Gabriel Batistuta was one of the finest strikers of his generation. Not only did he look like Jesus, with long flowing hair and a rugged beard, but at times he also played like he had been blessed from above. Accompanied by Manuel Rui Costa in an otherwise unforgettable Fiorentina team, his goals led them to Champions League football and several top six league finishes.
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There is always something special about a player who spends their entire career with one club.
Some players have a knack for making the game of football incredibly easy to play. Dimitar Berbatov is one of those players.
For a footballing nation like that of Argentina, the attacking threat available for selection is simply astounding.
We have all read about Frank Lampard’s contract situation
When it comes to football, there is nothing better than a derby encounter with your biggest rival.
AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma, Juventus and Lazio were season after season Champions League regulars who were always capable of winning the competition each year. The club sides from Italy were regarded as some of the strongest in Europe, but are the sides from Serie A getting weaker and less feared?
It's hard to rival Serie A in terms of the amount of transfer activity between the top clubs.
"I didn't come to Roma for the money. I am here because the club have faith in me. However, if the players don't follow my lead, I might have to re-consider my future."
Forget the ‘Merseyside derby’ the ‘Manchester derby’ or the ‘Derby della Capitale’, the El Classico of Lincolnshire is happening twice within this month.
On the 21st March 2004, the Rome derby was abandoned just four minutes into the second half with the game level at 0-0 after riots erupted in the stands.
The confirmation of the seeding’s for next summer’s European Championships in Poland and Ukraine were announced this week.
After France’s first competitive win in Sarajevo in September 2010, Didier Roustan – a sports journalist among others – said that we will only know this side’s true value in Poland and Ukraine (provided we get there which wasn’t assured at the time).
Today, we take a look at the top five players who could have been turning out in a red shirt over the past few years, as well as one that could go under the radar in years to come.
As a manager Felix Magath is known as “Quälix” to his players. “Quälix” is the mashed up word of his first name Felix and the German word for torture ‘quälen’. Quite a word, to describe your manager; but that’s what Magath is all about. Fitness, discipline, conditioning; “Quälix” is all about prepping up his players to battle it on the pitch. His detached man-management and strict methods, while harsh on players have produced the goods during his management career. Back at Wolfsburg, he’s aim once again is simple: make them champions.