Football Stars

Born: 20/6/89 Nationality: Argentinean Club: Paris Saint-Germain Javier Pastore is one of the most known youngsters in current world football, a player which has a huge amount of potential and has attracted interested by many clubs. Javier Pastore is an attacking midfielder, who has great dribbling ability, close ball control and an eye for goal too. His performances have seen him being rewarded a place in the Argentina team, and he was part of the 2010 World Cup, and many expect him to be a Argentine star for the future. Pastore has just joined Palermo, despite apparent interest from the…

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Born: 11/3/1978 Nationality: Ivorian Club: Chelsea Didier Drogba is one of the greatest strikers playing football today. There are a collective few of strikers which can have great strength, heading ability and technical ability that Drogba has. Defending against Drogba is never easy, as he has immense power and such a keen eye for goal. Drogba has won the Premier League a few times with Chelsea, as well as FA Cups, but the title he is missing is the Champions League, where Chelsea got so close in 2008. Drogba, although in his 30’s now, is still a lot to handle,…

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Born: 24/10/85 Nationality: English Club: Manchester United Wayne Rooney has been building his reputation of a world class football since he was 16. Now at 25, he has achieved a lot at Manchester United, including several Premier League titles and of course, the Champions League medal. Rooney has been one of the players at United who had great performances but played with other legends of the club, including Van Nistelrooy, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Ronaldo, but it now seems that Wayne Rooney is the most decorated player for Manchester United. He has a great football mind, as his passing…

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Born: 11/5/1984 Nationality: Spanish Club: FC Barcelona Andres Iniesta has climbed the ranks at Barcelona, and now is a first team regular and regarded as one of the best players in the world. Iniesta plays in the centre of midfielder but because of his adaptable qualities can play on the wing too, on either side. As a fan of watching pure slick football, I admire Iniesta so much, and watching him play is as fascnicating as watching the likes of Messi and Ronaldo play. Iniesta’s vision, close ball control, dribbling ability and passing is for all to see and no…

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Born: 5/2/1985 Nationality: Portuguese Club: Real Madrid There is no doubt that when Ronaldo hangs up his boots, he will be regarded as one of the best players of all time, and there is still plenty of time left in this lads career. At the age of 26, he has many years left in him and his fitness and dedication to the sport cannot be faulted, so there is more time for Ronaldo to achieve even more in this sport. At Manchester United, Ronaldo had won everything possible in England. Three Premier League titles, with a couple of Carling Cup…

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Born: 24/6/1987 Nationality: Argentinean Club: FC Barcelona Messi is undoubtedly the best player in world football now, and arguably the greatest of all time. Not long turned 24, yet has achieved so much in football in terms of medals and maintaining a special ability. Messi has unbelievable ball control, dribbling, balance, finishing, passing which makes him the top player. Messi takes on players for fun time and time again, and plays majestically in a great Barcelona side. As I have mentioned, Messi is only 24 years old, so has plenty of time to achieve so much more. He is a…

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Born: 20/3/84 Nationality: Spanish Club: Chelsea Fernando Torres career is a bit of a roller coaster, but nonetheless he is a player that is regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers in the world. Chelsea bought their man from Liverpool in January for £50million, a record for the Premier League, and has only scored one competitive goal for Chelsea, and looking a shadow of the player he was before at Liverpool. He started his career at Atletico, but joined Liverpool at the age of 23 and he was a remarkable success. Torres has brilliant pace, and his finishing was…

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Born: 17/11/86 Nationality: Portuguese Club: Manchester United Nani is a player who is loved and loathed by many footballing supporters. His crossing, dribbling and shooting can easily be admired as he is so influential to Manchester United, but at the same time labelled as a diver, as well as other things because of the way he negatively acts on the football pitch. In the Premier League, he is often down on the floor grabbing onto a part of his body, as if he has a serious injury, only to come back on the pitch fine as ever just moments later….

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Just as the football world thought that Man United were left floundering in the wake of the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City, they may well have re-established themselves as favourites for the Championship with the spectacular signing of Robin Van Persie. The importance of Van Persie to Man United can’t be understated.  It was becoming apparent that Man United were continually losing out on the best players this summer and in doing so were clearly slipping down the pecking order.  The way Ferguson challenged Man City last season was perhaps an overachievement considering the players at his disposal….

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