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Luis Suarez Net Worth in 2014-2015

Luis Suarez is one of the greatest Uruguayan footballers ever. He is widely admired for his stunning performance. Currently he is a part of Barcelona FC’s MSN triad as a devastating forward along with Messi and Neymar. He is very much popular in Uruguayan National Team. Firstly he came into spotlight after signing a deal with Ajax. Then at Liverpool, he introduced a new era of football there, and now at Barcelona, he is about to make a history.

The Transfer

Luis Suarez moved to Barcelona in July 2014. The transfer fee was reported to be £75 million (€94 million), as per English media says. The Barcelona FC officially claimed the fee of £65 million (€81 million), which made Suarez the third most expensive soccer player in the history. He is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the world.

Luis Suarez Bio:

Current Club: FC Barcelona, Spain
Total Net Worth: $75 million ( according to Forbes in 2015)
Salary: £10 million
Date of Birth: 24 January, 1987
Place of birth: Salto, Uruguay
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 81 kg
Position: Forward

Family Life:

Suarez married his childhood sweetheart, Sofia Balbi in 2009. The couple have a daughter named Delfina and a son named Benjamin. Luis’s older brother Paolo Suarez is also a footballer.

Beginning of his career:

Suarez made his debut as a professional footballer in 2005 with the club ‘Nacional‘. He played 34 matches there securing 12 goals. Then, in the coming year Suarez joined Gronigen football club where he netted 15 goals in 37 matches. The club offered him the opportunity to play in the famous platform, The Ajax in 2007. After joining Ajax, Suarez established himself as a best performer for consecutive 5 years in a row.

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The goal machine scored 111 goals with the appearance in 159 matches for Ajax. During the time with Ajax, he earned an estimated £3.75 million on yearly basis. Then, in 2011, Suarez made his wild entry at English Premier League as a part of Liverpool FC. This is the place where he received his fame as a prominent international footballer. During the period of 2011-2014, he scored a stunning 69 goals in 110 appearances for Liverpool FC. For Barcelona, he has scored 16 goals so far in 27 games and still counting.

In 2012, his spectacular football career was winding up due to a racial abuse incident. He was found guilty by a three-man panel from FA and given an eight-match suspension and a fine of £40,000. The incidence took place when he abused Patrice Evra during a game iagainst Manchester United in October, 2012. After that, he was back on track again. Suarez was reported the highest paid footballer in the world, pulling in an astonishing $75 million between April 2014 and April 2015 as a part of Spanish Club Barcelona.

Luis Suarez endorsements and incomes

Luis Suarez has an estimated net worth of $215 million. Suarez owes his fortune to substantial property holdings, smart stock investments, lucrative endorsement deals with the CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several hotels and restaurants, namely the ‘Fat Suarez Burger Chain’, in Montevideo, Uruguay. A football team named Salto Angels is also owned by him at his home.

Suarez has launched his own brand of Vodka, the Pure Wondersuarez, in Uruguay. He is currently tackling the junior market with a top-selling perfume named ‘Love from Luis’ and also launched a fashion line called ‘Luis Suarez Seduction’.

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Luiz Suarez House in United Kingdom:

Woolton House

Suarez’s house is known to be a wonderful property which was constructed keeping in mind the demand of luxurious lifestyle. The house is located in Woolton destination of Dutch where he is known to reside with his family. Luis Suarez has simply showcased the softer side of his life in a simple house that has everything along with the fantastic essence of beauty. Currently, he is staying in Barcelona with his family in a simple but gorgeous apartment.

Luis Suarez Exclusive Collection of Cars

Suarez likes to lead a simple life, but he is bit choosy about the things he purchase. The item requires to be an elegant choice. Suarez possesses a black edition of BMW X5, which is known to be a famous luxurious car with sporty feeling.

Luis Suarez Awards – Achievements :

Luis Suarez is the most successful footballer while playing for Liverpool. He is the player with most number of goals for Liverpool after Michael Owen. He is also a well performed striker in Uruguay National Team. Here are some of his achievements-

Club career:

Ajax: 2007-2011: 110 matches : 81 goals
Liverpool: 2011-2014: 110 matches : 69 goals
Barcelona: 2014- : 27 matches: 16 goals

Career Titles Wins :

Copa America : 2011
League Cup : 2011-12
Johan Cruyiff Shield: 2007
KNVB Cup: 2009-10
Primera Division: 2005-06

Awards – Honours 2014 :

FSF Player of the Year
PFA Team of the Year
Copa América Player of the Tournament
Eredivisie Golden Boot
Ajax Player of the Year – 2 Times
Ajax Top Goalscorer
KNVB Cup Top Goalscorer.

Luis Suarez is an unpredictable footballer to many. He is living his football life with multiple controversies all throughout his career. The 2014 FIFA World Cup was quite a bitter experience for him. Yet, he is Luis Suarez, commonly known as a goal machine. Let’s see, what he brings for his new club FC Barcelona in the long run.

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Cheslea Manager Jose Mourinho Net Worth 2015

Current Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is regarded as one of the best football managers in the world. The French football magazine “France Football” showed that Jose Mourinho is now out-earning his coaching nemesis, where the Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has the second highest coaching salary in the world football.

The Blues Boss, Mourinho earns a cool €17 million a year. He suggested to take a pay cut in returning to the Stamford Bridge, but that has been dashed by the latest index.

Jose Mourinho biography and success:

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The Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho is the most successful manager in the world. Looking back years, he started his football career as a Portuguese second division footballer. Although he wasn’t a great successor as a footballer, the man is completely found crazy about the game anyway. Mourinho started to study sports science Lisbon Technical University. He also attended the coaching courses in England. His coaching career started at Lisbon as a physical education teacher and a youth team coach.

Later he worked with FC Barcelona in Spain as a football interpreter for Sir Bobby Robson. Mourinho has also an experience to work with Louis Van Gaal.

Jose Mourinho has led a very successful coaching career. At early period with Benfica, he spent some glorious time. Later he moved to FC Porto in 2002 as head coach and helped them to win the Primeira Liga and 2003 UEFA Cup. The next season was quite special for him as he guided them to the top of the league for a second time and ultimately won the European honor, the UEFA Champions League.

The following year, Mourinho moved to Chelsea to make history, winning the English Premier League title with a record 95 points. The next year Chelsea retained their Premier league title. He is the key to success again for Chelsea in this season of 2014-15, again winning the EPL title. Jose Mourinho is really the ‘special one’.

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Jose Mourinho Net Worth 2015: $35 million

2012-2013 income: £10 million (According to Sunday Times)

Salary and winning bonuses: £8.5 Million

Endorsements income: £2 Million

Major brands: Adidas and Braun

Mahor Brands: Adidas and Braun

Sport: Football Manager

Age: 52 Years

Team Managed and title won by Jose Mourinho:

2000: Benfica

2001–2002: União de Leiria

2002–2004: Porto: Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal,UEFA Champions League,UEFA Cup

2004–2007: Chelsea, Premier League: 2004–05, 2005–06, FA Cup: 2006–07, Football League Cup: 2004–05, 2006–07,

2008–2010: Inter Milan: Serie A: 2008–09, 2009–10, Coppa Italia: 2009–10, Supercoppa Italiana: 2008, UEFA Champions League: 2009–10.

2010–2013: Real Madrid: La Liga: 2011–12, Copa del Rey: 2010–11, Supercopa de España: 2012.

2013–   : Chelsea: Premier League 2014-15, League Cup 2014-15.

Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea salary:

After his successful stints with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, Mourinho came back to the shade of Stamford Bridge and became the Chelsea coach for the second time in 2013. English Club Chelsea offered him a very lucrative salary which worth over £8.5 Million per year. Currently, Jose Mourinho is the highest paid English manager in the world.

But the exact value of the Special One is immeasurable, when you consider his success: winning UEFA Champions League with Porto, Inter Milan, winning multiple Premier League titles with Chelsea, winning La Liga with Real Madrid. Mourinho unlocked the potential to be the most marketable manager in the league.

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Jose Mourinho, the most Marketable Manager in the World:

Jose Mourinho is one of the finest managers in the modern football era and has earned the name “The Special One”, definitely there fits the bill with him. Many of the football experts believe that his come back to Stamford Bridge could potentially make him the most marketable manager in the English Premier League ever (currently BPL). Good to see, Mourinho’s current rating in UK is much higher compared to Spain last year.

Potential Endorsement Earnings at Chelsea:

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According to the Market- research firm REPUCOM, Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is in the line for a huge endorsement dealings, as he is quite greater in fame than any other Chelsea stars right now. He is currently able to cash around £20million from the endorsements with Chelsea. The Chelsea giant also has an endorsement deal with sports brand Adidas and Braun.

Jose Mourinho House in London:

Location: 10 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London

Worth: £6.5 Million

House description: It is a fabulous 6-bedroom luxurious house located in the heart of Belgravia, London. The house was owned by a Chelsea fan, who rented it to Chelsea for £4k per week. When Mourinho came to London for the first time, he brought this great looking house at £6.5 Million. He always likes to lead a very simple life with the family. The house is a hallmark of his taste and grave personality.

