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Can Cristiano Ronaldo power Portugal to World Cup glory?

On Wednesday Cristiano Ronaldo broke another world record and became his country’s all-time top international goalscorer with 49 goals in 110 appearances. In Portugal’s 5-1 friendly win over Cameroon Ronaldo scored twice and he played down the significance of his latest achievement saying,

” I do not look to beat records. This happens naturally, with a lot of effort, dedication, with the excellent national team we have, a good coach. I knew that sooner or later it was going to happen.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo goal celebration —-image via: www.beinsports.tv

In spite of his modesty in this occasion, there is surely one achievement he could not possibly play down were he to claim it. He would become one of the indisputable all-time greats in football if Ronaldo could lead Portugal to World Cup glory in Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ronaldo does not need a World Cup win to be considered great, claimed by Jose Mourinho. He may be saying the truth but it does not mean that Ronaldo, the 29 year old cannot be a World Cup winner.

Received wisdom suggests that in terms of quality Portugal are on a similar level to England and are thus it is highly unlikely for them to win the world Cup. However, anything is possible with a player of Real Madrid star’s quality. Cristiano Ronaldo has proved that several times. He is the type of player who can beat teams on his own, as he displayed in last November when his stunning hat-trick sent Portugal to the World Cup at the expense of Sweden.

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Cristiano ronaldo in action against Cameroon—-image via: www.goal.com

In addition, his displays in EURO 2012 were equally impressive as Portugal reached the semi-finals only to be edged out on penalties by eventual champions and 2010 FIFA World Cup winners, Spain. The group stage of that game Portugal defeated the Netherlands, the beaten finalist of 2010 FIFA World Cup with Ronaldo’s stunning class. And Ronaldo is more furious and strong and skilful than he was in 2012. He is currently holding the FIFA Ballon D’or. In this season of La liga he scored 23 goals in 22 matches and 11 goals in six champions’ league appearances.

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cristiano ronaldo after breaking the record—-image via: www.indiatimes.com

The reason Portugal are rare seen as legitimate contenders for the World Cup are because of the rest of the squad. But having some qualities in the squad it needs a little help for Ronaldo to reach his full potential. Players like Raul Meireles, Edinho and Fabio Coentrao, fellow goalscorers offered him a good support in the game against Cameroon. Monaco’s Joao Moutinho was a great help two years ago in Poland and Ukraine and if he finds that kind of forms once again Portugal could go far. But being the key player of Portugal, everyone will be looking for something special from Cristiano Ronaldo in every game they play in Brazil this World Cup. The history could be made if Ronaldo can see Portugal deep into the tournament.

Although there is certainly some huge pressure on Cristiano Ronaldo, if anyone could power an unfancied side to World Cup glory in this summer, it would be certainly him.

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Top 10 overrated football players in the world

These players adore adulation and they demand respects. They possibly earn more money in 1 year only by playing football than 99% of adults make it in a lifetime job. Not only that, they have appeared in different products ads, pouted for photo shoots and have given a big thumps up as a part of endorsement deals. They grab supermodel girlfriends, 25 bedroom mansions and even Lamborghini supercars. But the question is “are they really that good?”

Today Sporty ghost brings you the list of top 10 overrated football players in the world. As the list is completely subjective, you people may vehemently disagree and nail a picture of me to your dartboard for simple target practice. Now I think it’s time someone stood up for these players and told them what they really are the top 10 overrated football players in the world.

Top 10 overrated football players in the world:

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

Nicknames: “A Complete Brat”, “The Winker”

Cristiano Ronaldo has earned his enormous popularity throughout the world. He has got numerous fans worldwide. He is undoubtedly a football genius, a skilled footballer. During his staying in Manchester united, he scored stunning 42 goals in a single season and now for Real Madrid, he is still scoring like a goal machine!

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Cristiano Ronaldo———image via: www.flickr.com

Cristiano has lifted every single major piece of silverware in England by the age of 24 (aside Champions league, just for that time period). He has nominated as 2 times PFA player and player of the year for 1 time. Possibly, he deserves more than these.

To the Portuguese side, he is the perfect heir of Luis Figo and he is on course to have an even more legendary career.

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You may ask, why C. Ronaldo in the list of top 10 overrated football players in the world? Is it because he is a brat? Perhaps his mind blowing diving and free kicks from inside his own half and all round meat-headedness becoming annoying after a while. But quite simply the reason is CR7 won both the FIFA Ballon D’or and FIFA World player and the great Lionel Messi did not.

If Cristiano Ronaldo is rated as the best player in the world over Lionel Messi, by definition he is overrated, but obviously by the highest standards available.

9. Petr Cech

Nickname: “The best goalie this side of Buffon”

Petr Cech may be suffering from ‘Edwin Van Der Sar’ syndrome throughout his Chelsea career, but his outstanding clean sheet and defensive record have made him exceptional than others. This could be attributed to a well-organized and disciplined defense as opposed to any indivigual brilliance on his part.

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Petr Cech——image via: caps.ball72.com

However, unlike Van Der Sar, Petr Cech has been consistently hailed as the best goalie this side of Buffon. Petr Cech, the 3 times winner of UEFA’s best goal keeper award winner, is the guy playing in goal for Czech Republic with a far poorer defense side.

In fact since his career ending devastating head injury, Cech has begun to look as a shadow of his former self. Unfortunately, he lost the aggressiveness and psychological edge that a world-class goal keeper needs to.

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It is apparent that, Petr Cech is unlike most people on this list of top 10 overrated football players in the world. Rather he is a humble and decent man. Let’s hope he can come back and regain the confidence that would made him the most overrated football player in the world.

8. Lucas Podolski

Nicknames: “Poldi”, “The Scourge of Faroe Islands”,”The conqueror of Liechtenstein”

Lucas Podolski, the German ‘noob basher’ is merciless when it comes to taking advantage of weaker opponents but will promptly take out the autograph notebook against strong to world class opponents.

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Lucas Podolski, Germany’s secret weapon—-image via: commons.wikimedia.org

In fact, even in Bayern GM Uli Hoeness, he is also known as a noob basher. The reason may be the crown prince of German football was appeared as a failure in his 3 sessions there!

Podolski’s goal scoring record would make an uninformed observer believe he is a class of football.

In fact even Bayern GM Uli Hoeness was moved to call him a noob basher, citing this as the reason the crown prince of German football was a failure in his 3 seasons there.

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Although Podolski was eligible to play for Poland and Germany, he chose to play for the Germans. He first appeared for the German National Team in 2004 and since then he has been an integral part of the squad in all major tournaments. He is the joint fifth –highest goalscorer for Germany, with 47 goals and tied with Rudi Voller and Jurgen Klinsmann.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup best young player and 2008 UEFA Euro silver boot winner, Lucas Podolski is indeed one of the overrated football players in the world.

7. Ronaldinho

Nickname: “The fleet-footed platypus”

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Ronaldinho———-image via: en.wikipedia.org

Ronaldinho’s glittering career leading up to his horrible decline after 2006 World Cup. The thing what isn’t well documented is why Adriano Gailliani paid €21 million for a clearly past it player.

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Nowadays most Brazillians have a notorious self-destruction mode when it comes to careers and the great Ronaldinho is no exception. But Ronaldinho is living on past memories as most top earning footballers and despite a Bronze medel at the last olympics, few could be certain he will add significantly to his previous haul over the upcoming years.

6. Andrea Pirlo

Commonly known as “ the poster boy of everything good and bad and ugly about italian serie A”

When serie A and Italian football is on top of the world inevitably, Andea Pirlo gets a nod in the FIFA World Player or FIFA Ballon D’or running. Moreover, when Serie A is in the toilet, likewise Pirlo’s reputation suffers. Do you wanna know why? The reason is, Pirlo impersonates a lot of the characteristics of Italian Serie A.

Pirlo is languid, slow, positioned defensively and while some parts of his game, like long passing and set pieces are top class, every other part of his game ranges from mediocore to even rubbish. He even plays for a football club that has a typical Italian attitude.

