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Friday, April 9, 2010

Gabriel Milito Footballer Plays For Barcelona






Gabriel Milito Footballer Plays For Barcelona
Gabriel Alejandro Milito (born 7 September 1980 in Bernal, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona in La Liga, as a centre back. His older brother Diego is also a footballer and currently plays for Italian club Inter Milan. They both represented Real Zaragoza.

Milito made his competitive debut for Barcelona on 2 September 2007 in a game against Athletic Bilbao. He scored his first competitive goal for the Catalans on 24 November, in a league match against Recreativo de Huelva.

On 5 May 2008, it was announced that Milito had damage to the ACL in his right knee; this rendered him ineligible for the entire 2008–09 campaign, which ended in a treble. After being sidelined for more than a year and a half (602 days) Milito finally returned to action when he played in a friendly against Kazma in Kuwait. On January 5th, 2010, He made his return to competitive football by participating in the first leg of the Copa del Rey of the 09/10 season in a match between F.C. Barcelona and Sevilla, when Barcelona lost 2-1. He played his first liga-match in over two years against CD Tenerife, where he was substituted after 83 minutes and Barcelona won 5-0.

Personal information
Full name Gabriel Alejandro Milito
Date of birth September 7, 1980 (1980-09-07) (age 29)
Place of birth Bernal, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 18
Youth career
Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1997–2003 Independiente 123 (3)
2003–2007 Real Zaragoza 137 (5)
2007– Barcelona 36 (1)
National team‡
2000– Argentina 32 (1)

Rafael Márquez Footballer Plays For Barcelona





Rafael Márquez Footballer Plays For Barcelona
Rafael Márquez Álvarez (born 13 February 1979 in Zamora, Michoacán) is a Mexican football centre back and defensive midfielder, who is currently playing for Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga and the Mexico national football team.

One of Márquez's strengths is his versatility which allows him to play in many positions such as right-back, centre-back or defensive midfield. However, it is clear that his best position is in the center of defense. Rafa relies on his ability to read the game and vision. This gives the impression that he's always a step ahead of the forwards. He is also known for his distinct ability at playing the long cross field pass. This is a very useful asset for all his team as it allows him to switch the attack from one side of the field to another as well as changing the focal point of the attack.

Personal information
Full name Rafael Márquez Álvarez
Date of birth 13 February 1979 (1979-02-13) (age 31)
Place of birth Zamora, Mexico
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +1⁄2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Barcelona
Number 4
Youth career
Atlas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1996–1999 Atlas 77 (6)
1999–2003 Monaco 87 (5)
2003– Barcelona 160 (9)
National team‡
1999 Mexico U20 4 (2[1])
1997– Mexico 88 (10)

Lassana Diarra Footballer Plays For Real Madrid







Lassana Diarra Footballer Plays For Real Madrid
Lassana Diarra (born 10 March 1985 in Paris, France) is a French footballer who currently plays for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the French national team. His predominant position is defensive midfielder but he can also play in a more advanced role and has played at right back, which he did for Chelsea and currently for France.

In Spain, he is known as Lass to distinguish him from Real Madrid teammate Mahamadou Diarra, with whom he is not related. Diarra's physical strength allows him to take position in any spot on the pitch to make up for any defensive mismatch, and he proved to have great ball control, which allows him to act as a great assistman for his teammates". Due to this sort of versatility, he is called by Madrid’s La Sexta television commentators to refer to him as a 'todocampista' or a jack of all trades. He persistently runs down opposing players and fights for the ball and manages to come away with secure possession.

Personal information
Full name Lassana Diarra
Date of birth March 10, 1985 (1985-03-10) (age 25)
Place of birth Paris, France
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2003–2005 Le Havre 29 (0)
2005–2007 Chelsea 13 (0)
2007–2008 Arsenal 7 (0)
2008–2009 Portsmouth 24 (1)
2009– Real Madrid 40 (1)
National team‡
2005–2006 France U21 18 (0)
2007– France 27 (0)

Christoph Metzelder Footballer Plays For Real Madrid







Christoph Metzelder Footballer Plays For Real Madrid
Christoph Tobias Metzelder (born 5 November 1980 in Haltern, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German footballer who plays for Real Madrid, as a central defender. His career has been blighted by regular injuries. His younger brother Malte is also a footballer (and a centre back), and both played for Borussia Dortmund.

Despite his lack of playing time, Metzelder featured in all of Germany's matches (all the minutes) at Euro 2008, again partnering Mertesacker. In 2008–09's Spanish League, he was the main beneficiary of a 10-match suspension handed to Real's Pepe; after a stellar performance in a 4-2 win at Sevilla FC, he also started in the 2-6 home defeat at the hands of FC Barcelona. Metzelder will leave his club Real Madrid after his contract runs out on 30 June 2010.

Personal information
Full name Christoph Tobias Metzelder
Date of birth 5 November 1980 (1980-11-05) (age 29)
Place of birth Haltern, West Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4+1⁄2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 21
Youth career
1986–1995
1995–1996
1996–1998 TuS Haltern
Schalke 04
Preußen Münster
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1999–2000
2000–2007
2007–2010 Preußen Münster
Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid 032 0(4)
126 0(2)
023 0(0)
National team2
2000–2001
2001– Germany U-21
Germany 009 0(1)
047 0(0)

Raul Albiol Footballer Plays For Real Madrid







Raul Albiol Footballer Plays For Real Madrid
Raúl Albiol Tortajada (born 4 September 1985 in Vilamarxant, Valencian Community) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. His main asset is his versatility, as he can play as either a central defender or defensive midfielder.

