned. Holders Bayern Munich's record-breaking run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins came to an unceremonious end after Manchester City staged a memorable fightback after conceding two early goals to win 3-2 at the Allianz Arena. However, Bayern still won Group D with City finishing in second place. Prolific Ronaldo took his tally to nine for the campaign in Real's 2-0 win at FC Copenhagen, with the nine-times champions also setting an all-time record in European competitions by netting in 31 successive matches. Ronaldo, in his first game back since sustaining a muscle strain on Nov. 23, scored with a simple close-range finish three minutes after the break, Real's second after Luka Modric's delightful opener. Bayern ...
FOOTBALL HEADLINES :3rd December 2013: ***England manager Hodgson today travels to Brazil for the 2014 draw, which takes place in Rio on friday and has expressed a worry about where his team could be based for the tournament, in particular over the city of Manaus which is in the Amazon jungle. ***Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his side do not need Lionel Messi since they can call upon Cristiano Ronaldo. ***Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Football of the Year award. He beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitropia to this year's crown. ***Chelsea's defender Ivanovic says Demba Ba will make a major impact on Chelsea's bid to claim the Premier League title for the fisst time since 2010. ***Arsenal's Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is confident the pressure of trying to end the London club's trophy drought won't derail their Premier League title bid. ***Nigeria defender, Godfrey Oboabona, had a mixed ou ...
Pellegrini: Agüero Among World's Best: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini bracketed Sergio Kün Agüero alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo among the top three players in the World after the striker inspired Manchester City to a 6-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. [ESPN] -
Cristiano Ronaldo sent out an emphatic reminder as far as the Ballon d'Or is concerned last night by scoring all three of Portugal's goals in their victory over Sweden. It was a performance that has seen the majority of bookmakers install him as the favourite to claim the award ahead of both Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery. Is the 28-year-old deserving of the trophy, though? Below, Sports Mole looks on his year so far with a selection of facts and figures. 47: His hat-trick against Sweden last night took his international tally for Portugal to 47, making him the country's joint top scorer of all time alongside Pauleta. 26: It was also the 26th hat-trick of his career. One for Manchester United, two for Portugal and 23 for Real Madrid. 3: The number of hat-tricks that Ronaldo has scored in his last six matches. 66: The total number of goals that he has scored in 2013 so far. That is more than Liverpool (61), Arsenal (58), Manchester City (56), Chelsea (54) and Manchester United (54) have managed in the same ...
FIFA announces 2013 Ballon d'Or nominees Comment0 Share See alsoSoccer Topics FIFA Ballon D'Or Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Denis Doyle, Gonzalo Arroyo and Julian Finney/Getty Images Kyle BisioSports Examiner Subscribe Follow: Advertisement Zoom in November 17, 2013 FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, released a shortlist of 24 players today up for the Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball), the most prestigious individual award the sport has to offer. Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks to win his fifth straight Ballon d’Or while Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery and 19 others look to dethrone the Argentine striker. The winner will be determined by votes from coaches, team captains and journalists. The list of 24 players will be narrowed down with the winner announced on Jan. 13, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. Yaya Toure of Manchester City and Ivory Coast is the only nominee that does not hail from Europe or South America, all 24 nominees plays their club ball in Europe. Reigning treble winners in G ...
Madrid's midfield is currently being dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, with Angel Di Maria a popular substitute choice. Isco has been an unused subs in Real's last two matches; the 3-2 La Liga win over Rayo Vallecano and, more recently and ominously, the crucial Champions League victory over Juventus. The 21-year-old Spain midfielder came to prominence at Malaga over two seasons when he was coached by Manuel Pellegrini who is now manager at Manchester City and Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer and proved with the capture of Mesut Ozil that he is happy to splash the cash on the right talent. Real paid around £25m for Isco's services in August but that was before the club smashed the world record transfer fee of £86m paid to Tottenham for Gareth Bale who has forced the Spanish playmaker down the pecking order. Read more at
UEFA will decide today whether to punish CSKA Moscow over their supporters' alleged racist abuse of Yaya Toure during the Champions League tie against Manchester City last week. Daily Mirror Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign midfielder Xabi Alonso on a free transfer next summer from former club Real Madrid. Southampton are ready to keep it in the family by snapping up Victor Wanyama's brother - Inter Milan midfielder McDonald Mariga, 26, in January. Wales coach Chris Coleman has emerged as a contender to be the new manager of Crystal Palace, for whom played nearly 200 games in the 1990s, after the Londoners went cool on initial first choice Tony Pulis. Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer wants striker Craig Davies from Bolton as cover for the suspended DJ Campbell. Juan Mata sent out a glorious message to Jose Mourinho as the Blues boss extended his personal hoodoo over Arsene Wenger. Grovelling Sepp Blatter has apologised to Cristiano Ronaldo after being caught lampooning him. the sun Controversial striker ...
Headlines and Rumours from the Daily Mail ***Cristiano Ronaldo and Sepp Blatter have been caught up in an extraordinary spat after the FIFA president claimed to prefer Lionel Messi in a speech to the Oxford Union. ***Liverpool and Spurs are in the running for Basel winger Mohamed Salah, 21, but the Swiss club are likely to demand £15m for him in January. Meanwhile, Barcelona are maintaining their interest in Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina, 31, who is on loan in Italy with Napoli. ***Chelsea will battle it out with Real Sociedad to sign Real Madrid's 31-year-old former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso in January. ***Turkish giants Galatasaray are set to make a bid for Southampton star Gaston Ramirez. ***Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has suffered a set-back in his rehabilitation from a groin injury and could miss a further three matches. ***Martin O'Neill, 61, has emerged as a shock contender to replace Ian Holloway as Crystal Palace boss. ***Sunderland midfielder David Vaughan is talking to Notting ...
