m88 Liverpool is asking a minimum of 80 million for their star striker, despite his past liabilities, though Barcelona is expected to offer much less. Barcelona is prepared to pay the reigning Premier League Player of the Year 160,000 per week for the next five years, but that would all be negated if his chompers find their way to another victim.
After initially claiming that he tripped, fell and landed teeth first on Chiellinis shoulder during the World Cup match against Italy, Suarez apologized to his third biting victim on Monday, vowing that an occurrence such as this would never happen again. Madrids offer is not said to have a no-bite clause in the contract. Top clubs in Europe are looking to buy Suarez from Liverpool FC, such as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid; but Barcelona arent willing to pay the Uruguayan star unless he signs a no-bite clause first.
FC Barcelona officials are reportedly negotiating a deal with Liverpool that would bring Suarez to Camp Nou. Regardless to whichever team Suarez is sold to, he is not allowed to participate in any organized soccer activities until October, as he has been suspended by FIFA for the next four months.
. That said, he makes any team instantly better as he is one of the best goal scorers out there. Regardless of how you feel about him biting Otman Bakkal in 2011, Branislav Ivanovic last year or Giorgio Chiellini last week, Suarez is still a world class striker and perhaps one of the best players in todays game. Its presumed that the Catalan giants will sweeten the deal with Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez along with a large sum of cash in exchange for Suarez.
This no-bite clause is the first of its kind in professional sports, but Suarez has been quite the repeat offender when it comes to biting opposing players. Chiellini accepted Suarezs apology all the while stating that he hoped his suspension would be reduced by FIFA.
FC Barcelonas offer for Suarez may have been bested, as La Liga rivals Real Madrid are ready to shell out 90 million straight up for the Liverpool striker. Despite his disgracefully early exit from the World Cup in Brazil, Luis Suarez is still a highly sought after player on the transfer market
m88 Alex McLeish’s side have broken with pace more than once in this game and have looked dangerous in doing so.
Liverpool v Brighton
6min: …so he tees up Thomas Vermaelen, who lets rip with a thunderous drive that stings Given’s hands as he tips over.
2 – Aston Villa are the first visiting side to score more than once at the Emirates in a domestic cup match. Ireland is just inches away from connecting with a Clark cross but Fabianski holds on to the pass well.
25min: Robbie Keane leads a Villa counter from an Arsenal corner. Per Mertesacker’s powerful header from a Van Persie delivery well cleared off the line by Ireland.
How’s that for a counter attack? Villa break from a deep position inside their own half before Stephen Ireland threads through Darren Bent.
Crawley Town v Stoke
67min: From OptaJoe:
19min: Walcott’s cross from the right flank is cleared just before Van Persie can get a vital touch, before Stephen Warnock trips Ramsey central on the edge of the box. In 1997, they lost 0-1 at Highbury.
It’s Villa’s first effort on goal and boy do they make it count.
Sunderland or Middlesbrough v Arsenal or Aston Villa
15.42: Eight ties to be drawn – get your refresh button ready…
28min: Aston Villa have a credible threat on the counter but they are not causing the Arsenal back four any serious problems.
Mind you, the Villa defence will be surprised how comfortable they have had it so far.
Firing blanks: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott (left) slices a shot wide
As said they have looked lively in attack and I can’t see them not scoring. Thanks for following.
90min: Four minutes added on. Subs: Guzan, Heskey, Bannan, Weimann, Lichaj, Baker, Gardner.
15.36: Arsenal teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is handed another chance to impress with a start against Aston Villa in this afternoon’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at the Emirates Stadium.
15.49: But Crawley v Stoke also has it’s own place, as the League Two side hope to overturn last season’s finalists.
Alex McLeish will have to lead an inquest into what went wrong, as it was Villa’s sloppiness as much as Arsenal’s resurgence which has cost them a fifth round spot. Villa have dropped deep into their own half.
15.33: From the Emirates Stadium:
A short corner finds Keane, whose byline cross is nodded home by Richard Dunne from close range. An interesting second period coming up.
If he had thrown his head rather than tip-toed towards the ball, we would have been looking at 1-0 Villa.
15.55: From OptaJoe:
77min: Villa fans, to their enormous credit, are willing their team on as they win a corner.
21min: The Dutchman’s tame effort is easily blocked by the wall though, before he is penalised seconds later for showing a high boot.
18.00: Sunderland and Middlesbrough played out an entertaining 1-1 draw earlier today, and it’s a trip to the north east next for the Gunners who play the winner in the fifth round.
1 – Arsenal have only lost one of 33 FA cup matches at home under Arsene Wenger. The midfielder latches on to a through ball inside the box, but rather than have a go at goal he decides to cut inside to a sea of red shirts before the hosts clear. Robin van Persie makes no mistake from the penalty spot to tuck away in the bottom corner. Darren Bent’s sliding tackle on Laurent Koscielny is typical of a striker’s and Robin van Persie is on hand to tuck home his second penalty of the day. Arsenal’s threat has diminished in the last few minutes.
2 – Arsenal last came from two goals down at half time at home to win in December 2001 vs Aston Villa (8 defeats since). 8min: A corner Villa clear. That should spring this tie into life.
Hutton attempts to clear but it cannons straight off Walcott’s arm and into the net.
Spot on: Robin van Persie pulls a goal back for Arsenal
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Updated: 13:23 EST, 29 January 2012. Can only sense one-way traffic now.
Kick-off: Cheers for Thierry Henry when his name was read out, boos for Andrey Arshavin. But after feeding Gabriel Agbonlahor on the left, the Gunners defence gets back and the striker’s cross evades everyone. Crumble
22min: How brave is Darren Bent? The answer is not brave enough as he shies out of a 50/50 with Lukasz Fabianski for a loose ball.
The livewire 18-year-old retains his place from the defeat against Manchester United, providing support to Theo Walcott and captain Robin van Persie.
15.58: Out come the players, as daylight fades and the cold sets in on north London.
Team news coming up, as well as the fifth round draw.
Dutch of class: Robin van Persie spearheads Arsenal’s attack against Aston Villa
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Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
36min: Arsenal attempt to respond with Rosicky’s shot from the edge of the box troubling Given, who has to have two attempts to keep hold of the low strike.
