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Top 10 FIFA 15 Player Ratings | FIFA 15 Best Players

Sports fans, especially football (soccer) lovers probably remarks the month September for a different cause. Of course, College football and the National Football League get underway. Again Major League Baseball pennant races finish up already. But the fact that EA Sports releases the latest FIFA video game in this certain period. Football lovers all over the world must have been waiting for this new release. Last year we’ve got the new version of FIFA game, which is FIFA 15. As EA takes real life domestic and international player performances into account, here we will check out the latest FIFA 15 player ratings. Either way, we can say these are the FIFA 15 best players to be found inside the game according to the FIFA 15 player ratings. Some may still claim specific players to be shuffled in this list, but we assure that this is totally based on FIFA 15 player ratings overall.

Top 10 FIFA 15 Player Ratings | FIFA 15 best players:

Let’s find out the 10 FIFA 15 best players according to FIFA 15 Player ratings. I think we well used to with the top two names, ranked No. 1 and No. 2 come from the two La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. The recent Ballon d’Or consideration may also provoke some corrections in this list of top 10 FIFA 15 best players. As we surely saw Cristiano Ronaldo performing better than Lionel Messi last soccer season. But here we stick to the overall FIFA 15 player ratings conclusion.

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Let’s check out, who is the FIFA 15 best player according to the FIFA 15 player ratings?

10. LM Eden Hazard – Chelsea & Belgium

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 88 Overall

Pace 89, Shooting 82, Passing 84

Eden Hazard has quickly emerged as one of the top attacking midfielders in the world soccer. The 23-year-old made the move to Chelsea in 2012 June. After that Hazard has cemented himself as one of the best overall footballers in the English Premier League. He deserves this very entry in top 10 FIFA 15 best players.

Hazard is a maestro when he has the ball at his feet. This year’s FIFA edition also reflects such criterions. EA games rated Hazard at 91 in dribbling and that puts the Chelsea star in the top-five (tied) in that category among FIFA 15 best players featured in this list. Hazard has 89 pace, 82 shooting and 84 passing ratings. Undoubtedly he is one of a dream acquisition for FIFA Ultimate Team players.

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09. LM Franck Ribéry – Bayern Munich & France

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 88 Overall  

Dribbling 92, Pace 89, Passing 85

Frank Ribery is one of the best and most underrated players on the soccer world. The 31-year-old continues to outdo peers five and ten years younger seems to stretch out the length of his physical prime every game. Ribéry is the second oldest player to make the top-ten list for FIFA 15 best players.

Fans may often feel that they hit the lottery if they land Ribéry in an Ultimate Team pack. I know some of them are very curious on using skill moves frequently. The Bayern Munich superstar is a five-star skill provider in this case. His weak foot is rated at four stars. He has 92 dribbling, 89 pace and 85 passing and overall 88 FIFA 15 player ratings.

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08. CM Bastian Schweinsteiger – Bayern Munich & Germany

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 88 Overall 

Dribbling 82, Passing 85, Shooting 81, Defense 78

Bastian Schweinsteiger is probably that particular player who has done it all during his professional career both in German National Football Team and Bayern Munich. He has seven Bundesliga titles to his name and also kissed the Champions League trophy in celebration. The national team manager Joachim Löw has recognized the importance of the 30-year-old naming Schweinsteiger as the country’s new captain.

EA is also keeping him at the top list of FIFA 15 best players with overall 88 points. Those fifa lovers who love to feature footballers with loads of pace may choose to shy away from the German storm. His 61 pace is far and away the lowest among field players who are listed in the top 10 best football players of FIFA 15.

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07. ST Luis Suarez – Barcelona & Uruguay

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 89 Overall

Pace 83, Shooting 87, Dribbling 88

The Uruguay superstar has earned the reputation for being one of the more despised athletes in all of professional football. He racially abused a player during a Premier League contest. There are other objections like he has bitten opposing players no fewer than three times, even during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil.

But above all no one would like to argue against the statement that Luis Suarez is one of the top striker in the football today. We can find resemblances that Barcelona paid £75 million over the summer to acquire his skill with the Catalans.

EA games may have underestimated how good of a finisher Suarez is as it pertains to the latest edition of FIFA 15. But 87 shooting is certainly lower than the shooting ratings given to three other players in this list of top 10 FIFA 15 best players.

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06. CM Andres Iniesta – Barcelona & Spain

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 89 Overall

Pace 75, Dribbling 91, Passing 89

Andres Iniesta is considered by many to be the best attacking midfielder of his generation. The Barcelona superstar has netted a plethora of personal and club honors since the 18 year old debut with the Catalan club. The 30-year-old has been named the best player in Europe and the top player in a European Championship. Champions League and World Cup trophies are also not beyond his very acquisition.

The well-rounded a midfielder is honorably found in the FIFA 15 best players list. His 75 pace is not blinding, but his 91 dribbling and 89 passing more than make up for the fact that Iniesta should overrule defenders comfort. One would be wise to start with Iniesta in case of outfitting a La Liga Ultimate Team of his own.

