Saturday, May 31, 2008

VITOR BORBA FERREIRA. OR RIVALDO

Vitor Borba Ferreira, Or better known and loved by the footballing world as simply RIVALDO.
Rivaldo was born in a very ,very poor part of Paulista in BRAZIL. He was so poor and undernourished that the because of malnutration, it all can be very well be seen in his scanty hair and a few teeth that have fallen out. But these things did not affect his football attall. It was all there for him to show his bag of tricks, and they were many to enjoy.
After his BRAZIL club ,it was EUROPES turn to see and players fear.
First there was talk of him joining PARMA in ITALY, but instead he went to SPAIN and joined DEPORTA LA COURANA for a year.He then shifted to BARCELONA for sum of 26, million dollars.It was here that he shone winning the LA LIGA in two sucessive years and one COPA DEL REY trophy. His goals were just super. His free kicks just thundered in like a canon ball. And his bycicklekicks were a sight to see. At BARCELONA they made a saying it went like this. Seeing is believing ,and believing is seeing. His best goal in SPAIN was a glorious hat trick verses VALENCIA in the nintyth minute he completed the hat trick with a wonderful bycicle kick , with the refree to blow the whistle. The score stood at 3_2 in favour of BARCELONA, so taking BARCELONA to the U.E.F.A of 2001 season.
He fell out with the Dutch coach Lois Van Gaal, over his position Rivaldo wanted his playmaker post Van Gaal wanted him to be astriker. He left forA .C . MILAN ,there to he failed to settle down, did not agree with ANCHELOTTI and at one time was the costliest substitute. He then went to GREECE and first played for OLYPIKOS ,and then A. K. ATHENS.
He has always been accused for playing better for the club, then for the country, even at the olyympics.
He has played in two world cupsin 1998 and 2002,In both the world cups he scored goals as wellas provided the ball to RONALDOto score his goals.The 2002 world was marred for RIVALDO for his play acting.
RIVALDO was hit on the thigh gently by the TURKISH footballer HACKAN UNSAL, but RIVALDO fell to the ground holding his face.This ugly seen led to the Turk Hakan UnSAL to get his second yellow card foolowed by a red.The TURKISH coach was angry at the SOUTH KOREAN refree and said this to world cup press.
(TURKEY during the KOREAN war sent troops to fight along the AMERICANS and KOREANS as allays.But one stupid SOUTH KOREAN refree has heart us more then all the north Koreans put together.
Later F.I.F.A ,saw the video again and fined RIVALDO a sum of1,670 dollars,for bringing the game to ilrespute.
RIVALDOhas played 548 games , and scored a total of 248 goals and still going strong at thirtysix.

SOME MORE WORLD CUP RECORDS.

1 The Brazilian PELE is the only player in the world to win three gold world cup winner medals.
2 The oldest player to play in amatch in the world cup was the CAMEROON footballer Albert Rogger Milla, who was fourtytwo years old
3 The oldest player to score a goal in the world cup was the CAMEROON footballer Albert Rogger Milla at fourtytwo years of age.
4 The oldest captain to win the world cup was the ITALIAN goalkeeper Dino Zoff. He was fourty years old
5 The 1990 world cup in ITALY, is considered by many as the most undisciplined world cup ,because the most number of yellow and red cards were shown.
In this world cup a DUTCH and GERMAN player were red carded, and both got their marching orders because Frank Rijkaard spat at the GERMAN Rudy VOELLER.
6 This world cup final was decided by apenalty . In which the GERMAN Andrea Brehme scored the penalt verses ARGENTINA.
7 This was the first time in the world cup in which, not one but two of the ARGENTINANS got red cards

Friday, May 30, 2008

GEORGE WEAH.

