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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lionel Messi Best Football Players Legend



Lionel Messi Best Football Players Legend
Lionel Andrés Messi (Spanish pronunciation born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team. Messi is considered to be one of the best football players of his generation, having received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21. His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to football legend Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".

Personal information Full name Lionel Andrés Messi Date of birth 24 June 1987 (1987-06-24) (age 22) Place of birth Rosario, Argentina Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1] Playing position Winger Club information Current club FC Barcelona Number 10 Youth career 1995–2000 Newell's Old Boys 2000–2003 FC Barcelona Senior career* Years Club Apps† (Gls)† 2003–2004 FC Barcelona B 5 (0) 2004– FC Barcelona 110 (55) National team‡ 2005 Argentina U-20 7 (6) 2008 Argentina Olympic 5 (2) 2005– Argentina 41 (12)

Robin van Persie Best Football Players




Robin van Persie Best Football Players
Robin van Persie (born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Arsenal and the Netherlands. In the national team he is occasionally deployed as a left/right winger as well.

The son of two artists, van Persie was encouraged to follow in his parents' footsteps, but he instead preferred football and joined SBV Excelsior's youth squad. He made his breakthrough at hometown club Feyenoord, where he spent three seasons and won the 2002 UEFA Cup. Disagreements with coach Bert van Marwijk culminated in a change of club and van Persie moved to Premier League side Arsenal for £2.75 million in 2004. He won the FA Community Shield and the FA Cup in his first season with the London club and won the 2006 Rotterdam Sportsman of the year award. However, his first four years at Arsenal were blighted with injuries, reducing his first team appearances.

Van Persie has 39 caps and 14 goals with the Netherlands and made his senior international debut in 2005. He has participated in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2008. He also assisted with the Netherlands qualification for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Diego Milito Best Football Players





Diego Milito Best Football Players
Diego Alberto Milito (born 12 June 1979 in Bernal, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionale. He also plays for the Argentine national team. Diego has a younger brother named Gabriel who is also a footballer, currently playing for Spanish club FC Barcelona.
Personal information Full name Diego Alberto Milito Date of birth June 12, 1979 (1979-06-12) (age 30) Place of birth Bernal, Argentina Playing position Striker Club information Current club Internazionale Number 22 Senior career* Years Club Apps† (Gls)† 1999–2004 Racing Club 137 (34) 2004–2005 Genoa 59 (33) 2005–2008 Real Zaragoza 108 (51) 2008–2009 Genoa 31 (24) 2009– Internazionale 3 (2) National team‡ 2003– Argentina 21 (4)

Samuel Eto'o Best Football Players





Samuel Eto'o Best Football Players
Samuel Eto'o Fils (born 10 March 1981 in Douala) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionale and is currently serving as captain of the Cameroon national team. Eto'o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. As of June 2009, he is the joint 3rd highest goalscorer in Barça's history, along with Rivaldo. He is the second player (the first being Raul) to have ever scored in two separate UEFA Champions League finals. As a member of the Cameroon national team, he was a part of the squad that won the 2000 Olympic tournament; he has participated in two World Cups and five African Nations Cups (being champion twice), and is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the African Nations Cup, with 16 goals.
Personal information Full name Samuel Eto'o Fils Date of birth 10 March 1981 (1981-03-10) (age 28) Place of birth Douala, Cameroon Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1] Playing position Striker Club information Current club Internazionale Number 9 Youth career Kadji Sports Academy Senior career* Years Club Apps† (Gls)† 1997–2000 Real Madrid 3 (1) 1997–1998 → Leganés (loan) 28 (3) 1999 → Espanyol (loan) 0 (0) 2000 → Mallorca (loan) 13 (6) 2000–2004 Mallorca 120 (48) 2004–2009 FC Barcelona 145 (108) 2009– Internazionale 3 (2) National team‡ 1996– Cameroon 86 (41)

Raúl González Blanco Best Football Players




Raúl González Blanco Best Football Players
Raúl González Blanco (born 27 June 1977 in Madrid, Spain), usually known simply as Raúl, is a Spanish football forward who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid for whom he is the all-time leading goalscorer. He is a three-time winner of the UEFA Champions League and has long been the competition's all-time leading goal scorer. He is also scored more goals (44) for the Spanish national team than any player in history.

Personal information
Full name Raúl González Blanco
Date of birth 27 June 1977 (1977-06-27) (age 32)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Second Striker
Club information
Current club Real Madrid C.F.
Number 7
Youth career
1987–1990 San Cristóbal de los Ángeles
1990–1992 Atlético Madrid
1992–1994 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Club Apps (Gls)†
1994 Real Madrid C 00900(16)
1994 Real Madrid Castilla 001000(0)
1994– Real Madrid 5220(224)
National team‡
1994 Spain U18 002 00(4)
1995 Spain U20 005 00(2)
1995–1996 Spain U21 009 00(8)
1996–1997 Spain U23 004 00(2)
1996-2006 Spain 102 0(44)

Alessandro Del Piero Best Football Players





Alessandro Del Piero Best Football Players
Alessandro Del Piero, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI (born November 9, 1974 in Conegliano Veneto) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus. Del Piero was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations. Brazilian star Ronaldinho proclaimed that Del Piero is his idol.[5] Del Piero was also voted in the list of best European players for the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. In the year 2000, Del Piero was the world's best-paid football player from salary, bonuses and advertising revenue. Currently, Del Piero is still the highest earning Italian Player.