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05. GK Manuel Neuer – Bayern Munich & Germany

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 90 Overall

Positioning 90, Diving 87, Reflexes 86, GK Kicking 92

Casual fans of soccer who tuned into the 2014 World Cup have already learned what diehard soccer fans have known for years. And the truth is, Manuel Neuer is certainly the best goalkeeper in the world right now. He is most definitely to be placed with the all-time great goalkeepers or even all-time great footballers.

Neuer was awarded the Golden Glove for being the top keeper in the World Cup 2015. It was an honor he rightfully deserved for years. In fact the German performed so well on the world’s biggest stage that many analysts believed he was worthy of being named the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2015. He is the undisputed best goalkeeper in FIFA 15. Probably he is the only ‘keeper to crack the top-ten list of FIFA 15 best players.

The sweeper-keeper has 90 positioning, 87 diving, 86 reflexes and 92 GK kicking. And these much larger quantities than last year version of FIFA video games.

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04. ST Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Paris Saint-Germain & Sweden

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 90 Overall

Dribbling 86, Passing 81, Shooting 91

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is practically a walking real-life video game character among the football fans. The 6-foot-5 striker is well renowned for his cheeky back-heel goals during his career, which is one of the best finishers in the world and in FIFA 15 Games. EA gave him 91 shooting ratings in this version. That is much better than all but one player listed in the top ten list of FIFA 15 best players.

I think, the FIFA game lovers would be wise to “dare to Zlatan”. Ibrahimovic will turn 33 years old this fall and may end his professional career in Major League Soccer. The North American sports fans are going to get the full out of this great FIFA star.

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03. RM Arjen Robben – Bayern Munich & Netherlands

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 90 Overall

Pace 93, Shooting 86, Dribbling 92

The Dutch wonder made headlines this past summer during what may be his final World Cup appearance. Arjen Robben was undeniably one of the top performers of the biggest tournament on earth. Some even argued that Robben deserved to win the Golden Ball this time.

His defense and defensive work rate are low in FIFA 15. But EA probably blessed the Munich star providing ratings 93 pace, 86 shooting, 83 passing and 92 for dribbling. He is our third pick as the FIFA 15 best players.

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02. LW Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid & Portugal

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 92 Overall

Pace 93, Shooting 93, Dribbling 91, Passing 81

FIFA fans are well accustomed with this player and his position as it is unchanged like the FIFA 14 best players list. The inevitable complaining and unending debates begin here. Cristiano Ronaldo earned the privilege of being recognized as the top player in the world. The FIFA Ballon d’Or award has been given to this unbelievable superstar of his generation .While the highest-rated player in FIFA 15 was sidelined because of injury, he found the back of the net a total of 51 times.

EA describes five star skills for our second pick of the FIFA 15 best players list. 93 pace, 93 shooting, 91 dribbling and 81 passing makes a complete package for first choice from any kind of completion in this game. The Madrid star is believed to be having an ability to nod the ball home from anywhere inside of the box. Yes, of course you may question for his top position according to FIFA 15 player ratings in this list.

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01. CF Lionel Messi – Barcelona & Argentina

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FIFA 15 Player Ratings – 93 Overall

Pace 93, Dribbling 96, Shooting 89, Passing 86

Those interested in debating video game player ratings should remember one thing, there isn’t much a difference between a 93 and 92 rating. And in fact Lionel Messi has been the cover man for FIFA video games last four years. Of course Messi is one of the best real life footballers of his generation. His ability to dart through and between defenders while holding possession of the ball is unrivaled. The world-class finisher can strike seemingly at a moment’s notice.

His 96 dribbling puts him atop that category in FIFA 15 best player list. He has 93 pace, 89 shooting and 86 passing. Another point to be noted that the Barcelona all-time star is only a four-star skiller (while Ronaldo is five star). But believe me, you will not regret bringing this magical figure to you own best team in EA game’s FIFA 15 edition.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo and more specifically, in short CR7. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest footballers in the world today. The great footballer Cristiano was born on 5 February, 1985 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The 29-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a great height of fame in the sports industry. He has made himself one of the most coveted players, from his fans to various sports companies who desperately want him for endorsement.

In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the highest paid soccer players in the world. He has the salary from his teams which being complemented by the endorsement deals from various famous brands. Let us have a look at Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015.

Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo Biography:

Full name:                          Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro

Date of birth:                     5 February, 1985

Place of birth:                   Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Total Net Worth:             $300 Million

Net Worth in 2015:         $80 Million

Real Madrid Salary:        $52 Million

Endorsements earning: $28 Million

Current Agent:                   Luis Correia

Agency:                                 Gestifute International

Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Incomes:

According to the list of World’s Highest-paid Soccer players by Forbes Magazine, Cristiano Ronaldo has earned a total of $80 million last year which earned CR7 the second place on the list of richest athletes. CR7 has obtained $52 million as his salary from the Spanish club Real Madrid. C. Ronaldo also earned additional $28 million from his endorsement deals by multiple reputed brands. Cristiano recently dealt with Tag Heuer which along with Nike plays a major role in his total earnings.