Dunne for: Aston Villa took the lead through a Richard Dunne header
15.39: Time for the fifth round draw from Wembley, Jim Rosenthal, as ever, presenting. Big waste in the end.
31min: Villa bossing some decent possession now, and signs that the visitors are growing in confidence. Hopefully it will prove just as entertaining as Sunderland and Middlesbrough who fought out a 1-1 draw earlier.
Arsenal’s Last home defeat in the #FACup is 15 years ago vs Leeds United. I’ll let you decide on that one.
At the other end Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drags a shot wide of the post.
53min: PENALTY (Arsenal)
45min: Villa will be desperate for half-time as shortly after Dunne is booked for reckless lunge Rosicky, Given is once again on hand to parry away a powerful low drive.
On-loan Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane starts for the visitors, with Darren Bent the main goal threat while Stephen Ireland returns to the midfield.
64min: In the last five minutes Arsenal have had 89 per cent of the ball.
The League One side will fancy their chances – they knocked Newcastle out last season.
It’s amateur hour in the Villa defence though, first Theo Walcott is allowed to run across the byline unchallenged before the ball runs loose inside the box.
43min: All Arsenal now as Ramsey robs Alan Hutton of possession inside the box, before his run to the byline is ended when Given blocks his cross/shot.
Another strong argument for putting men on posts from corners.
On a high: Villa’s Stiliyan Petrov (19) leaps for a challenge with Arsenal’s Rosicky
16.59: Stats amazing from OptaJoe and InfostradaLive respectively:
All the latest from League Two
Goals: Van Persie, pen 54, pen 61, Walcott 57.
42min: A crucial back header from Dunne prevents a cross from falling unmarked to Van Persie at the back post, before Francis Coquelin’s shot from inside the box is crucially blocked.
Half-time: Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa
Goals: Dunne 33, Bent 45+1.
61min: GOAL! ARSENAL 3-2 Aston Villa
Everton v Blackpool or Sheffield Wednesday
3min: Plenty of Arsenal passing, and when Villa do get the ball they are being hounded out at every opportunity – even Shay Given.
45+1min: GOAL! Arsenal 0-2 ASTON VILLA
40min: They are going to have to watch Villa on the counter. Arsenal haven’t been that bad, but Villa have been clinical on the counter against a very naive Gunners defence.
Gunned down: Darren Bent (9) doubles Aston Villa’s lead before half-time
13min: Until now. It’s a really poor effort in truth.
5min: Robbie Keane’s handball leads to an Arsenal free-kick 30 yards out. Arsenal have been the better side so far as Villa struggle to get going.
Norwich v Leicester
Full-time: Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa
Stevenage v Tottenham
4min: Aaron Ramsey finds space for a shot 23 yards out but his low drive is easy enough for Given to hold.
Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Cuellar, Warnock, Ireland, Petrov, Clark, Agbonlahor, Keane, Bent. This tie has turned on its head inside 16 minutes.
48min: Successive corners is a good way to start and the hosts nearly equalise. Koscielny has been booked for a foul on Bent.
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Arsenal: Fabianski, Coquelin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Song, Rosicky, Walcott, van Persie. Is there a final twist to this bonkers game?
In general though there is plenty of upsets billed for the next round – or cakewalks for Premier League sides to get into the quarter-finals. Arsene Wenger’s team will be keen to bounce back from three successive Premier League defeats, but face a Villa side rejuvenated since the arrival of former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane. Era
One hand on the cup: Arsenal’s Gunnersaurus poses with the FA Cup mascot
Despite their second-half capitulation, Villa still only need one goal to secure a replay.
Mike Jones will not ever have an easier penalty to give as Dunne wipes out Ramsey inside the box with a sliding challenge. Robbie Keane proving very useful in linking the midfield with the strikers so far.
82min: Another change for Villa as Stiliyan Petrov is replaced by Barry Bannan.
Heading out: Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark (right) vies for the ball with Arsenal’s Laurent Koscielny
51min: Villa having to weather a storm here. Fans decide to cheer the swaps this week as Walcott is replaced by Sagna and Oxlade-Chamberlain makes way for Henry.
33min: GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 ASTON VILLA
Some Arsenal fans are still walking back from a half-time pie to find their side is now level.
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Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa (4pm)
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60min: PENALTY (Arsenal)
Chance your arm: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott equalises after a ricochet cannons off his arm
90+3min: Villa can’t even get into the Arsenal half at the moment. Repeat?
17.02: You have to fancy some sort of response from Arsenal though.
7min: Theo Walcott takes advantage of some sloppy play from Ciaran Clark to lead a counter, but after feeding Van Persie inside the box, the Dutchman is crowded out to the right where he wins a corner.
Villa also switch things around by sending on Gary Gardner for Agbonlahor.
That’s all from me today. Football fans, eh? We are underway.
Masked Villain: Aston Villa players look on inside the Emirates Stadium
17.55: An incredible cup tie then ends with the Gunners securing a comfortable victory, despite going 2-0 down.
50min: Slick from Arsenal as Ramsey’s clever pass sends Walcott through, but the winger is quickly crowded out inside the box by a sea of Villa defenders.
15.47: At first glance you have to highlight Stevenage v Spurs.
70min: Wow, a Villa attack – and they nearly score from it! Stiliyan Petrov takes advantage of a Koscielney slip to make space inside the box, but Bent fails to make the run across the near post for his pass and Mertesacker clears.
11min: Villa starting to gain some possession on the ball and credit to them, they are trying to pass it about. This is Van Persie range.
54min: GOAL! ARSENAL 1-2 Aston Villa
15.30: So on to our final fourth round tie of the weekend. They need some more urgency here – they have nothing to lose.
71min: Arsenal make a change with Mikel Arteta on for Rosicky.
74min: Arsenal counter but although Walcott picks out Van Persie on the edge of the box, the Dutchman’s shot with his weaker right foot clears Given’s crossbar.
80min: For the first time in this half, Villa are finally starting to show some attacking edge. Both Arsenal and Aston Villa go into the hat of course.