A product of the Valencia youth system, Albiol has presented Spain since the youth levels and was in the squad that won the Euro 2008. He comes from a footballing family; his father was a retired player and his brother plays in the second division.

On 25 June 2009, Albiol joined Real Madrid CF, on a fee thought to be in the region of €15 million,[3] becoming the first Spanish player signed by Florentino Pérez upon his return to presidency. On July 2, he was officially presented at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, receiving the #18 jersey from Rubén de la Red, out for the season with unresolved heart problems. Albiol scored his first goal for Madrid in a Champions League match against Marseille in a match that ended 3-1 for the whites.

Personal information
Full name Raúl Albiol Tortajada
Date of birth 4 September 1985 (1985-09-04) (age 24)
Place of birth Vilamarxant, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 18
Youth career
1994–2003 Valencia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)†
2003–2004 Valencia B 0035 00(2)
2004–2005 → Getafe (loan) 0018 00(1)
2004–2009 Valencia 0131 00(5)
2009– Real Madrid 0026 00(0)
National team‡
2004 Spain U19 0008 00(0)
2003–2005 Spain U20 0006 00(0)
2005–2006 Spain U21 0008 00(0)
2007– Spain 0022 00(0)

Alvaro Arbeloa Footballer Plays For Real Madrid






Alvaro Arbeloa Footballer Plays For Real Madrid
Álvaro Arbeloa Coca (born 17 January 1983) is a Spanish football player currently playing for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He is predominantly a right back, although he can play as a central defender. During his return to Real Madrid, he has started most of the games as a left back.

Arbeloa trained with Real Madrid as a youth player, and worked his way up to the first team, making his debut in the 2004–05 season. However, he mostly played for the Real Madrid B team. He moved to Deportivo La Coruña to play first team football in La Liga in 2006, but moved to Liverpool after half a season. He cemented his place in the Liverpool first team and played in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final, although the team lost to Milan. Arbeloa made 93 appearances in his three seasons at the club. He returned to Madrid in 2009 for a fee of €4 million.

Internationally, he made his senior debut in 2008 and has played for Spain at UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, winning the former tournament.

Personal information
Full name Álvaro Arbeloa Coca
Date of birth 17 January 1983 (1983-01-17) (age 27)
Place of birth Salamanca, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 2
Youth career
1995–2002 Zaragoza
2002–2003 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2003–2006 Real Madrid B 50 (1)
2004–2005 Real Madrid 2 (0)
2006–2007 Deportivo La Coruña 20 (0)
2007–2009 Liverpool 66 (2)
2009– Real Madrid 23 (2)
National team‡
2001 Spain U17 1 (0)
2001 Spain U19 5 (0)
2005 Spain U21 1 (0)
2008– Spain 13 (0)

Sergio Ramos Footballer Plays For Real Madrid





Sergio Ramos Footballer Plays For Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos García (born 30 March 1986 in Camas, Seville Province in Andalusia) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. He is a hard-tackling defender known for his attacking and goal-scoring ability.

Throughout Spain's Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, Ramos was a regular member of the starting eleven, as they finished at the top of Group D, above Sweden. He scored two goals, including one in a 3–1 away win over Denmark, in 11 appearances.

In the tournament's final stages, Ramos kept his place at right-back throughout the competition. He played a crucial part in the tournament for Spain. His marauding runs helped the team's attack and solid defending helped keep vital clean sheets. In the final, his pass nearly set up Marcos Senna's first international goal but the latter barely missed it by inches. During the celebrations after defeating Germany in the final, Ramos wore a T-shirt in honor of good friend and former Sevilla teammate Antonio Puerta, deceased in August 2007.

He continued in the Spanish national team and was selected in the squad for the Confederations Cup in South Africa. Unfortunately, Spain lost to USA in the semi-finals.

Ramos' most recent goal for the national side occurred in a friendly match against the French Football team. Spain proceeded to be the victors of that match, finishing with a 2-0 win. David Villa scored the first of the pair.

Personal information
Full name Sergio Ramos
Date of birth March 30, 1986 (1986-03-30) (age 24)
Place of birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 4
Youth career
1996–2003 Sevilla
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2003–2005 Sevilla 39 (2)
2005– Real Madrid 184 (25)
National team‡
2002 Spain U17 1 (0)
2004 Spain U19 6 (0)
2004 Spain U21 6 (0)
2005– Spain 57 (5)

Guti Hernandez Best Plays Footballer








Guti Hernandez Best Plays Footballer
José María Gutiérrez Hernández, commonly known as Guti (born October 31, 1976 in Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid), is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid.

The attacking midfielder serves as vice-captain, and, alongside Raúl González and Iker Casillas, has played at the club his entire career. Guti married Arantxa de Benito, a Spanish television celebrity, on June 22, 1999. Together, they have two children. The couple divorced in 2009, but remained close friends.

Personal information
Full name José María Gutiérrez Hernández
Date of birth October 31, 1976 (1976-10-31) (age 33)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Real Madrid
Number 14
Youth career
1984–1994 Real Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
1994–1995 Real Madrid C 12 (3)
1995–1996 Real Madrid B 26 (11)
1995– Real Madrid 378 (45)
National team
1995 Spain U18 4 (1)
1996–1998 Spain U21 8 (1)
1999– Spain 14 (3)
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