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The rise of Robert Lewandowski

In an era of football dominated by certain two immortals of the game, a certain corporeal has risen up the ranks. Unlike the hotbed of talent what we consider is Western Europe or South America, the little kid from...
Real Madrid 3-0 Levante : Five Talking Points

Factbox: Record Real Madrid goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo

MADRID (Reuters) - Factbox on Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who overtook former Spain striker Raul to become Real's record scorer on Saturday with 324 goals.EARLY DAYS* Born Feb. 5 1985 in Funchal, Madeira.* Played youth football...

Real Madrid’s all-time goalscorer Ronaldo takes it all in his stride

By Tim HanlonBARCELONA (Reuters) - As well as combining sublime skill with extraordinary athletic prowess, it is Cristiano Ronaldo's strength of character that sets Real Madrid’s new all-time top scorer apart.The weight of expectancy at Real is considerable and...
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks dejected at the end of the match Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic

What does the future hold for Wayne Rooney?

"REMEMBER THE NAME, WAYNE ROONEY!", screamed the commentator as Rooney scored his very first goal for Everton. Being the youngest ever to score in the Premier League when he was 16, he was always destined for greatness. 13 years on,...
Who should Madrid Prefer - Isco or Kovacic?

Isco or Kovacic – Who should Madrid Prefer?

It has been a good start for Rafael Benitez as Real Madrid’s new boss. The 55-year-old Spaniard has been very impressive with his squad rotation policy, and has handled the injuries to key defensive players. But with Bale and...

10 Unknown facts about Belinda Bencic

From when I was small, I knew that I would not hit the ball so hard. But I learnt how to play smart, and when you combine a good sense and powerful shots with some smart shots, I think...

Player Profile: Jamie Vardy

Not so long ago, fans would have probably shaken their heads sideways when asked about Jamie Vardy. But this season, he has shown a meteoric rise in his striking capabilities; helping Leicester City reach its best ever position at...

Eleven smallest Ballon d’Or winning margins in history

The Ballon d'Or is an award with a lot of significance to the players who win it. It means that you were the best player that year. Since its inception in 1956, some of the the names that have won...