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Top 10 Real Madrid Legends | Greatest Real Madrid Players

The remarkable history of football has its own some part at the great Santiago Bernabeu stadium. There seems to be some kind of enchanted path that leads here and entice the world’s greatest footballers eventually to become one of the Real Madrid Legends. Being one of the most successful football clubs in the world and as a richest franchise Real Madrid have never been short of possessing the starring lights of the sport.

Founded in 1902 by some college pals, the institution is a little more than 100 years has grown into a thriving sporting brand. The world has witnessed some amazing talents over the years, combining to make them one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the history of the sport.

There are different thoughts while selecting greatest Real Madrid players. Some believes, only one of the current team’s players are able to take a place alongside the greats of the club. Yeas of course, Its Cristiano Ronaldo, who have already smashed a number of records, and you all know that the most expensive player in the game is still charting out his course among the stars. He will definitely be changed time to time for reaching the twilight of his career.

There may be confusion for selecting at least two or three Real Madrid Legends to complete the list according to your own choice, but I can assure that there should certainly be no malice in the celebration of some of the best players ever to play the game.

10 Real Madrid Legends:

Here we are trying to build a short list of top 10 Real Madrid legends or you can say ‘Greatest Real Madrid players’ for your reading pleasure. I believe, now is a good time as any to rank Los Blancos’s greatest players of all time. But we are carefully avoiding the term ‘rank’ as we hesitate to do so for such great and legendary players of time. Better we maintain the serial as to the timeline of their entrance at the club.

Let’s take a look at the best of the Real Madrid players to have donned the famous White shirt.

#Santiago Bernabéu de Yeste (1911 – 1928)

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Santiago Bernabéu | image credit – Wikimedia/Nationaal Archief, Den Haag

Position: Foward
Matches played: 79 official matches
Goals: 68

The name Santiago Bernabeu can never be replaced to be considered as the greatest to be associated with Real Madrid. Definitely its difficult to understand how much he achieved as a player, surely following his playing days are remembered today with Real Madrid as the superpower of world football. The club owe their status and triumphs to this legendary one man. He will forever be emblazoned across the battlefields of modern and future Real Madrid greats.

Santiago Bernabéu also had a long and much less well known period as a Real Madrid player before transforming as the president of the club. Mainly he played as a midfielder/ forward and showed great quality. His physical strength, his goal scoring ability and his total commitment to the team were what characterized him as one of the Real Madrid legends.

Santiago Bernabéu spent 16 seasons as a Madrid player, although he is most famous as an extremely successful president of the club, he won many honors including nine Regional Championships and one Spanish Cup. In 80 official matches for the Whites, he scored the hugely impressive figure of 70 goals. But most interestingly, at the time of his trial for Madrid, he was almost selected as the goalkeeper. But his brother Marcelo knew him well and told –

“You either play as center forward or you don’t play”

#Alfredo Di Stéfano Laulhé (1953-1964)

Alfredo Di Stéfano, Real Madrid players
Alfredo Di Stéfano | image credit – Wikimedia/Puertomenesteo

Position: Forward
Matches played: 396 official matches
Goals: 308

For some, the greatest player in Real Madrid is Alfredo Di Stéfano. But surely he is the player most responsible for establishing Los Blancos’s connection with the Champions League. You should always need to consider his tendency to score in big games aside from his obvious goal scoring ability. He used to score at least one or more goals in every single European Cup Final. Probably his versatile nature is the most unnoticed feature in history. He was capable of playing in attack, midfield, and defense and could adjust to whatever his team needed him to be and was the man that made his side tick.

Di Stéfano ended his illustrious career with 2 Ballon d’ors, 5 European Cups, and 8 La Liga titles. Many believe, there will never again be a player like this man and he deserves to be known as one of the Real Madrid Legends of all time. He blessed the club with such unrepeatable feat of winning five consecutive European Cups which amazed the international football world.

Again he is the only player in the world to own a Super Ballon D’Or. In 1989 he received the trophy, which is surely to be found in the Real Madrid Museum.

The only word in Di Stéfano’s dictionary was ‘win’. His total career at Real Madrid was full of success. Eighteen trophies in eleven seasons and 308 official goals made him a symbol of the club and the idol of the Madridista worldwide. Real Madrid absolutely dominated Spanish and European football at the time. Alfredo Di Stefano certainly falls into that category. You can’t imagine the makeup of Real Madrid without some mention of the Argentine, there is enough written in the history books of the game that tells you why Alfredo Di Stefano is considered one of the best.

#Francisco Gento López (1953-1971)

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Francisco Gento | image credit – Wikimedia/NL-HaNA, ANEFO

Position: Left winger
Matches played: 601 official matches
Goals: 182

If you have any question, why Gento is on this list of top 10 Greatest Real Madrid players of all time, we can offer you only two words and that is “6 European Cups”. But if you want to know more about his brilliance at the game, it will definitely take a whole book to describe.

Francisco Gento is arguably the best left-wingers of all time. Quite surprisingly, he had the pace to rival the modern day Ronaldos and Bales. His dribbling ability was quite to put Messi to shame, but most of all, the crossing accuracy that would make David Beckham’s jaw drop. He used to play alongside the likes of Di Stéfano, Raymond Kopa, and Ferenc Puskas to make Real Madrid the greatest team in the 20th century football history.

Gento probably got trophies more than any other legends in this list. He started his playing for several teams in his native Cantabria. And his brilliant performances there soon led to his transfer to Real Madrid in 1953, surely to be acknowledged as another most important signings in the history of the Whites. For many years he was also the most capped Spanish player.

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#Ferenc Puskas Biro (1958-1967)

Ferenc Puskas, Real Madrid greatest footballers
Ferenc Puskas | image credit – Wikimedia/Rossem, Wim van

Position: Forward
Games played: 262
Goals scored: 242

This time the story is different while signing. As an old (already 31 years) and overweight man from Honved Budapest, Real Madrid fans did not expect great things from Ferenc Puskas Biro. But eventually they were all proven wrong. Not only did he amass one of the greatest goal to game ratios in footballing history, but he also led Madrid to 5 La Ligas and 3 European Cups.

Puskas had an extraordinary eye for goal and ability on the ball has made him a Real Madrid legend for anyone who knows an ounce of the clubs glorious history. Now a days we often get surprised that he remains strangely an unknown to anyone not a fan of The Whites. From my understanding, he deserves to be talked about in the same breath as Pele and Maradona.

Puskas dazzled Whites’ fans with his gentlemanliness, charm, friendliness and brilliant performances on the field. As a forward he broke all the goal-scoring records, earning himself the nickname of ‘Pancho’ or ‘Cañoncito pum’. Undoubtedly he is one of the greatest strikers in history, probably the best left foot ever to be seen at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. With his signing Madrid completed the legendary group already formed by Alfredo Di Stéfano, Kopa, Rial, Santamaría, Gento and Domínguez. He became the protagonist in the unstoppable Real team of the 1950s and 60s, striking up a fearsome partnership with Di Stefano.

#Hugo Sánchez (1985-1992)

Hugo Sánchez, best soccer players in Real Madrid
Hugo Sánchez | image credit – Wikipedia/Óscar Gutiérrez Aviña

Position: Forward
Matches played: 282 official matches
Goals: 208

Hugo Sánchez flies into this of Real Madrid legend players with an eye-popping goal scoring record of all time. The Mexican possessed an incredibly keen sense of where the back of the net was. He managed to pick up 3of his Pichichi trophies with the Spanish giant club.

Hugo Sánchez was actually better known as a flair player. According to some well-established references, he is probably one of the greatest proponents of the bicycle kick in the history of the very sport. When Hugo Sánchez scored a bicycle kick against Logrones, the then Madrid coach Leo Beenhakker had to say –

“When a player scores a goal like that, play should be suspended and a glass of champagne offered to the 80,000 fans that witnessed it.”

Again, Hugo Sánchez’s finishing was incomparable and he scored goals throughout his career. The statistics will always show him as one of the best forwards in the history of Real Madrid. Some say the perfect striker for the team led by the ‘Quinta del Buitre’.

Obviously Hugo was an integral part of one of the golden periods in the club’s history and is still fondly remembered by the fans for his acrobatic shots. He was named the best footballer of the 20th century in North and Central America by the IFFHS, and earned 75 caps for Mexico. No doubt, just like at Real Madrid, Hugo Sánchez is a legend in his homeland.

#Raúl González Blanco (1992 – 2010)

Raúl González, Real Madrid footballers of all time
Raúl González | image credit – Wikimedia/Jan S0L0

Position: Forward
Games played: 741
Goals scored: 323

Here we have one of the most lethal strikers of all time, not only for Real Madrid but also in respect of the total football world. Raúl only achieved greatness in Real Madrid. He went on to win 6 La Liga titles and an incredible 3 Champions Cups, all the while being the captain and top goal scorer. Raúl also possessed an underrated amount of flair and work ethic. May be he didn’t have that much of technical abilities as others on this list, but surely deserves his place in the pantheon of Real Madrid legends for his unbelievable eye for goal.

Day by day, Raul Gonzalez became the Real Madrid symbol. He also became an example for everyone, putting in the maximum effort in every game, irrespective of the opponent. Undoubtedly an excellent role-model for anyone who has ever dreamt of being a football player.

Ever since he was a child, Raul showed a passion for football, and he excelled, a champion in the making. Acclaimed in Spain, he conquered Europe. Gonzalez is the man who was the face of Real Madrid for much of the last decade and an integral figure for the club even when Florentino Perez looked to introduce the galaxy of stars at the start of the 2000s. Raul rightfully sits alongside the other greats of legendary status, but he is undoubtedly the king of kings for Real Madrid in the 21st century.

#Roberto Carlos da Silva (1996 – 2007)

Roberto Carlos, Real Madrid players
Roberto Carlos | image credit – youtube/CRAZY SKILLS

Position: Left back
Games played: 527
Goals scored: 68

Roberto Carlos, the Brazilian, so dearly he holds the club to his heart, the left-back was quoted as saying late in his career that he would return to the Bernabeu to play for free. History of football will surely remark him as the most attack-minded defender in the world when in his pomp. But most of all, Carlos was capable of the odd spectacular goal against Tenerife in February 1998. He was the fine defender, able to use his pace to get him out of difficult situations.

Many believes, his left foot was essential in Real Madrid’s conquest of more than ten titles. Carlos will always be remembered for his friendly nature, regularity, prodigious speed and tremendous power.

The integration of Roberto Carlos within the team in 1996 was very successful. He played 11 seasons with the Whites, winning many major trophies, in particular three European Cup titles. And still he holds the Whites all-time record for most number of games by a foreigner at Santiago Bernabeu.

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#Iker Casillas Fernández (1999-2015)

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Iker Casillas | image credit – youtube/greatest players of Real Madrid

Position: Goalkeeper
Games played: 725 official matches

May be you have already seen, Real Madrid’s official website calls him “the best goalkeeper in our history”, and definitely it’s hard to disagree with them. Casillas had the lightning reflexes and a one-on-one ability second to none along with humility, composure, and leadership qualities that have made him Madrid’s best ever captain. Yes it has been a long time for him to stay at Bernabeu. The number of trophies he has lifted is too large to count and needs no re-telling. I think every Madrid fan has a special place in their heart for The Saint.

Casillas arrived at the club aged 9 and wore the Whites shirt for 25 years. Day by day he became one of the benchmarks in the club’s history, winning the respect, affection and admiration of Madrid supporters along with all the football lovers all over the world. In addition to those triumphs he also won 1 World Cup and 2 European Championships with the Spain first team.

Hopefully, Madrid fans will never forget the images of the captain lifting those trophies. He was included in the FIFA FIFPro World XI on 5 occasions and was also named best goalkeeper in the world 5 times by the IFFHS. His impressive sporting career has been recognized with the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, the Royal Order of Sports Merit and the Community of Real Madrid’s Gold Medal.

Taking over the captaincy following the departure of Raul, Casillas has followed on the same path as his predecessor and become an outstanding representative and one of the Real Madrid legends forever. He is to be considered as one of the great players of modern football.

#Zinedine Zidane (2001-2006)

Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid greatest footballers
Zinedine Zidane | image credit – youtube/sports HD

Position: Midfielder
Games played: 227
Goals scored: 49

Genius. Magician. Mercurial. These are just some of the words one thinks of when hearing the name Zinedine Zidane. Some even want to say, putting Zidane in the same sentence as those words is a compliment to those adjectives! Yes! Exactly such brilliance is not an exaggeration, and he is easily one of world football’s most technically gifted players of all time. Zidane is undoubtedly an absolute delight to watch. His artistry on the pitch was not just for mere show however, as he scored a brilliant volleyed goal against Bayer Leverkusen to win Real Madrid “La Novena”.

In fact, Zidane is the only player in this list of Real Madrid legends to get back to the club as manager. As currently he is flying high with the Los Blancos for another triumph to come in time. Zinedine Zidane has marked an era in world football with his elegance and technical skills. The French midfielder won everything that could possibly be won, both with his clubs as well as with the French national team.

