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Top 10 young footballers in EPL

With the start of the new Barclays Premier League season of 2014/15 just a few weeks away, we are here to look at some youngsters who will be making the differences. We present you the list of top 10 young footballers in EPL in this Premier League season.

When the season gets underway all the players will be 21 or even younger but they still have plenty of experience. In our list, players from top English Clubs seem to dominate. There is several reasons to be hopeful for the future for fans on Merseyside as the Everton and Liverpool players account for half of the list.

Young footballers in English Premier League:

1. Ross Barkley

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For Everton Ross Barkley produced a string of impressive performances last season. It was a real breakout season for him. The 20- year-old midfielder featured in total 34 Premier League games and netted six goals. Towards the end of the last season, his superb effort was most notable.

Ross Barkley has already collected nine caps for England national team, making his debut in September 2013. His Brazil World Cup experience will have done him good and we can expect to see another strong season from Barkley this year.

Ross Barkley has made his place in our list of top 10 young footballers in EPL.

2. Raheem Sterling

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The 19 year-boy, Raheem Sterling has two seasons of first team experience in the bag. Sterling already earned Liverpool’s first choice 11 and it is hardly surprising considering the trouble that he causes for the opponent defenders. His dribbling abilities, his equal capacity to play on the left, right or even in the center, made him one of the few highlights of England’s World Cup campaign. In the World Cup match against Italy, his excellent display caused numerous problems for the Azzurri. In the next upcoming season, Raheem Sterling has a great chance to improve in order to fill the void left by Luis Suarez’s exit.

3. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, another exciting youngster made his debut for the England National team in May 2012 as an 18 year old. He already travelled to two major tournaments and represented England 15 times. The pacey and exciting winger like Oxlade-Chamberlain can light up games with his darting runs down the wings and is capable of grabbing several goals over the course of the next season. His last campaign was disrupted by a number of injuries and his club Arsenal will be hoping that they can keep him fresh this season. If Arsenal want to push on and have their first serious title challenge, Chamberlain will be a vital ingredient for them.

4. Adnan Januzaj

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Though Manchester United had their worst ever Premier League Season, the only highlight for them was the emergence of Adnan Januzaj. The 19 year old Belgian made his debut as a late substitute against Wigan and then went on to quickly establish himself as a regular in the first team. He eventually appeared 35 times and netted four goals in all competitions. Adnan Januzaj is equally comfortable in a central attacking midfield or in the wing. His excellent dribbling abilities and passes made him one of the finest young footballers in Europe. If Januzaj will able to gain more consistency this season, he could be a real star in the Premier League.

5. Luke Shaw

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It has been a meteoric rise for the 19 year-old, Luke Shaw while Manchester United paid £30 million for the left back, making him the most expensive ever teenager this summer. In January 2012, Luke Shaw made his debut for Southampton and with some excellent performances he quickly came to the attention to the Premier League Clubs. After some eye catching skills, he made his debut for The England National team in February 2014, before being included in the World Cup squad. Hopefully he will occupy the number three role for England for the best part of the next decade.

He is one of the young footballers in the English Premier League in this season.

6. Romelu Lukaku

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Romelu Lukaku, the 21 year-old is a proven goalscorer in the English Premier League. In the last two seasons while playing on loan for West brom and Everton, he bagged 32 goals in the last two seasons. He put himself ahead of established stars like Daniel Sturridge, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney during the same period. However, the question is why Chelsea would let him go? He returned to Everton and it seemed that the loss of Chelsea is Everton’s gain. We can certainly expect more of the same from Lukaku this season as he is determined to push them into the top four.

7. John Stones

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The 20-year-old, John Stones is another product of the youth system at Goodison Park. After his debut on New Year’s day this year, he made himself the heart of Everton defence. Less than six months later, john Stones picked up his cap for England against Peru. Although he didn’t make it to the World Cup, but there is evidence that John Stones has the eminent potential to be a star for Three Lions in near future. He will likely be in the first choice 11 for Everton when the season kicks off. If he continues to improve more and more, it shouldn’t be long before he becomes regular for England National team.

8. James Ward-Prowse

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In the upcoming 2014/15 season, it will be a great chance for the Southampton midfielder to be the main man. Last season, he showed a tremendous ability with the ball and established himself as a first team regular. Ward-Prowse will be seen as a key man for Southampton this season and it will be right time to make a real name for himself. If Ward-Prowse can handle the extra responsibility, it could well be that he will go on to greater things in this season. On the other hand, it will be hard for Southampton to keep hold of him too.

9. Jon Flanagan

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Jon Flanagan, the 21 year-old got his opportunity last season because of several injuries in Liverpool. He made some excellent performances in his unfamiliar position of left-back. Although he is more comfortable in the right side of defence, Jon Flanagan looked assured on the left-back and his marvelous form earned plenty of plaudits. For the right-back role he has got Glen Johnson. As it will help him to get more game time, his flexibility could prove to be a great benefit for the Reds. Jon Flanagan earns his debut for England this summer against Ecuador. If he can maintain the rhyme in the club level, we can see him wear more caps for England side too.

10. Ben Davies

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Two years ago, Ben Davis made his professional debut for Swansea. Since then, the 21-year-old boy went on to play 85 times for Swansea and also appeared ten matches for Wales. His consistency and strong performance drew the attentions of the big clubs from the English Premier League, like Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davis possesses the quality to make a name for himself at White Hart Lane, but as bigger the club as higher the pressure. He will have to cope with all of that, for the sack of making his career great.