16min: Lots of empty seats inside the ground and not much noise either, with a slightly damp atmosphere matching the early stages of this game.
Skipping away: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott hurdles a challenge from Aston Villa’s Carlos Cuellar
The striker’s near post shot is well saved by Fabianski, but from a quite frankly ridiculous angle, the former Spurs striker nets home the rebound.
89min: It’s a double swap for the Gunners. Somebody should check to see if the Villa players are still in the away dressing room.
Net bound: Robin van Persie scores his second penalty
38min: Arsenal have upped it a gear here as they start to put the visitors under pressure. It looks just a little too far out for Robin van Persie…
15.52: I forgot to say, those ties will be played over the weekend of February 18/19.
Second-half: Away we go again, no changes.
Francis Coquelin returns from injury, Lukasz Fabianski comes into goal with Thierry Henry, who had been troubled by a calf problem, on the bench along with fit-again full-back Bacary Sagna.
57min: GOAL! ARSENAL 2-2 Aston Villa
83min: Why Ireland doesn’t shoot here I haven’t got a clue. Tomas Rosicky is at full stretch to thread through a ball for Walcott, but as he enters the box he slices his shot wide of the near post. Subs: Szczesny, Sagna, Arteta, Park, Henry, Arshavin, Benayoun.
86min: Villa throwing caution to the wind, and that’s leaving a few holes at the back for Arsenal to exploit. Bacary Sagna is preparing to come on for the hosts.
Villa have absolutely capitulated. A one-touch move form Arsenal ends with Ramsey poking a shot straight at Given.
Millwall or Southampton v Bolton Wanderers
Earning his Spurs: Former Tottenham striker Robbie Keane has impressed since joining Aston Villa
Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)
16.56: Hostile boos from the home crowd at the end of that half
m88 Zico was a part of the ’80s Brazilian squad that was widely considered to be the best team Brazil ever produced. He also played for clubs such as Nancy, Saint-tienne, and Juventus. Italy lost to Brazil in the final match in penalty shoot out. The lethal combination of speed, strength and skills, and the irresistible urge to score made him the most expensive player of the 2009. Born in the poor suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he was influenced by another legend of the footballer, Zico. He was well-known for his free kicks, passing skills, and finishing, and scored 52 goals for his country. His goal, in the Premier League, scored against Arsenal, 5 days before he turned 17, made him the youngest scorer in the history of the league. Even though he was involved in many controversies, on and off the field, he is still regarded as one of the greatest footballer of all time.
He is the man who shouldered the responsibility of giving the Brazilian football the solidity, it deserved. For his skills with the ball and the goal scoring capacity he is known as the King of Soccer. At the age of 17, while playing for England against Australia, he scored and became the youngest Englishman to do so for his country. In 2003, he transferred to the United Manchester and scored 10 times in the first season. His full name is Ronaldo Lus Nazrio de Lima. He represented Italy in the World Cup 1994 and scored 5 goals for his team. You can find him in the right wing of the Barcelona attack, trying to concoct a blend of speed and trickery to frustrate and get past multiple defenders. Roma, to win the first league title, since 1983. Cristiano Ronaldo
A true specimen of the present day footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro has everlasting stamina that leaves his opponents worried. He started playing for his country in August, 2005, and participated in 2006 World Cup. He scored against Romania and Belgium and got the team in the Finals. It took him 18 domestic yellow cards, earned during 2003 – 05, to realize that not every provocation needs to be taken seriously. In the 2006 World Cup, he was the best player of the tournament, and won the ‘Golden Ball’ award. Although his full name is Manuel Francisco dos Santos, he earned the nickname of Garrincha, a term meaning ‘little bird’, for his playful behavior on the field. He won the title of ‘European Footballer of the Year’ twice, He is only the second footballer to win the World Cup as a player and coach, and the only one to win it as a captain and coach. He represented France from 1994 to 2006, and in his 108 appearances, he scored 31 goals and was the play maker for hundred others. He scored 27 goals, in all, for his national team. Through Lenidas da Silva, in 1938 World Cup, soccer world came to know about the natural talent, techniques and the spirit of Brazilian football. This skillful footballer has won many awards and acclaims. In all, he scored 23 goals for Italy and 194 goals for all the clubs that he played for.
Weird: In 1998, Second Division club Jiul Petroani Ion sold Radu, a midfielder from Romania, to Valcea for 500kg of pork.
Lenidas da Silva
Ronaldinho is another jewel from Brazil. In his long career, spanning 25 years, he scored 1,000 goals. His conversion rate was so good that he managed to score an average of one goal per game in his world cup matches. He is often compared to Pel, and hence was fondly know as ‘White Pel’. This pre-Pel era player was known as the Rubberman because of his elastic body. Winner of the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2009 and 2010, Messi has won five league titles, and in the 2008 – 09 forming a triad with Andrs Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, scored 38 goals only to better the record, in next two seasons, to glorious 45 and 50. But in the same event, in the finals, he was involved in a controversial incident, in which he headbutted Italian defender Marco Materazzi. Born on June 24, 1987, this Argentinian footballer has joined the Barcelona when he was 13 years old. Nine of these goals were scored in three World Cups. The most famous footballer of his time, Lenidas da Silva is also believed to the father of the Bicycle kick. The Time magazine, in the same year, included Pel in the list of 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century. During his career, Stoichkov earned global acclaim four times in a row. Garrincha ranks second, after Pel, in the list of best Brazilian soccer players.
Statistic: Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, France, England, Italy, Germany and Spain are the only eight countries who have managed to win the biggest prize ever in soccer – the World Cup.
Pel is the best footballer ever to play on the field. Put on a display of his sublime talent in the 2010 World Cup.
Maradona is the most celebrated Argentine football player. Kahn also represented clubs like Karlsruher SC II, Karlsruher SC, and Bayern Munich.
Christian Vieri was an Italian center-forward, who was named by the great Pel as one of the greatest living footballers ever. His career lasted for 26 years from 1975 to 2001. Diego Armando Maradona is an icon and hero for many footballers. In 2008, he partnered with the teammate Cristiano Ronaldo and won the Premier League and Champions league for his club, the Manchester United. Although, France beat Italy in the final match, they couldn’t stop Totti from lifting the Man of the Match title.