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Cristiano Ronaldo with Tag Heuer ; image credit www.thewatchgallery.com

Cristiano also has a personal brand of underwear labeled as CR7. Currently, he has a tie with a renowned sports agency called Gestifute International. If you want to talk with Cristiano, you have to find Luis Correia first, because he is currently serving as his personal agent.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Cars:

Besides his amazing football skill and footwork on the ground, Cristiano Ronaldo is also quite known for his luxurious collection of jaw-dropping amazing cars. He has plenty of space in his garage and huge sum of money in his bank account to fulfill his desire for the best sports cars of the world. Currently, Cristiano Ronaldo owns a total of 19 cars and has already spent some $4,912,000 USD in his car collection. His garage is studded with super luxurious cars such as Audi RS6, Audi R8, Ferrari 599 GTO, Maserati GranCabrio, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, Aston Martin DB9 and Phantom Rolls-Royce.

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Cristiano Ronaldo car ; image credit www.autoblog.gr

But, to prove his passion for sports car, Cristiano Ronaldo purchased the great super car Bugatti Veyron with $1,700,000 USD. All these Cristiano Ronaldo cars have one thing in common, and that is all of them are far too expensive. All these of super cars have a great deal of contributions in Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015.

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Cristiano and Real Madrid:

Recently, Cristiano Ronaldo has extended his contract with Real Madrid. After the signing, he currently earns an estimated €17,000,000 equivalent to $22,620,000 per year from the Spanish club. It sounds unbelievable that CR7 earns an approximate €46,575 per day as his salary from Real Madrid. He also has a transfer buyout clause of a stunning 1 billion Euros that he signed with Real in 2009. As a matter of fact, Cristiano Ronaldo earns €32 per minute, even when he eats, sleeps or juggles the football.

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Cristiano Ronaldo earns an incredible €1,000,000 per month, while his biggest rival and one of the great footballers in recent football world, Lionel Messi is way behind him an income of €875,000 per month. Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015 has been flourished by his contract with Real Madrid.

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Cristiano Ronaldo House:

Cristiano Ronaldo is an owner of a luxurious mansion in Madrid, Spain, which worth more than $7.2 million. The architect who designed this mind blowing Cristiano Ronaldo house is Joaquin Torres. The mansion offers him a great deal of luxury and comfort. The mansion is only one storied and is spread over 8600 square feet. Cristiano Ronaldo’s house has seven luxurious bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a number of kid’s room and a trophy room. In 2006, C. Ronaldo also bought a grand mansion in Alderley Edge Cheshire, England. He bought the house at more than $6 million.

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Cristiano Ronaldo house ; image credit www.therichest.com

The Cheshire Cristiano Ronaldo house has five bedrooms, numerous his and her bathrooms with grand luxurious facilities like sauna, swimming pool, cinema and his favorite ‘Media Room’. Because of an incredible Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015, it is quite understandable why his luxurious life style costs so much.

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Cristiano and His Charity:

Cristiano Ronaldo donated £100,000 to Madeira hospital at his home following his mother’s cure from battling with cancer. In talking about the donation, Cristiano said he donated the money to build a cancer research center in Madeira. He took part in a charity match in Madeira between Premier League club FC Porto and a group of Nacional and Maritimo players to support the 2010 Madeira flood victims.

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Cristiano supported a nine-year-old boy with terminal cancer for specialist treatment in 2009. He sold his golden boot he achieved in 2011 for an estimated €1.5 million. He donated all the money as a charity to fund the children’s school in Gaza in November 2012. As we see, Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015 is amazingly high. So, not only leading luxurious life, Cristiano Ronaldo donates for charity as well.

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Cristiano Ronaldo endorsement deals:

During his time at Manchester United, his reputation grew rapidly. Cristiano Ronaldo has signed many endorsement contracts that time with several reputed brands. In October 2009, he became the new “spokesmodel” for famous Italian brand Emporio Armani men’s jeans and underwear. On 2010, He also signed a contract extension with renowned American Sportswear Company Nike till 2014. Ronaldo always played with wearing Nike boots throughout his entire football career, alternating between the Nike Vapor and Nike superfly.

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In 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo launched his first signature boots ‘The superfly II Safari CR7’ in the market. In 2014, Nike also launched the Mercurial Superfly CR7 World Cup Edition in ahead of the 2014, FIFA World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo endorsement deals also include contracts with Motorola, KFC, Jacob & Co., Tag Heuer, Castrol, Konami, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Banco Espirito Santo and Sacoor Brothers.

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Cristiano Ronaldo fashion:

In 2006, Cristiano Ronaldo opened a fashion boutique house named as ‘CR7’ on his native island of Madeira, Portugal. In 2008, in order to expand his fashion business, he opened a second boutique in Lisbon. All these boutique houses are famous for their uniquely designed jeans with leather pockets, patented buckled loafers and diamond-studded belts. The CR7 boutique is also famous for selling fashionable slinky women outfits.

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C. Ronaldo co-designed men’s underwear in collaboration with New York fashion designer Richard Chai and Danish Company JBS textile group in 2013. The same year, Cristiano stepped forward to expand his own CR7 fashion boutique house by introducing a line of premium shoes and shirts.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Awards:

In January 2014, the Portugal President, Anibal Cavaco Silva awarded Cristiano Ronaldo the rank of ‘Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry’ at a prestigious ceremony held at the Belém Palace. The President stated that, “It is an award to distinguish a world renowned athlete who has been a symbol of Portugal globally, contributing to the international projection of the country and setting an example of tenacity for the future generations.”