Zidane guided ‘Les bleus’ to victories in the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. These triumphs confirmed his status as the world’s best player and awoke an interest in Real Madrid. Florentino Perez, completed his signing –

“I wanted to win the European Cup and I wanted to win it with Real Madrid”,

-he declared during his official presentation as a Madrid player.

Believe me there occurred no mistake, one year later he won the European Cup title, the only trophy he was missing, scoring the decisive goal against Bayer Leverkusen. On some level, you’ve got to admire a club who can cast such a spell over the footballing greats of time. Zidane’s ability on the pitch was nothing short of art, and definitely not that strange kind of art that highlights everything that was wonderful about the beautiful game.

#Cristiano Ronaldo (2009-Present)

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Cristiano Ronaldo | image credit – youtube/Soccer LeGends

Position: Wide Forward

I know, many of toy may conflict here with me, not for the ability but for some previously said arguments about legend football players of any individual institution. As a current player of Real Madrid some of you may disagree with me to put the name Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real Madrid legends list. But truly speaking, Cristiano Ronaldo is nothing short of a legend to conquer his position among the greatest Real Madrid players of all time.

His sheer desire to win, incredible individual ability, and unparalleled goal scoring record can answer for him. Signed for a then world record 80 million pounds from Manchester United, few could have guessed the monumental impact that he would have. With absolutely no stability in teammates and managers, Ronaldo went on to put up the most ridiculously consistent numbers in Los Blancos’s history-whilst simultaneously winning titles and keeping us competitive with Barcelona.

It is obviously not an overstatement to say that Ronaldo has made Los Blancos relevant again. Some have already taken him as the greatest ever player of Real Madrid. Definitely Cristiano Ronaldo is that kind of player, who is destined to make history. Since he arrived at the Bernabéu from Manchester United, his goal scoring figures have just kept on improving to the delight of Madrid fans. Again he wants to further improve the already illustrious lists of honors won by the greatest club of the 20th Century.

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Top 10 Best Board Games of All time

In this era of modern technology, the kids and teenagers are fascinated to play more realistic computer games. They are somehow crazy with “Halo”, “Call of Duty”, “Fallout”, “Warcraft” and many more. But, all these ultra realistic games didn’t arise overnight. There is a long story behind this advancement and we have to look back at where they all came from. 10 years from now, the young generation used to spend most of the time with surface or board games, which are based on strategy and pure luck, or sometimes combination of both. All these board games have survived the test of time. The best board games of all time are even being converted into video games version.

Some of the popular board games are so ancient, Backgammon has been played since 3000 BC. The board games are still very much popular worldwide. The games are capable to develop skill and wisdom. They are great recreational media too. So, let’s have a glimpse of top 10 best board games of all time.

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Top 10 best board games of all time

10. Risk

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Risk is playing at Amsterdam street———image credit: Wikimedia/Jorge Royan

Probably we have all played the computer games called Age of Empires or Age of Kings. Risk is the father of all those strategic war games. The game was invented by a French movie director named Albert Lamorisse, in 1957. In order to play the game, you have to be tactful, strategic and mentally cool. Risk is played on a board in which the planet earth was divided into 42 territories in six continents. The game is progressed aiming to occupy as many territories as possible through rolling a dice. Players can built up armies, strengthen their borders and control entire continent to get bonuses. Whoever grabs the most territories, will be the ruler of the earth, the winner of the game. 2-6 players can participate in this game. The game is in the market with the name of “Risk: The Game of Global Domination”, which is published by Hasbro and Winning Moves Games.

9. Pictionary

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Pictionary board games——-image credit: Wikimedia/François Haffner

Pictionary is a popular board game which involves players guessing specific words based on the drawings made by their teammates. The game was invented by Robert Angel and graphics of the board were designed by Gary Everson. Pictionary first published in 1985 under the name of Angel Games Inc. The game requires skills of drawing, image recognition and rich knowledge in vocabulary. Four or more players can participate in this game. The game board is formed by sequence of squares. Each square box has a letter or a shape to identify the picture to be drawn by the partner. The aim is to reach the last space of the board first. Pictionary stands at no. 9 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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8. Trivial Pursuit

Trivial Pursuit is among the best seller board games in the world. The game was developed in 1979 in Montreal, Quebec by two Canadian journalists, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott. Both of them were extremely knowledgeable and decided to create a game out of it. In order to create Trivial Pursuit, they also enlisted the help of Ed Werner and John Haney. The game is based on player’s ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture based questions.

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Trivial Pursuit board————image credit: Wikimedia/Gaetan Lee

The target of Trivial Pursuit is to move around the board by answering correct trivial questions.  The questions are categorized into six groups, Entertainment (pink), Geography (blue), History (yellow), Arts and Literature (Purple), Science and Nature ( Green) and Sports and Leisure ( orange). The game peaked it’s extreme popularity in 1984 in United States. In the first year, the game was sold over 20 million copies. Later Hasbro brought the Trivial Pursuit rights in 2008 for $80 million. In 1993, Trivial Pursuit was inducted in the “Games Hall of Fame” and still one of the top board games in the world.

7. Othello

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Othello board———-image credit: Wikimedia/Paul_012

Othello is a strategic board game which requires two players and an 8×8 uncheckered board. The game is played with sixty-four round discs which are light on one side and dark on the other side. Players take part in the game by assigning a color of the discs. The game is also known as “Reversi”. In this game, the players tries to turn his opponent’s disc color into his own color. Whoever has the most discs of his color by the time of last available square, will be the winner. The game was invented in 1883 by either of these two Englishmen, Lewis Waterman or John Mollett. World Othello Championship has been held since 1977 and Japan’s Yusuke Takanashi is the current Othello champion. Othello stands at no 7 in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

6. Clue

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Cluedo game board———–image credit: Wikimedia/TGabou

At the number 6 position of our list of top 10 best board games of all time is Clue. The game is also known as “Cluedo”. The game requires a lot of deductive reasoning skills. Clue was invented by Anthony E. Pratt in 1949 in Leeds, England. Cluedo is marketed as a classic Detective game with several versions of spinoffs. 2 to 6 players can play this game. Players move around the clue board and find out weapons and identity used in killing of Mr. Boddy. Thus the players accumulate information and the game progresses . By blocking the entrance of a room, one can prevent his opponent to enter a desired room and make a suggestion. The game has several versions now and Hasbro is now the publisher of clue under the name of “Cluedo: The classic mystery game”.

5. Monopoly

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monopoly playing board———–image credit: Wikipedia/Horst Frank

The current version of Monopoly was first introduced in 1943 by Parker Brothers. The game originated back in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that wealth creation is the root of happiness. The game also promoted the economic theory of Henry George and focused on women’s right that time in United States. Monopoly is is regarded as one of the best board games of all time in the world. the game is licensed over 103 countries of the world. it requires resource management skills and strategic mentality to play monopoly. The monopoly players try to buy as many properties as they can by their fake money. They can also develop their properties with hotels and houses. The wealthy players also rent money from his opponents. The players whose end up bankrupt, are out of the game. Now a days, Hasbro sells the Deluxe edition of monopoly.

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4. Scrabble

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Scrabble board———–image credit: Wikimedia/thebarrowboy

Scrabble was designed by Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938 and published by James Brunot. Two or four players score points by placing tiles that bear a single letter across a board either in left to right or downward fashion to form a word. The scrabble words are verified in an official scrabble players dictionary. Scrabble is sold over 121 countries throughout the world and roughly one-third Americans and half of the British families own a scrabble set. The scrabble board has been sold by Hasbro’s Parker’s Brothers division since 1999. The scrabble players should require enriched vocabulary skill to play this game.

3. Backgammon

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Backgammon board———image credit: Pixabay/succo

Backgammon is considered as the oldest board games in the world. The proof of backgammon was found in the excavations of Shahr-e Sukhteh, Iran, which is aged over 3000 BC. Backgammon is a combination of strategy and probability, which involves a lot of tactics. The game is played with a pair of dice. The player can move his pieces by throwing the dices on the board. One must have to move the pieces judiciously which is very important to anticipate the counter moves. The aim is to remove all of one’s own checkers from the board before the opponent does. The victory is awarded to the player with certain number of points. Now, in this modern era, backgammon software has been developed which is capable to beat world-class human players.

 2. Checkers

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Checkers board———image credit: Wikimedia/Jud McCranie

Checkers is also one of the oldest board games, which have been around since 3000 BC. The game was mentioned in ancient Greece, notably by the likes of Homer and Plato. The game is also known as “Draughts”. Checkers require two players and they are only allowed to make diagonal moves. The aim is to capture the opponent’s pieces by jumping over them. Checkers have multiple variations. Some are played on 10×10, while American checkers are played on 8×8 board. The English draught world championship has been held since 1840. Most recently, Italy became the winner of world championship. Checkers is at no. 2 position in our list of top 10 best board games of all time.

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1. Chess

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Chess board and pieces———–image credit: Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures

Chess is the most popular board games in the world. Its root was found in India back in the sixth century. It a two-player game, played on a chessboard checkered with 64 squares in an 8×8 grid. The player begins the game with 16 pieces, one king, one queen, two rooks, two bishops, two knights and eight pawns. Each pieces have different power and different moves. The aim is to checkmate the opponent’s king. The game may also result in a draw in some situations. Chess is recognized by the International Olympic committee. The chess world championship has been controlled by FIDE. Norwegian Magnus Carlsen is the current world champion of chess.

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Serena Williams Net Worth 2016

American professional tennis player and arguably world’s number one, Serena Williams has an estimated net worth of $145 million in 2016. She has recently been ranked number one in the world five times. And also earned the most prize money of any female athlete ever, which is around $36 million. Serena won Gold Medals at both the Sydney and Beijing Olympics.

She has been laid up most of the past years recovering from foot surgery. Again she had to endure a blood clot in her lungs that developed months later from 2010. Her 13 singles Grand Slam titles put her among the all-time greats in the game of Tennis. Serena Williams, along with her sister Venus has dominated the sport at various times throughout her career.

Full name: Serena Jameka Williams

Birth Place: Saginaw, Michigan

Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

Marital Status: Single

Nationality: United States

Source of Wealth: Tennis, Endorsements

Serena Williams Net Worth:

Serena Williams is quite an icon with her tennis-abilities and natural rhythm for the sport. People often refer the racket as an extension of her arm. Now a days she is to be considered as a potential brand of sports worldwide. Serena Williams net worth analysis can show you, how dramatically she has brought up her wealth from Tennis and various endorsement deals of the sport.

Serena is one of the highest-paid athletes with a brag-worthy net worth of about $145 million in 2016. Here we present her earnings and financial data, according to The Richest

Earnings & Financial Data:

Year Earnings Endorsement Salary
2015 $24.6 Million $13,000,000 $11,600,000
2014 $22 Million $11,000,000 $11,000,000
2013 $20 Million $12,000,000 $8,500,000
2012   $15,000,000 (Nike and Kraft Foods endorsement)  
2011 $13 Million    
2010 $12 Million    
2009 $20 Million   $6,550,000
2008 $17 Million   $3,850,000
2007 $14 Million   $1,280,000
2006 $14 Million    
2005 $10 Million    
2004 $12.7 Million $40,000,000  
2003 $10 Million    

Serena Williams Net Worth Facts:

Serena Williams has probably shocked her fans heavily when she went for the tennis Grand Slam at the U.S. Open this summer and missed the chance to make a remark on history due to a loss to Roberta Vinci. But she got it well as experience and never thought as a loss. But still, she is a 21-time grand slam champion and she has certainly come a long way through the journey in Tennis.

Here we are going to celebrate some of the most fascinating facts about Serena Williams net worth 2016. We can compare her net worth with some of the other Tennis celebrities, her clothing fashion, house and endorsement facilities in 2016.

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Prize Money Comparison with Maria Sharapova:

Serena Williams is ranked number one and Maria Sharapova is ranked fourth. They have had some major gaps in the amount of money they earn on and off the Tennis court. Williams’ $74 million in career prize money is almost double than Sharapova’s estimated $36.5 million.

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Serena Williams winning Wimbledon | image credit – Wikimedia/Paulobrad

Though we all know Sharapova is sky high while comparing endorsement earnings in particular year. In 2014 Williams made $11 million in endorsements while Sharapova earned $22 million in endorsements alone. Sharapova’s good looks are thought to be part the reason. In fact Tennis is just not as popular as sports like football and baseball in the United States.

But Serena Williams has 21 Grand Slams titles, which is four times as much as Sharapova’s five titles. So Williams’ on-court record and money can easily shatter Sharapova.

Clothing Line at New York Fashion Week:

Serena Williams started playing tennis with her sister Venus Williams at the age of three. The Williams sisters are also known for being fashion icons in states. Both have their own fashion lines. While Serena Williams introduced new additions to her line Signature Statement at New York Fashion Week last year.

It was shortly after losing the U.S. Open semifinals, clearly determines, she didn’t let the loss get her down and showed what she can do in the fashion world on the go.