Michel Platini. He was one of the best forwards in all of Europe, and besides playing for his country, represented as many as 12 clubs throughout his career. Currently, he is the coach of the national team of Iraq.
Astonishing: In 1973, Marcello Donadini, a referee from Italy had to be hospitalized, after a player who didn’t quite like his decision bit him on his back.
In 2000 – 01, Totti, another celebrated Italian football player, scored 13 goals and helped his favorite club, A.S. He was part of the Italian National squad in the Euro 2000 qualifiers. With his 7 goals in qualifiers, he took his team to 2006 World Cup, but couldn’t take it past the semi-finals. Christiano participated in the Euro 2008 and 2010 World Cup in which, team Portugal exited in the quarter finals and the second round, respectively.
Famous soccer players, such as Pel and Maradona are not only worshiped in their native places, but they are also idolized throughout the world. Born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Portugal, Cristiano was signed by Sporting Lisbon at the age of 10 years. Records at the end of the 2006 – 07 season showed 23 goals against his name in 53 appearances for the United and the first title in four seasons for his club. He shares the honor of representing the England in 3 World Cups with the 5 others, including Sol Campbell and Michael Owen.
Michel Platini represented France from 1976 to 1987, and was also the coach of the team from 1988 to 1992. Most unfortunately, Baggio missed his penalty kick. He participated in Euro 2004 and World Cup held in 2006 and 2010.
Born in Munich, Germany, Franz Beckenbauer was also known as Der Kaiser or The Emperor, simply because he was extremely elegant in his style of play. In the FIFA World Cup (2006), David Beckham led the English football team. He scored 49 international goals during his international career, and 208 club level goals for Manchester United, Preston North End, and Waterford.
A teammate of the legendary Pel, Garrincha was part of the Brazilian team that won the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. Their skills, timing and desire to shoot the ball in the net are still admired all over the world even when, they are no more on the field.
Amazing: In the 1950 World Cup final between Brazil and Uruguay, which was played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, there was a record attendance of 199,854 spectators.
His full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham. He was named as the Italy’s Player of the Year in 2000 and in 2003. In June 2005, Ronaldinho captained the Brazilian side to their second FIFA Confederations Cup title by beating Argentina in final match 4 – 1. He was the first player to score 4 goals in World Cup soccer bout.
One of the most well-known German footballers, Oliver Kahn was a goalkeeper who represented his country from 1994 to 2006. Francesco Totti is also known as the Prince and Er Pupone. In 1991, Manchester United, signed this 16-year-old teenager for its youth squad. In 2009 and 2010, Rooney won Premier League for the United but, lost to Barcelona in the finals of Champions League. He is the current president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). He joined the Portugal national team in August 2003, and scored 2 times for his country in Euro 2004. He also played for Bayern Munich, New York Cosmos, and Hamburger SV, besides being the manager for West Germany, Marseille, and Bayern Munich.
Zinedine Zidane played as an attacking midfielder for France, and was a part of the team that won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. Known for the talent not easily found in the so many of the footballers, he is their hope for the glory. He is famous for his natural play and terrific control over the ball. In his debut match, Pel scored two goals. Well-known for his fitness and stamina levels, he was a part of the English team that won the World Cup, whom he represented from 1958 to 1970. In the past, he has played for the Gremio, Paris SG, FC Barcelona soccer clubs. Can you recollect his real name in full? His real name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento.
Born on October 24, 1985 in Liverpool, England, this footballer has done wonders on the field. His skills included decisive and accurate passes and he was well-known for his powerful free kicks. After the season of 1997 – 1998 season, Beckham was selected for England’s World Cup team. He was a part of the Brazilian team, for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, which was jointly hosted by Korea and Japan. He played at a time when Germany was not unified, which is why he represented West Germany in 103 games, from 1965 to 1977. At the age of 9, he joined the Everton club’s academy and in 2002, found himself as a FA Youth Cup finalist. Many believed that Germany reached the 2002 World Cup finals not because the team was a great one, but because Oliver Kahn’s goalkeeping skills managed to keep Germany alive in the tournament. In 1992, his scintillating play was responsible for his club’s Championships League victory. Brazil went on to win the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Throughout his career, Maradona enthralled his fans and the opponents with his extraordinary footwork and balance. In the year 1957, at the age of 15, Pel was included in the Brazil national team for the World Cup. He started his professional career with CSKA Sofia and later moved on to the FC Barcelona soccer club. Ronaldo played for Brazil in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, in which Brazil lost to the French side in the final match. At the club level, he played for Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus, and Real Madrid. He was a member of the French team that won the 1984 European Championship, and his nine goals in that tournament is still a record that has not been broken. After a span of 5 years, Beckham was finally selected for the Manchester United team. For these clubs, he managed to score 95 goals in total.
A terrific presence on the field, Lionel Messi, according to some, has reserved a spot for himself in the ranks of all time great players like, Pel and Maradona. He received the ‘Golden Ball’ award after being chosen as the best player in the tournament. He played an influential role in club’s winning the Spanish Primera Divisin. In his club’s history, he became the first footballer to scale the ladder of Under (16, 17, 18), B-team, and first team in a single season. 2007 – 2008 season rejoiced in his 42 goals in 49 games, the Premier League and Champions League titles that he won for the Manchester United and FIFA World Player of the Year award. For Real Madrid, in 2010 – 11, he won the Copa del Rey and in La Liga, netted 40 times to create a record. He retired from football in 2004.
Hristo Stoichkov is thought of as the most successful Bulgarian soccer player. The highlight of this prestigious tournament was the goal, a 35 meter free kick, scored by the Ronaldinho against England. He is also known as the Phenomenon, because of his speed, dribbling and passion for scoring again and again. He grew up in Brazil and honed his skills in its slums. Platini was a free kick specialist, and scored 41 international goals and 224 goals for the clubs that he played for.
Sir Robert ‘Bobby’ Charlton was arguably the best midfielder and English player of all time. In 1999, Pel was chosen as The Athlete of The Century, by the international Olympic committee. He bade good-bye to the field of soccer in 2003.
