Cristiano Ronaldo & Premier League

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. The Premier League is an English professional league for association football clubs. 5.0/5

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BREAKING NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo has asked his agent to arrange move to this Premier League club. Out of nowhere!!. Man…
Quite easily the best centre back in the world for me, with a higher take on and conversion rate than Cristiano Ronaldo an…
Harry Kane is just TWO goals away from Cristiano Ronaldo's Premier League goal tally... He's played 74 fewer games. Let i…
BREAKING! Cristiano Ronaldo names the EPL club he is heading to:
Just imagine out front 3 if Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Liverpool 😍. Watch out Premier League 👊🏼
Cristiano Ronaldo. Won Ballon D’or in the Premier League. won it in the La Liga. Captained his country to Euro 2016 glory and…
84 goals. Romelu Lukaku (23) enters the top 40 of all time Premier League top scorers - as many as Cristiano Ronaldo and…
Romelu Lukaku has now scored as many Premier League goals (84) as Cristiano Ronaldo. 🔥
Cristiano Ronaldo, the greatest player ever to grace the Premier League, has less PL goals than Kevin Davies, Yakubu, and James Beattie.
I miss the days when the Premier League had Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lampard, Viera, Drogba all the legends 😭
Since Jack Wilshere last played 90 minutes of Premier League football, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 115 goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo is proof the Premier League needs a winter break: IF Sam Allardyce could wave a magic wand and change the nationali...
ON THIS DAY: In 2007, Cristiano offered Fergie a bet that he would score 20 Premier League goals that season. Ronaldo wen…
Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously an amazing player but I don't think he could do it in the Premier League
As the Premier League's top scorer with 31 goals Suarez also shared the European Golden Shoe with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Memphis Depay's the new Cristiano Ronaldo they said... Premier League goals this season:. Memphis Depay - 2. Laurent Ko…
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Real Madrid Video: Cristiano Ronaldo compares La Liga to the Premier League, talks expectations and managerial shi…
Manchester United are confident Cristiano Ronaldo would choose them over Chelsea if he returns to the Premier League. …
Which ex Premier League striker with 106 international caps has played with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi & Zlatan I…
My brother thinks Eden Hazard, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes were better Premier League Players than Thierry Henry... the kid is mad.
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Chris Gayle imitates Cristiano Ronaldo after smashing IPL hundred. Here’s why!
Harry Kane is the first player to win back to back Premier League Player of the month award since Cristiano Ronaldo. http:…
Stoke's Jonathan Walters now has as many Premier League hat-tricks as Eric Cantona, Dennis Bergkamp & Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo voted greatest Premier League Player over the likes of Thierry ... - The National
Cristiano Ronaldo voted GREATEST Premier League Player (but Van Nistelrooy is overlooked!):
BREAKING: Reports suggest Manchester City are considering World Record move for Ballon d'OR winner Cristiano Ronaldo: …
Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal missed out on signing Angel Di Maria for NOTHING. Argentinian superstar Di Maria, 26, joins a long list of big names - including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Yaya Toure and Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who nearly joined the Gunners when they were youngsters. Di Maria cost a British record £59.7m when he moved from Real Madrid to Manchester United in the summer, but Wenger admitted they nearly got him when he was just 17. But Wenger says the deal fell through because they could not get Di Maria a work permit - and they now face the same battle as they try to sign Villarreal's Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista. Wenger has called for work permits to be SCRAPPED and borders to be "opened up completely" in football as he claims it is unfair to stop non-European players coming to the Premier League. "We had identified Di Maria when he was 17," he said. "We wanted him to come here. So he goes to Portugal [with Benfica], from Portugal he goes to Spain. Why? Because he could not . ...
Juan Mata beats David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo to the title of Premier League's most deadly free-kick taker,...
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 ...
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Chelsea to offload winger to fund Reus move Marco Reus is currently one of the hottest properties in world football and with Borussia Dortmund looking to cash in on the young German many of Europe's elite clubs are swarming. Chelsea, along with Premier League rivals Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal, have expressed an interest in Reus. Reus has a £20 million clause in his contract that activates in June but Chelsea will face a huge test from Real Madrid to successfully land him. With Mourinho's current attacking options (Mohamed Salah and Andre Schurrle) struggling, he is willing to sell the latter to fund a move for his compatriot. Reus is hoping to move to a big club and Chelsea would suit him perfectly with Belgium winger Eden Hazard and playmaker Oscar in the side. Chelsea are also challenging for major competitions and that will make Reus aware that he will be part of a big club. Madrid are also that having won the Champions League but with Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in the side game t ...
-Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo emerged winner at the Ballon d'Or gala held in Zurich on Monday evening beating rival Lionel Messi and World Cup standout goalkeeper, Manuel Nuer. The Real Madrid maestro picked his third World Player of the year award after an incredible goal laden 2014 campaign that saw him help the Spanish club to their tenth Champions League trophy. FIFA immediately released the voting tally that saw Ronaldo take 37.66% of the vote, Messi second with 15.76% and Nuer third with 15.72%. While voting as captain of Portugal, Ronaldo skipped his rival and selected his Real Madrid teammates; Ramos, Bale and Benzema. His coach at the Portuguese national team voted for him, Nuer and Robben. Four time winner, Messi also avoided picking Ronaldo opting instead for Di Maria, Iniesta and Macherano. His coach voted for him in first position, Di Maria in second and Macherano in third. Uganda Cranes coach, Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevich told Kawowo Sports that he voted for Ronaldo (1), Nuer (2) and ...
UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: The 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or is on today. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will be winner at a ceremony in Zurich. Ireland's Stephanie Roche will find out if her stunning strike for Peamount United will beat Robin Van Persie and James Rodriguez to be goal of the year.However, ManUnited striker, Robin Van Persie will have a scan today on a damaged ankle and will miss the Ballon d'Or ceremony. Germany's Nadine Kessler, Brazil's Marta and Abby Wambach of the United States are up for the women's player of the year award. While, Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti, Germany's Joachim Low and Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone are nominated for coach of the year. IN OTHER NEWS: Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy dislocated a shoulder during the 3-0 Premier League win against Stoke. The Frenchman, 29, landed heavily after colliding with Stoke's Marko Arnautovic and was replaced by Hector Bellerin in the 13th minute at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: "It's dislocated so ...
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 ...
The SEVEN reasons why Lionel Messi could make £200MILLION Chelsea move: 1) There are suggestions the Argentine is unhappy with his pay packet at Barcelona. He signed a new contract in May that earns him £16m a year after tax - but his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo earns £19m a year at Real Madrid. This has apparently caused friction between Messi's camp and Barca. 2) Messi is the all-time top goalscorer in La Liga and the Champions League. But he wants to play in the Premier League and turning 28 in June he could feel the timing is perfect for a move to England. 3) Barca have slapped an astonishing £200m price tag on their star man. But according to sources close to the player, Adidas (Chelsea club sponsor and kit supplier) are ready to help fund the deal in order to steal Messi from their big rivals Nike (who sponsor Barca). 4) Cesc Fabregas left the Nou Camp for Chelsea this summer and is trying to persuade his close friend, his future lies at Stamford Bridge too. 5) Messi wants to live in London. H ...
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.
Manchester United have made former midfielder Paul Pogba their number one transfer target, according to the Daily Star. With Real Madrid snubbing the Premier League club’s advances for both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, the paper reports that United are “prepared to pay up to £77 million next summer for his services”.
Fernando Torres scored a total of 85 Premier League goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez (84).
December 2 Tuesday 2014 Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer have been named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize, Fifa has announced. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his skipper Steven Gerrard may be "the best player to have ever played in the Premier League" and suggested he can still play at the highest level of the game for another two years. The Football Association is likely to look into an anti-Semitic social media post by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli. Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is the first Chelsea player to go on record and suggest Jose Mourinho's side are capable of progressing through this entire Premier League season without losing a game. Yacine Brahimi has been voted the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2014. The 24-year-old midfielder becomes the first Algerian to win the award, which is decided by football fans. Porto winger Brahimi told BBC Sport: "It's a big honour for me to receive this wonderful trophy. I owe it to my country, Alg . ...
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 ...
After Lionel Messi’s incredible feat of breaking two-all time goal scoring records in the space of four days, we take a look at five records that may never be broken. Edwin van Der Sar’s clean sheet record Manchester United’s towering Dutch goalkeeper, Edwin van Der Sar went 1331 minutes without conceding a goal in the 2008/09 Premier League season That season he managed to keep 21 clean sheets and to keep that kind of defensive record again in modern football may prove impossible… Francisco Gento’s Champions League winner’s medals Real Madrid legendary winger, Francisco Gento, boasts the record for the most Champions League/European Cup wins by any player, and has won it more times than most clubs… Six conquests of the completion is a remarkable feat, and he also holds the joint record of eight with Paolo Maldini for appearing in the most finals (eight). For this record to ever be replicated will not be easy. Pele’s career hat-tricks Brazilian legend, Pele, scored an astonishing 92 hat-tr ...