“It’s been keeping me busy and keeping me happy because I love fashion”

Her line basically features casual pants, skirts, leggings, dresses, cardigans, shirts and sweatshirts. This is the second time her line has been featured at New York Fashion event.

Her sister, Venus, also has an interest in fashion. She also has her own athletic clothing line, namely EleVen. This brand also features everything from tennis skirts to sports bras. According to Venus herself –

“Get people moving, healthy and feeling damn good about how they look and feel”

Stake in the Miami Dolphins with Venus Williams:

Williams’ sisters bought a stake in the Miami Dolphins in 2009. That means they are limited ownership partners. More interestingly Jennifer Lopez and Gloria Estefan are also stakeholders with the Dolphins. But there is a slight difference in this case. Serena and Venus are the first African American females to have ownership in a NFL franchise.

Previously they were living in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In fact they have grown up in the area and were been Miami fans for long time. Serena told –

“I am so excited to be part of such a renowned organization. Having spent so much of my childhood in the area, being involved with a staple of Miami culture is a huge honor”

But, remember, this isn’t just a business transaction. Both the Williams are contributing to history by setting the tone for entrepreneurship in the black community. As Mike Dee (Chief Executive Officer of the Miami Dolphins) said –

“We are focused on diversifying our fan base and broadening our reach. Having these high profile celebrities owning some of the team will help us get more people to the games”

5 Year, $40 Million Contract with Nike:

Counting on Serena Williams net worth 2016, here it’s the big deal. Nike’s hefty contract with Williams benefits both parties. She has been guaranteed Nike’s endorsement for five years to the tune of $40 million.

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Serena and Nike | image credit – Flickr/Rob Young

Obviously Nike expects that the deal will up its presence in the women’s athletic-apparel market. This contract will probably also include sales royalties and performance incentives.

Some of Williams’ other endorsement worth mentioning include Gatorade. Part of Gatorade’s ‘Serena 21’ art series campaign, they made a mural that features several depictions of Serena along with tennis symbols and quotes to commemorate different milestones in her career before the US Open Last year. There are 21 paintings altogether that make the larger mural come to life.

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New Home in Palm Beach Gardens – Cost $2.5 Million:

Serena Williams’ newly built Florida home in Palm Beach Gardens had a large price tag of $2.5 million. The 1.25 acre new home comes with a feature of pool, spa and a canal running behind.

Of course Serena has other property as well. She has got a 2.4 acre property in Jupiter, which was bought in 2014 for just over $4 million. But the Williams’ sister mansion is larger than any other (10,000 square feet).

Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova: Who’s Worth more?

From such a wealth of success, Serena Williams has collected a fair amount of prize money along the way. That puts her first on the all-time list of female tennis players and fourth on the all-time list of both men and women.

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2014 WTA Finals | image credit credit – Wikimedia/Eng T Tan

In comparison with that unbelievable height, Maria Sharapova’s tennis career is a blundering failure. Only five Grand Slam titles and a single Olympic Silver can never compete I should say. That success, has raked in a “piffling” $34.9 million earnings, pretty much half that won by the younger American Tennis star. Undoubtedly Serena Williams is considerably richer than her Russian rival.

But Maria Sharapova is nothing short of a money-making machine. Outside the court, she has endorsements with the likes of Porsche, Tag Heuer and Evian. These altogether definitely pay her almost twice what Wilson contribute in Serena Williams net worth.

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Warriors tie with 1995-96 Chicago Bulls in 72-win record

The number 72 in NBA isn’t just a number. The number defines excellence. It signifies the superiority of a team. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls had built a 72 winning record in a single NBA season. The number has become legendary since then. The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls was the greatest regular season games of all-time in NBA. The team was arguably the greatest NBA team which was led by the great Michael Jordan. The 27-win record of Chicago Bulls seemed untouchable for many years. It’s like playing Icarus, daring to touch the sun. It was a dream to any NBA team to surpass Chicago Bulls. And now, Golden State Warriors are one step away to make history.

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Warriors and Bulls 96—–image credit: www.youtube.com/SeaMTee Gaming

Golden State Warriors are in NBA history

The Golden State Warriors grabbed a historic victory against San Antonio Spurs in 92-86 on Sunday night at NBA. In this course, the Warriors became the best NBA franchise over the past 20 years. The Warriors equalized the record at AT & T Center, the home of Spurs. For the Spurs, it came as a shock, as because no one had beaten them at their home this year. The Warriors’ next checkmark is the 73-win record, which isn’t achieved by any team in the history of NBA. It will be a great chance for them to exceed Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls with 73rd win on Wednesday against the injury-ravaged Memphis Grizzlies at home.

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The Golden State Warriors are about to make history. They are in a great shape of playing beautiful basketball and has captured the imagination of the sports world and beyond. The match against Spurs was not as easy as to eat chocolate pie. The game was tied at 35 at the half. It was full of up-and-down, chaotic frenzy in which Warriors are most comfortable throughout the whole season. Their stylish approach and balanced strategies fell victim to them.

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The Warriors—————-image credit: Wikimedia/ Keith Allison

It was none other than Steph Curry who pushed the lead in the fourth and eventually finished it off. The Warriors team spirit was amazing throughout the game. They were destined to win that match. The most amazing things of Warriors are that they can play ugly and grind-it-out basketball and and eventually win the game. They have been manufacturing a mind-blowing statistics this season. The team is dominant again with their offensive efficiency and Steph Curry’s 3-point wave of annihilation. All the records have fallen by the wayside of Golden State Warriors this season. They could lose to the next Wednesday game against the Grizzlies and it wouldn’t take any fame away after how incredible this season has been for them. Notably, they are now tied with 1996 Jordan’s Bulls for the most wins in NBA history. The victory has brought Golden State closer to immortality.

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The Golden State showed an amazing team performance with Curry’s offensive brilliance and another excellent defensive performance against the Spurs with Green in charge. The Golden State’s assistant coach and defensive master Ron Adams praised Green’s outstanding presentation and finally he was very much happy with the game and accomplishment. The whole world wanted the Warriors to reach the plateau. Now, we are waiting to watch the Golden State planting its flag atop the mountain over the Chicago Bulls. The Warriors should refocus on Memphis in order to reign the heaven.

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Latest Rumors on Real Madrid Transfer: Martin Odegaard and Harry Kane

Now it’s been clear that Bayern Munich “are in contact” with the Spanish premier club Real Madrid to sign Martin Odegaard. Again, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been advised to consider joining Los Merengues, probably this summer.

Martin Odegaard:

Some of the German media networks has already confirmed, Odegaard is on Bayern’s radar. But the German club would like to respect his previous decision to sign for Madrid. Alongside, Odegaard hasn’t made a first-team appearance for Real Madrid, last season. So, they prefer to let the great football player take his own decision for joining them.

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Martin Odegaard | image credit – Wikimedia/Luis Fernandez

Yes, of course Odegaard has struggled to fit in at Real since joining. He had been playing largely for the team’s Castilla side despite becoming the club’s youngest debutant in the final fixture on last season at 16 years and 157 days of age.

Surprisingly the young star came on as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. May be I can help you remember, Cristiano was the reigning Ballon d’Or winner at the time. But lack of any first-team involvement, we had to admit it wasn’t quite the “passing of the torch”.

Bayern was already there while the Norwegian starlet Odegaard moved to Santiago Bernabeu from Stromsgodset in January, 2015. They tried to link up before Real Madrid, but Odegaard had thought otherwise.

Max Eberl, the sporting director of Borussia Monchengladbach told the German newspaper Kicker,

“Odegaard should have moved to the Bundesliga instead of Spain. You could say what would Gladbach be able to do against the biggest clubs in Europe? But I am convinced Odegaard would be a Bundesliga player in Gladbach. At Real he has a hard time at the moment.”

Real Madrid was never good at promoting the youth consistently. Even, not all the club’s managers have held that reputation. But Madrid’s current chief Zinedine Zidane may wish to change such situation. In fact we have to recall that he is the former Castilla coach. Bayern may still want the 17 year old Norwegian prodigy to sign in.

Harry Kane:

Meanwhile, Teddy Sheringham (ex-English forward) has told Spurs superstar Kane to consider upon the interest he’s currently getting from the top most clubs in the world. Speaking to the Mail On Sunday –

“I’m sure there are top clubs looking at him. They’d be prepared to break the bank just because of the way he plays and the way he wants to score goals”

But maybe we have scope for a second thought, Should he move right now? Timing’s a funny thing in football. Most supposedly you have to take the opportunity when it arises. And if it’s left over, another prosperous may have reached there at the elite club and you won’t get the chance again for at least few years.

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Harry Kane | image credit – youtube/SpurredOn

Probably Kane is facing such tough time for taking balanced decision. Some issues may indicate this decision right and some others may make feel to go with the flow. But he can potentially link up with former White Hart Lane team-mate Gareth Bale in Real Madrid.

Kane undoubtedly feels an allegiance to the club who handed him his break into the Premier League, but after netting 22 goals in the English top flight this season, he may be tempted to join Los Blancos next season.

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Top 10 strongest teams to win Euro 2016

Euro 2016 has been scheduled to be held in France from 10 June, 2016. It is the most exciting football championship participated by the European football playing nations. The whole world is waiting eagerly to see the strongest sides competing each others in Euro 2016. For the first time, the tournament will be contested by 24 teams. The group stage of the game is consisting of six groups of four teams, which is followed by a knock-out stage of three rounds and ultimately the final. It is the third time France has been hosting UEFA European Championship. The Euro 2016 is the 15th edition of UEFA European Championship. Spain along with host France are the most successful teams in Euro, winning two Euro titles. Now, it is the high time to watch who is the strongest teams to win Euro 2016.

Our Sportyghost team have made a list of most probable winners of upcoming Euro 2016. Each of them are top contenders for the European Championship. After World Cup football, European Championship is considered as the most thrilling football competition in the world. Let’s have a look at the list of top 10 teams to win Euro 2016.

Top 10 strongest teams to win Euro 2016

10. Austria

FIFA Ranking: 10

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Austrian National team——–image credit: Wikimedia/Steindy

Austria is the imminent power house of football. They have been appearing as one of the strongest competitors in Europe. They showed some astonishing performances in the qualifying rounds of Euro 2016, winning 9 of their 10 matches. Bayern Munich’s David Alaba is the Austria’s talisman in their Euro campaign. He is a true sensation and currently is considered as one of the best footballers. David Alaba is a complete player who can play at full-back, centre back or in midfield. He incredibly helped Austria to climb into the top 10 of FIFA ranking for the first time. They will be competing in Group F. The other four teams in this group are Portugal, Iceland and Hungary.

Austria in Euro: It will be their 2nd appearance in Euro. As co-host at Euro 2008, they failed to win a single game in their first tournament.

Key player: Central midfielder- David Alaba. He is a versatile player who can play in nearly 10 positions in the field.

Premier league players: Kevin Wimmer (Tottenham), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Sebastian Prodl (Watford)

The Manager:  Former Switzerland international Marcel Koller.

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9. Wales

FIFA Ranking: 17

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Wales national team——–image credit: Wikimedia/Biser Todorov

After a 58-year wait, Wales will be playing their first major football tournament in Euro 2016. It is a true reflection of the brilliant manager Chris Coleman and some awesome players in the squad. They have some real quality in key positions blessed with Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams and Gareth Bale, who became the top scorer in Euro qualification with seven goals. The Wales has got an amazing team spirit and they will be certainly one of the strongest teams to win Euro 2016.

Wales in Euro: It is their first appearance in Euro.

Key player: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. Notably, he is currently the most expensive player in the world.

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Gareth Bale——–image credit: Wikimedia/Jon Candy

Premier league players: Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), Andy King (Leicester City), Ben Davies (Tottenham), James Chester (West Brom), Joe Allen (Liverpool), Ashley Williams (Swansea), James Collins (West Ham)

The manager: Chris Coleman, who took over the job in a tough situation after the death of Gary Speed in 2011. He is expecting to expand the contract beyond 2016.

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8. Portugal

FIFA Ranking: 7

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Cristiano Ronaldo for portugal——image credit: DeviantArt/iDioxy

The Portugal side is known by one name, “Cristiano Ronaldo”. He is the only one fighting almost single handedly in the team. With Cristiano’s remarkable performance in the qualifying with five goals, Portugal won seven of their eight matches. They will be the weakest side in the pot if Cristiano sustains any injury, as he did in 2014 World Cup. Portugal have reached at-least the quarter finals in last five European Championships. So, eyes on the Portuguese side as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is craving for international success.

Portugal in Euro: Their most remarkable achievement was in 2004, where they became runner-up. They were beaten by Greece on their home soil. The Portuguese side also played semi-finals in 2000 and 2012.

Key player: Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is the top goal scorer for the Portugal with 56 goals. He also scored three hat-tricks in Euro. It will be his forth appearance in this tournaments.