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Andrea Pirlo————-image via: www.flickr.com

From a technical point of view,Pirlo, like Carrick for Manchester United and Xabi Alonso for Liverpool FC, is lacking in the close quarters technique that any complete midfielder should have. May be he lacks some qualities to navigate and create space in the middle of the park for his team. This possibly means one must have a bulldog like Gattuso beside Pirlo or a magician like Ricardo Kaka further up the pitch to make up for what should be provided in one player.

Thus Andrea Pirlo stoutly maintains himself 20 yards back from the battle in front of the back four, rarely busting a gut to get into the opponent’s box.

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When Carlo Ancelotti pushed him further back on the pitch after Inter Milan sold him, he did it because it was a recognition of his weakness, not his strength.

Unlike Carrick who gets hardly any recognition and Xabi Alonso, who gets the recognition he deserves, Pirlo gets much more than these two. And thus he made himself one of the overrated football players in the world.

5. Klass Jaan Huntelaar

Nickname: “ The Hunter”

Dutch league top scorers are notoriously inept outside of Netherlands. Dutch footballers like Dirk Kuyt, Mateja Kezman and Middlesborough’s Alfonso’s 45 goals in 39 games in the Eredivisie’ Alves are most remarkable. Today all of them are more or less suck.

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Huntelaar, “The Hunter”————–image via: sk.wikipedia.org

Why I think Klaas Jaan Huntelaar is particularly one of the overrated football players is simply down to his general abilities in open play. He’s very awkward and despite8/14 in Spain so far I still think the jury board is out until next session. Is Huntelaar the new Marco Van Basten? The technical abilities seems little lacking.

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Apparently, Huntelaar is the only Dutchman, Perez is willing to keep on at the club level. But the omens don’t look good at all, for one he was signed by Predrag Mijatovic and more succinctly he, like Lucas Podolski, looks a bit like a noob basher. As a Dutch international footballer, just about the biggest team he has scored against is Ireland.

4. Adriano

Nicknames: “The booty Basher”, “The Emperor”

For a man that seems lot like he wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of classic Brazilian movie “City of God” or been one of my sisters former boyfriend, you’d think he would be happier being a multi-million Euro earning professional soccer player in a successful team under the world’s best coach.

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Adriano———–image via: www.sambafoot.com

Not so as it seems.

Adriano was being hailed as the best just 3-4 seasons ago. Like his another teammate Ronaldinho, the world cup was to prove ominous and like any other self-respecting-big-shot Brazilian footballer, he took up his bag and went home for a Party.

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Adriano is simply among the overrated football players in the world. But unlike some of the others in the list, not because he lacks the talent but for he doesn’t show up to games anymore.

3. Dimitar Berbatov

Nicknames: “Berby-Werby”, “The Bulgarian Hitman”

His footballing style has been praised and criticized in equal amounts and rarely does a footballer seem to divide supporters of his current club as Berba does. Even Alex Ferguson had his doubts in Berbatov.

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Dimitar Berbatov——————image via: www.guncel61.com

His club records for Bayer Leverkusen, CSKA Sofia, and Tottenham Hotspur have been top notch and his technical skill and class have been so obvious all throughout his career.

It is quite unbelievable, that even his own countrymen have a mixed (both love and hate) relationship with him. Berbatov was voted 5 times Bulgarian player of the year and has a boasting 41/67 record for Bulgaria National team. But he has recently been indefinitely exiled from the squad due to perceived lack of effort.

And that’s where all the trouble begin…..

Was Berbatov really fit to lead Manchester United frontline? It seems the answer was ‘only if he wanted to..

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When one takes into account an honest workhorse like Tevez, who rightly feels aggrieved at losing his place, its hard to fathom how Ferguson hasn’t thrown a boot at him.

The warning signs were always there. Quite simply Berbatov looks thoroughly disinterested in the game nowadays, and that’s even taking his notorious style into account. But, one thing for sure as much as I rate Berbatov, when he is on song, he is at this stage one of the flops of the season and if he keeps up his behavior it could become feather of him before too long.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Nickname: “Ibracadabra”

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic———–image via: www.khelnama.com

As one of the two best paid footballers in the world, Ibrahimovic has been constantly touted by those in Serie A as the “complete forward” and by Jose Mourinho as simply the best. His goal records against England, Spain and Italy take into account suggesting as a serious noob basher material.

Although Ibra won Serie A’s footballer of the year, one really has to ask who he is up against nowadays.

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At the age 27, time is running out for Ibrahimovic to prove he has something else in the secret locker. Man like Jose Mourinho has apparently seen in him things I haven’t found so far. His outstanding performances in the Champions League unfortunately have done nothing to dispel my view that every brace or hat-trick against the likes of Lecce or Atlanta is roughly the equivalent of ½ a goal in the Champions league.

Right now, Zlatan is somebody that give noob bashers a bad name. He made his name in this list of top 10 overrated football players in the world quite simply.

1. David Beckham

Nicknames: “Becks”, “A nice guy”,”Golden balls”

Before some people throw their hands up in disgust and decide to attach my picture to a dartboard, I just want you to know that I genuinely think he’s a great footballer to be overrated. Nobody will forget his performances in the champions league quarter-final involving Real Madrid and Manchester United.

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David Beckham——–image via: retireloaded.com

Beckham is always a humble, decent and professional guy with a childlike fascination with representing England. He is certainly NOT the worst guy you could meet on this list of top 10 overrated football players in the world.

But, Beckham is always something else. Everytime I think of Becks, I heard the scream of Japanese teenage girls in airports…..that awesome Bend it like Beckham movie…the Vogue magazine cover….the ridiculous €250 million deal to sell t-shirts…the list goes on and nothing on it has anything to do with the game that made him famous!

David Beckham has become such a phenomenon off the pitch, that people would think he really was a movie or a popstar. As he is the most well-known footballer arguably, no footballer’s face is as instantly recognizable anywhere in this free world.

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But all these have nothing to do with his stunning footballing ability. It should come as no surprise that much of the demand for David Beckham from clubs since he was sold by a despairing Alex Ferguson.

I’m kind of disappointed that the world’s best sport will forever be associated with Beckham for hundreds of millions of football fans that don’t know much about it. If David Beckham was the man to finally make soccer big in USA, I can only imagine most of the newly acquired football fans there would surely have been getting into football for the wrong reasons.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to start against United States

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The United States football team is pretty much hopeful against Portugal. Especially after the Germany vs Portugal match. Pepe saw red card before the half time because of head butting Thomas Muller. And after that Muller just went on to a hat-trick. Germany won the match 4-0.

But one thing USMNT must be worried about. Portugal’s star player, Cristiano Ronaldo was not at his best that day. He is not even fit right now. But may be ready for the game. Portugal is hoping for the Real Madrid star to Start against US.

The World NO. 1 player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 31 goals in 31 La Liga games for Real Madrid this season. During the final weeks of this season he was attacked with a knee injury. And finally he carried it out to the World Cup 2014, Brazil.

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Most obviously, this kind of injury is hampering the player’s performance. He is struggling against it and before that he is quite ineffective for the team, which in turn making the whole eleven weak.

Plenty of news (mostly rumors) are swirling about regarding the superstar’s present condition. Team Portugal is even denying to reports on him. Some say, Ronaldo’s doctor advised him to drop out of the World Cup. He needs more time to recover. Otherwise it can harm his total career. even if everybody feels, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready.

Still the team has yet to release anything official on Ronaldo’s status. They are hopeful for the good second start. Though Cristiano Ronaldo himself is confident about the game. Some say, he is inspired even with risking his future career for the World Cup event. As he mustn’t be wanting to watch the dream World Cup sitting. His teammates are also hopeful. Probably Cristiano Ronaldo is ready truly.

Miguel Veloso, one of his teammate tries to sum things up optimistic,

“I’m not a doctor but, from what I see, Ronaldo is fine. He is training, he is jumping and he is shooting. There is not much else to say”

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann remains wary of Ronaldo’s threat. He can only hope, nothing more. As they need to survive this match to continue the journey for the lucrative Cup.

The USMNT coach said,

“Now they will come into Manaus pretty angry and I don’t know how Ronaldo is going to perform when he is angry”

He expects from his team, they will show their opponent that how good they are.