Jose Mourinho’s Car Collection:

The 52-year-old Chelsea boss has a definite obsession with luxurious cars. Here are some of his amazing car collections:

1. Audi A7 

This is a sedan with strong and efficient engine. The car has a beautiful interior with abundant electronics features.

Model: 2013

Price: 70,000 USD

2. BMW X6

It is a coupe-like four-door SUV with a strong body. The BMW X6 has several distinctive features like available torque-vectoring.

Model: 2012

Price: 60,000 USD

3. Porsche 911 S

The car comes with performance and sophistication. It is the best car ever produced by the 911 series.

Model: 2013

Price: 1.8 million USD.

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Why Rafa Benitez Is the Perfect Manager for Real Madrid?

It has been 19 years since Rafael Benitez left the club where he cut his playing and coaching teeth and finally he set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu and take the hot seat. Benitez is a former player with Castilla and a successful coach from the age of 26. He worked hard and made his way up the ranks via the Under 19s. He was an assistant to Vicente Del Bosque. Now, he is coming home with the blessing of top man of Real Madrid, namely Florentino Perez.

Real Madrid Vice-president Eduardo Fernandez confirmed the appointment telling the press,

“Carlo Ancelotti is a real phenomenon to me. Three days ago, he was the best coach in the world, as two years ago the best was Jose Mourinho and now it will be Rafael Benitez.”

Previously, Perez tried several times to lure Benitez and bring him back to Bernabeu. It is the third time for the Real Madrid President who always had Benitez in his mind from the moment he had decided to dismiss Carlo Ancelotti.

Rafa Benitez Is the Perfect Manager for Real Madrid:

Rafael Benitez is a man who understands completely about Real Madrid. He will be fully aware about managing a club like Real entails to the players, the executive board and the media affairs. As many of the players are disappointed following the news of Ancelotti’s departure, they issued a number of farewells for him. It is not really a good sign giving the outgoing Carlo a heart-warming uplift.

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Actually, players are always sorry to see a manager leaving. It will be a greater challenge for the players to accept new coach who might be tempted to get the ball rolling with double training dose. The players might sacrifice to luxuriate in the comfort zone.

Rafael Benitez is certainly that kind of manager I’m talking about. He is returning here with the full backing and unconditional support from the Club’s hierarchy. Benitez is a man with definite plan. He is going to make the players work as a team. He will balance the offensive and defensive section by doing more training jobs. When the time comes for him to leave, it will not be a simple ‘bon voyage’ type at all for sure.

However, there are many complaints about Benitez. Some critics accuse him to be an over defensive coach. Few days ago, in an interview with Marca, he was quick to point out the disbelief, mentioning the difference between organized which was previously perceived as defensive.

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Let’s have a look at the titles he won over the years- two La Liga for Valencia, a Champions League for Liverpool, two Europa league titles for Chelsea and Valencia, FA and Italian Cup finals for Liverpool and Napoli respectively. Benitez’s squad are always set up to score goals. The teams are organized in a way to win the titles. There are many trophies in his achievement which are not only own by the mere act of scoring goals after goals, but also by that of not conceding. In the interview he added, it is obviously talent which is all well and good, but eventually the team have to be organized in a proper way.

He is a master at using and adapting to what he has available. At Liverpool, it was him, who transformed Steven Gerrard to an efficient goal machine by playing behind Fernando Torres. It was one of his most successful strategies and was regarded as the stuff of legend. Benitez is also a prolific idol of tactics such as zonal marking and squad rotation. During the first implementation, they were controversial, but they were innovative and effective too.

Many coaches followed his methods, yet he never received the credit of being the chief pioneer of such approach. He is also the first to adapt the technique of twin holding midfielders. The tactic was so effective in creating balance in all areas. But alas! He is still accused of being a defensive minded coach.

Under his guidance, Liverpool scored a total of 119 goals in the 2007-08 season in EPL, which was more than any other English club. However, there is a little doubt about one thing. Will he be able to do whatever he wish at Bernabeu?

It will be a great challenge for Rafa Benitez. He will be eager to do things his way and will have a supremely organized approach to build the team. Hopefully, Real Madrid will return as a major in the next season both at home and abroad.

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Bayern Munich’s 2014/15 End-of-Season Awards

Bayern Munich have finished the 2014/15 season in German Bundesliga quite successfully. The season is now over and it’s the time for some transfer speculation and pre-season fixtures. Before diving into the new summer and getting the tension rising high, let’s have a look who did what for Bayern Munich in the last season of Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich Awards 2015:

1.Best Player

Bayern Munich is a perfect balanced team full of fantastic footballers. Each of the player has the ability to dominate in the pitch with their simple flick of foot. But, among all these stars, there is a man who stood above all others. His name is Arjen Robben. Robben has missed the last 8 matches in the Bundesliga season due to injury. Still he remains the only real candidate for the Bayern’s Player of the Year award.

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In the 2014/15 season, Arjen Robben scored 19 goals and made 9 assists in 30 matches for the team. He is the saviour at times who dragged Bayern Munich from win to win in the quest for silverware.

2. Best Signing

Both Robert Lewandowski and Xabi Alonso were exceptionally well for Bayern in the large part of 2014/15 season. When the best signing is concerned, it is no other than Juan Bernat. He proved himself to be a brilliant choice for Guardiola’s team in the last season.

Juan Bernat stepped into the club following injury of David Alaba. He made himself comfortable in a very short time. Bernat played so well that it seemed like a player who has been playing in Bayern since childhood. He is truly an outstanding left-back for Bayern Munich this season.

3. Best Goal

It was no other than Robert Lewandowski’s amazing goal against Eintracht Frankfurt in April.

4. Worst Signing

The Morocco international Mehdi Benatia wasn’t actually a bad signing. Benatia just hasn’t that good at German weather. In this season of Bundesliga, he probably played a par season for Bayern Munich. Although, he was signed for such a huge amount of money from Roma in the last summer, he wasn’t exactly good enough to the German side.

His fellow mates like Alonso, Bernat, Lewandowski thrived a manner to get accustomed, but Mehdi Benatia failed in this case.

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5. Best Individual Performance

The best individual performance of 2014/15 season came by the courtesy of Arjen Robben. He single-handedly took the task of dismantling Paderborn on February night. Bayern Munich won the game by 6-0 and Arjen Robben scored two goals and assisted two others in that match. The first goal was quite exceptional, when Robben touched to play in Lewandowski from the side. Besides, his 86th minute-goal wasn’t too bad either.

6. Most Improved Player

Bayern Munich have spent a lot of money in this summer to rebuild a talented squad. Among the other talents, it is the humble right-back Rafinha, who has made the biggest impact in Bayern this season.

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The Brazil international has developed much very recently, making himself more than a back-up defender. Under Guardiola’s guidance, the 29-year has gained a new lease of life. Rafinha may not be the best footballer in the world, but he gave such an effort this season that he’s looking twice the player he once was in Bayern Munich.

7. Biggest Disappointment

The road to success was not so smooth for Bayern at all. During the Bundesliga campaign, the semi-final defeat to Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal was the notable one. But for many Bayern fans, the biggest disappointment came, when Bayern faced the first-leg defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals.

Under Pep Guardiola, Bayern had a high hopes to challenge Barcelona in the Champions League. But, when Bayern came up against their manager’s former side, it didn’t happened exactly what they planned. The 3-0 loss will certainly the biggest disappointment for Bayern Munich this season. The failure planted a lot of doubt in the Bayern side.

8. Best Team Performance

The best team performance from Bayern came in the round of 16 of UEFA Champions League. The Guardiola’s side crashed Shakhtar Donetsk by 7-0 at Allianz Arena. There was a little worrying when Bayern had a 0-0 draw in Ukraine which had left a number of question marks over Bayern’s ability in this season. But the German champions roared with a perfect resounding home win in the 2nd leg.

It was a game in which every single player played their best. Goals were scored by Thomas Muller, Lewandowski, Ribery and Gotze by a complete defensive shutdown. The game was nothing but a best team performance for Bayern Munich.

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Chelsea Earn Record £99M in Prize Money

English club Chelsea earned around £99 million in the last Premier League campaign. The club have made a record to be the highest earning football club in the 2014/15 season. Jose Mourinho’s side finished the table with eight points ahead of Manchester City. Manchester City is another club who received the second-highest earning of £98.5 million.

On the other hand, Van Gaal’s Manchester United who finished fourth in the table, ultimately trumped 3rd place Arsenal in regard of financial prize. Manchester United have played more televised matches, which is 27, than the Gunners’ (25). That may be the reason for the Manchester United to stand above Arsenal in terms of prize money.

English Premier League’s lucrative prize money are focused after watching the money earned by the rest of the division. The last-placed Queens Park Rangers drop into the EPL championship for the second time in last three years and they were able to earn around £65 million. It was the most amount of money ever earned by a 20th -ranked club in the English Premier League history.