Premier League players: Jose Fonte, Cedric Soares (Southampton), Eder (Swansea)

The Manager: Fernando Santos, 61 who has won his first seven competitive games in charge of Portugal. He has a bright history of coaching career. He led FC Porto winning five major titles.

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7. Poland

FIFA Ranking: 34

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Poland national team———image credit: Wikimedia/Piotr Drabik

Poland were the top scorers in the Euro qualification with 33 goals. The team possesses world class goal machine, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski. He is currently the most potent center-forward in the world. He scored a stunning 13 goals in the qualification, which is no one ever did. Poland will be making a big impact in Euro 2016. If Robert Lewandowski continues to maintain his form, it will be anything possible for Poland.

Poland in Euro: It is their third consecutive appearance in UEFA European Championship. They finished at group stage in last two Euros.

Key player: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski. He is undoubtedly the best number nine in the world. He scored 28 goals in 30 matches for his club and nation this season. He has been in a great shape of playing destructive football. Hopefully, Euro 2016 will be his place.

Premier league player: Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)

The manager: The former Polish international, Adam Nawalka was appointed as manager in October 2013. Euro 2016 will be his first away tournament.

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6. Italy

FIFA Ranking: 15

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Italy national team———image credit: Wikimedia/Biser Todorov

The four-time World Cup champions, Italy is one of the strongest teams to win Euro 2016. They were unbeaten in the Euro qualification with seven wins and three draws in their ten games. The Azzurri’s defence is fortified with Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Cheillini and Leonardo Bonucci. They have also got a hugely talented midfield which is boasted with Andrea Pirlo and Marco Verratti. But, the main problem of Italian side is they lack strikers. Still, Granziano Pelle had shown some prospects with his three qualifying goals. Euro 2016 will be a great challenge for the Azzurri.

Italy in Euro: They won their first Euro title at home in 1968. They are also the finalist in 2000 and 2012 Euro. They failed twice to pass the  group stage (1996, 2004).

Key player: the great Lev Yashin award winner, Gianluigi Buffon. He is literally a unbreakable wall between the post. Moreover, he is the most experienced player of the side. He is the most capped player in Italian football (156).

Premier league players: Matteo Darmain (Manchester United), Granziano Pelle (Southampton)

The manager: the former Juventus coach, Antonio Conte. He replaced Cesare Prandelli after Italy’s failure to pass the group stage in 2014 World cup in Brazil.

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5. England

FIFA Ranking: 9

Roy Hodgson’s men were unbeaten in their Euro qualification. The England team also showed some tremendous prospects in international friendlies. They grabbed a subsequent win over an emotional France and are in a good shape. England team have plenty of individual talents. Forwards like Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane performed extraordinary. But, the persistent worries continue over the form of all-time top scorer Wayne Rooney. Roy Hodgson is planning to introduce numerous combinations at the mid-field since the last World Cup. He tried a completely new one in the match against France and it worked properly. England is a youthful team now and showing some good football. So, let’s see, what England team will bring us in upcoming Euro 2016 in France.

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Wayne Rooney in action———image credit: Wikimedia/Илья Хохлов

England in Euro: England placed 3rd of the four finalist in 1968. As the host of Euro 96, the English reach semi-finals for the first time in Euro. In Euro 2012, they performed their best at the foreign soil, after being unbeaten they lost on penalties in quarter-final against Italy.

Key player: Wayne Rooney is the main key player for England. He scored seven goals in the qualification and still can do a lot for England.

The manager: the 68-year old, Roy Hodgson will the England boss. It will be his third major tournament for England. He has a glorious background of managing 14 clubs and 4 national teams.

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4. Belgium

FIFA Ranking: 1

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Belgium National team——image credit: Wikimedia/Erik Drost

They are the top at FIFA ranking and studded with one of the most talented generations of players. Belgium is undoubtedly is one of the strongest teams to win Euro 2016. The team’s performance was dignified by some amazing players like Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku. It is very hard to find holes in the Belgium squad. They only lack experience for playing at the biggest stage of football. However, their last year world cup performances were overwhelming, going out in the quarterfinals 1-0 to Argentina.

Belgium in Euro: They are qualified for Euro 2016 for the first time since 2002. Belgium were the runner-up in 1980 and stood 3rd in 1972.

Key player: No, it’s not Eden Hazard anymore, it is Kevin de Bruyne, who scored five goals and made three assists in the qualification.

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Kevin de Bruyne ———image via: wikipedia/Erik Drost

Premier league players: Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Tody Alderweireld, Nacer Chadli and Jan Vertonghen (all Tottenham), Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent Kompany (both Manchester City), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Christian Benteke, Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi (all Liverpool), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United)

The manager: Marc Wilmots, the Belgium manager will celebrate four years in charge next June. He took Belgium to the quarter-finals of 2014 world cup.

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3. France

FIFA Ranking: 25

They would have been second in the list of top 10 strongest teams to win Euro 2016. But, the recent scandal in which star striker Karim Benzema being charged with blackmailing his team-mate Mathieu Valbuena, will put France at third. Benzema will possibly miss Euro 2016. That will not be very concerning for the French, because the team is studded with many other stars. Real Madrid defender Rafael Varane, Juventus mid fielder Paul Pogba, Bayern’s Kingsley Coman, Athletico’s Antoine Griezmann, all are thirsty for international success. Every player in the French team is in incredible form and they eagerly want to keep the Euro cup at home. France are always favourite in Euro with their dynamic and athletic midfield.

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French superstar, Paul Pogba———-image credit: youtube.com/Ultimate Football

France in Euro: France is the last host nation to win the Euro title in 1984. They are also the winner of Euro 2000. Euro 2016 will be their seventh successive European championships.

Key player:  It is Blaise Matuidi. There are many other French players to play the key role, but Matuidi is the main driving force in the French mid-field.

Premier league players: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Oliver Giroud, Mathieu Debuchy, Laurent Koscielny (all Arsenal), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Morgan Schneiderlin, Anthony Martial (both Manchester Unioted), Bacary Sagna, Eliaquim Mangala (both Manchester City), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).

The manager: Didier Deschamps led France to the world cup quarter-finals in 2014. As a player, Deschamps captained France to victory at 1998 world cup and Euro 2000. It will be a great challenge ahead of him in Euro 2016.

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2. Spain

FIFA Ranking: 3

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Euro 2012 winner Spain ———–image credit: Wikimedia/Илья Хохлов

Spain’s exit in 2014 World cup ended their long term international dominance, but there is no reason to believe that Spain is least favourite in this upcoming Euro 2016. The Spanish side won Euro 2012 by obliterating Italy in the final. The Spanish boss Vicente del Bosque has grown a huge pool of young talents, which include Dani Carvajal, Hector Bellerin, Alvaro Morata, Paco Alcacer etc. The Spanish midfield is graced with Iniesta, Koke, Cazorla, David Silva. They finished top in Group C qualification with nine wins. But the team is no longer as likely to overwhelm the best opposition as they did before. VDB mentioned his side is “practically a finished article”. So, let’s see, what  new generation brings for the Spanish side.

Spain in Euro: They won Euro championship in 1964, 2008 and 2012. It will be their 10th appearance in Euro.

Key player: The 29-year-old, Manchester City playmaker, David Silva will be the key for Spain. He usually roams around the pitch to operate in pockets of space and creates numerous opportunities.

Premier league players: Davis Silva (Manchester City), Diego Coasta, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro (all Chelsea), David de Gea and Juan Mata (Manchester United), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)

The manager: Vicente del Bosque is bigwig of Spanish team since 2008. The world cup winner marked a national record of 100th match in charge of Spain in June 2015.

1. Germany

FIFA Ranking: 4

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German national team after winning 2014 FIFA World cup—–image credit: Wikimedia/Agência Brasil

The current world champions are bursting with talented players and must be considered at no. 1 in the list of top 10 strongest teams to win Euro 2016. The German team is blessed with world class players like Scweinsteiger, Ozil, Reus, Gotze and Muller. All of them have elevated football in a new level after winning 2014 world cup defeating Argentina in the final. The German mid-field with Toni Kross , Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil, is the most devastating in the world. Germany is the most balanced team now and they are determined to win their 4th Euro title.

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Germany in Euro: Germany won European Championship three times, in 1972, 1980 and 1996. They are the semifinalist of Euro 2012, where they lost by 2-1 to a Balotelli-inspired Italy.

Key player: Thomas Muller, the “German Goal-machine” without any doubt, is the key for Germany. He scored 31 goals in his 70 appearances for Germany. Muller received the Silver Boot for being 2nd top scorer (5 goals) in 2014 world cup.

Premier league players: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United), Emre Can (Liverpool)

The manager: Joachim Low, the mastermind of Germany’s 2014 world cup triumph is still managing Germany. He must be targeting to fulfill all major titles as a head coach.

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Top 10 Greatest Female Wrestlers in WWE

Like any other sports in the world, WWE wrestling is also dominated by men. Although, the game is distinguished by the male wrestlers, women wrestlers are taking part and making a good impact now a days. The female wrestlers not only dominate other women in the ring, they also stand to fight against the men wrestlers. The revolution of female wrestling didn’t happen over night. It took years to be so impactful into the ring. There are hundreds of female wrestlers who have tried to make their mark into the WWE era. Today, we will bring some of them mentioning as the greatest female wrestlers in WWE history.

Wrestling is a tough game. The wrestlers should have to be toughest enough to survive into the ring. Famous female wrestlers compete equally with the strong males to reign the wrestling world. The female wrestling is also very entertaining among the wrestling fans. Here is the list of top 10 greatest female wrestlers in WWE. Just scroll through the list and find your favourite female wrestlers.

Top 10 Greatest Female Wrestlers in WWE

All these 10 female wrestlers are supremely talented, strong and tough, who don’t rely on their intense sex appeal and looks. All of them have fought hard to prove themselves worthy of being the greatest. The list was made not considering their hottest looks, but their performance and success and in- ring abilities. So, here is the top 10 greatest female wrestlers in WWE.

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10. Stacy Keibler

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Stacy Keibler ——image credit: Wikimedia/www.lukeford.net

With the most beautiful legs in the wrestling history, Stacy Keibler is also one of the greatest female wrestlers in WWE. She was also considered as the most beautiful female wrestler. Stacy Keibler started her wrestling career at the age of 19. While attending at school, Keibler acted as a WCW’s nitro girl. She also performed as a cheerleader for Baltimore Ravens. She continued to be a successful female wrestler in WCW under the name of Miss Hancock. She earned many achievements at WWE too and there she became the Champion Diva. At WWE, she wrestled divas like Gail Kim and Jillian Hill and guided the careers of The Hurricane and Scott Steiner. She left WWE in 2006 and eventually ended up as a participator in TV’s “Dancing with the Stars” program.

9. Sensational Sherri Martel

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Sensational Sherri Martel———-image credit: https://www.youtube.com/MisterMoop

Sherri Martel spent most of her wrestling career in AWA. There she used to kick the head and pull the hair of Candi Devine, Madusa Miceili and anyone who got in her way. Sensational Sherri achieved AWA Women’s Championship three times. Her name has been inducted in 2006 World Wrestling Hall of Fame. She defeated The Fabulous Moolah at her WWE debut in 1987. She managed many famous wrestlers like Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase and Shawn Michaels. Sherri Martel retired from wrestling in 2006. The greatest female wrestler died at her mother’s residence in Alabama the next year.

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8. Torrie Wilson

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Torrie Wilson——-image credit: Wikimedia/Airman 1st Class Nicholas Pilch

Torrie Wilson is an American super model and retired professional female wrestler. She achieved Golden Thong Award in 2002. In 2001, she made her appearance in WWE, where she achieved many successes. She was the most high profile figure in WWE. She has been an integral part of the all-female stable, known as “Vince’s Devils”. Wilson was regularly teamed with WCW performer Stacy Keibler. She appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine in 2003. Later in 2006, she also earned fame by popping up into FHM’s cover. Torrie Wilson retired from wrestling in 2008. She dated MLB player Alex Rodriguez from 2011 to 2015. From her early childhood, she is a Hulk Hogan fan.

7. Mickie James

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Mickie James——–image credit: Wikimedia/Tabercil

Mickie James is one of the greatest female wrestlers in WWE, who has got an unique combination of athleticism and power. From TNA to WWE, she has achieved many championship titles during her wrestling career. She is best remembered for her feud with Trish Stratus. Mickie James won TNA Knockout championship three times and 2013 TNA World cup with United States. She is the only female wrestler in WWE history, who won women’s championship, WWE Diva and TNA championships simultaneously. She was ranked no. 1 female wrestler in 2009 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine.

6. Mae Young

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Mae Young—–image credit: Wikimedia/Yagobo79

Mae Young is an influential pioneer of world female wrestling. She began professional wrestling in 1939 and helped to increase the popularity of female wrestling during World War II. Today, after 70 years later, she still bumps around the best wrestlers. The professional wrestling Hall of Famer has an unbelievable durability, which is the attribution of her during the Great Depression. She is the first grappler to attend wrestling events in nine different decades. Mae Young got retired from WWE in 2010 and she died in 2014 at the age of 90.