Lenidas da Silva
Zico, whose real name is Arthur Antunes Coimbra, played for Brazil from 1976 to 1988. Besides coaching various countries and clubs, he also played for Flamengo, Udinese, and Kashima Antlers, for whom he scored 192 goals. Top scorer of the tournament, Ronaldo helped the Brazilian team to win their 5th FIFA World Cup title.
This most beloved Italian footballer was included in the greatest living footballers list that was prepared by none other than the famous Pel. Olympic Games 2008 held in China saw him win the gold medal for his country. However, in the year 2002, as a member of Brazil squad for the FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo scored eight goals in only seven games. He was chosen twice, for the FIFA World Player of the Year Award.
There is no doubt that Ronaldo is one of the most celebrated players from Brazil, after Pel
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Southampton Football Club have had an excellent season, after years in turmoil following their relegation from the top flight at 27 successive years and then going into administration and being relegated to the third tier of English Football. This is in no part down to the exceptional English talent they place great emphasis on in their line ups. Especially since Chelsea have lacked a world class striker since the similarly built Didier Drogba left the club.
5. Despite his tender years, Lukaku already has 27 international caps and is part of a young Belgium squad who are set to become a force to be reckoned with in the future.
As is the case with Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw, the support for Barkley to be in the England squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil has been growing all season. Already a full England international player, Barkley’s performances have just continued to improve and he has shown that he can cut it in the big games as well.
It was hard to leave a lot of players out, such as the impressive Saido Berahino for West Brom and the reformed Ravel Morrison at West Ham. Romelu LukakuChelsea
Another one of Belgium’s up and coming superstars, Romelu Lukaku is a 20 year old striker who signed for Chelsea after impressing during his debut season at Anderlecht, ending up as top scorer in the Belgian Pro-League. Ross BarkleyEverton
Since David Moyes’ departed Everton for the seemingly greener pastures of Manchester United, new manager Roberto Martinez has brought a new sense of youth and vibrancy through the ranks at Everton. With one game to go, they still have a chance of lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in history, it would be their first top flight success in a huge 25 years, and they have already secured the best finishing position in the league since the 2008/2009 season. With dazzling pace, great ball control and an awareness beyond his years, Sterling is destined for greatness. This comes after the retirement of the great Sir Alex Ferguson and the appointment and subsequent sacking of his successor, David Moyes. Due to his impressive debut season, multiple European powerhouses have begun monitoring Januzaj, with rumours abound that Juventus and the ultra-rich Paris Saint German are ready to make a bid in excess of 30 million to secure the young starlet’s services.. Should Moyes have been sacked so soon? It remains to be seen.
But there were a few rays of hope during Moyes’ rein at Old Trafford, one was getting Wayne Rooney to agree to sign a new contract. Finishing outside the top three for the first time in Premier League history and their worst position in the league since 1987, it has been a dismal performance. The 2013/2014 season was no different in this respect, and plenty of young starlets took to the pitch in a bid to prove that they can be amongst the best in the world. Does he stick to the old guns of Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and the like, or does he bring in fresh, invigorating faces such as Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling? We shall have to wait to find out!
Jose Mourinho has been lamenting his lack of striking options for the whole of the 2013/2014 league season and, with Lukaku continuing to impress, he is sure to feature in Mourinho’s plans next season. Alongside Jay Rodriguez, Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, and Adam Lallana, Shaw has been a key part of Southampton’s excellent season under Maurio Pochettino. If Southampton manage to keep hold of their young star, along with their other talented players, they are in for a bright future.
2. Raheem SterlingLiverpool
Another team that has had an excellent season is Liverpool. Another was the emergence of a 19 year old Belgian attacking midfielder named Adnan Januzaj. So it was no surprise that some Belgian players showed up in the list. He has also been mentioned in the same breath as legendary midfielder Ronald Koeman.
Belgium have been tipped as future powerhouses for years now, ever since their young starlets started shining so brightly, with young Belgians playing for top clubs all over Europe. Recently, Januzaj committed his future to the Belgium international side, this was subject to speculation due to him being eligible to play for a number of countries including Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia, Turkey, Albania, Belgium and, eventually, England.
4. With the World Cup just over a month away, this will be giving Roy Hodgson that old football cliche of the best kind of headache: A selection headache. Despite their troubles, Southampton have always had an excellent academy, breeding top class talents such as Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, next in line is 18 year old left back Luke Shaw. Walcott and Chamberlain were both shipped out to Arsenal for hefty transfer feesearly in their careers, but that was at a time when Southampton were struggling financially. Ross Barkley is one of those young starlets, breaking into the Everton side at the start of the season, he has been a key player in helping Everton secure 5th place in the Premiership, featuring in 34 league games out of a possible 37. Since moving to Chelsea he has been unable to break into the first team squad there, and has been sent out on full season loans twice, first to West Bromwich Albion and then to Everton.
Every season a new wave of youngsters breaks through the ranks to take centre stage on one of the biggest stages of world football, the English Premier League. Since the beginning of the season heads have been turning towards the excellent young left back, and with the World Cup just around the corner the calls for him to be on the plane to Brazil come June have been increasing in volume. Adnan JanuzajManchester United
In stark contrast the the previous two entries, Manchester United have had a dreadful season. At the age of just 20, this central attacking midfielder has already been lauded as the next Paul Gascoigne and England’s answer to Michael Ballack. What is more surprising is the future the England team. Despite being only 18, Luke Shaw has already made his England debut, and there is no doubt, barring any major catastrophes, that he will push Ashley Cole and Leighton Baines out of the door in the next few years and become the first choice England left back.
How long he will stay at Southampton remains to be seen. They are in a much more stable situation at the moment, but talk of a 30 million move to one of Europe’s elite has been in the pipeline for months now, with Real Madrid, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea all rumoured to be interested. Lukaku has shown he is cut out for the physically demanding Premier League, and standing at 6″3 with a muscular build it is no surprise. Despite his best efforts, Sterling’s contribution has been slightly overshadowed by the incredible striking partnership of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez but, make no mistake, he has been absolutely vital in Liverpool’s season.