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Top five highest paid Midfielders in Barclays Premier League

The Premier League is a corporation where twenty member clubs act as shareholders. Outside England, the League is commonly referred to as English Premier League (EPL). But currently Barclays Bank is the sponsor, so it is officially known as Barclays Premier League (BPL). Undoubtedly Premier League is the most watched or the most popular first division leagues in World Football.

Seasons run from August to May. Each team in the League need to play 38 games in a complete season. Accumulating all the matches (home and away), 380 matches are arranged in a complete season. Games are mostly played in Saturday and Sunday evenings.

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There are so many top level teams in English Premier League. Teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea have taken English football across Europe. They are often found to secure a good spot at UEFA rankings. So, top plyers definitely come in during the summer and winter transfers. English Premier League is considered one of the best Leagues to experience greater soccer platform and building successful footballing career.

Top five highest paid Midfielders in EPL:

Midfielders well justified here in EPL. The big name team need to spend millions of their money to occupy big shot midfielders with them. Some of these midfielders can also be counted as richest footballers. Here we are trying to develop a list of top five highest paid midfielders in Barclays Premier League. Notably we will find three of the total five playing for the Manchester City Club.

Let’s find, who is the highest paid midfielder in Barclays Premier League?

5. Steven Gerrard

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Present Team: Liverpool

Salary: 5 million pounds annual

Hopefully, Steven Gerrard needs no introduction. He can be counted as one of the best players Liverpool have ever produced. He made his Liverpool debut in the year 1998 and since then has made 400 plus appearances for the English giant club.

Liverpool fans usually suggest him as the second best player in the red shirt after King Kenny. Steven Gerrard finished 3rd in the Ballon d’Or shortlist for Europe’s Best Player in 2003. Now a time we can consider him as the 5th highest paid midfielder in English Premier League. The 5th richest midfielder in England currently receives around 5million pounds per year as salary from his club.

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4. Gareth Barry

 

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Present Team: Everton

Salary: 6.2 million pounds annual

Gareth Barry mainly operates in the holding role for Manchester City Club. Previously Barry played 365 games for Aston Villa before he decided to move here for a new challenge here in Man City. From the very beginning of his career in this club, Gareth Barry has been a regular starter in midfield. In a span of just two and a half years, he has already made 101 appearances for Manchester City. Recently Gareth had to move for Everton and hopefully he will again be the midfield holder for the club.

Gareth Barry is known to be a player with vision, durability, good tackling and terrific passing. Most probably he everything you can want from a central midfielder. Everton is currently paying him 6.2 million pounds per year. Which in turn makes him at number 4 in the list of highest paid midfielders in Barclays Premier League.

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3. Frank Lampard

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 7 million pounds annual

Frank Lampard is considered to be one of the best English footballers ever. He is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in English Premier League all time history. Lampard usually operates as a box to box midfielder for his team, both the National and Club. He is known to have a great footballing brain in addition to his outstanding work rate. In total, Frank Lampard has also produced 91 assists for his team. Undoubtedly this is the second highest in Premier League history.

Lampard was well known as a Chelsea megastar. There he had made 164 consecutive appearances and he is a three time player of the year for Chelsea. Perhaps it explains his consistency as a player. Currently he is being paid 7 million pounds annually from the club. Frank Lampard stands at 3rd position of most paid midfielders in Premier League table.

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2. David Silva

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 8.3 million pounds annual

David Silva is Nicknamed “Merlin” by the Manchester City fans, which means the wizard. More often he is described as a traditional number 10 who is capable of dazzling the crowd. Recently Carlos Tevez lauded him as

“The best signing Man City have made”

David Silva was adjudged as the Premier League player of the month, on October 1st 2011.

Also, the Manchester City players’ player of the year award was gone to the Spaniard for 2011-2012 session. Now a time David Silva has become a regular member of Spain National Team. He signed for Manchester City from Valencia for a fee believed to be around 20 Million pounds. His salary is now 8.3 million pounds per year and he is the second most paid midfielder in English Premier League.

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1. Yaya Toure

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Present Team: Manchester City

Salary: 10 million pounds annual

Yaya Toure has been a major force behind Manchester City winning the last season title of Premier League. He came with a big reputation from Barcelona FC to Manchester City to join his elder brother Kolo Toure. Toure has hardly put a foot wrong after beginning his career in England.

Yaya Toure is known for his brilliant vision and performance rate. Talking about the amount spent by City since Mansour bought the club, undoubtedly Yaya Toure can be considered as their best buy ever. No surprise, a player as industrious and dedicated like Toure gets what he deserves. He is being paid 10 million pounds per year as salary from Manchester City. That makes him the highest paid midfielder in Premier League.

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Top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016

There are so many fantastic goalkeepers in the world football. And especially Premier League holds the most of these most valuable goalkeepers in the world. Most of the Premier League Goalkeepers are capable of fantastic saves. They are also the most paid goalkeepers in the world 2016. Now, here comes the question of ranking these premier league goalkeepers in a top 10 short list.

Top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers 2016:

Finding out the top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers is a tough job. There are so many standards to be considered while selecting them. Here in this short list we are mostly emphasizing on these English Premier League Goalkeepers’ previous and present records as well as their market value or in other words how these English Premier League Goalkeepers are being paid.

Let’s find out, who is the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeeper in 2016?

10. Brad Guzan – Aston Villa F.C.

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Brad Guzan is one of the only three American goalkeepers in the English Premier League history. Tim Howard and Brad Friedel are the other two American goalkeepers playing in the most popular football league in the world. He showed that he was capable of taking over as first choice keeper at Aston Villa.

