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Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time

Sports documentaries aren’t just for dedicated sports fans like hardcore tailgaters or season ticket holders. A great sports documentary can truly inspire those with a passing interest and diehards. It has been a fact that, an impressive number of sports documentaries have gone mainstream by garnering significant critical acclaim and won major awards in the international level.

Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time:

Dashed dreams, glorious victories, big characters and even bigger egos are the theme stories behind these best sports documentaries. We have enlisted top 10 best sports documentaries and the list is obviously a must watch chart.

Find out which one is the best sports documentary of all time?

10. Senna (2010)

Top 10 Best Sports Documentaries of All time, Senna (2010)
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IMDb: 8.6/10

Director: Asif Kapadia

Writer: Manish Pandey

Genres: Documentaries/ Sport/ Biography

Release Date: 12 November 2010

Language: English, Portuguese, French, Japanese

Country of Origin: USA, UK, France, Brazil

In the early 1980s, the sight of iconic yellow helmet in most of the F1 drivers’ rear-view mirror was the equivalent of spotting a shark fin in the water. Ayrton Senna, the driver’s driver was as unstoppably fast as brutally ruthless and he was always prepared to take the line. In spite of trimming off a few of the Brazilian’s rough edges, the director Asif Kapadia still managed to provide a well-rounded portrait in his documentary. He told entirely through often-rare footage and voiceovers in this sports documentary.

Even if you don’t know anything about the brakes and gears, he still manages to make F1 racing look like the most propulsive, exhilarating and dangerous sport on the planet. Senna is currently one of the highest rated sports documentary and we have selected it for No. 10 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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9. Once in a Lifetime (2006)

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IMDb: 7.3/10

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower.

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 7 July 2006

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA, UK

The documentary has captured the brief moment in time when America fell in love with “soccer” and it was spear-headed by the arrival of great Pele at New York Cosmos soccer club. The club flushed with cash thanking its recent purchase by Warner Communications. The Greatest Footballer on Earth, Pele then swiftly joined Franz Beckenbauer and gobby Italian btaggart Giorgio Chinaglia.

The NYC went Cosmos-crazy by taking on a suitable rock-star swagger and created an irresistible party atmosphere. Their high profile players scored big at the likes of Studio 54, conveniently ignoring that the legends arguably underachieved on the pitch. Once is a lifetime is at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time. It is one of the best football documentaries in sports history.

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8. Murderball (2005)

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IMDb: 7.8/10

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro.

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Murderball or Wheelchair rugby would be the more respectable name for this sport. The directors Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro focused on the bitter rivalry between neighboring countries USA and Canada in the run up to 2004’s Paralympics. The players’ stories are gripping, touching as well as inspiring, though it was really the kamikaze. The game was full of high-impact tackling that leaves itself imprinted in your mind like it does in the players’ wheelchairs.

After taking the inducing brutal thumps and the crashes the guy absorbed- looking all the more raw for their low-budget camera work- you will be thinking that Murderball is probably the most accurate title in this manner. Muderball makes its place at No. 8 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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7. Beyond The Mat (1999)

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IMDb: 7.6/10

Director: Barry W. Blaustein

Genres: Documentary/ Biography/ Sport

Release Date: 17 March 2000

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

After watching this documentary you would think that there won’t be anyone who have thought wrestling isn’t real. It is the part of this documentary that Vince McMahon didn’t wanna see. This documentary is all about a portrayal of showbiz life. Barry Blaustein focused on three WWF/E veterans as they cope with life outside the ring-as well as following some newbies looking to make their names in the ring.

Watching Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts hitting his crack-pipe after a failed reconciliation with his estranged daughter or watching Terry Funk’s broken body shuffle into one-more final gig or the gut-wrenching finishing move of the new guys crippled himself soon after filming the video and all on a sudden all these wrestling look so real indeed. Beyond the Mat is at No. 7 position in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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6. Endless Summer (1966)

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IMDb: 7.8/10

Director: Bruce Brown

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 17 August 1968

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

Thirty years before Point Break, there was Endless Summer, the summer with clean-cut golden boys standing on the shores looking ready-made to be turned into icons. Bruce Brown introduced the world to the horizon-broadening surf-and-travel culture of wave-jockeys like Mike Hynson and Robert August. They set out to chase the sun from California through to Hawaii, Australia, Africa and New Zealand. Some of it may looks a bit dated.

The PC crowd could have a field day with the gang’s trip to Africa. The Endless Summer defines what a cool sportsman looked like for a generation. We have selected this amazing sports documentary for the 6th place in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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5. Dogtown & Z-Boys (2001)

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IMDb: 7.7/10

Director: Stacy Peralta

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 3 January 2002

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In the mid-70s, surfers who hung out at the Zephyr Surf Shop would skateboard when the surf was quite. Over the years, the Z-Boys invent and polish their style on a hilly street near the shop, on the asphalt slopes and ringing school grounds and lastly in empty swimming pools during California drought. The Z-Boys emerged to astound upright skateboarders in 1975 championship.

The team splinters within a year as some join better financed pro-teams. The documentary ends with profiles of the stars, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and Tony Alva. We consider it to be at No 5 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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4. The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters (2007)

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IMDb: 8.2/10

Director: Seth Gordon

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 28 February 2008

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In the early 1980s, Billy Mitchell, the legend set a Donkey Kong record that stood for almost 25 years in the history of sports. ‘The King of Kong’ follows the assault on this record by Steve Weibe who was an earnest teacher and took up the game while unemployed. The highest scores are maintained by a cadre of players and fans associated with Walter Day, who runs Funspot, an annual tournament.

Steve breaks Billy’s scores in public at Funspot and Billy promptly mails a controversial video tape of himself setting a new record. So, Steve travels to Florida with a hope Billy will face him for the Guinness World records in 2007. Wanna know who will win the record? Then you have to watch it. The king of kong has been picked up for No 4 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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3. Pumping Iron (1977)

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IMDb: 7.5/10

Directors: George Butler, Robert Fiore

Genres: Documentary/ Sport

Release Date: 31 March 1978

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

From Gold’s Gym in California to the showdown in Pretoria, both amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for winning the title in 1975 Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests in this documentary film. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the five-time world champion defends his Mr. Olympia title against the shy young deaf Lou Ferrigno and Serge Nubret. The ruthless champion psyches out the young lion.

Sardinian Franco who at home in Italy solves a tight parking problem by lifting the car into place, competes in the lightweight class in that competition. Ken Waller and Mike Katz go for the Mr. Universe title while Joe Weider is the marketer. Pumping Iron is at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time.

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2. Hoop Dreams (1994)

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IMDb: 8.3/10

Director: Steve James

Genres: Documentary/ Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 14 October 1994

Country of Origin: USA

There are some stories which need to be finished. Steve James started out making his sports documentary about two promising ballers from the Chicago projects given places at an high school expecting to turn it into a 30-minute masterpiece. 5 years and 250 hours of video footage later, William and Arthur’s pursuit of their NBA dreams- who gradually turn into men before our eyes- remains the most compelling journey on this short film; education, taking in basketball and the grim realities facing kids from PJs.

The kids might not turned themselves into Michael Jordan, but this isn’t so much an emotional slam dunk as well. The documentary is considered to be one of the best basketball documentaries in history. It will be surely unwise to put it away from the list.

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1. When We Were Kings (1996)

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IMDb: 8/10

Director: Leon Gast

Genres: Documentary / Drama/ Sport

Release Date: 14 February 1997

Language: English

Country of Origin: USA

In 1974, at 32 years of age Muhammed Ali thought by many to be past his prime. On other hand, Goerge Forman is ten years younger to him and the World Heavyweight Champion. Promoter Don king wants to make his own name and offers both fighters five million dollars apiece to fight one another. When they accept the best offer, it is King who has only come up with the money. King finds a backer in Mobutu Sese Seko, the dictator of African Zaire and the “Rumble in the Jungle” is set accordingly.

This documentary is a musical festival, featuring the America’s top black sportsmen like James Brown and B.B King and so on. The documentary is ranked one in our list of top 10 best sports documentaries of all time in sports history. Hope you have enjoyed the list. Please give your valuable comments regarding the list of best sports documentaries.

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Top 10 Hottest Female Golfers in the World 2015

Golf is one of the popular and highest paying sports in the world of sports. The famous golfers like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have secured their places among the richest and highest paid golfers in the world. Reputed golfers earn a huge amount of money from their tour winnings and also from their own sets of endorsements from several eminent brands. The golfers are also featured in the cover of well-known magazines besides their appearances in various ad campaigns. The female golfers also have their own sets of Golf tournaments to shine in and they are among the highest earners too.

Hottest female golfers possess well-shaped bodies with sexy looks besides their huge cash on the bank account in order to prove themselves the most desirable athletes in the world.

List of top 10 hottest female golfers:

Sporty Ghost have taken a task to enlist the hottest female golfers in 2015. Just have a look on this list and sit tight to find who the sexiest female golfer among all is. So, let’s start with No. 10.

10. Michelle Wie:

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Michelle Sung Wie was born on 11 October, 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She has been a professional female golfer since 2005. She is currently representing the national team of USA and an important part of LPGA Tour which she joined in 2009. Wie has obtained several awards during the course of her professional golf career.

In 2014, she finished second in ANA Inspiration. She also won the 2014 U.S Women’s Open. At 2013 Evian Championship she stood at T37 and T3 at 2005 Women’s British Open. She also secured her second place in 2005 LPGA Championship. With a attractive height of 1.85 meter, Michelle Wie is one of the hottest women golfers in the world.

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9. Melissa Reid

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English born Melissa Reid’s birthday is on 19 September 1987 being Derby, England her homeland. Since 2007, Reid is presenting England national team as a professional female golfer and currently she is playing her part in LET Tour which she joined in 2008. The 27-year-old, Melissa Reid has 4 professional wins under her belt. During her career as a successful golfer, she achieved so many honorable prizes.

At ANA Inspiration 2011, she finished in T33. She also finished at T64 in 2013 LPGA Championship, T50 in 2012 U.S Women’s open, T16 in 2007 Women’s British Open and made CUT at Evian Championship in 2013. Her height is estimated 1.70 meters and she is at No. 9 spot in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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8. Cristie Kerr

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She was born on 12 October 1977 and her place of birth was Miami, Florida, USA. Cristie Kerr has made herself a professional golf player since 1996. Currently she is representing America’s national team and playing her role being a part of the LPGA Tour which she joined in 1997. The 37-year-old lady is a resident of Arizona, USA. She has gathered a total 23 professional wins so for throughout her long golf career.

Kerr was able to finish second in ANA Inspiration 2009, won LPGA Championship in 2010, also won U.S Women’s Championship in 2007, finished at T2 in 2006 Women’s British Open. At Evian Championship last year, she secured T67. The beautiful lady is heighted at 1.60 meter. We have managed No. 8 place for Cristie Kerr in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers 2015.

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7. Paula Creamer

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Paula Creamer was born on 5 August 1986 and her full name is Paula Caroline Creamer. She is US citizen by birth. Creamer has been a professional female golfer in 2004 and representing the national team of USA. Currently, she is a part of LPGA tour and she joined here in 2005. This charming 28 year-old female golfer has 12 professional wins so far in her pocket. As a professional golfer, she has attained several other accolades. Among them, the 2013 ANA Inspiration where she finished T13.

She also stood at T3 in 2005 LPGA tournament, first place in 2010 U.S Women’s Open, T3 in 2012 Women’s British Open and seventh in 2014 Evian Championship. The cream girl Paula stands 1.75 meters high and she makes herself one of the stunning golf girl in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers 2015.

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6. Christel Boeljon

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Her full name is Christel Wilhelmina Boeljon and the attractive female golfer was born on 30 July 1987 in Beverwijk, Netherlands. Since 2009, she has been a professional golf player who is representing the national team of Netherlands and since 2011 she has been taking part in LPGA tour. The Dutch lady has picked up 3 professional wins so far and as a professional golfer she won many more others.

She stood T15 in 2011 ANA Inspiration, T47 in 2013 Women’s British Open, T23 in 2012 LPGA tournament, made CUT in both 2014 U.S Women’s Open and Evian Championship. With her 1.65 meter height and an attractive figure, she is undoubtedly one of the most desirable women in golf. She has taken the No 6 spot in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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5. Jessica Korda

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Born on 17 February 1993 in Florida, USA, she is now a 21-year-old bombshell in the golf course. Jessica has been a professional golf player since 2010. Following next year, she stepped into LPGA tour and currently representing the national team of America. She has attained 3 professional wins into her purse. Other than that, she also obtained victory in other tournaments. Likewise, she finished T24 in 2014 ANA Inspiration, T40 at the same year in LPGA Championship, T7 in 2013 U.S Women’s Open, T5 in 2014 Women’s British Open and finished T37 at Evian Championship in 2013.

She appears to be a promising star in the women’s golf. She is considered as one of the gorgeous female golfers and it will be very injustice to her keeping her away from the list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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4. Natalie Gulbis

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Natalie Anne Gulbis was born on 7 January 1983 in Sacramento, California, USA. It has been almost 14 years since she is playing professional golf. In 2002, she joined as a part of the LPGA tour to represent US national women’s golf team. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. With 4 professional titles, she is one of the prolific female golfers in recent era. She has earned so many victories throughout her golf career. In 2006 ANA Inspiration, she finished T3.

She also finished T5 in 2005 LPGA tour, T4 in 2005 U.S Women’s Open, T8 in British Women’s Open and T53 in 2013 Evian Golf Championship. She is one of the sexiest female golfers and in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers, she secured No. 4 position.

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3. Sydnee Michaels

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Sydnee Michaels, another hot American golfer in our list was born on 15 July 1988 in Upland, California. Since 2010, she has been playing golf and making her one of the professionals. Two years later in 2012, she appeared in the LPGA tour, representing the US team. The 26-years old, has 2 professional wins so far.

Sydnee finished T68 in 2006 ANA Inspiration, T22 in last LPGA tour, T64 in 2008 U.S Women’s Open, T37 in 2013 Evian Championship, and secured T52 in 2013 British Women’s Open. At the height of 1.70 meter, she is one of the hottest women golfers in the world. We put her at No. 3 in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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2. Lexi Thompson

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Alexis Thompson as her full name, the gorgeous golf girl was born on 10 February 1995 in Coral Springs, USA. She has been playing golf professionally since 2010 and currently representing the national team of America. Lexi Thompson joined LPGA tour in 2012. The 19-year-old young heart-throb hottie has won as many as 6 professional golf titles in her short career.