Ferguson also writes in 'Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography' that: Wayne Rooney lost his "old thrust" in his final season in charge because he was not fit enough He left David Moyes to decide Rooney's future after the striker expressed his desire to leave The hardest part of Roy Keane's body is his tongue and he has the most "savage tongue you can imagine" England will not win a World Cup until they can produce players as technically gifted as Brazil He turned down the job of managing England twice Cristiano Ronaldo was the "most gifted player" he managed and calls him a "wizard" He told Ronaldo that he would rather "shoot" him than sell him to Real Madrid in 2008 The reason he fell out with Rafa Benitez was because the Spaniard made his attacks personal He still does not know which Arsenal player threw pizza at him in the Old Trafford tunnel Liverpool's decision to wear T-shirts in support of Luis Suarez following claims of racism was "ridiculous" Ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was wrong to play Ca ...
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Bayern leave City chasing shadows 03 October By Justin Palmer London - Holders Bayern Munich left Champions League aspirants Manchester City chasing shadows with a 3-1 win on Wednesday to serve notice Pep Guardiola will leave no stone unturned to re-establish their continental dominance. Franck Ribery, Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben scored as Bayern left shellshocked City chasing shadows for much of a one-sided Group D encounter that ended the Premier League team's five-year unbeaten run at home in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo's hot form continued with a double in Real Madrid's 4-0 rout of FC Copenhagen but he was not the only revered striker among the goals with Zlatan Ibrahimovic also netting twice as Paris St Germain brushed aside Benfica 3-0. Both, though, were outshone by Greece forward Kostas Mitroglou who grabbed a hat-trick in Olympiakos Piraeus's 3-0 romp at Anderlecht. A dramatic finale in Turin saw Galatasaray, with manager Roberto Mancini taking charge for the first time, *** a 2-2 draw with ...
Free from the weight of expectation that Manchester United's No 7 shirt brings, Antonio Valencia produced a cracking goal this week which has prompted his manager David Moyes to call for several more. The Ecuador winger took over the shirt number worn by the likes of United greats George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham after he was named the club's player of the year in 2011-12. However, after netting just once last season and putting in some indifferent performances, he asked to have his old number 25 shirt back and in Tuesday's 4-2 Champions League win over Bayer Leverkusen he looked more like his old self. "He has done very well," Moyes told a news conference on Friday ahead of this weekend's derby at Manchester City. "They keep telling me that he needed to change his number so we got that changed for him. Sometimes, psychologically, it can make a difference to a player. "Overall, I've been really pleased with him. I actually said to him today: 'You should be getti ...
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 ...
Football's famous play boys: George Best: No player will ever do more justice to the word 'playboy' than George Best. Adrian Mutu: Adrian Mutu's party lifestyle left him in almost £15 million worth of debt with Chelsea, after was ordered to compensate the club for breach of contract after he tested positive for taking cocaine. Ronaldo: Not so much the epitome of a playboy like George Best, but Ronaldo deserves his inclusion given his some what embarrassing jaunt with three transvestite prostitutes. Cristiano Ronaldo: Before he was tamed by Irina Shayk, Cristiano Ronaldo was credited with relations with a number of high-profile beauties, including the likes of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and Gemma Atkinson. Mario Balotelli: Mario Balotelli's spell in the Premier League will forever be remembered for his controversial and, mostly, hilarious antics when he was not plying his trade on the pitch for Manchester City. Thant's all.. keep playing :D
Latest Rumours Roundup :- Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is planning to return from his head injury against Manchester City on September 22. Manchester United are monitoring Sheffield United centre-back Harry Maguire. The 20-year-old is valued at £4 million. The Catalan club are looking for a replacement for Victor Valdes and are believed to be monitoring the situation of Petr Cech at Chelsea. Borussia Dortmund are said to be keeping tabs on Real Sociedad attacker Carlos Vela. Former Fulham striker Mladen Petric is on the verge of completing a free transfer to West Ham following reports that suggested Andy Carroll could be out injured again. PSV manager Phillip Cocu could miss Karim Rekik for the match against FC Twente. The Manchester City loanee has an ankle injury. If he does not recover in time, Cocu has to choose for the inexperienced Jorrit Hendrix (18) again. In the wake of signing Gareth Bale, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is eager to reach an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo tha ...
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WHY THE Premier League IS THE BEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD 5) THE DERBIES England is the most compact, densely populated country to host a top-level league, which gifts the football world a wealth of local derbies. The North London derby, West Midlands derby, Merseyside derby, Tyne-Wear derby... The rivalries between Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are always heated! 4) Some of the best stars in the World This is undoubtedly one of the Premier League's best attractions. From Eric Cantona to Dennis Bergkamp to Cristiano Ronaldo to David Silva to Eden Hazard, the Premier League is a showcase for some of the world's best players. 3) Premier League upsets The Premier League boasts some of the biggest upsets in modern day football.. It is the most unpredictable league in the World. 2) Money Money makes the World go round in football and the Premier League sure has its money.. Teams such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool have all spent their fair share on money in recent ye ...
• Rumour of the day: Manchester City will turn their attentions to Liverpool's Luis Suarez, after refusing to meet Napoli's £58m release clause for Edinson Cavani. • Long shot of the day: Manchester United are looking to swap Wayne Rooney for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, with £30m also going to the Spaniards. • Done deal: Liverpool have completed the signing of Spain youth international Luis Alberto from Sevilla. Latest Arsenal Arsenal are planning an audacious £20m bid for Manchester United's Wayne Rooney. (Mail) Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini's £23 million release fee clause could be activated by Arsenal. (London Evening Standard) Arsenal are still eyeing Victor Wanyama, whose club Celtic have agreed a £10 million fee with Southampton, while Liverpool and Inter Milan are also interested. (Daily Mail) Arsène Wenger is considering approaching Croatian wonder kid Tin Jedvaj as a cut-price alternative to Swansea defender Ashley Williams. (Sun) Arsenal's hopes of signing Swansea captain ...
