Spain defeated the Italian national team by 2 goals to 1 in the UEFA Nations league semi final at the San Siro. One player who has been on the lips of everyone is Pablo Martins Paez Gavira popularly known as Gavi. The young Barcelona midfielder became the youngest ever player to represent the Spanish national team at just 17 years 62 days.
1. Dani Alves - 42 Trophies The Brazilian is one of the lucky football players in the history of football. Dani Alves has played for top clubs in Europe. Alves played for Barcelona, Paris-Saint-German, Juventus, and so on. He has won a total of 42 trophies throughout his football career.
In the next few years, Qatar is destined to become the focal center of world football, hosting important competitions such as the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup. As a result, the Qatar Stars League has received a lot of recent attention in an attempt to attract major players to help it appear as a modern hub for global football.
When football players play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball for about 3 minutes on average but the most important thing is that, what do they do during those 87 minutes when they do not have the ball. According to Johan Cruyff, what a player does during those 87 minutes is what determines whether that player is good or not.
The Spaniard enjoyed great success during his playing days at the Camp Nou, having spent almost all his whole career at Barcalona, first at Barcalona B, before moving to Barcalona where he spent 17 years, before to Saudi based team Al Sadd, were he retired.
Over the years, Lionel Messi has played with and against some of the worlds best footballers and many top players have been impressed by his talent. (1)Virgil Van Dijk: The Liverpool defender is a huge fan of Lionel Messi and during an interview, he said "I think Messi is the best player in the world and he deserves it as long as he plays."
Former Barcelona forward, luis Suarez, has hit the nail on the head about the possibility of his former teammate Xavi, replacing Ronald Koeman. He claims there is a war in Barçelona that hurts players, which is why the legend should wait, as this is not the ideal time to manage the club.
Photo credit: goal.com Former Barcelona player, Xavi Hernandez, is one of the managerial candidates that Barcelona are considering in case the need arises to replace Ronald Koeman as the manager of Barcelona. Although reports have it that Xavi Hernandez has claimed that he is not ready to come back to Barcelona as a manager, with the current situation of the club, the most possible candidate is a legend of the club who understands its philosophy.
Xavi had an awesome football career during his playing days for FC Barcelona and Spain. Here are the 10 most iconic moments in Xavi's career. 1. FC Barcelona Debut. Louis Van Gaal handed Xavi his debut with the Blaugrana on August 18th, 1998, in a game against Real Mallorca.
Laporta made a statement that he is proud that Koeman remains the coach of Barcelona and he said that he discussed it with Xavi because he is a friend, the same way he talks to Guardiola. These are the reasons why Barcelona fans should be angry about what Laporta said.
Ronald Koeman is just moments away from being sacked as Barcelona manager, and even he knows that. But club president Joan Laporta has given the Dutch tactician some time to try to turn the negative results around, if he is to continue in his position as head coach of the Club.
A lot of players have shown what they are capable of so far this season. Mohamed Salah for example is currently the best player in the premier league after his outstanding performance against Manchester City in a game that later ended in a draw. Salah has maintained an highly consistent form since the beginning of this new season compared to the likes of Harry Kane who has been struggling continuously so far this season.
Ronald Koeman has made it clear that his future still depends on the 3 next matches, the last one being against Madrid. Coincidentally, Xavi’s Al Sadd also play a cup final that week. After that date, the Qatari club would facilitate his departure.
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.
Ballon d'or has always been a controversial award as it overlooks the achievements of midfielder, defender and the goalkeepers, and only takes into consideration the performance of forwards. That is why there is are many great players who have not win the award, great players like Buffon, Neuer, Maldini, Ramos, Xavi, Iniesta etc.
Former Barcelona Star Hits Out at Cristiano Ronaldo After Portuguese Legend Declares Himself As Goat
According to SPORTbible, a former Barcelona midfielder has slammed former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for declaring himself the GOAT. When he was at the Spanish club in 2017, Ronaldo declared himself to be the best player the world had ever seen. Ronaldo, who has complete faith in himself, declared himself the greatest footballer of all time after winning his fifth Ballon d'Or.
FC Barcelona has not been giving the fans what they want since the beginning of this season, and this has affected the club in many ways. The club has continued losing vital matches and this has sparked a lot of trouble for the head coach of the Spanish club.
If Jorginho deserves a place in the Ballon D'or final 30, then Xavi and Iniesta should have won one.
The Chelsea and Italy midfielder was listed among the final 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon D'or. The former Napoli playmaker was rewarded for his impressive showing for club and country this season, which saw him won three different trophies in year 2021. Since his nomination, a section of fans across the World have spoken about the decision to include Jorginho in the final 30 of 2021 Ballon D'or award ahead of some footballers who seems to have a better year than the Chelsea midfielder.
Barcelona head coach, Ronald Koeman has been heavily linked with at exit at the Catalan club. It was reported earlier that the board are tired of him making a mess of the club and they would bring in another coach. However, i think i don't share the same opinion with the board and as well as some Barcelona fans and i know why.
The Dutch seem to have borrowed time at Camp Nou, and now many names appear in the shelters of Catalan airstrikes. After the start of the club's alarming season, Barcelona chairman Joan Laporta and his board are debating who should replace head coach Ronald Koeman. Benfica tore his team to pieces in a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday in the home leg of the Champions League.