George Weah or lovingly called KING GEORGE. Is a very famous footballer and comes from, war torn country in Africa cccalled Libiera.
He was sighned up by Arsene Wenger , who was manager at Monaco. He has also played at
P. S. G. And Olympiqque Marsaille in France. He has played in ITALY with A. C. MILAN.And in England with Chelsea and Manchester City. He won the title with P.S.G. in1994. With A.C. MILANhe won the title in1995, to 1999.
He is the only footballer to win the Europen footballer of the year.
The F.I.F.A Footballer of the year in1995
The African footballer of the year.
He has also won the AFRICAN FOOTBALLER of the century.
The American footballer went to Pele.
The Europen footballer of the century was JOHAN CRUIFF.
George Weah has funded, coached and played for the Liberian team. In the year 2002 world cup qualifiers Liberia failed to make it to the final by one single point.
So we can say George Weah the worlds greatest player has failed to play in a single world cup.
In the year2005 he ran for the president of Liberia, loosing to mrs Ellen Johnson Sirdeaf.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

ALBERT ROGER MILLA.

Albert Roger Milla, is a very famous footballer from Cameroon. He has played football for Cameroon from 1978 to 1994. In the year 1977 he moved to Europe and played for a French club Valenciennes.
He first played for Cameroon in 1978 . But in the 1982 world cup he had a goal disallowed verses Peru.
In the year 1990 world cup time,. He recieved a phone call from the President of Cameroon pleading with him to come out of reirement and play for Cameroon in the 1990 world cup in ITALY. HE agreedto do so.The president Mr Paul Biya was delighted. He was thirtyeight years old at that time. He scored a total of four goals in 1990 2 against Romania and 2 verses Columbia. He always ran to the flag at the end of the field and did a famous hip shaking dance. The goal in the match against Columbia will always remembered as the Columbian goalkeeper Rene Higuita came running to almost the half way and then slipping so giving Roger Milla an open goal to score a goal.
He then played again in the 1994 world cup in the U.S.A. By that time he was fourtytwo years old making him the oldest man to play a world cup, he is also the oldest man to score a goal at fourtytwo years
He has played a total of102 games and scored 28 goals.
In the 1990 world cup he helped Cameroon to reach the quater finals, first time an African country has done so. Senegal also reached the quaterfinals in the year 2002.
He recieved the highest civilan honour along with the goalkeeper in 1990.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

REFREES WHO HAVE MADE HOWLERS.

I havealways been a big fan of football for the past twenty years. But Ifeel the refree have often made big blunders, and Manchester United always get the refrees suport. F.I.FA. always puts up Banners saying PLEASE PLAY FAIR. But are the refrees playing fair?
According to F.I.F.A rules a refree must retire at the age of fourtyfive years. So at Paul Durkins last match as a refree the game was between Newcastle United and Manchester United. Alan Shearer was tripped in the box and apealed for a penalty, but Paul Durkin did not give it.
But the next day he admits it that he had made a mistake.
2 In a match between Arsenal and Manchester United the refree Mike Riley gave Manchester United a penalty when Sol Cambell did not even touch the players leg.
3 In a match between Totnem Hotspur vs Manchester United. Pedro Mendes kicked the ball like a canon ball. It hit the Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carol on the chest and clearly crossed the line. But Carol picked up the ball from behind the line and continued the game. We in India could see it clearly. But not the refree. India is some where onehundredand fityth in the world. but we know when a goal is scored. It was after this incident that Mr Blatter has asked for aball with a chipin it.
4 Steve Benett gave a penalty when the ball hit William Galas s arm , both the hands were down and no intention was there to touch it.
5 Paul Scholes who was already on a yellow card , should have got a red in the last game vs Wigan Athlatic.
6 In the same match Rio Ferdinand outstretched arm was hit by the ball, and still Steve Bennet did not give a penalty.
7 In the 2007 2008 semi final between Arsenal and Liverpool, in the first leg . Alesander Hlep was dropped clearly in the box for the world to see,by Dirk Kuyt. But the Dutch refree Petr Vink did not give it . In the second leg Ryan Babel was pushed down in the box. This time the refree gave Liverpool a penalty.
8 Another thing to note very carefuly is that when ever a manager of a team that is greived by the refree and the manager takes the problem to the fourth refree and explains his feelings. THE FOURTH REFREE WILL ALWAYS SUPORT THE REFREE ON THE FIELD. We must remember that refrees to are men and not god they make mstakes like
9 Graham Poll in the 2006 world cup showed a Croatian footballer three yellow cards followed by a red card.
But what can be done we can not let them go scot free as they are employs of F.I F.A, U.E.F.A.and the F. A. Then this good game is spoilt.
My sugestion is a small fine and a ban for a few games. Or apoint a retired refree like mr Coolina to judge the standard of refreeing.