Chelsea show similarities with Jose Mourinho's last title winners Whether it concerns star players, groundbreaking managers or all-conquering teams, there is a continual desire among football observers to draw comparisons with those of yesteryear. The debate as to where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo stand in the pantheon of greats has constantly raised its head over the past few years, while there have been frequent arguments of where Pep Guardiola's Barcelona (2008-12) should be ranked among other great sides in history such as Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan (1987-91), Rinus Michels' Ajax (1970-73) and the 1970 incarnation of the Brazil national team. While not quite at those heights yet, Chelsea's unbeaten run in all competitions and their position at the summit of the Premier League has already seen them named in the same breath as a couple of magnificent English sides from a decade ago. The comparisons with Arsenal's "Invincibles" of 2003-04 have come about because Chelsea have yet to emerge on the wro ...
BEST FOOTBALL PARTNERSHIP EVER! 1. Xavi Hernandez & Andres Iniesta Been playing together at the age of 11 & 12 respectively. They are the King of tiki-taka with a quasi-telepathic understanding causing dizziness to opponents. 2. Raul & Fernando Morientes The Real Madrid legends scored a whopping 277 goals between 1997 and 2003, clinching 3 UCL and 2 La Liga. 3. Theiry Henry & Dennis Bergkamp Both players wrecked havoc on every opponent team in the early 2000 scoring over 200 goals combined. Bergkamp had an unparalleled vision for the game and Henry was deadly inside the box. 4. Cristiano Ronaldo & Wayne Rooney During 2006-09 seasons, they had the most deadliest attacking force scoring a combined 60 goals winning 3 EPL titles and 1 UCL trophy. 5. Steven Gerrard & Fernando Torres During the 2007-08 season, they scored a combined 54 goals. Whenever Gerrard assisted, Torres would find the back of the net. 6. Luis Suarez & Daniel Sturridge They were Premier League's deadliest duo in the 2013-14 season scoring ...
INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Paul Pogba says Cristiano Ronaldo is the only "logical choice" to win the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or. • Chelsea lead the race for Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus, 25, and could offer forward Andre Schurrle, 24, in exchange to beat Liverpool and Arsenal to the deal. • Guus Hiddink has refused to comment on rumours that he could be sacked as Netherlands boss before their next match. • Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, 26, is eyeing a move away from Old Trafford, with former suitors Paris St- Germain uppermost in his thoughts. • Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, will switch Merseyside for the San Siro by joining Inter Milan in the January transfer window. • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists midfielder Lukas Podolski, 29, is not for sale in January. • Former Newcastle midfielder Olivier Bernard says he is "absolutely sure" that fellow Frenchman Yohan Cabaye, 28, will return to the Premier League from Paris St-Germain in January. • Former Barcelona presiden ...
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 ...
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What Makes Jose Mourinho Different From Others? “Mourinho is the world’s best manager.” – Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid and ex-Machester United player. One of the only five managers to win European Cup with two different clubs and the winner of the first FIFA Ballon d’oR Best Coach Award, Jose Mourinho, has been regarded as the best manager of his age. The Portuguese coach has so far lead Chelsea to the top of the table amazingly this season. After all, he’s not the ‘Special One’ for nothing. The 51-year-old is the youngest among his other leading counterparts in Premier League including Arsene Wenger, Louis Van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini, but has experienced more successful stints with various clubs than any other manager. ‘Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently.’ Jose Mourinho, like every successful person, possesses some special qualities crucial for achieving success. But what makes him different from the others? Some will say he was born with the understa ...
Round-up of the leading football stories making the back pages of today's newspapers. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Louis Van Gaal reveals just how close he came to axing Ryan Giggs as his assistant at Old Trafford - and how Mourinho escaped a similar fate when the pair were at Barcelona. SUN ON SUNDAY Cristiano Ronaldo has been having his say on Manchester United, delivering a double blow to Van Gaal, he says he won't be returning to Old Trafford and his former club won't win the Premier League title this year. MAIL ON SUNDAY Diego Costa is expected to start for Chelsea at Manchester United today despite his hamstring problems and an overnight stay in hospital last week with a virus. Manager Jose Mourinho has been sweating on the Spain striker's fitness but Costa is understood to have come through training on Saturday and is ready to be selected. Liverpool will consider a January move for West Brom striker Saido Berahino. The Baggies believe Berahino is worth in excess of £25m. Liverpool's potential interest co ...
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 ...
DID YOU KNOW??? 1)When Xavi was 19,he almost signed for Milan:his father gave the "yes" to him but his mother said "if Xavi leaves Barca i will divorce!" 2)While Zlatan Ibrahimovich's youth team were down by 4-0,he came on as a substitute and scored 8 goals. 3)Juan Mata is the first player in history to have joined Manchester United from Chelsea. 4)Real Madrid have never won against Liverpool. 5)Xherdan Shaqiri has won League title in every year of his professional career. 6)Alex Song has 27 siblings-17 sisters and 10 brothers. 7)Ryan Giggs is the only Premier League Player to score a100 goals without scoring a hattrick. 8)Howard Webb is a police officer. 9)Cristiano Ronaldo was named after former US President Ronald Reegan. 10)Steven Gerrard has swapped his jersey with more than a hundred players but never with a Manchester United player.
How many of these players will play in the Premier League... You won't find Cristiano Ronaldo, Mats Hummels or Sami Khedira on this list, but you might see a player capable of emulating those stars in the future, as CaughtOffside counts down eleven surprise January transfer targets. SEE MORE: Man Utd FIFA 15 best XI! Top 100 Sexiest Football WAGs In The World 2014. Best Premier League Players 2014/15 Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham targets all make our team, as we put together a world class xi of Premier League January transfer targets that you may never have heard of: GK) Ali Ahamada (Toulouse to Tottenham Hotspur) French youth team goalkeeper who has played over 100 league games in his home country, having been first choice for the last two seasons. A potential £9m arrival could coincide with Hugo Lloris' exit. RB) Matteo Darmian (Torino to Manchester United) The 24-year-old came through the AC Milan academy, but has made his name at Torino, where he has played since 2011. ...
Ronaldo breaks record, Southampton sinks Sunderland Southampton’s Graziano Pelle, (below), celebrates his team’s fifth goal in the game against Sunderland with teammate Dusan Tadic. (Photo: AP) October 19, 2014, Sunday/ 17:20:06/ AP / LONDON Cristiano Ronaldo rewrote the record books with another two goals in Real Madrid’s latest big victory in the Spanish league. Southampton crushed Sunderland 8-0 in England while Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored four goals and Premier League leader Chelsea escaped with a gritty victory. A brief look at some of Europe’s top leagues Saturday: Ronaldo netted his 14th and 15th goals to set a record scoring start in a Spanish league season as Real Madrid eased to a 5-0 win at Levante, while Lionel Messi scored to move one goal from the competition’s all-time scorer. Messi guided league leader Barcelona to a 3-0 win at home over promoted Eibar, setting up Xavi Hernandez to break through in the second half and scoring after Neymar had doubled the lead. Messi ...
**Cristiano Ronaldo's long gone, Luis Suarez too - so who is the Premier League's new leading man? Cesc Fàbregas? Diego Costa? Wayne Rooney?... Who has replaced Luis Suarez as the Premier League's MVP?
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish will fly to Spain to present Barcelona striker Luis Suarez with his Golden Shoe award next Wednesday, according to reports. Suarez, 27, is to share the award -- handed to the leading scorer in Europe's top divisions -- with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo after both players hit 31 goals last season. The Uruguay international scored his goals in the Premier League with Liverpool before completing a 75 million-pound move to Barcelona on July 16. Dalglish signed Suarez for Liverpool from Ajax and is pictured here with the striker at Liverpool's 2014 awards dinner. Dalglish, who won eight league titles and three European Cups as player and then manager at Liverpool between 1977 and 1991, returned for a 16-month second spell as boss in Jan. 2011, signing Suarez from Ajax shortly after his reappointment. Suarez is reported to have asked Dalglish, a non-Executive Director at Anfield, to attend the Golden Shoe presentation ceremony in Barcelona, although it will not be as a piece o ...
Liverpool and Arsenal are monitoring Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas after the 33-year-old hinted he wants to play in England. (Daily Star) Liverpool midfielder Suso, 20, will leave Anfield to join AC Milan either in January or for free during the summer. (Daily Express) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has rejected an approach from Bayern Munich for 25-year-old Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil. (Metro) Wales international Gareth Bale, 25, has told Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, not to leave the Bernabeu club in order to rejoin Manchester United. (Daily Express) Stromsgodset midfielder Martin Odegaard, 15, has courted the attention of several Premier League clubs but Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo, who has included the teenager in his squad for his side's forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers, has urged him to turn down a move to "an absolute top club". (Daily Mail) Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in 31-year-old Barcelona right-back Dani Alves, whose co ...
MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Paris St-Germain are reportedly ready to capitalise on Raheem Sterling's contract hesitancy by offering the 19-year-old striker three times what he earns at Liverpool. • Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is "adamant" that Sterling will stay at the club despite reported interest from Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain. • Sterling is set to sign a contract extension with the Reds which will see him earn around £100,000-a-week. • Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third hat-trick in four La Liga matches as Real Madrid smashed Athletic Bilbao 5-0 on Sunday. • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is certain to win the Ballon d'Or for 2014. • Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he pushed Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho "a little" during their Premier League clash on Sunday but has no regrets over his behaviour. "I wanted to go from A to B and somebody confronted me in between without any sign of welcome. B was Sanchez, to see how ...
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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 ...
MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • Lionel Messi insists that he has no interest in competing with Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of the world's greatest player. • Liverpool hope to announce the signing of Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes in the coming weeks. The Spanish shot-stopper will undergo a medical in the international break before looking to usurp Simon Mignolet as the Reds' No.1. • Manager Louis Van Gaal is hoping Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao can persuade ex-Real Madrid team-mate Fabio Coentrao, 26, to join Manchester United in January. • Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, 31, is looking to move to the Premier League next summer, with both Manchester United and Liverpool interested in the Brazil international. • Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, 29, has dropped a major hint he is ready to leave Arsenal in January unless he gets more playing time at the club. • West Brom are prepared to sell striker Saido Berahino, 21, if a top club comes in for him, admits boss ...
David Moyes is being lined up as the frontrunner to take over the top job at Newcastle if results don't improve and owner Mike Ashley sacks Alan Pardew. Arsenal and Everton are closely watching Fabian Delph who has yet to sign a new bumper contract at Aston Villa and could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season. Mauricio Pochettino has been watching Valencia hitman Paco Alcacer as he scours Europe to bring a new frontline striker to Tottenham. Manchester United will only bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford if Real Madrid and the Portugal star drop their asking price. Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne looks set for an England call-up this week as Roy Hodgson sends Arsenal's Calum Chambers and Manchester United's Luke Shaw to beef up the Under-21s. Paris Saint-Germain's highly-rated midfielder Adrien Rabiot is set to disappoint a clutch of English admirers and move to Serie A. The French star has been on the radar of the Premier League's top clubs, with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, champions Man ...
My future is at Madrid” – Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses Manchester United rumours Louis Van Gaal had admitted an interest in bringing the Portugal captain back to the Premier League, but Ronaldo has quashed the rumours of a move, insisting he is happy in La Liga – where he has made an astonishing start to the New Season. “It’s all speculation, speaking about my future … My future is Madrid. I’m happy,” he said. “The season is going well and I’m not talking about my future, it doesn’t make sense.
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Wenger: Ronaldo, not Drogba, was my biggest regret The Arsenal boss admits the fact that the Portuguese superstar ended up at rivals Manchester United "still hurts" and reveals he would have loved to manage the Chelsea legend 18 Sep 2014 16:00:00 Arsene Wenger has revealed his biggest regret as Arsenal manager was failing to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting in 2003. Ronaldo ultimately signed for Manchester United in a deal worth just over £12 million and has gone on to achieve global superstardom at Old Trafford and Real Madrid, as well as being voted the best player in the world in 2008 and 2013. The Portuguese also won three consecutive Premier League titles and a Champions League crown with United between 2006 and 2009 while Arsenal were trophyless over the same period, and Wenger admits he wishes he had acted differently. "My biggest regret, I was so close to signing Cristiano Ronaldo," Wenger revealed in a Huawei question and answer session. "And not only did I not get him, but he signed for Man ...
Old Trafford side in talks to bring in Bernabeu attacker. Man United have agreed terms 'in principle' with Cristiano Ronaldo following talks between the Premier League side and the Real Madrid star's agent Jorge Mendes. Old Trafford chief executive Ed Woodward has been sanctioned by his side's board to pursue a deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo and given a blank cheque to make the move a reality. Read more Manchester United FC news . Having sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid in an £80m deal back in the summer of 2009 Man United will offer the Spanish giants £60m for the Portuguese international in a bid that is more likely to be launched next summer than in the January transfer window. Ronaldo will have turned 30 by next summer and an offer of this magnitude for the player may be one that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez accepts, especially if the club's prized asset makes it clear he wishes to return to his former club. Though Cristiano Ronaldo has been an outstanding success at Real Madrid his side has ...
Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid for Manchester City? Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set for a shock exit from Real Madrid at the end of season with Manchester City leading the race for his signature. According to The Express, the 29-year-old Portugal international is "determined" to leave the Spanish capital and is thought to be unhappy with the sale of Angel Di Maria to Manchester United and Xabi Alonso to Bayern Munich. Los Blancos are rumoured to be looking for a fee in the region of £60m for the 2014 FIFA Ballon D'or winner and the Premier League champions are said to be a viable destination. However, City may face competition from Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain with Les Parisiens willing to meet his wage demands and Real's price tag. The possibility of a return to Old Trafford remains, but manager Louis Van Gaal is reportedly mulling alternative options. Ronaldo scored a penalty in Real's 2-1 derby defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
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MAVHARIVHARI (Rumours) & INTERNATIONAL UPDATES • FC Toronto president Tim Leiweke does not expect Jermain Defoe to play for the club again, increasing the likelihood that the 31-year-old striker will return to the Premier League. • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. • England centre-half Gary Cahill is expected to commit his long-term future to Chelsea, with the 28-year-old in talks over a New Deal. • Atletico Madrid president Enique Cerezo says he agrees with Carlo Ancelotti's claims that football is "not for girls", while launching a stunning assault on those who criticse Atleti's physical approach to the game. • Tom Cleverley has said his Manchester United career is over, having been told he is not part of Louis Van Gaal's plans for the future. • Aston Villa face a battle to keep Dutch captain Ron Vlaar, 29, as the defender, who is in the final year of his contract, has not begun detailed negotiations to extend his current deal. ...
Gossip column: Ronaldo, Davies, Van Gaal, Sturridge, Beckham TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea have set aside £60m to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, next summer. (Daily Express) Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 27, says he cannot understand Liverpool's decision to pull the plug on his move to Anfield this summer. (Daily Star) Hull City's record signing, striker Abel Hernandez, 24, says he rejected Benfica in favour of a "dream" Premier League move on deadline day. (Sky Sports) Thursday's Daily Mirror back page Former Tottenham, Fulham and Wales midfielder Simon Davies, 34, has signed for Pembrokeshire-based amateur team Solva AFC. (Wales Online) 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. (Sky Sports) Chelsea have expressed an interest in Barcelona's 11-year-old prodigy Xavier Simons. (Daily Express) Meanwhile Barca have secured first rights to 18-year-old Santos striker G ...
In today's Hometime Headlines: Wayne Rooney is excited by Falcao's arrival but unsure of his own Manchester United future, why the England Football Team manager is backing Danny Welbeck's move to Arsenal and the late deal that could still go ahead between two Premier League rivals. Plus, find out why Paul McGinley chose form over friendship with his Ryder Cup picks and why Cristiano Ronaldo got behind the wheel with Jenson Button.
3 best Premier League footballers of all time in order, hard to admit it but:. Thierry Henry. Paul Scholes. Cristiano Ronaldo.
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 ...
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 ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Barcelona are set to scupper Manchester United's £30m attempt to sign Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, 26, from Fiorentina. Daily Express Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Manchester United. Manchester Evening News Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been told that £32m Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will be his last signing this summer. Times (subscription required) Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to rule out a return to Manchester United Barcelona and Brondby are considering making a move for Liverpool's Danish centre-back Daniel Agger, 29, who is considering his future at Anfield following the arrival of £20m defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton. Daily Mail Arsenal may make a move to sign Former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa, 31, from Real Madrid if Thomas Vermaelen, 28, leaves the Emirates Stadium. AS (in Spanish) Manchester United are ready to sign Vermaelen for about £12m, despite the fac ...
Four Most Disappointing Football Stars Of 2014 World Cup So Far The Brazil World Cup has been a timely reminder of how some of the game’s biggest stars have fallen since we last saw them on the international stage. While some players are setting the competition alight with incredible goals and wonderful performances, others are leaving the competition with their tails between their legs. Below are some of the stars who have so far failed to live up to their billing: Steven Gerrard: The Liverpool captain took up where he left off against Chelsea few days to the end of the past English Premiership season; a calamity that all but ended the Merseysiders’ quest for a first league title in the Premier League era. This World Cup was supposed to be some sort of redemption for the Englishman as he led a brand-new, promising young England squad to Brazil. He, along with fellow veteran Frank Lampard and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, were the only survivors from a talented, but failed Golden Generation. ...