5. The Fabulous Moolah

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The Fabulous Moolah——image credit: https://www.youtube.com/WWE

Mary Lillian Ellison was better known for her ring name “The Fabulous Moolah”. She was considered as the best female wrestler for several decades. Fabulous Moolah was holding the women’s championship for nearly 30 years and became the longest reigning champion for any sport. She was the first WWF women’s champion and held the title total four times in her career. She also acted as a prominent wrestling trainer and promoter for female wrestling later in her life. The Fabulous Moolah got retired from wrestling in 2007 and died from heart attack the same year at the age of 84. She is undoubtedly one of the greatest female wrestlers in WWE.

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4. Chyna

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Chyna——-image credit: Wikimedia/pinguino k

Chyna has crossed many boundaries than any other female wrestler. She joined WWF in 1997 and was billed as “Ninth Wonder of the World”. Chyna became the first women to enter the Royal Rumble. Soon, she had made herself the number one contender to the WWF championship by defeating prominent male wrestlers like Triple H, Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho. She achieved WWF Intercontinental Championship two times in her career. She was a very dominant female wrestler during her time. Chyna has been spotted at no. 4 in our list of top 10 greatest female wrestlers in WWE.

3. Sable:

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 The retired professional wrestler, Sable began to work with WWE in 1996. She was the second WWF Women’s champion and one of the first WWE Divas. She was also the 1997 Slammy Award winner and gained much popularity as one of the greatest female wrestlers in WWE. Sable has been featured on the cover of Playboy magazine for a record three times. Sable was trained by Marc Mero and became a prolific female wrestler in WWE. She announced her retirement from WWE in 2004.

2. Lita

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Lita was a supremely agile and an incredibly talented female wrestler in WWE. She was the true evidence of “Beauty and the Beast” inside the ring. She achieved WWE Women championship four times in her career. Lita is considered as one of the most successful female wrestlers in the history of WWE. Her name was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. Lita vs Trish Stratus was regarded as the best women’s matches in WWE. After her retirement in 2006, Lita formed the Punk Rock band named “The Luchagors” and released her debut album in 2007.

1. Trish Stratus:

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Trish Stratus is the greatest female wrestler in WWE. She is an unique combination of beauty, power and rare skills into the rings. She won WWE women’s championship a total seven times, which made her the most successful female wrestler. She was also awarded the “Diva of the Decade” and “WWE Babe of the year” three times. She managed several famous wrestlers such as Kurt Angle, Christian, Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy and Triple H. Besides wrestling, she appeared on the cover of numerous magazines, which earned her enormous popularity. She got retired in 2006 and now engaged in social welfare works.

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Top 10 Worst Sports Injuries of All-time

Sports is the principle medium of entertainment throughout the world. It is the perfect way to keep the body fit. It also helps to maintain a healthy mental status. But it is a fact that sometimes injuries occur, making it hard to lead a healthy life. Every year, there are around 30 million people are participating in sporting events all over United States. Among them 3 million sustain serious physical injuries, which are well enough to ruin their career. Especially, some specific sports, which require physical contact such as American football or rugby are expected to result in a higher number of worst sports injuries. However, all kinds of sports have the potential to cause injury either from overuse or misuse of the different body parts.

Today, we will be mentioning some of the gruesome injuries in sport’s history. The injuries may have been regarded as the series of unfortunate events. Perhaps, it’s the high time to show what real sports injuries look like. In this article, we will be talking about arm bending, knee twisting, dislocated elbows, which eventually resulted in the end of career for the athletes.

Warning: The article you are about to read is about horrific sports injuries. It will be better for a weak hearted person to avoid the content and stop here.

Top 10 Worst Sports Injuries of All-time

10. Navorro Bowman

Sport: American Football

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Sustained injuries: Torn ACL/MCL

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Navorro Bowman injury—————-image credit: Wikimedia/D.W. Hartwig

The San Francisco 49ers player, Navorro Bowman suffered the nastiest knee injury American football fans had ever seen in real time. it was in 2014 NFC Championship, when San Francisco 49ers was playing against the Seattle Seahawks. The 2013-14 Pro Bowl Selection, Navorro Bowman recorded 145 tackles and five sacks for the 49ers in that NFL season before tearing his ACL and MCL of left knee. The injury he sustained could have been much more worse, but still he underwent surgery. Bowman is expected to recover soon and will come back to join his teammates.

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9. Rashad Johnson

Sport: American Football

Team: Arizona Cardinals

Sustained injury: Severed finger tip

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It isn’t so familiar for an athlete to lose a finger while playing, even in American football. But after all, as it is American football, anything can happen during the terrible collision. Cardinals’ Rashad Johnson severed his middle finger tip during the 3rd week of 2013-14 NFL season, when he jammed it into the ground. However, Johnson primarily thought his finger was caught in an opponent’s facemask. Later, he found that his gloves wasn’t torn or ripped and it was probably due to his mistimed landing on the ground. The Arizona Cardinals came out with special foam finger for him as soon as possible which had ripped of tip of middle finger to show some solidarity. The injury is considered as one of the worst sports injuries in American football.

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8. Tim Hudson

Sport: Baseball

Team: Atlanta Braves

Sustained injury: Broken ankle

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Atlanta Braves’ starting pitcher Tim Hudson was covering the first base on a ground ball. Then suddenly, Eric Young Jr. when trying to beat out the throw, he unintentionally stepped on Hudson’s ankle. Due to that massive physical blow, his ankle went bend in a disturbing manner and he was sent out of the field with a stretcher. His injury is spotted among the worst sports injuries of all time. Before sustaining that massive ankle injury, Tim Hudson was recorded to catch the ball from Freddie Freeman.

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7. Kevin Ware

Sport: Basketball

Team: Louisville Cardinals

Sustained injury: Broken leg

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Broken leg is a common sports injury and it occurs every now and then especially in Basketball. But, the Kevin Ware’s case was different as the accident would follow him for the rest of his career. The mishap occurred during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, when Ware was about to contest a three point attempt in the first half of Louisville’s Elite Eight matchup against the Dukes. Kevin Ware broke his leg landing awkwardly and found his leg snapped at a right angle. His broken tibia pierced through the skin, making it as one of the most gruesome sports injuries.

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6. Clint Malarchuk

Sport: Ice hockey

Team: Buffalo Sabres

Sustained injury: Lacerated Throat

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The accident took place on March 22, 1989. The Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk experienced a nasty collision in front of his net. The skate went Malarchuk’s jugular when the two players were fighting each others. Soon the ice was covered with his blood poured from his neck. The injury Malarchuk sustained was one of the life threatening worst sports injuries. He was promptly carried out to the hospital where he received around 300 stitches in the severed neck. After Malarchuk’s injury, all ice hockey goalies are now required to wear neck protection.

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5. Wilis McGahee

Sport: American football

Team: University of Miami Hurricanes

Sustained injuries: Torn ACL, MCL and PCL

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Wilis McGahee injury———image credit: https://www.youtube.com/nighthawk101

Willis McGahee sustained a college-career ending injury in the 2002 National Championship  game. With 12 minutes remaining at the clock, he caught a screen pass at the half field and tried to juke back with the ball. Then suddenly, he faced a massive tackle around the 40-yard line by an Ohio State defender. As a consequence, McGahee’s leg bent under the weight of the pile up and all the major ligaments of his knee were torn instance. The game was set to be his final as a college athlete before he was later drafted in NFL by the the Buffalo Bills.

 4. Jessica Dube

Sport: Figure Skating

Nation: Canada

Sustained injury: Lacerated cheek

Figure skating is a beautiful game to watch. The game mesmerizes millions of viewers all over the world. Even this charming game on ice isn’t free from unfortunate injuries. Here is Jessica Dube of Quebec, Canada, who sustained one of the most horrible sports injuries. She won several figure skating championships along with his partner. They also represented Canada at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic games. The accident occurred in February, 2007, when the partner Bryce Davison’s skate blade went through Dube’s face at the Four Continent Championship in Colorado Springs. Jessica Dube was taken to hospital immediately and bleeding was stopped by giving 83 stitches on her left cheek. Later, she was treated for post-traumatic stress disorder. After recovering from the injury, she returned to the ice with the same partner. Jessica Dube’s accident stands at no. 4 in our list of top 10 worst sports injuries of all-time.

3. Steve Moore

Sport: Ice hockey

Team: Colorado Avalanche

Sustained injury: Broken vertebrae

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It was in March 8, 2004, when Colorado Avalanche was playing a very close game against the Vancouver Canucks. The match ended with the Avalanche forward Steve Moore being carried off on a stretcher. Canucks’ Todd Bertuzzi was the main culprit behind that incident. He skated onto the ice, then grabbed Moore’s jersey and punched him in the head. As a result, Moore’s motionless body smashed onto the ice with Bertuzzi on top of him and again rest of the players went after Bertuzzi. As a consequence, Steve Moore sustained three broken vertebrae, facial concussion and laceration. The injury ended his career and he filed a criminal assault charges against Todd Bertuzzi.

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2. Mike Cameron

Sport: Baseball

Team: New York Mets

Sustained injuries: Broken nose and jaw

The accident occurred when the New York Mets’ outfielders Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran ran full speed to catch a pop fly and ended up in a massive collision in the air. The entire ballpark went silent and the medics immediately moved forward. Mike Cameron took off the field with broken nose and several other fractures which required surgery. On the other hand, Beltran suffered only a minor injury with concussion and minimal facial abrasion following that collision. It was one of the worst sports injuries sustained by the athletes. It was also the most violent outfield collision in baseball.

 1. Joe Theismann

Sport: American football

Team: Washington Redskins

Sustained injury: Broken leg

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The number 1 in our list of top 10 worst sports injuries of all time is the Joe Theismann’s broken leg incident. It is one of many examples of why the NFL quarterbacks require so much toughness in the field. The accident occurred in 18 November, 1985. The Redskins’ quarterback Theismann was dropped back inside the pocket to throw a pass. There he met Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, whose knee came down on Theismann’s right leg, breaking both tibia and fibula in a nasty way. Following the injury, Theismann was forced to retire from NFL at 36 and remains shorter than his left leg. The Theismann injury later bore a great significance becoming the principle reason why the left tackle is paid so high, in order to protect the quarterback at all costs available. Thus, American football is more susceptible to injuries than any other sports. The footballers need to acquire a extreme physique here. Moreover, American football is the most popular sports in United States.

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WWE Superstar John Cena Wallpapers HD

John Cena is an American professional wrestler and an actor signed to WWE. He is a very popular action figure at the television. The majority of the reputation he has earned by fighting inside the ring. John Cena has achieved 24 championships which include 12 WWE championships and 3 World Heavyweight championships. He is the most decorated wrestler in history of WWE. John Cena has been regarded as “The Face of WWE” for a long time. Besides Wrestling and acting, he is also a hip-hop musician and rapper. His debut album “You can’t see me” was a block buster hit in the market. We have collected some of the best John Cena wallpapers HD, so that you can download easily from here. So, here they are-

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Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Coaches in 2016


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NFL (National Football League) is a billion-dollar industry. It is the most popular American football league watched throughout the world. It is a very profitable sports business for the concerning authority. It seems that everyone involved with NFL is filling their pockets, except the NFL players. Some of the assistant coaches in NFL earn in millions and most of them receive annual salaries comparable to major players in NFL. The NFL franchises themselves are worth hundreds of millions, which they get from ticket sales, memorabilia and numerous team endorsements. Ultimately, they enlist their names as highest paid NFL coaches with the enormous amount of money.

The NFL teams provide their head-coaches with a sky-high salary, which is four-times that of their staff. The NFL teams invest a huge amount of money in their head coaches. The coaches make themselves worthy by years of experience, records and winning potentials. In this article, The Sportyghost team brings to you top 10 highest paid NFL coaches in 2016.

Top 10 highest paid NFL coaches in 2016

NFL is the top platform of American football. Every NFL franchise wants to get the most experienced and best-of-all head coach. This is the most important part of team’s management and they have pay a huge in this case. Here is the list of top 10 highest paid NFL coaches in 2016. Just scroll down and find who is the highest paid NFL head coach in 2016?

10. Chip Kelly, San Francisco 49ers

6 million/year

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The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly as a new head coach on 14 January, 2016. They signed him a four-year deal which is worth of $24 million. There are some interesting aspect of this new signing. Chip Kelly is still getting paid by his previous team, Philadelphia Eagles. If the Eagles were paying him $7 million this season, The 49ers would be left paying him $1 million. So, he will still make $13 million, from which $12 million will be paid by San Francisco 49ers, making him one of the highest paid NFL coaches in 2016.


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9. Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers

Estimated $6 million/year

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The Green Bay Packers signed Mike McCarthy to a multi-year extension in 2014. The contract will keep the NFL’s longest-tenured general manager-coach combination healthy upto 2018. According to Forbes, McCarthy will earn $6 million annual salary. The income will move him into a tax bracket much closure to Pete Carroll and Sean Payton and other highest paid NFL coaches. In order to give him the full benefit of the contract, Packers may increase his weekly salaries in an undisclosed manner.