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In the Barclays Premier League, all clubs have received a merit payment prize money their finishing position in the table. According to the Mail online, the last-placed QPR received £1,244,898 where the top-placed Chelsea earned a stunning £24,897,960.The calculation was so simple behind distributing the money. Each club’s total earning is multiplied by the number of places they finished in the English Premier League.

 Chelsea Earn Record Prize Money:

At least £8,775,160 has been handed to the EPL teams as the facility fees. The other thing includes, the number of times every club are shown live on UK television, which was at least 10 times for each club throughout the season. Dramatic storyline can also influence the prize money level for a side.

The last season of EPL was so eventful for the teams. With Manchester United’s tiresome quest for Champions League and Chelsea’s simple title win- the red devils were more popular on live TV than any other English club. Another club, Newcastle United battled with the relegation and an unexpected development throughout the season, drew the media attention more than any other teams. They appeared on TV 20 times and only five teams were able to exceed that media coverage.

As highlighted in the aforementioned table, all clubs receive the same distribution of money from overseas rights, as well as commercial payments.

The Sky Sports and BT Sport led the media in a £5 billion deal, confirming the Premier League’s tremendous financial value. Interest of this huge money continues to increase with time. This is undoubtedly a major factor for the competitiveness of the Premier league division which also involve numerous world class stars.

Chelsea being one of the richest clubs, have a huge task ahead of them. They will be hoping to continue their battle in the UEFA Champions League in the next season. They would be very much aware of Financial Fair Play rules by winning the big games.

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English Premier League revenue distribution:

Top earners in the table: Chelsea – £98,999,554.

Bottom earners in the table: QPR – £64,886,028.

Most facility fees for any club: Manchester United – £21,447,152 from 27 matches.

Least facility fees in the EPL: Stoke, West Brom, Leicester, Hull and Burnley – £8,775,160 from 10 matches.

All clubs receive: £21,968,793 which is a share of domestic broadcast rights; £4,392,630 – which is a share of central commercial revenue. £27,757,371 – which is a share of overseas broadcast rights;

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Stopping Messi Won’t Be Enough for Juventus

Lionel Messi is quite unstoppable. If you saw the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao, it was none but Leo who spun away from three athletic defenders surrounding him and then jinked three more challenges before slamming the ball into the net. If Juventus want to win the champions league title, they must have to stop him in Berlin. Stopping Leo wouldn’t be enough for Juventus, as they also have to keep eyes on Neymar and Suarez.

Before semi-final of Champions League, Bayern Munich coach and former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola mentioned that it was quite impossible to defend against Leo Messi. To deal with Messi, Guardiola organized the front three and packed men in the midfield by pressing high up the pitch. The changing move was widely criticized and someone called it even ‘suicidal’. It was a kind of gamble which has made a certain kind of sense in this regard.

Barcelona Vs Juventus match preview:

Guardiola is man of plan. He seems to have reasoned. He probably recalled how his Barca side struggled against Marcelo Bielsa’s Athletic. So, he made up his mind to pack the midfield and pressure the ball early with a hope perhaps his Bayern could cut off the supply to the front line.

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Pep Guardiola’s plan didn’t work this time. He was forced to change the tactics after 15 minutes of the first leg in semi. It turned out that, Barcelona weren’t flustered at all by being pressed. Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic were delighted in sliding passes into the space behind Bayern’s defense line for Suarez, Messi and Neymar.

Bayern fell back deeper after that despite being able to control the ball possession. Guardiola’s side were beaten brutally by 3-0.

Juventus simply don’t have to concern about dominating the ball possession. Their only plan would be to drop deep in the field, pack men into midfield and look to make everything as congested in their defense as possible. Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez will be waiting for a counter attack as a front runner.

The ploy worked for Internazionale against Barcelona in 2010 Champions League semi-final and also for Chelsea against Barca at the same stage in 2012. But, since then Barcelona has evolved much and hopefully the plan wouldn’t be beneficial this time. Juventus striker Tevez will have a big role to play in the final.

The new Barcelona may not adapt the idea of Total Football which was implanted at the club by Johan Cruyff and Rinus Michels. But, Barcelona will certainly be less prone to being frustrated by the packed defences. Barca’s front three dribble are encouraged to devastate all kind of defenses with the “MSN” (Messi, Suarez, Neymar). Back in the 2011/12 season, Messi, Pedro and Alexis Sanchez completed an average of 4.1 dribbles per Champions League match. According to WhoScored.com, in this season of Champions league, Messi, Neymar and Suarez have completed an average of 12 dribbles per game.

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When the opponent is masked a defensive cover, rather than pass their way into space, Barcelona always have the capacity to beat the defenders with a trick. Each member of Barca’s front three has the ability to take two or three defenders out of the game easily with a moment of individual brilliance. The front line of Barcelona is so high profiled that it makes them extremely hard to defend against in any situation of the game.

Juventus would likely to play with a diamond shaped midfield in the final match. Barcelona have two full-backs, Jordi Alba and Dani Alves, who will be independent in pushing on and overlapping whenever they feel like it. And here is the real problem. Juventus may find a way to stop Leo Messi, but it doesn’t mean they will be able to stop Barcelona.

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Barcelona’s Previous Four Champions League Titles

In a very short time, Barcelona will face Juventus at the final of Champions League 2015 in Berlin. All the FCB fans all around the world will definitely hope for a fifth time triumph for their supported club. Of course the opposition is also pretty much talented. So, the Catalans need to be at their very best for prestigious treble along with the fifth UCL trophy.

Barcelona have already achieved four Champions Leagues in history. Twice in London and once both in Paris and Rome. Here we are going to look back those previous four Champions league Titles for Barcelona.

Previous Four Champions League Titles:

4. Wembley (992)

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This was Barcelona’s first time European Cup victory at Wembley in 1992. And the night must be remembered Ronald Koeman’s wonder strike, which brought them the glory of winning Champions League title.

This was another Italian Club named Sampdoria. They brought their best defense against the Catalans, but not enough for Fausto Pari in Barca. Many refers that as the dream team for Barcelona. But we should never forget to mention the master class side of Vujadin Boskov.

The Dutchman Koeman found just about the only place that keeper Gianluca Pagliuca couldn’t reach at the late moments put the end of that memorable story.

3. Paris (2006)

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The second of Barcelona’s four Champions League Titles took a little longer to come. After exactly fourteen years in Paris they got to another title, which was against Arsenal. Though the scenario was quite different than the past experience for the Catalans.

Arsenal were taking for much of the final. Robert Pires sacrificed for the substitute goalkeeper Manuel Almunia. However, Barcelona struggled for any sort of consistency in the first 45 minutes. And then Sol Campbell headed surprise for the Gunners.

They also replaced Edmilson with Andres Iniesta and Henrik Larsson with Mark van Bommel. Both the substitutes brought enough effort to bring the Catalans their second Champions League victory.

2. Rome (2009)

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This was the first time Barcelona felt the glory of winning a treble in their club history. They arrived in Rome in such quest which was in fact the first time for any Spanish side. But you can feel the difficulty especially against Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. The English giants were also seeking for a history of making back-to-back Champions League titles.

Manchester United would provide tough opposition with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Scholes in their side. The Catalans simply didn’t get going until a stroke of luck saw Samuel Eto’o beating Nemanja Vidic. The goal seemed to lift Barca. In fact after that Lionel Messi also sent his looping header goalwards to end the game.

Even Iniesta and Thierry Henry had to play their parts with injury doubts. Carles Puyol too defended like his life depended on it and the Catalans ran out worthy Champions League winners.

1. Wembley (2011)

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I think, many of you readers have not yet forgotten this specific event in great Wembley stadium 2011. As Manchester United just got the chance to avenge only after two more seasons. In fact it was their home soil. Barcelona of course had fond memories of victory with the venue.

This time Barcelona side was even better than they had been in 2009. They grew stronger with so many talented footballers with them. It was one of the great final performances in many a year. Alex Ferguson had to say –

“They’re the best in Europe, no question about that. I would say they’re the best team we’ve faced”

Per Dominic Fifield of the Guardian.

Truly it was a great moment for the Catalans. Probably they deserved the fourth title of Champions League. People would definitely acknowledge that those Barcelona boys may have played the game right way.

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Three Most Expensive Transfer Fees for Defenders in Soccer

Mostly, if we try to find out some of the expensive transfer fees in soccer, we will always end up with great attacking players. The top transfer fees have always been featuring strikers or attacking midfielders. Probably one need to find further down the list to discover the first defender in this list of most expensive transfer fees. The transfer market had never valued defenders as much as attacking players. But no doubt, the league tables in Europe will reveal a different story for defenders.

Each of the leading teams in Europe has conceded the fewest goals. AS Roma and Juventus from Italy, Chelsea from EPL, PSG from France, Barcelona and real Madrid from Spain all are in the list. Some of these great legendary football clubs are to be found to have expensive defenders with them.

Most Expensive Transfer Fees for Defenders:

We will actually search the whole history of soccer and put the top three names here in this list of top three most expensive transfer fees for defenders in soccer. All the transfer fee figures have been converted to US dollars.