Exclusive: Real Madrid Launch Stunning £89m Plus Player Swap Offer for Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez. Bernabeu side mount massive bid for Anfield marksman. Real Madrid are set to step-up their push to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with Bernabeu president Florentino Perez determined to lure the Uruguayan to the Spanish capital. CaughtOffside understands that the La Liga giants will not only offer a World Record bid of 110m (£89m) for the 27 year old Anfield ace but will also give Brendan Rodgers free choice to add one of three possible Real Madrid players as part of a combined deal for Luis Suarez. Read more Liverpool Transfer News. Following lengthy talks between Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and Perez the Champions League holders are keener than ever on bringing in Suarez, who is seen as the ideal central striking option to play as part of a three man attack with wide-men Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Suarez had an outstanding campaign in 2013/14, netting 31 goals and finishing the season ...
Luis Suarez is now the world's third most expensive footballer at £79million... but Lionel Messi will still cost you DOUBLE Lionel Messi is top of the list, with Cristiano Ronaldo second Luis Suarez third in the CIES Football Observatory ranking of most valuable players England prospects Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley are above Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney Nine current Premier League Players make up the top 20 A huge range of information is considered for each player to produce a ‘real world’ price tag
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SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Striker Olivier Giroud admits a lack of maturity meant Arsenal cracked' as the title race started to heat up.The Gunners spent 128 days at the Premier League summit this season but they lost top spot with a 5-1 hammering at Anfield in early February and never regained it. Arsene Wenger's side eventually finished fourth, although they went on to win the FA Cup, and Giroud believes a number of issues contributed to their league campaign unravelling. Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has released 12 players. Among them are defenders Dean Moxey and Wales international Danny Gabbidon along with striker Aaron Wilbrahim, who all played in the 1-0 Championship play-off final defeat of Watford a year ago. Cristiano Ronaldo has an irregular extra bone in his ankle - a condition that only affects 10 per cent of the population. The discovery was made when the Real Madrid striker, who has been talismanic for the Champions League holders, received treatment on an injury five years ago. WORLD ...
Sunday morning sports wrap Real Madrid has clinched its 10th Champions League crown with a 4-1 final win over Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid snatched a stoppage-time equaliser before extra-time goals by Gareth Bale, Marcelo and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave them a 4-1 win. Read ABC Grandstand report here 10-man QPR has beaten Derby County 1-0 to put the team and manager Harry Redknapp back in the Premier League. The Brisbane Broncos held off the Wests Tigers to record a hard-fought 16-14 win at Campbelltown. The Warriors kept the Gold Coast Titans scoreless in the second half as they recorded a 24-16 win at Robina. Port Adelaide reinforced its AFL premiership credentials with a 14-point win over reigning premiers Hawthorn. Collingwood prevailed by eight points over West Coast in a tight contest at the MCG. Jack Riewoldt has kicked 11 goals in Richmond's 113-point thrashing of the GWS Giants at Homebush. The Western Force kept their play-offs hopes alive with a gritty 29-19 win over the Lions in Perth. Th ...
Emile Heskey has scored 111 goals in the Premier League, that's more than Didier Drogba, van Nistlerooy and Cristiano Ronaldo. G.O.A.T
Cristiano Ronaldo Appears to have a serious challenge for the European Golden Shoe this season from Luis Suarez, despite the Liverpool striker missing the first five games of the season. Lionel Messi would have been the favourite after winning the last two awards; however his injury likely rules the Barcelona striker out of the race. The European Golden Shoe heavily favours players from the top five leagues according to UEFA club coefficients. UEFA weights leagues differently, giving what are seen as the tougher leagues according to UEFA Coefficients the highest weighting (at 2.0 points per goal), followed by a weighting of 1.5 points for the next 16 leagues after the top five. The current top five leagues are La Liga, the Premier League, the Bundesliga, Serie A and Portugal’s Primeira Liga – with Ligue 1 in sixth. Looking at these six leagues alongside the Eredivisie, in terms of raw goal numbers Ronaldo leads the race, with Luis Suarez second and Alfred Finnbogason in third. However, the latter drop ...
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Ray Parlour believes Arsenal will be better equipped to mount a Premier League title challenge next season if they finish this campaign by winning the FA Cup. The former England midfielder insists the players will benefit psychologically from ending the club’s nine-year wait for a trophy. Nobody in the squad has lifted silverware in England before. Parlour won three League titles, four FA Cups, and one League Cup during his 12-year career at Arsenal and knows how success breeds success. Thorgan Hazard is assessing his options for next season amid claims Liverpool, Everton and Schalke are interested in the Chelsea youngster. Hazard said in March that he did not plan to return to his homeland next season and could seek to prove himself at Chelsea, whom he joined from Lens in 2012, and Jose Mourinho was present to check on the 21-year-old's progress in a 2-1 defeat to Anderlecht in the Pro League playoffs. Cristiano Ronaldo said the pressure Real Madrid feel to win "La Decim ...
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 ...
Luis Suarez scored his 30th Premier League goal of the season at Norwich City, becoming the first Liverpool player to achieve the feat since Ian Rush in 1987. After giving Liverpool an early lead, Raheem Sterling teed up Suarez to steer home an 11th-minute shot that saw the Uruguayan register his 12th goal in his last five appearances against Norwich. Another goal from Sterling gave Liverpool a 3-2 victory that took them five points clear at the top of the league table with three matches remaining. Suarez is now one goal short of the record goal tally for a 38-game Premier League season, which is jointly held by Alan Shearer and Cristiano Ronaldo.
England Posted on April 11, 2014 by john Suarez: Team before Golden Boot(PA) Luis Suarez may be chasing the Premier League’s goalscoring record but he would happily sacrifice a Golden Boot for Champions League football with the Reds. The Uruguay striker, jointly named the Top Flight’s player of the month for March with captain Steven Gerrard, has 29 in 28 matches – having been suspended for five league games at the start of the season. Andy Cole, in 1993-94, and Alan Shearer, in the following season, scored 34 in 40 and 42 games respectively, while the record for a 38-game Premier League campaign is 31 – achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008-09 and Shearer in 1995-96.
Revealed: Luis Suarez lets Steven Gerrard take the Liverpool FC penalties because he values team success over personal milestones. The star striker, who has bagged 29 in 28 games, is chasing the Premier League's goalscoring record, which stands at 31. Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer are in the 31-club, while Andy Cole and Shearer scored 34 in 40 and 42 games respectively when the league was bigger. Via Daily Star
THREE Reasons Why Chelsea WILL Win The Champions League The semi-finalists for the Champions League are now confirmed - Chelsea will go up against one of Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. The draw is on Friday, but whoever they get I think Chelsea will win the tournament. Here are three reasons why. 1) Jose Mourinho The Portuguese coach has vast experience across European football and knows exactly what is needed to win the competition. Mourinho won the Champions League against all odds whilst in charge of Porto, and then picked up the trophy when at Inter Milan. If there is one coach who you'd want in charge going into the Champions League semi-final it would be him. 2) Solid defence John Terry and Gary Cahill are one of the best central pairings I have seen this season. They are half of the Premier League's tightest defence and have proved to be a tough nut to crack in Europe. Atletico Madrid have Diego Costa, Real Madrid have Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich have a host of top-class att ...
Adnan Januzaj has 4 Premier League goals this season, as many as Cristiano Ronaldo got in his first season at ManUtd. …
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher reckons the Redmen's side from 2009 were better than this year’s Premier League title challengers. Speaking with The Sunday Times, Carragher praised the present side and acknowledged they are closer to winning the title, but said "I played in better teams." Five years ago the Reds finished second to a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Manchester United by four points under Rafa Benitez, despite losing just two games of a thrilling campaign, which saw them beat the Red Devils 4-1 at Old Trafford. Liverpool chalked up 86 points, the club's highest tally to date in the Premier League era, and boasted a formidable midfield and backline. just like Brendan Rodgers’ side (at time of writing) Benitez’s team topped the scoring charts, with 77 goals across the season, as Steven Gerrard scored 16 times and Fernando Torres netted 14 strikes.
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.
FACTSpayed for Willian's flight, taxi, hotel & medical, only for Chelsea to sign him. *Zinedine Zidane was never caught offside in his whole career. *Adnan Januzaj: Born in Belgium.Mother from Kosovo. Father from Albania, Grandmother from Serbia. Grandfather from Turkey. Plays in England *Cristiano Ronaldo refused to give a 10- year old girl an autograph because she wore a Barcelona shirt. *Since Arsenal last won a trophy, Leo Messi has turned professional & won 78 individual trophies/ awards, including 4 consecutive Ballon d'Ors *When Mourinho says you have a bright future; It means u can't make his team at the present. *Since Arsenal last won a trophy, Pep Guardiola retired as a player, became a manager, won 15 trophies, took a year break and now returned and won 2 trophies. *Ryan Giggs can donate a Premier League medal to 11 Arsenal players and still remain with two of his own. *Liverpool last won the league in 1990 wen De Gea was born and De Gea has come to Manchester United and lift an EPL trophy. *C ...
