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5 most trending footballers of 2014

Modified 18 Dec 2014, 10:17 IST
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Internet giant Google has come out with the list of those who were searched the most in the year 2014. Among the searches, the World Cup was found to be  in the second position while among the athletes 5 out of the 10 most searched were found to be footballers. The other athletes in the list include Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, Multiple Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps, NFL players Ray Rice and Richard Sherman and Italian F1 driver Jules Bianchi.Here’s the list of the 5 footballers who were named in the most searched list. 

#5 Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaa

The 27-year-old Mexican goalkeeper made his World cup debut earlier this year and made an immediate impression in the game against Brazil, where he made four very good saves and helped his country achieve a stalemate against the hosts. He was named the player of the match for his performance that drew praises from several quarters, including Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.

He conceded a goal in Mexico’s 3-1 win over Croatia and despite his country bowing out of the tournament after losing 2-1 in the knock-out game against the Netherlands, his performance in the game was praised and he received his second player of the match award.

After his wonderful performances in the World Cup, Memo, as he is fondly known, was bought by Spanish side Malaga but he did not a game until this month when he played in the 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruna.

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Published 17 Dec 2014, 18:51 IST
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