MAJOR EUROPEAN TRANSFER TALK FROM THE PAST 7 DAYS -Real Madrid give up on Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale -Manchester United close in on Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara -Arsenal target Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry -Manchester City eye Brazillian goal poacher Fred as hope fades for Napoli's Edison Cavani -Napoli's Edison Cavani wants Chelsea move -Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo; "...I really miss Manchester United...", "...but my life is in Spain...", "...but in the future we never know..." More talk and latest deals to follow soon.
***Former Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez disclosed he quit Manchester City to winthe Champions League. The Argie ace was unveiled at Juventus yesterday after completing his £10million switch to the Italiangiants. (The Sun) ***Real Madrid president Florentino Perez hasagain stressed that Cristiano Ronaldo has no intention of ever leaving for another club amid reports in Spain suggest the player is seriously considering finishing his career at Manchester United. ***German club Hamburg are on the cusp of signing Swiss international Johan Djourou on loan from Premier League club Arsenal. (ESPN) ***Carlos Tevez has walked into a fresh controversy at Juventus because some fans are unhappy with him being given the club’s iconic No 10 shirt. The fabled number of Michel Platini and Roberto Baggio was last worn by Alessandro Del Piero in 2012, and a section of supporters feel it is wrong Tevez has been handed it after joining from Manchester City. (The Mirror)
COURTESY OF BBC SPORT!! THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY OF Carlos Tevez!!! Carlos Tevez's departure from Manchester City for Juventus will leave behind a trail of trophies and headlines - representing the good, the bad and the ugly side of the Argentine's turbulent club career. From the moment he sat alongside fellow countryman Javier Mascherano at Upton Park on Thursday, 31 August 2006, Tevez took a central role in the Premier League's dramatic story - first at West Ham, then with Manchester United and latterly during a eventful stint with City. The 29-year-old is revered as a Hammers' hero for for preserving their place in the top flight with a winner at Old Trafford on the final day of the 2006-07 season, sending Sheffield United down and sparking an acrimonious, expensive row. Having been West Ham's saviour, he joined up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney to form a golden triangle of attacking talent at Old Trafford, before becoming - literally - the poster boy for City's challenge to the dominance ...
SUNDAY TRANSFER TALK- THE SUN Real Madrid have launched a last-ditch charm offensive to try to *** Isco from under Manchester City's nose. Wantaway striker Grant Holt could yet start the season with Norwich. Arsene Wenger will give Borussia Dortmund the cold shoulder in their bid to sign Arsenal's Lukas Podolski. Arsenal have agreed to sign 20-year- old Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo on a four-year deal. Arouna Kone has opened the door to a move to Liverpool or Everton by declaring he wants to quit Wigan. Cardiff and Swansea are competing for France ace Bafetimbi Gomis. Arsenal are battling it out with Liverpool to sign Schalke's £12million- rated defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Hull and Stoke are both interested in signing Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole. Tony Adams has launched a scathing attack on Arsenal - and offered to join the board to help find Arsene Wenger's replacement. Bobby Zamora has been told he will be QPR's number one striker next season. Sunday Mirror Liverpool have warned Real Mad .. ...
Transfer News: Robben, Ronaldo, Nasri, Suarez, Gomez, Boateng and more Manchester City's newly-appointed manager Manuel Pellegrini is planning to bid for Dutch internationals Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, a report said on Tuesday. Robben and Sneijder were the two players Pellegrini never wanted to sell during his stint as coach of Real Madrid. *** Cristiano Ronaldo is close to agreeing a new contract with Real Madrid which will make him the world's highest-earning footballer, according to Goal.com. Real Madrid are in advanced talks with Ronaldo's representatives over a deal totalling around 155 million euros over Five Years. *** Amid reports surrounding his future with the Premier League champions, ManchesterUnited winger Luis Nani has attracted interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur according to SportsDirect News. *** Luis Suarez may have expressed his desire of joining Spanish giants Real Madrid, but an adamant Liverpool have reportedly told the star striker and his agent Pere Guardiola that a ...
Cristiano Ronaldo is being urged by Manchester United to wait 18 months until his contract expires to sign with United, where he would stand to earn £118 million in a sign on fee and wages, and would also receive 100% of his image rights. Arsenal will reportedly step up their interest and offer Real Madrid 30 million euros for striker Gonzalo Higuain. Manchester United are in pole position to land Barcelona’s 22-year-old midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder scored a hat trick in the U21 final, and would cost £15 million. Edinson Cavani is set to reject a move to Manchester City in order to join Real Madrid. The deal could be worth £55 million. Andy Carroll’s package to join West Ham could cost the club up to £55 million. West Ham paid a club record £16 million plus £3 million in add-ons, and are signing Carroll for a reported six year, £100,000 per-week deal. Southampton have opened talks with Celtic for £10 million rated Victor Wanyama. Manchester United, Liverpool and Manc ...
The transfer rumour mill shows no signs of slowing down, with several high-profile players linked with moves this summer. Cristiano Ronaldo is the subject of a multimillion-dollar bid, according to reports, but which club is making eyes at the Real Madrid star? Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez could be on his way to Serie A next season, but which clubs are battling for his signature? Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is considering a move for one of his former Liverpool midfielders, but who is the player in question? -BOB
UK Paper Talk : This all the news you ll need for today The Sun:- - Manchester United hope an £85m move from Real Madrid for Tottenham frontman Gareth Bale will pave the way for them to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from the Spanish club. - Barcelona are preparing an audacious £17m bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres -£33m less than the Blues paid - Manchester City and England midfielder Gareth Barry, 32, is a shock £3.5m transfer target for Tottenham. -Hull City will make an improved bid for Celtic striker Gary Hooper, 25, after having an offer of £4m rejected by the Scottish champions. - Out-of-favour Swansea striker Leroy Lita is being tracked by Sheffield Wednesday and Wolves. - Leicester, Leeds and Brighton are all interested in defender Matthew Upson, 34, after he was released by Stoke City. The Mirror: Everton's Belgium international Marouane Fellaini wants a move to London -but Arsenal are unwilling to meet a £23m release clause - Meanwhile, the Gunners have accepted five bids of around £3m ...