Monday, May 26, 2008

VITOR BORBA FERRIERA.. OR RIVALDO.

Vitor Borba Ferriera or better known and loved in the football world as Rivaldo. He was born in Paulista in Brazil, in poor area and it can be seen , as he was undernourishrd ,it shows on his hair teeth ,and the cheeks are shrunk in. But this did not stop him fromentertaining the world with his football.
He was suposed to join Parma in Italy. But he joint DEPORT LA COURANA, in Spain.
He was then sold to Barcelona,for a sum of twentysix million dollars. He came to replace Ronaldo , who left for INTERMILAN.
At Barcelona he became famous for his free kicks, and his bicyle kicks. His best goals were a hat trick verses Valencia on the last day of 2001 season in 3-2 win the last goal was a majestic biycle kick in the 90 miute to take Barcelona into the U.E. F. A cup.
He has oftened been acused for playing better for the club , then for the country.
Once in ten days he played for Brazil vs Panama. Then Barcelona vs Poland . and finaly Brazil vs Urugay in a worlg cup qualifier match.
In the 2002 world cupin Japan, it was marred by Rivaldos playacting in the match between Brazil and Turkey , in the closing stages the Turkish defender ,Hakan Unsal kicked the ball hitting Rivaldo on the thigh but Rivaldo fell holding his face. Thisled to a second yellow card followed by a red card. F.I.F.A then fined Rivaldo 1,670 dollars.
When Barcelona had a new coach , he left for A.C. Milan. But he had a unhappy time leading to his move to Greece first at Olympikos and then at A.K . ATHENS.
He has played 519 games so far and scored 248 goalso far. After the match with Turkey the Tukish coach has saidthis. Turkey has sent thousands of troops to fight in the Korean war , but one stupid South Korean refree has hurt every Turk and kindled anger against the Koreans.

Friday, May 23, 2008

WHEN DISCIPLINE WAS MOST NEEDED.

During the champion league final between MANCHESTER UNITED and CHELSEA. As both the managers decided to go into penalty shootout, as both clubs had very good goalkeepers of world fame and bags of experience as well. The result would have been quite diffrent had not Drogba not got his marching orders after his shameful act of slapping Videk. Which made CHELSEA short of a penalty striker. John Terry was not on the list of five penalty takers. He came in the place of Drogba. It was very costly as John Terry sliped and the ball flew wide of the post.
The lesson to be learnt by all footballers is to be disciplined till the refree blows the final whistle.
In the 1999 champion final between MANCHESTER UNITED and BAYERN MUNICH in which Manchester united won by a score of 2-1. In that final Paul Scholes and Roy Keane were suspended for that match . this gave Scholes a chance to play in a final and win a medal.

CHAMPION LEAGUE FINAL 2008.