Undoubtedly he can withstand as much pressure as anyone else in Barclays Premier League. He can be easily counted as the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeeper as he is at his peak form right now.

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09. Ben Foster – West Bromwich Albion F.C.

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Ben Foster is back again to West Brom permanently this season. He has played reasonably well for the last season. And obviously some cases were like earning points for the Baggies. He is now at 30 and still a few years to settle properly into being a real class as being one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

He is also currently one of the West Brom’s most valuable players in 2015-2016 season.

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08. Julio Cesar – QPR (currently at S.L. Benfica)

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Julio Cesar may have come to the Premier League for just one season especially at the age of 34. But unfortunately his team QPR have been relegated last season. But he was quite able to show the type of goalkeeping that has won him League titles and cups in Italian Serie A.

Even with his team relegated, he was a real team player. He kept 6 clean sheets over the season and playing for QPR this is extremely good as being one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

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07. Jussi Jaaskelinen – West Ham United F.C.

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The age old Premier League veteran, Jussi Jaaskelinen is another well-known goalkeeper. He is currently the 7th in this list of top 10 English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016. This campaign has only enhanced his reputation by pulling off some world class saves for West Ham.

And most obviously he had a good season with 11 clean sheets in 2015-2016. He makes 5.11 saves a game on average. Definitely this just shows that he can still make important saves at crucial times even at his old ages of 38.

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06. Tim Howard – Everton F.C.

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Although Tim Howard is one of our pick as top 10 most valuable Premier League goalkeepers in 2015-2016, he has achieved only 9 clean sheets. Yes, of course this is not bad, but still a player like him worth a little more I believe. At least a bit better can be expected from the American National Team goalkeeper in Premier League.

Hopefully he will be ending this season with some more exquisite saves and world class goalkeeping.

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05. Jose Reina – Liverpool (currently at F.C. Bayern Munich)

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For the last 10 years Reina has been at Liverpool. Undoubtedly he was the number one choice for Liverpool at his time. We can imagine how consistent a goalkeeper needs to be as being a part of 10 consecutive seasons in a single team. This was totally impressive. As a matter of fact he was to move very certainly for more world class performance.

He had 13 clean sheets over the course of the last season. He was considered the 5th choice as most valuable goalkeeper in EPL 2015-2016. This top class goalkeeper still has an average of 4.17 saves per match, which is quite unbelievable.

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04. Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

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Lloris have joined Tottenham in the summer of last year. May be he was not at his best performance but eventually he was found getting thing straight clean. Definitely he has got his turn with 8 clean sheets in only 24 games last season. This probably explains a lot about his price tag and our evaluation as one of the most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016.

And of course he was a world class goalkeeper before joining the Barclays Premier League. We all can appreciate his efforts to match up with a very new world class Premier League.

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03. Petr Cech – Chelsea F.C.

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Probably some of you have suspected this name in number one position. What has been a rollercoaster season for Chelsea and their supporters! Petr Cech has been a very important player throughout the last season undoubtedly. He has made well over 5 saves per game on average and he also has had 14 clean sheets in 2015-2016.

Some crucial saves have kept Chelsea in the running for a Champions League spot. Also his save took the team Chelsea to Europa League final.

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02. David De Gea – Manchester United F.C.

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David De Gea really stepped up last season. Oh, another noticeable thing is that he has physically gotten stronger. And his confidence has grown since his shaky first start in English Premier League.

Manchester United have only lost 5 games this season and that comes as no real surprise as De Gea has been pulling off some unbelievable saves for the team. He has so far managed a decent 11 clean sheets while making 4.37 saves per match. I think its good enough for a young fella like him.

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01. Joe Hart – Manchester City F.C.

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Of course this is the one name that wipes out all other possibilities of other names to be found at the first position of Top 10 most valuable English Premier League Goalkeepers in 2016. He is the only other 26 year old on this list and has had his fair share of disastrous moments. But he always seems to battle back with his talent.

Most of the times he is found to be gaining some extra lift from somewhere during big games. He is undoubtedly the number one goalkeeper in England. He has had managed 17 clean sheets last season. Although Man City finished the season second, Joe Hart continues to grow and produce results..

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Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World

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

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

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Top 10 Worst Sports Disasters in the World:

10. Happy Valley Racecourse fire, 1918

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

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

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9. Boxing Champion Michael Watson incident, 1991

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

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

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8. Death of Hansie Cronje, 2002

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

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

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7. The Heysel Riot, 1985

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

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

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6. Ghana Football Tragedy, 2001

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

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

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5. The Colourful 11 Disaster, 1989

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

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

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

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

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3. The Death of Ayrton Senna, 1994

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

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2. The Munich Olympic massacre, 1972

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

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

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1. The Superga Tragedy, 1949

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

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

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Top 10 English footballers of all time

England is one of the two oldest national teams in football alongside Scotland. England national team won FIFA world Cup in 1966, hosting the finals and defeating the giant West Germany. Since then they didn’t achieve much success in international football, except the Semi final appearance in 1990 world cup. Nevertheless, the English football holds its glory by presenting some legends throughout the history. Sporty ghost today is going to discuss about top 10 English footballers of all time.

10. David Beckham (1996-2009, 17 goals in 115 caps)

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There are very few more technically gifted player than the English forward David Beckham. He made his international debut in September 1996. Beckham’s international career is full of highs and lows. He made himself enemy of the state in 1998 world cup by getting sent off during the defeat on penalties to Argentina. But in next world cup his stoppage time goal against Greece smoothened the english agony. During that world cup , he laid the Argentina ghost to rest by scoring from a penalty in a 1-0 win. The 39 year old retired from football last year.

