Every great football club has a world-class shot-stopper, but who are the greatest goalkeepers of all time? Goalkeepers are typically ignored for the more attractive positions in the team, despite playing in possibly the most undervalued position in football. It's one of the most difficult professions on the field, requiring attention, poise, and the ability to make saves at any time during a game, but do goalkeepers get enough credit?
1. Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski is first on this list, he is a popular polish striker, who currently plays for the German side; Bayern Munich, and the Polish national team. Known to be one of the best strikers on the planet, Lewandowski currently, has scored above 200 goals for his current club; Bayern, and also 72 goals for his country.
On July 26 1996, a certain Norwegian who at the time was 23 years old signed for Manchester United under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson. As a striker, he was expected to be a back up plan for the retiring Eric Cantona, but after a few Impressive display, it became clear that the youngster from Norwegian would be an integral part of the first team squad, his name was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
At the very age of 18, Bayer leverkusen and Germany youngster Florian Wirtz is certainly one of the most exciting youngster in the Bundesliga and Europe as a whole. Plays primarily as an attacking midfielder who combines skills, fireworks, goals and an eye for an assist, making him one of the most sought after youngster in Europe at the moment.
1. Franz Beckenbauer Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a 76-year-old German football manager and retired professional footballer who last played as a defender for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Widely regarded as one of the best German players of all time, Beckenbauer was twice named European Footballer of the Year.
Timo Werner may have fired Germany to the 2022 World Cup finals, but his future with Chelsea remains on the edge of a knife. Despite struggling with the Blues, Werner remains a coveted player, with Newcastle the latest side reportedly interested in the attacker. Having initially been given the faith of manager Thomas Tuchel when the former Paris Saint-Germain boss disembarked at Stamford Bridge in January, he has seen his playing time dramatically cut since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku from Inter in the summer.
Yesterday's UCL games were really exciting to watch, especially the likes of Manchester United vs. Atalanta and Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kyiv. Manchester United were really outstanding yesterday, especially in the 2nd half of the match, as they were looking for any opportunity to equalise and maybe also win the game.
FC Barcelona start to the 2021/2022 football season has been disappointing, especially in their UEFA Champions League campaign, where they have grossly lost first two Group stage matches against Bayern Munich and Benfica. The Blaugranas currently sits in 4th position in UCL Group E with zero point and zero goal.
If a footballer wins 10 league titles in his career, it is a great feat. What would you say about a footballer who won it 10 times consecutively with 3 different clubs and is on course to win his 11th at the age of 25? This is a unique record and achievement.
The 2022 summer transfer window is certainly going to be an exciting one, especially for Real Madrid fans. Los Blancos have not had a big transfer window since the 2019 summer but could land several big names next year to bolster the squad. I have made a list of five possible free agents that Real Madrid could target next summer and sign them for free.
When Barcelona hosts Dynamo Kiev at Camp Nou on Wednesday, they will be looking for their first win in the UEFA Champions League campaign. On matchday two, Ronald Koeman's team were defeated 3-0 by Benfica, while their Ukrainian counterparts were thrashed 5-0 by Bayern Munich.
During the weekend, some of the latest summer transfer signings were in action for their various clubs. This article will focus on 3 top summer transfer signings who were in action during the weekend but failed to impress their various teams. These players played for the majority of the 90 minutes but neither their teams nor they performed very well during the weekend.
The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on Monday, 29 November after a 30-man shortlist for the award was announced. Many football analysts believed Lewandwoski should have been awarded the last year's ballon d'or after France Football revealed it would not be held due to Covid-19 Pandemic.
Benfica has had a strong start to the season and will be seeking to keep up the momentum when they face Bayern Munich in Group E of the UEFA Champions League. Ahead of Match Day 3, two points separate the two teams, with Benfica on four points and Bayern on six.
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman will not be sacked, despite the team's humiliating defeat in yesterday's match against Benfica, according to the newspaper Sport. However, the Dutch specialist still finds himself in a shaky position, according to Fabrizio Romano. President Joan Laporta did not make hasty decisions after the defeat in Portugal, but the continuation of cooperation with Koeman is practically out of the question.
Antonio Rudiger has acknowledged that Bayern Munich's alleged interest in him is "honorable," but insists that he still "feels well" at Chelsea. Bayern Munich has started preliminary conversations with Rudiger's representatives about a possible transfer in 2022, according to Goal. The 28-year-current old's Chelsea contract is set to expire in June, and he will be allowed to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with Bayern in January if he so desires, but he is leaving his options open.
Aside from Mason Mount, one Chelsea youngster, who was tipped to achieve great things at the club is Callum Hudson-Odoi, but with Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea coach, I don't think he will be able to reach his potential. Photo Credit: Bayern strikes The 20-year-old has been in the club since 2007 where he made his under-18 debut for the club in August 2016.
Football just like other sporting event is unpredictable. Even when the favourites are known, the result could go otherwise. Over the weekend, there were 5 football matches which involved the highly rated teams with the less fancied ones. It was expected that these matches will be won by the big teams involved given the enormous talent at their disposal.
The France Football committee has finally announced the nominees for various categories of the Ballon D'or award. The Gala ceremony will take place on the 29th of November, 2021. Last year's edition of the award was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic that took place.
By doubling Atletico's lead just before half-time at Wanda Metropolitano, Luis Suarez succeeded in helping to inflict more misery on Barcelona in a season that is becoming more and more difficult. Though Suarez did not celebrate scoring against Barcelona where he spent six trophy-laden years, but he seemingly sent a pointed message to underpressure manager Ronald Koeman by forming a phone with his hand and putting it to his ear which is a mocking reminder of how Koeman told Suarez his time at Barcelona was over via a phone call on assumption as manager last year.