This years champion league final was between two English football clubsfor the first time.
It had happened before when two Italian clubs A.C .Milan played JUVENTUS . And when REAL MADRID played VALENCIA, from the same country.
This years final was held in Moscow. The weather was cold and it was raining , making the pitch slipery. And would play a big part in the result.
The first goal was scored in the twentysixth minute ,by Christiano Ronaldo,for Manchester United. Chelsea then replied in the fourtyfifth minute by scoring the equalizer by Frank Lampard. The cat and mouse game continued, and the coaches and players decided for extra time and finally to go for penalties.
In the first extra time , the game took an ugly seen with the Chelsea striker Dider Drogba slapping the Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic.The Chech refree did not hesitate to show Drogba the red card . This would cost Chelsea dearly as they were one striker shot for penalties.
The penalty takers for Manchester United were as follows..I.
1 TEVEZ.
2 NANI.
3 GIGGS.
4 HARGREAVES
5 ANDERSON
RONALDO*
The penalty takers for CHELSEA were as follows.
1 BALLACK.
2BELLETTI.
3 COLE.
4 LAMPARD.
5 KALOU.
6 TERRY.*
7 ANELKA.*
* THOSE who missed the penalty..

Thursday, May 22, 2008

THE GERMAN LOSS IN THE 1982 WORLD CUP.

In the 1982 world cup held in SPAIN ,IN THE YEAR 1982. From 13 June to 11july.was a worldcup in which Algeira took part for the first time. They were the minnows of the world cup, along with Kuwait and Cameroon.
The match between Germany and Algeira caused a big suprise of the tournament. The Germans were former world champions , and here were the minnows. The German players taunted their aponents like this one said he would play the full match smoking a cigar. Another said he would dedicate a goal for his son. Another said this would be a cake walk for us.
But when the match started Algeira scored the first goal. But Karl Heinz Rummanigge scored the equaliser. But Algeira scored a wining goal in closing minutes.
In the next match between Austria and Germany, they passed the ball aimlesly and killed the time. The crowds got angry one German fan even burnt the flag. Afer this incident F.I.F. A. made a new rule that the matches should start at the same time, not the next day.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

FOOTBALLERS WHO HAVE PLAYED500GAMES

This must come realy as a suprise to many football fans to know that as we see so many matches these days, played during the weekends.But the big suprise is that only four footballers have played over five hundred games in the E. P. L. The record is held jointly,by two MANCHESTER UNITED players.
PLAYER COUNTRY CLUB MATCHES.
1 BOBBY CHARLTON ENGLAND MANCHESTERUNITED 758.
2 RYAN GIGGS. WALES. MANCHESTER UNITED. 758
3 GARY SPEED. WALES. LEEDS UNITED. EVERTON. NEW CASTLE UNITED. BOLTON WANDERERS. He has played 640 E.P.L. matches.
4 DAVID JAMES . ENGLAND. LIVERPOOL. ASHTON VILLA. WEST HAM. MANCHESTER CITY. PORTHSMOUTH. David James has played 540 matches.
Please kindly note DAVID JAMES is the onlygoalkeeper to play over 500 games.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

SOME OF THE COSTLIEST FOOTBALLERS.

1 ZINEDENE ZIDANE, was sold from JUVENTUS to REAL MADRID for a sum of foutyone million euros.
2 JUVENTUS then had to replace the very talented playmaker , come midfielder, with equally goodfootballer. They chose the Chech Republic captain to fill the vacent spot. PAVEL NEDVED was the footballer chosen. JUVENTUS then paid LAZIO a sum of fourtyone million euros for PAVEL NEDVED, so making him the worlds costliest footballer.
3 RONILDHINO was sold from the french club P. S. G. to Barcelona for a sum of twentyone million pounds.
4 OWEN HARGREAVES was sold from BAYERN MUNICH, to MANCHESTER UNITED for a sum of seventeen million pounds.
5 LUIS NANI was sold from SPORTING LISBON to MANCHESTER UNITED for a sum of seventeen million pounds.
6 FERNANDO TORRES was sold from ATLETICO MADRID in SPAIN to LIVERPOOL, for a sum of twentysix . five million pounds. plus LUIS GARCIA was given free to ATLETICO MADRID for free.
Here iwould like to enlighten my fellow football fans , to kindly notice a few things. You may notice the main big tranfers are made by REAL MADRID and MANCHESTER UNITED. So naturaly they stay on top. But ARSENAL will never spend such sums . ARSENE WENGER all belives in picking young footballers who were discarded or whowere unhappy as being substitutes,and then develop them . take the case of NICHOLAS ANELKA, he was sold by P.S .G to ARSENAL for 50,000dollars. ARSENAL sold him to REAL MADRID for 22.3 million dollars. And for aclub to score eightythree points and still come third in the E.P. L. with the costliest player probably being a defender William Galas.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