La Liga outfit Sevilla are reportedly willing to negotiate with Liverpool over the transfer of Ivan Rakitic, it has emerged. The Spanish side had a poor season this year, finishing 9th in La Liga, and are expecting to face the departures of some key players, having already sold winger Jesus Navas to Manchester City for £14.9million. They could also receive a number of offers for top scorer Alvaro Negredo, who is a target for Atletico Madrid. Rakitic is another of Sevilla’s more impressive players, and has found himself on Liverpool’s radar after scoring 8 goals and providing 10 assists this season. Only big names from the top two, such as Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Mesut Ozil, Cesc Fabregas, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, have created more goals for their team-mates in Spain this year. Brendan Rodgers was reportedly ready to open with a £12million bid for the Croatian, who has been compared with Luka Modric, and although Sevilla are willing to sell, they may hold out for closer to £16milli ...
Did Radamel Falcao Make the Right Move Signing with AS Monaco? 12 days ago by Christian Tamayo 1 2 1 0 Share 5 Photo by- TheSportReview (Flickr) Newly-promoted Ligue 1 side Monaco has made a huge splash in the transfer window, signing arguably the most coveted forward available in Radamel Falcao. The deal is reported to earn him $90 million US over a five-year span. Falcao, 27, has scored 52 goals in La Liga during his time at Atletico Madrid, and has been mentioned in the same breath as Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for his exploits. There have been plenty of doubts about Falcao possibly joining Monaco. Detractors are saying it’s simply a move for financial reasons. It’s also been said that a move to Monaco would threaten his legacy, as he is not choosing the destination that would provide him with the greatest competition and exposure. Falcao was the target of clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, and Chelsea FC; all three clubs would have provided him with the biggest of stages to further . ...
Manchester United could be in line for a remarkable double swoop on Barcelona's midfield this summer with Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara in their sights. Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany was allowed to play for an hour with a broken nose for Belgium last week - a decision that could have cost him dearly according to one doctor. Manchester City new boy Jesus Navas cannot wait to get flying in the Premier League alongside his Spain team-mate David Silva. Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is linked with Napoli move as Reds prepared to listen to offers for him. Liverpool's Luis Suarez says he would love to play with Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid. Everton will start next season with a "Rolls Royce" of a pitch once they have finished a major renovation at Goodison Park. - Jay
My prayer for you all this morning:- You will never be Cristiano Ronaldo during the reign of Lionel Messi. You will never be Manchester City who is spending big but still loosing. Yourenemy will fear you like Barcelona, you will beconsistent like Manchester United, be admired like Arsenal even if you are not living up to expectation and you will always suprise your adversaries like the Super Eagles of Nigeria By the Grace of God. To claim this like and sayAmen.!
Mourinho versus Manchester's new boys will make it a season to remember The return of Jose Mourinho has already ensured that next season’s Premier League title race will be no localised squabble. Manchester United and Manchester City had their reasons for ignoring the self-anointed Special One when it became clear he was after a new job. But it was not for any lack of ambition, judging by the transfer plans they appear to have in place. Next season’s fixtures are not announced for another fortnight but what a campaign it promises to be. Three new managers at the top three clubs, with three very different teams vying for the first championship of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Mourinho might have started work already but United and City are not sitting back for the summer. Officials at Old Trafford are doing all they can to ensure that when David Moyes walks out for the opening encounter of the season, he is flanked by Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas. While Manuel Pellegrini will be given access t ...
There are many transfer stories flying around at present but will any of them really happen? Here are some of the main ones: Cesc Fabregas, Marouane Fellaini & Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United? Angel Di Maria to Monaco? Christian Eriksen to Borussia Dortmund? David Villa to Tottenham Hotspur? Pepe Reina to Barcelona? Franck Ribery, Gareth Bale & Luis Suarez to Real Madrid? Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus? Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal? Edinson Cavani to Manchester City?
News Latest- Bayern Munich become the 2013 European Champions and it could be the return of the Pep vs Jose rematch in the Super Cup. Manchester City have beaten Chelsea 5-3 in New York thanks to a Samir Nasri double. Neymar is set to sign for Barcelona after regecting Real Madrid. This leaves Real wanting to sign Gareth Bale after a posible move for Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. Roy Hodgson has predicted a bright future for Wilfred Zaha in club and country football. Kompany regects the rumours linking him away from Manchester City. Theo Walcott has told Sky Sports that Arsenal are good enough to win the Premier League next year. and Aguero has penned a one year extension on his contract keeping him at City until 2017. -Barney
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS: EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham prepare £36m double striker swoop for Leandro Damiao and Roberto Soldado as Andre Villas-Boas begins his efforts to build a team around superstar Gareth Bale Paris Saint-Germain are set to make audacious bid to reunite Former Manchester United dream team Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo at the French capital club Jose Mourinho will fly into London on June 2 to agree his £12m-a-year deal to return to Chelsea Manuel Pellegrini is ready to light up the Premier League and turn Manchester City into heavyweight European contenders, according to his former player Pablo Zabaleta Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is 'ready to make up mind' over his future today despite not receiving any formal approaches to take over at Everton or Stoke Liverpool are poised to win the race to sign Barcelona’s teenage prodigy Sergi Canos Former Manchester United team-mates Wayne Rooney (right) and Cristiano Ronaldo could both join PSG Fulham have confirmed the free transfer signings of Gha ...
SUNDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Manchester City have reportedly agreed a British record £54m transfer fee with Atletico Madrid for Radamel Falcao. City have matched his buyout clause and Falcao will become the first signing under Manuel Pellegrini. Falcao will now link up at the Etihad with Sergio Aguero, the man he replaced at Atletico in 2011. (The Sunday People) ***Chelsea want Manchester United to name their price for Wayne Rooney. Sunday Mirror Sport can reveal Chelsea are refusing to be put off by United’s public insistence Rooney will not be sold. ***Chelsea reportedly want to sell striker Fernando Torres this summer. The Europa League champion are willing to take a £30m hit on the striker who joined them for £50m from Liverpool in 2011. (The Sun) ***Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been told Cristiano Ronaldo will not be joining him at Chelsea. (Mirror) ***Bayern outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes said an emotional goodbye to the club on Saturday, but admitted his heart still lies with his home to ...
BACK PAGE ROUND UP... which storys do you like and why? I like the on e from the STAR about Luca Modric and £30mill.i think they'd be mad to go for this. -ML THE SUN (so its *** --Carlos Tevez could face jail after being nicked for allegedly driving while banned. --Manchester United met with Nike officials on Friday to plot a mega bid for Cristiano Ronaldo. An Old Trafford return would cost at least £65million. --Alex Ferguson is helping Barnsley plot Manchester City's FA Cup downfall. The Manchester United boss has given David Flitcroft tactical advice and allowed the Tykes to use United's training ground. --Branislav Ivanovic has delivered a damning verdict on Chelsea's season of failure and warns that time is running out to stop the rot. ---helsea are interested in £8.5million-rated AC Milan striker M'Baye Niang. ---Rio Ferdinand and John Terry could clash on Sunday for the first time since the Chelsea skipper's race row. THE MIRROR ---Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted there is no rift between him ...
Where next for Wayne Rooney? By Eurosport | Pitchside Europe – 9 hours ago Email Manchester United are set to sell Wayne Rooney in the summer, this morning's papers report. The England striker was "furious" about his omission from the starting line-up against Real Madrid, and is no longer considered indispensable by Sir Alex Ferguson. So, where might Rooney end up if he leaves Old Trafford - and how would he look playing for his new club? Manchester City - 4/1 When Rooney held United to ransom a few years back, City were widely seen as the only viable option for the England star. They had the money, and - unlike Lionel Messi's Barcelona or Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid - the space in their team for another mercurial forward. The sky blue kit doesn't exactly accentuate his abs, while Fergie would be loath to sell to his biggest rivals, but if the offer is too good to refuse...
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 ...
LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1. German official Felix Brych will referee Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United. [Marca] 2. 30-year-old Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon who is currently without a club, admits that a knee problem may force him to retire from playing. 3. Liverpool striker Samed Yesil is out for the rest of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate knee ligament on International duty. 4. Andre Santos: "I've come to Gremio to be a champion." 5. Mario Balotelli has scored three goals for AC Milan in only 2 games. 6. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi becomes only the second person to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a player and coach. 7. Burkina Faso's Jonathan Pitroipa has been named Player of the Tournament. 8. Victor Moses wins the Samsung Fair Player of the Match award. 9. Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says he will drop players who are not "ready to fight" for the team. 10. Sir Alex: ''Cristiano Ronaldo is greatest ever Real Madrid player.'' 1 ...
LONDON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - European soccer's big-name strikers enjoyed contrasting fortunes as Mario Balotelli enjoyed a scoring debut for AC Milan to share the spotlight with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who had weekends to forget. Prolific Messi scored again for La Liga leaders Barcelona, although his side were held by Valencia, but Ronaldo put through his own net as Real Madrid's slim La Liga title hopes faded further with defeat at Granada. ENGLAND Manchester United stretched their lead at the top of the Premier League to nine points after a 1-0 win at Fulham and Manchester City's 2-2 home draw with Liverpool. Wayne Rooney's superb controlled finish after 79 minutes at Craven Cottage was enough for battling United to seal a vital win over Fulham. City had Sergio Aguero to thank for their point after the Argentine scored a magical goal from an acute angle. Edin Dzeko had given the hosts the lead, only for Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard to hit back in style for the Reds. Third-placed Chelsea l ...
Manchester City offered Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao for summer rebuild.
Messi shortlisted for Ballon d'Or 29 November 2012 Updated 15:37 GMT Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize, Fifa has announced. Messi, 25, has scored 82 goals this calendar year - just three short of the record set by Gerd Mueller in 1972. Real Madrid's Former Manchester United player Ronaldo also makes the list, along with Barcelona's Iniesta. Pep Guardiola, Vicente del Bosque and Jose Mourinho are shortlisted for coach of the year. The winners will be announced on 7 January. Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, Britain's sole representative on the initial 23-man list, failed to make it through. His Old Trafford team-mate Robin Van Persie also missed the cut, as did Manchester City trio Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure. After 50 goals last season in La Liga - including breaking Barcelona's 60-year-old goalscoring record with a hat-trick in a 5-3 win over Granada in March - Messi is expected to win Fifa's pla ...