In 2014 ANA Inspiration, she finished first, while in LPGA championship she made it at T17. She also finished T7 in 2014 US Women’s Open, T17 in 2012 Women’s British Open and 3rd in 2013 Evian golf Championship. Lexi stood second position in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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1. Sandra Gal

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The table topper in our hottest female golfers list is Sandra Gal, with her Goddess like body configuration and her strong personality. She was born on 9 May 1985 in Düsseldorf, Germany. She started her career as a professional golfer since 2007. Now she is a representer of German national team. Like other female golfers, she also marked her name in LPGA tour which she joined in 2008. She currently stays in Florida, USA. The 29-year-old has achieved 1 professional win so far in her golf career.

Beside this, she finished T15 in 2011 ANA Inspiration, T3 in 2012 US Women’s Open, T12 in 2012 LPGA Championship, T25 in 2013 Women’s Open in England, and T19 in 2013 Evian Championship. She also graced so many covers of so many adoring magazines and calendars. Sandra Gal is our girl at No 1 in our list of top 10 hottest female golfers in 2015.

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The super-hot female golfers like Sharmila Nicollet and Belen Mozo also deserve their places as the hottest female golfers. The Indian princess Sharmila Nicollet has achieved the 22nd place in the Hero Honda Women’s India Open and also qualified for 2012 Ladies European tour. Belen Mozo, another hottie, has won both the Women’s British Amateur and British Girls Amateur Tournaments as a potential young golfer.

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Tiger Woods Net Worth 2015

Tiger Woods net worth has been counted to be approximately $600 million. He is considered among the best golfers in the world. Tiger Woods is the second richest African American in the world, behind famous television personality Oprah Winfrey. In the year 2013, it was Tiger Woods who proved himself as one of the big splenders. According to Forbes magazine, Tiger Woods earned about $78 million in 2013. Tiger earned around $1,600,000 in spite of a legal settlement from a yacht builder company who used his name for promoting yachts without Tiger Wood’s permission. The super car Mercedes-Benz S65 has a current market value of $210,000, which Woods brought that year. Tiger Woods spent approximately $2,000,000 for his Solitude yacht.

According to Forbes, in 2014, Tiger Woods has made about $61 million with a whopping fortune. The legendary golfer has gathered $6.2 million by winning several golf tournaments last year. He also earned about $55 million from his endorsement deals as well. Currently he resides at Juliter Island, Florida as an US citizen.

Tiger Woods landed himself in a messy divorce with his wife due to his controversial extramarital relations. An interesting fact about Tiger Woods is, he is actually dropped out from Stanford University. His current agent’s name is Mark Steinberg and Tiger Woods is associated with the agency named ‘Excel Sports Management.’

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Tiger Woods Net Worth

Full name:                             Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods

Date of Birth:                        December 30, 1975

Tiger Woods Net Worth:  $600 Million

Tiger woods Net Worth 2015: $61.2 Million

Winnings 2015:                 $6.2 Million

Endorsements:                 $55 M

Residence:                         Jupiter Island, Florida, United States

Agent:                                   Mark Steinberg

Agency:                                Excel Sports Management   

Tiger Woods Net Worth 2015 will be obviously a good topic indeed to talk about. Let’s look over this great golfer’s incomes and expenditures.

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Tiger Woods Jets and cars:

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Tiger Woods owns the Gulfstream G550. It is the perfect business jet plane that can travel 12,000 km continuously. Gulfstream is one of the longest range business jet aircraft ever made. The plane has a carrying capacity for 16 people in its standard seating configurations.

Tiger Woods drives an Escalade, the largest vehicle in Cadillac’s recent lineup. It is a giant car and is the largest EXT version of the lineup which weighs about 5,909 pounds. He is the owner of one of the super class model cars, the Porsche Carrera GT. The 5.7 liter V10 engine of this car provides 435 pounds of torque and the super car itself weighs around 3,042 pounds. Tiger Woods recently added Lexus LS 460 Sedan in his garage which cost him around $60,000.

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Tiger Woods, the ups and downs:

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In April 1997, Tiger Woods won his first major championship after he turned professional golfer in 1996. He first won the 1997 Masters in a record-breaking performance while winning the series with 12 strokes and pocketed $486,000 as his first prize money from any match. It was just the beginning for him. Tiger Woods reached the number one golfer position by June 1997.

Tiger Woods was the most dominant force in golf all thorough the 2000s. From 1999 to 2004, Tiger Woods spent a total 264 weeks as the number one and then again from 2005 to 2010, it was him with 281 weeks at the top. Then, Woods was in his career-high winless streak of total 107 weeks, until he captured the Chevron World Challenge in December 2011.

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Tiger Woods endorsement deals:

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Tiger Woods’ biggest endorsement was signed with the global sports brand Nike. According to this deal, Woods gets paid on yearly basis between $10 million to $20 million by Nike, although there was a rumour that the deal was signed for an undisclosed amount. Besides Nike, Tiger Woods earns more than $35-$45 million on yearly basis from several others companies as his endorsement deals such as Rolex, EA Sports, and handful of some other smaller companies.

In 2009, Tiger Woods net worth was estimated around $600 million according to Forbes. But recently, the divorce settlement with his wife Elin cost him more than $110 million. Tiger Woods owns a 155 feet long pure luxury, a megayacht named ‘Privacy’, which worth around $20 million in recent market value. Tiger Woods spent as much as $55 million to build a new house in Jupiter Island, Florida.

Tiger Woods net worth is well enough for him to live in such luxury as well as his next generations.

Tiger Woods spent 17 years as a professional golfer. During this period, he has made more than $1.3 billion from endorsements and tournament winnings. As a successful golfer, he earned approximately $109 million which placed him at No. 1 spot till now on the all-time money list. Woods signed his most valuable deal with Nike which worth more than $200 million. Nike also offered the deal to another star athlete, Rory McIlroy.

Tiger Woods demanded more than $3 million last year for his appearances in a golf tournament in Turkey, where his role was to hit a ball from Europe to Asia. Woods is also well known for getting crazy “appearance fees” in any golf tournament.

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Tiger Woods net worth and his amazing achievements:

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His endorsement deal with Nike was signed in August 1996, immediately after he became professional golfer. In those days, it was one of the most valuable endorsement deals ever signed in golf history. In 1996, Tiger Woods was named ‘Sportsman of the Year’ by the famous Sports Illustrated magazine and also became the PGA Tour Rookie in that year. In April 1997, Woods marked his name as the youngest-ever winner in the PGA Masters’ tournaments.

Then Woods set another record of the fastest-ever ascend to the top and achieved No. 1 spot in Official World Golf Ranking, just two months later. He achieved the PGA Championship and finished the 1999 season with an amazing 8 wins. In 2000, Tiger Woods achieved six consecutive victories which was regarded as the longest winning streak by any golfer since 1948.

On 2007, the California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver, considered his name to be inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In the same year, Tiger Woods inducted at the California Museum for History, Women and Arts in Sacramento. Woods was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the Associated Press on December 2009.

The Associated Press has selected Tiger Woods for the Male Athlete of the Year for a record four-times and Tiger is the only person in the sports history to be named Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsman of the Year more than once. During his participation in several international golf tournaments, Tiger Woods became renowned for drawing the largest TV audiences in the history of golf.

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Other Deals in Tiger Woods net worth:

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In 1996, Tiger Woods signed several endorsements with numerous reputed companies such as General Mills, American Express, Accenture, Titleist and General Motors and most notably with Nike. All these dealings he signed was shortly after his 21st birthday. After the initial contract with the global brand Nike, Woods also signed a 5- year contract extension which worth $105 million in 2000. Nike Golf is one of the fastest growing sports brands in the world with an estimated sale of $600 million annually.

Woods was chosen as the “Ultimate Endorser” by the Nike Golf. In 2000, at launching of Buick’s Rendezvous SUV, Woods was involved in every aspect at the event and the company was happy enough with the Tiger Woods’ endorsement value. It would be noted that, during 2002-2003, more than 130,000 Rendezvous vehicles were sold following Woods’ dealing.

Tiger Woods from his very childhood, actively practiced Buddhism. He has been raised as a Buddhist, till he reached the peak of the adult professional golfer. In 2000, Tiger Woods said,

“I believe in Buddhism…not every aspect, but most of it”.

He also mentioned while talking about his infidelity to his losing track of Buddhism,

“Buddhism teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn how to restraint. Obviously, I lost track of what I was taught.”

It was all part of his speech when he attended the Lincoln Memorial at the Obama Inaugural Celebration called “We are One” in January 2009. In April 2009, Tiger Woods visited The White House for promoting the AT&T National Golf Tournament in Washington D.C.

Tiger Woods is truly a legend in golf history. He achieved such a peak in golf, that it will be hard enough to reach that level for anyone. Tiger Woods net worth will be a charming topic for all of his fans in order to look over his achievements. Hope you enjoyed the article on Tiger Woods net worth 2015.

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Kobe Bryant Net Worth 2015

Kobe Bryant is an American basketball player who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA (National Basketball Association). In the team, he plays at the position of shooting guard and wears the jersey no. 24. He was born on 23 August, 1978 and currently he is 6’6″ tall. Kobe Bryant has marked his name as one of the highest paid basketball players of the world. He is currently at 36 years old and has become the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. Kobe Bryant is also the all-time leading scorer for Los Angeles Lakers. Since his second year in NBA, he has been selected to start every All-Star game.

Bryant has won the All-star MVP Award four times notably in 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2011. He is the most number of MVP Awards achiever in NBA history. He is also a gold medalist in 2008 and 2012 summer Olympics as a member of USA National Basketball team.

Kobe Bryant Net Worth

Today we will focus on Kobe Bryant net worth 2015. Let’s guess about how rich a basketball star like Kobe Bryant can be..

Kobe Bryant biography:

Name:                   Kobe Bean Bryant

Profession:         Basketball player, Athlete

Net Worth:         $300 Million

Annual Salary:   $30.5 Million

Date of Birth:     August 23, 1978

Place of Birth:   Philadelphia, USA

Agent:                  Rob Pelinka  

Agency:               Landmark Sports Agency

Kobe Bryant achievements:

Kobe Bryant is one of the very best basketball players of modern days and also he is one of the most successful basketball legends. He is known for his glorious achievements throughout his basketball career and thus he needs no introduction. In two spells, 2000-2002 and 2009-2010, Kobe Bryant became the winner of the NBA Championship five times. His name was inducted as the NBA Finals MVP twice consecutively in 2009 and 2010 after his achievement of the title of NBA Most valuable player in 2008.

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He was an integral part of the NBA All-Star team a record 16 times in 1998 and again from 2000-2014. He was inducted in the NBA All-Defensive First Team in three spells a total 9 times from 2000, from 2003-2004 and again from 2006-2011. With his 30,000 points, he is about to top the spot in all time point scorers in NBA history.

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Kobe Bryant salary and endorsement values:

According to the renowned magazine Forbes, the 36-year-old basketball legend has earned a total of $62 million prize money in the last season of NBA. It was his fourth consecutive year, he has had the highest salary during the 2014-15 season of NBA. Kobe Bryant earned a $30.5 million as his club salary in the last NBA season which is roughly $8 million higher than any other basketball players.

He has achieved the top place of NBA’s highest salary draw after he signed a two-year contract extension in November 2013 which worth $48.5 million. Besides his salary, he also earned an additional $31 million from his endorsement contracts. Kobe invested around $6 million last year in his new company, Kobe Inc. to buy more than 10% stake of emerging sports drink called ‘Body Armour’.

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Kobe Bryant net worth and his personal life:

Kobe Bryant as one of the richest basketball players has an estimated total net worth of $300 million. Kobe has earned more than $30 million annually from many of his reputed endorsers like Hublot, Turkish Air, Lenovo, Panini and Nike. In addition, he also earned his L.A Lakers season salary of $30.5 million. His current agent is Rob Pelinka and the Landmark Sports Agency is now responsible for taking care of all his sports related deals.

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He spent ten and half years with his wife Vanessa before they finally decided for a divorce in December, 2011. His former wife Vanessa took possession of three mansions in the Newport Beach, California, according to the property records, which are estimated to be worth $18.8 million as the divorce settlement. But, there was a rumor that the divorce settlement was might cost Bryant approximately $100-150 million.

Wealth-X is an economical firm that provides analytics for high-net-worth luxury brands and private banks in US. The Wealth-X placed Kobe Bryant at the top of their rich list in a high profile study that ranked highest paid basketball players. Besides his massive earnings as salary, the study also stated,

“This is supplemented by multimillion-dollar endorsement contracts with Coca Cola, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Lenovo, Turkish Airlines, Hublot and Panini”.

David Friedman, the Wealth-X president once said while talking about the ranking of highest paid basketball players,

“Against the backdrop of the NBA Draft last week, it is interesting to explore the correlation between talent and performance and net worth that is revealed in this high profile ranking.”

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Kobe Bryant family and early life:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, takes pride as the birthplace of Kobe Bryant, the basketball superstar. Kobe is the youngest of three children of Pamela Cox Bryant and Joe Bryant and he is also their only son. Joe was also a NBA basketball player. Kobe Bryant is the maternal nephew of former Chicago Bulls NBA player, John ‘Chubby’ Cox. His naming was quite funny as he was named after the famous beef called “Kobe Beef” from Japan after his parents saw the menu in a Japanese restaurant. His middle name “Bean” comes from his father’s nickname “Jellybean”.

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Kobe’s family moved to Rieti in Italy when Kobe was just six years old. His father stayed in US to continue his career as a professional basketball player after leaving NBA. Kobe Bryant was raised as a Roman Catholic and he learned to speak both Spanish and Italian. Kobe with his family returned to US after Joe’s retirement from the professional basketball in 1991.

During his high school basketball career, Kobe first gained National recognition at Lower Merion High School, Philadelphia. Kobe Bryant was named Pennsylvania Player of the Year during his early high school career with an incredible average of 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. Then he was able to grab the attention from many of the famous college recruiters such as Duke, Villanova, Michigan and North Carolina due to his amazing performances.

