Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are no doubt among the greatest footballers of all time who both were arch-rivals in Spain and ended up winning 10 Ballon d’Or awards between themselves.
The Portuguese striker who joined Serie A champions Juventus in a shock £100million move last summer from Real Madrid is now calling on Lionel Messi to join him in Italy instead ending his career with Barcelona. Read more
Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric, has been crowned world’s best player at 2018 Ballon d’Or awards ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Modric claimed the prestigious award after his impressive performance for both club and country this year to put an end to the 10-years of Ballon d’Or dominance between Messi and Ronaldo.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has confirmed his retirement from playing, ending “an amazing 20 years”.
The 40-year old Ivory Coast striker had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 goals in 381 games, winning four Premier Leagues and the 2012 Champions League. He spent the last 18 months of his career with US side Phoenix Rising, the club he co-owns. “After 20 years, I have decided to put an end to my playing career,” he told BBC World Service’s Sportshour.
It had been expected Drogba would retire after the United Soccer League Cup final earlier this month, with his last game a 1-0 defeat by Louisville City in the final of the United States’ second tier. Read more
Belgium and Manchester United midfielder, Marouane Fellaini, has left many stunned online after he cut off his curly locks which has been a trademark of his appearance since moving to the Premier League 10-years-ago.
The 30-year-old footballer took to his social media accounts to show off a new haircut ahead of his birthday and he looked unrecognizable.
He captioned the photos: ‘new year, new look #birthdaytommorow.’ See photo after the cut. Read more
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said he will consider buying another football club if Premiership club Arsenal won’t be sold to him.
Dangote, who is a fan of the club has been wanting to buy the British club for years. He says he’ll make a move only after he has completed one of the world’s biggest oil refineries in Lagos.
“By the time we’ve finished, we’ll be a $30bn company in terms of revenue,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore. “We’ll have an excess amount of cash to start playing around with.” Read more
France and Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe has been named as the most valuable footballer in the world after his rise to the top of world football.
According to reports, the CIES Football Observatory crunched the numbers of a complex calculation that takes into account performance, age, marketability, and their current contract length, among other factors, to come up with the very specific values. Read more
English footballer, Raheem Sterling, 23, has reportedly committed his long-term future to Manchester City by verbally agreeing on a new five-year bumper deal.
According to SportMail, Sterling’s improved wages will see him become one of City’s top earners on £300,000-per-week, and the best paid English footballer. Read more
Frech footballer, Anthony Martial has reportedly rejected a new contract at Manchester United.
This comes a week after Mirror Sport revealed that the Frenchman still wants to leave Old Trafford, feeling his progress has stalled under coach Jose Mourinho.
But Sky Sports is reporting that the 22-year-old who is out of contract at the end of the season has rejected the offer on the table but talk are set to continue with his agent with hope an agreement can be reached. Read more
Cristiano Ronaldo faced the media on his Old Trafford return with Juventus on Monday and addressed his rape allegations again ahead of his team Champions League clash with Manchester United.
The Portuguese star is accused of raping model Kathryn Mayorga in a Vegas hotel in 2009. Mayorga, 34, says she was paid £288,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement but still came out to tell her story. Read more
Jose Mourinho has promised to control and respect himself when Manchester United take on his former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Portuguese coach made the statement while addressing journalists at a press conference this afternoon.
According to him, if his side pulls off a shock win against his old club, Chelsea, he wouldn’t rub it in their faces. Read more