Ten years ago, a brutal Manchester City team led by Italian manager Roberto Mancini annihilated Manchester United, in an infamous Manchester derby that took place in Old Trafford under the eyes of United's old faithful. Scoring goals for fun in the game, former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli was also on song in the 1-6 demolition of their neighbour, and in the bid to celebrate his goal in the game, took off his shirt to expose the writing on his innerwear which read 'why always me' to the view of the public.
Manchester City have "immortalize" their two legends at the club. The Sky Blue have unveiled the statutes of David Silva and Vincent Kompany following their departure few seasons ago. The statutes of the two great Manchester City stars were unveiled for the fans after their 5-0 victory against Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester City have erected a statue for two of their legendary players, David Silva and Vincent Kompany outside their stadium in Manchester. The club whose fortunes turned around for good when the club was bought by Sheikh Mansour in 2008. Since then, the club have had a lot of financial firepower that has seen them recruit some of the world's best talents and has led them to win so many silverware between then and now.
Chelsea Football Club is unarguably one of the greatest clubs in England and Europe. They had a fantastic season in the last campaign winning the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and finished as Runner up in the FA Cup. Coming into this season, they have gathered seven points out of the possible nine after playing a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in a match that saw them reduced to 10-man throughout the majority of the game.
The youth system is one of the ways of getting the best talents in football. Over the years, we have seen footballers pass through the youth system and then become great footballers. Note that players like David Silva, Iheanacho, Fabregas, Sergio Aguero, and Neymar all played at the FIFA youth tournaments.
Before the lunch time kickoff between Arsenal and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City unveiled the statues of 2 club legends, Vincent Kompany and David Silva. However, one other name that I think deserves a club legend statue is Ivorian midfielder, Yaya Toure, and below are the 3 reasons why I think he deserves a statue recognition.
1. Frank Lampard is one of the best midfielders in the world and he has done so many great things for Chelsea and the England national team. He scored 261 goals in 843 games. 2. Steven Gerrard scored 206 goals in 794 games, the English and Liverpool legend is ranked second.
The English Premier League have witnessed so many great attacking midfielders in the 21st century. It was a joy to watch players like Frank Lampard of Chelsea, the highest scoring midfielder in premier league history, Robert Pires of Arsenal, David Silva of Manchester City, Steven Gerrard of Liverpool, Ryan Giggs of Man United and so many others.
Chelsea completed the signing of Saul Niguez from Atletico Madrid on the deadline day of August this summer. The Spanish midfielder is not the first ever midfielder to play in the Premier League but will be set to play in line with the past Spanish midfielders. In this article I want to list out the Spanish midfielders that have played in the Premier League.
Retaining possession is crucially important to succeed at any level of the sport and through out the years the Premier League has seen some fine passers. Manchester City midfielder Rodri impressed us all last season as he led the league for the total number of passes. His passing prowess is now in front of the world but which players rule this division?
Retaining possession during a match is a crucial element in dominating the match. Through the years, the Premier League has produced fine footballers who are excellent in passing. Let us look at footballers who have completed the most passes in Premier League history since the 2006/2007 season.
The conclusion of EURO 2020 opened a few records. From Luke Shaw's fastest goal record to Leonardo Bonucci, who became the oldest player to score in the final of the European championship. Following Luke Shaw's left-footed volley goal against Italy, this article takes a look at all five Premier League players that have scored in the final of the European Championship.
The UEFA Nations League has entered its final stage as Spain is set to take on France in this UEFA Nations League encounter. The match will be coming up on Sunday the 10th of October 2021. The match will be played in San Siro. This clash will mark the first meeting between these two teams in the last four years.
The defending Champions of England have finally unveiled the permanent statues of two of their best players, who made huge contributions in the success of the club so far. Manchester City, took to their website five days ago to announce their special package for their special players; Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
Manchester City have seen a golden generation of crop of players coming out of their youthful ranks in recent times and making great impact on world stage. The likes of Foden and Sancho are a few example of how the Manchester City Club have come of age. However, not all who have started well have ended well.
According to Livescore News, AC Milan have announced that 21 year old Brahim Diaz have rejoined them on a two year loan deal until June 30, 2023, from Real Madrid. Source: goal.com The young Spaniard who spent last on loan with the Rossoneri will wear the Number 10 jersey.
According to a report on Goal's official Twitter account, Manchester City are set to honor 2 of their star legends with a statue outside the club's stadium. The report states that the two former club captains, David Silva and Vincent Kompany, will be honored with a statue outside Etihad Stadium on Saturday before their kickoff with Arsenal.
English Premier League Club Manchester City announced on Sunday 23 August 2021 its plan to create permanent statues for their club's legends. The award-winning sculptor for Vincent Kompany and David Silva will be revealed before their next premier league match this weekend against Arsenal. While that of Aguero will come later.
Manchester City Erects Their First Manchester City Erects Their First Permanent Statue Of Two Star Players
Manchester City has been dominating the English premier league for a while now, winning the title 5 times (2011,13,17,18 and 20). Today they played a sensational game against Arsenal football club trashing the gunner's 5 goals to nothing. Manchester City has experienced different star players like Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, and the rest for years now.
Vincent Kompany says he is humbled after Manchester City unveiled a permanent statue of the former captain at the Etihad Stadium. Kompany and ex team-mate David Silva have been honoured for their remarkable services to the club with large-scale statues on the east side of the stadium. Created by sculptor Andy Scott, these were constructed using tens of thousands of welded bits of galvanised steel, and will soon be specially illuminated with blue-tinted lighting.