9. Gary Lineker (1984-1992, 48 goals in 80 caps)

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Gary Lineker was the closest one to touch Sir Bobby Charlton’s record before his retired in 1992. In 1986 world cup, he was the tournaments leading goal scorer with six goals in his bag and still the only english footballer to have won the honourable Golden boot.

8. Bryan Robson (1980-1991, 26 goals in 90 caps)

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Nicknamed ‘Captain Marvel’, Robson was a prolific and energetic midfielder in the English side. He was famed for his important goals. Many believe that if Robson didn’t suffer injury in 1986 and 1990 world cup, England could have gone even further. This English footballer gave everything to his national team and his club. He is the greatest ever Manchester United player of all time. This player carries much influences for Manchester United as he is acting their ambassador. He remained in our list of best 10 English footballers of all time. Currently Robson took the responsibility as coach of the Thailand National Team.

7. Geoff Hurst (1966-1972, 29 goals in 49 caps)

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Geoff Hurst is remembered for his outstanding performance in 1966 world cup. In the quarter final he scored the only goal to victory over Argentina. During the final Geoff Hurst’s famous blessing hat-trick gave the chance to the English to touch the FIFA world cup Trophy for the first time.

6. Gordon Banks (1963-1972, no goals in 73 caps )

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Gordon Banks is the second best goal keeper of the 20th century in  International Federation of Football History and Statistics rating. Lev Yashin is the only above him. During the final against West Germany in 1966 world cup, Banks kept four clean sheets and made numerous stops. Four years later when playing against Brazil, there was a cross from Brazilian Carlos Alberto which met Pele’s powerful head. Everybody was waiting for the net to bulge, but it didn’t. Banks somehow managed to get his hand on the ball to flick it over the crossbar. It was regarded as one of the best saves ever made.

Gordon Banks elected FIFA‘s Goalkeeper of the Year six times.

5. Tom Finney (1946-1958, 30 goals in 76 caps)

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One club man Tom Finney was England’s leading goalscorer along with Nat Lofthouse, before both were surpassed by Bobby Charlton in 1963. Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said about Finney ,

“Tom Finney would have been great in any team, in any match, and in any age , even if he had been wearing an overcoat.”

4. Stanley Matthews (1934-1957, 11 goals in 54 caps)

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His greatest achievement was wining FIFA Ballon D’or in 1956. His dedication for football was unmatched as he played until the age of 50 with Stoke City, while his last appearance in international match came against Denmark eight years earlier. There were some criticisms when he was chosen for the 1958 world cup at the age of 48 but the selectors refrained.

3. Duncan Edwards (1955-1958, 5 goals in 18 caps)

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It is highly likely that Edwards would have topped the list, unless the tragedy happened in Munich runway February 6, 1958. Edwards at the age of 21 died along with its eight Manchester United teammates while a plane crashed in taking off. Bobby Charlton mentioned him as a great player like a bright light in the sky. His loss is the hardest thing to bear in English football even today.

2. Bobby Moore ( 1962-1973, 2 goals in 108 caps)

Bobby Moore was the counter stone of a well-organized defence in 1966 world cup. In the next competition, 1970 world cup he produced a memorable challenge to Brazilian Jairzinho in full flow. He is the member of world team the 20th century. Bobby Moore Captained West Ham United for more than 10 years.

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Pele said after his death in 1993,

“He was my friend as well as the greatest defender I ever played against. The world has lost one of its greatest football players and an honorable gentleman.”

1. Bobby Charlton (1958-1970, 49 goals in 106 caps)

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Bobby Charlton is the leading goalscorer for England national football team as well as Manchester United. He was an integral part of the English team in 1966 World cup. At semi finals , Bobby scored both goals to win over Portugal. His performance throughout the tournament was firing as he won FIFA Ballon D’or that year. He is in the no 1 in our list of top 10 English footballers of all time..

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David Beckham believes England can go far in Brazil world cup 2014

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The former England captain, David Beckham believes England have a great chance of reaching the latter stages of the World Cup in Brazil.

He has praised Roy Hodgson for his squad selection. He thinks the blend of youth and experience will give them a great chance of going a long way in the tournament.

Beckham told Sky Sports,

“Roy has done really well since he has come in as the manager of England, I think it’s a really good selection”

He believes that English players are playing at the top of their game. And the manager probably picked the right ones.

People have been saying it for years “They’re young players, they’ve had great seasons”. This time Beckham wants to say – it’s not about that anymore.

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English football team has always been blessed with players those are playing week in and week out against some of the best players in the world and in the biggest league in the world and for some of the biggest clubs.

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 English young players have been playing in the biggest league in the world. There is no players that are going to go on to this stage and be affected by it.

It’s another great news for the English to have a captain like Stevie Gerrard. He has had one of the best seasons probably for him and that Liverpool have had for quite a while. David is expecting to cause a few upsets, a few surprises at the Brazil world cup 2014.

“Obviously we have a tough group. You are coming up against great teams. But that can be a good thing for us because I think we always perform well against the great teams”

Beckham is a little worried about the heat and the humidity. That’s going to be a factor. But the team needs to prepare enough for the first few games only. Then it will be ok for everyone.

Beckham added,

“Just enjoy the occasion. There’s no bigger competition in the world than the World Cup and for a player to go there”

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Steven Gerrard hints at international retirement after World Cup

England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hints he will decide his international future and even he could retire from the international stage after the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil. Gerrard made it sound like he could be involved in his last international tournament.