During his loan spells he has become key members of both West Brom and Everton sides, and at the age of just 20 he has two full Premier League seasons behind him, averaging just under a goal every two games. England’s future has been perennially pessimistic, with the old guns of Gerrard and Lampard declining with age having never really cut it on the International level and no new wave of youngsters shining brightly.
Along with a host of inexperienced players, Sterling has been tipped to make the plane to Brazil in June, with Roy Hodgson watching him closely and probably trying to decide whether it is worth the risk taking a host of youngsters to the biggest stage in football.
3. Januzaj impressed in his full debut for Manchester United, starting against Sunderland and scoring twice to come from behind and secure a 2-1 win. I, myself, have no doubt that at least one of these will be named amongst the elite in the future and they are all destined for glory if they continue as they have been doing.
1. This being said, the future is most certainly bright for the Premier League and, looking at my top list, for England and Belgium.
However, this season, that long awaited new wave has emerged and crashed onto the shores of the Premiership. Raheem Sterling broke into the Liverpool side in the 2012/2013 season under Brendan Rodgers and has been a key part of Liverpool’s attack since then. One major player in this race for glory has been 19 year old winger Raheem Sterling
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Speed moved into the impressive Huntington Hall, surrounded by fields, three years ago with Louise and their two sons, now aged 13 and 14.
Neighbours Fred and Helen Hewitt told how they had a friendly passing and waving relationship with the popular star.
Helen said: He was always very friendly. So sad. He lit up every room he walked into.
GARY SPEED’S body was found by his distraught wife Louise after he hanged himself at home yesterday . I am proud to have been his friend and will miss him dreadfully.
Mirror columnist Savage, who played alongside him for Wales, told how he had spoken to his pal on Saturday and he was laughing and joking.
Manchester striker Michael Owen paid tribute on Twitter. So sad.
He lived local to me and we knew his family. There are no suspicious circumstances.
Speed was awarded an MBE last year for services to football.
He was appointed manager of Wales in December last after retiring as a player the previous May. Speed took charge of the international team for the first time in February against the Republic of Ireland. I cant imagine how his wife and family are coping. Im numb. I cant believe whats happened. He wrote: Just cannot believe the news regarding Gary. His last game was a 4-1 friendly victory over Norway on November 12.
Gary Speed: Two decades at the top of his game
A CHILDHOOD Everton fan, Gary attended Hawarden high school in Flintshire and dreamt of becoming a footballer.
He began his professional career with Leeds United, making his debut at the age of 19 alongside Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister and David Batty.
He played a key role in helping Leeds secure the First Division championship title in 1992.
He moved to Everton in 1996 for 3.5million, then went to Newcastle in 1998 for 5.5million.
Speed then switched to Bolton Wanderers in 2004, where in 2006 he became the first player in the history of the Premier League to make 500 appearances.
He moved to Sheffield United in 2008, but a back injury that year forced him to retire as a player.
Speed was capped for Wales 85 times a record for an outfield player in a 14-year international career from 1990 to 2004.
He was appointed an MBE in the 2010 Birthday Honours List, topping a glittering career.
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It is believed former Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton star Speed also chatted with ex-Toon team-mate Alan Shearer who was filming Match of the Day.
Shearer said: Gary was a magnificent person, bright, fun and a wonderful family man. Cant get my head round it. We cuddled each other.
The 42-year-old was one of the games true gentlemen and his mystery deathlast night left the world of footballreeling.
Tributes to the Wales manager flooded in from players, former stars, friends and fans left stunned by his apparent suicide, which came just hours after he happily chatted and joked on Saturday lunchtimes BBC Football Focus show.
Hewas found hanged at his home in Huntington, Cheshire, by Louise at 7am yesterday. I saw John Hartson earlier and I said have you heard about Gary? The big man just cried and cried. Tragic.
Former Wales manager Bobby Gould, who was at the Swansea match, said: People are just stunned. He has died aged 42. As he left he gave me a warm handshake and said Thanks. Gary was the ultimate professional.
A planned silence at Swanseas Liberty stadium turned into a minutes applause and fans chanted: Theres only one Gary Speed.
And at all the home grounds where he was a player flags and scarves were piled high in tribute.
Two bouquets were placed outside the home of Speeds parents Roger and Carol at Queensferry on Deeside.
His death was announced earlier by Welsh soccer chiefs.
A statement said: The Football Association of Wales are sad to announce the death of the national team manager Gary Speed.
We extend our sympathies and condolences to the family.
Cheshire Police went to the Speeds home after being told about a sudden death.
A spokeswoman said: Officers went to the scene where a 42-year-old man was found dead.
“The next of kin have been informed and have confirmed the identity of the man as Gary Speed. He leaves behind 2 sons. We waved at each other a couple of days ago dropping our kids off at school. I feel so sorry for them.
Just over six hours after the body was discovered a silver private ambulance was seen leaving his home followed by a marked police car.
Officers said a family tribute will be released at a later date.
Close pal Robbie Savage broke down as he spoke about Speed during his 606 phone-in show on Radio 5 Live and ex-team-mate Shay Given wept during Aston Villas TV clash with Swansea yesterday afternoon.
Speeds good friend Craig Bellamy was so upset at the news he pulled out of Liverpools match with Manchester City.
Football Focus host Dan Walker told how dad-of-two Speed was bubbly during filming with no hint of a problem.
He tweeted: Staggered by the news of Gary Speeds death. I genuinely cannot believe it. Thoughts with his family.
Gary was full of life talking about his kids, bright future with Wales, Twitter, golf. Was with him for most of yesterday
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I suppose Toure has all that too to a point, but I prefer Vidal. rate both, but Vidal for me.
Vidal has great technique, energy, pace, passing, goalscoring, shooting.
. Yaya’s stamina is just awful. I think Toure has a tendency to go awol in some big CL games and that he doesn’t help out Fernandinho enough considering they’re the only two pure CMs there (to be fair to Silva he is very good at controlling games from an advanced wide position). Of course completeness isn’t the same as being the better player but I think Vidal takes his skillset and does more with it than Toure.
