Manchester United has been voted one of the most valuable clubs by Forbes Magazine. The Club Founded in 1889 went by the name Newton Heath LYR Footbal Club. It changed to Manchester United in 1902. Owned by the Glazer family with an £800 million bid, the team has proved worth the investment. The Team is one of the most popular in the English football world playing in the English league for years. Sir Alex Fergusson has been the team coach for the last 26 years and seems relentless. The team has a superb record.No one ever knew that this team that once lost to Boston Wanderers 6-0 in the 1800s would ever be a force to reckon with. Manchester united has bagged 19 League titles, 11 FA cups, 4 league cups, 14 Fa community shields, One UEFA winners cup, 3 European cups among many others. This team is based more on performance.
The oldest team member being Ryan Giggs is the most decorated English player in history. Ryan is also the longest serving Manchester United player. The team has spotted great players since the formation in the likes of Ruud Van Nistelroy, Tevez, Christiano Ronaldo, Scholes and Rooney. Rooney is the most renown Manchester United striker with over one hundred and fifty league goals for Machester United. Ruud Van Nistelroy might soon lose his place with this budding player.
Manchester has made many changes with the current buys and sells. The new additions include Shinji Sakawa, Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Nick Powell and Angelo Henriquez. These moves by Fergusson have proved worthwhile with them taking lead in the current league. They have been able to terrorize major teams like Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. the European league has not been left out with the likes of Barcelona bowing to their prowess. The team seems to be growing in leaps and bounds.
Critics say that the team relies more on perfomance than flair. With players like Rob Van Persie, Rooney, Evra, Chicharito and Powell as one of the latest additions, this is far from the truth. Perfomance and flair go hand in hand for Manchester United. The Latest game with Liverpool ended in a 1-0 victory at Liverpool’s ‘Theatre of dreams’. They have won their last five matches against Reading, Swansea, Southampton, Wigan and Liverpool. The team seems relentless as they keep on demolishing teams on every side. The switches seem to have made sense.
With big players looking to retire, the younger players seem to be settling in well. Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Evra being on this list have Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell Alexander Buttner and Angelo Henriquez as ideal long term replacements. Shinji Kagawa is already on his way replacing his Asian counterpart Ji Sung Park who left the team. The replacements have been nothing but spectacular. Alex Furgusson also expressed his interest to retire soon. The final decision lies on the great coach. He has earned respect on and off the pitch for tact and strategies. With his ‘chewing gum’ signature, Manchester United has clearly been his life achievement.
Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi is an Argentine footballer who plays for Argentina national team FC Barcelona which is a club in the Spanish top league ‘La Liga’. He was born in the Argentine town of Rosario to a father called Jorge Messi who was a steel worker in a factory and a mother called Celia Cuccittini who was a part time cleaner. He grew up in a football friendly environment where by the age of five he had started playing for a local club known as Grandoli which was coached by his father. He later switched to his hometown of Rosario’s club known as Newell’s Old Boys where he became a vital part of the team which lost just one match while he was playing for them.
At the age of eleven, Leo Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency which required an excess of nine hundred dollars per weak to treat. This blocked his move to the local powerhouse club which had showed interest in him since the club could not afford to foot the bills for his treatment. During the same period, FC Barcelona had also shown interest in him and a trial was organized where he passed excellently. Consequently, he was offered a contract by FC Barcelona offering to pay for his treatment which compelled him together with his father to relocate to Spain so he could join the club’s youth academy.
He continued playing for the academy for sometimes but the coaches at the club were impressed by his skills where he was offered a debut to the national team at the age of sixteen. He eventually made his debut in the La Liga at the age of seventeen and one hundred and fourteen days making him the third youngest player to play for the club. At the same period he was also playing for Argentina in different categories which include the under twenty and under twenty three. He eventually progressed becoming the captain of his national team where he is the current captain.
Leo Messi is regarded amongst the best football players of all time due to his goal scoring prowess and unique playing style which is often compared to that of the legendary and compatriot football player Diego Maradona. Football analysts lightly say that the shortest television program is Messi’s worst misses. By the age of twenty one, he had already received the coveted FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or nominations. He proceeded to win the trophies in the following year and also won the award of UEFA best player in Europe.