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The 33-year-old, Steven Gerrard will lead Roy Hodgson’s side to Brazil in June. In the group stage their opponents are Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Gerrard is very much hopeful to defy their underdog status in the World Cup and make a serious challenge for their first World Cup crown since 1966.

But the Liverpool midfielder, turning 34 next week, acknowledges this could be his last appearance in the international scene.

The captain said,

“I won’t stay around if I’m not wanted.” He hints to make the decision saying,” it will be very close after the World Cup I’ll make that decision.”

If Gerrard wasn’t contemplating hanging it up for his country, there wouldn’t be a decision to make, but it’s on his mind obviously.

He told English newspapers,

”I am not going to to leave anyone hanging. Don’t worry, as soon as the World Cup is over, I’ll make the decision.”

With Liverpool nearly winning the title last season, the clib would no doubt benefit from the playmaker taking time off during international breaks in the schedule, especially with the grind of European play next year.

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If Steven Gerrard plays in every upcoming friendly match plus group stage match in the World Cup, he would equal David Beckham’s outfield appearances record of 115. By calling Beckham his hero, touching the milestone isn’t important for Gerrard said,

“Isn’t an important one.”

To get close to Beckham, to match him would be an unbelievable achievement for him when Steven Gerrard mentioned that he was lucky enough to play with him.

 Steven Gerrard has won a Champions League in dramatic fashion at the club level, but he was not lucky enough to win a Premier League title, that something the Reds came so close to during last season.

After appearing his third World Cup, he may decide his retirement, but the club honors may be more important to his legacy than any other thing he may be able to still achieve with England squad.

 Mentioning his future chat with Brendon Rodgers and Roy Hodgson he said,

“I’ll chat to them all and make the right decision at the right time.”

The Liverpool man would be a huge to his country based on his performance across the World Cup qualifying campaign. He has been England’s most consistent performer, setting the standards as captain. Roy Hodgson said about Steven Gerrard,

“Steven is a real talisman for the group. He is a real leader for the team and everyone there.”

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Former FA Administrator Says EPL Quota Can Destroy English Football

The English Premier League could be having an imminent disadvantage when it comes to attracting foreign players to the world’s most popular soccer league. As stated by Les Reed, an ex-FA technical director, the EPL is faced by a quota on foreign players, which could obstruct instead of bolster the league and country. Such change in policies could also have a negative impact on online soccer odds.

During the opening of the Soccerex Global Convention, the home affairs spokesman for the Labor Party, Andy Burnham, suggested that Britain’s exit from the EU comes with some advantages as well. One of the most imminent benefits is that English players would have additional opportunities to display their talents thanks to the introduction of quotas on foreign-based soccer players. As such, England will increasingly nurture young talent by providing additional playing time for aspiring players.

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However, the current director of football at Southampton, Reed, holds that the developing story about restricting foreign players coming to England would stagnate the rate of growth and development of England-based soccer players. He expressed his sentiments saying he did not agree with Andy Burnham’s recommendation that the Brexit and the consequent quotas could improve the England team significantly.

Reed added that many foreign players of different age groups have joined English clubs in the last two decades compared to any other clubs, which has molded their talents through persistently holding training sessions with the first team.

James Ward-Prowse, the England Under 21 captain, has constantly taken part in training sessions together with Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg, Oriol Romeu and Jordy Clasie from the time he was just 16- years of age. According to Pierre-Emile, the introduction of quotas for foreign-based player would be detrimental to English young players, especially when it comes to their experience.

If the quota system is fully implemented in England, English Championship (second-tier) players will be given the opportunity to take the places left vacant by the outgoing foreign-based players. Such changes would lead to the altering of training schedules from the current one, which is disadvantageous to England.

As depicted by Reed, Southampton’s approach gives a typical example of the main reasons their academy has been able to train star players, such as Theo Walcott, Calum Chambers, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Luke Shaw in the past few years. He expressed that the continuing debate about the benefits the academies offer the respective clubs is clearly pointless because of the type of talent groomed there. In a deeper perspective, Reed’s sentiments hold water to some extent since he has served as an England coach for almost all age-group levels, that is, from the Under 15 squads to the first team.

David Dein, the ex-FA vice-chairman also cautioned that the ‘Brexit’ outcome may create many obstacles for Premier League clubs to have the liberty of attracting and recruiting brilliant young players. He expressed his sentiments to Reuters saying he does not believe in quotas. Instead, England policymakers should embark on creating their own talent than blaming foreign players. Dein managed to sign Cesc Fabregas at a tender age of 16 thanks to the freedom of movement. However, the current economic status in EU would perhaps require foreign players to have a work permit, which complicates the recruitment process and making Brexit a villain to English football.

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Top 10 Richest Football Players in English Premier League 2015

English Premier League always causes serious buzz among all sports fans in England. Undoubtedly this is the craziest interesting issue for almost all other soccer lovers from all over the world. So many traditional comraderies between teams, make this league one of the most talked-about in the world. There are interesting facts about this league that attracts fans most like- most successful managers in EPL, highest paid footballers in Premier League, richest football clubs in EPL, Richest Football players in English Premier League, Top rivalries in English Premier League and even goalkeepers or individual players from different positions. Yes, of course English Premier League is that much popular to the soccer world or we can call it as the football world.

Signing in new great players and leaving of such greats are another common issue here like most other renowned leagues in the world. But keep remember, despite these few changes, the intensity and passion for the EPL remains just as powerful as ever for millions of screaming soccer lovers.