In terms of goalscoring, Del Piero holds the all-time record at Juventus. On April 6, 2008, Alessandro Del Piero became the all-time highest-capped Juventus player, ahead of Juve legend Gaetano Scirea. He is in sixth place in the UEFA Champions League all-time goalscorer records. Within the Italian national team, he is currently joint fourth with Roberto Baggio in the all-time scoring records.

Pippo Inzaghi Best Football Players





Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI[2][3] (born August 9, 1973 in Piacenza) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan. Inzaghi became the first striker to score in all international club competitions after his double against Boca Juniors during the FIFA Club World Cup final in 2007. Inzaghi is Italy's top goal scorer in UEFA club Competition, with 70 goals.

The brother of fellow footballer Simone Inzaghi, Inzaghi got his start playing for hometown club Piacenza Calcio as a teenager in 1991, but made only two appearances before being loaned to Serie C1 side Leffe, with whom he scored an impressive 13 goals in 21 matches. In 1993, Inzaghi moved to Serie B club Verona and scored 13 goals in 36 appearances. Upon his return to Piacenza, he scored 15 times in 37 games and proved himself as an exciting young prospect. Inzaghi made his Serie A debut when he transferred to Parma in 1995, but scored only twice in 15 matches. He moved on to Atalanta the following season, finishing as the Capocannoniere (Serie A's top scorer) with 24 goals.

Juventus. However, he was soon on the move once again to his seventh team in seven seasons, this time to Juventus. He formed a formidable attacking partnership along with Alessandro Del Piero and Zinédine Zidane, a tandem which would last for four seasons, marking Inzaghi's longest stint with one team at the time. Juventus won the Scudetto in the 1997-98 season in which Inzaghi scored a decisive, Scudetto winning hat trick against Bologna, but lost 1-0 in the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

Milan. Despite a solid tally of 58 goals in 122 games for the Bianconeri, Inzaghi was soon benched in favor of David Trézéguet, and he was bought by Milan for the 2001-02 campaign by Fatih Terim, but suffered a knee injury and missed the first half of the season. Upon his return, he was able to forge a strong goalscoring partnership with Andriy Shevchenko, and he soon racked up an impressive trophy count with the Rossoneri, among them the 2002-03 Champions League (in which Milan defeated his previous team, Juventus, in the final on penalties), along with the 2003 Coppa Italia and the 2003-04 Scudetto. He signed a contract extension in November 2004. Inzaghi was able to fully recover from persistent knee injuries that had dogged him for two years, as he also regained his predatory goalscoring form by scoring 12 goals in 22 Serie A matches in 2005-06, along with four scores in five CL appearances. On May 23, 2007, in the 2007 Champions League final in Athens, he scored both of Milan's goals in their 2-1 victory over Liverpool in a rematch of the 2005 final.

Paul Scholes Best Football Players





Paul Scholes Best Football Players
Paul Aaron Scholes (born 16 November 1974) is an English football player who currently plays for Manchester United. He is a one club man, having spent his entire professional career with a single club. Scholes represented the England national team from 1997 to 2004, participating in the 1998 and 2002 World Cup, as well as UEFA Euro 2000 and UEFA Euro 2004. He is one of only four players to make over 600 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United.

Scholes was born in Salford and grew up as an Oldham Athletic supporter, but has trained with Manchester United since the age of 14. He then later joined as a trainee upon leaving the Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School, Middleton, Greater Manchester in the summer of 1991. In his final term at school, he was selected to represent Great Britain National Schools in football. With the turn of the century, Scholes became a prominent player in England's midfield, becoming a first-choice selection for the 2002 World Cup. However, after the tournament, Scholes saw his opportunities in the national team decline due to Sven-Göran Eriksson playing him out of position on the left midfield to accommodate the pairing of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard in central midfield. Scholes announced his retirement from international football in August 2004, citing his family life and his club career with Manchester United as being more important. He has turned down the opportunity to come out of retirement and reclaim his position in the England squad under former manager Steve McClaren.

Gary Neville Best Football Players





Gary Neville Best Football Players
Gary Alexander Neville (born 18 February 1975) is an English football player. He is England's most capped right back and Manchester United's club captain. Neville started at and has played his entire career so far at Old Trafford, making him to date a rare one club man. He made his international debut in 1995 and was first choice right back for club and country for more than ten years.

He is the brother of fellow Premier League footballer and Everton captain Phil Neville, who was also a Manchester United player (from 1993 until 2005). His sister Tracey Neville plays netball for England, his mother Jill is a receptionist for Bury and his father Neville Neville was once a cricketer for Lancashire.