In his playing career both for FC Barcelona and for the national team, Leo Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award three times hence making only the third player to achieve that feat. He has won five La Ligas, three Champion Leagues, two World Cups and two Copas del Rey amongst other trophies. He is also the first player to be a top scorer in four consecutive champions’ league tournaments. He also holds the record for most goals in a season with 73 goals in the 2011-2012 season, single La Liga season scoring record with fifty goals and recently the most goals in a caledar year with 91 goals during 2012.
It goes without saying that football is the most loved sport in the world, and the number of countries playing the sport is proof enough of its popularity. Apart from national teams, there are a huge number of clubs that play football at the regional, school, city and district levels all over the globe. Some of these clubs are recognized internationally, and competitions are held in what are called as leagues. A football league is a competition or series of matches that has teams that do not represent the countries they belong to in a national level, but consists of players that may or may not be part of the national team. These teams usually contain international players as well, so it can be called as a mixture of players, both domestic and foreign, who play together in a team that is owned privately by investors who “buy” the players to play for specific seasons and matches. Teams pay hefty amount to get big players playing for them.
By “buying”, we mean that players are signed to p[lay for the team for huge amounts of money that regular, FIFA matches do not provide. Champions League football is one such club football tournament, conducted by Union of European Football Associations, also called as UEFA for short. In fact, Champions League football is usually branded as UEFA Champions League, and most people recognize it by the same. Champions League football teams, although privately owned, must be recognized by the national football authority of the respective countries before they can participate in the Champions League. This recognition is provided in the form of a license, which is granted after examining the infrastructure, financial and stadium requirements of the respective clubs.
Champions League football has had an interesting history. The Champions league as we know it today was formed only in 1992. However, its beginnings trace back to 1955, when it was called European Champion Clubs’ Cup. In the general usage, however, it was simply called the European Cup, and consisted of the top football clubs in Europe, a tradition which exists to date. Champions League football is one of the most prestigious football leagues in the world that includes some of the best football players from various international teams.
Champions League football is conducted in stages. As of now, the tournament begins every year around the middle of July, and consists of three knockout rounds that determine which teams qualify to the next round, which is a playoff round. After this, 10 teams remain, which are then paired with 22 teams in the next stage, which is the group stage. At this point, the 32 teams are divided into 8 groups with 4 teams each. This round decided the 8 group winners. These teams, along with the 8 runners up, enter the final stage, which is another knockout round. This ends with a final match, which is held in the month of May. Two incentives that the winner of Champions League football receives is that it qualifies directly for and the FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup.
Football is a world game and has been loved by a majority of the world population in this era. The game’s rules, active feature and timings of the game have made it a world game. Nowadays, the game is being played throughout the world with a lot of interest. In all well developed countries football game is played with zeal and the successive generation eagerly plays on the field. Due to increase in popularity for the game best soccer players have arrived every now and then in all countries. The world cup football game exposes the names of the best soccer players to the world. You can become the best player only when you practice and follow the game to meet the basic needs and expectations.
The present best players have not achieved the goals in fortnight as they have taken massive amount of time and energy to produce the results. Best soccer players yesteryears had told the present generation not to play the game for money or fun but play with dedication and commitment to become popular. These best players had played the game with all dedication and interest in order to gain a separate place in the hearts of the people. Mere duty cannot put you on top but only sincerity and commitment can bring a lot of happiness and achievements very quickly. You can also follow the footsteps of the world famous player to cope with your expectations. The energy level and hard work of the best players are peerless and those parameters are followed without fail in your life then a lot of achievements are attained.
If we look into the profile of these players we could see many changes in their life throughout the career. Changes in the sense they would have adjusted their life as per the norms and game expectations instead of luxury. This is the success tip of many players present as well as older generation. Exclusively, a lot of international players have been reaping many benefits due to their achievements on the field. Success stories of these players are important to the present generation to evaluate their height at present. Playing soccer is entirely different from other games that are played in this world. It needs extra energy, zeal and enthusiasm to win the race.
Many parameters are seen while we evaluate the best soccer player in this world. The parameters include most goals scored and stopped. However, the best player needs more value than these parameters. Hence, the game is played in an extraordinary way and if at all played to the expectations of the public the chances of becoming a great player are massive without doubt. For this, you have to learn the basics since younger age and have to practice till you reach the goal. Your way of playing game may change but the class and form should not be changed to win the race. Top ten football players in this world have gone through all ups and downs in their football career. Their life histories are the benchmark of your success.