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Ashley Cole left of the Italian club Roma, Rio Ferdinand moved from Manchester United after 12 years to join Queens Park Rangers, Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years to join New York City FC. And most definitely some too big names have already signed here in English Premier League. The English Premier League transfer news assures that this League is currently holding some of the most valuable or highest paid footballers in the world.

Top 10 richest Football Players in English Premier League:

As we already have disclosed that this is the most-watched football league in the world (with a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people), no wonder that the English Premier League footballers make huge amounts of money. Accumulating their high endorsements deals, sponsorships huge salaries, we can easily conclude these players as some of the wealthiest sportsmen in the world.

Here, in a very short list we are trying to figure out some of these richest football players in English Premier League in 2015. These top 10 list is very specifically including only those English-born EPL footballers, who can be regarded as the richest footballers in England.

Let’s check out, who are the richest football players in English premier League 2015?

10. James Milner – $9 million

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The 28-year-old midfielder began his professional career playing for his native club Leeds United in 2202. He has also played for Newcastle United and Aston Villa before being signed in August 2010 to Manchester City.

James Milner is reported to be worth an estimated $9 million for Manchester City. City assured him a huge five-year, $40 million contract, which worth about $165,000 a week. Although he has only played a very short period in the English Premier League this season, fans are pretty sure he’s not too bent out of shape as before. Alongside the midfielder has an endorsement deal with Nike. Combining all these prospects we think our 10th choice James Milner as the richest football players in English Premier League is good enough.

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09. Ashley Young – $9 million

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Tied with James Milner at $9 million, Ashley Young is the 9th of the top 10 richest English Premier League footballers, currently playing as Manchester United winger. Point to be noted, he can be considered as English born from his mother’s side. The 29-year-old winger is from Hertfordshire, played for Watford and Aston Villa before signing with Manchester United in 2011.

Manchester United just offered him double what he was making at Villa. And the deal was $9 million for one year contract. Since 2007, Young has earned 28 caps on the English national team. In the meantime, the top paid player also scored 7 goals. Some of his opposing players and fans often refer him as Ashley Young could have had a great career as an actor or ballet dancer if he’d wanted. But definitely we believe there should have been enough causes behind this player’s being as one of the highest paid football players in England.

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08. Michael Carrick – $16.5 million

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Michael Carrick has already made an astounding 369 Premier League appearances and played in 59 UEFA Champions League matches. Primarily he plays as a center midfielder and has played in 245 games alone for Manchester United since 2006. Michael Carrick began his professional career playing for West Ham United in 1999.

In 2004, he was also loaned to Swindon Town and Birmingham City. He also played for Tottenham Hotspur from 2004 to 2006 before being picked up by Manchester United. But the $31 million estimated deal was fair enough for him to be convinced. Calculating his all kind of deals and sponsorships we believe, his probable weekly earning is $132,000k. Currently he has endorsement deal with Puma.

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07. Joe Cole – $27 million

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Another highest earning midfielder, who began playing for Aston Villa in English Premier League in 2014. His professional career started in 1998 laying for West Ham United. Then he moved on to play for Chelsea from 2003 until 2010.

Successfully he won a number of trophies with Chelsea, including two FA Cups and three Premier League titles. Meantime he was signed with Liverpool for three years and again went back to West Ham United until 2013. At present with Aston Villa, he earns almost $8 million a year ($148,000 per week). He also has an Adidas soccer boots sponsorship deal.

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06. Ashley Cole – $35 million

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As we have already spoken of his leaving from the English Premier League. Now he plays for the Italian club Roma. Still we provide a spot on this list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers in 2015, as he has already been playing for 16 huge years in the Premier League arena. Cole is considered by many sports critics and fellow players as one of the best defenders of his generation in English Premier League, in fact in the world.

Ashley Cole began his professional career playing for Arsenal in 1998. Then he was transferred to Chelsea in 2006 for $8.2 million. He has won two Premier League titles and three FA cups. This contract with Chelsea earned him $180,000 a week. Besides, he owns the company Kenzie Promotions, which worth over $2 million.

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05. John Terry – $39 million

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One of the legend footballers in English generation, John terry is the center back and captain of Chelsea. Remarkably he earns almost 260,000k per week. Since 1998, he played with the team making 424 appearances in the English Premier League. He was also the captain of the England national team from 2006 to 2012.

Terry has earned many accolades and is considered one of the best central defenders of present time. He was elected the UEFA Club Defender of the Year in 2005, 2008, and 2009. And also the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 2005. He was the only English player to make the all-star squad team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Undoubtedly, Terry is Chelsea’s all-time highest scoring defender and may be the most successful captain. His total achievements for Chelsea includes three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a UEFA Champions League.

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04. Frank Lampard – $45 million

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Frank Lampard is the legendary attacking midfielder, currently playing for Manchester City on loan from New York City FC. Basically he is the most renowned Chelsea man from 2001 to 2014 and played 424 games for Chelsea. And yes, he is the all-time leading goal scorer in Chelsea. He has been long-time described by his teammate John Terry as Chelsea’s greatest player ever. We all know, he is most definitely one of the best midfielders of our generation.

A new contract in 2008 made Lampard the highest paid footballer at that time. Also the endorsement deals with Adidas and Pepsi boosted his annual earnings to $17.7 million two years ago. Frank Lampard is the first midfielder to ever score 150 Premier League goals in history.

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03. Steven Gerrard – $60 million

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Steven Gerrard is the central midfielder and captain of Liverpool. He spent almost his entire professional career playing for Liverpool. After starting in 1998, he has already made 478 appearances for the English giant club. He earns $230,000 a week as captain and makes about $14.8 million a year. His endorsements with Adidas, Jaguar and energy drinks company Lucozade earned him $4.5 million yearly.