SOME OF THE COSTLIEST FOOTBALLERS.

1 GIANLUGI BUFFON was sold from PARMA to JUVENTUS for a sum of thirtytwo, two million dollars . Making him the worlds costliest goalkeeper.
2 RIO FERDINAND was sold by TOTNEMHOTSPUR to MANCHESTER UNITED for a sum of thirty million dollars. making him the costliest defender.
3 MARC OVERMARS was sold from ARSENAL to BARCELONA, for sum of twentyfive million dollars. Making him the costliest DUTCH footballer ever.
4 ALAN SHEARER was sold from BLACKBURN ROVERS to NEWCASTLE UNITED for asum of tyentynine million dollars.
5 ANDRIAY SHEVCHENKO was sold from A.C. MILAN to CHELSEA for a sum of Thirty million Euros.
6 MICHEL ESSIEN was sold from O . LYONin FRANCE to CHELSEA fo^Twentyfour million euros this was a record till Shevchenko broke it.
7 The Brazilan RONALDO paid BARCELONA twentynine million dollars ,so that he could join INTERMILAN . He then settled it with INTERMILAN. Probably the firsttime a player bought himself out.
8 WAYNE ROONEY was sold from Everton to MANCHESTER UNITEDfor a sum of thirtyone million dollars.
9 LUIS NANI was sold from SPORTING LISBON to MANCHESTER UNITED,for a sum of seventeen million pounds.
10 RUDD VAN NISTELROOY was sold from Manchester unitedto REAL MADRID for a sum of eleven million dollars.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

LOYAL FOOTBALLERS TO THE CLUB.

Every year when the season ends three clubs in all countries get demoted ,and three clubs get promoted. At a time like this there are an exodus of players,who join clubs in the top level.
But at times we do get players who remain loyal to the club and even big clubs have failed to get them in the big teams . Here are a few of them
1 FRANSISCO MIGUEL NARVAEZ MACHON. Or better known and loved at ATLETICO MADRID as simply KIKO . He played from 1993 to 2001 at the club . But when the club was relegated,in the year 2000 he stayed with the club,without a salary and brought it to the top level the following year.
2 GABRIEL BATISTUTA the Argentinan is another famous footballer. He played his club football for mannny years at Florence ITALY for the club FIORENTINA. But when th club was demoted in the year 1993. Batistuta stayed on and the following year Florientina were back in SIERA . So touched were the people of FLORENCE in gratitude they made a life size bronze statue of GABRIEL BATISTUTA in the city center.
3&4 There are two very famous and highly paid fooballers who refused to leave JUVENTUS in ITALY when they were demoted in the year 2005 ,2006 for getting involved in a shameful scandal . There were many footballers who left Juventus for INTERMILAN and other clubs.
But the loyal pair stayed on , they were DAVID TRZEGUET and PAVEL NEDVED. PLEASE note Pavel Nedved was brought from LASSIO for 41, million dollars a record. IF he left the line would be long to buy him. Sorry it was 41 million euros,not dollars.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

MANOEL FRANSISCO DO SANTOS.