Back in April 2014, it was Cristiano Ronaldo whose name was placed in Time Magazine’s annual list of ‘most influential people in the world’, called the TIME 100. Cristiano and his Russian model girlfriend Irina Shayk appeared on the front cover of Vogue’s Spanish edition in May 2014.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the record holder of being the most expensive footballer in the football history from 2009 to 2014 and also became the first footballer to reach 40 professional league goals for two consecutive seasons. In last couple of years in football, he met an immense success and became the FIFA Ballon d’Or winner for consecutive two times, 2013 and 2014. According to IFFHS, he is the World’s Best Top Goal Scorer. Cristiano was honored by the ESPY Awards for Best International Athlete in 2014 and UEFA European Best Player Award for an incredible 2013/14 season.

He marked his name in the UEFA Champions League Team of the season for 2013/14 football season and named as LFP Best Forward, LFP Best Player and LFP Best Goal for 2013/14 season. In 2014, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the year.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook, Twitter

Back in August 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo has reached 50 million followers on Facebook. He was the first athlete from any sports to have reached the milestone. Then, in October 2014, Cristiano became the first athlete and the second person only after pop queen Shakira to have reached 100 million Facebook followers. Not only in Facebook, but in Twitter he is also the most-followed footballer with more than 30 million fans. According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo had the 5th leading rank in World Social media, after Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry in 2012.

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Computer Security company McAfee made a list topped by Ronaldo of an internet search for their name leading to an unsafe website in July 2012. Another renowned company Castrol released a television film naming ” Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit”.

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In conclusion,

Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed a most popular man in the world. He is better known for his great skills, his breath-taking speed with the ball, his looks, glamour and his wealth. He is a hero to many young people who wish to enter the ground and become like him. Cristiano is not just a hero in the limelight or not just a luxurious over-whelming man, he is the one who makes a huge contributions for the betterment of the suffering people.

Thus, he has made a permanent place in people’s heart and is here to stay for long. Eventually, the Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth 2015 will be worthless, until we see his generosity and multi-dimensional approach to the mankind. He is a real hero indeed.

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Neymar Net Worth 2015

The full-name of Neymar is Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, more commonly he is known as Neymar Jr. Neymar is one of the greatest footballers in recent times. He is captaining the Brazil National team. As in club career, he plays for Spanish giant Barcelona. He is the most vital weapon for the Spanish club and plays as a key winger or forward. The great Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr was born on 5 February, 1992, at São Paulo, Brazil. Now, he is among the highest paid soccer player in 2015. Today, we will focus on Neymar Net Worth 2015. So, let’s start.

Neymar Net Worth 2015

Full name:                             Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Birthday:                                5th February, 1992

Birth Place:                            Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil

Total Neymar Net Worth: $80 Million

Neymar Net Worth 2015: $33.6 Million

Barcelona Salary:               $17.6 Million

Endorsements income:     $16 Million

Current Agent:                      Wagner Ribeiro   

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Neymar Net Worth: Overall

22-year-old Brazilian super star Neymar Jr. is considered as one of the most skillful footballers in modern football. He has become the most promising soccer player in Latin American football. Last year, in 2014 FIFA World Cup, he showed an outstanding performance and led Brazil to the semifinals. According to the famous Forbes magazine, Neymar earned $33.6 million in the last season of football. He is one of the highest paid soccer players in Forbes’s list.

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Neymar Jr. Salary at Barcelona club is estimated a total of $17.6 million. Neymar also earns about $16 million from his endorsement deals with many globally reputed brands. Although, Neymar’s father is only one to decide about financial matter, Wagner Ribeiro is also serving as his agent.

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Neymar’s club salary and endorsements:

Neymar signed his first major contract with famous Brazilian club Santos at the age of 17. The club paid him about $1.2 million per year as his salary. His salary increased to $4 million per year when he signed a contract extension with Santos. Then in 2013, Neymar Jr. flew to Spain and joined Barcelona F.C by signing a contract which worth $124 million. It was $50 million more than the originally reported one.

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Over the course of next five years with Barcelona, Neymar will get $74 million as his salary. He also had an additional $13 million bonus income besides his basic salary. The money comes from his famous endorsements such as Police sunglasses, Castrol and L’Oreal. For a 22-year-old young lad like him, his yearly income is approximately $32 million and it is quite breathtaking indeed.

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Neymar is on Cover:

While talking about Neymar’s prospects, The Brazilian football legend Pele once said that he is “an excellent player“. Neymar, besides Cristiano Ronaldo, another great footballer of modern times, appeared on the covers of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. Neymar Jr. was featured as a TIME magazine cover in February 2013 and became the first Brazilian ever in the history to achieve that.

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In May 2013, Neymar was named as the most marketable athlete in the world by SportsPro magazine. In that course, he had to defeat globally renowned athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Usain Bolt, Rory McIlroy to get the top.

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Neymar Net Worth and Santos:

In 2010, Santos rejected a £12 million bid offer for Neymar from EPL club West Ham United. Santos once again rejected the offer for Neymar from another English club Chelsea. The bid was widely rumored to be worth £20 million. After repeated rejection from his club, Neymar once said, “I’m focused only on Santos.” On the contrary, his agent, Wagner Ribeiro said,

“Neymar wants to be become the best player in the world. If he stays in Brazil, the chances of him doing that is absolutely zero.”