Gerrard also has achieved so many titles and honors for the club. In total, he has won two FA Cups, three League Cups, a UEFA Cup and the Champions League in 2005. There is another noticeable earning of this player as being the only footballer ever to have scored a goal in an FA Cup Final, a League Cup Final, a UEFA Cup Final and a Champions League Final.

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02. Rio Ferdinand – $75 million

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Ferdinand was transferred from Leeds United to Manchester United in 2002 for around $50 million at that time. Definitely it was record breaking for the Premier League history. He has been the center back for Manchester United from 2002 to 2014. He signed with the Queens Park Rangers meantime.

Rio Ferdinand has many other money-making interests besides football. He was hired by Mars to promote their Snickers bar via Twitter, where he has 2.5 million followers. And his extensive property in London, Cheshire, and Morocco confirms his 2nd position in the short list of top 10 richest English Premier League footballers. This highest paid footballer also has a sponsorship deal with Nike. Being of the wealthiest Premier League football player, he grew from $6.5 million in 2011 to $65 million in 2012.

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01. Wayne Rooney – $125 million

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Another Legend English footballer, who began his professional career only at the age of 16 in 2002 playing for Everton. In the summer of 2004 he was moved to Manchester United for $42 million. Currently he has been given the role of Captain for the all-time giant English club. Oh, yes, he is currently England’s national team forward striker and captain too.

According to a 2012 report, Wayne Rooney earns $32.6 million a year and is the fifth highest football player in the world. But surely the richest football player in English Premier League in our current list in 2015. He is widely regarded as the country’s best player. His endorsements include Nike, Electronic Arts, Nokia, Harper Collins, Ford and Coca Cola..

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Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2016

The top-tier English professional soccer league for football clubs associated with the Football Association (FA) is commonly termed as Premier League. Undoubtedly it is one of the most watched and most anticipated leagues in the world of club football, which is also contested between 20 Premier division clubs in England. Sheer competition between clubs ranking first, sometimes unwantedly getting into the bottom of the league table, makes Premier league so exciting and must talk for the total football world. This league is also known as the Barclays Premier League as it is sponsored by the Barclays Bank in England. But most often referred to as the English Premier League (EPL) for the rest of the world. This Football League First Division was also broken down and renamed the FA Premier League once.

The Premier League has established itself as the most-watched league in the world with its broadcasts in 212 countries, successfully counted 643 million homes and 4.7 billion audience all over the world.

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players:

The most watched Premier League of course draws huge amount of money in every aspect related with it. With extreme competition, support and scope of football in England, top players come in during the summer and winter transfers to experience greater footballing platform. Some of these most renowned players are incredibly paid for their skill, talent and passion they demonstrate on the pitch of Premier League. Teams need to spend millions to have their players of choice transferred to their club.

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Here we are making out a short list of these highest paid Premier League Players in 2016. Depending on a very recent payment statistics, we are only counting those top 10 highest paid Premier League Players currently playing for giant clubs of English Premier League 2016.

Let’s check out, who is the highest paid Premier League Player in 2015?

10. John Terry – Chelsea – £160 000 per week

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John Terry is considered as one of the most successful captains in English club football. Basically he plays for Chelsea FC and the English national team. After being introduced by the West Ham youth Academy, he moved to Chelsea in 1995. John Terry has an estimated weekly earning of £160 000 from the London Club.

The most earning Premier League footballer had already won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups and a Champions League in his glorious career so far. He is also the highest-scoring defender in the Premier League history. So, in total, John Terry is our 10th cast as of the top 10 highest paid Premier League Players 2016.

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9. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – £170 000 per week

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Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional soccer player who plays as an attacking midfielder for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium National Football Team. He is quite recent addition to the highest paid Premier League players in 2016, often described as one of the best modern day playmakers in the sporting arena.

De Bruyne began his career at Genk and was recently signed with the City for his wide range of passing and long-range shooting skills. Most notably he was named the footballer of the year 2015 in Germany. He joined Manchester City for a club record £55 million and now receives £170 000 a week as salary.

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08. Cesc Fabregas – Chelsea – £170 000 per week

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Yes, of course the number on his back is familiar, but the soccer player’s career is a bit changed now a days with Chelsea. Watching Fabregas in blue shirt will take some time, getting used to. But may be the midfielder is not willing long to underline why Mourinho has brought the coup of the summer with that much passion.

From the Chelsea view point, Fabregas was cheaper than (£27 million) Alexis Sánchez, Diego Costa, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera. Yet Fabregas returns to England with 151 appearances under his belt with Barcelona. Notably he has also attained 91 most valuable caps for Spain National Team. And so the payment is not that cheap. His weekly estimated earning is about £170 000 from the London Club, which ranks him at number 7 of the highest paid football players of EPL 2016.

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7. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – £180 000 per week

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Raheem Shaquille Sterling is an English professional footballer, plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the England National Team. We consider him at seventh in our list of top 10 highest paid Premier League players in 2016. He was awarded ‘Golden Boy’ for 2014 from a pan-European panel of sports journalists. He was also remarked as the most valuable (with a value of €49 million) young player in Europe 2015.

Sterling started his career at Queens Park Rangers before signing for Liverpool in 2010. But last year he was signed by Manchester City in a transfer potentially worth £49 million. This is actually highest transfer fee for any English Player in 2016. Now he receives £180 000 a week from Manchester City.