LATEST Transfer News HEADLINES Milan rule out move for Balotelli; Remy set for QPR medical AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani has once again ruled out the possibility of the club signing Manchester City striker… [+] Ronaldo plans to stay at Real for a number of years Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have dealt Manchester United a blow in the transfer market by insisting he plans to see… [+] Falcao hints at France move A report from the Sun suggests that Radamel Falcao could be on his way to France when he does eventually… [+] Villa not going anywhere Talk Sport is today reporting that Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has insisted that his striker David Villa will not be… [+] Fiorentina set to complete Larrondo signing Fiorentina have reached an agreement with Siena over the signing of striker Marcelo Larrondo, according to Tuttosport. The two clubs… [+] Udinese hotshot made available for loan Udinese president Giampaolo Pozzo has revealed that talented forward Diego Fabbrini could be farmed out ...
on Cristiano Ronaldo... "Portugal have a national team called Cristiano Ronaldo and a group of players who run after him." - former Portugal manager Carlos Queiroz. "He's an unbelievable player. We have a pantheon of great players and Ronaldo definitely compares with any of them. He had a bit of the Eric Cantona about him. He was definitely good value for Madrid." - Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager. on Andres Iniesta... "The press often ask me about whether Messi or Ronaldo is the best, but for me something is very clear: Andres Iniesta is the number one. He is able to do even more difficult things on the pitch. He is magic with the ball and so influential." - David Silva, Manchester City midfielder. "When he has the ball, it's like everything else stops – like the camera is going in slow motion. I've been playing with him since we were 15, and I have never, ever seen him play badly." - Fernando Torres, Chelsea striker. on Lionel Messi... "I feel sorry for those who want to compete for Messi ...
How Balotelli’s poor season has cost him £1 million Mario Balotelli’s nightmare season at Manchester City has cost him a £1million windfall. The controversial Italian striker would have banked the incredible seven-figure bonus under the terms of his £170,000- a-week contract if he had landed the World Footballer of the Year award in Zurich tomorrow. Balotelli, 22, was short-listed for the Ballon d’Or following his explosive exploits for Italy at Euro 2012. But he has started just eight games this season and has scored one Premier League goal as Roberto Mancini’s mistrust of the £24million striker has grown. City write lucrative bonus schedules into the contracts of all their players and Sergio Aguero (below) and Yaya Toure were also in line to cash in after being named on the original long list list for FIFA’s top player award. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andreas Iniesta are now battling for the honour, which will be announced tomorrow night. (UK Mirror)
Chelsea Transfer News: After signing New Castle united star Demba Ba, Abramovich has targeted unhappy Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain as a suitable striker alongside Ba and Fernando Torres. Higuain is estimated to be worth €30 million. Another possible January transfer to Chelsea is Brazilian midfielder Taison who plays for Megalist Kharkive at the moment. He claims to have been to Stamford Bridge a few weeks ago and held talks with Abramovich. Radamel Falcao who might leave Atletico Madrid in the summer is wanted by Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid despite his hefty cost. Real Madrid hope to sign Falcao if Cristiano Ronaldo decides to leave Madrid. Chelsea is also involved in the race for Malaga starlet Isco who is also wanted by Real Madrid, Premier League leaders Manchester United and last years Premier League champions Manchester City. All three clubs hope that Malaga's financial problems lead them to sell Isco. Isco's value is estimated to be around €40 million. Another possible sign ...
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The football experts at The Guardian have unanimously named FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as the top player in the world TOP 10 according to The Guardian 10) Edinson Cavani (Napoli and Uruguay) 9) Yaya Touré (Manchester City and IvoryCoast) 8) Andrea Pirlo (Juventus and Italy) 7) Robin Van Persie (Manchester United andHolland) 6) Radamel Falcao (Atlético Madrid andColombia) 5) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St-Germain andSweden) 4) Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona and Spain) 3) Xavi (Barcelona and Spain) 2) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid andPortugal) 1) Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina) The world’s most influential players must now bow to the one and only La Pulga atomiga;Lionel Andres Messi of Barcelona.
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 ...
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho isn't surprised Cristiano Ronaldo is attracting big transfer interest.Ronaldo is stalling on signing a New Deal, which has alerted the interest of Manchester United, Manchester City and PSG.
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* 'Sometimes you want to kill Mario' - Zabaleta on Balotelli's Manchester City antics * Nani left out of Manchester United 2013 calendar * Alexander Merkel: I'm confident that AC Milan will soon be successful * Kuranyi: Schalke capable of reaching Champions League semi-finals * Manuel Llorente: Gago does not want to leave Valencia * Moratti: No offers for Sneijder * Barcelona launch unique anti-smoking campaign with the European Commision * Benitez: It is best for Lukaku to stay at West Brom * Stevens: Schalke want tofinish ahead of Arsenal * Eriksen hoping to emulate Vertonghen * Neymar: Messi will pip Cristiano Ronaldo to Ballon d'Or * Liverpool legend Ian Rush insists top six finish is achievable * Lavezzi: PSG want to avoid Barcelona in Champions League * Agger: Liverpool are full of confidence SR
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is backing Manchester United to beat champions Manchester City to the Premier League title this season
Manchester City and Real Madrid will face each other in their second meet in the Uefa Champions League group stages. While the big star of the clash is Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be in Manchester for the first time since leaving United in 2009 and who has scored five times against the Citize...
Real Madrid centre-half Pepe has cast further doubt on Cristiano Ronaldo's futureat the club, saying the club must "make a decision" over whether they will improve and extend the attacker's contract. - Method behind Ronaldo's misery - Preview: Man City v Real Madrid Ronaldo's self-publicised "sadness" this season has been widely attributed to his wish for a significant improvement of his current €10.5m annual salary, with recent speculation in the Spanish media claiming he is considering pushing through a move to either Manchester City or Paris St Germain next summer if those super-rich clubs are more willing than Madrid to meet his demands. Portuguese defender Pepe, speaking at a press conference ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League Group D game between Madrid and City, said that he hopes Ronaldo stayed at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, but suggested that depends on what the club will offer. "That is an issue for Cristiano, only he, his agent and the club know his future," Pepe said. "For me, as ...