These words sounds more like they are preparing for a fully fit Ronaldo. That means Klinsmann is unlikely to show signs of complacency. Fans of USMNT would be happy learning this. They are in fact with advantage, as they will be through to the knockout stage just winning this particular match. Especially after Germany had a draw against Ghana Saturday night. Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to overcome the disadvantages.

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Top 10 highest transfer fees in world football

1. Gareth Bale (€100,000,000) : Tottenham to Real Madrid

On September 1 2013, Real Madrid announced their agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale. The British press reported a transfer fee of €100 million as a world record. This transfer broke the record of Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer fee of €94 million. Gareth Bale was assigned the number 11 shirt for Real Madrid. So far, it is the highest transfer fees in World football.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo ( € 94,000,000): Manchester United to Real Madrid

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C.Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid——image via: www.dailymail.co.uk

On 26 June 2009, Real Madrid took the sign of Cristiano Ronaldo for a transfer fee of €94 million with a six year contract. The contract is worth €11 million per year. On July 6, Real Madrid handed him the jersey number 9 and it was presented by the Madrid legend Alfredo Di Stefano. Now C. Ronaldo is holding the number 7 jersey for Real. C.Ronaldo holds the second highest transfer fees in World football.

3. Neymar (€86,000,000) :Santos to Barcelona

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Neymar Jr in Barca ——–image via: hiilkubad.com

Neymar signed the contract with FC Barcelona on 27 May 2013. He was signed for five years but neither Neymar nor the club officials released details on the transfer fees. Eventually the club vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu disclosed the fee and it was €86 million and his release clause was set at €190 million.

4. Zinedine Zidane (€ 75,000,000): Juventus to Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane joined Real Madrid from Juventus in 2001 for a world record fee of €75 million. He signed a four-year contract with Real.

 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (€69,000,000): Internazionale to Barcelona

Ibrahimovic signed a five-year contract for €46 million and the exchange of Eto’o which valued at €20 million and some loan from Alexander Helb, making him worth €66 million. He cost Barcelona €69.884 million which included other fees too.

6. Kaka ( €65,000,000): AC Milan to Real Madrid

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Kaka in Real Madrid—-image via: www.footballaustralia.com.au

Kaka moved to Bernabeu on a six year deal on 8 june 2009. The transfer from Milan was estimated €65 million. It is in the 6th position in our list of top 10 highest transfer fees in  World football.

7. Edinson Cavani (€64,000,000): Napoli to PSG

Cavani joined French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a five year contract on 16 July, 2013. The fee believed to be around €64.5 million ,making it the sixth largest transfer in the history of football.

8. Figo (€ 62,000,000) : Barcelona to Real Madrid

Figo’s €62 million move to Barcelona’s bitter rivals Real Madrid in July 2000, was as surprising as controversial. Figo’s arrival at Real Madrid signaled the beginning of “ Galactico era”. The Barcelona fans felt betrayed by his transfer. Figo won Ballon D’or in November 2000 wearing the white shirt of Real Madrid, making him star and reliable for Real.

9. Radamel Falcao (€ 60,000,000): Atletico to Monaco

On 31 May 2013, Monaco announced that they had reached an agreement with Atletico for transfer of Falcao for a five year contract and a transfer fee around €60 million. Radamel Falcao gave an emotional farewell to atletico in a press interview and expressed his enjoyment with the club as he spent “the best time of his career” there.

10. Fernando Torres (€ 58,000,000): Liverpool to Chelsea

On 31 January 2011, Fernando Torres completed his move to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee reportedly €58 million and signed a five-and-a-half-year contract. The transfer fee set a new record for a British transfer and made Torres the sixth most expensive footballer in the history.

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7 amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the popular soccer players in the history. Cristiano Ronaldo, the “CR7” has made some amazing records during his incredible career in the game of football. After his transfer to the Spanish Club Real Madrid, he has made his career more inedible. In this article we are going to share some amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo throughout his football career. So, let’s start…

1. Cristiano Ronaldo does not drink, smoke and haven’t got any tattoos:

No drinking: C. Ronaldo’s father Jose Dinis Aveiro, passed away at the age of 52 due to alcohol abuse problem. He passed his childhood with much more hardship than anyone else. He wants to keep aloof himself from alcohol as well as smoking. Cristiano Ronaldo thinks it will hinder his ability to play football.

No tattoos: In this modern era of football almost every footballers with some popularities get some tattoos on their body. Cristiano Ronaldo restrained himself of being like them as he donates blood twice a year.

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The body without tattoos——-image credit: www.youngisthan.in

2. He was named after American President RONALD REAGAN

The name ‘Ronaldo’ is very much popular in the football history. But the history behind the naming was never the same. His name ‘RONALDO’ was inspired by the favorite actor of his father and the American 40th President RONALD REAGAN. Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name is “ CRISTIANO RONALDO DOS SANTOS AVEIRO”

3. He was amazing player at the age of 11

His first coach at Sporting Lisbon once said about C. Ronaldo’s skill,

“ When Cristiano got the ball he went past two or three players. They all knew he was a special kid and at the end of every game the players gathered around him.”

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At Sporting Lisbon——-image credit; www.lipstickalley.com

Jose Mourinho found some similarities between Cristiano and former Holland striker Marco Van Basten saying,

” I remember the first time when I saw him playing. I told my assistant, this is amazing and he had a great technique and skill to sustain and stood out.”

The class of Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t come overnight. Ronaldo as a teenager would train in the games using weights on either foot and then dribbled with the ball. Cristiano thought it would improve his technique of playing, it would made him even more faster when he would run without weights! And he is faster indeed.

4. He is Stable and he is fast

Ronaldo makes 3.000 abs per day. He won against Angel David Rodriguez, who is a professional sprinter, and who is the Spanish champion for 100 meters in zigzag course. Yes, he is faster than the professional sprinter.

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He is the fastest——–image credit: theultimateladsclub.com

5. Cristiano Ronaldo Can jump higher than the average NBA basketball player

With his jump, Cristiano Ronaldo can generate 5G of G-force on take- off. The pace is the five times the power of a wild Cheetah. This amazing speed enables him to reach the heights of 44 cm in the air from a standing start and with a run-up it is 78 cm , which is more than the average NBA player.

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He can jump higher——image credit: commons.wikimedia.org

During the training session, Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the equivalent weight of over 16 new Toyota Prius cars. His free-kicks accelerate four times faster than the Apollo 11 space shuttle at blast off. Scientists have found that and it’s not a joke!

6. His body fat is about 10%

Cristiano Ronaldo’s total body fat is 10%, which is less than slim cats, making him the perfect machine for fast sprinting. He can jump higher than a Basketball player, run faster than a cheetah and can generate high speed free-kicks of about 13.1 kmph, faster than the speed of a space craft.

7. He earns more than President Barack Obama

It would take Cristiano just 6 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes and only 5 seconds to earn what The American President Barack Obama earns in one year! Cristiano Ronaldo is currently earning £274,000 per week, making him the highest paid footballer in the World 2017.

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Top 10 Fastest Football Players in the World

In the modern era of sports, there are some remarkable revolutions in football too. The changes are introduced to the way in which football clubs set about winning matches after matches. The teams also evolved their tactics and formations, state of art facilities and using advanced equipment. The players have to cope with that modern system as well as with the faster technology. We choose an article about top 10 fastest football players in the world, in which we’ll be able to present you some extraordinary talents with some extreme pace in football.

The speed is very eye-soothing in watching soccer, but pure speed can often tilt the balance of this beautiful game. It is a mere truth that, raw pace and acceleration in football can be almost impossible to stop, no matter how advanced the technologies and tactics have been. It is a dream to every footballer to be faster than others. For this, sometimes they sustain injuries and sometimes they succeed.

Top 10 Fastest Football Players in the World:

The Players we are presenting are enlisted by FIFA in 2015. It may surprise you that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Arjen Robben are in the top three in this list. FIFA’s governing body prepared the list measuring the top speed of the players across all major leagues during matches in recent times. Thus five EPL players made it into the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world.

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10. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal): 30.1 km/h

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The Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez is currently playing for English Premier League club Arsenal. In the field, when Sanchez runs speedy with the ball, it is hard to catch him. He puzzles the defenders with his amazing pace and strikes the ball powerfully. His speed is recorded almost 30.1 km/h so far, which put Sanchez at no. 10 in the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world.