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06. Mesut Ozil – Arsenal – £190 000 per week

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German midfielder Mesut Ozil plays for the Premier League club Arsenal and the German national team. Last season he was moved from the Spanish giant club Real Madrid to English Premier League. Mesut Ozil started out his professional football career at Schalke in 2006 and has been playing for his country since 2009. His estimated weekly earning is £190 000 from Arsenal in 2016.

After the prolific displays in the World Cup competition, he was attracted by Real Madrid in 2010. Again, he was transferred to Premier League club Arsenal on a club-record fee of £42.5 million, which eventually makes him the highest paid German footballer of all time. Ozil, ranks at number 9 of this list of highest paid Premier League players in 2016.

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5. David Silva (Manchester City) – £200 000 per week

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David Josué Jiménez Silva is a Spanish professional soccer player, plays for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Spain National Football team. Mainly David Silva is an attacking midfielder, but he can also adjust as a winger or second striker. Here we keep him at fifth in our list of top 10 best paid Premier League Players in 2016.

The predominantly left-footed footballer spent six years of his professional career with the Spanish La Liga club Valencia CF. in 2010 summer he was moved to the English richest football club Manchester City. He has been awarded as ‘Merlin’ for his passing ability and possession-retaining qualities.

After joining the City, David Silva has appeared in over 200 matches in five seasons, winning Premier League title, Football League Cup and FA cup. Now a time, Silva receives £200 000 a week from Manchester City.

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04. Eden Hazard – Chelsea – £220 000 per week

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2015, Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard ; image credit commons.wikimedia.org

Eden Hazard is undoubtedly one of the finest attacking midfielders in the English Premier League 2016. He plays as a winger for his club and the Belgium national team. He is also well known for his creativity, speed and technical abilities. The highest earning Premier League footballer has another specification, he is regarded as one of the finest dribblers in Premier League football of his generation.

Eden Hazard started out his professional football career at Stade Brainois. He departed the French club in 2012 for the Premier League side Chelsea in 2012. The recorded transfer fee was £32million for the most valuable midfielder in the world. He made his senior debut in 2008, only at the age of 17. His weekly earning clearly remarks his position in the list of highest paid Premier League players 2016.

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03. Yaya Toure – Manchester City – £240 000 per week

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2015, Yaya Toure
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Yaya Toure is a complete deep-lying central midfielder, who plays for the Manchester City. He is very well known for his clear passing techniques and his physical presence on the field. The Ivorian international started his footballing career at ASEC Mimosas. He was also found playing with other top teams in Europe.

Because of his great on-field presence Toure signed to the Barcelona side in 2007 for a fee of £6.7 million. We all can remember that historic year of Barcelona with six trophies. Then he was signed for the Premier League side Manchester City in 2010 for a fee of £24 million. Currently he is paid £240 000 per week from the Premier League Club and that makes him the 4th most paid Footballer in EPL 2016.

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02. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – £240 000 per week

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2015, Sergio Aguero
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Argentine National Team football player Sergio Aguero plays as a striker for the Premier League Club Manchester City. The youngest player to ever play Argentine Premiera Division, he represented his nation at the World Cup as well. He started his professional footballing career at Independiente, then to the La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2006. Having won the Europa League and Super Cup for the Spanish club, he was transferred to one of the richest football clubs in the world, Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee (around £35 million).

Aguero is Manchester City’s highest-scoring player in European competitions with 13 goals so far. He is currently on a salary of £240 000 a week as his contract with the English Club. And that makes him the 6th highest paid football player in the English Premier League 2016.

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01. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – £260 000 per week

Top 10 Highest Paid Premier League Players in 2015, Wayne Rooney
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Wayne Rooney is undoubtedly one of the best stars in English football. He is well known as Wazza and plays for the Manchester United side in the English Premier League. He came here for a fee of £25.6 million from Everton in 2004. Scoring more than 200 goals for the team, he ranks fourth in Manchester United’s all-time highest goal scorers.

The English superstar started out his professional footballing career for his nation in 2003. The prolific striker already has 88 caps for the national side and is paid £260 000 per week from Manchester United. Together with several other endorsement deals he is the highest paid Premier League player in 2016. His name is also to be found at higher orders in highest paid football players list in the world 2016..

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Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs

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

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

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Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs

10. Marouane Fellaini

Everton to Manchester United

Transfer fee: £27.5 Million

September 2013

Top 10 Most Expensive Transfers between EPL Clubs, Marouane Fellaini
Marouane Fellaini before an international friendly against the United States.—-image via: Wikimedia/Erik Drost

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

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

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9. Wilfried Bony

Swansea and Manchester City

Transfer fees: £28 Million

January 2015

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Wilfried Bony—-image via: Wikimedia/Richard Mulder

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

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

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8. Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea to Everton

Transfer fees: £28 Million

July 2014

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

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

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

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7. Luke Shaw

Southampton to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £30 Million

June 2014

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

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

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

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6. Rio Ferdinand

Leeds to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £30 Million

July 2002

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

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

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

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5. Dimitar Berbatov

Tottenham to Manchester United

Transfer Fees: £30.75 Million

September 2008

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Dimitar Berbatov—–image via: Wikimedia/Biso

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

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

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4. Andy Carroll

Newcastle to Liverpool

Transfer Fees: £35 Million

January 2011

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

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

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

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3. Juan Mata

Chelsea to Manchester United

Transfer fees: £37.1 Million

January 2014

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

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

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

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2. Raheem Sterling

Liverpool to Manchester City

Transfer Fees: £49 Million

July 2015

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

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

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

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1. Fernando Torres

Liverpool to Chelsea

Transfer Fees: : £50 Million

January 2011

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

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

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

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