Kobe Bryant was honored with the 1995 senior MVP award at the Adidas ABCD camp. While surpassing both Lionel Simmons and Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant ended his high school basketball career at an impressive 2,883 points and inducted his name as the Southeastern Pennsylvania’s all-time leading scorer.

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Kobe Bryant’s professional basketball career:

Kobe Bryant achieved several awards all through his basketball career. Among these he was named Naismith High School Player of the Year, USA Today ALL-USA First Team player, McDonald’s All-American and Gatorade Men’s National Basketball Player of the Year for his outstanding performance. Kobe’s varsity basketball coach Greg Downer while talking about him stated Kobe Bryant as “a complete player who dominates“. Kobe went directly into the NBA at the age of just 17 and being a NBA high school draftee. His performance got the attention of the media and crowd as at that time, prep-to-pro NBA basketball players were not so common. Kobe also secured his SAT score of 1080, which can get him admitted to any college he chose.

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His international basketball career was not smooth as he met with a hectic start. Kobe declined to play in the 2000 summer Olympics due to his off-season marriage. Then he withdrew himself from the FIBA World Championship in 2002.

In 2003, he was selected for the FIBA Americas Championship and then got replaced by Vince Carter as he withdrew himself due to surgeries. And again due to his involvement with a legal case, he had to withdraw his name from the next Olympic team. His senior international career finally started as a member of the USA FIBA Americas Championship Team in 2007 and 2007 USA Men’s Senior National Team. He eventually earned his team a Gold medal in 2008 summer Olympic Games.

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Kobe Bryant special move in basketball:

In his early basketball career, Kobe Bryant became very popular for his playing style, shooting a fall-away jump shot into the net. His very best moves where instead of bringing the jab foot back, Kobe jabs his non-pivot foot forward to let the defender relax and the move was described as the “jab step-and-pause” by Sports Illustrated sports journalist Chris Ballard. Kobe has been roughly criticized for being selfish throughout his career, despite his splendid achievements and records. He missed more field goal attempts than any other players in his career in the NBA history as a real fact. Once Phil Jackson stated,

” Kobe tends to force the action, especially when the game isn’t going as he expected. When his shot is off, he will pound away relentlessly until his luck turns.”

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Kobe Bryant net worth 2015 and Kobe Bryant house and many others:

In January 2002, Kobe Bryant brought a beautiful Mediterranean-style mansion which is located at cul-de-sac in Newport Coast, Newport Beach for approximately $4 million. He signed a six-year contract dealing with Adidas before he started the 1996-97 NBA season which worth around $48 million. KB 8 is his first signature shoe which is one of the best basketball shoes of all time.

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Eventually, Kobe Bryant signed a five-year contract with Nike which worth $40-45 million. Kobe was also selected for the cover athlete of the “NBA ’07: Featuring the Life Vol. 2”. He made a commercial appearance for the video games “Call of Duty: Black Ops” in 2010 and Guitar Hero World Tour in 2008. He signed an endorsement contract with Nubeo in 2009 and became the face of their Black Mamba Collection. The luxury sports watches in the Black Mamba Collection ranged from $25,000-$285,000.

In Conclusion,

Kobe Bryant has made a huge contributions to the sport. It’s not astonishing to think that Kobe is one of the highest paid athletes in recent days of sports. It is well expected that he will give his fans some even greater moments in the near future and all of these are likely to make him even more popular and greater.

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World Football Hall of Fame 2015 Members

Football or soccer is considered as the most popular sport in the world. The game is played by over 250 million players all over the world. The Laws and regulations of football were originally coded in England by The Football Association in 1863. Now, the authority governing all football affairs is Fédération Internationale de Football Association or FIFA. The Sporty Ghost team has selectively chosen the best soccer players as the members of Football Hall of Fame 2015. This year’s Football Hall of Fame is based on the footballers’ recent performance at both club and national level.

Their performance in the FIFA World Cup 2014 also played a key role in this Football Hall of Fame 2015 list. There are so many skillful soccer players from renowned clubs, who scored enough of goals to establish themselves as the member of the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

Football Hall of Fame 2015:

Here, we are about to show you the inductees of the top 10 Football Hall of Fame 2015. Your valuable opinion will be appreciable regarding the list. So, let’s have a look at the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

10. Andrés Iniesta, Spain

World Football Hall of Fame 2015 Members, Andrés Iniesta
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Andrés Iniesta is a central midfielder in the Spanish National Football team. He also plays for Spanish giant FC Barcelona. At the club level, he was able to score 33 goals in 341 club league appearances so far. Iniesta is best known for his outstanding performance in the midfield and his amazing assisting capacity. In 2009, he was the winner of the La Liga Spanish Player of the Year. He also won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award in 2012. At the international level, he has already made 99 appearances for Spain and scored 12 International goals. His impressive performance in 2010 Fifa world cup was well remembered for the winning goal he scored against the Netherlands.

In 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, he played a total of 270 minutes in 3 matches while he made an assist, without scoring a goal himself. Iniesta covered a distance of around 30.5 Km with the top speed of 25.6 km/h. His passing completion rate was 69%. He fouled 10 times recovering 10 balls with 41.7% cross completion rate. In FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Player, he scored an incredible 9.37 with his footballing skill. Football Hall of Fame 2015 will be very much proud to include him in the list.

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9. James Rodriguez, Columbia

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Columbian National team winger James Rodriguez is an attacking midfielder and one of the most promising young footballers in the world. Currently, he is playing for the Spanish club Real Madrid. James scored 8 goals in 20 appearances for Real Madrid. Previously, he joined Real Madrid from Monaco, which made him one of the highest paid soccer players in the history of Columbia. James already made 32 appearances for Columbia and scored 12 goals till now. James Rodriguez stays at No. 9 in the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

FIFA World Cup 2014 was very remarkable for him as he achieved the golden boot with 6 goals and 2 major assists. He played a total of 399 minutes in 5 matches in the world cup covering the distance of 46.1 km with a top speed of 30.9 km/h. He also attained the 69% passes completion rate. James fouled 10 times achieving 41.7% crosses completion rate. 9.37 was his score in the FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players.

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8. Philipp Lahm, Germany

World Football Hall of Fame 2015 Members, Philipp Lahm
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The defensive midfielder Philipp Lahm is a key player for the German National team. He also plays as a full back for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Lahm made 273 appearance for Bayern and scored 10 goals till now. He already made 113 appearances for Germany scoring 5 international goals. Philipp Lahm is regarded as one of the best full backs of his generation and he was nicknamed as the “Magic Dwarf”. Philipp Lahm is undoubtedly to be one of the inductees in Football Hall of Fame 2015.

Last FIFA world cup in Brazil, Lahm played a vital part in Germany’s victory. He played a total of 690 minutes in the pitch in 7 world cup matches making 2 assists. He also covered the distance of 81 km speeding 28.7 km/h. His shooting accuracy was an incredible 86.30% and cross completion rate was 46.2%. He only fouled three times in that world cup and recovered 39 balls. In FIFA Official Castrol Index, Lahm scored 9.39 points.

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7. Robin Van Persie, the Netherlands

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Robin Van Persie plays as a striker and captain of the Dutch National Football team. He also plays for English Premier League club Manchester United. For Manchester United, Van Persie has made 92 appearances and scored 48 goals so far. At the international level, he appeared in 96 games for the Netherlands scoring 49 goals. Van Persie was ranked 11th in the Guardian’s list of 100 best players in the world in 2013. 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was so significant for him and his amazing flying goal against Spain was earned him the nickname “The Flying Dutchman”.

In the FIFA world cup tournament, he played 548 minutes in 6 games, covering the area of 62.3 km. Van Persie scored 4 goals in 2014 FIFA World Cup with the shooting accuracy of 81.30%. He fouled 18 times making 6 solo runs into area with 1 delivery in the penalty area. Van Persie’s score was 9.13 in FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players. Football Hall of Fame 2015 is truly glorified for having Robin Van Persie at No. 7.

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6. Luis Suárez, Uruguay

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The Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is one of the very best footballers in recent time. He moved to Spanish Club FC Barcelona in July 2014 from Liverpool FC, where he scored 69 goals in 110 appearances. For Barcelona, he scored 8 goals in 19 matches till now and at the Uruguay National level, he capped in 82 matches scoring 44 goals. In 2014, Suarez won the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. 2014 FIFA World Cup bore a great significance in his football career. He played a total of 178 minutes in 2 matches before being dismissed for an unexpected circumstance in a match against Italy. He also scored 2 goals covering a distance of 18.1 km with a top speed of 28.7 km/h.

In that tournament, 75% of his shots were on target. The notorious footballer Luis Suarez fouled 7 times and made 1 solo run into the area with 4 deliveries in the penalty box. Luis Suarez, rather more controversial than his greatness in football, remains at 6 in the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

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5. Thomas Muller, Germany

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The German National attacking midfielder Thomas Muller also plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He made 190 appearances for the club and scored 70 goals till today. In 2010 FIFA World Cup, he was awarded the Golden Boot as the top goal scorer and also named as the Best Young Player of the FIFA World Cup 2010. So far, he has made 63 appearances for Germany and netted 27 goals for his team. Thomas Mueller is the 5th selection in the list of Football Hall of Fame 2015.

In 2014 FIFA World Cup, Thomas Muller was an integral part in the German National team in the way of victory. He scored 5 goals and 3 assists in 7 matches during his 682 minutes play in 2014 FIFA World Cup. With his 62.50% shooting accuracy, he covered 84 km with the top speed of 30.5 km/h. He fouled 14 times in that tournament making 9 solo runs and 12 deliveries in the penalty area. Thomas Mueller scored 9.63 in FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players.

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4. Arjen Robben, the Netherlands

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Arjen Robben plays as a winger in the Dutch National Football team and the German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich. At the club level, he scored 73 goals in his 127 matches till now and for Netherlands, he scored 28 times in 86 matches. Robben was named Footballer of the Year in 2010 and is the third Highest rated Football Player in EA Sports’ FIFA 15. Arjen Robben was spotted at No. 4 in Football Hall of Fame 2015.

In 2014 FIFA World Cup, he played 7 matches and scored 3 goals and made 1 assist. Any footballer can be so jealous at his incredible shooting accuracy of 95%. Robben made a total of 38 solo runs into area with 19 deliveries in the penalty area. In FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players, he scored 9.74 points.

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3. Neymar Jr., Brazil

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The Brazilian football sensation Neymar Jr. Plays as a winger both for Brazil and Spanish club FC Barcelona. Neymar has appeared in 50 matches for Barcelona and scored 26 league goals. At the international level, he played 62 matches for Brazil scoring 43 goals. The football genius achieved the South American Footballer of the Year award twice consecutively in 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he also won the famous FIFA Puskás award. 2014 FIFA World Cup was very significant for Neymar. Neymar Jr. is considerably taking the 3rd spot in the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

Before stepping out of the tournament due to an injury, Neymar Jr. scored 4 goals and made 1 assist. He played a total 457 minutes in 5 matches covering the distance of 49.9 km. Neymar made 72.2% shots on target in 2014 FIFA World Cup. In addition, he fouled 8 times and made 21 solo runs into area with 16 deliveries inside the penalty region. Neymar scored 9.35 in FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players.

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2. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

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The winger Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal national team and currently plays for the Spanish Club Real Madrid. In his 190 presences for Real, he scored a stunning 208 goals so far. Cristiano Ronaldo is the winner of so many awards throughout his career, such as FIFA World Player of the Year award, World Soccer Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year and the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or twice. Cristiano Ronaldo proudly grabs his spot at No. 2 in the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

Cristiano has made 119 appearances for Portugal and scored 52 goals. In 2014 FIFA World Cup, his role was not so significant as he scored 1 goal and made 1 assist in the 3 world cup matches. With 60.9% shooting accuracy, he covered 28.2 km distance with the top speed of 31.2 km/h. He is well known for his amazing speed and skills with football. Cristiano made 8 solo runs into area with 2 deliveries in penalty area. In FIFA Official Castrol Index, he scored 7.96.

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1. Lionel Messi, Argentina

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Here he is, the Leo of Football, Lionel Messi, the top footballer in the Football Hall of Fame 2015. He is the captain of Argentina National team and also plays for the Spanish Club FC Barcelona. At the club level, he appeared in 304 matches for Barcelona scoring a total amazing 275 goals. For Argentina, he scored 45 goals in 97 matches till now. 2014 FIFA World Cup was very significant to him. He achieved the Golden Ball award for his contribution which led Argentina to the Final.

Messi appeared in 7 matches in that World cup, scoring 4 goals and 1 assist. He covered the distance of 62.7 km while speeding at 30.3 km/h and 45.5% of his shot were on target. Lionel Messi fouled six times throughout the tournament making 34 solo runs into area with 26 deliveries in the penalty area. Messi scored 9.46 in FIFA Official Castrol Index of Top Players.

Lionel Messi is truly the living legend of football. He is the player we are looking for and stays at No. 1 in the Football Hall of Fame 2015.

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Premier League All time Top Goal Scorers

English premier league is one of the most popular football events in the world. It is the major English professional league football. The English Premier League (EPL) is also known as ‘Barclays Premier League’. The football tournament consists of 20 local English and Wales clubs competing against each other. During every premier league season, the football fans go crazy the fans not only watch the game in the field, but also use to stick to the television screens as these fans are scattered worldwide and therefore can’t reach the actual venue of the game by travelling half the world around.

It is a big deal for an English Premier League footballer to score a single goal in front of such a crowd. But for a great footballer its not even a pressure to play in their own style and set numerous records.

Premier League All time Top Goal Scorers:

Sporty Ghost has taken an initiative to enlist the top 10 scorers in EPL. You may argue with the list, and therefore never forget to give us your valuable comments below. So, let’s take a look at the list of Premier League all time top goal scorers.

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10. Robin Van Persie: 144

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The current Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is the captain of the Netherlands National team. Most notably, Van Persie enlightened his career especially in the English Premier League. In his EPL career, Van Persie achieved the ‘Player of the Month’ award five times until now. In addition, he also made it to the 11th position in the list of 100 best players in the world by the Guardian in 2013. The Dutch footballer has played for Arsenal and Manchester United in his English Premier League career, scoring 144 goals, which placed him at the 10th place in the premier league all time top goal scorers list. Firstly from 2004 to 2012, Van Persie scored 96 goals in his 194 appearances for Arsenal. From 2012 till now, as a Manchester United striker, he netted 48 goals so far in 92 appearances.