Let’s find who is the most expensive defender in soccer history?

3. Rio Ferdinand – $50.04 Million

From Leeds United to Manchester United

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Manchester United broke the EPL transfer record in summer 2002. They brought Rio Ferdinand from rivals Leeds United for $50.04 million. Ferdinand had won the Premier League title six times, the League Cup twice, the FIFA World Cup once and the Champions League once in United. He was suspended from January 2004 for missing drug test in 2003.

He had to miss half the premier League along with the European Champions season. He was also the captain for Manchester before various injury problems. The 35 year old Ferdinand is still part of the Manchester United squad. In fact it was for the last season for to play with the red devils in 2013/2014 season.

2. Marquinhos – $50.21 Million

From Roma to Paris Saint Germain

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He is probably the youngest member in this list of three most expensive transfer fees for defenders in soccer. Marquinhos at the age of 19, was signed by French champions Paris Saint Germain from AS Roma for $50.21 million in 2013. He is a highly rated youngster and was named as one of the ten most promising young defenders.

Marquinhos also made his international debut for the Brazilian National Team in 2013. He in fact joined his Brazilian compatriots Alex and Thiago Silva at the Parisian giant club. Undoubtedly he had shown impressive performance so that to start as central defender alongside Silva.

1. Thiago Silva – $58.88 Million

From A.C. Milan to Paris Saint Germain

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Thiago Silva is the number one player in this list. He is the most expensive defender in soccer history. Of course the man is thought to be one of the best defenders in the current soccer world. Football fans would definitely acknowledge his large transfer fee as fair reflection. Thiago Silva was transferred from A.C. Milan to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) for a fee of $58.88 million in 2012.

Silva captained the team to their first League Championship since 1994 in 2012/2013 season. Silva being arguably the best defender, also captained Brazil to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil. Previously he had the glory of being a silver medalist for Brazil during the 2012 London Olympics.

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Barcelona Won Champions League Final 2015 as a Worthy Side

It was well known for everyone that Juventus would be seen as underdogs against Barcelona in Champions league Final 2015. Probably the moment, they secured their place in the final, they could have felt the strength of Luis Enrique’s side. Anyone who watched the match live, will definitely appreciate Juventus for their efforts for the trophy. They played very well, in fact throughout the whole League. May be it wasn’t enough to defeat the most powerful football team in Europe.

Definitely the Bianconeri have enjoyed unrivaled dominance in Serie A. Even they could also distinguish themselves from the very best side of La Liga. Yet, they were supplied enough confidence, especially after their win over another La Liga giant Real Madrid in the semifinal. Probably they were determined to give a good account of themselves in Berlin.

“We started out with the important aim of getting into Europe’s top eight. Now we’ll look to finish first”

–          as per coach Massimiliano Allegri.

He was also trying to have a second thought of not just stopping Barcelona. He tried to build his own way of play to win the Champions League final 2015. Everyone knew, the game will never finish goalless.

Barcelona vs Juventus: Champions League Final 2015

The first shock was determined for Juventus. It was even before the game started. They had to endure the loss of Giorgio Chiellini to injury just a few days earlier. Coach Allegri mentioned of this problem earlier and finally it was proven, when Andres Iniesta ran unchecked into the box and linked up with Jordi Alba.

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It was quite a superb pass by the Barcelona skipper. And Ivan Rakitic footed past a helpless Gigi Buffon the first lead. Vidal had the chance to equalize and missed. The Chilean eventually received a yellow card for a foul on Neymar. Buffon continued excellent stops. In fact the Catalan side were unfortunate enough, not to get another advantage into the half-time.

After the break, it was again the Juventus captain, who made another unbelievable stop from Luis Suarez. Then, when the Spanish champions seemed set to be winners, Juventus came storming back into the game. Claudio Marchisio sent Lichtsteiner away down the right, while the full-back finding Carlos Tevez with a neat pass of his own.

Alvaro Morata reacted quickest, tapping in the rebound to net his fifth goal in his last seven Champions League matches. The former Real Madrid star enjoying his strike to the fullest.

Juventus stood toe-to-toe with Barcelona for the next few minutes. It seemed like they also deserve the Europian Title. Some of the moments were really crucial for the Catalans to keep calm. The Italians hardly reflected on that time that their opponents will net twice more to win the Champions League Final 2015.

Juventus truly have a very poor record in European Cup finals. They have just won twice in eight appearances. Supporters may have blamed for such worthless accomplishment after reaching this stage. It will take time for the pain of defeat to ease. But all must acknowledge, this was undoubtedly a remarkable campaign for the Italian side.

They need to focus on feature. Morata perhaps summed up the situation best, speaking to Sky Italia immediately after the game –

“This is a great squad, a great family and we must continue working hard. This team has no limits, it can win the Champions League and the directors are working to build an even stronger side”

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UCL 2015 Final: Barcelona’s Triumph Built on Teamwork

It is very charming to watch Lionel Messi playing football at his own pace. You will forget other 10 men on the pitch while watching Leo in action. The Argentine captain is so mesmeric and marvelous. In the champions league final, there was a beautiful Leo Messi move, where he float forward, making an one-two exchange with Neymar and Suarez, before striking the ball an inch wide of the top left corner of the post. Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon was turning his head, with his heart in his mouth, in order to see the ball heading in or over.

Neymar and Suarez, the cunning forward were perfectly in sync with what Lionel Messi was trying to do. After Messi’s goal that won Barca La Liga, two other goals that won them Copa del Rey, everybody thought it will be none but Lionel Messi’s goal would make the difference in Barcelona vs Juventus UCL Final 2015 .

UCL 2015 Final: Barcelona vs Juventus

And of course Leo was the key in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the UCL 2015 Final. Lionel Messi was the prime catalyst for the Barca’s first goal by kicking a pinpoint-accurate ball from the deep to Jordi Alba’s feet on the left of the penalty area. Then Ivan Rakitic flashed his shot across Buffon and into the net. But it was Lionel Messi who started the move. Jordi Alba, Neymar and the brilliant Iniesta put their contribution to the ball, with the latter finally bursting into the penalty box at the perfect moment to square it for Ivan Rakitic.

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Every players of Barcelona played their respective part to perfection in that game. With Neymar’s superbly timed pass for Iniesta and everyone’s contribution was just amazing. The goal was to be considered as a team-goal out of several perfect individual actions. All other 10 outfield players touched the ball in building up that goal.

Barcelona has become strongest with bundles of talented players. Barca goal keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has produced some matured display all through the Champions League as well as La Liga. Dani Alves. On other hand, has turned to be a big match boy, by putting consistently impressive displays, especially in big important games. And Gerard Pique has been quite outstanding for past few months, while Javier Mascherano has shut down his doubters both on the pitch and out of it.

Jordi Alba has proved to be wonderfully consistent in his playing, with his streak down the pitch to set up a goal for Neymar in Barcelona’s Copa del Rey win over Althletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon. Sergio Busquets has been showing supreme confidence throughout the season.

For Andres Iniesta, it has been a tough campaign as Barcelona’s approach seemed top-heavy before turning the year. However, it was Andres Iniesta who was awarded the man of the match in the Champions league final. As an assistant for Rakitic’s goal and two other mind blowing passes, and doing some extraordinary ball distribution, it was only Iniesta to be awarded the man of match.

Then, time for Xavi came, he entered replacing Iniesta when Barcelona was struggling to control the game despite 2-1 lead. When Iniesta left the pitch, putting the captain’s armband on Xavi, and telling him to go on and bring the cup him in his final match for the club, it was a memorable moment to see.

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Xavi did his duty, winning his 25th trophy for Barcelona in 17-long season career. Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has used Xavi consistently as a substitute. The commander of the match came right at the moment when Barcelona looked to be pressurized. Xavi did exactly what a perfect captain would do in that situation of the game.

Ivan Rakitic was the first man to score in this vital game. Rakitic was actually the can-opener and it’s not the first time this season. He was the opening goal-scorer for Barcelona on five other occasions this season. When the attackers have been locked down, Ivan Rakitic is the man upon whom everyone can depend. But, that doesn’t happen frequently, when Messi, Suarez and Neymar are playing in one team. The MSN triad have scored an unbelievable 122 goals so far in all competitions this season, which has become a record for an attacking trident in Spanish football.

Barcelona emphasized the “team” nature for the victory in the UCL 2015 Final. The team was consisted of Claudio Bravo (the Zamora trophy winner), Jeremy Mathieu (first goal in the Clasico) and many more talents, enough to be the best among all European clubs.

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Barcelona are the Owner of modern-day Champions League

After proving so hard to defeat all through the Champions League, the Barcelona players found it hard to take it all in. Having a 3-1 victory over Juventus in Berlin’s Olympiastadion, there had an air of disbelief about what they had achieved, which added an obvious joy and sense of vindication to the whole Barcelona team.