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8 acheter du cialis belgique. Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals

$6 million/year

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Coach Bruce Arians signed a four-year contract extension with the Cardinals in 2015, which is technically keeping him through the 2019 season of NFL. According to the contract, he will earn approximately $6 million annually. He is one of the top NFL coaches. Arians became AP Head Coach of the year in 2014. He also won most of the games with Cardinals in his first two seasons as a head coach.

7. Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys

$6 million/year

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Jason Garrett is a famous American football coach and acting as a head coach of Dallas Cowboys since 2010. In 2015, Jason made a five-year contract extension with the team. The contract would worth of $30 million, which will leave him $6 million as an annual salary. He led the Cowboys to the playoff in the last season of NFL for the first time since 2009. The Dallas Cowboys won the NFC East beating Detroit Lions in the wild-card round under the management of Jason Garrett. He stands at no. 7 in top 10 highest paid NFL coaches in 2016.

6. Jeff Fisher, Los Angeles Rams

$7 million/year

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The current head-coach of Los Angeles Rams, Jeff Fisher net worth is estimated over $16 million. Most of his earnings come from the NFL salary, which is $7 million per year. He signed a five-year contract with the Rams in 2012 worth of $35 million. He also served as a head coach in Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. The former Super Bowl Champion, Jeff Fisher serves as a co-chairperson in NFL competition committee.

5. John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens

$7 million/year

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After winning the Super Bowl championship in 2013, Baltimore Ravens signed him a multiyear contract extension.  According to his signing, John Harbaugh will get around $12 million as a salary. His contract extension allows him to earn more than $7 million in 2016, though he ought to get $3 million. He has a cap hits of $4 million last year. After the Super Bowl victory, Ravens are committed to hold Harbaugh for a longer time.

4. Andy Reid, Kansas City

$7.5 million/year

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The Kansas City head-coach Andy Reid is the 4th highest paid NFL coaches in 2016. He has been managing The Kansas City since 2013 and made a five-year contract. According to the salary scheme, Andy receives a total $37.5 million during his time with the city. The deal left him annual salary of $7.5 million. He is the NFC champion in 2004 and AP Coach of the year in 2002.

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3. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots

$7.5 million/year

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He is considered as the longest tenured head coach in the history of NFL. Bill receives an annual salary of $7.5 million from the Patriots. Bill Belichick net worth in 2016 is estimated around $35 million and he is at 3rd spot in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL coaches in 2016. He is the two-time NFC Champion and seven-time AFC champion. He also won NFL Super Bowl 6 times in his coaching career, making him one of the winningest NFL coaches of all time.

2. Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

$8 million/year

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Sean Payton is a former American football player and the head coach of New Orleans Saints. He has been managing the New Orleans since 2006. He signed a five year contract with the team in 2012. According to the deal, he will earn a total $40 million and $8 million annually for five years. He has also earned a cap hit of $8 million per year in 2016. He stands at no. 2 in our list of highest paid NFL coaches in 2016.  Sean Payton will be a free agent in 2018, if the Saints don’t extent the contract.

1. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks

$8+ million/year

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Pete Carroll is the head coach and executive vice president of Seattle Seahawks. Carroll has signed a contract extension following Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory in 2014. The contract will keep him with the Seahawks through the NFL season of 2016. His five-year contract upto 2014 would let him earn a total $35 million, before his 2-year contract extension. His annual salary is reportedly bumped from $7 million to $8+ million in 2016. His  annual earning salary also includes signing bonus, roster bonus, restructure bonus and workout bonus. Pete Carroll is one of the top NFL coaches in the world.

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Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers in 2016

WWE is the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world. WWE is a privately controlled entertainment company, which draws the attention of millions of viewers to see the wrestling superstars performing in the ring. The WWE fans use to cheer on their favorites while boo their opponents at the WWE stage. WWE always maintains a perfect balance between violent fights and breaking the seriousness with some comedy. WWE is an ideal place to be thrilled and amused as well. The fighters of WWE have to keep their bodies in top shape to perform dangerous stunts in the ring. There are many, who don’t want to consider pro-wrestling as a sport at all. But it is quite a challenge for the performers to induce some adrenalin rush in viewers’ vein. In fact, it is the most exciting sport in the world. We did some research on highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2016 and we’ll focus on that here in this article.

Top 10 Highest Paid WWE Wrestlers in 2016

The WWE wrestlers earn a huge salary just like any other high-profile sports player. WWE wrestlers are the true performers in sports. They also get a smart payment from this huge entertainment business. It is notable that, in 2014, WWE earned around $542.6 million revenue from this business worldwide. The average wrestler on main roster makes around $500,000 per year while the top WWE superstars make well into the seven-figure range salary. The WWE wrestlers’ basic salary list has been leaked online. So, it’s been a great opportunity for us to brings you the list of top 10 highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2016.

10. Dolph Ziggler: $900,000

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Dolph Ziggler earns around $900,000 annual salary from WWE in 2016, Which makes him one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers. He is in a three-year contract with the company. WWE pays his accommodation and travel cost. He has been named Rolling Stone’s “WWE Wrestler of the Year” in 2014. He joined WWE in 2004 and since then he is quite satisfied with the company. He made $540,000 annual salary from WWE in 2014. His income is increasing exponentially with his popularity. He is very athletic inside the ring and achieved many awards. But, recently he is displeased with his position at Royal Rumble. His frustration should be taken seriously. Possibly, he’s signaling to increase his annual salary once again this year.

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9. Ray Mysterio: $985,000

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The Mexican-American professional wrestler, Ray Mysterio jr. has made $985,000 annually as salary on a five-year contract with WWE. Besides his salary, Ray also received a four percent bonus money from travel, high merchandise sales and accommodation purposes. His high-flying style earned him enormous fame in United States. Ray Mysterio net worth in 2016 is around $8.5 million, most of which he earned from WWE since 2001. His career has been embarrassed because of the unfortunate death of his opponent, Aguayo Ramirez in 2015, who died from an injury during a match against Mysterio. He also lost some reputation in his fans for charging $20,000 for indie signing appearances. However, Ray Mysterio is a king of mystery in WWE.

8. Big Show: $1.2 million

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Big Show has earned $1.2 million annual salary from WWE in his three-year contract. The WWE provides him with a tour bus for his personal transportation. You may ask, why bus? The answer is, the Plane would be a problem for someone as big as Big show. The net worth of Big Show in 2016 is $20 million. He is a certified seven-time world champion and one of the most fascinating WWE wrestlers. He has a luxurious mansion in Tampa, which costs over $680,000. His estimated salary in 2014 was $1 million. He is also very popular figure in television and movies. Big Show acted in several movies such as The waterboy, Star Trek: Enterprise . He also appeared in some TV shows like Royal Pain and Burn Notice. It’s clear that, the wrestler knows the way to make money.

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7. Sheamus: $1.3 million

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With $1.3 million annual WWE salary, Sheamus is at no. 7 in the list of top 10 highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2016. He has signed a five-year contract, which permits him free travel and accommodation. He gets around $516,667 as a bonus and winning titles. He is the first Irish-born WWE champion in the history. The market value of Sheamus in 2016 is about $7,750, 000. He is a dominant powerful wrestler in WWE. Since 2013, he has managed to earn $10,263,514 as net worth with an expected payroll of $1,782,500. With this high-profile salary and a pretty good friendship with Triple H, Sheamus is a dangerous offender to go head-to-head against the best wrestlers in WWE.

6. Randy Orton: $1.6 million

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Randy Orton has earned huge popularity along with a healthy financial status. He signed contract with WWF in 2001. Now, he is making around $1.6 million as an annual salary from the company. Randy Orton net worth in 2016 is now estimated over $9 million, while in 2012 it was $6 million. He is in a five-year contract with WWE and also gets a percentage from sales, travel and accommodation. He gets a share in PPV revenue, which contributes to his income. However, there is a controversy surrounding his involvement of using steroids. He will be certainly paid more if he gets himself out of all the criticism.

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5. Brock Lesner: $2 million

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WWE pays him $2 million as an annual salary in 2016, which makes Brock Lesner as one of the highest paid wrestlers in WWE. According to his two-year contract with WWE, he gets 3.25% additional bonus for the high merchandise sales and free travels. Brock Lesner net worth in 2016 is around $12.5 million, most of which he earned performing at WWE ring. Brock earned $400,000 from UFC 100 championship in 2009, where he gathered the highest selling PPV in UFC history (1,600,000 buys). The 2012 contract value he signed with WWE was worth of $5,000,000. Last year, in 2011, the wrestler pocketed $5,300,000 from the PPV bonuses and bout salaries. He is a four-time World Heavy-weight championship and most marketable wrestler in WWE.

4. Triple H: $2.12 million

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Triple H—–image credit: Wikimedia/David Seto

Triple H makes $2.12 million per year from WWE as a professional wrestler according to his five-year contract deal. Currently, he is the chief operating officer of WWE, which added a huge bulk of earnings. Triple H net worth in 2016 is estimated over $25 million. His WWE stocks is valued over $1,500,000, while his talent contract earnings is $1,000,000. In 2016, Triple H has earned a hooping $675,126 from the endorsements he made. He also got $900,167 in addition as winning bonus from all competitions. He makes his regular appearance in WWE both as a wrestler and an authority figure. The total market value of Triple H in 2016 is $900,167, making him one of the highest paid WWE wrestlers in this list.

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3. The Undertaker: $2.25 million

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Mark William Calaway, “The Undertaker” by the stage-name is the most prolific wrestler in WWE. He is the only one wrestler left since his first appearance in 1993 WWF Raw. The Undertaker gets around $2.25 million annual salary from WWE in 2016. He is at no. 4 in the list of top 10 highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2016. According to his five-year contract with WWE, he gets a 7% bonus from travel and accommodation.

His winning and other bonuses in 2016, includes $296,667 with an endorsement income of $222,500. He has earned approximately $4 million as salary from WWE with an astonishing $626,296 winning bonus. He enters as a chilling powerful deadman in the ring, which earned him a nickname “Master of Pain”. The 8-time world champion, Undertaker is worth of $4,450,000 market value in 2016.

2. John Cena: $2.75 million

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John Cena has been a professional wrestler in WWE since 2001. He helped WWE to reach a new heights. John Cena has been the franchise wrestler for WWE since 2006. He is a WWE celebrity with incredible popularity around the world. WWE pays him as much as $2.75 million per year according to his five-year contract. He pocketed around $1,166,673 from winning bonuses and also earned additional $875,000 in 2016. He already attained the status of a legend in WWE after winning 19 titles in his wrestling career. He has several contract deals with Gold’s Gym, Gilette and subway, which earn him additional $5 million annually.

John Cena’s market value is over $25,000,000 this year, which puts him at 2nd place in top 10 highest paid WWE wrestlers in 2016. He is a very hard working wrestler. John Cena could be an idol for any prospective wrestler who wants to earn the fame.

1. The Rock: $3.5 million

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson———-image credit: Wikimedia/
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The no. 1 in our list is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is the highest paid WWE wrestler in 2016. The American professional wrestler and popular Hollywood actor, The Rock has gathered a massive wealth, which is worth of $160 million. According to Forbes, in 2014, he earned $52 million from the movie paychecks. He makes roughly $3.5 million a year from WWE. He is only a part-time performer now, appearing in special occasions only.

Last year, in 2015 he earned $31.5 million from the Wrestlemania while his endorsement income was about $1,000,000. He has a luxurious mansion at Beverly Hills, California, which is worth of $4,995,000. The Rock also has dabbed in several television shows. He has made all the right moves in movies and curved out a high paying niche for his powerful acting in Fast and Furious saga and many more action films.

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Top 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson

There is hardly anyone who didn’t hear about Dwayne Johnson’s name. Although he is more familiar with the name “The Rock”, he is the one and only to become a true superstar from WWE. He is now a semi-retired professional wrestler in WWE. Dwayne the rock Johnson is best known for his stunning body physique and exceptional footlight. He is now a dominating actor in Hollywood. He has already won many hearts by his brave acting in the industry of movies. He is one of the heavyweight stars in the movies as well as in the ring. Today, we will approach to 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson. Hope you will love the facts. So, let’s not waste time.

Top 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson

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Dwayne Rock Johnson——-image credit: Wikimedia/ David Shankbone

Dwayne Johnson or “The Rock” is a very popular figure in United States. His diversified career is well enough to entrap your attention. There are many unknown Dwayne Johnson facts that you might want to know. Here they are-

10. The “Rock-Foley” duo in WWE

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Dwayne rock Johnson attained his most desirable first Tag-Team championship by making an ally with Mick Foley. It was one of the most unpredictable partnership in WWE. It is surprising to mention that, both of them started their career at the ring as enemies of each other.  Eventually, they found their common interest to dismantle the Big Show-Undertaker duo. So, they heedfully formed the most disputable tag team in WWE’s history. Their partnership was regarded as “Rock n’ Sock connection”. The “Rock-Foley” duo defeated the Big Show in 1999 segment of RAW and won the Tag team championship title for the first time.