He also showed his outstanding performance at the national level. He scored a stunning 49 goals in 96 appearances for the Netherlands National football team since 2005. In the 2014 FIFA world cup, his remarkable goal against Spain earned him the nickname ‘The flying Dutchman’.

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9. Teddy Sheringham: 146

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The former English footballer Teddy Sheringham is currently working as the head coach of West Ham United. He spent 24-year professional career as a renowned forward in the English Premier League. In his EPL career, Teddy had played for Tottenham Hotspur, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, Portsmouth, and West Ham United. Teddy Sheringham scored a total 146 premier league goals and thus he earned his place at No. 9 in our list of premier league all time top goal scorers.

Teddy scored 98 goals in 236 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur in between 1992 and 1997. And then from 2001 to 2003, he scored 31 goals for Manchester United in 104 appearances. Besides his club career, he has a remarkable performance for the England National team too. In his 51 appearances for English side, he made 11 goals in the national career.

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8. Les Ferdinand: 149

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The former English player, Les Ferdinand is currently serving as the football coach and Director of English club Queens Park Rangers. He also acted as a coaching stuff along with Tim Sherwood for the Tottenham Hotspur from 2008 to 2014. Les Ferdinand played for Queen Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Leicester City and Bolton Wanderers during his English Premier League career.

He scored a total of 149 goals in the premier league and that makes him the 8th top goal scorer in premier league. For the Newcastle United, he scored 41 goals in 68 games from 1995-1997. He also scored 33 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in his 118 appearances between 1997 and 2003. As an English striker, Ferdinand was managed to score 5 goals in 17 appearances for the England national side in between 1993 and 1998.

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7. Michael Owen: 150

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Michael Owen is a former English footballer and currently he is working as a football analyst on BT Sport football coverage and BBC’s Match of the Day. Michael Owen is the 2001 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner and he is widely regarded as the greatest Liverpool footballer of all time in the history. In his club career, he had played for Liverpool, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City in the Barclays Premier League. With his amazing 150 premier league goals, Michael Owen takes the 7th place in the list of premier league all time top goal scorers.

As a greatest Liverpool striker, Owen scored 118 goals in 216 appearances ranging from 1996-2004. Then from 2004 to 2012, he scored 5 goals for the Manchester United in 31 matches. In his glorious national team performance, Michael Owen was one of the best English footballers with his 40 goals in 89 appearances in between 1998 and 2008.

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6. Robbie Fowler: 162

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The former English footballer Robbie Fowler is best known as a natural striker with amazing footwork. During his time with premier league club Liverpool FC, he earned the nickname ‘GOD’ from the Anfield crowd. In his premier league career, Robbie Fowler played for Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City. Scoring 162 premier league goals, Robbie Fowler secured the 6th place in the premier league all time top goal scorers.

Among these 162, 120 goals had come in his 236 appearances for Liverpool from1993-2001. For Manchester City, he scored 20 goals in 80 appearances from 2003-2006. Additionally, as an English National footballer he scored 7 goals in 26 caps for the Three Lions from 1996 to 2002.

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5. Thierry Henry: 175

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French legendary footballer Thierry Henry is the most classical and skillful player in the Barclays Premier League. The legend has become the France’s top goal scorer of all time surpassing Michel Platini in October 2007. In 2013, Henry also won the MLS supporter’ Shield during his time with the New York Red Bulls. He has a total of 175 premier league goals which earned him the 5th spot in the list of premier league all time top goal scorers. In his English Premier league career, Thierry Henry has only played for Arsenal, and managed to scored all his 175 goals in 254 premier league appearances.

From 1999 to 2007, he was an integral part for Arsenal and still is regarded as the greatest Arsenal player in the history. In 2010, he joined the MLS club the New York Red Bulls and till 2014, he scored 51 goals in his 122 appearances for them. As an all time top scorer for the France national team, he scored 51 goals in 123 appearances from 1997 to 2010.

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4. Frank Lampard: 176

Premier League All time Top Goal Scorers, Frank Lampard
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Frank Lampard is currently playing for the English club Manchester City as a central midfielder or attacking midfielder. In 2005, Frank Lampard was elected as the prestigious FWA Footballer of the Year award and also received the FWA Tribute Award in 2010. He played for West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester United in his EPL career with scoring a total of 176 premier league goals. He is currently at No. 4 in the list of premier league all time top goal scorers.

During his 13 long years (2001-2014) with Chelsea, Lampard scored 147 goals in 429 appearances and for Manchester City, he scored 5 goals so far in 24 appearances since his transfer. He capped 106 international matches for the England national team, from 1999 to 2014 and scored 29 international goals in his career.

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3. Wayne Rooney: 184

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Wayne Rooney is currently one of the best English forwards who has also been used in various midfield roles. Rooney has achieved the England Player of the Year award three times in his football career and also won the FWA Player of the Year award in 2010. His 184 premier league goals earned him the 3rd place in premier league all time top goal scorers list. He has played for Everton and Manchester United in his premier league career.

Rooney scored 15 goals in 67 matches for Everton, before joining Manchester United in 2004. The rest of his goals (169) came in 333 appearances for Manchester United till now. He is considerably, one of the most influential players for the Manchester United. Besides his English premier league career, Wayne Rooney netted a total 47 goals for England in his 102 international appearances.

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2. Andy Cole: 187

Premier League All time Top Goal Scorers, Andy Cole
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The former English footballer Andy Cole is one of the legendary Manchester United player who has won numerous trophies in his premier league career. He was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year for his outstanding club performances. During his time with premier league, Andy Cole has played for Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Fulham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Portsmouth. He grabs the 2nd position in our list of premier league all time top goal scorers with his amazing 187 English Premier league goals.

From 1995 to 2001, Andy Cole played for the Manchester United scoring 93 goals in 195 matches and for the Manchester City, he scored 9 goals in 22 appearances in 2005/06 season of Barclays premier league. He was able to score only a single goal for the England national team from 1995 to 2002, in his 15 international appearances.

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1. Allan Shearer: 260

 All time Top Goal Scorers, Allan Shearer
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Here we come, the table topper in the premier league all time top scorers is Allan Shearer. This retired English footballer is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of the world football. After his retirement, he has worked as a football analyst for the British Broadcasting Corp. Allan Shearer was awarded the Player of the Year by Football Writers’ Association in 1994 and was also awarded the PFA player of the Year in 1995. He played for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United in his premier league career. Allan Shearer scored a stunning untouchable 260 premier league goals which has secured him at no.1 top goal scorer in the premier league.

For the Blackburn Rovers, he scored 112 goals in 138 appearances from 1992-1996 and scored 148 premier league goals for Newcastle in between 1996 and 2006 in his 303 matches. Alongside his glorious premier league career, he was also a reputed national team player who scored 30 international goals in 63 appearances from 1992 to 2000.

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The English Premier League authority doles out a huge amount of money every year to grab the best footballers all over the world to become the a part of the English premier league clubs. With immense pressure, all these great players perform while in the field, as they not only face the top league club contenders but also do better in the game in front of millions of English football fans worldwide. Those who keep calm and perform to enlist their names in football history, indeed deserve the celebration and the love of millions.

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Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015

American football is one of the most popular sports in America. The game is originated from Rugby and in United States, the game is recognized as just football. Moreover, in another South American country, Canada, the game is known as ‘Gridiron’. The first match of American football was played long ago in 1869. The match was played between the college teams of Princeton and Rutgers. Since then, the professional football and college football are the most popular sports in United States. In 2012, around 70,000 college athletes and about 1.1 million high school athletes took part in American football.

The National Football League, NFL is a football championship, which has earned very much popularity in America. NFL championship is holding the record of highest average attendance of any sports leagues in the world. NFL is also blessed with some huge amount of income, notably about $10 billion income per year.

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Highest Paid NFL Players 2015:

The NFL players are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The players with their sponsor endorsements and annual team salary, become one of the richest in the world. Today, we have enlisted top 10 highest paid NFL players in 2015.

Let’s have a look at the list. If you want to know who is the highest paid NFL player, it is the perfect list you will be looking for.

10. Ben Roethlisberger

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Ben Roethlisberger
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The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger is at no. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Before drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004, he played football for the Miami. The 6 feet 5 inches tall, Ben is currently holding a 6-year contract with Pittsburgh Steelers, which will be valid till 2016. The team contract he signed is presently valued over $87.9 million including the signing bonus of $25.2 million. Now he is earning $14.6 million as an annual team salary in addition with the $33.2 million of guaranteed income.

In the last season of NFL, Ben Roethlisberger bagged a total $18.8 million, which includes $12.1 million basic salary and $6.7 million of restructure bonus. So far, in this year of NFL, his current career earnings have reached over $93.2 million with the release value of $13.5 million.

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9. Ndamukong Suh

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Ndamukong Suh is a Detroit Lions defensive tackle, who started football for the Nebraska. Suh was first drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2010 as a 1st round 2nd overall pick. In the NFL, he is heighted about 6 feet 4 inches and weighed 307 pounds. Suh is currently in a 5-year contract with Detroit Lions, which will leave him as a free agent this year. His contract is worth of $64.5 million with the Detroit Lions. He has now managed to earn $12.9 million yearly average salary along with the guaranteed income of $23.2 million.

In the 2014-15 season of NFL, his earnings have reached to a total of $22.4 million including the basic salary of $12.5 million and $6.2 restructure bonus money. With all these huge amount of money, Ndamukong Suh stays at no. 9 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. So far, this year he has earned $51.5 million where his release value being $19.4 million.

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8. Greg Hardy

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Greg Hardy
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Greg Hardy is currently playing for Carolina Panthers in NFL as a defensive end. He started his football career playing college football for the Mississippi. Then in 2010 NFL draft, Hardy was picked by the Carolina Panthers as a 6th round 175th overall pick. The 6 feet 4 inches and 290 lb, Greg Hardy has made a 1 year contract with Carolina Panthers and in 2016, he will be a free agent as the contract said. His contract values over $13.1 million and he is earning the amount as an annual income with his team.

In the last season of NFL, he has earned a total cap hit of $13.1 million, which is his basic team salary. In the current NFL season, Greg Hardy’s career earnings have reached to $2.7 million with the release value of $13.1 million. Greg Hardy makes his mark at no. 7 in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

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7. Philip Rivers

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The current San Diego Chargers player, Philip Rivers plays as a quarterback in National Football League. Firstly, he played college football for the New York City state. Then in 2004, Philip was drafted by the San Diego Chargers as a 1st round 4th overall NFL pickup. He has a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weight of 228 lb as listed in NFL. Currently, he is playing in a 6-year contract with San Diego Chargers. The signing will last up to 2016, leaving him a free agent.

According to the contract, he will earn a total $91.8 million with his current team, which also includes $19.5 million signing bonus. Currently, he earns approximately $15.3 million as an average annual salary in addition with a total $38 million guaranteed income for his contract signing. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Philip Rivers has managed to earn a total cap hit of $16.6 million including $13.8 million basic salary from the team and a total of $1.6 million restructure bonus. In our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015, Philip Rivers makes it to no. 7 with his net worth. He earns about $106.1 million till date in the current season of NFL.

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6. Sam Bradford

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Sam Bradford is now playing for the St. Louis Rams as an efficient quarterback in NFL. He finished his college football career for the Oklahoma City. Then in 2010, Sam was drafted by the Sam Louis Rams as a 1st round 1st overall selection. He has signed a 6-year contract with his team and the term will be valid up to 2016. The contract he signed for the St. Louis Rams is valued over $78 million, including $17.9 million of signing bonus. Currently, Sam Bradford is earning $13 million as an annual salary and he also has a total of $50 million guaranteed income according to his contract. Sam Bradford is at no. 6 position in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

In the last NFL season, Sam has earned a total cap hit of $17.6 million, which includes the basic salary of $14 million and $3 million of signing bonus. In the current season of NFL, he has earned a total $51 million so far in addition with the releasing value of $7.1 million.

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5. Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace started his football career playing for the Mississippi. Currently, he is playing for the Miami Dolphins in the NFL as a wide receiver. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ draftee, Mike Wallace was first picked in the 2009 as a 3rd round 84th overall pick. The 6 feet tall and 200 lb, Mike Wallace is holding the 5-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and the signing will leave him as a free agent in 2018. With around $60 million contract value and $11 million signing bonus, Mike Wallace is at no. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

According to his contract, he is earning a total of $30 million guaranteed income in addition with $12 million annual team salary. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, he earns a total cap hit of $17.25 million including $15 million basic salary and $2.2 million signing bonus. In the current NFL season, he has earned about $16.6 million so far with the release value of $26.8 million for the Miami Dolphins.

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4. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning is a NFL quarterback and currently plays for the Denver Broncos. Before drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 1998, Peyton played college football for the Tennessee. He is about 6 feet 5 inches tall with 230 lb. The NFL team Denver Broncos has signed him a 5 year contract which will make him a free agent in 2017. Peyton’s contract with his current team values a total of $96 million where his current annual income is $19.2 million. He also has a total of $58 million guaranteed income with the Denver Broncos.

In the 2014/15 NFL season, he has managed to earn approximately $17.5 million, which includes $15 million of basic salary and $2.5 million as a restructure bonus. Peyton Manning has been selected for the no. 4 position in the list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. In the current season of NFL, his career earning reached to $242.7 million with the $22.5 million of release value.

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3. Eli Manning

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The New York Giant quarterback, Eli Manning is one of the highest paid NFL players 2015 with his no. 3 spot in this list. Eli Manning started his career for Mississippi and was drafted by the New York Giants in 2004 as a 1st round 1st overall pick up. The 6 feet 4 inches tall and 218 lb, Eli is a current contract holder with the New York Giants for 6 years, which will be valid upto 2016. His contract with the New York Giants values about $97.5 million including $13 million of signing bonus.

Eli Manning currently earns $16.2 million per year as an annual team salary and has a total guaranteed income of $35 million according to his contract deal. In the 2014/15 season of NFL, Eli Manning has managed to earn a total cap hit of $20.4 million, which includes $15 million basic salary and another $2.25 million restructure bonus fee. In the current season of NFL, Eli Manning’s earnings have reached to a total $135.1 million with the release value of $7.5 million.