It is Andres Iniesta, whom you would think by now had seen it all. Literally, Iniesta had won it all. Iniesta began,

“Six years ago we thought that winning a treble again was unrepeatable. But, we did it this time and it makes your hair stand on end when you think back and see how much lucky you guys are to see winning everything. “

The new generation of Barcelona own the modern Champions League in the way their great rivals at Real Madrid owned the old European Cup. Barcelona have long been the benchmark for the European Championship and the reference point. Right now, they have again re-asserted that status. This is not just their second treble in the space of six years, as Andres Iniesta mentioned, but also their fourth Champions League in nine seasons.

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That consistency is unmatched since the European Cup was rebranded and restructured in 1992. Actually, it is the longest spells of continuous success for Barcelona in its 60 years of existence. There are hardly any that can match that level of success.

This is certainly something hard to achieve. The chronological evolution and extreme success of this bunch of players was only emphasized by the order in which they emerged from the dressing room, after almost two hours of joyful celebration.

Ivan Rakitic was the first man coming out, who also scored the first goal in that final and so energetically introduced fresh impetus and proper direction to his team throughout the season. The Croatian has sped things up by releasing the rampage of attack more frequently. Rakitic shared his first Champions League medal with his young daughter, while both Luis Suarez and Neymar clearly wanted to share their first successes in the Champions league with their children too.

Next, the three-time champion Dani Alves came out with joyful bopping of his body along with the sound of music, which was coming from a set of speakers he was carrying. The joy was a reflection of his great success who had rediscovered his mojo this season along with many other players.

Then, the magnificent Leo Messi came to the arena carrying his son in one arm. He then switched his boy to other in order to shake the hand of Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, whom he had spotted chatted to Italian media. Messi had shown a great sportsmanship to go with his place at the apex of the sporting world.

The Champions league trophy was then carried out by no other than one man, the captain Xavi. He held one arm of the prized piece of hardware, while the other arm was held by his long-time midfield partner Sergio Busquets. The other one of that fantastic central midfield trio Andres Iniesta said,

“The picture of Xavi leaving with the Champions League trophy in his arm is the most beautiful one for a footballer like him.”

There is one person who was assuredly striding out at the back of it all and he is Gerard Pique. He mentioned how Barcelona had “suffered” in the final when it went on to 1-1 following Morata’s goal. But Pique felt that the Morata score only brought out the spirit to the team that has sparked a treble season. The Barcelona team have rediscovered the motivation with so many talents, is the most remarkable aspect of all, especially from a historical point of view. All

Assuredly striding out at the back of it all, as ever and as he had done in this final, was Gerard Pique. He talked about how the team had “suffered” in the final, using some choice language about when it went to 1-1 following Alvaro Morata’s goal, but felt that the Morata score only brought out the spirit and defiance that has sparked a treble season. All three trophies of Barcelona’s treble are on the top of the display during their double-decker bus parade in Barcelona. It was quite a picture to capture and the Barca fans will remember it for long time.

While Real Madrid won five European Cups between 1955 and 1966, there were four key players who were involved in the first to last season with the team. Then came Liverpool, winning four titles between 1977-1984, having only one such player. In Milan’s triple between 1989-1994, there were six players with that potential. And with Barcelona, the number is seven.

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What Sergio Ramos would bring to Manchester United?

Sergio Ramos, the most successful centre-half for the Spanish Club, Real Madrid has been linked with Manchester United in this summer of transfer window. In addition, Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels is knocked repeatedly by the United, although the German mid-field had turned down a move to Manchester in May. Hummels would be a great asset for United as he has FIFA World Cup and a couple of Bundesliga titles to his name. All these are very prestigious haul indeed by the German.

Today, we will focus on the transfer rumour about Sergio Ramos in the Manchester United. The English side are trying to find the best of the world, so that they can find a suitable place in the next season premier league.

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Sergio Ramos Transfer rumours to ManU:

Manchester United are very much eager to capture Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos. Quite clearly, they have definite reasons behind the decision. In this season of EPL, Manchester United is moving very cautiously, with some selective transfers during this summer.

Ramos’s achievements:

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On the other hand, Sergio Ramos, who is the member of Spanish team in their Golden Age, dominating the international scene for half a decade, winning back to back European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the country’s first 2010 FIFA World cup. Ramos has not done too badly with his club, Real Madrid either. Since his signing in 2005 from Sevilla, the midfielder won three La Liga titles for the Real Madrid. He also added two Copa del Rey titles and the 2013/14 Champions League-the precious La Decima that Real Madrid cherished for long.

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Sergio Ramos position:

Sergio Ramos has been at the top of his game for a long period of time. He spent a significant portion of his career as a right-back, that is where he started in 2008 European Championship and 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. Later in his career, he made a permanent switch to play as a centre-half. At Real, he played a long time alongside Pepe and their partnership gifted the football Dark arts , as well as just plain gifted. They have been regarded as one of the massive threats in Real’s defence to any other teams in the world.

Sergio Ramos valuation at Manchester:

The first thing Ramos would bring to Manchester United is his elite level of experience. The Ramos transfer would be an expensive one for the United, as far as £260,000 per week. It is truly an astronomical amount of money for a centre-half. According to Manchester evening news, it is reported that the Sergio Ramos deal will be worth around £53 million, which includes David de Gea too. The amount equates to in financial terms depends on the two clubs’ valuation of De Gea. It would be a huge money for Gea, a player with the prime of his career in front of him. And for 29-year-old Sergio Ramos, the amount is just a good fortune for him indeed.

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However, Manchester United aren’t looking for a player with potential who could be sold on somewhere down the line. What they currently need, more than anything else, is an experienced leader in the midst of the field. It is no one but, Sergio Ramos they are targeting. There are plenty of potentials, like Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Paddy McNair. They may have plenty of football under their belts, but neither has anything close to the experience of Sergio Ramos in leading the back line of squad.

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Sergio Ramos: The darker side

Sergio Ramos may be an excellent leader in the centre-half, but come without a cost. In 2014, Sergio Ramos broke Real Madrid’s all-time record of red-cards with 19. Likewise , the moon has a darker side, the good has certainly outweighed the bad for Ramos. While some Manchester United fans expressed their displeasure to call Ramos into the old Trafford, the former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher defended Ramos saying,

“ I get a hurt by the criticism Ramos gets. This fella has won everything, he plays one of the best clubs in the world and one of the best international sides we’ve ever seen.”

Sergio Ramos has moments of madness and gets intensely emotional during the games. It has been a regular problem for him. But, let’s not forget it’s a problem for Wayne Rooney in the field as well. Sergio Ramos is still the most frequent fouler in the Real Madrid side . In the 2014/15 season of La Liga, he averaged 1.6 fouls per game, which made him one of the devastating defenders in the world. Those performance would be expected at Manchester United, though Ramos would had to settle for the 2nd place behind Marouane Fellaini, who averaged 2.3 fouls per EPL game.

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The plan with Sergio Ramos:

Truly, United’s back line could use an additional aggression in presence of Sergio Ramos. While he walks the line and frequently oversteps, there is a void place in a defensive setup for someone who will be prepared to make his presence felt by the strikers. Ramos knows, they are in for a battle. Ramos is indeed a hard working player. He always enjoys the physical challenge with the strikers. He is a true nightmare to any of the strikers in the world.

Sergio Ramos is player, who really thinks about the game very well. He can define strategies according to the nature of strikers. It is expected that, Louis Van Gaal has already made some research on Ramos’s positional intelligence and his defensive skills. Ramos is a leader, the quickest in the field and the best physically fitted athlete. All these qualities that Ramos possesses, are required for the United right now.

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Ramos, The Ultimate Goal for United

Sergio Ramos may be a hot-headed lad sometimes for his own good, he has also demonstrated a phenomenal capacity for coolness under immense pressure. In Euro Semi-final 2012, Spanish team needed a win in penalty shootout to get past Portugal. The responsibility implied on Sergio Ramos, who failed in a decisive penalty for Real Madrid against Bayern in the Champions League semi-final, few months earlier. Just imagine the pressure Ramos took that time, and finally he got succeed in taking his team to 2012 Euro final. It was only possible for a first class player like Sergio Ramos.

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the eye-catching moments in football seem unbelievable in isolation. But, such remarkable moments weren’t created over night. It took years of hard working of a sportsperson who knows their abilities very well and can trust themselves to execute in difficult situation. Sergio Ramos has proven that many times.

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If Manchester United somehow managed to bring Ramos this summer, their chances of winning the next English Premier League title should considerably increase. In fact, that’s what Ramos could bring to the club. The signing will be genuinely exciting for the United fans. Let’s hope, Louis Van Gaal will bring something special with it, that will ensure the premier league title, next season to shut down the critics.

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Top 10 Most Successful English Football Clubs

Football is the national sports in United Kingdom. Popularity of football was flourished from here throughout the globe and the modern set of rules for football was established here, back in 1863. England has more football clubs, smaller to larger, than any other countries of the world. Over 40,000 football clubs are playing in England over many years. Historically, world’s first football club, Sheffield FC was established in English soil in 1857. The FA Cup (Football Association Challenge Cup), the oldest association football competition in the world was first held in 1871-72. England is a football loving country, where the game is played throughout the year and all over the country. And English people are crazy about their teams.