Neymar admitted that and said it was his dream to play in Europe, a year after the incident in an interview with Daily Telegraph.

In his early young life, Neymar played for the youth side of Portuguesa Santista. Then his family moved to São Vicente in 2003 where Neymar started his first football career. When his family again moved to Santos, Neymar didn’t miss the chance to join famous Brazilian football club Santos FC. His new life began at Santos, while Neymar’s family managed to buy their first property, a house next to the Vila Belmiro. It’s all because of his amazing success of his young football career and growing income. At the age of 15, Neymar net worth was 10,000 reais per month and the living standard of his family improved dramatically. At 16, Neymar net worth became 125,000 reais per month.

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Then Neymar made himself signing a full professional contract with Santos FC to play in the first team. As soon as he signed the contracts with Santos, Neymar started receiving several sponsorships. All these endorsement deals have made a good contribution in Neymar net worth 2015.

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Wise sayings about Neymar Jr

Jorge Valdano, the former Real Madrid sporting director stated about Neymar,

“I like Neymar a lot. Many of his individual performances result in a goal and often it’s a move that only seems to be happening with him on the football ground.”

The Brazilian legendary footballer Pele once said,

“Neymar is a player with a body that can’t take a lot of hits. Many times he will fall because he can’t do anything else, but he was overdoing it.”

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He also added,

“Even when he is fouled, he can’t make a spectacle out of it.”

His fellow teammate, Barcelona’s star Xavi stated,

“He is a great footballer, he has a very good attitude, and will go on to be the best player in the world.”

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Neymar’s personal life:

Neymar net worth in recent years are well enough to raise some charity. He reportedly tithes his income to his church and said,

“Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ.”

This humanitarian work proves his faith towards Christianity. At just 19, Neymar became a father of a boy in 2011 with his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas.

His baby boy, David Lucca by name was born in São Paulo but Neymar was broke with David’s mother Carolina. While talking about his son, Neymar said,

“I cried when I learned that I would be a father. Firstly, it was fear I felt. Then joy. It is a new responsibility for me and I am now enjoying it.”

He then overjoyed at his son’s birth as “2.8 kilograms of pure happiness.”

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Endorsement involved in Neymar Net Worth 2015

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In March 2011, Neymar signed a contract with famous American Sportswear Company Nike. The deal was signed for 11 years. On the same month, another reputed electronics company Panasonic signed a two-year contract with Neymar, which worth $2.4 million. Eventually, Neymar so many endorsement contracts with several reputed companies like Volkswagen, Tenys Pé Baruel, Carlo, Lupo, Ambev, Unilever and Santander. His endorsement income is estimated total of €20 million on a yearly basis.

In November 2012, Neymar appointed advertising agency Loducca to create his own personal brand logo. The logo was designed especially for him featuring the N, J and R, which were derived from his name ‘Neymar Jr’. The new logo was styled to match his jersey No. 11.

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Neymar in media

Neymar Jr has created a huge sensation in popular social media by his marvelous skill and growing talent. He reached 48.6 million Facebook fans in October 2014. Neymar also spotted the fourth highest social media rank worldwide among the athletes, only behind to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham. In June 2014, Neymar was featured along with supermodel Gisele Bündchen as a cover photo of Vogue’ Brazilian edition to mark the FIFA World Cup organizes in Brazil.

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In April 2013, a famous Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa featured young Neymar Jr. as the main character in his Monica’s Gang comic book.

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Neymar, the Musician

Neymar Jr. is well known for promoting a particular Brazilian modern pop music called ‘Música sertaneja’. The video in which Neymar dances to the tune of Michel Teló’s hit “Ai se eu te pego!” in the Santos locker room with his teammates went viral on YouTube as it got amazing number of hits in couple of days.

Neymar also appeared live in a music concert with Michel Teló. In another concert on Gusttavo Lima’s hits “Balada” and “Fazer Beber”, Neymar Jr. also appeared live with the artist. In 2012, Neymar again made a cameo appearance in the music video of super hit sertanejo song by João Lucas & amp. And again in 2013, he appeared in a rap music video by MC Guimê called “País do Futebol”.

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In conclusion,

Neymar Jr. has turned himself as a very popular footballer in the world. He has secured a place in the hearts of millions all over the world. With his amazing football skill, his dominant presence in the field and even with his unique hairstyles, Neymar is the most prolific footballer in modern times. However, it is well expected that Neymar will definitely create some greater moments in football than he already has, and will be remembered for his incredible performance.

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Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World

Football is a game of beauty. The spirit and magic of football transcends age and time. Unforgettable stories are passed down through the generations of the eminent football players along with the most wonderful atmospheres of most memorable matches. It would be unwise without mentioning the role of great players and their respective teams as well as fans, but if there is no stadium to host the game and encapsulate all that sticks in our mind, the mere memories would be gone forever.

Keeping that in mind, Sporty Ghost will rank the top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. In our consideration, the size of the stadiums, the overall atmosphere and visual appeal play important role. All these largest football stadiums have their own legacies and impact both on the football and their individual countries.