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2. Gerald McCoy

Top 10 Highest Paid NFL Players 2015, Gerald McCoy
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Gerald McCoy is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive tackle in NFL. McCoy started his football career playing college football for the Oklahoma City. The 6 feet 4 inches heighted was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a 1st round 3rd overall pick in the NFL draft of 2010. Gerald McCoy has made a contract for 6 years with his team Tampa Bay Buccaneers which will make him a free agent in 2022. His contract value worth a total of $95.2 million with his current team, which includes $2.5 million of signing bonus.  Gerald McCoy is holding the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015.

He earns $15.8 million as his average annual salary and also has a guaranteed income of $51.5 million for his contract. In the 2014/15 NFL season, McCoy has earned a total cap hit of $20.8 million, which includes the signing bonus of $1.1 million and a basic team salary of $20.8 million. So far, he is earning $44.4 million with the release value of $20.2 million in the current season of NFL.

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1. Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler is a quarterback National Football League player who currently plays for the Chicago Bears. Cutler also played college football for the Vanderbilt University. Denver Broncos drafted him as a 1st round 11th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The 6 feet 3 inches and 220 lb weighted, Jay Cutler is one of the influential player in NFL. He is now holding a 7 years contract with Chicago Bears and the contract will be valid till 2021. Cutler has earned a total of $ 126.7 million contract value with Chicago Bears.

Now his yearly salary is $ 18.1 million as well as a total guaranteed income of $ 54 million according to his contract. In the 2014-15 NFL season, Jay Cutler has earned a total of $18.5 million, which include $17.5 million as a basic salary and $1 million as a restructure bonus. In the current season of NFL, his earnings till date are $58.2 million where the release value being about $38 million.

Jay Cutler is the most successful NFL player indeed with his enormous income. He is the highest paid NFL player in our list holding the no. 1 place.

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Our top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015 may be extended by including the NFL stars like Brian Orakpo and Adrian Peterson. Orakpo has earned a total $11.4 million where Peterson has managed $14.4 million in the current season of NFL. Hope you’ve enjoyed our list of top 10 highest paid NFL players 2015. Don’t forget to give us your valuable comment in the box below.

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Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All time

The NFL quarterback is the most glamorous figure in United States. The quarterback is the hope and dreams of his team. He also carries the flag for the entire cities, religions and the way of life. The pressure they live in is unreal. It is a fact that, the Americans look to the NFL gladiator for controlled violence, strength and stamina. The NFL quarterback is the one member of entourage which combines with intelligence, leadership and strategic thought. They are the brute force to control the game and ultimately emerge as victorious.

Sports fans consider the best NFL quarterbacks of all time as icons that define cities and dynasties. In order to be defined as the best quarterbacks of all time, the signal caller must combine top-shelf mechanics with the game-time decision making. Beyond the nuts and bolts of execution, the NFL quarterback must have the ability to win.

Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All time:

Today, Sporty Ghost will introduce the top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time. All of them are very much popular football players and also have achieved much popularity in the course of their career.

Let’s scroll down the list and find the best NFL quarterback of them all.

10: Fran Tarkenton:

Top 10 Best NFL Quarterbacks of All time, Fran Tarkenton
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Fran Tarkenton is better known as the “mobile quarterback”. He was renowned to evade the rushers in the pocket and also scramble to the outside to keep the games alive and drop bombs into the receivers’ hands. He is historically identified with his two separate stints, the Minnesota Vikings and the Purple People Eaters. In fact, the 1970s Minnesota Vikings and Bud Grant are also infamous for losing three separate Super Bowls to Pittsburgh, Miami and Oakland. Fran also performed miserably at the Big Game as the talented Vikings were outclassed along all the fronts.

The Steel Curtain harassed him to go 11 for 26 and passing for 102 yards with 3 interceptions along a quarterback rating of just 14. Nevertheless, the Super Bowl failure can’t dispute the fact that Fran Tarkenton is one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time. He finished his career with 3,674 rushing yards and retired as a top quarterback in terms of completions (3,686), touchdowns (342) and yardage (47,003).

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9. Otto Graham:

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Otto Graham is one of the greatest winners in any sports. The former running back forged the switch to quarterback at the professional football level. He guided the Cleveland franchise to ten straight titles and four All-American Football Conferences and 3 NFL championships. Otto Graham’s sportsmanship and his staggering feats dominated the American Football more than any dynasty.

Graham claimed 3 titles after the Browns entered the NFL in 1950, which included a 56-10 shellacking of the Detroit Lions. Otto Graham led the AFC and NFL in passing upon 5 separate seasons with his 23,584 passing yards. We put him at the 9th place in our list of top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

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8. Steve Young:

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Steve Young was never regarded as a Golden Boy. Young ran the option in Connecticut, before he stumbled as a traditional passer at Brigham Young University. Steve Young was ultimately drafted into NFL by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But, they promptly drafted Vinny Testeverde, discarding Steve Young as a bust, just prior to send him off to the San Francisco 49ers. Steve Young didn’t spend his time to take his seat behind 4-times Super Bowl winner Joe Montana. The fiery lefty showed his athletic ability during his spot duty and carried a clipboard for the San Francisco 49ers for the Super Bowl XXIII and XXIV. Steve Young dazzled the coaching staff with his amazing ability to improvise and deftly facilitate the West Coast offense and actually won the MVP award in 1992.

Young was best known for the magical season of 1994, where he led the San Francisco 49ers to a 1303 mark, behind 70% passing, 35 touchdowns through the air and a total of 3,969 yards. He also led the team to destroy the San Diego Chargers by 49-26 in the Super Bowl XXIX by tossing a record 6 TD passes. Thus Steve Young marked his name as one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

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7. Peyton Manning:

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Peyton Manning is famous for his stunning consistency as he has been so good for so long. He facilitated the staggering statistical resumes of the receivers at Indianapolis. Prior to his neck injury, Manning had aired out the football for over 3,500 yards with 25 touchdowns for 13 straight NFL seasons and has won AP NFL Player of the Year for 4 times. At 37, Peyton Manning stands poised to finish his career first in passing yards, completions and touchdowns. His career 97.2 quarterback rating stand second only to Steve Young. His 2004 NFL season of 4,557 yards and then a record 49 touchdowns ranked him as one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

Peyton Manning led the 2013 Denver Broncos to 606 points which is remembered as one of the most prolific offenses of all time NFL history which is only to be routed 43-8 in the Super Bowl competition by the Seattle Seahawks.

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6. Johnny Unitas:

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Johnny Unitas laid down the base stone for the modern era of forward passing and quarterback. He also paved the way for Peyton Manning as a star NFL quarterback for the Colts franchise and Unitas has made himself the first and foremost great signal caller in the history of NFL.

Johnny Unitas marched his team Baltimore Colts towards 2 NFL crowns and 1 Super Bowl Championship. Most importantly, he helped usher football into television and the modern era of football by defeating the New York Giants in a 23-17 overtime game as a total 45 million American viewers turned into the NBC broadcast for ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’ in the history of NFL.

Johnny ultimately went on to revolutionize NFL offense with 40,239 total passing yards and a total of 290 touchdowns, which is now ranking as the 14th and 9th respectively in the NFL history. The no. 6 place has been denoted for him in the list of top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

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5. Brett Favre:

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Brett Favre was a very popular NFL figure in the Green Bay Packer franchise. He is best regarded for his joy for football, his imposing arm strength and frozen tundra heroics. The ironman had started a record 297 consecutive regular season and playoff games. Brett Favre finished his NFL career as first in passing completions (6,300) with 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns. He was awarded as the one Super Bowl chip and AP NFL MVP three times in his career.

Favre is undoubtedly blessed with the strongest arm in the history of NFL. His tendency to ditch the playbook and improvise, often embarrass the gaffes. Brett Favre will remain much beloved in Wisconsin.

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4. Tom Brady:

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Tom Brady is one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time. The sixth-round draft has already appeared in 5 Super Bowl Championships-winning three of them. The generation’s winner Tom Brady earns tens of millions of dollars annually, nabbing three Super Bowl titles by playing pitch and catch with the teammates like Troy Brown, Kevin Faulk, David Patten, Bethel Johnson and Deion Branch.

Brady has carried the New England Patriots offensive rosters to a new level. The New England signed Wes Welker, Randy Moss and Donte Stallworth in 2007 in order to reload at wide receiver for yet another NFL Super Bowl run. Tom Brady finished the season with a 69% completion with 4,806 yards and a record 50 touchdowns.

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3. Dan Marino:

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Dan Marino is regarded as the greatest pure passer in the history of NFL. He grabs the no. 3 spot in the list of top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time. With his quick release ability and delivering the ball into the tight quarters with precision, Dan Marino proved himself to be the greatest quarterbacks in NFL. The 2005 American Football Hall of Famers spent his 17-year football career with the Miami Dolphins and upon retirement, he owned every significant passing record for the Dolphins.

The pitchman performed as a virtual stiff behind the center and his quick release rarely took sacks. Dan Marino was sacked only 6 times in 1988, when he dropped back to pass for 606 attempts. In the 1984 season of NFL, Marino threw for 5,084 yards and a total 48 touchdowns.

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2. John Elway:

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John Elway is every inch golden boy quarterback in this list. He is the son of college coach Jack Elway and emerged as the top recruit in the nation after finishing his stellar high school career in Southern California. Very soon, he established his name to be one of the most dangerous threat to run or pass and finished his amateur football career atop. He was the most physically gifted athlete at that time. John Elway was widely known with his fourth quarter comeback and a record with 47 drives to tie or win the game.

The 37 aged Elway finally achieved the Super Bowl glory by going vintage Orange Crush. The star loaded Denver Broncos repeated as champions the following season of NFL and John Elway finished his career by winning 2 Super Bowl rings alongside a total of 51,475 yards passing.

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1. Joe Montana:

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Most of the football fans recognize the fact that Joe Montana has thwarted nearly every modern era’s claim to the greatness on the field of football. Montana carried the San Francisco 49ers into 4 Super Bowl Championships, claimed 4 MVP awards and won 4 separate Lombardi trophies. His perfect Big Game legacy is impossible to overtake. He is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

Joe Montana, the legend went on 83 for 122 to pass for 1,142 yards and a record 11 touchdowns against zero interception in four Super Bowl games. At the stage of Big game, he translated into an astronomical 127.8 NFL quarterback rating. In 1979 third-round pick, Montana arrived at a middling San Francisco franchise as a scrawny and left as the forefront of the controls to the greatest offensive dynasty in the history of NFL.

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Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time

Serie A is a professional football league competition. Top Italian football clubs take part in Serie A, where they prove themselves to be the best. Serie A has been operating since the season of 1929-30. The football competition has been responsible for producing a number of great players since the beginning. Serie A has become one of the best football leagues in the world. In fact, the league was considered the best football league in the world in the 90’s. The Serie A players are notably the best in footwork, some for their goal-keeping performance, and some for their goal-scoring abilities.

Sporty Ghost have enlisted the top 10 footballers as the Serie A top goal scorers of all time in Italian history. So, let’s take a look and most importantly don’t forget to give us your valuable comments.

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time:

10. Alessandro Del Piero, 188

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, Alessandro Del Piero
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Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero plays as a deep-lying forward for the team. He is currently playing in Indian Super League for the team Delhi Dynamos FC. His Italian Serie A career has been flourished by 188 goals in 478 matches during his time. His club career spanned from 1993 to 2012 with an average of 0.39 goals per Serie A match. Considering the number of goals he scored in Serie A, Alessandro Del Piero is in the 10th place in the list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. Here are some stats of his amazing goal records for different Serie A clubs-

Padova: 1991-1993: 14 matches: 1 goal
Juventus: 1993-2012: 513 matches: 208 goals

During his international football career, between 1995-2008, he netted 27 goals in 91 international appearances.

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9. Giuseppe Signori, 188

Former Italian striker Giuseppe Signori was an important part of Italian team in 1994 FIFA World Cup, where Italy reached the final. He scored a total of 188 goals, same as Del Piero, but in less Serie A matches, 344. During his club career, between 1991 to 2004, Signori had enjoyed much playing in Italian serie A. He scored at an average of 0.55 goals per Serie A match. The reason is very clear, why his name has been inducted at no.9 in our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. His Serie A club profile and international records are given below-

Lazio: 1992-1997: 152 matches: 117 goals
Bologna: 1998-2004: 142 matches: 70 goals.
Italy: 1992-1995: 28 matches: 7 goals.

8. Kurt Hamrin, 190

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, Kurt Hamrin
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Former Swedish footballer Kurt Hamrin is widely regarded as the finest footballer for his incredible dribbling ability. He is also one of the greatest Swedish footballers of all time sports history. In Italian Serie A, Hamrin scored 190 goals in his 400 appearances during his club career between 1956 and 1971. With an average 0.48 goal record per match, Kurt Hamrin is placed at no. 8 in our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. He had a glorious Serie A career by playing in different Italian clubs.

Juventus: 1956-1957: 23 matches: 8 goals
Padova: 1957-1958: 30 matches: 20 goals
Fiorentina: 1958-1967: 289 matches: 150 goals
AC Milan: 1967-1969: 36 matches: 9 goals.
Napoli: 1967-1971: 22 matches: 3 goals

He also played an important part for the Swedish National team, scoring 17 goals in 32 international matches between 1953-1965.

7. Antonio Di Natale, 203

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time , Antonio Di Natale
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Antonio Di Natale is an Italian playmaker who currently plays for Serie A team Udinese as a forward. He was awarded the Serie A Capocannoniere award two times consecutively in 2009/10 and 2010/11 season of serie A. From 2002 till now, Antonio Di Natale has gathered 203 goals in his bag in 414 Serie A matches. He is at no.7 in our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. He averaged 0.49 goals per Serie A match during his career. Here are some of his records-

Empoli: 1996-2004: 158 matches: 49 goals
Udinese: 2004- now : 350 matches: 185 goals
Italy: 2002-2012: 42 matches: 11 goals

Antonio is a quick, hardworking and versatile striker with a lethal sharp eye for goal. He is able to play anywhere along the front and better known as a lone striker.