He has earned over 85 caps for his national side and became the 2nd most capped of all time for Chile. Alexis participated in two FIFA World Cups and 2011 and 2015 Copa America, while winning the later. The winning goal in 2015 Copa America final against Argentina came from his feet, as he executed the penalty in the Panenka style.

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9. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich): 30.4 km/h

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Arjen Robben | image credit – Wikimedia/Dmitriy Neymyrok

The Dutch professional plays for German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is well known for his amazing pace with football. The 31-year old still manages to keep his pace at an average of 30.4 km/h. His fastest speed was recorded in 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is 37 km/h in a match against Spain, where he was helping to mastermind Netherlands’ 5-1 victory.

The forward usually plays at left or right side. Robben’s amazing crossing ability and long-range accuracy make him one of the devastating footballers. So far, he has pocketed 28 goals for the Netherlands. Arjen Robben is at no. 9 in the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world.

8. Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich): 30.7 km/h

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Franck Ribery | image credit – Flickr/André Zehetbauer

The French professional also plays for German club Bayern Munich primarily as a winger. Ribery is best known for his pace, energy, skill and precise passing ability. He has been described by many as a fast and excellent dribbler. He has great control with the ball.

Ribery is one of the representatives for fast sprinter in football. His name is enlisted at no. 8 in top 10 fastest football players in the world. In the FIFA World Cup 2006 final against Italy, Ribery sprinted at 35 km/h on a counter attack leaving behind Marco Materazzi. The average speed he maintains is 30.7 km/h.

7. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United): 31.2 km/h

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Wayne Rooney | image credit – Wikimedia/Gordon Flood

Wayne Rooney is an English professional footballer and captains both the national team and Manchester United. Although he plays as a forward, he also plays at the midfield. So far, the English captain bagged 230 goals for Manchester United, which made him 3rd highest goal-scorer of all time for Manchester United.

He is famous for his insane pace with the ball and his football skill. Rooney reached his highest speed of 20.3 miles per hour at Old Trafford in 2014 in a match against QPR. Now, he is at 7th position in top 10 fastest footballers.

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6. Lionel Messi (Barcelona): 32.5 km/h

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Lionel Messi | image credit – Wikimedia/Christopher Johnson

There are few players in the world faster or more agile than him. He is amazing, he is outstanding. I’m talking about the great Lionel Messi. Currently he is one of the greatest footballers in the world. Argentina’s Leo Messi is extraordinary quick on the pitch. His amazing skill with the ball and lethal left foot make him one of the most explosive footballers in the game of football. There is a saying that,

“Messi is faster with the ball at his feet than the defenders are without the ball.”

Lionel Messi ranks at no. 6 in the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world. He is Barcelona’s all-time top goal-scorer with 286 goals. Messi is also the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of UEFA Champions League. Leo Messi is unparallel. He is compared as the true successor of Argentine great Diego Maradona.

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5. Theo Walcott (Arsenal): 32.7 km/h

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Theo Walcott | image credit – Wikimedia/Ronnie Macdonald

The Arsenal forward also plays for the England National team. The 26-year old youngster was awarded the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2006. His career started with Southampton. Then he joined Arsenal for £5 million in 2006. He was caught on the eyes of Arsene Wenger very soon and established himself as an effective winger for Arsenal.

There are very few players like Walcott who can carry the ball with speed and precision. He is armed with fuel injected pace, which made him every defender’s nightmare. When he tears past his opponents with blistering pace, there is hardly anyone to stop him. Theo Walcott ranks at no. 5 in our list of top 10 fastest football players in the world. The young sprinter clocked 11.52 seconds in 100 meters at the age of just 15.

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4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid): 33.6 km/h

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Cristiano Ronaldo | image credit – Wikimedia/Fanny Schertzer

Cristiano Ronaldo is a name of a super-sonic running machine and is considered as one of the fastest football players in the world. Ask4sports.com had ran a statistic to enlist the fastest soccer players where Cristiano topped the list, having been clocked 10.9 meters per second or 24.4 miles/h. Professional sprinters like Carl Lewis, Asafa Powel, Usain Bolt usually run at 27-28 miles/h. But, we should keep in mind that, Ronaldo runs on grass, wearing shin guards with a football running on his feet. Cristiano is enlisted at no. 4 in the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world in recent times.

The great Cristiano had received his first FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2008 and then in 2013 and 2014. The Portuguese winger and the Real Madrid special is undoubtedly one of the best soccer players in the world. He is the all-time top goal scorer for Portugal with 55 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is a true magician in football.

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3. Aaron Lennon (Tottenham Hotspur): 33.8 km/h

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Aaron Lennon | image credit – Wikimedia/James Boyes

Aaron Lennon is currently playing for English club Tottenham Hotspur as a winger along the England National team. The young fella moved to Tottenham in 2005 from Leeds United and since then he has been an important part for the spurs. It has been a regular sight in the Premier League, that Lennon’s whirring legs eating up the turf as he blazes a trail past a opponent. The defenders fear to catch the white and blue flash of this speedy winger.

Aaron Lennon is gifted by an unnatural pace, which is averaged around 33.8 km/h. He makes his place at no. 3 in our list of top 10 fastest football players in the world. The diminutive racer with his petrol burning speed has gained the success by putting the work on the training ground. The striker hasn’t proven himself completely yet.

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2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): 34.7 km/h

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Gareth Bale | image credit – Wikimedia/LauraHale

Gareth Bale is a professional footballer who plays for Real Madrid and Wales National team. He is best known for striking the ball from distance, astonishing free kicks and his incredible abilities to get past the defenders. Gareth Bale is blessed with tremendous speed and great crossing ability. His exceptional physical quality is totally unmatched to any player.

There may be a lot of speculation about Bale’s future at Real Madrid, but if they want to get rid of him, then they have to find someone faster. According to the study of Mexican club Pachuca (endorsed by FIFA), Bale has clocked a 36.9 km/h speed with the ball and averaged 34.7 km/h, which put him at the 2nd spot in the list of top 10 fastest football players in the world.

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1. Antonio Valencia (Manchester United): 35.1 km/h

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Antonio Valencia | image credit – Wikimedia/Julia Novikova

Antonio Valencia is an Ecuadorian national team footballer, who also plays as a right winger for the English club Manchester United.

When, the question is asked, who is the fastest footballer in the world? Most of us would instantly say Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale or Arjen Robben. But, the truth is, they aren’t. It is Antonio Valencia. The 29-year old clocked an amazing speed of 35.1km/h, which put hardly any doubt that he will flourish under Van Gaal’s new tactical changes at Old Trafford.

In a match against Blackburn in 2012, Antonio Valencia set a new world record of becoming the fastest footballer in the world. Professionals of FIFA revealed the calculations regarding the list of world’s fastest footballers, where Valencia topped as the world’s fastest player. He also tops our list of top 10 fastest footballers in the world.

Professionals that are working in the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) revealed the calculations which showed that Antonio Valencia is the world’s fastest player.

In the Blackburn vs. Manchester United game, Antonio Valencia set a new record becoming the best of the fastest football players in the world to run with the ball at 35.1 km per hour.

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Cristiano Ronaldo can jump higher than average NBA players

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Anyone can easily pick Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the best football players right now on the planet. The Real Madrid and Portugal legend is surely to be considered as one of the most famous athletes of all time. You can easily recognize the enormously successful career of the 29-year old, picking up Premier League titles, Champions League titles, La Liga title, Copa del Rey Cups, Ballon d’Or’s and plenty more club and individual accolades.

Cristiano is truly the most entertaining players of his generation, alongside he can be enlisted under the very short list of most decorated athletes of all time. Cr7 possesses blistering speed, incredible strength, stunning footwork and a fierce shot. His trademark free kick shot is really something that can bring up the slightly shaky legs of goalkeepers. The number seven is also an intelligent and highly skilled player, which makes him flexible for multiple positions alongside other super star players in different situations.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s aerial ability is a key facet to his success in the game of football. He is always been able to soar above the tallest defenders from the opposition. Again his upper body strength confirms that any cross into the box will cause unexpected situation for the defenders. The Portuguese star can reach 78 cm off the ground with a starting run up. He can also attain an impressive 7 cm higher jump than the average NBA players worldwide.