The story about Queens Park Rangers turning down Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he was 16 made me smile but he is not the only high-profile player who has made a club curse their judgment. Here are some of the best. 1 Yaya Toure (to Arsenal): Arsene Wenger would do anything to have a player like Toure in his midfield and he could have had him had it not been for a passport problem in 2003. Rather than following his older brother Kolo to Highbury, he went to Donetsk. 2 Cristiano Ronaldo (to Liverpool): How different would the Premier League have been had Ronaldo ended up at Anfield rather than Old Trafford? Liverpool were serious about buying him from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 but they felt his fee and wages were too high for an 18-year-old. 3 Zinedine Zidane (to Blackburn): What we would have done to have Zidane in the Premier League — it might have happened in 1995, too when he was at Bordeaux. He was offered to Blackburn but they were content with having Tim Sherwood(Now spurs manager) 4 Ruud Gullit (to Everto ...
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Liverpool FC's Luis Suarez needs just 4 goals to break Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer's Premier League record of 31 goals in a single season (38 games).
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 ...
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 ...
he new Manchester United contract Wayne Rooney signed last month has made him the fourth-highest earning player in the world, according to France Football magazine. • MP: Rooney wages justified Rooney, 28, put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal at Old Trafford in February that reportedly took him beyond the 300,000-pound-a-week barrier, making him the first player to do so in the Premier League. Estimated to make 24 million euros in total this year by the weekly French magazine, Rooney's annual salary of 19 million euros is actually the highest of any player in the top 20 of the rankings, though he still trails the top three, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, due to his lower endorsement revenue. Messi, who topped the chart for three successive years before being deposed by David Beckham in 2013, weighs in at a global total of 41 million euros. A sizeable 26 million euros of that comes from endorsements, with boot supplier adidas providing him with some eight million annually alone. R ...
Cristiano Ronaldo has more hattricks in his career than Marouane Chamakh has Premier League shots."
Un po' di numeri per raccontare Daniel Sturridge. Non è roba da poco. "Statistics show Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is real deal as a striker It is a familiar sight in this winter of deluge: Daniel Sturridge pointing to the sky, past the rain and clouds and towards the heavens. The Liverpool striker likes to pray; right now he seems to have a hotline to his maker. Not only has he scored in eight consecutive Premier League games – and 22 times in 26 matches this season – but he is the huge favourite to lead the line for England at the World Cup this summer. It is some turnaround for a player who left Chelsea 13 months ago with an undistinguished record of 13 goals in 63 appearances. This season Sturridge has scored every 83 minutes in the league – which, incredibly, is better than Cristiano Ronaldo (a goal every 84 minutes), Luis Suárez (one every 86 minutes), Lionel Messi (every 95 minutes) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (every 97 minutes). Only Sergio Agüero, who averages a goal every 80 minutes, is mor ...
£15.6m - Wayne Rooney's annual wage eclipses the reported salary of Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo (£14.25m) and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, whose reported wage is £12.08m a year, according to the 2013 Forbes rich list. £160,000 - The figure he will have to spend once tax and national insurance contributions have been taken off his £300,000-a-week wage. £30,000 - The average weekly wage of a Premier League footballer in 2011-12, according to statistics compiled by Deloitte's sports business group. £517 - The national average weekly wage of a person working in the United Kingdom. The amount the prime minister earns pales in comparison to what Rooney will pocket, with David Cameron collecting around £2,740 each week. 65 - The amount of weeks it would take Barack Obama, the president of the United States, to make what Rooney earns in just seven days, based on his £240,000-a-year wage. From £4 a week to £300,000 1885 - The first year that it became possible to be paid to play football. £ ...
Rumours have it that Manchester United have extended Wayne Rooney's contract in a £70m deal which makes the 28-year-old the highest paid player in Premier League history and will keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career. But Manchester United have dismissed reports that Rooney has signed a record-breaking new contract. David Beckham wants Cristiano Ronaldo as his first glamour signing for his new soccer team when they kick off in Miami. hopes of signing Julian Draxler in the summer could be dashed by Real Madrid. Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm insists Toni Kroos will be making a step down if he leaves for Manchester Unitedin the summer. Harry Redknapp wants Scott Parker to quit Fulham and join him at QPR. Spurs boss Tim Sherwood is blocking left-back Zeki Fryers' loan exit to the Championship. Franco Baldini's reign as Tottenham's director of football is under increasing threat. Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton are both tracking Levante's 27-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Nav ...
STOP HAZARD,STOP CHELSEA ATTACKING THREAT??. Eden Hazard is undoubtedly a special talent&the sort of player that can win you titles,but have Chelsea become over-reliant on the Belgian to carry their attack this season?. Since Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge the Blues have elevated their status to potential title contenders,&Hazard is showing signs that he is beginning to believe he can one day achieve the level of a Cristiano Ronaldo or a Lionel Messi. The 23yrs-old has wowed the Chelsea faithful with his skills since his arrival last season&has already improved on his goal tally over his debut campaign at the club,but there’s a huge burden on his shoulders as the main man in the attack&his team-mates aren’t stepping up on the days Hazard isn’t shining. Hazard was instrumental in the victories over Man City&Newcastle United in the Premier League – demonstrating the damage he can do – but was not at the peak of his powers away at West Brom&was effectively nullified on Chelsea’s return ...
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Mesut Ozil ranks third in the world in shirt sales so far for the 2013/14 season. Since arriving from Real Madrid in an astonishing summer move, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil’s name and number have been printed more times than any other Premier League Player. The £42.4m that Arsenal spent on the German international sent shockwaves through Europe and beyond as Arsenal fans flocked to the club’s shops to buy the new Arsenal kit adorning the name ‘Ozil’ with number 11. Mesut Ozil has kept up his reputation as the assist king – picking up eight assists in 19 Premier League starts. The 25-year- old has also netted four goals, and has completed 55 key passes this term – over 20 more than Arsenal’s next best. article continues below Despite Ozil being a big hit this season, La Liga duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi naturally occupy the first two spots as both are household names worldwide – selling shirts galore in worldwide, in places such as South America, Asia and the Middl ...
*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 ...
Eden Hazard is having a great season in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho, so much so that he has spoken of trying to reach the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, his younger brother Thorgan is also tearing up his domestic league and was recently crowned Belgium's Player of the Year as a result of his displays for Zulte Waregem, where he has been on loan from Chelsea for two seasons. Here, the younger Hazard shows off the sort of skill that have made him a hit in his homeland during a 1-0 loss to Leuven.
Manchester United will announce Juan Mata’s Old Trafford squad number when the £37.1 million club record transfer is registered with the Premier League on Monday – raising the prospect of the Spaniard becoming the latest player to wear the iconic No 7 shirt. With Wayne Rooney occupying the No 10 shirt worn by Mata at Chelsea , the 25-year-old is likely to be given the option of seven or nine – both currently vacant. With George Best wearing a variety of numbers depending on his position each match, and more often 11 than seven, Bryan Robson is regarded as United’s first celebrated No 7, the midfielder having worn the shirt for more than a decade until Eric Cantona in November 1992. When Cantona retired in 1997, David Beckham was handed the No 7 shirt by Sir Alex Ferguson, who then bestowed the shirt on his replacement, a teenaged Cristiano Ronaldo , in 2003. Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia have since worn the shirt. Valencia relinquished it last summer to return to No 25 after a difficult 12 mo ...
Is the Premier League slipping? Is the Premier League slipping? Just as Arsenal were arriving at Villa Park on Monday night, at the Ballon d'Or ceremony, Ruud Gullit and Fernanda Lima welcomed the final three members of the FIFA FIFPro World XI - Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo - onto the stage in Zurich's Kongresshaus. Their arrival confirmed what we had known all along: Though some 14 Premier League Players had made the 55-strong list of nominees, for the third time in four years, not one of them would be elected to the final XI. Looking at the players selected ahead of them, it is hard to argue. The 50,000-plus professional players who voted had constructed quite a side. Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich; Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Daniel Alves and Messi of Barcelona; two players from Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo - and two from Paris Saint-Germain in the form of Thiago Silva and Ibrahimovic. True, the midfield looked a little imbalanced. Perhaps ...
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The number of top-class players who have come to the Premier League in their prime is very few: Jurgen Klinsmann, Dennis Bergkamp, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack, Mesut Ozil and possibly Yaya Toure. The vast majority of others have either come before it -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Suarez -- or after it -- Gianfranco Zola, Gianluca Vialli and most of the rest of the initial invasion. There have been some who have found sanctuary here after being undervalued at clubs abroad -- Henry again, Patrick Vieira -- and others who have come from smaller leagues, where success is not (rightly or wrongly) seen as the ultimate gauge of quality: the likes of Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Ricardo Carvalho. - Rory Smith
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 ...