Biggest Football Stadiums in the World:

The best part of all these largest soccer stadiums is the opportunity to tie the football and travel together. So, take a short break from your regular monotonous 9 to 5 working schedule, hop on a plane and visit some of these beautiful countries and most importantly, enjoy the football.

10. Stade 5 Juillet 1962 : Algiers, Algeria

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Stade 5 Juillet 1962——————image via: commons.wikimedia.org

This football stadium is located in Algiers, Algeria and has a massive capacity of 95,000. After inaugurated in 1972, the stadium has arranged several sporting events including 1975 Mediterranean Games, 1978 All-Africa Games, 2004 Pan Arab Games and 2007 All-Africa Games. The stadium also hosted 9 matches of 1990 African Nations Cup. The final match of that tournament was watched by a huge 105,302 spectators, where the home team Algeria defeated Nigeria by 1-0 to win the Cup.

The stadium had a record attendance of 110,000 in a friendly match between Algeria and Serbia in 2010. But following a new phase of renovation, the capacity of the stadium is reduced with the current seating capacity of 64,000. Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algeria is at no. 10 in our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world.

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9. Borg El Arab Stadium: Alexandria, Egypt

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, Borg El Arab Stadium
Borg El Arab Stadium—————–image via: records.vn

With a capacity of 86,000, Borg El Arab is the largest stadium in Egypt and the second largest football stadium in Africa. In our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world, it stays at no. 9 spot. There is a running track around the pitch with four massive floodlights. There is a roof covering one side of the stand of the stadium. The main cabin of Borg El Arab stadium is covered by an umbrella, which covers a total 35% of the stadium area. It is considered as the biggest umbrella in the Middle East. The fence surrounding the ground is 3 km long and the internal road networks run for 6 km.

The stadium is also composed of a huge parking lot, where 5000 cars and 200 buses and an airplane could easily fit. The stadium is also facilitated by 300 press conference rooms, a hotel for 200 guests, 32 cafeterias, 8 elevators for the broadcasters and 2 sub play grounds and many more.

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8. Gelora Bung Karno Stadium: Central Jakarta, Indonesia

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
Gelora Bung Karno Stadium———image via: says.com

This multi-purpose stadium is named after Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. The stadium is mostly used for football with the seating capacity over 88,083. There are other stadiums in this huge complex such as the Swimming stadium and the Tennis stadium.

The Stadium complex is renamed “Gelora Senavan Complex” under the ‘de-Sukarno-ization’ policy by the former Indonesian president Suharto. We’ve consider to put the stadium at no. 8 in our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. The stadium is the home of Indonesia National Football team.

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7. Wembley Stadium: London, England

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Wembley Stadium——————-image via: www.flickr.com

The stadium was opened in 2007 replacing the original Wembley Stadium at this site, which was demolished in 2003. The stadium is a designated UEFA category four stadium with the capacity of 90,000 spectators. Wembley is the biggest stadium in the United Kingdom and also second largest football stadium in the Europe. The Wembley stadium is famous for hosting major football matches including the FA Cup Final and the home matches of England National Football team.

The Wembley stadium is designed by HOK Sports, Fosters and Partners. The Wembley arch is heighted over 440 feet, including a partial retractable roof. The overall cost to build Wembley was estimated about £798 million. With its huge capacity, the Wembley remains at 7th place in our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world.

The Wembley stadium is also renowned for hosting the UEFA Champions League final in 2011 and 2013, FA Community Shield, and the Gold medal match of 2012 Olympics games football tournament.

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6. The Rose Bowl Stadium: California, USA

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, The Rose Bowl Stadium
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It is the home of UCLA Bruins Football team and it is the main site of the Rose Bowl Game, which is traditionally held on New Year’s Day. Various major sports events were hosted by The Rose Bowl Stadium, including the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, 1994 FIFA World Cup final, and 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals. The stadium also hosted five Super Bowl games so far in the Bowl Championship Series.

With the attendance capacity of 92,542, The Rose Bowl is at no. 6 in our selection for the top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. It is also the 17th largest stadium in the world and 11th largest stadium in USA. The stadium is a true landmark in the historical point of view.

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 5.The FNB Soccer City Stadium: Johannesburg, South Africa

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, The FNB Soccer City Stadium
The FNB Soccer City Stadium————-image via: www.flickr.com

The stadium is located next to the South African Football Association headquarters in Johannesburg. The First National Bank Soccer City Stadium is the largest football stadium in Africa with its huge seating capacity for 94,736 spectators . The Soccer City was mainly designed as the association football stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the football world cup, the maximum seating capacity was ensured for 84,490 viewers leaving the reserve seating for the press and other VIPs. The FNB Soccer City stadium is the home of South African National Football team. The Soccer City stadium is also known by its nickname “The Calabash” due to the resembling design to the African pot.

The stadium hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final between Spain and Netherlands. The FIFA world cup closing ceremony on that day saw the final public appearance of Nelson Mandela. The stadium is also famous for Mandela’s first speech in Johannesburg after his release from the prison in 1990. The FNB Soccer City is the 5th biggest football stadium in our list.

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4. Camp Nou: Barcelona, Spain

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Camp Nou is the home for the Barcelona FC since 1957. With its massive seating capacity of about 99,354, it is at no. 4 place in our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. Camp Nou is also the biggest football stadium in Europe. Many famous sports events took place in this stadium, such as two UEFA Champions League Finals, and the football matches of 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona.