To balance it out, and in defence of Toure, Juventus play with more midfielders and their 352 is tailor made for Arturo, It’s harder for Toure in City’s system, but I think Vidal would do better than Toure at City because he has far more energy and he’s probably slightly more gifted so that suits playing in a 2 more
But the surprise has been the way the team has played game after game with a lot of maturity.
“The structure, organization and lifestyle in the academies was regularly checked to make sure that this project delivered professional players or highly qualified young people.
The quality was there, but you still have to build the team and in international football you often dont have much time. What has helped is that the players have been together for a long time and know each other very well.. Only injury robbed the youngster of the opportunity to make his full international debut against France last month.
Englands Football Association, which recently created a commission to examine the dearth of English players available to international coach Roy Hodgson, could be forgiven a tinge of envy at the depth of talent that is rolling off Belgiums player production line.
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The assorted talents of Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Simon Mignolet, Thomas Vermaelen, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin Mirallas, Romelu Lukaku, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembele and Christian Benteke are players well known to English Premier League watchers.
Theres no point in copying Spain,” said Riga. The coach has to anticipate the future game and if you want to have some advantages you have to try and anticipate to find the key to football success.
But the depth of Wilmots squad is demonstrated by the likes of Atletico Madrids goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – on loan from Chelsea – and defender Toby Alderweireld, Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel, Napoli forward Dries Mertens and Cagliari midfielder Radja Nianggolan.
Anderlecht have won five of the eight national youth championships and many important European tournaments such as the Viareggio, the Aegon Future Cup and the Premier League Cup, added Bruyninckx.
No. The former Standard Liege coach also warned that Belgium must not rest on its laurels.
This season Belgium’s leading club side Anderlecht will compete in the Champions League with a squad that has an average age of just 22.5 years. Most of all Yoeri Tielemans, the 16 year-old player, who has surprised the whole of Belgium and is the product of the new strategy.
We knew Belgium had a good team, former Standard Liege coach Jose Riga told CNN. We dont have the same mentality as the Dutch. But the fact that a nation with a population of just 11 million people is being mentioned as World Cup dark horses is nothing short of remarkable given Belgium have failed to qualify for their last five major tournaments.
Marc Wilmots side top their European qualifying group and even if they lose to Croatia in the next game, victory in their final game – at home to Wales – will take Belgium to the World Cup finals in Brazil next year.
Just as importantly the Ministry of Education agreed to create a school curriculum to extend the number of weekly training hours.
On Friday, Belgiums Under-21 side beat Italy 3-1 with a side that was so good that Anderlechts highly-rated 19-year-old Dennis Praet started on the bench. They have quality, but they speak about it as well. One of Bruyninckxs close confidants Dirk Gyselinckx is working with the Anderlecht youth teams which have been dominating at both national and international level.
Even younger is 17-year-old PSV Eindhoven striker Zakaria Bakkali, who in August became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the Dutch league and is so talented that Wilmots is ready to fast track the youngster into his squad. “The education system is different as is the weather and culture, but it is good to open your eyes and try to understand these approaches.
But our players have gone to many countries and they have often transferred to big clubs at an early age, which is invaluable in gaining experience.
Riga stressed that while the Belgian Federation had looked at the way other nations developed players, it had not simply copied and pasted what had worked in those countries.
As well as developing the skills of the future game, Riga believes the presence of good men has been key to Belgiums success.
In any story you need role models and examples, said Riga, who made specific mention of Kompany and Hazard.
In collaboration with all the universities in our country and after studying the strategies of other countries the Belgian FA composed a plan with the new vision implemented in the different federation academies and then step-by-step integrated in the club programs.
Some 13 years ago the Belgian Football Federation decided to reorganize Belgian football programs and set up in every province an elite academy, leading Belgium youth football coach Michel Bruyninckx, who has long been interested in maximizing the way players use their brain in games as part of his innovative training sessions, told CNN.
The integration of many very young players in the first team is the proof of the success of what has happened in Belgium. In Belgium we are more introverted.
That meant we could guarantee young talents would have about 20 hours training time a week and their school programs were never in danger.
Its a never ending story,” added Riga. “You have to constantly search for the evolution of football
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The site features the pyramids of the sun and the moon and several other smaller structures. Cuicuilco in thought of as one of the oldest cities in the area and it is believed that the inhabitants were related to the Olmec culture to the east of the country. The site was larger than what you see today, but unfortunately some of it was not saved (not due to lack of trying). Teotihuacan is the major site of the area and it will take you an entire day to see it. There are 7 other structures in Cuicuilco and a museum.
Templo Mayor was the center of the religious life of the Aztecs in the area and that means that it is one of the most important discoveries in recent times. The city combines a metropolis that will give you some of the most modern installations in the continent and amazing historical places that are rarely matched. You will also gigantic Olmec civilization stone heads that were once hidden in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco as well as Mayan treasures and other important finds from all over the country. The altar was made forthe Aztec god Ehecatl who is awind deity.. The trip to Teotihuacan takes less than an hour and you can leave from the Autobuses del Norte station in the city.
Mexico City will give you many reasons to visit, and archaeology is one of the main ones. You should not think of the lack of visitors as a sign that this site is not impressive or important; in fact it was the site of the last battle between the Mexicas Aztecs and the Spaniards led by Hernan Cortez. There is a museum right at the site to help you understand the site and the civilization that lived in Tenochtitlan.
The Tlatelolco site is one that some people feelthat there is negativity energy due to the amounts of deaths in the site. There is a total of 14 buildings in the site with the Templo Mayor one being the largest. It is possible to get to Cuicuilco via Metro Bus by heading to Perisur and walking the equivalent of 3-4 blocks. There is no doubt that this is one of the most important (if not the most important) archaeological site in the country. To see the entire museum you will need a minimum of 4 hours but much longer if you actually pay attention to the things that you are looking at.
Tlatelolco is also in Mexico City and it is a bit bigger than Templo Mayor. There are artifacts from different civilizations that lived in Mexico and in other places in Latin America. Because of that the Great Pyramid of Cholula is the oldest building in North America which is continuously occupied and the largest pyramid in the world.
Templo Mayor is a very exciting archaeological site as it is right in the middle of the city next to the Cathedral in the Zocalo Plaza. In 1985 an earthquake also brought down one of the buildings in the area killing close to 300 people.