Former Real Madrid president believes Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the Premier League
Lionel Messi ranked number 1 in World Top 100 Footballers 2013 chart Angela Asante, December 24 2013, Experts have voted. The world’s best footballer of the year is Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, according to English media The Guardian. “Even in an off year, [La Liga champion] Messi is still undeniably on,” wrote The Guardian senior sports writer and columnist, Barney Ronay. La Pulga edges Ronaldo who comes second, despite performing at his personal best. FC Barcelona dominate the top 10 with four players while Ribery is the only Bayern Munich player in there. Luis Suarez and Kun Aguero are also the only current Premier League stars to feature among the world’s 10 best players as per The Guardian’s released chart. Top 10 list 1- Lionel Messi (Barcelona; Argentina) 2- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid; Portugal) 3- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG; Sweden) 4- Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich; France) 5- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona; Spain) 6- Neymar (Barcelona; Brazil) 7- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid; Wales ...
SPORTS NEWS UPDATE:With Emmah INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL: Xabi Alonso is to undergo further tests after Real Madrid revealed he suffered a perforated ear drum in Sunday's victory at Valencia. Carlo Ancelotti's side are five points behind the top two of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid - both locked on 46 points. Interim Head Coach Tim Sherwood says Tottenham must choose their next manager quickly as Dutch media suggest Louis Van Gaal could take over after Next Year's World Cup in Brazil. Ahead of tonight's Premier League clash with Arsenal – where Arsene Wenger has been at the helm since 1996 – Mourinho has spoken of his desire to be given time and patience like his counterpart at the Emirates Stadium has in order to make his mark. TRANSFER GOSSIP: Chelsea will win the chase for Southampton’s brilliant young left-back Luke Shaw – but only if they can guarantee him a starting role. Real Madrid could be forced to sell stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale - if they are found to have received illegal ...
Emmanuel Adebayor scored his 85th Premier League goal with his second of the game, meaning he has now scored more in the English Top Flight than Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez (both on 84).
Liverpool transfer target fights Luis Suarez for award last at Anfield in 1984 Luis Suarez's phenomenal goal scoring form has not only fired Liverpool into title contention, but also put the Uruguayan attacker in the reckoning to be European football's top scorer. The European Golden Shoe (we have no idea why it's not a Golden Boot) is awarded by the European Sports Media association and presented to the sharpest shooter in European club football; Suarez now sits joint top of this season's rankings, following his brace in Liverpool's 5-0 win at Tottenham. That gave Suarez 17 goals, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool summer target Diego Costa. The difference is that Suarez has scored his goals in just 11 Premier League games, whereas Ronaldo has 17 from 15 La Liga games and Costa has 17 in 16. Suarez has finished as the top scorer in European football before, in 2009/10, when his 35 goals for Ajax bettered the 34 scored by Lionel Messi for Barcelona. Unfortunately for the Uruguayan, Messi wo ...
(Liverpool Echo) Jamie Carragher was only half-joking when he declared that Luis Suarez is nailed on for this season’s Golden Boot... “as long as he doesn’t bite anybody!” The gag came in the second half of the sentence, because Liverpool’s Uruguayan hit-man has been Europe’s best goalscorer this season, bar none. Even with Saturday’s second ‘goal’ against West Ham harshly ruled to be an own goal in most quarters, Suarez still has a remarkable 14 goals in 10 appearances this season. That’s a better goals-per game ratio than any other striker on the continent – better than Cristiano Ronaldo, more prolific than Lionel Messi and more reliable than Diego Costa. But that’s not all Suarez brings to the table. Of Europe’s most feared forwards, only Zlatan Ibrahimovic has contributed more assists – and he plays in a French League generally not regarded as competitive as the Premier League. Even his disciplinary record, often perceived to be his Achilles’ heel, is excellent. In 10 mat ...
That awkward moment when you realize Emile Heskey has more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo (separately). O.O
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed Manchester United he would like to return to the club one day, probably to end his career, after a summer in which the Premier League champions have explored the possibilities behind the scenes of bringing him back from Real Madrid. United have been closely monitoring Ronaldo's position for the best part of a year and, while that has not resulted in a hard offer, their clear information is that he is open to the idea of moving back to Manchester, albeit not for at least one more season. The expectation at Old Trafford is that he will shortly commit himself to a new contract that recognises his status as Madrid's outstanding player, despite the impending arrival of Gareth Bale from Spurs for a world-record transfer. However, United are encouraged by the clear messages they have received about his affinity for the club and consider what he says to be genuine. Their information is that, realistically, they think he would be tempted to spend possibly the last three or four years ...
So there is just the Uruguay vs Jordan World Cup Qualifier Playoff later today then the 32 Competitors for World Cup 2014 in Brazil will be set. Earlier today Mexico defeated New Zealand to earn a spot in the competition. Yesterday France came from behind to defeat the Ukraine to move on. The Portugal vs Sweden match yesterday was definitely an exciting match to see. With none other than Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a second-half Hat-Trick, all on breakaways to give Portugal the victory, just unreal. Which also means that the Premier League resumes it's schedule this coming weekend. As Man United's charge up the table in pursuit of the pretenders to the throne, Arsenal will also resume, Go United!
FACT ďɨď ¥๏µ Ќɲ๏ώ ţhąţ . •Goals Since January 2013: Cristiano Ronaldo - 63 Liverpool - 61 Arsenal - 58 Man City - 56 Chelsea - 54 Man United - 54 Spurs - 39 •Zlatan Ibrahimović doesn't allow his wife to enter his games-room. •Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school at the age of 14 after throwing a chair at his teacher for mocking his family's financial status ! Today look at how rich this man is. •Thierry Henry has the best goals per game record in Premier League history, netting every 1.47 matches. •Manchester United haven't lost to Arsenal at Old Trafford in 7 years. •Arsenal are the first team in 9 years to beat both Bayern Munich and Dortmund away in the same year. •Cristiano Ronaldo earns £17,000,000 a year. That means if he sleeps for an average of 7 hours a day, he earns £6,400,000 while sleeping. •Balotelli goals - 75 Balotelli yellow cards - 77 •it has been speculated that Osama Bin Laden was an Arsenal fan. •Liverpool (118) have been awarded the most pe ...
Reports in the Daily Mail are suggesting that Andres Iniesta's row with Barcelona over a new contract may tempt Manchester United to make an audacious bid for the exceptional midfielder. Since his arrival at Old Trafford, David Moyes has attempted several big name moves, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas linked to the reigning Premier League champions. Today, it is being thought that the Red Devils may do the unthinkable and approach Barcelona over the availability of their talismanic midfielder. Iniesta, alongside midfield partner, Xavi, and the world's best player, Lionel Messi, has brought unprecedented success to the Catalan club over the past decade, becoming one of the best footballers.The 29-year old is part of an elite group of Barcelona players who look intent on spending their whole careers at the Nou Camp, however, contract negotiations between club and player have turned sour. The Spanish international, whose goal in the 2010 final ensured World Cup success for his home nat ...
Cristiano Ronaldo has already completed 25 hat-tricks during his football career. 19 in La Liga, 1 in the Premier League, 2 in the Copa Del Rey, 2 in Champions League, 1 in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Can you guess against which side he has done it in the EPL?
Unsurprisingly, Luis Suarez has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or, the rather long shortlist has now been reduced to a more reasonable 23 and Suarez is one of 4 Premier League Players who take a place. The list in full is: Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao, Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrés Iniesta, Philipp Lahm, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Thomas Müller, Neymar, Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil, Andrea Pirlo, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luis Suarez, Thiago Silva, Yaya Toure, Robin Van Persie y Xavi. Suarez may not be one of the favourites but if it was simply based on current form then perhaps he'd have to be. Not being able to impress in Europe could be holding him back but just as some of the world's top players suffer dips in form, Suarez appears to keep on rolling and getting even more effective for Liverpool and Uruguay. The Liverpool striker isn't the only player from his club up for an award at the moment, 20 year old Tiago Ilori has ma ...
Mikael Silvestre and Wes Brown together have won more Premier League medals than Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry & Di…
Thierry Henry is clearly the best ever Premier League Player and then it's probably a tie between Cristiano Ronaldo and Shearer.
Sunderland v/s ManUTD - * Adnan Januzaj - the first muslim to play and score for Manchester United. - youngest Manchester United player to score two goals in one game. - shares his birthday with Cristiano Ronaldo, 5th Feb & also shares his Manchester United league debut with George Best. - goal at Sunderland was the 150th scored in the Premier League this season. - second Man Utd player to score twice on their first PL start for the club (after Ruud Van Nistelrooy). - Born on Feb 5, he shares his birthday with Carlos Tevez, Neymar and Former United No.7 Cristiano Ronaldo. * Sunderland's only shot in the second half was a blocked attempt in the fourth minute of injury time.
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 ...