6. Roberto Baggio, 205

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Roberto Baggio is a technically gifted Italian playmaker and is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He is not only renowned for his curling free kicks but also for his incredible pace and dribbling. Baggio was named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993 and also won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or the same year. He ended his remarkable Serie A career with 205 goals in 452 appearances between 1985 and 2004. With an average of 0.45 goal per Serie A match, he inducted himself at no. 6 place in the list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. This creative footballer has played for many Italian Serie A club as follows-

Vicenza: 1982-1985: 36 matches: 13 goals
Fiorentina: 1985-1990: 94 matches: 39 goals
Juventus: 1990-1995: 141 matches: 78 goals
Milan: 1995-1997: 51 matches: 12 goals
Bologna: 1997-1998: 30 matches: 22 goals
Internazionale: 1998-2000: 41 matches: 9 goals
Brescia: 2000-2004: 95 matches: 45 goals.
Italy: 1988-2004: 56 matches: 27 goals

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5. José Altafini, 216

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, José Altafini
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Jose Altafini is regarded as one of Italian Serie A’s as well as Milan’s greatest footballers ever. He was the most complete striker of his generation with his well-rounded striking performance. He was quick and strong and a prolific goal scorer all through his footballing career. He held the record for most goals in a single European Cup for more than 50 years untill the record was broken by Lionel Messi. Altafini scored a total of 216 goals in 459 Serie A appearances during his club career between 1958-1976. He stays at 5th place in our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time with an average of 0.47 goal per match. He is a hallmark for playing powerful and accurate shots.

AC Milan: 1958-1965: 205 matches: 120 goals
Napoli: 1965- 1972: 180 matches: 71 goals
Juventus: 1972-1976: 74 matches: 25 goals
Brazil: 1957-1958: 8 matches: 4 goals
Italy: 1961-1962: 6 matches: 5 goals.

4. Giuseppe Meazza, 216

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, Giuseppe Meazza
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Giuseppe Meazza is widely regarded as the best player of his generation as well as the greatest Italian player of all time. Meazza led Italy to win two consecutive FIFA world cup football, notably in 1934 at home and in 1938 as the captain of Italian team. He won the Golden ball award in 1934 world cup. He is best known for his technical skill and prolific goal-scoring ability. Meazza was often nicknamed as “il genio” (the genius) by the press during his time. He is the second highest goal scorer for the Italian National Team.

Internazionale: 1927-1940: 348 matches: 241 goals
Milan: 1940-1942: 37 matches: 9 goals
Juventus: 1942-1943: 27 matches: 10 goals
Varese: 1944: 20 matches: 7 goals
Internazionale: 1946-1947: 17 matches: 2 goals
Italy: 1930-1939: 53 matches: 33 goals.

3. Gunnar Nordahl, 225

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, Gunnar Nordahl
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Gunnar Nordahl is a Swedish professional football player and a former Italian Serie A footballer. He was best known for his spell at AC Milan from 1949 to 1956. During that peroid, Gunnar Nordahl won two Scudetto titles and was awarded Capocannonieri awards more than any other footballer in the history of Italian Serie A. He is best regarded as the greatest Swedish player of all time. With an average 0.77 goals per Serie A match, he is at no. 3 in our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time. He is famous for his pace and attacking football. Here are some stats on his football career.

AC Milan: 1949-1956: 257 matches: 210 goals
Roma: 1956-1958: 34 matches: 15 goals
Sweden: 1942-1948: 33 matches: 43 goals.

2. Francesco Totti, 240

Serie A Top Goal Scorers of All time, Francesco Totti
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Francesco Totti is a creative playmaker who is famous for his goal scoring ability and technical skill. He is considered to be one of the best Italian footballers of all time. Being one of the most talented players in his generation, he is Roma’s greatest player ever. He was awarded Oscar del calcio AIC a record 11 times including five Italian Footballer of the Year awards. Totti is the FIFA World Cup winner for Italy in 2006 and Euro finalist in 2000. He is one of the most popular footballers in Europe. He is the 2nd highest goal scorer in Italian Serie A with his one and only club Roma.

Roma: 1992-now: 582 matches: 240 goals.
Italy: 1998-2006: 58 matches: 9 goals

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1. Silvio Piola, 274

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Silvio Piola is known as a highly prominent football figure is the history of Italian football. He is the greatest striker of his generation. He is the winner of 1938 FIFA World Cup for Italy. The world cup was as remarkable for him as he scored two goals in the final and finished the tournament as the second best player. He is the third in all-time top goal scorers for Italy. Piola is the player we are looking for our list of Serie A top goal scorers of all time.

Lazio: 1934-1943: 227 matches: 143 goals
Juventus: 1945-1947: 57 matches: 26 goals
Italy: 1935-1952: 34 matches: 30 goals.

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Top 10 Most Controversial Footballers of All time

There are always some footballers who simply can’t stay away to be the headlines. They are very much keen to attract the public attention, whatever the intention is. All these footballers are the controversial figures in the football world. Each one of these has a story and they fill those role with alarming ease. The controversial footballers are adored by their teammates as there is no doubt about their desire to win the game. It’s just the nature of behavior that make the change and establish themselves as the villains in football. They become the natural hate figures to the fans. On the other hand, the media light seems to have a habit to pick up every wrong move they make.

Today Sporty Ghost brings to you the list of top 10 most controversial footballers of all time. The list may contradict and you may disagree.  So, don’t forget to put your comments below.

Top 10 most controversial footballers of all time:

10. Rene Higuita

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Rene Higuita is Colombian goalkeeper and widely regarded as a comical figure by many. He was actually infamous for the “scorpion kick” save in 1995 against England. In a match against Cameroon in 1990, he attempted to dribble past Roger Milla only to lose possession and allow the opponent to score a goal. He is nicknamed as “El Loco”. Higuita missed 1994 Fifa world cup in USA as he was in prison for a kidnapping charge.

Even the Colombian goalkeeper had a well acquaintance with the drug lord Pablo Escober and frequently used his influence. He was headlined for several times for abusing drugs.  In 2004, he was tested positive for cocaine use. For all these reasons, Rene Higuita is one of the most controversial footballers of all time.

9: Joey Barton

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Marseille midfielder Joey Barton is another controversial footballer in our list. Barton has done a lot in his life including a 12- match ban for a random spate of attacks on opposition, stubbing a cigar in a young player’s eye, coming to blows with a fan, and so on.

The most serious incident took place in 2007, when Joey Barton involved in a fight in Liverpool City Centre. According to BBC, Barton was charged with assault in that incident and ultimately sentenced to six months imprisonment. He was awarded a further four-month suspension when he involved in a training ground fight with his former teammate, Ousmane Dabo. However, the controversies he provoked are distinguished for mere regularity.

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8: Sinisa Mihajlovic

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The former Serbian defender, Sinisa Mihajlovic is remembered for two main reasons-for his wonderful free kicks and secondly, the frequent acts of indiscipline. During the early days of his career, when Serbia was tearing apart, most of his gruesome acts were happened against Croatian opposition. Most notably, the player named Igor Stimac, who tangled with Sinisa on a number of occasions and their clash as managers over the past few weeks is the remarkable one.

As a manager of Serbia, Sinisa Mihajlovic had not shield away from making headlines after banning a young midfielder Adem Ljajic from the Serbian National side for not singing the national anthem.

7: Harald Schumacher

He is very much remembered for the incidence that took place in the 1982 World Cup semifinal.

Schumacher deliberately took out the French defender Patrick Battiston when he was running towards the goal. He left Battiston unconscious with damaged vertebrae and three cracked ribs. Schumacher’s challenge on that day is still remembered as one of the worst in the history of football.

6: Luis Suarez

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The Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez is quite familiar of being the news headlines very often. At World Cup qualification match, Suarez threw a punch at Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara in Santiago. His Patrick Evra incident at EPL was another memorable mishap. Last FIFA World Cup was widely remarkable for him, biting Italian defender Cheillini. The handed the ball by Suarez is another one to remember in 2010 world cup against Ghana. Luis Suarez is full of controversies. We put him at 6 in our list of top 10 most controversial footballers of all time.

5: Edmundo

Once Edmundo was named as the “most hated player in Brazil”. During his career, Edmundo ‘O Animal’ was a one-man wrecking the ball with temper. Besides his unusual acts on the pitch, he never ever managed to control his emotion for the team.

In his club Vasco Da gama, he was treated as a legend, although his time at the club was divided into five separate spells. In 1995, the drunk Edmundo crashed three people in Rio.  However, he has never been sentenced for the incident.

For Brazil, he capped in total 39 games and was a great attacking midfielder for the country. There was no doubt for his abilities as a player. But, he was a tough figure to handle.

4: John Terry

Top 10 Most Controversial Footballers of All time, John Terry
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England and Chelsea defender John Terry is very much prominent figure for so many controversial conducts. From an affair with his teammate’s partner to mocking Americans in a Heathrow hotel, the Chelsea captain never made his life easier.

It is thought to be the lowest point of Terry’s career when he racially abused the QPR defender Anton Ferdinand. Later in court of justice, the case was postponed due to lack of enough evidence. However, the FA later ruled that John Terry was found guilty of breaking their own rules.

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3: Eric Cantona

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Several on this list will testify that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. Eric Contana is closer to the line than any other footballer. His Kung-fu-kick attack on a Crystal Palace supporter in 1995 is regarded as the most infamous incident in his tumultuous football career.

The incident earned him an eight-month ban from football. On contrary, Contana has shown remorse over that event and he describes as “a dream” to his fans. The forward left French football under a cloud followed by an event when he threw a ball intentionally at referee during his time at Nimes. His other mishaps include kicking a ball into the crowd, tearing his jersey off having been substituted as well as insulting the coach Herni Michel, and many more. The controversial French forward prematurely announced his retirement at the age of 25.

2: Paolo Di Canio

Top 10 Most Controversial Footballers of All time, Paolo Di Canio
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The former Italian has gained his reputation (!) as both player and manager. His controversial acts always took the attention of Italian media by getting a repeated newspaper headlines. In 1996, his Milan career was ended due to an argument with manager Fabio Capello. He also had to leave Juventus for creating problems with the manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

His most controversial moment took place at English Premier League when the Italian shoved referee Paul Alcock to the ground after being sent off in a match against Arsenal in 1998. The incident cost him a 11-match ban from football. Besides his football career, his political career have been well known for causing much controversy. De Canio provoked controversy with a trademark fascist salute to his supporters, while playing for Lazio.

1: Diego Maradona

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Diego Maradona is rated as the best footballer of all time in soccer. Besides, he is also the most controversial of them all. The most memorable incident took place in 1986 FIFA World Cup, Mexico. It was a quarterfinal match against England and the no. 10 scored the two most historic goals in football- including his infamous “hand of God” goal and a magical goal from his own half later known as “the Goal of the Century”.

Finally, the ’94 World Cup brought an end to his international career. He was sent home after two games in the tournament announcing that Maradona has failed a drug test. During his time at Napoli side, his spell was again blighted by a lengthy suspension for cocaine misuse.

Our list tops Diego Maradona as the most controversial footballer of all time. He may be a great player in football, but while the fairness of football is concerned, he is the villain who is leading the list of top 10 most controversial footballers of all time.

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Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

Sports clubs are kind of organizations of athletic members who participate in the various sports leagues in the world. These are one of the largest commercial networks which are consisting of popular professional players who represent their particular clubs in popular sports leagues and have a huge viewership throughout the world. Signing the top players cost these clubs a huge amount of money every year. The eminent clubs are always willing to take the risk as they all know that with the popular names associated with them, people will watch the game with much more interest. As a result, all these renowned sports clubs earn a great deal of money.

Today, Sporty Ghost brings to you the list of Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners. Not necessarily, all they had to be sportsmen to be an owner of a sport club, majority of them are high business tycoons. In fact, all of them are not only sports fan but also some intelligent money investors.

Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World

10. Joe Lewis

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Joe Lewis is a British businessman who currently owns the English professional football club, Tottenham Hotspur of English Premier League. He is a billionaire with an estimated wealth of $4.2 billion. Joe Lewis is enlisted as the ninth wealthiest person in United Kingdom, according to Forbes. He has established himself as a currency trader back in 1980s and 1990s. He currently lives in Bahamas as a tax exile.

But still, he is an active FX trader. The event, Black Wednesday was thought to be the main reason behind Joe Lewis’s incredible source money. Currently, he is in a process of opening a multi-building center for medical science near Orlando, this year.

9. Micky Arison

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Micky Arison, an Israeli-born American businessman who is currently the owner of NBA’s Miami Heat. Micky is acting as the chairman of Carnival Corporation, which is the largest cruise operator of the world. He was also the CEO of this company, from 1979 to 2013, and then replaced by Arnold W. Donald, who also had served the company for 12 years. Ted Arison, the son of Micky Arison, is the co-founder of Carnival Corporation.

Micky Arison owns two 200 feet long yachts, which have been his home for many years. Likewise, many other big bosses in the world, Micky was also a drop out from University of Miami. He is the 169th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes in 2011, with the estimated $5.9 billion money into his account. Micky Arison’s trump card LeBron James is one of the highest paid athletes in the recent time in sports.

8. Richard DeVos

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Richard DeVos is the 60th wealthiest person in the United States and 205th in the world, according to the Forbes’ list in 2012. With a net worth of around $5 billion, Richard DeVos is the owner of Orlando Magic in NBA. The American businessman ranks 8th in our list of top 10 richest sports clubs owners in the world. Along with Jay Van Andel, he is the co-founder of Amway group. It is a multi-purpose American company, which provides the daily dose of American lifestyle.

7. Silvio Berlusconi

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Silvio Berlusconi, the media tycoon and an Italian politician, who served three times as Italian Prime Minister. As a member of our top 10 richest sports club owners in the world, Berlusconi owns the Italian Serie A football club, AC Milan. Forbes ranked him the 141th richest man in the world in 2015, while his net worth was estimated $8.0 billion. For his powerful gesture in all around Italy, he was nicknamed as “The Knight”.

He is also the 12th powerful man in the world, according to Forbes in 2009. However, irrespective of his political power, Silvio Berlusconi is currently facing some allegations due to tax fraud and sexual harassment.

6. Philip Anschutz

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Philip Anschutz is an American entrepreneur, who bought out his father’s drilling company in 1961. The American business tycoon is the co-founder of Major League Soccer in United States. He also owns multiple teams, like Chicago fire, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes. He also showed his influence in NBA by owning Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Kings.

In 2014, Forbes magazine enlisted his name as the 38th richest person in the United States with an estimated wealth of $11 billion. He stays at no 6 in the list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.