You must admit, the basketball players are undoubtedly the best for such characteristics. A high vertical leap is hugely important in basketball. Most of the NBA players need to possess a huge leap to grab rebounds and sometimes for the contest shots. Now think again, if Cristiano Ronaldo was about six inches taller, probably he could have also offered better prospects in another game to dominate worldwide.


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Ronaldo is adored and admired by almost every football fan around the world. He is kind of a global superstar and undoubtedly as famous as Hollywood actors and pop sensations. It is very much expected that this best paid football player leads a glamorous lifestyle. Cristiano likes to keep his personal life to himself as much as he can, though it always happens that any kind silly issues related to him are found at the front page.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s £146,000 Porsche Over Ballon d’Or Disappointment

‘Car collecting’ is probably one out of many Cristiano Ronaldo hobbies. You can always prefer special admiration for the Portuguese and Real Madrid football superstar when it comes to show off a new car in his collection. I think it’s well-predicted that cr7 is not fond of sticking with the same car for too long. As well, his private garage is quite capable of providing some more enough space for his upcoming dream cars.

Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Premier league giant club Manchester united, his salary definitely got some few more digits. Yes, he could start buying the dream cars and in fact this high range salary allowed to even learn about some other rich end cars.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been growing number of his cars over the years. An incredible amount of 19 cars and 4.912.000 USD spent by the soccer star to keep feeding this passion.

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 : image credit – Wikimedia/M 93

The Bugatti Veyron was so far the most expensive car in his collection, which had cost around 1.700.000 US Dollars. Most interestingly, once Cristiano made a race with this exclusive car for a commercial.

Porsche 911 Turbo S:

Cristiano may have missed out on a fourth Ballon d’Or last Monday but the La Liga superstar appeared to be in great mode with the new gem to his collection (posing with a £146,000 supercar). Messi followed up on his achievement in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 to reclaim the crown from Cristiano Ronaldo. Unfortunately Cr7 came second in the vote. But Ronaldo seems to have put the snub behind him, his Instagram account came with a picture that may have a lot more to say. He probably thought of quickly moving on from his Ballon d’Or disappointment. And this time with a multimillionaire type expensive car splash.

Porsche 911 Turbo S, Cristiano new car
Porsche 911 Turbo S : image credit – Flickr/nakhon100

The 30 year old Madrid star missed out at award ceremony in Zurich, to his best rival another unearthly soccer player Lionel Messi. But CR7 had to confront to his fans that there’ll be no sulking this time. Ronaldo has splashed out around £146,000 on a brand-new Porsche 911 Turbo S. He was seen proudly posing with his new pet on Instagram photo. Ronaldo posted the picture on his Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon. Definitely he seemed in buoyant mood as a car lover.

But again – the 2014 Ballon d’Or winner and the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World Eleven player revealed his hopes – ‘to continue to make people happy’ with his football.

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Top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-2016

Undoubtedly football is one of the most followed sports in this world. So, it is no surprise, highest level of financing and commercialization should enter this very sporting arena. Though, there is always mixed reactions about this commercialization from spectators around the globe. People now can enjoy a variety of international talent at various domestic leagues. While, they often criticize the highest paid soccer players for being overly paid. Sometimes the reaction is, they don’t worth that much money.

Here we are trying to make a list of 10 highest paid soccer players especially for the year 2016. And we don’t believe to hide the secret that this list is made mostly based on the latest list by Forbes.

According to the magazine, the 29- year old Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is the leader of this short list. The second ranked is now at no#1 in the list of highest paid soccer players in the world 2016 with an estimated earnings of 80 million USD.

Top 10 Highest Paid Soccer Players 2015:

From last year, the boost is around $30 million for Cristiano Ronaldo. And now on, the Spanish Primera owns the top two spots as Lionel Messi from Barcelona is next with $65 million. Though he is expected to receive a raise of $13 million after the next deal is signed.

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This list of highest paid soccer players is presented here with stars strictly from the Spanish Primera, English Premier League and France’s Ligue 1.

10. Fernando Torres – Atletico Madrid

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Fernando José Torres Sanz is a Spanish professional footballer. He played as a striker for both the Spain National Team and English Club Chelsea. He started his career with Atletico Madrid in 2001.

Torres is now at number 10 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He has an annual earnings of 20 million USD. And he is continuing his sponsor deals with Adidas and Pepsi.

Very recently Torres refused to move for Italy as the Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho is very keen to keep the 50 million striker for the English Club. He might have planned to play his last match at Stamford Bridge. He came back to join Atletico Madrid last season. His performance is increasing with time.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.3 Million USD 17.8 Million USD 3.5 Million USD

Now at this moment he is no longer considered one of the top strikers in the world football. But probably his sponsorship deals still rank him among the highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

9. Yaya Toure – Man City

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Gnégnéri Yaya Touré, known as Yaya Touré, from the Ivory Coast National Team, now plays as a midfielder in Premier League club Manchester City. Formerly this versatile player played as a center back for FC Barcelona. He is renowned for combining passing ability and physical power with technique.

For the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16, he is at number 9. His annual earning is around 21 million USD, of which he receives almost 19.2 million USD from salary and the other 3 million from endorsements.

Toure signed a new 4-year contract to stay at the Etihad Stadium until 2017, last April. He is the captain of Ivory Coast National team. Toure was selected for the African Player of the Year for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. So far, he has scored 53 goals for Manchester City.

Also Read: Top 10 English Premier League transfers in 2016

Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
21.7 Million USD 19.2 Million USD 2.5 Million USD

Yaya Toure was third (just below his teammate) in the last BPL with 20 goals. And naturally his contract is loaded with much more incentives. Definitely his wages can reach sky high next year, especially if Manchester City performs well again.

8. Sergio Aguero – Man City

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Sergio Leonel “Kun” Agüero Del Castillo known professionally as Sergio Agüero is an Argentine professional footballer. He also plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentina national team. One of the forever legends, Diego Maradona’s Son in law, Aguero started with the European side Atletico Madrid in 2006.

Sergio Aguero is presently representing the 8th position of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Recently (on 14th August 2014) he has signed a five year deal with the city for about 42.35 million Euros. And also the Sponsorship deals with companies like Puma, Pepsi and Gillette are facts about being 8th richest soccer player of 2015-16.

His new contract with the English giants will keep him at Manchester City until 2019. Hopefully he will continue his form as one of the key players for the team in English Premier League.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.3 Million USD 18.3 Million USD 5 Million USD

Definitely Sergio Aguero is one of them who helped City capture a second EPL title in the last three years. He scored 17 total goals this season, which is fourth most in league for the term.

7. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United

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Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays for both Manchester United and the England national team. Recently he was seen as captain for both the teams. Probably he is one of Most Gifted Footballers, England Ever Produced. Undoubtedly he can find his place in the all-time best striker list for England. At the age of only nine, he joined the Everton youth club and finally moved for the United in 2004 summer transfer window. So far, he has scored 192 goals in the English Premier League, which makes him the second most top scorer in EPL. He is currently the most decorated Barclays Premier League player.

And for the updated list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16, Wayne Rooney is the 7th highest paid soccer player in the world. He has a grand total of 23.4 Million USD annual earning. This also includes the 5 Million sponsorship deals.

The famous club rewarded 10-year veteran Rooney with a record 4-year contract extension, which worth up to $104 million.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
23.4 Million USD 18.4 Million USD   5 Million USD

The Red Devils along with Rooney have trudged through a downtrodden English Premier League season. But now with the new manager they are willing for a better prospect. And endorsements from Nike, Samsung and Harper Collins, still keeping the 28-year-old MANU forward in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

6. Neymar – Barcelona

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Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar or Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer. He plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Brazilian national team as a forward or winger. For the time being he is considered as one of the Most Rising Star in Football Arena.

Neymar started his career with the Brazilian club Santos in 2003. And after rising through ranks, now he is transferred to the Spanish club FC Barcelona last year.

Neymar was transferred with a record €57, which was 10th most expensive transfers in football history. Currently he is at number 6 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Annually he earns almost 34 Million USD. Of which, 16 Million, he receives via sponsorship deals form Nike, Panasonic and Volkswagen.