Mario Balotelli could be as good a player as Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi if he learns to adjust his attitude, according to his Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says 'concentration' is the key as they look keep Cristiano Ronaldo at bay.
Carlos Tevez has told Cristiano Ronaldo that he is no match for Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of Wednesday night's crucial Champions League clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid. City forward Tevez plays alongside Messi for the Argentinian national team and he was a team-mate of Ronaldo's at Manchester United from 2007 to 2009 The pair are set to fight it out for the 2012 Ballon D'Or crown but Tevez, 28, believes that Messi would be deserving of a fourth successive crown.I think it is only right if Cristiano Ronaldo does believe he is the best in the world,' said Tevez.Any guy who gets 37-40 goals a season has a right to believe that, but if you push me I am always going to go on the side of Messi.
Roberto Mancini fears Real Madrid magician Cristiano Ronaldo will send Manchester City out of Europe: Manager Ro...
The latest Football gossip ;) CHELSEA IN POLE POSITION FOR FALCAO It does rather seem as if the next destination of Radamel Falcao may well become something of an Eden Hazard-style circus, but the Sunday Mirror today reports that Chelsea are in the driving seat to land the striker.Man United got R.V.P..Chelsea has to get someone since Drogba left ... The paper claims that Manchester City will not be making a firm offer unless they can offload Mario Balotelli in January. A 'source close to the club' (we know, we know) told the Mirror that Manchester City would not be making a major outlay in the upcoming transfer window, leaving the path open for the Blues to match the £28million release clause. UNITED JOIN ZAHA CHASE The People today make the obvious move of Manchester United defeat + upcoming transfer window = splurge of money, claiming that Alex Ferguson will aim to bring Wilfried Zaha to Old Trafford in January. According to the paper, Ferguson sees Zaha as a Cristiano Ronaldo-style attacker, and has ...
“To be able to leave United in his prime and still have his name sung by the fans tells you something.” “On Wednesday night, he will be at Manchester City, his first return to the city since leaving United.” “While he may receive the kind of stick reserved for former United players, everyone in that stadium, including me, will be thinking: ‘I’m watching Cristiano Ronaldo tonight’. “If you’re a kid, it will be a reference point, something to talk about when you’re older.” “But, to be honest, for anyone who appreciates football, it will be a privilege to watch one of the great players of all time.” Gary Neville in his Blog
HEADIES: * Alves: Barcelona players responsible for Guardiola exit * Alex tips Ibrahimovic for Ballon d'Or crown [AGREE?] * Pele leaves hospital after successful operation * Barton: FA have a vendetta against me * Luis Suarez commits future to Liverpool amid Manchester City talk * Gazidis: Arsenal can compete with world's best * Casillas hails 'great' Panama victory * Gourcuff reveals Pirlo plot * Urrutia rules out Llorente sale * Former Cameroon international Theophile Abega dies * Adler: I feared for my life * Cristiano Ronaldo voted 'sexiest' athlete of 2012 * Gregucci: Balotelli ready to fight for Manchester City place * Papiss Cisse a doubt for Newcastle after Senegal dispute * Evra: France should be proud of us.IRE O.
THREE Australasian Soccer Academy players are in Portugal being trialled with one of the world's biggest football academies. Alusine Fofanah, of Guildford, Liam Youlley, of Parramatta, and Anthony Frangie, of Ermington, all under-15s, are on trial with Sporting Lisbon. ASA director Tony Basha said the trio were the first Australians to train with the academy. "The three were spotted training in England during our three-week tour," Mr Basha said. "The boys believe the Sporting Lisbon players are the best they have ever seen, after training with Manchester City, Bury FC and Sheffield United." The players have praised the academy that helped produce stars like Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United's Nani, and the retired Portugal legend Luis Figo. Basha said it was a whole new world for the players. "They have excellent facilities and their training is different to ours," he said. "I have toured the world to see different styles to bring back to help the kids in the western suburbs. "We have so ...
* 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
Wayne Rooney is the only England star nominated for the Ballon D’Or. But FIFA’s 23-man list was a slap in the face for Chelsea, who do not have one nominee despite their first-ever European Cup triumph. Only Didier Drogba made the list — and he left last summer. Three-time winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also made the cut. Manchester City had Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Mario Balotelli nominated following their title triumph. Rooney’s United team-mate Robin Van Persie was listed for his goalscoring exploits with Arsenal before his transfer. Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is a contender for manager of the year alongside City’s Roberto Mancini and United’s Alex Ferguson. FIFA will reveal the final shortlist for each category on November 29. Read more:
Who wins the Ballon d'or?Drogba’s Champions League exploits for Chelsea could see him as the main contender to the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars, but it will be hard to see past Messi after a season where he scored a record 73 goals.Here is the full list:Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure (all Manchester City), Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie (both Manchester United), Didier Drogba (Shanghai Shenhua), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid), Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets (all Barcelona), Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Iker Casillas, Mesut Ozil, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso (all Real Madrid, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon (both Juventus), Neymar (Santos).
Three FC Barcelona players are among the ten candidates for the best player of the year award given out by World Soccer. Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández and Anrdés Iniesta will compete for the prize with Touré Yaya (Manchester City), Didier Drogba (Shangai Shenhua), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Neymar (Santos), Andrea Pirlo (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (R.Madrid) and Radamel Falcao (At. Madrid). Who will win ??
Real Madrid made it two wins from two in Group D as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick guided them to a comfortable 4-1 win away at Ajax. The Spanish champions had been frustrated by Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer for most of thefirst half but finally made the breakthrough just before half-time when Ronaldo tapped in from Karim Benzema's cross. Benzema then made it two after the interval with a stunning bicycle kick from Kaka's cross but Niklas Moisander briefly gave the Dutch champions hope when he headed in to reduce the arrears eight minutes later. However, that hope was extinguished with 11 minutes remaining when Ronaldo smashed homethe visitors' third from outside the area, before completing the rout with a lovely chip over Vermeer soon after. Real had needed a very late turnaround to take the three points against Manchester City on matchday one but they were in complete control from the start in Amsterdam on Wednesday nightand were only denied a bigger win by a string of fine saves from Vermeer. Threate ...