English Premier League is the most prestigious football tournament in England. We have made a list of English football teams, who attained most success in EPL. Just scroll down to find the most successful club in England. So, here is the list of Top 10 most successful English football clubs.

10 Most Successful English Football Clubs:

10. Nottingham Forest FC

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Nottingham Forest is currently playing in the Football League championship. The City Ground has been their home since 1898. After founding in 1865, the English club have won FA Cup in 1898 and 1959. The club’s most successful period came under Brain Clough between 1975-1993, when the won the UEFA Champions League titles, back to back in 1978 and 1979. They also won the Football League Cup 4 times and European Super cup in 1979.

The club is passing through some hard times as they have been outside the English Premier league since 1999. The two-time Champions League winner, Nottingham Forest FC remain at No. 10 spot in top 10 most successful English Football Clubs.

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9. Newcastle United

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Newcastle United is one of the best English Football clubs, which is based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle United was founded in 1892, being one of the oldest English clubs. The club is owned by Mike Ashley since 2007. With four League Championships titles, six FA Cups, one FA Community shield cup, two FA Youth Cups, Newcastle United have become one of the most successful English football clubs. They had too a golden period between 1904-1910, when they won an FA Cup and three First Division titles.

Though the club have passed some successful time in the premier league in the 1990s and early 2000s, they have been struggling in EPL since 2006/07 season. Newcastle United have a fierce local rivalry with Sunderland, and the fans still go crazy when the one meet another. Newcastle United is the no. 9 best English club in our list of top 10 most successful English Football Clubs.

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8. Manchester City

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Manchester City is a Premier League football club, which is located in Manchester, England. The City of Manchester Stadium has been their home since 2003. The most successful period for Manchester City is considered to be in the late 1960s and the early 70s, when they won FA Cup, League Cup , League Championship and European Cup winners’ Cup. After purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, Manchester United have become one of the richest clubs in English Premier League.

In 2011 they qualified for the UEFA Champions League and won the FA Cup for the fifth time. In 2011-12 season of Premier League, they won the title for the 3rd time, which was their first major English title for 44 years. The following year, The Citizens again won the Premier League title for the 4th time and also won the league cup. Manchester City only managed to win the UEFA Champions League trophy one in the 1969-70 season. Considering all these achievements, Manchester City is at no. 8 in the list of top 10 most successful English Football Clubs.

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7. Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham Hotspur, commonly known as Spurs, is one of the most successful premier league teams in England. Their home is White Hart Lane and training ground is in Bulls Cross. Hotspurs are at no. 7 in the list of top 10 most successful English football clubs. They have won the first FA Cup title in 1901. Since then, Tottenham Hotspur have won a total 8 FA Cups, last one in 1990-91 season. In 1960-61 of English league, they achieved the League and FA Cup Double.

The following year, after successfully defending the FA Cup title, Spurs became the first English club to win a UEFA European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963. The English club also won premier league twice, football league 2nd division twice, and League Cup four times, and the prestigious UEFA Cup twice. The team have a long-standing rivalry with Arsenal and their head-to-head fixture is known as ‘North London Derby’.

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6. Aston Villa

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Aston Villa is an English Premier League club, which is based in Witton, Birmingham. After the foundation in 1874, Aston Villa have become one of the most successful English football clubs in the history of EPL. Their biggest achievement came in 1981-82, when they won the European Cup and became one of the five English Clubs to win what is now the UEFA Champions league.

The Villa are holding the no. 6 position in our list of top 10 most successful English football clubs as they won the First Division Championship 7 times, the FA Cup 7 times, the Football League cup 5 times, and the UEFA Super Cup once in 1982. Aston Villa is a very reputed English club, having producing a record 73 players for the England National Team. Aston villa have a local rivalry with the Birmingham City and their famous Derby has been played since 1879.

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5. Everton

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Everton FC, the Liverpool based football club is one of the best English football clubs in the Premier League. The Toffeemen topped the English Division for a record 112 seasons and won the League Championship title nine times. Everton won the FA Cup 5 times, while became runners-up 8 times. Their most recent period of sustained success came in the mid-80s, while they won two League Championships, an FA Cup, and the major European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985.

They are also the 1995 FA Cup and FA Charity Shield winners. The Everton supporters are known as Evertonians. Everton have a local neighboring rivalry with Liverpool FC and the two sides meeting is known as ‘Merseyside derby’. Everton is the no. 5 selection in the list of top 10 most successful English Football Clubs.

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4. Chelsea

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Chelsea FC is one of the strongest side in the English Premier League. The club is based in Fulham, London. They have a long glorious history to spend most of their time in the top tier of English football. The Stamford Bridge stadium has been the home for Chelsea since their establishment in 1905. Chelsea, one of the best English football club, had their first major success in 1955, winning the League Championship. They have passed a very successful period during 1965-1990 and their greatest successes came in last two decades as they won a total of 17 trophies since 1997.

The Blues have won five league titles, five league cups, seven FA Cups and four FA Community Shields. They also proved to be very successful in the continental competitions, winning one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Super Cup and two UEFA Cup winners’ cup. Chelsea is now one of the richest clubs in the world which worth of $1.37 billion. In our list of top 10 most successful English football clubs, Chelsea stands at no. 4.

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3. Arsenal

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Arsenal are a professional English professional football club, based in Holloway, London, who are the most decorated club in English premier league. Arsenal FC are one of the most lucrative and valuable English football clubs in the world. After established in 1886, Arsenal have won 40 domestic and 2 European trophies, which include 13 First Division Premier League titles and a record 12 FA Cups. Arsenal hold the record of longest unbeaten streak of 49 matches in the EPL.

Under the management of George Graham and Arsène Wenger, the Gunners have won 5 League titles, 7 FA Cups, 2 Doubles, a UEFA Champions League and an unbeaten season. Arsenal have a fierce rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur and their meeting is popularly known as ‘North London Derby’. Arsenal FC is the 3rd most successful club in England.

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2. Liverpool

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Liverpool FC have won more European trophies than any other English Premier League clubs. They stand at no. 2 in our list of top 10 most successful English Football Clubs. The Reds have won a total of 5 European Cups, 3 UEFA Cups, and 3 UEFA Super Cups. They are also very successful at English soil, winning 18 League titles, a record 8 League Cups and 7 FA Cups. But, Liverpool is yet to win the Premier League title since its inception in 1992. The club was founded in 1892 and the Anfield has been their home since then.

The most successful period of Liverpool is considered was the 1970s and ‘80s. Bob Paisley and Bill Shankly led Liverpool to win 11 League titles and 7 European trophies during that period. They have a long-standing rivalry with Everton and Manchester United. “You’ll never walk alone”-the anthem of Liverpool inspires the supporters in tough time.

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1. Manchester United

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Manchester United, the most successful club in England is based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. The club is one of the best teams at English Premier League. Manchester United was established in 1878 and Old Trafford has been their home since 1910. Manchester United are at no. 1 in our list of top 10 most successful English Football Clubs. So far, they have won 20 league titles, which is more than any other English teams, 4 League cups, 11 FA Cups, and a record 20 FA Community Shields.

In the continental competition, Manchester United won three European Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, one UEFA Cup winners’ cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup. The football season of 1998-99 was a memorable one for them, as they won a Treble of FA Cup, the Premier League and UEFA Champions League title. Manchester United is one of the most widely supported football teams in the world.

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The legacy of football has been carried down for several decades in England. There is a huge difference always between English Premier League and the football leagues in other countries. The contest is a true competition here, with no minors and majors. Every single English club have their own legacy and have potential to win the premier league title. England is truly the Home of Football.

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Top 10 Best MLS Soccer Teams in the World

Major League Soccer or MLS is one of the best football tournaments of the world. The soccer league represents the highest level of soccer both in United States and Canada. Major league soccer is comprised of 20 football teams, among which 17 in the United States and 3 in Canada. The MLS season starts from March to October in every year, where each MLS team play a total 34 games. The best MLS soccer teams are awarded the “Supporters’ Shield”. The best MLS teams also participate in the championship competitions against teams from other divisions as well as countries. Such soccer competitions are the Canadian Championships, the US Open and the CONCACAF Champions League.

As a part of a successful bid to host the 1994 FIFA World Cup in United States, Major League Soccer was founded in 1993. The MLS first season started in 1996 with 10 teams. Since then, soccer has earned much popularity in United States. The league is now one of the most profitable sports in America. We have enlisted the top 10 best MLS Soccer teams based on their successes in Major League Soccer. Just scroll down to find which is the best MLS team in United States.