Neymar announced on 27 May 2013 that he would sign with the FC Barcelona. On June 3rd, Neymar was unveiled by Barcelona and presented at the Nou Camp in front of 56,500 fans, which was a record turnout for a Brazilian player.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
33.6 Million USD 17.6 Million USD 16 Million USD

Probably Neymar is the only player on the list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16, whose endorsements outweighed the salary. The Brazilian superstar has already become a sensation for the Barcelona side. And above all, he is expected to represent Brazil for their sixth World Cup title.

5. Radamel Falcao – Chelsea

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Radamel Falcao García Zárate, commonly known as Radamel Falcao, Falcao García or Falcao in South America, is a Colombian professional footballer. Only a few days ago he was transferred to Manchester United on loan from AS Monaco. He plays as a striker for both the club and the Colombian national team.

He had already travelled so many famous clubs like Lanceros, River Plate, Porto, Atletico Madrid, Monaco and now the big one Manchester United.

The 28 year old Star struck a 5 year deal that doubled his salary with AS Monaco, bankrolled by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev.

He also spent a very successful year with Atletico Madrid, where he scored 34 goals in one season. But Falcao justified the move to the club saying his heart had been with it since his idol Henry had played there. And magically, before that he was not even in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players. Now he is enjoying the 5th position of highest paid soccer players 20115-16.

It is heard that Manchester United is very keen to keep the Colombian star with them, which means they are processing the deal for him. Let’s see what happens, Falcao of Monaco or Falcao of MANU??

Falcao is now playing for Chelsea on loan. He is not having a good form there as he scored only once in his nine games.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
35.4 Million USD 32.4 Million USD 3 Million USD

A serious knee injury derailed him from the season as well as the World Cup 2014, Brazil. But hopefully he will score again for the Red Devils this season.

4. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

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Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. He also plays for the Wales national team as a winger. Gareth Bale began his professional career at Southampton as a left back. Very quickly he acclaimed his name as a free kick specialist.

The Spanish giant Real Madrid spent $118 million last September to sign the 24-year old Welshman from Tottenham Hotspur in the year 2013 after Neymar’s move to Barcelona.

Now Bale is at number 4 in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He earns around 36.4 Million USD per year, including 11 million via his deals with Adidas, EA Sports, Lucozade.

Bale began his professional career at Southampton. On 25 May 2007, Bale signed a four-year deal with Tottenham. And finally On 1 September 2013, Real Madrid announced that they had reached an agreement for the transfer of Gareth Bale. A six-year deal was signed with an undisclosed fee for the superstar.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
36.4 Million USD 25.4 Million USD 11 Million USD

Definitely the record breaking transfer to Real Madrid puts a lot of pressure on Bale. But we can say he had already proven himself worthy. His winning-wonder goal in the Copa del Rey final against Barcelona solidified his place in Europe’s toughest and famous most league.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – PSG

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Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer. He plays as a striker for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team. Ibrahimovic is the present captain for Swedish national team. Most definitely he is one of the strongest footballer around the world.

He was the player of the year for PSG last year, in which he scored 30 goals one season. Ibra started his career with the Malmo FF in the late 90’s. Then he moved to Ajax and serially there after he played for Juventus, Internazionale, Bercelona, Milan and finally PSG.

Currently Imbrahimovic is the 3rd highest paid soccer player of the top 10 list of highest paid soccer players 2015-16. Annually he earns around 40.4 Million USD. Ibrahimovic is gaining 36.4 Million USD via salary and other 4 Million via commercial deals from sponsors.

Recently he is rewarded one year Extension in his two year contract with PSG.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
40.4 Million USD 36.4 Million USD 4 Million USD

Ibrahimovic is well known for his incredible goals and cockiness on the pitch. Undoubtedly he is responsible to bring back PSG amongst the top clubs in Europe with two consecutive French Ligue 1 titles.

2. Lionel Messi – Barcelona

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Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi Cuccittini, commonly known as Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

The Barcelona sensation had received Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations at the age of 21 only. He is definitely one of the greatest soccer players ever in this world. And still if we don’t accept him as the greatest, at least we can consider that he has certain possibilities with so many unbreakable records in his pocket.

Messi started his career with the Spanish giant club FC Barcelona and may be, he is all the through going to end up with them.

After remaining as runner up in 2013 Ballon d’Or award Messi is at number two in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16. He has a grand total earning of 64.1 Million USD per year. He receives 41.7 Million from salary. He also has some real big deals with sponsors like Adidas and Turkish Airline.

Recently Messi helped his team Argentina being runner up at the World Cup 2014, Brazil. He was also awarded with the player of the tournament which is commonly known as the golden ball. As always, he has never stopped surprising and undoubtedly he is ever sensational. Lionel Messi has achieved the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the 5th time in 2016.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
64.7 Million USD 41.7 Million USD 23 Million USD

The Argentine superstar has agreed to a new contract with the club. But he hasn’t signed yet. Most probably his wage is set to rise. Easily he can become no. 1 of highest paid soccer players next year.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, commonly known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team. He is considered one of the most popular Athlete in the world.

Ronaldo became the most expensive player in the world when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009. He won the 2013 Ballon d’Or. And scored amazing 69 goals in only 59 matches for Real Madrid and Portugal.

Now a time, undoubtedly and most definitely Cristiano Ronaldo is at number one in the list of top 10 highest paid soccer players 2015-16.

He has a grand total earning of 80 Milliion per year. Of which, 52 Million he earns from salary and the other 28 Million from endorsements. Very recently Real Madrid has awarded Cristiano a 5-year contract worth $206 Million USD. Alongside he has some huge sponsorship contracts with Tag Heuer and underwear labeled CR7. He is at the same time most paid and most popular athlete in the world.

Cristiano Ronaldo started his career as a young player for Andorinha. He played there for two years. And moved to C.D. Nacional. In 1997 he moved to Portuguese giants Sporting CP. Finally in 2003, Ronaldo caught the attention of Manchester United manager sir Alex Ferguson. MANU signed him for 12.2 Million in 2004.

Ronaldo was the first player in England to win all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007. In 2008 and 2013, he won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award as the best player in the world, the first Portuguese player to win the title twice. On 26th June 2009, Real Madrid confirmed his transfer from Manchester United for 80 Million, which made him the most expensive footballer in history.

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Total earnings in 2015-16:

Total Earning Earning Via Salary/Winnings Earning Via Endorsements
80 Million USD 52 Million USD 28 Million USD

This year the Madrid sensation racked up 31 goals and helped Real Madrid reach the Champions League final with his leadership and otherworldly scoring abilities. Ranking top in salary and endorsements, Ronaldo is by far the highest paid soccer player in the world.

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4 football maestros who will make 2014 FIFA World Cup shining

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Some of the best players in the football are preparing to take the pitch on the biggest stage in Brazil 2014 world cup. As the game is approaching rapidly, starting from 12 June, there will be a gathering of elite footballers throughout the world.

All football fans eye’s will be upon Spain, the last defending champion as well as Andres Iniesta, the playmaker for Spanish national team. As plenty of their top players returning Spanish squad is stronger than yesterday. After winning the world cup 2010 they went on to win Euro Championship in 2012 with a talented football squad. Will they repeat the history as champions once again?

Although the Spanish will have a great chance to repeat the history, the following players will certainly make the difference in 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Spaniards will have their work cut out for them.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo will perhaps be the brightest name in the 2014 FIFA World Cup starting from 12 June. He is such an international football superstar who is going to lead Portugal national team in 2014 FIFA World Cup. Although  Ronaldo had fallen short with his team in the last two world cup appearances, winning  FIFA Ballon d’or will make him special this time. C. Ronaldo has been playing at an elite level for his club Real Madrid. The portugese recently broke Lionel Messi’s record after scoring 15th goal in champions league. His 33 rd minute goal against Bayern Munich in the champions league semi final helped to put him in the history book. Real madrid won the game by 4-0 while 2 goals were from Cristiano. His team will face Atletico Madrid in the final on 30 April.