Falcao fires again but Llorente clashes with Bielsa:How the Premier League's transfer targets fared last week From La Liga to the Bundesliga, English sides are chasing players who featured in matchesacross Europe in the past seven days - but how did they all get on? 8 Oct 2012 12:00:00 Radamel Garcia Falcao - Atletico Madrid By Oliver Platt That the transfer window does not open again for nearly three months does not mean that Premier League managers and executives have switched off in their search for new signings this season. Indeed, the presence of Manchester City manager RobertoMancini at the Vicente Calderon for Atletico Madrid's match against Malaga caught the eye - although perhaps not quite as much as the man he was likely there to watch. Goal.com brings you both the best and the worst individual displays from throughout the week as we track those who couldbe moving to the Premier League after Christmas. GOOD WEEK... While all eyes were on the Clasico , Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico ...
highest paid footballers in the world 1. Samuel Eto’o. €20m The former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker who plies his trade with mega rich Russian side Anzi Makhachakala is the highest paid footballer in the world pocketing €20m a year. 2. Cristiano Ronaldo. €15m The Former Manchester United play maker is now smiling literally all the way to the bank after signing a New Deal at Madrid which will see him pocket €15m a year. 3. Zlatan Ibrahimovich. €14.5m Following his big money move from Italian giants AC Milan to Petrol rich Ligue1 outfits PSG, the Sweden international takes home €14.5m a year. 4. Wayne Rooney. €13.8m The Manchester United and England ace remains the highest Premier League earning footballer after his bumper Old Trafford contract sees him pocket €13.8m a year. 5. Yaya Toure. €13m The Ivory Coast midfield maestro surprised many when he quit Barcelona to join Manchester City but with €13m a year in wages I don’t think any sane man would have said to that. 6. Serg ...
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 4-1 Champions League win at Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday but big spending trio Zenit St. Petersburg, Paris St. Germain and Manchester City failed to win.
Manchester City had Carlos Tevez; Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo's future at the Spanish giants is uncertain after saying he's unhappy at the Be...
Throw City out of Champions League over 'back-door' funding, blasts Dortmund chief: Borussia Dortmund have attacked Manchester City's reliance on Sheik Mansour ahead of the two clubs' Champions League clash on Wednesday night. The Bundesliga champions' chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, says clubs should be thrown out of the competition should they enter into big sponsorship deals with companies controlled by the same club's owners - just as City have with Etihad, whose shirt and stadium sponsorship will net the Premier League champions £350million over 10 years. Watzke called such deals 'back-door funding' and also said he would dismiss out of hand investment from any rich foreign businessman in Dortmund, which is 51 per cent owned by its supporters. The German giants have strict rules on spending and are advocates of UEFA president Michel Platini's new Financial Fair Play rules, which seek to limit each club's expenditure based on its revenue. The penalty for not complying could be expulsion from th ...
El Mundo Deportivo says Real's Spanish players - plus Gonzalo Higuain - are on one side, while the Portuguese speakers, including Cristiano Ronaldo, is on the other. Xabi Alonso, for his part, is not aligned with either faction. The blow-up came after defeat at Sevilla. Soymadridista says Real coach Jose Mourinho refused Sergio Ramos' request to stay overnight with his family. The defender blew-up at Mou's decision, complaining to teammates that the same wouldn't happen to Ronaldo. The coach learned of Ramos' comments and axed him for the Champions League victory over Manchester City. The split has been festering for some time and was highlighted by Ronaldo in his infamous meeting with Real president Florentino Perez on September 1. Ronaldo knows no team can compete seriously for titles with such a fractured dressing room. Everything will depend on this season's Champions League campaign. Anything but a victory is likely to see a frustrated Mourinho leave at the end of the season. Read more at
Informed conjecture would suggest that Cristiano Ronaldo's salary is a match for almost any player in the world - except that of Samuel Eto'o, of course - but the Real Madrid star's wages are apparently less than you may think. According to Marca, Ronaldo is ranked only tenth in the world when it comes to wages paid by their clubs, with the likes of little known Dario Conca raking in more in than the far more illustrious Portuguese. GMF has outlined the top ten earners, according to our friends in Spain, and you may find one of two surprises along the way... 1. Samuel Eto'o - Anzhi Makhachkala: €20m-a- year 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Paris Saint-Germain: €14.5m 3. Wanye Rooney - Manchester United: €13.8m 4. Yaya Toure - Manchester City: €13m 5. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City: €12.5m 6. Didier Drogba - Shanghai Shenhua: €12m 7. Fernando Torres - Chelsea: €10.8m 8. Dario Conca - Guangzho Evergrande: €10.6m 9. Lionel Messi - Barcelona: €10.5m 10. Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid: €10m
Real Madrid skipper Iker Casillas appeared not to celebrate Cristiano Ronaldo's late strike against Manchester City on matchday 1 in the Champions League.
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Real Madrid skipper Casillas BLANKED Ronaldo winner The relationship between Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas and Cristiano Ronaldo has again come into question after victory over Manchester City. Ronaldo's late, late Champions League winner sent the Santiago Bernabeu wild with fans, teammates and coach Jose Mourinho celebrating crazily. However, Casillas did not flinch, with TVE revealing footage last night of the goalkeeper not celebrating, or even making any gesture at all, as the stadium erupted. My take Real Madrid is sitting on a keg of gun powder.expect an eruption very soon..
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