The older of the Neville brothers joined Manchester United as an apprentice on leaving school in 1991, and captained the youth side to FA Youth Cup glory in his first season. He made his senior debut for United in September 1992 against Torpedo Moscow in the UEFA Cup. Gary emerged as part of Alex Ferguson's phenomenal youth-oriented side of the 1990s (nicknamed Fergie's Fledglings, an updated take on the 1950s equivalent Busby Babes) that included his brother Phil, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes. In 1994, he became first-choice right back at the expense of Paul Parker and has remained so ever since. He formed a partnership with Beckham on the right wing, regularly contributing assists.

In the summer of 2004, Neville signed a four-year contract extension with United. Following Roy Keane's departure in December 2005, Neville was appointed the new captain, becoming the first local-born player in United's history to do so. Since then he has remained popular with fans for his leadership skills and no-nonsense attitude.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Frank Lampard Football Players




Frank Lampard Football Players
Frank James Lampard, Jr. (born 20 June 1978) is an English football midfielder currently playing for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team. He plays most often as a box-to-box midfielder and has also enjoyed spells in a more advanced attacking midfield role. Lampard is Chelsea's top active goalscorer with 130 goals, the most in club history for a midfielder, and is the second midfielder in Premier League history to score 100 goals, after Matthew Le Tissier. Lampard established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world by coming second in both FIFA World Player of the Year and the Ballon d'Or in 2005. Lampard began his career at West Ham United, his father's former club. Joining the youth team in 1994, he had secured a place in the first team by the 1997–1998 season. He helped the team to their highest ever finishing position Premier League in the 1998–99 season. The following season Lampard scored 14 goals in all competitions from midfield. With progress stagnating at West Ham, he moved to rival London club Chelsea in 2001 for £11 million.

Premier League and League Cup. Lampard won more club honours under coach Jose Mourinho; the 2005–06 Premier League title and a domestic cup double in 2007. He signed a new contract in 2008, becoming the highest paid Premier League footballer at that time,[6] and scored in his first Champions League Final that same year. He won the FA cup for the second time in the 2009 final where he scored the winning goal. With over 180 goals in his career for club and country to date, Lampard is the highest scoring midfielder in Europe. Internationally, Lampard gained his first senior England cap in 1999 team and has played in Euro 2004 (scoring three goals in four games), the 2006 World Cup and the Euro 2008 qualifiers. He has two children, Luna and Isla, with Elen Rives.

John Terry Best Player Soccer




John Terry Best Player Soccer
John George Terry (born 7 December 1980 in Barking, Greater London) is an English professional footballer. Terry plays in a centre back position and is the captain of Chelsea in the Premier League. Terry is also captain of the England national football team.

Terry was voted best defender in the UEFA Champions League in both 2005[2] and 2008, the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2005,[3] and was included in the FIFPro World XI for four consecutive seasons, from 2005 to 2008. He was also named in the all-star squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the only English player to make the team. He wears the number 26 shirt for Chelsea.

In 2007, he became the first captain to lift the FA Cup at the new Wembley Stadium in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester United, and also the first player to score a full international goal there, scoring a header in England’s 1-1 draw with Brazil. However, the 2007-08 season saw Terry and Chelsea miss out on three trophies, losing the League Cup Final to Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League and UEFA Champions League to Manchester United with Terry missing a penalty in the Champions League final shootout, sending it to sudden death. Had he scored, the European Cup would have been secured for Chelsea. After the final in Moscow, teammate Frank Lampard described Terry as "a man's man".

Friday, September 11, 2009

Felipe Melo Best Player Soccer





Felipe Melo Best Player Soccer
Felipe Melo de Carvalho (born 26 June 1983 in Volta Redonda) is a Brazilian footballer, who currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Juventus. Club career .Mallorca, Racing & Almería, Melo moved to Spain, joining Real Mallorca at the end of the 2004–05 season. Afterwards, he joined Racing Santander, where he spent two seasons, before moving on to Almería.

After a successful first season at Almería, Melo agreed to transfer to Italian side Fiorentina in a reported €13 million transfer for the 2008–09 season. This was confirmed after Almería's match against Recreativo in La Liga. He made his debut in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Slavia Prague, and scored his first goal in a viola shirt against Atalanta in the Serie A.

On 30 June, 2009, following a lauded performance at the Confederations Cup, Melo signed a new 5-year contract with Fiorentina, with a release clause of €25M. At this point, Arsenal was reportedly in negotiations to sign the player. Within days, however, Melo was the subject of a bid from Juventus F.C.[5]. The two clubs eventually agreed a fee of €20.5 million with Juventus' Marco Marchionni joining Fiorentina on 15 July 2009. Later Cristiano Zanetti tagged for €2million also joined Fiorentina. Melo scored his first goal for Juventus in his league debut in a 3-1 win over Serie A rivals AS Roma.
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