Manoel FransiscoDo Santos or better known to the football world as GARRINCHA or LittleBird. The littrel meaning is the WREN.
He played footballfor Brazil in the 1 958 1962 World cups. And as long as Pele and Garrincha played together as forwards Brazil never lost a match. He was admired on the pitch as the worlds greatest dribller and he was wild of the field,his weakness was alchol that eventuallykilled him of at the age of fourty nine years, of scirosisof the liver he had a few car crashes as well.
Back to his football and magic feet. He had several birth defects , his spine was deformed , his right legbent inwards ,his right leg was six centimeters shorter and curled outwards. B ut he did not let these problems spoil his wonderful game of football. Both Pele and Garrincha played in a total of sixty games for Brazil from 1958 ,1962 ,and loss cameagainst England in 1966 world cup . It was atotal of sixty games they won fiftythree and seven were drawn.
His private life was a wreck his two wifes left him and it is said he fathered 14, fourteen children. But with all this he was very much loved by the Brazilins. The stadium at Brasila is named after him.
Thousands marched through the streets at his funeral ,so popular was he.
He was born in 28/10/1933 and died in19/1/1983. The LITTLE BIRDS Gravestone has these words HERE RESTS ONE WHO GAVE US SO MUCH JOY.
In the year1962 a movie was made on the life of GARRICHA both on and of the pitch . It was called JOY OF THE PEOPLE. In the year 2003 another movie was made on Garrincha called THE LONELY STAR.

Friday, May 9, 2008

IVAN KLSNIC.

Iva n Klasnic is a CROATIAN but GERMAN born footballer, who plays is club footballfor the German club WERDER BREMEN as a striker. But he plays internatinol football for Croatia. Even the former German natinol coach Rudy Voeller tried to convince him to play for Germany,but Ivan politely refusedto play for Germany.
Ivan Klasnic was diagonised with kidney failure, in both the kidneys. His mother donated her kidney but Ivans body rejected the kidney. His father then donatedhis kidney and this timeit worked.
Heis the only living footballer to play in all three cups level THE WORLD CUP, THE EURO CUP, and the BUNDESLIGACUP. And he chosen for the EURO2008 tournament.
Iam personaly very proud of his football achivement.
It has now been proven that the doctors failed to notice his kidney problem way back in 2001, he is now sueing the doctorsfor a few million dollars.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

MANCHESTER UNITED AND MANU TRUTH.

Around the world thousands of Manchester United fans go around claiming so very proudly that they are very much MANU fans and their website has MANU on it. It would be nice if I explained,and the truth is very hurtful.
The U means you and was a chant started by the WEST BROM FANS. iT STARTED AFTER THE 1958 Munich aircrash, the chant goes like this DUNCAN EDWARDS is manure ,rotting in his grave. Man you are manure rotting in your grave.
LIVERPOOL and LEEDS UNITED had their very own taunt. It goes like this MAN U went ona plane , MAN U MAN U did not ever come back home and MAN U MAN U you never intended to come back home. ( If you combine the first letter of each wordof the second line you get the word MUNICH) think we must enlighten the RED DEVIL fans.must. Even though I am a strong ARSENAL fan , I must enligten them no harm.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

ENZO FENSOCHOLI.URIARTE..

Enzo Fensocholi was a Urugayan footballer born of ITALIAN decent,he was born in MONTIVEDO. He played as a midfielder. HE was extremly talented and very graceful, accurate passes and veryslky moves.
HE played his club football in Argentina with two long spells with RIVERPLATE. Please note ENZO FENSOCHOLI ia the only Urugayan footballer to find place in PELES list of 125 best footballers. He is also the only URUGAYAN to find his name in the SOCCER MAGAZINES 100 players. He made such an impression on the great FRENCH footballer ZINEDINE ZIDANE so much so that ZIDANE openly admitted that he had developed his football watching ENZO FENSOCHOLI play ,Zidanes back passes gentledirect passes used at JUVENTUS and REAL MADRID are unforgetable. ZIDANE has named one of his sons as ENZO after his favourite footballer.
ENZO played football from1982 to 1997.He took part in two world cups 1986 and 1990. And three COPA AMERICAS.
His pet name on the field was EL PRINCIPE . THE PRINCE.