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This session in La Liga the forward scored stunnishing 30 goals for Real Madrid, putting him three goals ahead of Lionel Messi. Probably, Ronaldo is at his best now and the 29 years is eagerly waiting for the moment to touch the 2014 FIFA World Cup thophy for his national team.

 

Lionel Messi, Argentina:

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest rival is leading the Argentina National Team in 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the neigbouring country. Messi is regarded as a goal machine after netting over 350 goals for his club Barcelona and winning Champions League two times. The four  times FIFA Ballon d’or winner, Lionel messi’s performance is not so promising in the national team. For Argentina he scored 37 goals in 83 appearances. But he is still the best player of the current world according to many. His Barcelona teammate Brazilian star Neymar said ,”

“I also agree that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world, and I train every day with Messi. I know the way he plays and for me, he is the best of them all.”

As long as Messi is in form Argentina will be a threat for any team in 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Neymar Jr, Brazil:

Claiming Neymar is better than Messi, the Brazilian legend Pele has come to the focus. Ironically they are quite good competitors.

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Neymar won 2011 South American footballer of the year at the age of 19 and followed it in 2012. Neymar got nomination for FIFA Ballon d’or  and stood 10th. In his appearance in Santos ( 2009-2013) he netted 54 goals in 103 matches and there after he joined Barcelona. In his 25 presences he scored 9. The Guardian ranked him sixth best footballer of the world.

Putting the iconic no 10 jersey for the Brazil team he will be threating to keep 2014 FIFA World Cup in Home.

Luis Suarez, Uruguay:

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Luis Suarez has been virtually unstoppable in the English Premier League this season by scoring 30 goals so far for Liverpool. He seems to improve with his every game. On 22 March,2014 he scored his sixth premier league hat-trick. For the national team he scored four goals in 2011 Copa America and Uruguay won their record fifteenth Copa America. Suarez was named man of the tournament. With 35 national goals Suarez became Uruguay’s all time record goal scorer.

Suarez is attempting to put dominance in the national team along with Diego Forlan in 2014 FIFA World Cup.

There are some other notable players that will likely turn heads in 2014 FIFA World Cup. Players like  are Wayne Rooney (England), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany), Robin van Persie (Netherlands) and Radamel Falcao (Colombia) will be much influential along with the above four.

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Champions League Goal Record for Cristiano Ronaldo

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The Real Madrid megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has already set the Champions League Goal Record for maximum goals in one tournament. The score is already 16 and the one is yet to play another game.

Definitely the Madrid star will look to extend his own record in Lisbon. Cristiano hopes of delivering another Champions League Title for his club along with the Champions League Goal Record extension.

On May 24th, 2014, the Spanish legends will face the present League title winner Atletico Madrid in Lisbon.

This season Ronaldo really started a little different. Now he is in fact very closer to the all-time Champions League Goal Record for a tournament as well. May be the folks around the world are right now talking about him as the best or not.

It may seem a little earlier for us to crown him the world’s best player. But his chronological up gradation is probably the indication that you shouldn’t need to wait that much.

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Trivia Questions and answers on Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is often regarded as one of the best player in football history. At a very young age, Ronaldo was immediately snapped up by English club Manchester United, where his talent as a winger was spotted by the legendary manager Ferguson. Day by day developing his game and skill, the lethal winger joined another big stage, which was already prepared with worthy opponent.

At Real Madrid he has broken some of the most important goal scoring record that had stood for many years. Most of his unforgettable achievements are also with this Spanish giant side. Ronaldo is also the captain of the Portuguese national team and led them to win the first ever UEFA European Championship. And now at this time with a record five times ballon d’Or award Cristiano is surely to be your interest.

Trivia Questions and answers on CR7:

Here we bring some of the most asked and top favorite trivia questions and answers on Cristiano Ronaldo. Hope you’ll enjoy, and don’t forget to comment with necessary corrections for the questions and answers.

# What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s full name?

Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro. His father, chose the name Ronaldo for his son as his favorite actor was Ronald Reagan.

# Where & when, Ronaldo was born?

Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Madeira Islands in 1985.

# Cristiano Ronaldo family profile?

Parents:

Jose Diniz Aveiro (father), Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro (mother)

Siblings:
Elma (elder sister), Hugo (elder brother), Liliana Cátia (elder sister)

Children:

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, Mateo Ronaldo and Eva Ronaldo (twins)

And recently Alana Martin Ronaldo – daughter born to Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez on November 12, 2017.

# Who was the first manager to ‘discover’ Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano was first spotted by Gerard Houllier when he was only 16. But Liverpool couldn’t decide to fund for that young age of a football player.

# Who was his youth inspiration to become a footballer?

Rui Costa and Fernando Couto

# Which club was Ronaldo playing with before joining Manchester United?

It’s true that Cristiano started his football career in CF Andorinha and CD Nacional. But very soon his skills attracted Sporting Lisbon, a renowned Portuguese Football Club.

# How did Cristiano Ronaldo become CR7?

Cristiano Ronaldo wanted No. 28 while joining the Premier league giants, Manchester United. However, Sir Alex Ferguson, the then manager for the red devils, inspired Ronaldo to take the No. 7 shirt.

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CR7 | image credit – Flickr/Ajith Kumar

It was a very exciting and happy proposal for him at that time, as it was previously worn by David Beckham and Eric Cantona. Even after joining the Spanish best side he was also awarded thus to be named as CR7.

# Who was the last Ballon D’or recipient before Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United?

George Best was the last Manchester United player to win the Ballon d’Or and it was in 1968.

# What was the remarkable comment from Ruud van Nistelrooy on Cristiano?

“It’s great that such a great talent has joined United and we, as players, want to help him to keep it going. He is very grown-up for his age and looks very good”.

# Who are the best friends on team?

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Ronaldo, hamit & Kaka | image credit – Flickr/l3o_

Closest friends are Pepe, Marcelo and Kaká. But the relationship with everyone is great.

# Who else Portuguese player did win the FIFA World Player of the Year Award before Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo was the 2nd Portuguese player to win the award after Luis Figo, another football legend (also played in Real Madrid).

# What is the proudest dream that Cristiano Ronaldo always had?

Captaining the National Football team of Portugal.

# Which Portuguese footballer is Ronaldo frequently compared with?

Eusebio

# Which one is the greatest ever individual performance considered by himself?

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Ronaldo with the National team| image credit- Wikimedia/Fanny Schertzer

The World Cup play-off with Sweden would have to be taken into consideration. A treble by Ronaldo sent Portugal to the finals in Brazil.

# What is his salary and buyout clause?

Salary 32 million EUR, and the amazing release clause is €1bn (ranking 1). That deal will run until the summer of 2021.

# What are the goal records for Cristiano Ronaldo?

All-time career 622, all time club 543, league 376, Europe 115, international 79 (always to be updated).

# What are the greatest achievements for Cristiano Ronaldo as a football player?

UEFA European Championship: 2016, four UEFA champions League, five total Ballon d’Or awards.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Exit Rumours Grow

According to the Spanish publications, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to leave after spending marvelous time with the club. The press like Daily Star intensified the report of returning Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. Moreover, it was also reported that, the sacking of manager Carlo Ancelotti has probably strained the relationship between Cristiano and the Real Madrid President Florentino Perez.

Rafael Benitez is expected to take over the managerial position at Real Madrid. The rumor grew that the striker isn’t convinced enough by the new coach. Moreover, Ronaldo has become upset by Perez’s unwavering support for misfiring Gareth Bale from the squad.

Probable Destination After Real Madrid Exit:

Here comes the question, then what will will be the destination after Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid exit?

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is desperately seeking for some improvements for his side during the summer. He is probably eying two players for every position as reported in the club’s website. The choice of Cristiano Ronaldo would be his ultimate goal in this situation.

On other side, the French Champion, Paris Saint- Germain are about to target CR7 as a part of their mega deal, per ESPN. Because of a fantastic relationship between Cristiano and Jose Mourinho, English club Chelsea are silently trying to make him convinced, considering his unhappiness at Bernabeu.

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In the recently finished Spanish La Liga, C. Ronaldo has scored 48 goals to grab the Golden Shoe award. However, despite his individual achievement, Real Madrid didn’t make it to the Super Cup and Club World Cup.