The construction started on 28 March 1954 as the previous one, Camp de Les Corts had no room for expansion. The total construction took three years with a cost of total 288 million pesetas. At the opening ceremony of the Camp Nou, Handel’s Messiah was performed and Barcelona FC defeated Legia Warsaw by 4-2 in an opening friendly match.

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3. Bukit Jalil National Stadium: Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Bukit Jalil National Stadium—————–image via: ms.wikipedia.org

Bukit Jalil National stadium is a multi-purpose sports complex with a 100,200 all-seater capacities. The stadium was opened by the Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad on 1 January 1998 and staged the 1998 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

Bukit Jalil is the home of Malaysian National Football team. In addition to 1998 Commonwealth games, the stadium also served as a host of Southeast Asian Games in 2001, FESPIC Games in 2006 and ASEAN University games in 2008 . By the capacity, till date, it is the 11th largest sports stadium in the world and the stadium stands at 3rd spot in our list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. This large sports complex was designed and built by the United Engineers Malaysia and finished three months ahead of schedule. The expanding 1.2 km² Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex is the most prominent sports venue in the Southeast Asia.

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2. Salt Lake Stadium: Kolkata, India

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, Salt Lake Stadium
Salt Lake Stadium————-image via: en.wikipedia.org

Salt Lake Stadium is the 2nd largest soccer stadium in the world by capacity. This multi-purpose stadium has an arrangement for the 120,000 spectators to watch the game. The record attendance of 131,000 was documented in 1997 in a match between Mohon Bagan AC and East Bengal FC.

The roof of Salt Lake Stadium is made of metal tubes and aluminum sheets and concrete. It is situated about 10 km East of Kolkata covering the area of 309,200 m2 . The stadium was inaugurated in 1984. Several important international matches were held in this stadium such as the Pre-World cup tournament in 1985, super-soccer cup in 1986, 1989, 1991 and 1994, Charminar Challenger Trophy in 1992 and 1995 Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup. On 12 October 2014, the first match of Indian Super League was also held in the Salt Lake Stadium.

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1. The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium: Pyongyang, North Korea

Top 10 Biggest Football Stadiums in the World, The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium
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This multi-purpose stadium is regarded as the largest stadium in the world. With the capacity of about 150,000 and over 207,000 m² of occupying area, Rungrado is at no. 1 in the list of top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world. Currently, the stadium is only used for football matches along with few other athletic events. It’s scalloped roof featuring 16 arches arranged in a ring like manner and is said to resemble a Magnolia blossom. It has a total floor space of over 2.2 million ft² across eight stories and the roof peak is more the 197 ft from the ground.

The stadium is also famous as the site of massive performances. In 2002, it hosted the colossal and meticulously choreographed ‘Arirang’ artistic and gymnastic performance, involving some 100,000+ participants. The game was also opened for the foreigners that time.

There are many more beautiful and larger soccer stadiums across the world. We only picked up the top 10 based on the attendance capacity. The game of football is truly glorified by all these massive stadiums.’ Top 10 biggest football stadiums in the world’ will inspire the football lovers across the world for sure.

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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.

Also Read: Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho Net Worth

                     Bayern Munich’s End of season awards

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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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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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.

Also Read: Barcelona Players’ yearly salary list 2015

                     Neymar Net Worth 2015

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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Top 10 Best Looking Female Soccer Players 2015

Soccer is the most popular game in the world of sport. It has around 3.5 billion fans worldwide and soccer is one of the main sources of entertainment to the mass people. Although the game is mostly dominated by the sensational male players, female soccer players are also gaining great popularity. All these best female soccer players are not just good looking but they all have a significant contribution to their respective teams.

They are frequently making sports headlines for their tremendous effort to the teams. Women’s football is slowly gaining world recognition and the best looking female soccer players are becoming popular day by day. Nowadays, there is a number of attractive female soccer players around the world, making football a game of beauty.

10 Best Looking Female Soccer Players 2015:

Today Sporty Ghost will present you the list of Top 10 best looking Female Soccer Players 2015. Guess, who is the best looking female soccer player? You just have to wait for a while and scroll down to see it.

All of them are highly talented footballers as well and are also known to be the hottest both on and off the pitch.

10. Amy Rodriguez, USA

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Amy Rodriguez, the beautiful blonde is an American by nationality and currently plays for FC Kansas City in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) of United States. She is also a part of United States women’s national soccer team. She is better known for her speedy movements as her teammates nicknamed her ‘A Rod’.

In 2012 Olympic qualifying match between USA and Dominican Republic, Amy Rodriguez scored five goals, while the final score of the game being 14-0. Her outstanding performance set a record for goals scored in a single match by one player in Olympic qualifying history. She is also a gold medalist for the US team both in the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.

9. Jonelle Filigno, Canada

25 years old Jonelle Filigno is a Canadian soccer player who also plays for Sky Blue FC in the National women’s soccer league. She won the Olympic bronze medal at London 2012 as a part of Canadian national soccer team.

She made her debut for the Canadian national team at the age of 17. Filigno played as a part of Canadian soccer team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup. The 2012 London Olympics was a memorable one for her as she scored the winning goal against England with a stunning volley from a corner kick. She is smart with her playing style and she is too good looking. We placed her at 9 in our list of top 10 best looking female soccer players 2015.