9. “The Rock Says” is a best seller

Dwayne Johnson co-wrote an autobiography, titled “The Rock Says…”, which was published in 2000. Astonishingly the book went at no. 1 The New York Times Best Seller list and continued for several weeks. The Rock biography is based on Dwayne Johnson family legacy of wrestling. His struggles and rise in professional wrestling are also focused in the book. It is spotted at no. 9 in the list of 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson. The book went viral to every WWE fans. In fact, the book paved the way for him to be is an unquestionable superstar in WWE and later in his life.

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8. He is a former football league player

Dwayne Johnson was a professional football player before he moved into WWE. The Rock joined the Calgary Stampeders of Canadian Football League in 1995 after finishing his college. He was enrolled as a backup linebacker in the squad. During his time with the Calgary Stampeder’s, he earned $150 weekly salary. Ultimately, he was cut down from the Stampeders squad and found his home at WWE. In 2007, he returned to the Miami Orange Bowl featuring the University of Miami’s last home football game.

7. Madame Tussaud’s Museum, the 2nd home

When someone becomes extremely famous, he or she is supposed to be awarded. Dwayne Johnson is one of them who earned the legacy as a WWE wrestler and a movie star. He is a genuine legend in WWE, winning numerous WWE championships. When he entered Hollywood, after retiring from wrestling, he also achieved significant milestones as an actor. On April 2002, Dwayne Johnson wax statue was revealed at Madame Tussauds in New York as a recognition of his remarkable achievements . The Rock posed next to his newly unveiled wax statue and won millions of hearts of his fans. It is really interesting that we have selected the fact to be included in 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson.

6. His connection with the dictionary

The SmackDown” is the self proclaimed word by the Rock, which was used by him in the Thursday night special of WWE. The smackdown is a lethal blow which he supposed to land on various parts of opponent’s body. Soon it became the show of Rock himself. Smackdown show was debuted in April 1999 in WWE and finally the show originated as one of the main events. The word “smackdown” was added in the Merriam-Webster dictionary database in 2007 and stands at no. 6 in our list of 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson.

5. His wrestling names

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The Rock vs John Cena——–image credit: Wikimedia/ Simon

We all know him by his famous name “The Rock”. But, before adapting that name, he tried two other names, “Flex Kavana” and “Rocky Maivia”. He dropped Flex Kavana as WWE felt that it was suitable name for the world stage of wrestling. Then he moved to “Rocky Maivia”, combining his father and grandfather’s name. His grandfather, “High Chief” Peter Maivia was a professional wrestler, which made the Rock first third-generation wrestler in WWE. His dad, Rocky Johnson was the first black tag team champion in WWE.  He again decided to drop the name as he felt his family’s legacy might hold him back. Eventually he ended up to “The Rock” during Raw is War promo.

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4. Dwayne Johnson ethnicity

His father, Rocky Johnson is a black nova scotain origin, while his mother is of Samoan origin. Dwayne Johnson family is rich in multi-cultural heritage. He is actually an African-American descendant , who left United States with the British after the end of American revolution. He also has some Irish ancestry from his father’s side. His paternal grandparents, Lilian and James Bowles were both of African origin, while his maternal grandparents, Ofelia Fuataga and Fanene Pita Maivia were Samoan with wrestling background. Dwayne Johnson ethnicity is widely diversified and his incredible wrestling talent is inherited from both sides of his family.

 3. The Rock in Guinness book of world records

Dwayne Johnson has achieved the glory of being a powerful actor in Hollywood in a very short period of time. He acted in many Hollywood action movies. In his first feature film, “The Scorpion King”, he was paid a whopping $5.5 million, which was regarded as a world record for any actor in his first leading role. Gradually, he became a worthy successor of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is one of surprising facts about Dwayne Johnson that, he was the second choice to play the Willy Wonka role in Tim Burton’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

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2. He actually owns “the Rock”

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson———image credit: Flickr/irfan.nasir05

Dwayne Johnson generally doesn’t use his stage name “the rock” outside the wrestling circuit. Although, he rarely uses his ring name “the rock”, anyone isn’t permitted to use the name. it’s because, Dwayne Johnson is now solely owns the right of the name “the rock”. According to IMDB.com, he also owns many of his catchphrases associated with his wrestling career at WWE.

1. The Rock’s charity

Dwayne Johnson seems to be a the toughest and strongest wrestler with extreme physique in WWE. He used to give a verbal smackdown to his every opponent in the ring. The other side of the rock is totally different. Outside the ringh, he is the most sincere stars, who always shows his affection towards charity. Dwayne Johnson has donated $2 million to the University of Miami for the construction of Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center. The facts of his charity is at no. 1 in our list of 10 interesting facts about Dwayne Johnson. He also founded “Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation” in 2006 to serve the high-risk and severely ill children. He is indeed a tough man with soft heart.

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Top 10 Hottest Soccer Players in the World 2016

Definitely football is that team game which requires good coordination among all the fellow teammates. Everyone need to perform accordingly. But rivalry among hottest soccer players regarding their fashion sense has become a common thing now a days. It’s just as common as like other fields of entertainment and sports. Media as well as people all over the world create this importance to the glamour factor. The modern age football players like to step on the field with hairstyles that can make them stand apart from other teammates.

Even some of the top names are seen every now and then joining events, photo shoots and programs, some of which can turn as renowned magazine cover as sexiest footballers in the world. Soccer, in particular, probably has seen most of these glamorous faces in past decades, where the names were not limited within their skill only but also for their attractive appearance.

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Yes, you can say again, the most played sport is truly something much more than what we figured already. Arsenal player Theo Walcott prominently portrayed his hatred towards Van Persie for his drastic fashion sense. Theo named it ‘appalling clobber’ and also adds that, RVP was “Embarrassing.”

10 hottest soccer players:

I know, claiming someone from a specific field leaves some other else as hottest soccer players. But have you ever wondered who are actually the hottest footballers or you can say sexiest football players in the world 2016?

Here we’ve compiled a top 10 list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016. Obviously it’s very difficult to keep all of those preferable hottest footballers. So, hope, some of your own choices are enlisted too.

10. Xabi Alonso

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Xabi Alonso | image credit – Wikimedia/Rufus46

Xabier Alonso Olano, in short Xabi Alonso was long term famously known as the Real Madrid star and now he is with the German giants Bayern Munich. The 32-years old and yet hottest footballers is also playing for the Spanish National Football team. With his listed height of 1.83 meters, he usually plays as a midfielder for his teams. Xabi made 158 appearances and scored 4 goals from 2009 to 2014 for Real Madrid and also getting much better performance for Bayern now on. But these are not all we need to talk here about Xabi Alonso.

The Player of the year in 2003, is one of the best looking footballer among the Spanish footballers. His face is very common for some the renowned magazine covers in Europe and America too. Being one of the most earning football player in the world, Xabi has that handsome and beautiful appearance which can attract millions of his fans around the world. His sponsor deals are clear indication that he still makes the list of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

09. Cesc Fabregas

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Cesc Fabregas | image credit – Wikimedia/Jsmith11

Another Spanish player, here at number nine in our list of sexiest soccer players in th2016. The central midfielder, Cesc Fabregas plays for Chelsea in the English Premier League alongside the National Football team of Spain. He was transferred to Arsenal from Barcelona’s youth academy at the age of 16 in September 2003 and returned to Barcelona for £35 million on 15 August 2011. In June 2014, he signed for €33 million transfer fee with Chelsea.

Fabregas is widely admired for his different look almost every season. People definitely love him as a young and skillful soccer player. Even he gets price for the look, he signed a sponsorship deal with Puma in 2011 and is the brand face of the PowerCat range of football boots by Puma. He also appeared in an international ad for the Puma Power-Cat 1. Fabregas is also an honorary ambassador of ‘Show Racism the Red Card‘ for an anti-racism campaign.

08. Ignazio Abate

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Ignazio Abate | image credit – Wikimedia/Олег Дубина

Ignazio Abate is a 28 year old footballer, born in Sant’Agata de’ Goti in Italy. The right back is also a member of the National team of Italy. He also currently plays for the club, Milan. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club football. Though he has not yet received any notable honor as a professional soccer player, Abate is admired for his skill and focus on the field.

He has a huge fan base all over the world, specifically in Italy. The rising star is definitely going to become fashion icon for the rest of his career. With a height of 1.80 meters, he is undoubtedly one of our fine pick of hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

07. Olivier Giroud

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Olivier Giroud | image credit – Wikimedia/joshjdss

Olivier Giroud plays for the France National Football Team and English Premier League team Arsenal. The 28-year old striker was born in Chambéry, France. We’ve placed him at number seven in our list of top 10 hottest football players in 2016. He is listed as height of 1.92 meter. He was also named UNFP Ligue 2 Player of the Year in 2010 and achieved Ligue 2 Top Goal scorer in 2010.

The French fashion icon has a tattoo on his right arm from Psalm 23 in Latin. In 2013 Giroud stripped naked for Dieux du Stade. That time may be you can remember, a French charity calendar featuring naked sportsmen sold for charity. He also became the face of Hugo Boss and was voted as the ‘Hottest Premier League Player‘ in 2015. Though he admitted that he feels David Beckaham as an inspiration for the way he looks.

06. Sergio Ramos

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Sergio Ramos | image credit – Wikimedia/Дмитрий Неймырок

Sergio Ramos is a 28 year old footballer, born in Camas, Spain. He represents both the national team of Spain as well as plays in the position of defender for the club, Real Madrid. His accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the teams. As a player Real Madrid since 2005, he has scored 38 goals and for Spain it is 10. He obtained the honors as the La Liga Best Defender in 2014 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup Castrol Index Winner.

The Spaniard is undoubtedly a treat to the eyes with a height of 1.83 meters. He is quite something special for Madrid fans all over the world. Some of them may even believe him as sexiest football player in Real Madrid. Ramos entered a relationship with Pilar Rubio in September 2012.  As a popular game in his hometown, Ramos is a fan of Bullfighting.

05. Neymar

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Neymar | image credit – Wikimedia/Musa Raza

Neymar is a professional soccer player who represents the national team of Brazil. He is also a player on the Spanish club FC Barcelona. The 22 year old Brazilian winger is probably the next generation to replace the top two giant names Messi and Ronaldo in near future. At a very young age, Neymar has already made some amazing achievements and has shown great potential. He also the next generation fashion icon footballer and surely to be granted as one of the hottest soccer players in the world.

Apart from the many formal recognition of his great gameplay, he has been praised time again for his skill and technique. Since joining, it has been very rear for him not to create impact upon the team that he now leads. Neymar actively promotes Brazilian pop music off the field, Música sertaneja in particular. Probably you have even saw the video of dancing to a Michel Teló number in the Santos Locker room, which went viral at that time.

04. Gerard Piqué

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Gerard Piqué | image credit – Flickr/Paula RB

Gerard Piqué is a 27 year old professional soccer player, plays for the Catalan club Barcelona as well as the Spain National Football Team. As a center-back, his accomplishments are huge as a representative of both the national team and club he represents. Since joining back Barcelona, he has scored 12 goals in more than 170 matches. Pique was honored as the UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament in 2012 and La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year in 2009.

At the same time, Pique has some more fans for his great look with a height of 1.92 meters. Since early 2010, Gerard Piqué has been in a relationship with Colombian singer Shakira. The couple have two sons, Milan and Sasha. Being the face of Mango’s men’s line HE for four consecutive campaign seasons, he surely proves his presence among the hottest soccer players in the world 2016.

03. Radamel Falcao

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Radamel Falcao | image credit – youtube/Kelly Guzman

Radamel Falcao is a 28 year old footballer, who represents the national team of Columbia as well as English club Chelsea. He is sometimes nicknamed as the king of the European League. The Colombian striker was obtained the honors as the GQ Spain Sports man of the year in 2012, the Globe Best Footballer in 2012 and the Onze de Bronze in 2012.

More interestingly, Falcao is a second generation footballer, with his father having played professionally as as a defender in Colombia. With a height of 1.77 meters, he is counted as one of the sexiest football stars now a days in world football. Though his name derives from the 1980s Brazil, he prefers to use his middle name in interviews and he is partially of English descent.

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02. Mats Hummels

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Mats Hummels | image credit – Wikimedia/Pro2

Mats Julian Hummels is a German soccer player, who plays as a central defender for Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. In fact currently he is the captain in his German Bundesliga team. He came through the Bayern Munich youth academy before joining this club on loan in January 2008. He officially signed for Dortmund in February 2009 for €4 million. So far he has achieved two league titles and finished as runner up in the UEFA Champions League 2012-2013. And of course we shouldn’t forget the greatest of them all, winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 at Brazil.