The former manager, Carlo Ancelotti had failed to find a sustainable balance with the formation of 4-3-3. It was a wrong idea that forced attacking midfielder Isco and James Rodriguez into the center of the pitch. It will be the first task for Rafa Benitez to use the best players into their natural positions. Benitez has his own plan, which would be building the team around Gareth Bale. Perez’ll be impressed if it involves Bale to take on a more central role adding Cristiano Ronaldo with the plan.

The Sky Sports recently reported that, CR7’s influence in the team will be affected if Bale is moved from the flank. If the Real fans want to see Bale flourish, Cristiano Ronaldo will need to step back a little bit in this case.

There is no doubt about Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal scoring ability. He will be a valuable asset for any side of the world. It’s likely that, new manager Benitez will certainly want him to play a vital role during his entry at the Bernabeu. It is admitted that the 30-year-old, Cristiano will begin to slow down soon. But, for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo is a kind of player who is totally irreplaceable.

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Last Summer, Man U coach Van Gaal raided Real to capture Angel Di Maria, but it is unlikely luring Cristiano Ronaldo to take the chance of returning. Cristiano will need to play a key role here in any transfer being pushed through, whether it’s to Manchester United or anywhere else.

The Manchester United fans will continue to expect their hero will return one day. Cristiano’s return could kick-start the first success in post-Sir Alex Ferguson era in Manchester United.

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Top 10 most handsome footballers in the world 2016

It would not be wrong mentioning football as the World’s most popular sport. Football or soccer, whatever you can call, has got the most charming personalities which is one reason why the game attracts the most audience towards it. The sport is equally famous among children as well as the youngsters. It is the only game that has a record of highest number of audience in a single match. Football fans, not only love watching the sport but they also get fascinated by the handsome and stylish players under this game. Yes …the game is filled with striking and spunky players around the world. Sporty ghost brings to you the list of top 10 most handsome footballers in the world 2014. The players are hottest, handsome yet attractive. So, here we are with the world’s most handsome superstars!!!!

Top 10 most handsome football Players in the World 2016

10. Cesc Fabregas (Spain)

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Fabregas is an attacking midfielder in the Spain National football team. Recently, he has joined Chelsea from FC Barcelona. The young hunk was born on May 4, 1987. This tall handsome footballer with the height of 5’10” is a proud father of a cute little baby girl. He is one of the youngest players to score in the English Premier League history. He also made his place in the list of most handsome football players in 2016.

9. Gerard Pique (Spain)

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Gerard Pique plays as a defender both for Spanish National Football team and FC Barcelona. Being born on February 2, 1987, the 27-years-old handsome punk is dating the famous singer Shakira since 2010 and they have a cute son named Milan Pique. Gerard Pique with his charming personality is among the top 10 most handsome football players in the world 2016.

8. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

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This good-looking football superstar plays as a forward for La Liga Club FC Barcelona from his very childhood. As a captain of Argentina National team, he led his country to the finals of the World Cup 2014. This pretty cool footballer was born on June 24, 1987 in Rosario, Argentina. This 5’7” heighted footballer has got all the spunky looks and a much personified personality. Lionel Messi has got huge fans all over the world and for Barcelona, the handsome is the all-time highest goalscorer. The football genius makes him a part of Handsome football players list.

7. Mario Gotze (Germany)

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Mario Gotze was born on June 3, 1992 in Memmingen, Germany. This German playmaker plays as an attacking midfielder for Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga and the German National team. The 22-year-old marked his signature in the World Cup history by scoring a stunning goal in the 2014 World Cup finals against Argentina. This young talent has played 83 games for his club with 22 goals. Among the youngster, Mario Gotze has become the most popular figure after German’s world cup campaign.

6. Fernando Torres (Spain)

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Fernando Torres, nicknamed as “El Nino” is a Spanish football player who plays as a striker for Spanish National side and Chelsea. Born on March 20, 1984 makes him a 30 year old attractive handsome. Torres started his career with Spanish club Atletico Madrid, progressing through their young system to the first team squad. His appealing personality makes him among the list of top 10 handsome football players in the world 2016.

5. Robin Van Persie (Netherlands)

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In the World Cup 2014, Robin Van Persie earned a nickname, “The flying Dutchman” after an astonishing goal scored against Spain. He plays as a striker for Manchester United and is the captain of the Netherlands national team. He is recognized as one of the fearsome strikers in the world. RVP scored a total of 149 goals in his 314 appearances in the English Premier League. His tactics and playing style have drawn comparison to Dutch Legend Marco Van Basten.

4. Iker Casillas (Spain)

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He is considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the recent world. The Spanish goalkeeper plays as captain for both La Liga club Real Madrid and the Spanish National Football team. With the height of 6’1”, Iker Casillas was born on May 20, 1981 and possesses a striking personality and elegant style. In 2010 world cup campaign he led the Spanish team to be the winner like a real leader.

3. David Villa (Spain)

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David Villa, the Spanish footballer was born on December 3, 1981. At the age of 32, the 5’9” is a tough and one of the handsome looking footballers with attractive hair styles. In Euro 2008 he was the top goal scorer and at 2010 FIFA world cup he earned himself the silver boot. David Villa is the first Spanish football player to ever reach the mark of 50 international goals and for Spain he remains the all-time top goal scorer. The goal machine is also in the line to make the place in all-time top goal scorer of La Liga.

2. Ricardo Kaka (Brazil)

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Ricardo Kaka is a Brazilian professional footballer who now plays for Sao Paulo FC on loan from Orlando City as an attacking midfielder. He also played for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid from 2009 to 2013. Kaka is one of the most handsome football players of the world as his unbelievable cheerful look attracts so many fans. There are many who would even die for just his one smile. Ricardo Kaka is simply the best product of fasion even at the age of 32.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the handsome of all footballers is a Portuguese forward who plays as a striking figure for Spanish club Real Madrid. This fashionable icon is much conscious about his fitness. The 6’1”, has a remarkable career in the club football. As reward he won 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or. CR7 not only known for his game and his styles, but his personality and his stature have made him the smartest footballer in the world.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Gets 2-Match Ban, Available for Madrid Derby

This year’s Ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been handed a two-match ban. He was sent off during the match against Cordoba on last Saturday. Though Real Madrid had a 2-1 tight win, the Portuguese football star had to endure a red card as punishment for kicking Edimar Fraga. But as a matter of fact, Madrid fans can keep calm as he is very much expected to return for the Madrid Derby (Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid) on 7th February 2015.

 Ronaldo 2-match ban report:

Referee Alejandro Hernandez dismissed Ronaldo for kicking opponent player during the match. There has been another comment of not reporting CR7’s slap on Jose Crespo. That means the Real Madrid superstar is escaping without a violent-conduct charge, now can get prepared for one of his side’s toughest matches of the campaign against Atletico Madrid.

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In the meantime, Cristiano Ronaldo has to miss out the two games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla. Of course, he regretted for the unexpected event after the match,

“I apologise to everyone and especially to Edimar for my thoughtless act in today’s game”

– via Sky Sports

We already know, that the 29-year-old has been in great form so far in this season. He had already scored 34 goals and provided 10 important assists in only 30 appearances across all competitions. Undoubtedly he is continuing to play a vital role in Madrid leading La Liga and hopefully his absence will be a critical issue for the Spanish giants in the upcoming two matches.

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Ronaldo does have a history of getting sent off after becoming irritated by opponents. His latest discretion is the ninth of his career. Previously he was also dismissed two times during the Manchester derby and another remarkable, during the 2013 Copa del Rey final against Atletico Madrid. So, in total he got five red cards during his career in Spanish football.

Carlo Ancelotti possesses enough manpower to ensure his side can cope in CR7’s absence. Obviously he has Gareth Bale, who scored the winner against Cordoba and can again provide the winning mark anytime. Another young star, Jese Rodriguez may also receive an extended run in the side, while Javier Hernandez could aid Karim Benzema’s output in a slight change of natural formation of Real Madrid.

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No doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo will be thirsty for his return to the top form after this ban conclusion. He made a number of questionable decisions before the very marching orders from referee. But anyone can easily assume, how dangerous this fine playmaker can be, when being thirsty for the rest of La Liga.