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UEFA club coefficient rankings: Real Madrid on top, Manchester United way behind in 20th position
UEFA club coefficient rankings: Real Madrid on top, Manchester United way behind in 20th position

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are the three most consistent sides in Europe UEFA has released the latest European Club coefficient rankings ahead of the 2015/16 European season. Real Madrid continue to stay at the top of the rankings while Barcelona and Bayern Munich have switched positions, the German club leapfrogging the Spaniards into 2nd position. The UEFA club coefficient rankings takes into account the resu

Aug 3 2015
Official home and away football jerseys for the 2015/16 season
Official home and away football jerseys for the 2015/16 season

With the 2015/16 football season soon dawning upon us, clubs are having pre-season tours, with their managers experimenting with formations and players as they gear up for the new season. Talking of gearing up, it is also that time of the year when clubs and kit sponsors join hands to launch their team’s outfits for the new season amid much fanfare. While several clubs have already released their kit, some clubs are yet to do the same.  Her

Aug 1 2015
Video: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo pulls off cheeky no-look pass against AC Milan
Video: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo pulls off cheeky no-look pass against AC Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo was at his best as he pulled some smooth skills against AC Milan Cristiano Ronaldo is at it again after he pulled off a brilliant backheel pass which was both cheeky and brilliant and one which took the Milan players by surprise. After Ronaldo was closed down by the Milan players, it looked like there was no option in front of the former Manchester United winger.  But what he did next was one of the highlights o

Jul 30 2015
Highlights: Real Madrid beat AC Milan (10-9) in penalty shootout after goalless draw
Highlights: Real Madrid beat AC Milan (10-9) in penalty shootout after goalless draw

Real Madrid edged out AC Milan in penalties after the match ended goalless Real Madrid beat AC Milan 10-9 in the penalty shootout after they finished 0-0 in the International Champions Cup match between the two sides in Shanghai. The match went into a shootout after both teams failed to find a breakthrough in regular time.  The match was decided after a total of 22 penalties were taken and the Real Madrid keeper Kiko Casilla saved the

Jul 30 2015
AC Milan's attack is incomplete without a support striker
AC Milan's attack is incomplete without a support striker

Carlos Bacca is unquestionably AC Milan’s best no.9, with supreme technique and positional sense. What do you know, the money is finally flowing. Silvio Berlusconi had sealed his wallet and had thrown away his chequebook, but the impending sale of the club encouraged him to revisit his coffers. Adriano Galliani is busy jetting about, signing players of exceptional calibre. The intention is clear – to bring AC Milan back to the

Video: Philippe Mexes scores stunning volley in Milan Derby
Video: Philippe Mexes scores stunning volley in Milan Derby

French defender Philippe Mexes is hardly considered the sweetest striker of the ball, however there is no denying the skill he showed in converting from a corner against AC Milan’s most bitter rivals Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly. The two teams were gridlocked in a Milan pre-season derby until a corner was floated in by Giacomo Bonaventura seemingly mis-hit at it went towards the opposite edge of the box. It had only one aim and b

Jul 25 2015
Greatest XI of the last 25 years
Greatest XI of the last 25 years

In the last 25 years or so, football has witnessed plenty of modifications in its various aspects. There have been revised tactics, new formations and technical developments that have transformed the standards of the game. And amidst all of it, we have been blessed with a plethora of talents who progressed with passing time and converted themselves into world-class talents, some of whom established their legacies as icons of the modern game. But

Jul 23 2015
Inter or AC Milan - Which club is best prepared to qualify for the Champions League?
Inter or AC Milan - Which club is best prepared to qualify for the Champions League?

The San Siro will host the 2016 Champions League final but neither Milan nor Inter will take part in 2015/16 Imagine a European club competition without Inter Milan or AC Milan. Actually, don’t bother. That has become a reality. For the first time in sixty years, both these monumental clubs have failed to qualify for European football and will not feature in either the UEFA Champions League or the Europa League next season. The fact

Jul 22 2015
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?
Stats: Which clubs have spent the most in transfer fees in the last 10 years?

Ronaldo, Suarez, Bale and Di Maria have all been big money signings in the last 10 years With transfer prices of players skyrocketing every year, it doesn't seem much of a surprise when top teams pay big to land their targets. Over the past few years, teams and their rich owners have pumped millions in order to buy desired players in the hope of landing more trophies. This injection of money hasn't necessarily translated

Jul 20 2015
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries

Many players struggle to reclaim their pace and form after an injury  Acceleration and sprint speed typically make up the definition of ‘pace’ in football, and this attribute can be absolutely deadly in open play if used well. There have been plenty of players who have gotten by fairly well without it, but as seen throughout football history, most of the best players in the world have had pace in their locker in addition to

Jul 16 2015
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award

UEFA have released their 10-man shortlist for the best Player of the 2014-15 season shortlist. Any person who hasn’t had their head under the sand for the last decade or so can blindly name two players on this list. As expected Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi make the list.     They have both won the award in the past, with Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the title of reigning champion as h

Jul 15 2015
5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype
5 Golden Boy award winners who are struggling to live up to their hype

The Golden Boy award is a prestigious award given by sports journalists to a young player playing in any of Europe top tier leagues and aged 21 or below, in recognition of the player’s performance over the course of a season. The award was established by Italian newspaper Tuttosport in 2003.  Since its induction, the award has gone to players like Wayne Rooney, Cesc Fabregas, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero – players who tasted p

Jul 15 2015
Stephen El Shaarawy sale to Monaco could come back to haunt AC Milan
Stephen El Shaarawy sale to Monaco could come back to haunt AC Milan

Stephan El Shaarawy pulled outside the gates to Milanello and stepped out of his car. Even in casual dress, his colours were coordinated with those of club. The sides of his sunglasses were red and the frames were black. His T-shirt also matched. A group of starstruck teenage girls had gathered like screaming fanatics outside the stage doors at Justin Bieber concerts. El Shaarawy patiently penned autographs and posed for photos. After

Jul 15 2015
Player analysis: A look at the new AC Milan signing Carlos Bacca
Player analysis: A look at the new AC Milan signing Carlos Bacca

Carlos Bacca will bring his robustness and goalscoring prowess to AC Milan AC Milan announced last month that they have reached an agreement to sign Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca, subject to a medical. The Italian giants met the buyout clause in his contract that is reported to be set at €30 million. Let’s take a closer look at the 28-year-old Colombian who will ply his trade in the Serie A next season. Background When he

Jul 14 2015
11 club legends we thought would retire at their beloved clubs
11 club legends we thought would retire at their beloved clubs

There is a saying that no player is bigger than the club. While the saying is true, some players are the images of their respective club and are the first name to ring within the eardrums of the mind when their respective club is mentioned. To imagine these players wearing any other shirt other than their own beloved club’s is an exercise in futility. They were born to play and retire at that very club. But with Iker Casillas’ move to Porto,

Jul 13 2015
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