Monday, May 5, 2008

WORLD SOCCER MAGAZINES 100 PLAYERS.

1 PELE.
2 MARODON.
3 CRUIFF.
4 PLATINI.
5 BECKENBAUR.
6 DI STEFANO.
7 PUSKAS.
8 BEST.
9 VAN BASTEN.
10 EUSIBO.
11 YASHIN.
12 CHARLTON.
13 RONALDO.
14 MOORE.
15 MULLER.
16 BAGGIO.
17 MATTHEWS.
18 ZICO.
19 FRANCO BARESI.
20 GARRINCHA.
21 MALDINI.
22 BATISTUTA.
23 DALGALISH.
24 HAGGI.
25 CANTONA.
26 ROMARIO.
27 JARZINHO.
28 ZIDANE.
29 GULLIT.
30 CHARLES.
31 BANKS.
32 RUSH.
33 MATTHAUS.
34 KLINSMAN.
35 BERGKAMP. 36 LINEKER.
37 RUMMENIGGA
38 REVILENO.
39 DIDI.
40 ROSSI.
41 WEAH.
42 OWEN.
43 SCHMICHEL.
44 FONTAINE.
45 EDWARDS.
46 ZOFF.
47 MEAZA.
48 STOICHKOV.
49 BECKAM.
50 FINNEY
51 RIVALDO.
52 CANIGGA.
53 TOSTAO.
54 RIJKAARD.
55 CHILAVERT.
56 KEEGAN.
57 GASCOIGNE.
58 MILLA.
59 LADRUP.
60 GINOLA.
61 SHEVCHENKO.
62 HODDLE.
63 SOCRATES.
64. ROBERTO CARLOS.
65 SHEARER.
66 PASSARELLA.
67 SUCKER.
68 KOCSIS.
69 DEL PIERO.
70 FALCO.
71 BAXTER.
72 VALDERRAMA.
73 FRANCESCOLLI.
74 DAVIDS,
75 ZAMORA.
76 GENTO.
77 KEMPES.
78 NUTZER.
79 GIGGS.
80 MAIER.
81 JENNINGS.
82 BONIEK.
83 KOPA.
84 SAMMER.
85 FUTRE.
86 GERSON.
87 BEBETO.
88 HANSEN.
89 SOUTHALL.
90 FACHETTI.
91 ELKJAER.
92 KULBALA.
93 ROBSON.
94 RIVA.
95 NASAZZI.
96 VIERI.
97 SCHIAFFINO.
98 SAROSI.

Friday, May 2, 2008

PET NAMES OF SOME FAMOUS FOOTBALLERS.

1 PELE,The great Brazilan footballer whose real name was EDISON Arantes Do Nasscimento,got his first name after Thomas Edison. But Pele comes from his school days as he could not pronounce the nane of his favourite footballer the goalkeeper of the VASCO DA GAMA club who was called BILE ,Edison called him PILE and the classmates teased him and the name has always stuck.

2 DUNGA . The Brazilian footballer and coach of the natinol team is of ITALIAN and GERMAN decent. The name DUNGA was given by his own uncle,it a portugeese word meaning DOPPE, from the fairytale SNOWWHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. The uncle thought that his nephew CARLOS CAETANO BLEDRON VERRI would never ever grow up in size and would remain a dwarf ,and named him DOPPE. The name has stuck to him for ever.

3 The Spanish footballer FERNANDO TORRES gets his pet name THE ELNINO, meaning THE KID during his early years at the Spanish club
Atl├ętico Madrid. Because of his babby face.

4 The great Hungarian footballer FERNC PUSKAS was always called the cannon. By structure he was short and stout and had a powerful kick which went like a cannon ball. Along with the great Argentinan ALBERTO STEFANO who both played for REAL MADRID were a fantastic pear.