5. Roman Abramovich

Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World, Chelsea
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A Russian businessman, investor and politician, Roman Abramovich is the current owner of the English Premier League club, Chelsea. He raised a Private investment company named Millhouse LLC, which deals with multiple assets like Russian Aluminum, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, and Russian Oil companies (Gazprom Neft) etc. in 2015, Roman Abramovich has gathered an estimated wealth of around 9.1 billion, which makes him the 12th richest man in Russia. However, the Chelsea owner has gone through some difficult time when he deliberately fired the manager Andre Villas-Boas.

4. Mikhail Prokhorov

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He is a Russian politician, a multi-billionaire and the current owner of NBA team, Brooklyn Nets. He completed his graduation from Moscow Finance Institute. Afterwards, he worked in the financial sector and subsequently, with hardship attained the success of being such a rich man. The metal man was better known for his Norilsk Nickel, which is the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer.

He also owned the largest Gold producing company in Russia, named Polyus Gold. He was a candidate in Russian Presidential election in 2012, where he turned third by getting 7.94% of total vote. With the estimated net wealth of $10.9 billion, Mikhail Prokhorov is the no. 4 in our list of top 10 richest ports club owners in the world.

3. Paul Allen

Paul Allen is a famous Microsoft guy, who is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation along with Bill Gates. He is also a philanthropist, an investor and over all a sports lover. He is the current owner of American professional NBA basketball team Portland Trail Blazers. He also owns a football team, Seattle Seahawks in NFL. Currently, he has marked his name as the 51th richest man in the world with the net worth of $17.5 billion.

As an investor, he has invested millions of dollars into technology companies. He is the founder of Vulcan Inc., which main task is to manage his various business and maintain the philanthropic efforts all around the world.

2. Rinat Akhmetov

Rinat Akhmetov is a Ukrainian business tycoon and is the founder and President of System Capital Management (SCM). In 2015, he was ranked as the 216th wealthiest man in the planet, who has an estimated wealth of 6.5 billion. He is the current owner and President of Ukrainian football club, Shakhtar Donetsk.

During the 2014 Russia-Ukraine pro-conflict, Rinat Akhmetov was said to be the principal financial backer for the militants in Donetsk. But, his role was questionable in this regard. However, his football team, FC Shakhtar Donetsk became the first ever as a Ukrainian team to achieve the UEFA Champions League title in 2009.

1. Mukesh Ambani

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An Indian business tycoon and the managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani, is the current owner of Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians. He was the 36th most powerful person in the world, according to the Forbes list in 2014. In 2013, he was the richest man in India and second richest man in Asia. He is the 19th richest man in the world with the personal net worth of 23.6 billion.

Mukesh Ambani is also the top man in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. He has been the richest person of India for six years in a row. He is currently chairpersoning the Board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, a leading business school in India.

All these multi-billionaires have one thing in common. They all love sports and like to invest in sports. After all, sports is a good business to invest in. The business can draw a huge profit with its increasing height of popularity. The media coverage, the players, the viewers, all play a vital role in this regard. Some people just want to enjoy the game. Hope, you and I, are among this category.

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Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

American football is one of the most popular sports in United States. The game is widely played all over the country. National Football League (NFL) is the professional American football competition. The NFL footballers reach the highest level in football because of their tremendous hard working as well as their athletic ability with extraordinary competitiveness. It must be a great feeling for an American footballer to be on the top. Both mentally and physically, they had to stay strong and face the immense challenge. This popular American sports has produced so many legends over the years and some are notably famous for their style of play.

Today, Sporty Ghost have enlisted the Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time. All these names are very popular among the football loving Americans. So let’s find out something new about all these football legends.

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time

10. Norm Johnson: 1,736

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The former American football placekicker, Norm Johnson played continuous 18 seasons in NFL. The NFL legend marked his step in different NFL teams throughout his long career. Teams like Seattle Seahawks, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers are grateful to him for his enormous contribution. Norm Johnson finished his football career with 366 of 477 field goals (76%), which gave him a total 1,736 points.

In 2013, he ranked at no. 10 in the list of NFL leading scorers of all-time. During his tenure with the Seattle Seahawks, Johnson endured a nickname “Mr. Automatic. His famous 46-yard field goal in Steelars’ 27-17 Super Bowl loss to Dallas Cowboys was a memorable one.

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9. John Kasay: 1,970

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John Kasay is an American football kicker who is one of the most prolific figures in NFL. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks as a 1991 NFL fourth round draft. He held the record for most field goals in a single season which is 37, achieved in 1996 NFL season. Three years later, Olindo Mare broke his record by scoring 39 field goals. Again, the record was broken by Neil Rackers and later by David Akers.

John Kasay holds many records into his name as a placekicker. He ranks second for field goals made from 50+ yards. In 2009, Kasay hit the 400th field goal record. He is the no. 9 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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8. Jason Elam: 1,983

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The former Denver Broncos placekicker, Jason Elam played a total 15 seasons for the Broncos while spent two with the Atlanta Falcons. With Denver Broncos, Elam has won two Super Bowl rings. He is also a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He is famous for the longest field goal in NFL history at 63 yards, while later, Matt Prater broke the record with a 64-yard field goal.

7. George Blanda: 2,002

Top 10 NFL Leading Scorers of All-time, George Blanda
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George Blanda spent more seasons in NFL than any other NFL player, having played 26 season in professional American football. At the time of his retirement, he was the leading scorer than anyone in the history. Before retiring in 1976 at the age of 48, he is the only two players in the NFL history to play in four different decades.

Blanda holds another record of being the most extra point kicker in NFL. George Blanda is a very familiar figure in the NFL hall of fame. The list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time will be truly incomplete without George Blanda.

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6. Matt Stover: 2,004

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The Greek descent, Matt Stover was one of the most accurate kickers in the history of National Football League. Stover played for the Cleveland Browns, the New York Giants, and the Baltimore Ravens. Indianapolis Colts signed him on 2009 as a replacement for the injured kicker Adam Vinatieri. Matt Stover spent his last days in football playing for Baltimore Ravens.

At the time of his retirement in 2011, Stover was the last remaining member of the Cleveland Browns still active in the National Football League. He was the fourth in NFL leading scorers of all-time at his retirement.

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5. John Carney: 2,062

John Carney played in NFL firstly as an undrafted free agent signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in 1987. He also played football for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Diego Chargers, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants. At the time of his release from New Orleans Saints in 2009, he was the third in NFL leading scorers of all-time list, with 2,044 points. He is the last remaining player from the 1980s who is still active in NFL. His service as a kicking consultant at Saints was widely admired among the fans.

4. Adam Vinatieri: 2,146

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Adam Vinatieri is a placekicker who plays for Indianapolis Colts in NFL. So far, Vinatieri has played five Super Bowl football tournaments in his career. He is the Super Bowl winner in 2001, 2003 and 2004 with the New England Patriots and in 2006 with the Indianapolis Colts. He holds the record of appearing in most Super Bowls (5) and winning the most Super Bowl rings (4) as a placekicker.

At the age of 42, Adam Vinatieri is still an active NFL player. He was nicknamed “Automatic Adam” for his accuracy in kicking the ball. He has scored several match winning field goals in the NFL history. Adam Vinatieri is at No. 4 in our list of top 10 NFL leading scorers of all-time.

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3. Jason Hanson: 2,150

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He spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions in NFL. The one-club man firstly drafted by the Lions in the 2nd round of the 1992 NFL draft. Hanson is the record holder of being the most game-player with one single team. Before he got retired in 2013, Hanson played over 296 games for the Lions.

In 2012, he broke another record of being with one team for most years (21). This longest tenured Lion scored a stunning 2,150 points during his whole career. He stays at no 3 in our NFL leading scorers’ list.

2. Gary Anderson: 2,434

Gary Anderson was the first NFL kicker to have a perfect regular season in 1998. He successfully made every field goal and every PAT during that season. He was a 1982 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills as a placekicker. He also signed contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he spent 12 long seasons. In 1995-96 season, Gary Anderson signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Again next season, he moved to the San Francisco 49ers. He is particularly renowned for wearing a one-bar face mask throughout his football career. With 2,434 points, Gary Anderson is the 2nd among the NFL leading Scorers of all-time.

1. Morten Anderson: 2,544

He was nicknamed as “The Great Dane”. Morten Anderson holds the record of being the all-time leading scorer in NFL. He is also a highest point scorer for two different rival teams in NFL, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. Morten spent 13 seasons playing for the Saints, while for Falcons, he spent a combined eight seasons. The NFL kicker officially retired in 2008, holding several records in his hands.

He is the holder of following NFL records:

  • ●Most points in NFL: 2,544
    ● Most game played: 382
    ● Most field goals attempted: 709
    ● Most field goals: 565
    ● Most seasons with 75 or more points: 24
    ● Most consecutive games played by a placekicker: 248
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Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World

In the wake of tragedy, sports always act as a palliative by giving us excitement and pleasure. It provides us a much needed distraction, but we often tend to forget the dark side of sports. The disasters in sport can take severely ugly forms ranging from miniature riot to excruciating physical damage with mass death. The second anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing has just passed with another anniversary in May 4 of 1949 Superga air accident which claimed the lives of the whole Turin professional soccer team, tragically known as Il Grande Torino.

We have enlisted the top 10 worst sports disasters in the world. All of these incidents are well remarkable in the history of sports. The departed souls will be remembered forever as long as the disaster marks it’s place in the history.

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Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World:

10. Happy Valley Racecourse fire, 1918

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The sport disaster took place on 28th February, 1918. The Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China was engulfed in an enormous fire which claimed as many as 570 people. Just a few seconds after the fire broke out, the large areas of racecourse stands and booths were collapsed. The exit root became blocked and many people were trapped inside the fire. It was supposedly the main reason of that much of death toll. However, the exact number of deaths was never known as a huge number of people were burnt with such intensity that only remnants were found in the incident place.

The exact origin of the catastrophe is still unknown. But, it was suspected that people engaged in preparing meals on cooking ranges in the sheds nearby must be accidentally caught fire and resulted in one of the worst sports disasters in the world.

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9. Boxing Champion Michael Watson incident, 1991

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21 September, 1991, was remembered as a Black Day in the history of British Boxing. The incident took place, when a rematch was taken place between an admirable English boxer, Michael Watson and the unpopular Chris Eubank. Notably, Watson lost the super middleweight title earlier that year to Eubank. As the people demanded, three months later, the rematch was held. The boxing match was going fair and fine until 11th round and Watson was visibly outscoring Eubank. Then, suddenly something went wrong and Watson started falling back taking blow after blow onto his face. As the game progressed into the 12th round, poor Watson walked straight into Eubank’s punch several times and eventually he could hardly lift his gloved hands. The match referee finally called for a stop smelling the trouble, but that didn’t restrain Watson collapsing in the ring.

After going through 6 major brain surgeries and 40 days of coma, Michael Watson became the survivor of that fatal incident. Later, he sued the British Boxing Board for lack of proper immediate medications. He ultimately won the damage compensation of £1 million.

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8. Death of Hansie Cronje, 2002

Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World
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The cricket world became speechless on 1 June 2002, when South Africa former captain Hansie Cronje died in a plane crash near George airport along with two pilots. However, two years before the accident, Hansie was accused for match fixing conspiracy. After a subsequent enquiry by the King Commission, he got himself banned for life from all kinds of cricketing activity. The plane crash following the banishment immediately sparked off the conspiracy theories. The plane crash may have been pre-ordained to eliminate Hansie Cronje, who could be a threat for some high-profile people involved in that match fixing. The exact truth is still unknown to the cricket-loving people.

The death of Hansie Cronje is still a mystery, yet more unfortunate than anyone in the cricket. It has been ranked at no. 8 in the list of top 10 worst sports disasters in the world.

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7. The Heysel Riot, 1985

Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World, The Heysel Riot
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On 29 May, 1985, the fans of Juventus and Liverpool-the two biggest clubs in Europe-went literally at war during the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium. The escaping Juventus fans were pressed against a collapsing wall by the Liverpool hooligans, before the start of the game. Around 39 people were reportedly dead and over 600 were injured in that disaster.

Following Heysel Stadium tragedy, all English football clubs were placed under an indefinite ban by UEFA from all European tournaments (lifted in 1990-91), while Liverpool was excluded for an additional three years banishment. The sports disaster was described as “The darkest hour in the UEFA competitions’ history”.

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6. Ghana Football Tragedy, 2001

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A football match was emerged as a tragedy when a Ghana league game between ‘Asante Kotoko’ and ‘Hearts of Oak’ ended into a bloodshed on 9 May, 2001. The home side Hearts of Oak scored two late goals and claimed their victory by 2-1. The troubles was anticipated and extra security measures were ensured accordingly. But the disappointed Kotoko fans started to throw plastic chairs and bottles onto the pitch after the match. Police was to fire the tear gas in order to control the situation, but panic ensued among the people and resulted in death of 127 people due to compressive asphyxia.

After the official investigation, the Accra police department was blamed for over-reacting with indiscriminate firing of plastic bullets and tear gas. Some dishonest officers were also accused and punished accordingly.

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5. The Colourful 11 Disaster, 1989

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The Surinam Airways Flight 764 was departed from Amsterdam to Paramaribo on June 6, 1989 carrying 187 passengers, including a group of Dutch Surinam footballers known as “The Colourful 11”. At the moment of landing, the no. 2 engine of the plane stuck a tree at the height of approximately 25 meters above the ground. When the right wing of the plane stuck another tree, the plane began to roll and impact the ground. 176 passengers were incidentally dead including the the colourful 11 in that aircraft disaster.

Footballers like, Ruud Gullit, Aron Winter, Frank Rijkaard, Bryan Roy, and Regi Blinker were luckily denied permission to travel in that flight. These Dutch footballers survived the disaster by the grace of God.

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4. Kurt Jenson and Others, the curse of Doping, 1960—

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It was even before the Lance Armstrong incident. The illegal use of performance enhancing drugs had brought an enormous dishonor to the cycling world. Kurt Jansen, a Danish cyclist was accused of illegal doping back in 1960 Rome summer Olympics. The accusation came, when he suddenly collapsed to the ground due to an amphetamine overdose. The sports world was shocked again when the doping incidents came into lime light in 2003. Eight eminent cyclist aged between 16-34 years died of heart attack within the 13 months time span. Thorough investigations found that the EPO drug being the culprit behind all these deaths.