8. Ali Krieger, USA

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Ali Krieger is primarily a defender who plays for United States Women’s national soccer team. She also plays football in NWSL for the Washington Spirit. She played an important part for her team in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Ali played every minute of all six matches for United States in that world tournament.

Ali Krieger recovered from a serious knee injury in 2012 Olympic qualifying, but missed the chance to be selected for the 2012 London Olympic competition. She spent five years in German league playing for FFC Frankfurt from 2007 to 2012. Here she won the title of UEFA women’s champions’ league. She is well capable of making the game as beautiful as she is. She is a true beauty in soccer.

7. Nayeli Rangel, Mexico

She is a Mexican soccer beauty and plays as a midfielder in the Mexican National Team. In 2013, she joined the Sky Blue FC to play in the National Women’s Soccer League. She is considered to be one of the sharpest and talented midfielders in the women’s soccer world. She represents the Mexico team at the national level with dignity and pride. She is the sign of true Mexican beauty in the world football pitch.

Also Read: Top 10 best male soccer players 2015

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6. Selina Wagner, Germany

Selina Wagner, the German best has proved that soccer is no different than ballet dancing due to her convoluted dancing style in the floor of football. With the elegance and grace, she is the fairest flower in the football. Her photo-shoot with famous Playboy magazine inspired other best looking female soccer players to follow her way. Selina is currently playing for the German national women’s team and at club level she plays for Vfl Wolfsburg. She is a true symbol of beauty and elegance in world football.

5. Sydney Leroux, USA

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Sydney Leroux is a Canadian-born soccer player, who is currently playing for the United States National Women’s football team. She won the 2012 Olympic gold medal as a part of American national team. She plays at the forward position for her team. She is also fluent at her club side the New York Flash in NWSL. Sydney represented Canada at various youth level. Then, in 2008 she made her mind to play for the United States women’s national side under-20 soccer team. Gradually, she developed her skill and placed in the US senior national team in 2012. She was an integral part of the US winning squad at 2012 London Olympics.

With her incredible appeal and hot figure, she is at no. 5 in our list of Top 10 best looking female soccer players 2015. She is playing soccer for US at the age of fifteen. In 2013 season, she also made her professional debut for the Boston Breakers in NWSL. The young beauty has enriched the game enough so far.

4. Lauren Sesselmann, Canada

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Lauren Sesselmann is an American-born soccer player, who is currently playing for Canadian National team. She plays as a defender for Houston Dash in the National Women’s Soccer League. The former forward and Olympic medalist is also a football trainer and producer of the Fitness DVD program ‘Fit as a Pro with Lauren Sesselmann‘. She acquired Canadian citizenship through her father in 2010 and soon called up to the Canadian National team for training camp.

She wore her first cap in 2011 as a starter against USA. She was also named to the 18-player list in the Canadian squad for 2011 Pan American Games. She helped the team to win the Gold medal in that tournament. In 2012 London Olympics, her splendid performance earned Canada a major gold medal. With such fame and beauty, she is indeed one of the beautiful athletes in the world.

3. Hope Solo, USA

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Hope Solo is a professional goalkeeper for the United States National Women Soccer team. She has been guarding the post since 2000. The two-time Olympic gold medalist started her professional football career playing for the Philadelphia Charge in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA). Hope Solo also traveled Europe in order to play the top division football leagues in Sweden and France.

Hope Solo is regarded as one of the best female soccer goalkeepers in the world. She is the record holder for the most career shutouts for the United States team. This multi-talented soccer beauty appears to be a TV star too, acting in a TV series named ‘Dancing with the stars’. Besides, this American beauty is an efficient writer too.

2. Kaylyn Kyle, Canada

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The 27-year old, Kaylyn is a Canadian soccer player who plays as a midfielder. Currently, she is playing for the Portland Thorns FC in NWSL. She has also represented Canada on U-17 and U-20 football tournaments. Kyle appeared in the U-20 FIFA women’s world cup twice in her football career, in 2006 and 2008.

In 2011 Pan American Games, she was an integral part of the gold winning Canadian team which defeated Brazil. She won the bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics, playing a prominent role in the midfield all through the tournament. She is the golden girl for the Canadian team. The Canadian beauty may not be as popular as the Americans are, but she has gathered a lot in her. She has the potential to be the best in her dominating nature.

1. Alex Morgan, USA

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Alex Morgan is an American gold medalist and a very popular female athlete in the world. The forward is currently playing for the Portland Throns FC in National Women’s Soccer League in USA. She was first drafted in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. She made the professional debut for them and ultimately won the league championship. In 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup, Alex Morgan appeared to be the youngest player playing at the age of 22.

The 2012 London Olympic would be quite a memorable one for her as she scored the winning goal in the 123rd minutes of the game against Canada. She is the youngest American player to score 20 goals in a single year, notably in 2012. Morgan was awarded the US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.

She plays football with beauty and glamor. Alex Morgan always makes her appearance appealing. That’s why we chose her for the no. 1 spot in our list of top 10 best female soccer players, in fact the highest paid female soccer player in the world 2015.

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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”