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Top 10 Best MLS Soccer Teams in the world

Each MLS teams have flourished to the utmost level over the years. The teams may not be as strong as the European Football teams are, they are progressing faster than any other teams. Here are the best MLS Soccer teams with their most successes:

10. San Jose Earthquakes

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Bobby Convey of San Jose Earthquakes——–image credit: Wikipedia/Ryan Knapp

San Jose Earthquakes are one of the 10 charter members of Major League Soccer, which competed in the league’s inaugural season in 1996. So far, they have participated in 17 seasons of MLS and is the No. 10 in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. San Jose have played a total 532 matches in MLS, winning 209 among them. They were defeated in 207 matches, while managed to draw 116. The team netted a total 751 goals in Major league soccer till date, achieving 705 points with an average of 1.325 points per MLS match as of the current 2014-15 season.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 2 (2001, 2003)

● Supporters’ Shield: 2 (2005, 2012)

● MLS Western Conference: 3 ( 2003, 2005, 2012)

● Carolina Challenge Cup: 2 (2005, 2008)

● California Clásico: 5 (1997, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2012)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 2010

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9. New England Revolution

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Joe Franchino of New England Revolution——image credit: Wikipedia/Jarrett Campbell from Cary, North Carolina, USA

New England Revolution is owned by Robert Kraft, who also owns the NFL team New England Patriots. They are currently playing their home matches at Gillette Stadium. New England Revolution were one of the ten original MLS franchises to compete in the MLS opening season in 1996. However, it took 12 years to win their first major trophy. They have competed in MLS a total 19 season since 1996. The soccer club have played a total 595 matches in MLS, winning 225 among them so far. Like any other teams, New England Revolution tasted the bitterness of defeat 255 times in MLS and draw matches 115 times till date. They team have scored a total of 829 goals in the major league soccer, while they engulfed 899. They stand at No. 9 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up 5 times (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 20154)

● Supporters’ Shield: Runners-up once (2005)

● MLS Eastern Conference (Regular Season): 2 (2002,2005)

● Lamar Hunt US Open cup: 1 (2007)

● North American SuperLiga: 1 (2008)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 3 (2003, 2008, 2012)

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8. Colorado Rapids

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Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew—-image credit: Wikimedia/Corbinelliott

The Colorado Rapids are one of the best MLS teams in American professional soccer. The team is based in the Denver suburb of Commerce City, Colorado. They are also one of the 10 founding MLS teams. Colorado Rapids rank at 8th place in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. Since 1996, they have participated in 19 seasons in MLS. The team have played a total 594 MLS matches including the 2014-15 season. They have managed to win 224 games in MLS, while defeated in 255 matches. The Colorado Rapids soccer players have scored a total 796 goals till date. On the contrary, 883 goals were scored by the opponents so far. They have achieved a total of 761 points with an average of 1.281 point per MLS match.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (2010)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 1 (playoff) : 2010

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (playoff) : 1997

● Rocky Mountain Cup: 3 (2005, 2006, 2013)

● MLS Reserve Division: 2 (2006, 2007)

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7. Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire, March 2013—-image credit: Wikimedia/Ryan Byrne

Chicago Fire is the No. 7 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. the club is based in Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Illinois. They play their home matches at Toyota park, which can capacitate 20,000 spectators. Chicago Fire have participated in 17 MLS seasons since their first appearance in 1996. They have played a total 531 MLS matches and won 222 among them till date. Chicago Fire tasted the defeat 180 times, while drew matches 129 times in their Major league soccer portfolio. The players have scored a total of 785 goals, earning the point of 785 with an average 1.478 points per MLS match as of current season.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (1998)

● Supports’ Shield: 1 (2003)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 4 (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)

● MLS Central Division: 2 (2000, 2001)

● Brimstone Cup: 6 (1998, 2000, 2001, 2012,2013, 2014)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 1 (2009)

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6. New York Red Bulls

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New York Red Bulls goal celebration—image credit: Wikimedia/betancourt

The New York Red Bulls are one of the best MLS soccer teams, which is based in Harrison, New Jersey. The team compete in the Eastern Conference of MLS since 1996. They have made their glorious participation in 19 MLS seasons till date. The New York Red Bulls is at No. 6 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. the Red Bulls have played a total of 594 MLS matches and won 232 of them. They were defeated in 243 matches, while making 119 draw matches. The Red Bulls players have netted a total of 872 goals in the major league soccer and a total 894 goals were scored by their opponents. The club have achieved 793 points in MLS with an average of 1.335 points per MLS match as of the 2014-15 season of MLS. The Red Bulls Arena remains their home ground since 2010.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up (2008)

● Supporters’ Shield: 1 (2013)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 3 (2000, 2010, 2013)

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (Playoff) : 2008

●Atlantic Cup: 4 (2003, 2010, 2011, 2013)

● New York Cup: 1 (2014)

● Emirates Cup: 1 (2011)

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5. FC Dallas

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Teamphoto FC Dallas—-image credit: Wikimedia/Jason Gulledge

FC Dallas, formerly known as Dallas Burn, is an American professional MLS soccer team, which is based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas is also one of the ten charter clubs in major league soccer, competing in the league since its inception. FC Dallas play their home matches in soccer-specific Toyota Stadium. They have participated in 19 MLS seasons since 1996 and have proven themselves as one of the best MLS soccer teams in the world. The club have played a total 594 matches in Major League Soccer and won 243 matches among them. Moreover, FC Dallas team were defeated 238 times in MLS, while they were able to draw matches 113 times. The Dallas boys have scored a total 878 goals in MLS till date, while a total of 875 goals were scored by their opponents. They have earned a total 812 points so far with an average of 1.367 points per MLS match as of the 2014-15 MLS season. FC Dallas rank at No. 5 in the list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: Runners-up (2010)

● MLS Western Conference: 1 (Playoff): 2010

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 1 (1997)

Texas Derby: 4 (2008, 2010, 2013, 2014)

● Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup: 2 (2010, 2011)

● Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic: 1 (2011)

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4. Sporting Kansas City

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Aurélien Collin of Sporting Kansas City—-image credit: Wikipedia/Ryan Knapp

Sporting Kansas City is a Major League Soccer team, which is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Their home ground is named Sporting Park. Sporting Kansas City is enlisted at No. 4 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. The team have participated in 19 seasons of MLS since it first appearance in 1996. They have played a total 595 matches in MLS and have won 243 among them till date. In Major League Soccer, they were also defeated 229 matches, while drew 123 games. The Sporting Kansas City have scored a stunning 832 goals in MLS and 806 goals were scored against them. The team have achieved a total 820 points with an average of 1.378 points per MLS match as recorded.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 2 (2000, 2013)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 1 (2004)

● MLS Western Conference: 3 (1997, 2000, 2004)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 2 (2004, 2012)

● Desert Diamond Cup: 1 (2011)

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3. D.C. United

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D.C. United defender, Bryan Namoff—image credit: Wikipedia/Ben Stanfield

DC United is one of the most popular MLS Soccer teams in United States. The Club is based in Washington, DC and is playing MLS since 1996. The club is the most decorated club in Major League soccer, which have won a total 13 international and domestic titles over the years. Under the head coach Bruce Arena, DC United holds the joint MLS record for winning 4 MLS Cups, 3 US Open Championships and 4 MLS Supporters’ Shields. We rank the club at No. 3 in our list of top 10 best MLS soccer teams in the world. So far, they have participated in 19 MLS seasons and played over 594 matches. During this period, they have grabbed 249 wins, while defeated in 236 matches. The players have scored a stunning 918 goals in the major league soccer for their team till date and also engulfed 873 goals into their net. DC United have earned a point of 820 with an average of 1.380 points per MLS match as of the current 2014-15 MLS season.

Achievements:

International:

● CONCACAF Champions League: 1 (1998)

Domestic:

● MLS Cup: 4 (1996, 1997, 1999, 2004)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 4 (1997, 1999, 2006, 2007)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 6 (1997, 98, 99, 06, 07, 14)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 3 (1996, 2008, 2013)

Intercontinental:

● Copa Interamericana: 1 (1998)

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DC United Trophy collection—image via: Wikipedia/Lietmotiv

2. Columbus Crew

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The Columbus Crew player taking free kick—image via: Flickr/Matt Boulton

Columbus Crew SC is one of the ten franchises of MLS, who have competed in the league since its inception in 1996. Their current home ground is Mapfre Stadium, which is facilitated with 19,968 seats. The Columbus Crew are standing at No. 2 spot in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. The team have participated in 19 MLS seasons so far. They have played a total 594 matches in MLS, while winning 247 of them. They were defeated in 232 matches and were managed to draw 115 matches till date. The Columbus Crew have scored a total 856 goals in MLS, while a total 817 goals were scored by their opponents. They have managed to earn 830 points in MLS with an average of 1.397 per MLS match.