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3. The Death of Ayrton Senna, 1994

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Ayrton Senna was considered one of the most successful Formula One drivers in the sports world. Thus, the death of Ayrton Senna was the saddest moment people could ever imagine. It was the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where Senna lost his control of his car while turning a corner. He crashed into a sidewall after skidding off the race track. Ayrton Senna hurt his head in that fatal race accident, when a piece tie rod penetrated his helmet visor just above the right eye. Senna died due to fatal brain injuries and ruptured temporal artery. The death of Ayrton Senna was probably the greatest lose in the Formula One’s history ever. The tragic event is inducted in our list of top 10 worst sports disasters in the world.

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2. The Munich Olympic massacre, 1972

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The 1972 Munich Olympic tragedy will never be forgotten by the world and pray such disaster never occurs again. A group of Palestinian terrorist named Black September took 11 Israeli athletes into hostage demanding the release of 234 criminals detained in Israeli jails. The terrorists named the attack as ‘Biram’ and ‘Iqrit’ (after two villages). A rescue attempt was initiated instantly which was failed disastrously, leaving all 11 Israeli athletes, 1 German police officer and 5 of the terrorists dead.

Later, the Israeli government launched two major military operations namely, “Operation Spring of Youth” and Operation Wrath of God to hunt down and kill the rest of the terrorists involving the Munich Olympic massacre.

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1. The Superga Tragedy, 1949

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The tragedy took place on 4 May, 1949. The Torino AC football team along with their coaching staff, sports journalists and plane crew were returning from a friendly match. The Fiat G.212 aircraft of Italian airlines lost its control during landing and crashed into the retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga. All 31 people on board were reportedly dead. The day of May 4th is still remembered as “the day when Italian football died”. On the funeral day, nearly a million people took to the streets of Turin and gave a final farewell to the players. The following year, the Italian national team traveled to Brazil by ship to join 1950 FIFA World Cup.

The disaster shook the Italian national team as the 10 of the dead Torino players were playing on the national side. It took Torino as long as 27 years to overcome the damage. The Superga Tragedy is undoubtedly the worst sport disaster in the world. We all pray to God to rest their souls in peace.

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Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time


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Soccer is a kind of sport, which always has been considered for the men only. Soccer is a game of power and agility, where men compete with other equally strong men. They are not even afraid to get all dirty for the game. Over the years, things have been changed and women have proven that they are nothing less than men when it comes to the sport of soccer. Women have shown their strength and skill to handle the game properly and get the football to the goal for a score. Some female footballers have established themselves as famous and popular sports figures among the fans.

As the Women football world cup is going on, we have made a list of top 10 best female soccer players in the world. Let’s take a look at the list and give us your valuable opinion regarding top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time:

10. Michelle Akers

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Michelle Akers
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The former leading American soccer player, Michelle Akers was the most important players for United States during the 1991 and 1999 Women’s world cup victory of USA. Between 1985-1990, Akers scored 15 goals in just 24 matches for USA national team. In the 1991 season, she also scored a record 39 goals in 26 games. 1991 was truly a golden year in her career as she was awarded the Golden boot with top score of 10 goals in 1991 Women’s world cup in China. Her name is inducted at the 10th place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

Michelle Akers was named as the FIFA Female Player of the Century and her name is also inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Finally, she retired from the international football before the 2000 Summer Olympics. She is the second all-time leading goal scorers for US national team with 105 goals in her 153 appearances. She also made 37 assists and 247 points for the United States.


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9. Homare Sawa

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Homare Sawa is the former captain of the Japan women’s national soccer team. Currently, she plays for INAC Kobe Leonessa in the Nadeshiko League Division 1 besides Japanese national team. The attacking mid-fielder led her team to win the Gold medal at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and also won silver at 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She makes her place at no 9 in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

Last year, Japan won the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup with her incredible help with the team. Sawa scored 6 goals for INAC Kobe Leonessa in her 33 appearances for the club since 2011. She has also flourished her international football career by scoring 83 goals in 200 appearances since 1993. She is one of the most prolific female soccer player in the history of Japanese football.

8. Birgit Prinz

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Birgit Prinz
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Birgit Prinz is a former German professional soccer player who played for 1. FFC Frankfurt besides her national team. She is considered as one of the most successful strikers in the history of German football.she grabs the second position at all-time leading top scorers in the FIFA Women’s World Cup with 14 goals (First is now Brazil’s Marta). Birgit Prinz was awarded the FIFA Player of the year in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She got retired from football on 12 August 2011.

Prinz has participated in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and four summer Olympics scoring a total 24 goals in 43 matches. During the 2003-2011, she scored a total of 136 goals in 114 caps for her club 1. FFC Frankfurt. She also scored 128 goals in 214 games for her national sides from 1994-2011. She is considered as one of the top female soccer players in the world.

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7. Kristine Lilly

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Kristine Lilly
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Kristine Lilly is a retired American female soccer player who played as a midfielder for her side. She was the most remarkable player for Boston Breakers in Women Professional Soccer league. Kristine Lilly played soccer for her national side for 24 long years and marked her name as the most capped soccer player for the United States national soccer team. We have considered her for the no. 7 place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

She took part in five FIFA Women’s World Cups and won the world titles twice in 1996 and 2004. She appeared in a record 352 matches for the United States with 130 goals in her career. Kristine Lilly used to wear the number 13 jersey in her national team, which is currently wore by Alex Morgan.

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6. Nadine Angerer

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Nadine Angerer
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The recently retired German professional football goalkeeper, Nadine Angerer was the captain of the German National team. Last year on 13 January, Nadine was awarded FIFA World Player of the Year. She is the first soccer goalkeeper, male or female, to win this prestigious award from FIFA.

Nadine Angerer made her international debut in August 1996, in a match against the Netherlands. Nadine didn’t concede a single goal at 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, setting a record for most consecutive minutes played without conceding a single goal in the history of world cup for 540 minutes. She was named the best goalkeeper in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World cup. Her name is considered for the no. 6th place in the list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

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5. Sydney Leroux

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Sydney Leroux
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Sydney Leroux is a Canadian-born American professional female soccer player. Besides her national team, she also plays for Western New York Flash in the National Women’s Soccer League. At early ages, she represented Canada at various youth levels. Then she chose to play for the US Women’s national under-20 football team in 2008. She has been a regular member of United States national soccer team since 2012. Sydney Leroux won the gold medal for the national team in 2012 London Olympics.

She has scored 35 goals in 72 matches for her national side. Leroux has played for many different clubs in NWSL in US. For Seattle Reign FC, she scored 5 goals wearing 22 caps and for the Boston Breakers, she scored 11 goals in her 19 appearances. She is one of the best young potentials for the United States national soccer team.

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4. Abby Wambach

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The two-time Olympic gold medalist, Abby Wambach is an American professional soccer player, who was named as the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2012. She has been playing for the national side since 2001. The forward is currently the all-time top goal scorer for the United States with 183 goals in 244 international appearances. At the club level, she also played for Washington Freedom, magic Jack and the Western New York Flash. She is currently in a contract with Seattle Reign FC, although she doesn’t plan to play in 2015 due the preparation for 2015 FIFA Women’s world cup.

She is the six-time winner of the US Soccer athlete of the Year and better known for scoring goals with diving header. The 2012 FIFA Women Soccer player of the Year was awarded to her and she became the first American woman to win that award in last ten years. Abby Wambach is one of the key players for US team in 2015 Women football world cup.

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3. Marta

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Marta da Silva is a famous Brazilian soccer player, who also plays for the Swedish club FC Rosengård. Marta was awarded the FIFA World female player of the year for five consecutive years between 2006-2010. Her name has been selected for the no. 3 place in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time. 2007 FIFA women’s world cup was quite significant for her as she won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot in that soccer competition. She was the top scorer with seven goals and made numerous assists.

Marta scored a total 93 goals in her 94 appearances for the Brazil national team. For her current club FC Rosengård, so far she has scored 10 goals in 16 matches in 2014 season. She is one of the vital strength for Brazil in this 2015 Women’s world cup.

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2. Hope Solo

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Hope Solo is an American soccer team goalkeeper and won two-times Olympic gold medals for the United States national team cialis a vendre montreal. She is the regular goalkeeper for the US national side since 2000. She is regarded as one of the best female goalkeeper in the world. Hope Solo is currently holding the US record for the most career shutouts. She has played club football for various teams such as Atlanta Beat, magic Jack, Seattle sounders women and currently in the Seattle Reign.

Her exceptional skill in goalkeeping was unleashed in 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup, while US defeated Brazil in the quarter-final penalty shoot-outs. Solo was awarded the Golden gloves in that tournament for her incredible performance. She stood at no. 2 in our list of top 10 best female soccer players of all time.

1. Alex Morgan

Top 10 Best Female Soccer Players of all time, Alex Morgan
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Alex Morgan is a professional American soccer player, who plays as a striker for the United States female soccer team. Currently, she plays for the Portland Thorns FC, besides her national sides and we consider her as the best female soccer player of all time. Morgan represented the US national team at 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup only at 22 years of age, being the youngest ever for the national side. She scored the match-winning goal in 2012 London Summer Olympics, where they beat Canada to reach the final.

Alex Morgan has played a total 85 games for her national side and scored 51 goals. As in club career, she scored 14 times in 33 appearances for the Portland Thorns FC. 2012 was a remarkable season for Alex Morgan as her 28 goals and 21 stunning assists which makes her the sixth youngest US player to score 20 goals in a single calendar year. Subsequently, her name was inducted as the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year 2012 and FIFA Player of the Year. She is indeed the best female soccer player in the modern era of football. In our list, Alex Morgan is the no. 1 best soccer player in the world.

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Alex Morgan Net Worth 2015

American women’s soccer history glitters with a sports-bra victory slide and a 1999 FIFA Women’s world cup title. Now, the history’s latest chapter lies at the feet of amazing goal machine and the Goldberg of American female soccer, Alex Morgan.

The shining superstar is graceful and gritty on the field. With her amazing skill and strength, she darts around the defenders to the net and overpowering them. Morgan overwhelms with her attacking style, bringing the defense wall to their knees and fans on their feet. Alex Morgan is a pressure performer with her late goals in Women’s world cup and the summer Olympics matches.

Alex Morgan Net Worth:

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Full name: Alexandra Patricia Morgan
Age: 25 years
Place of Birth: San Dimas, California, United States
Alex Morgan Net worth: $24 Million
Alex Morgan salary: $70,000
Source of income: Soccer
Playing position: striker
Club/National team: Portland Thorns FC, United States

She is an Olympic gold medalist, a WPS and NWSL champion, a US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and a proud member of the USWNT’s All-time Best XI squad. The glamorous sportswoman is also a social media phenomenon and a marketing icon. Today, we will bring to you Alex Morgan Net Worth in 2015. Let’s have a look at Alex Morgan salary, biography, career and contact information.

Alex Morgan Biography: Career goals

Alex Morgan is a key striker for the United States national soccer team. She is the glittering star with her incredible skill and great techniques with football. Since 2010, the girl appeared in 85 matches for the United States and scored a stunning 51 goals in her career so far. Currently, she also plays soccer for the Portland Thorns FC. She scored 14 goals wearing 33 caps for her club. Her reputation is growing too fast with her goals. She is being the greatest potential in United States Female soccer team.

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Alex Morgan Major Titles: Medals

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Alex Morgan is one of the best players in the American squad. She has earned numerous awards in a very short period of time. Morgan won the 2012 Olympic gold medal in London with the US team. Here are some of her Awards, Medals and Titles won by her-

International:

1. Olympic Gold Medal in 2012
2. FIFA Women’s World Cup: Runner-up, 2011
3. Algarve Cup: 2011, 2013, 2015
4. FIFA under-20 Women’s world cup: 2008
5. Four Nations Tournament: 2011
6. CONCACAF Women’s Championship: 2014

Individual achievements:

1. FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup silver ball: 2008
2. US Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2012
3. 3rd place FIFA World Player of the Year: 2012
4. CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013

Alex Morgan Net worth: Endorsements Deals

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Alex Morgan has signed endorsements deals with Panasonic, Nike and Coca Cola. She also made a one-year endorsement deal with Bank of America on July 2011. In September of the same year, Alex Morgan co-starred with her national teammate Hope Solo in a TV commercial of ESPN’s SportsCenter. The following year, Morgan along with her teammate Heather Mitts became the brand ambassadors of GNC, which is one of the leading health product companies in United States. Her appearances on behalf of Ubisoft video game promotion earned her a huge amount of money.

Alex Morgan appeared in a television commercial for Bridgestone in 2013. In October of the same year, she made a two-year partnership as the spokesperson for ChapStick. Along with her salary, all these business endorsements have helped a great deal in the increasement of Alex Morgan Net worth 2015.

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Alex Morgan in Media:

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Alex Morgan has been featured in number of sports magazines like Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2012, where she appeared in body paint at the athletic section. In 2013, Morgan appeared in the music issue of ESPN The Magazine replicating Katy Perry’s “One of the Boys” album cover. She also featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine along with her national teammates Sydney Leroux and Abby Wambach.

Alex Morgan also acted in the documentary series of ESPN, “Nine for IX” in 2013, in which she was focused in the success and legacy of the American national team squad that won the title of 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In May 2015, Alex Morgan’s likeness character appeared on popular cartoon show The Simpsons along with Abby Wambach and Christen Press.

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Alex Morgan Personal life:

Alex Morgan married the American soccer team and MLS player, Servando Carrasco on 31 December, 2014. Alex Morgan was given the nickname “Baby Horse” by her teammates of US national soccer team for her incredible speed and running style with the ball. Her father Mike Morgan once said,

“I’m not known anymore as Mike Morgan. I am Alex Morgan’s dad and that’s how I’m introduced”

Her daughter is now frequently introduced as the future of United States soccer team. If Mia Hamm was the past and Abby Wambach is the present of American female soccer, then certainly the next generation of American soccer team will belong to Alex Morgan.

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Alex Morgan contacts: Fan mail address:

Alex Morgan
Portland Thorns FC
Providence Park
1844 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97205
USA

Alex Morgan Net worth in 2015 is a remarkable item to select in the recent time, as Alex Morgan is one of the best talented female soccer player in the world. Like other, popular athletes, she has also empowered her earnings with numerous endorsements and television appearances. The Alex Morgan net worth will be flourished with her soccer career, making her one of the highest paid female soccer players in the world.