All the latest football transfer rumours today. CAPMUG Ashley Young faces a visit from Premier League chiefs in a bid to stop him diving. Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year Real Madrid deal to end Manchester United’s hopes of luring him back. Carlton Cole is doing a ‘mini pre-season’ with West Ham in a bid to win a fresh deal. Gianfranco Zola fears Watford will be priced out of a loan return for Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah. Sheffield Wednesday are stepping up their pursuit of Swansea striker Leroy Lita. Reading midfielder Hope Akpan is set to re-join old club Crawley on loan. Referees have been warned not to speak to managers after Mark Halsey’s claim that he texted Sir Alex Ferguson. Cristiano Ronaldo stole Gareth Bale’s thunder and broke Manchester United’s hearts on Monday when he signed a staggering New Deal that ties him to Real Madrid for five more years. Jose Mourinho has warned owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea fans not to expect a repeat of his first glory era at Stamfor ...
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
Heskey has scored more Premier League goals than Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres and Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Liverpool have been forced to admit defeat in their bid to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan after Borussia Dortmund agreed a £21.5million fee for the goal-scoring midfielder. - New Manchester United boss David Moyes insists Wayne Rooney is 'not for sale'. - Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is still in love with Manchester United but denies he is returning to the Premier League champions any time soon. - Tottenham have been told they will have to pay £25million for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. - Rafa Benitez wants Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko if he loses his fight to hang on to Edinson Cavani. - Liverpool should cash in on want-away forward Luis Suarez and let the striker leave, says former Anfield midfielder Jan Molby. - Arsenal have sent Johan Djourou and Francis Coquelin on loan to the Bundesliga for the season. - Liverpool's Luis Suarez is on the verge of joining Chelsea in a stunning £34m deal. - Southampton whizkid Luke Shaw will snub Chelsea and Tottenham by signing a five-year deal at St Mary’s ...
Aston Villa have become the latest side to enter the race for FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli, after already having interest from Tottenham and Liverpool so say our friends at The Express. The Belgian bears a lot of resemblances to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The Twente winger is also a right footed left-winger, and at 6ft 2, Nacer Chadli is also unusually tall for a wide man. Chadli is also known for his goal scoring ability, and his prowess in cutting inside and taking on shots with his favoured right foot. Chadli found the net 16 times for Twente last season. Ronaldo had a lot of success in the Premier League, and Chadli could emulate the Portugal Captain, to some extent, if he moved to England’s Top Flight. Aston Villa’s move for the Belgian could also help in persuading Chadli’s compatriot, Christian Benteke, to stay at Villa Park. Benteke was Aston Villa’s key man last season, and without him, it is likely that the Birmingham club would have been relegated. Benteke managed to scor ...
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 ...
Carlo Ancelotti's first match in charge of Real Madrid will be against . . . Bournemouth. Bournemouth, known as the Cherries, have played most of their recent football in the third and fourth tiers of English football and last season won promotion to the Championship, the second tier. It's safe to say the visit of Madrid, with first team supposedly in tow, will be the highlight of their season, and a match that will live long in the club's history for years to come. Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Iker Casillas all playing in their stadium. A real one-off, a match to remember. Bournemouth won't be making the Champions League anytime soon and probably won't be winning promotion to the Premier League, either. It should be a momentous occasion for Bournemouth's loyal fans, albeit a relatively small band. It should be. Though the match, albeit still a massive coup for the the club, has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons over in England, with Bournemouth deciding to charge a whopping 60 pounds for adults a ...
***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 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to meet with Manchester United officials in the next few days ahead of a Premier League return, according to claims made by Spanish newspaper El Pais.
The Mill spent so many years watching David Moyes trying to scrabble together enough coins to bring a lower leagues prospect or Premier League cast-off to Everton that it is difficult to get used to him being linked with swoops for the world's most glamorous stars. Even though he is now the manager of Manchester United, you cannot help thinking of him as one of those staid-in-their-ways lottery winners who announce that they intend treating themselves to a new Ford Fiesta and possibly a weekend in Yarmouth but certainly won't be moving house or giving up their job as deputy floor manager in the town's dog food factory. And yet, Moyes means business. Not only is he being linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski – both of whom are also being linked with Paris Saint-Germain – but the Daily Mail says United are "increasingly confident" of landing Cesc Fábregas. Arsenal fans may point out that their club has first refusal on the player if Barcelona decide to let him go but, of course, the fact ...
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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 ...
Rio Ferdinand has told top transfer targets Cesc Fabregas and Robert Lewandowski they will become better players if they sign for Manchester United Former England defender Ferdinand said there is no better place to be as an ambitious footballer, mentioning Cristiano Ronaldo as an example of success. Fabregas, 26, and Lewandowski, 24, are both thought to be on United’s wishlist this summer, as David Moyes aims to successfully defend their Premier League crown. ‘If United come in for you, you take it.,’ Ferdinand, 34, told The Sun. ‘Even if you are a great player you become a better one at this club. Cristiano Ronaldo became the best player in the world having come from Sporting Lisbon. ‘The likes of Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, David Beckham, Andy Cole all became great players at United. With this platform you cannot believe anyone would ever turn it down. 'If you have ambition your aim has to be to make a name foryourself at a top club. As a player aged between say 23 and 27 that is what you should be ...
Gareth Bale is set to make a fortune after trademarking his goal celebration and shirt number. The ‘Eleven Of Hearts’ logo is the first step in marketing the Tottenham star as a global brand. And it could see the flying Welshman net over £10million a year in endorsements alone. Bale has been linked with an £85m move to Real Madrid this summer, which would catapult him into the same league as Bernabeu favourite Cristiano Ronaldo and England legend David Beckham. Beckham earns more than £26m a year from endorsements, while Ronaldo picks up over £13m for his. Bale gets around £2m from adidas and has also signed up as a pundit for BT next season, when they will start screening Premier League football. But his heart ‘logo’, featuring his shirt number 11 at the centre, is set to raise his market appeal around the world. Read more:
Premier League - Paper Round: United to sign Ronaldo or Bale Get excited if you are a Manchester United fan because your club is going to sign Cristiano Ronaldo or Gareth Bale -HASAN-
According to Alistair Fergusson (Editor for FA Premier League channel, Sky Sports, ITV and C4), Manchester United are close to signing Kevin Strootman and Thiago and are still trying to tie up a deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. -AkHiL-
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
Bale: "Ronaldo more complete than Messi" Tottenham forward Gareth Bale says Cristiano Ronaldo is a more ‘complete footballer’ than Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The in-form Spurs attacker, who is rumoured to be a transfer target for both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich this summer, has scored 13 Premier League goals so far this season. Asked the question “Messi or Ronaldo?” by Life’s a Pitch, Bale revealed his admiration for Los Blancos’ star. “For me, personally, I’d say Ronaldo,” the 23-year-old Welshman responded. “He’s got the whole package. He’s strong, he’s powerful, he’s pacey, can head the ball, strike the ball. Obviously, you can’t say anything bad about Messi, but for the all-round complete footballer, I’d say Cristiano Ronaldo.” The comments are likely to be taken as a welcome sign by Real Madrid that the Wales international would relish the chance to link up with Ronaldo. According to reports, Los Merengues are expected to challenge Bayern for his signature at the ...
Manchester United | Season: 2007/08 Honours: Premier League, Champions League, Community Shield This Manchester United side was arguably the most dominant in Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure. United's treble-winning side of 1999 had perseverance, skill and some luck, but this side didn't need any luck as they were dominant in each area of the pitch. Cristiano Ronaldo was the standout performer that year, scoring 42 goals and taking away all the individual awards. This side had Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez and Ronaldo in attack, the reliable Nemanja Vidic-Rio Ferdinand partnership and a composed Michael Carrick in midfield. They would have gone all the way and won the treble but were unfortunately knocked out of the FA Cup in the round of 16. 4.
REPORT: PEREZ WILL DO Gareth Bale TO THE WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER English reports claim that the Spanish giants will try to sign Bale and Suarez for a total of 125 million pounds. Real Madrid are willing to go up to a staggering 85 million pounds to sign Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Sunday Times says that Los Blancos are ready to make the Welshman to the world's most expensive footballer, and buy Luis Suarez for 40 million pounds. By combining the two Premier League stars with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, the meringues to have the world's first quartz-billion-attack line. The president Florentino Perez is happy to spend big money to respond on Barcelona Neymar deal. The two bids for Bale and Suarez will rehearse Perez first days of his second term as president, when he signed Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo for World Records 56 million pounds and 80 million pounds, before he spent a further £ 35 million on Benzema. The money spent on Kaka and Ronaldo have paid back to Real Madrid thanks to the ...
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 ...
The correct answer was infact Norris Cole. 2. I am a Football Player. I play for the Welsh national team. I play in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspurs. I have been wrongly compared to Cristiano Ronaldo. Who am i? -Sergeant
News: Real Madrid want to make Cristiano Ronaldo the "best-paid player in the world" as they look to build the club's future around him. Chris Taylor, Simon Eastwood and Alan Judge have joined Championship side Blackburn, becoming Gary Bowyer's first three signings as Rovers manager. New Football Association chairman Greg *** says ensuring there are more young English players in Premier League first teams is one of his biggest challenges. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says there are no plans to try to get winger Wilfried Zaha back on loan from Manchester United. Phoenix
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
Former Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane thinks Gareth Bale is one of the world's best three players. The Welshman has been in scintillating form for Tottenham this season, scoring 21 goals in 34 Premier League appearances. That has led to speculation that the winger could depart White Hart Lane - and Zidane believes that Madrid would be the perfect place for Bale to showcase his talent. "I've been watching Tottenham for the reason that Gareth Bale has been playing there," Zidane said. "Aside from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, he is the player who has impressed me the most. All of the talented players like that can come to Real Madrid.