Achievements:

● MLS Cup: 1 (2008)

● MLS Supporters’ Shield: 3 (2004, 2008, 2009)

● MLS Eastern Conference: 3 (2004, 2008, 2009)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 1 (2002)

● MLS Fair Play Award: 4 (1997, 1999, 2004, 2007)

● Trillium Cup: 5 (2008, 09, 10, 12, 13)

● Walt Disney Pro Soccer Classic: 2014

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1. Los Angeles Galaxy

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LA Galaxy team celebration—-image via: Wikimedia/Paul Bailey

The Los Angeles Galaxy, also known as LA Galaxy is the no. 1 in our list of top 10 best MLS Soccer teams in the world. Their HQ is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California. From the very beginning of MLS, they have proven to be most decorated and most successful MLS team in the United States soccer history. The LA Galaxy are playing their home matches in StubHub Center, which is facilitated with 27,000 seating capacities. They have played 19 MLS seasons so far to become one of the best MLS teams. The LA Galaxy have participated in 594 matches in MLS, while winning 281 of them. The no. 1 MLS club also tasted the defeat 199 times and were capable of drawing matches 114 times. The LA Galaxy footballers netted the ball 951 times till date and their net was also crashed by the opponents 746 times. The LA Galaxy has achieved a total points of 935 with an amazing average of 1.574. Very recently, the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has joined the club. The another former English legendary footballer David Beckham was also a key player for LA Galaxy.

Achievements:

Continental:

● CONCACAF Champions League: 1 (2000)

Domestic:

● MLS Cup: 5 (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014)

●MLS Supporters’ Shield: 4 (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011)

● Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 2 (2001, 2005)

● MLS Western Conference: Regular season (8): 1996, 98, 99, 01, 02, 09, 10, 11

● Super Clasico: 9

● California Clasico: 12

● Desert Diamond Cup: 1 (2012)

●Central California Cup: 1 (2014)

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Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs

English Premier League is a professional soccer league for men in the United Kingdom. The football competition is played by 20 English football clubs. The pre-season transfer window is opened from 1st July to 1st September in every season in EPL. We have selected the topic of top 10 most expensive transfers between EPL clubs. In this article, we’ll present you some lucrative transfers in the history of English Premier League. All these EPL summer transfers, the players were traded only in between the English clubs.

Barclays English Premier League is considered as the most watched football league in the world. The popular soccer league will be commenced on 8th August. Before that, let’s have a glimpse at the top 10 Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs

10. Marouane Fellaini

Everton to Manchester United

Transfer fee: £27.5 Million

September 2013

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Marouane Fellaini before an international friendly against the United States.—-image via: Wikimedia/Erik Drost

Marouane Fellaini, the Belgian midfielder arrived at Goodison Park in 2008. He was transferred for a record fee of over £12 million for the English club, Everton. Very soon, Fellaini became a popular figure in Everton and enjoyed a successful five-year spell there. In September 2013, the Manchester United manager David Moyes promptly sign him into his squad. The transfer fee cost over £27.6 million, which put him at the 10th place in our list of top 10 most expensive transfers between EPL Clubs.

His first season with Manchester United was riddled with injuries and poor form. Fellaini was desperate to regain his form and soon became an important player for Louis Van Gaal. But, still there is plenty of challenges ahead of him.

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9. Wilfried Bony

Swansea and Manchester City

Transfer fees: £28 Million

January 2015

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Wilfried Bony—-image via: Wikimedia/Richard Mulder

Wilfried Bony had a successful spell at Sparta Prague and Vitesse Arnhem. Then, he decided to move on to England and joined Swansea in 2013 for a club record fee of £12 million. Bony wasn’t an instant success for the English club, but soon after finding his feet, the Ivory Coast striker went on a prolific run. He marked his name as the most premier league goal scorer in the 2014 season of EPL. He netted 34 goals in 70 matches for Swansea before being signed by Manchester City in January 2015. The transfer fee was estimated £28 million, which made him the 9th most expensive transfer in EPL.

He will be playing as a second fiddle to Sergio Aguero in Manchester City. Let’s hope he will definitely brings something special for his current club.

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8. Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea to Everton

Transfer fees: £28 Million

July 2014

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Romelu Lukaku——-image via: Wikimedia/Илья Хохлов

Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 with a transfer fee of : £18 million. In the 2012-13 season, he was loaned out first to play for the West Brom and then to Everton in the next season. It worked out very well for the Belgian striker as he scored a combined 33 goals in 71 appearances. But, the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was still not convinced with Lukaku. On July 2014, Chelsea sold out him to Everton. The transfer fee was a record £28 million for Everton and is regarded as the 8th in the list of Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs.

Lukaku is still young and showing good prospects in the Goodison Park.

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7. Luke Shaw

Southampton to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £30 Million

June 2014

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Luke Shaw——-image via: Wikimedia/Matt Janzer

The teenage left-back, Luke Shaw has proven himself in an excellent manner for a couple of seasons in Southampton before his move to Manchester United last summer. The transfer fee cost over £30 million, which placed him at 7 in our list of top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs.

The young defender was so impressive that he was selected by Roy Hodgson for the England squad in 2014 Brazil World Cup. However, his performance was disturbed by injuries in Manchester United for couple of months. The young lad has just turned 20 and it’s too early to judge his ability.

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6. Rio Ferdinand

Leeds to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £30 Million

July 2002

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Rio Ferdinand in Manchester United—image via: Wikimedia/ Gordon Flood

Rio Ferdinand became the most expensive transfer in the British Football history, when he moved to Manchester United in the summer 2002. With the total transfer fee of £30 million, it stands at No. 6 in our list of top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs. Ferdinand passed a hugely successful period at old Trafford. Although, his career was spotted by an eight-month ban in 2004 for a missed drugs test, the other side of his career is much brighter.

He made a total of 453 appearances for the Manchester United before joining QPR in the summer of 2014. Ferdinand had passed a spectacular spell with Manchester United that include six premier league titles, one Champions league title and three league cups.

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5. Dimitar Berbatov

Tottenham to Manchester United

Transfer Fees: £30.75 Million

September 2008

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Dimitar Berbatov—–image via: Wikimedia/Biso

The Bulgarian striker had built up a formidable reputation while at Tottenham Hotspurs. He scored a total 46 goals in 102 appearances. He joined the Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 at £10.9 transfer fee. His incredible performance at Tottenham was well enough to convince Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United spent £30.75 million for him despite Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez in their squad.

Dimitar Berbatov spent four years at Old Trafford and achieved the Premier League Golden Boot award in 2010-11 season scoring 21 goals. But, actually he never fully established himself at Old Trafford.

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4. Andy Carroll

Newcastle to Liverpool

Transfer Fees: £35 Million

January 2011

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Andy Carroll in Liverpool FC—image via: Wikimedia/Danny Molyneux

The Powerful Geordie striker Andy Carroll moved to Liverpool replacing Fernando Torres in 2011 and Liverpool splurged £35 million on him. He started badly at Anfield. At the time of his arrival, he suffered multiple injuries, which hindered his smoothness. He was struggling to prove himself at Liverpool, but he was not to Brendon Rodgers’ liking.

Andy Carroll was thrown out to West Ham in the summer 2012 after registering only 11 goals in 58 matches. Andy was proved to be the most ill-suited striker in Liverpool. Still his high profile transfer is considered for no. 4 in top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs.

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3. Juan Mata

Chelsea to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £37.1 Million

January 2014

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Juan Mata in Chelsea—-image via: Wikimedia/Warrenfish

Juan Mata was so impressive after joining Chelsea from Valencia in 2011 for £23.5 million. The Spanish midfielder went on to win the champions league in his first season at Stamford Bridge and also named as Chelsea’s Player of the Year in his first two campaigns in Chelsea. But, in 2013, when Jose Mourinho made a return at Stamford Bridge, Mata found himself on the periphery of the team. Subsequently, he was sold to Manchester United for a transfer fee of £37.1 million in January 2014.

Since his arrival at Old Trafford, he has managed to score 11 goals in 34 matches for the club. He was one of the best players for United in the last season of EPL.

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2. Raheem Sterling

Liverpool to Manchester City

Transfer Fees: £49 Million

July 2015

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Raheem Sterling practicing for Liverpool—-image via: Wikipedia/Kamran Hussain

Raheem Sterling is considered as one of the best young prospects in Europe. But, the striker seldom showed that in the last season of EPL with Liverpool. He made 95 appearances for Liverpool and only only managed to score 18 goals. Raheem Sterling was appeared to be very distracted by the ongoing saga of a potential move.

Sterling is undoubtedly a talented player. His high profile transfer to Manchester City drew the massive media attention as the transfer became the 2nd most expensive transfers between EPL clubs.

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1. Fernando Torres

Liverpool to Chelsea

Transfer Fees: : £50 Million

January 2011

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Fernando Torres in action —–image via: Wikimedia/Christopher Johnson

For Liverpool, he was a gem, kind of goal-machine, who scored 81 goals in 142 games. Torres had passed three-and-a-half successful years at Anfield before stepping at Chelsea. He was so unfortunate to recapture his form in the Stamford Bridge and only managed to score 20 goals in 110 games. But, still his record breaking transfer fees of £50 million put him at no. 1 in our list of top 10 most expensive transfers between EPL clubs. Fernando Torres found his way back in Atletico Madrid in January 2015.

The Chelsea fans wouldn’t forget one thing from Torres. It was 2012 Champions League semi-final vs Barcelona at Nou camp while Fernando Torres’s historic goal decided the fate of the match. Hope, he’ll find his form at his old place once again. The list of top 10 most expensive transfers between EPL clubs ends with the table topper Fernando Torres with £50 million transfer fee.

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