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Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never thought he was good enough to be a professional footballer
Cristiano Ronaldo admits he never thought he was good enough to be a professional footballer

Cristiano Ronaldo never thought he’d become a professional footballer when he was a kid In a recent interview, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he never expected to ever become a professional footballer, according to The Mirror. The Portuguese forward is now a three-time Ballon D’Or winner apart from topping the goalscoring charts almost every year for the past five years.  Although he started his caree

Aug 2 2015
Iker Casillas chose Porto due to closeness with coach Julian Lopetegui
Iker Casillas chose Porto due to closeness with coach Julian Lopetegui

Iker Casillas was influenced by the prospect of working with Porto head coach Julian Lopetegui Lisbon, August 1 Spanish football great Iker Casillas has admitted that his decision to sign with FC Porto was influenced by the prospect of working with the Portuguese team's Spanish head coach Julen Lopetegui, who used to coach the goalkeeper at Real Madrid's reserve side, Castilla. In an interview with the official club magazine, Drago

Aug 1 2015
Why Angel Di Maria was the wrong player for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal
Why Angel Di Maria was the wrong player for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal

Angel Di Maria was never the sort of player Manchester United expected him to be In the coming days, Angel Di Maria will – avoiding any cataclysmic breakdown in negotiations – sign for PSG, just 12 months after joining Manchester United for a British record fee of £59.7m. The increasingly perplexing saga of the Argentine international has gone sour in recent weeks after he failed to report to United’s pre-season tour

Aug 1 2015
Is it time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?
Is it time for Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid?

Is it the right time for Cristiano Ronaldo to move away from Real Madrid? There’s one destination in particular which continues to be linked with Cristiano Ronaldo and his potential move away from the Spanish capital, and it’s a place he’s more than familiar with – although it’s unclear whether or not that familiarity would necessarily be a good thing for the Champions League winner. It’s Manches

Aug 1 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

Is Real Madrid's big money signing James Rodriguez the real deal?
Is Real Madrid's big money signing James Rodriguez the real deal?

James Rodriguez’s start to his Real Madrid career has been very promising Much was expected of James Rodriguez when he arrived at Real Madrid with an €80 million price tag last summer. Having made a huge impression playing for his country at the World Cup, the Colombian was under pressure to hit the ground running in Spain. He also had the unenviable task of filling the void left by the departed Angel Di Maria – a player w

Aug 1 2015
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season
Top 10 contenders for UEFA Goal of the Season

Lionel Messi has been nominated for his goal against Bayern Munich UEFA have announced the top 10 contenders for their annual goal of the season award, and the nominations include a wide range of goals from the Champions League, Europa League and international fixtures. The shortlist was compiled by UEFA’s football and technical observers committee in conjunction with UEFA.com staff. The UEFA goal of the season award is a part o

Jul 31 2015
Sami Khedira set to take centre stage for Juventus after the departures of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo
Sami Khedira set to take centre stage for Juventus after the departures of Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo

Sami Khedira joined the ranks of the Old Lady from Real Madrid Germany and Italy are two of the most prolific nations in football separated by just the country of Austria. Still, not many German players make this tiny voyage from playing in their homeland- or in any other European nation for that matter- to Serie A. That's why so many football fanatics are wondering if the German number 6 made the right move. Or not. The bitterswe

Jul 31 2015
Arsenal needs a player like Julian Draxler more than Marco Reus
Arsenal needs a player like Julian Draxler more than Marco Reus

Draxler would be a better bet for Arsenal than Reus Arsenal have been long time admirers of Marco Reus, whether it be the Rosický-worship he's shared, the notion that Borussia Dortmund are kindred spirits battling better-funded behemoths only to see their best and brightest snatched away anyway, or a Champions League death-grip that has seen us face off in the group-stage in three of the last four seasons. With BVB st

Jul 31 2015
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil compares Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez after being quizzed by fan
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil compares Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez after being quizzed by fan

Mesut Ozil has played with some of the best players in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez German midfielder Mesut Ozil has had the opportunity of playing alongside footballers who are considered among the best in the world right now. Few notable names from that list would be Cristiano Ronaldo whom he played alongside during his time at Real Madrid and his current Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez according a report by Lo

Jul 31 2015
Signing Manchester United's Angel Di Maria would be a game changer for PSG: Zidane
Signing Manchester United's Angel Di Maria would be a game changer for PSG: Zidane

Zidane and Di Maria worked together at Real Madrid Paris, July 30 (IANS) French football legend Zinedine Zidane has said that if Paris Saint-Germain signs Argentina and Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria, it would be an undeniable boon to the Ligue 1 champions. "He's the kind of player that can take you to the next stage. That's what they need to go further in the Champions League," Efe quoted 1998 FIFA World Cup winn

Jul 31 2015
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas
Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas "grateful" for warm welcome at FC Porto

Casillas says his new club feels like home Porto, July 30 (IANS) Iconic Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he could not "be more grateful" for the warm welcome he has received upon moving to Portuguese football club Porto from Real Madrid over the summer. The former Real and Spain captain on Wednesday said he was "very excited" by the reception he has been given in Portugal and that "the affection of the fans is

Jul 31 2015
Video: That day in history when Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane retired
Video: That day in history when Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane retired

Fans all over the stadium held up placards bearing Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid shirt number On May 7, 2006, the Real Madrid supporters had put up a banner at the stadium which read "Thank you for the magic". These words were dedicated to a special someone who was playing his last match in the legendary white jersey of the Los Blancos.  The name was none other than that of Zinedine Zidane who had announced that h

Jul 30 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
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