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 ...
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Best and Worst player to ever grace the Premier League for more than 10 games. Hit me. I'll go Cristiano Ronaldo & Franco Di Santo.
Premier League leaders Manchester United is about to set a new World Record in fact in history of football should their discussion on new kit sponsorship deal with Nike which took place last week Friday goes as planned. The current 13-year deal with Nike, worth around £38 million per- season comes to an end in 2015 and Nike and United have just begun a six-month renegotiation period, during which the club cannot speak with any other potential sponsors. If United’s talks with Nike break down the team can court other sponsors, such as Adidas, although Nike will have the final option to outbid their competitors. According to experts, a New Deal could be worth as much as £74 million per season. Should we calculate according to the length of current deal which are 13 years, the New Deal could worth a mouth watering £962mil. Nike also been heavily reported to fund Manchester United to bring back their former star player Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. “Talks on the New Deal will be a delicate mat ...
Gary Neville believes that Cristiano Ronaldo would be welcomed back to the Premier League with open arms, if he were to rejoin Man Utd
Football Weekly Extra: Real Madrid end Manchester United's Champions League dreams On today's Football Weekly Extra, James Richardson has stir-fry tofu munching Sean Ingle, Tom Lutz and Iain Macintosh in the pod to look back on all the drama of Manchester United's defeat to Real Madrid, featuring as it did a rather dodgy red card for Nani, a goalscoring-but-non-celebrating return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo, and the latest beginning-of-the-end of Wayne Rooney's United career. Anyway, never mind the Champions League – which also saw success for PSG, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus, about which there's plenty more in Jimbo's European paper review on Friday – Sid Lowe wants to talk to us about cornflakes and his favourite breakfast cereals. Finally, we look forward to the weekend, with those FA Cup quarter-finals including Blackburn's tussle with Millwall, and Reading v Aston Villa and Tottenham's trip to Liverpool in the Premier League, and get up to speed with Justin Bieber's love for Aston Vi ...
The incident Manchester United led 1-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate when Nani raised his foot high and connected with Alvaro Arbeloa's ribs in the 56th minute. Nani did not appear to see the Spaniard and had his eye on the ball throughout the incident, but he was sent off - prompting a furious Sir Alex Ferguson to head towards the touchline to remonstrate with the officials. Real took control against the 10 men with two goals in quick succession from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, and despite a late rally by the Premier League leaders, those strikes were enough to settle the tie. The law Fifa law 12, fouls and misconduct, states: (external) "A player is guilty of serious foul play if he uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when challenging for the ball when it is in play." It clarifies: "Excessive force means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent." The referee Turkey's Cuneyt Cakir was taking charge of his third Manc ...
Playing True Or False With Manchester United's 10 Biggest Questions: 1. Cristiano Ronaldo - if he's available for a move any time soon, we would have to mark this one as - TRUE 2. when it comes to whether he will be sold or Sir Alex will buy another keeper, the old rubbish is trotted out once again - FALSE 3. Chicharitto - He is now the hottest striker in the Premier League, with a goal every 78 minutes. So will he go? - FALSE 4. Christian Eriksen - He is barely 21, has played Champions League and international football and has emerged from the Ajax school of talented footballers. He would fit Manchester United's playing style perfectly and he could play either in the Schole's type of forward role or Michael Carrick's holding role. He will only get better. Sir Alex was able to see him firsthand when Ajax played United and he has been scouted for over a year. He is apparently prepared to consider a move, so this one is probably - TRUE 5. Nani - If he refuses to sign on United's terms or a suitable exchang ...
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Phil Jones is doubtful for Manchester United's Champions League decider against Real Madrid in a couple of weeks.The 21-year-old hurt an ankle during Monday's FA Cup victory over Reading and has already been ruled out of this weekend's Premier League game at Queens Park Rangers, along with Wayne Rooney who has a sinus problem.Manager Sir Alex Ferguson says the defender *** midfielder is undergoing intense treatment but accepts he may not be ready for the second leg with Real at Old Trafford on March 5.The last-16 tie is finely-balanced at 1-1 and Ferguson said: "We are working very hard. He has an outside chance for Madrid - but no more than that. "He is a young man who went into a tackle too brave and was unbalanced. "He certainly won't be fit for this weekend. As for Real, we will have to wait and see. It is two weeks away and a lot can happen in that time." United duo to miss QPR trip The United boss admits Jones - used in attempt to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg - is currently an importan ...
Bale: Ronaldo Better Than Messi Full. The debate questioning Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, again buzzed again. This time, opinions come from the realm of Premier League which was blasted from Gareth Bale – who may still have to do with milestone goals Messi who graced a 301 a number of European, weekend headline yesterday. Yes, El Messiah back into the spotlight, when the two main golnya to Granada on Sunday early morning, not only full of meaning for Barcelona, but also himself. In Total, 301 goals already offered Real Madrid to Barcelona throughout his career. Even so, Bale had extended its own Ronaldo rate, i.e. more than a full Roster. Bale saw Ronaldo had not only speed, but also several other attributes that do not belong to Messi. "For me personally, I would choose Ronaldo. He's got all the qualities that are needed. He's wiry, capable of heading the ball, shoot with the power immeasurably, "Bale, as reported by sanjung BleacherReport Monday (18/2/2013). "Indeed, you cannot say anything abo ...
Champions League preview: Real Madrid v Manchester United 12 February 2013 12:57 Defence looks set to decide Real Madrid's Champions League round- of-16 clash with Manchester United despite both team's attacking riches. While the focus for Wednesday's first leg in Madrid will be on Cristiano Ronaldo taking on his former club as well as the Portuguese forward going head-to-head with Manchester United's main marksman Robin Van Persie, it is likely the game will actually be decided at the back. United and Real managed just one clean sheet between them in the group stage of this season's competition - the Premier League leaders defeated Galatasaray 1-0 at Old Trafford back in September. Real conceded nine goals in their six group stage fixtures, while United - that home clean sheet aside - let in six in five games as they qualified for the knockout stages. United manager Alex Ferguson has struggled to find the right combination in defence all season and has relied on his team's attacking prowess to win matche ...
ESSIEN: "RONALDO is anxious about facing Man United but i'm ready." Cristiano Ronaldo is nervous ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United, according to Blancos team-mate Michael Essien. The Portuguese spent six years with the Premier League leaders, winning three league titles and the Champions League once, before leaving for Madrid in 2009. “Cristiano is anxious; you want to start the game. He is in extraordinary physical condition,” Essien told a press conference. The former Chelsea man also added that Jose Mourinho's side are prepared for encounter, while noting United's considerable attacking threat. “In the Champions League it will be a different game. I'm ready and the team is as well," he continued. “They have many attackers and it is up us to stop them.”
"I missed my penalty and it felt like the worst day of my life. Now it's the happiest day of my life." Cristiano Ronaldo Forty years after their first European Cup triumph, half a century on from the Munich air crash and on the night of Ryan Giggs's club-record 759th appearance, Manchester United FC's evening, as they contested the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final, was so nearly spoiled.After an epic domestic campaign which saw United sneak out on top of perennial Premier League rivals Chelsea FC, this first all-English showpiece delivered its own brand of engaging encounter at a rain-soaked Luzhniki Stadium.United were first to show their hand 26 minutes in, Cristiano Ronaldo dropping off Michael Essien and leaping majestically to head Wes Brown's cross low into the corner for his 42nd club goal of the season.Buoyed by the effervescent Owen Hargreaves and calmed by the composed Paul Scholes, United's goal was first threatened when Rio Ferdinand inadvertently headed that way. Edwin van der Sar to the r ...
Cristiano Ronaldo tells of his feelings for Fergie and Manchester United YOU never forget your first love — and for the world’s most expensive footballer, that love was Manchester United. What a love it was, too, for Cristiano Ronaldo. World champions, European Champions, three Premier League titles, two League Cups an FA Cup and a Community Shield. Nine trophies at home and abroad compared to just three domestic gongs in Spain so far. No wonder the £80million man breaks into a broad grin as he says: “Yes Manchester was a very good cycle for me. “I won everything there. It was a fantastic part of my life there. “And maybe it was the time I enjoyed my football the most because I was so young. “To be at Manchester United — one of the biggest clubs in the world — at just 18! It was a dream! “And to play alongside those players you had only seen before on television — maybe that’s why I feel I enjoyed it there the most.” Ronaldo, who spent six glittering seasons at Old Trafford before ...
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