Teotihuacan is not in Mexico City, but close enough that visitors should head north to see it. When the Spaniards invaded Mexico they built a Catholic church on top of the pyramid which means that the site is still used for religious purposes. There is a museum at Teotihuacan so make sure that you do not miss it. The massacred tribe was one of those events, but this was also the site of the massacre of 1968 where government troops killed several hundred demonstrators. If you are a history buff you will have a great time admiring the sites throughout the city, but you can go back into the past even longer and see places that the Aztecs in the area called home. Before you take a look at other actual sites it is a good idea to start here so that you can get a better idea of what you will see everywhere else. You can also take day trips and be amazed by the ruins that are found close by. The site is not nearly as big as other more famous ones, but it is easily the most accessible in the city.
The city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption which covered some areas with 10 meters (32ft.) of lava, some of which is visible when you walk around the site.
Cholula is in the state of Puebla a couple of hours from Mexico City. The church of Santiago next to the ruins was actually built of rocks from the site.
You would not think of a metro station as an archaeological site, but while the station was being constructed a small altar was discovered. The site does not get as many visitors, which means that you will not have to deal with crowds. The pyramid is the main attraction as it is different in that it is a circular structure. Here are some of the most impressive places to check out if you want to witness history in Mexico City and its surroundings.
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The Museo de Antropologia is unlike anything you have ever seen. This is another fascinating site worth visiting as it has the largest man-made (by volume) monument in the world. No other museum in the world has even close to the number of artifacts that this museum does, and some you will recognize right away/
At the Museo de Antropologia you will be able to admire the famous Aztec Stone of the Sun which is the most famous Aztec artifact known. The discovery is now in display in the middle of the station and most people who walk by it are so used to it that they ignore it. Museo De Antropologia
Cuicuilco is in the south of Mexico City, and while pyramid in the complex is taller than any found in Templo Mayor and Tlatelolco is not as frequented because the Metro Rail System does not get there. The site was discovered in 1978 when a team of workers was setting up electricity cables in the area. While the site no longer has the big pyramids that you would see at other locations, you can get an idea of what it looked like a long time ago
Earlier this year Barcelona soccer star Andres Iniesta, visited the village, for the premiere of the movie: The Smurfs, Part Two.. The company promised to repaint Juzcar’s homes in their original white, but after noticing all the publicity and tourist money that the blue homes and the Smurf paraphernalia brought, local residents decided to stay blue forever.
Check out these images of the Pitufo town.
A pharmacy in Juzcar stays true to the town’s new Smurf identity
Smurf blue walls line the narrow streets of Juzcar. The town was founded in the 16th century
A girl plays soccer at one of Juzcar’s small plazas. He added that the blue houses and the tourism that they have attracted have helped Juzcar to survive through Spain’s economic recession.
Juzcar is a traditional village in the mountains of Andalusia, whose homes were originally all white. Juzcar markets itself on tourist brochures as Spain’s “smurf town.” Several statues and images of these cartoon characters have also been placed around the town.
Juzcar has also become a regular spot for Smurf events. But in 2011, Sony Pictures picked this town of 250 people as the site for a Smurfs 3D movie premiere, and it asked the town to remake itself in blue paint. — This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 19761575.
There seems to be no turning back for Juzcar, a Spanish village that had its houses painted sky blue two years ago for the premiere of a Smurfs film.
The town has decided to keep all of its homes Smurf-blue, because its reputation as “el pueblo pitufo” — the Smurfs’ town — has attracted droves of cash-wielding Smurf aficionados.
“We calculate that around 210,000 tourists have visited us since we painted ourselves blue two years ago, and people keep on coming,” Juzcar Mayor David Fernandez told Reuters on Tuesday
. Di Maria has also passed his medical in Qatar to allow him into the French league while ending his one-year stint in the Premier League. Last year, Di Maria was also the biggest buy in the Premier League when he joined Man U from Real Madrid, but failed to stamp his worthiness.
Manchester United wished the Argentine player all the best for the future, while PSG released news on the players presentation and welcoming to the club. The midfielder helped his national team reach the 2014 World Cup final and the 2015 Copa America final.
However, Di Marias playing still shined with the Argentinean national team. He signed with United last summer from Spaniard giant Real Madrid, making him the highest paid player at the time. Di Maria made the move to the French league after failing to make an impression with Manchester United in the Premier League.
As reported on Thursday, the moving fee was 63 million and has become the biggest buy for PSG this summer. Argentine star Angel Di Maria has completed his move to French club Paris Saint-Germain with a four year contract. However, he was hindered by injury in both tournaments at crucial times in which many analysts claim that it hurt the Argentinean national team, costing the result of both finals.
Angel Di Maria will have his chance to prove his playing abilities again but in the French league. He stint did not last too much, as he did not fit very well with the Manchester Untied squad and with Coach Louis van Gaals plans.
Angel Di Maria caused Man U a loss of almost 16m in transfer fees. He joins a PSG that is very well armed, and he could help the French team win many trophies this upcoming season
Neymar has already scored more goals for Brazil than Ronaldinho and Rivaldo did, and the FC Barcelona star has plenty of time to surpass a few more Selecao legends on his way to greatness.
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The playmaker scored twice for Brazil in their friendly against the USA on Wednesday morning, taking his international goal tally to 46.
At just 23 years old, the Barca star has long gone past Ronaldinho (33 goals) in the scoring stakes for Brazil, but has played far fewer matches than the former AC Milan and Catalan club trickster has.
Neymar has played 67 games thus far for the Selecao, while Ronaldinho has featured 98 times for his country.
Rivaldo is another Brazil legend Neymar has gone past on the score sheet, with the former Olympiacos man having found the net 35 times for his country.
Neymar also has more goals than Bebeto (39 goals in 75 games) and Rivellino (43 in 122), while he has a lot more time to go past a few more big names.
The player is just nine strikes off Romarios tally of 55, and is just 16 goals away from Brazil legend Ronaldos record of 62.
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The South American countrys record scorer is Pele, who scored 95 goals for the Selecao in 115 games, but given Neymars young age, its possible he could surpass the legend in the future.
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