Ronaldo, the original, Il Fenomeno, was a great player whose legacy sadly was how fat he had become. Fat Ronaldo and Ronaldo was how one would distinguish him from Cristiano, but not anymore. Continue reading
Barcelona and Argentina forward, Lionel Messi, has created history by winning the Ballon d’Or, for a fourth consecutive time.
He won the award ahead of Barcelona team-mate,Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Argentine attacker becomes the first player in history, to win the Ballon d’Or four times in succession. He previously shared the record of three consecutive victories with Michel Platini, while Dutch duo Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten also won the prize three times.
It was no great surprise, as the 25-year-old enjoyed a sensational 2012, where he scored 91 goals for club and country.
A tribute after the jump…
Lionel Messi wrote his name into the history books on Sunday by grabbing a record 86th goal in 2012, but the little Argentine master shrugged off his latest career landmark. Continue reading
Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria have produced a rather interesting list, detailing the 30 best paid managers in world football.
top 30 after the jump …. Continue reading
Chelsea has fired coach Roberto Di Matteo after a series of unsatisfactory results both domestically and in the Champions League. Continue reading
Robin van Persie could return to haunt his former side when Arsenal make the trip to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday.
The former Gunner has transferred much of his goal scoring prowess to the Red Devils this term with seven in nine league games and will be afforded protection from the baying Arsenal fans only by the confines of Old Trafford. Continue reading
That is Zlatan shaking hands with 16-year-old midfielder Alen ‘Mini Modric’ Halilovic
To find out how this Manchester United debutant earned his dad £10,000
An extract from Rafa Benitez book ‘Champions League Dreams’ explains what happened at half-time in the 2005 Champions League final…
At half-time in Istanbul, Liverpool are 3-0 down to a rampant AC Milan side. Benitez has to make changes, but he encountered yet more problems as they reached the dressing room…
Champions League kicks off tonight!
Fixtures after the jump