Though the good looking Borrussia Dortmund defender is currently not having a good spell with his club. Anyway, Mats Hummels continues to attract the young lady football fans with his good looks and we consider him second in our list of hottest football players.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo | image credit – youtube/Fcrok7TM

Here we find our final pick, top in the list of hottest soccer players in the world. This one name, surely you were definite about, even its position. The sexiest footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo is a 29 year old professional footballer, who plays for the national team of Portugal as the captain and the richest football club Real Madrid. The arguably number one forward in the world bears the number 7 on his jersey. That’s another cause he is mostly popular by the CR7.

As a player of Real Madrid since 2009, in 176 matches, he has scored 197 goals. And for Portugal, in 118 matches since 2003, he has scored 52 goals. He has so far been awarded Three times FIFA Ballon d’Or, UEFA Best Player in Europe Award in 2013–14 and also the LFP Best Player in 2013–14.

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With a height of 1.85 meters, Cristiano Ronaldo is considered to be the hottest, in fact fittest soccer player in the world. He gets a lot of attention from the fans from around the world who often give him more credit for his look, though his achievements are not left unconsidered. There are too many sponsor deals with the Portuguese striker, which eventually determines his craze outside the field is not less than with the ball on field. True sports fanatics are, however, can be trusted to keep the glamour balanced for such sexiest footballers in the world 2016.

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Top 10 Hottest WWE Divas in 2016

WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc) is an entertainment company in United states. The company primarily deals with professional wrestling. The company generates a huge revenue every year from wrestling as well as films, music and direct product sales. It is one of the best world wrestling promotions in the world. WWE has produced many famous wrestlers over the years, including male and female. The WWE girls have always provided a welcome diversion of the taste of wrestling. The seductive hottest divas in WWE alter the traditional scene of men constantly throwing each other around the ring. In this article, we bring you the list of top 10 hottest WWE divas in 2016.

Top 10 Hottest WWE Divas in 2016

All in this WWE divas list are gorgeous in their own ways. The women in the ring have always been a most desirable picture of beauty. In the list of top 10 hottest WWE divas in 2016, I might have miss one or two. Please, feel free to comment about the list. Your valuable opinions are always welcome.

10. Natalya

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Natalya in WWE—-image credit: Wikimedia/ Miguel Discart

Natalie Katherine is a Canadian-American professional female wrestler. Currently, she is in WWE acting under the nickname “Natalya”. She is the 3rd generation of famous Hart wrestling family. She was trained under her uncles Ross and Bruce Hart. She has a gorgeous beauty, which is well enough to impress the public even out of the ring. She is a super-girl in wrestlemania. Her perfect body fitness combines with agility to give her a mesmerizing look. Natalya achieved WWE Divas championship in 2010.

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9. Layla

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Her full name is Layla Young and she is an English professional wrestler. In ECW, she formed a dance troup with Brooke Adams and Kelly Kelly. In 2008, she was drafted to RAW , where she won WWE Women Championship for the first time in 2010. Layla also won WWE Divas Championship in 2012, after coming back from injury. She has amazing curves and moves. Her intense beauty was focused on the cover of first issue of Liquid magazine. Her alluring and graceful gesture placed her at no. 9 in our list of top 10 hottest WWE divas in 2016.

8. AJ Lee

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AJ Lee———image credit: www.youtube.com/Andrew AttitudeERAFAN

The former WWE Divas Champion has got an elegant personality. She is a record three-time WWE Divas Champion and also won the Diva of the year award twice. After signing contract with WWE in 2009, AJ Lee was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). She won the hearts of WWE fans with her prettiness. Soon, she became one of the hottest Divas in WWE. She was greatly inspired by the female WWE wrestlers in her childhood. However, she also took part in WWE NXT, which is a very popular wrestling program. She finished 3rd in that competition.

7. Lana

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Lana featuring Alexander Rusev——-image credit: Wikimedia/Miguel Discart

Lana is the professional wrestling manager of WWE superstar Alexander Rusev. The pair also appeared in WWE NXT program, where Lana became Rusev’s social ambassador using a Russian accent. She has got a striking beauty and gorgeous look, which made her one of the hottest WWE divas in the wrestlemania. Lana was engaged to Rusev last year. The pair is compared to Ivan and Ludmilla Drago, the characters featured in Rocky IV in 1985.

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6. Renee Young

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Renee Young is a Canadian sports broadcaster and professional female wrestler. She began working for the Score television network in 2009. She later signed with WWE in professional wrestling promotion and became one of the beautiful WWE girls. Young’s majestic and sometimes comedic personality shines through her career. She built her reputation by interviewing high profile talents such as The Rolling Stones, Randy Orton and Big Show.

5. Paige

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Paige in the ring———image credit: Wikimedia/Anton

Two-time WWE Divas Champion, Paige stands at no. 5 in the list of top 10 hottest WWE divas in 2016. She is the youngest Divas champion at the age of 21 in the history of WWE. Paige became the only Diva in WWE holding both the NXT women championship and WWE Divas championship. She stunned the world at her debut match by defeating AJ Lee, which made her one of the prominent wrestlers. She charmed the world with her endless glamour and appeal. Paige is a professional stunner in the ring of WWE.

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4. Rosa Mendes

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Rosa Mendes—-image credit: Wikimedia/Gregory Davis

She is a Canadian professional wrestler and former ring announcer and model girl. She is very courageous lady and better known for some bolt acts. Initially, she grabbed the spotlight after engaging in a problem with the security guards at WWE. Later, she was offered to do an internship in WWE and now she is one of the top 10 hottest WWE Divas in the list. Rosa managed former Tag Team champions Epico and Primo. She won Slammy award, Queen of FCW and Ohio Valley Wrestling women’s championship.

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3. Brie Bella

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Brie Bella is the one-half of dazzling Bella Twins in Wrestlemania. She was debuted on SmackDown in 2008. The twins defeated their first competitor, Victoria by “Twin Magic”, a special move in which Brie and her identical sister, Nikki secretly switched places during matches. This devious hoax helped Brie to defeat Eve and win her first WWE Divas championship. Both the twins are symbol of eye-catching gorgeousness. Brie had recently got married to former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. They got the couple of the year award in 2013 and 2014.

 2. Eva Marie

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Eva Marie——–image credit: Wikimedia/Miguel Discart

Natalie Marie Coyle aka Eva Marie is the flame-haired hottest wrestling Diva. She earned her a name “The red queen of WWE”. She is a bombshell with blazing beauty. She has performed in many matches including Monday night RAW and Friday night Smackdown. Eva got the spotlight, when she along with the cast of “Total Divas” on RAW and Slapped Jerry Lawler, demanding a name for herself. She has formed an alliance with Nia Jax in NXT women division. The pair is widely regarded as “Power Alliance” in WWE. Eva Marie has a huge potential to be a famous diva in WWE.

1. Nikki Bella

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Nikki Bella with championship title ———–image credit: Wikimedia/Miguel Discart

Nikki Bella is the other half of eminent Bella Twins. Nikki originally cherished a dream to be a soccer player until a leg injury ended her career. She followed her twin sister Brie’s lead to enter WWE. The Twins are now very popular figures in the ring. Both of them are goddess of beauty. Nikki won WWE Divas championship two times and created a record for the longest title reign of 301 days. In 2015, she was awarded the Diva of the year. Nikki has been dating John Cena since 2012. She is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 hottest WWE Divas in 2016. She also ranked at no. 1 in Pro-wrestling Illustrated’s female 50.

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Vince McMahon net worth 2016

Vincent McMahon is the single most powerful and influential person in professional wrestling. He is popularly known as “Mr. McMahon”. McMahon is a famous wrestling promoter. He developed a very deep relation with the wrestling industry in United States. It was only McMahon who made wrestling one of the most popular sports in America. He is running wrestling as a profitable business for a long time. McMahon is earning huge amount of money every year. According to Forbes, Vince McMahon net worth 2016 is $1.15 billion. Last year in 2015, Vince McMahon net worth was around $875 million (updated in July, 2015).

Vince McMahon has ruled WWE Inc for many years. He worked hard for years to make WWE the only professional American wrestling competition in United States. In this run,  McMahon bought Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Certainly, he’ll not allow any obstacle in the path of his success and the only solution he makes is “buy them all”.

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Vince McMahon biography:

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Vince McMahon, the Wrestling Boss—–image credit: Wikimedia/Airman 1st Class Nicholas Pilch

Full name: Vincent Kennedy McMahon

Born: 24 August, 1945

Age: 70 years

Company: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (WWE)

Position: Chairman of the Board, CEO, promoter, announcer.

Nicknames: Mr. McMahon, Vinny Mac, Genetic Jackhammer, The Boss.

Vince McMahon occasionally competes as a professional wrestler in his own industry, WWE. His ring-name is Mr. McMahon, which is based on his real life. McMahon also won two World wrestling championships, one in 1999 and another in 2007. He still continues his on-screen role as the Authority figure of WWE along with rest of his family members. We are about to mention, Vince McMahon net worth in 2016, his struggles, his motivation and over-all about Vincent McMahon.

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Vince McMahon———image credit: Wikimedia/ Mark Hodgins

Vince McMahon net worth in 2016

Vince McMahon is the chairman and CEO of WWE Inc. He is representing the third generation of McMahon family in the wrestling business in United States. His father, Vincent James McMahon Capitol Wrestling Corporation in 1969. It was the most dominating wrestling corporation in the Northeastern United States. McMahon first met his father at the age of 12. After knowing his father, he drew his attention to the wrestling. Later, he bought Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father and soon began to expand it. He took some bold steps which fundamentally changed the pattern of wrestling in America. He became a prominent force of his father’s company. He renovated world wrestling to a new level from which World Wrestling Federation was emerged and went public in 1999. He is the main contributor in the advancement of wrestling in America.

Early life of Vince McMahon:

Vince McMahon was born in 24 August, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He is the 3rd generation of professional wrestling dynasty. His grandfather, Jess McMahon was a professional boxer and a wrestling promoter. In addition, his father, Vince James McMahon was the founder of Capitol Wrestling Corporation. Vince McMahon was raised by his mother, after his father left him at childhood. He completed his graduation from Carolina University in 1968 and attained a degree in Business administration.

His biological father introduced into the family business of wrestling in 1971 by making him the head of Capitol’s operations in Bangor. Vince McMahon achieved a great success there. Then he moved to all New England based operations, where he again met the point of success. After gaining all these achievements alongside confidence, he decided to buy Capitol Wrestling from his father in 1982. Huge renovations were made then and wrestling ultimately became more popular in United States.

World Wrestling Federation and the McMahons

Vince McMahon is acting as CEO and Chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. McMahon has presented the world many superstars such as the “Rock”, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Undertaker, “Kane” and many more. He is a very powerful man in WWE. The organization is now a global media powerhouse. WWE has a strong ratings on TV. It also developed large gates at live wrestling events. WWE has a decent PPV buy rates around the world. All these are the main income sources for this company. Additionally, WWE also produces a magnitudes of different merchandise, which starting from DVDs to clothing and posters. The WWE is currently trying to change the way that its customers consumes its products. Despite relying on PPV purchases, the company is attempting to offer a great deal of its content trough a monthly subscription service system.

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Vince McMahon at the WWE ring—–image credit: Wikimedia/justin moody

WWE started their initial public offering of shares on NASDAQ in October, 1999 for the first time. when the company closed the window, the price was nearly double than the initial price. They sold $10 million shares that put a milestone in company’s grand success. Vince McMahon controls almost 98% of WWE share. He selected his wife to be the president and chief executive of WWE, while both of his children, Shane and Stephanie also work for the company. WWE has established its headquarter in Stamford, Connecticut.

Vince McMahon currently owns majority of the shares of WWE’s Class B stock, which are convertible to class A share. He is the true boss of this giant company to the point from earning money to investing them. He holds total 81.8% of company’s voting power. Vince McMahon net worth has been diversified outside WWE,Inc. According to senate financial disclosure of Linda McMahon, his wife, the McMahons own everything from Apple’s share. The family targets to invest municipal bonds in private hedge funds. A huge portion of the family income is coming from the shares of WWE. In 2011, Vince McMahon earned around $29.9 million from the WWE dividend.

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The family also owns a mega-mansion in Greenwich which is valued over $40 million. They also have a $20 million vacation home in Connecticut and a $12 million Penthouse in Manhattan. Vince McMahon enjoys his holydays on a 47-foot yacht named “Sexy Bitch”.

Vince McMahon’s wife, Linda McMahon unsuccessfully ran two campaigns for Connecticut Senate seat. The attempts cost the McMahon family over $100 million. The cost is ultimately nothing for this rich family. Vince McMahon net worth has at least $200 million outside the stake in WWE. The shares of WWE hit its all-time high which is over $30 in 2014. The company saw a huge profit that period. The expected money was received of company’s expired TV deals and the WWE network endorsements.

Vince McMahon earns $1.1 million as a salary from WWE. He is no longer the CEO of WWE as he handed it over his real life son in law Paul Michael Levesque, better known as “Triple H”. Vince McMahon is one of the richest persons in United States. He is the most financially strongest person not only in United States but also in the world. McMahon family is one of the richest. He contributes a lot in United States stoke market and other business around the world.