Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Messi breaks Raul's Champions League record

Lionel Messi cemented his place as the greatest goalscorer in Champions League history in typically emphatic fashion by grabbing a hat-trick as Barcelona won 4-0 at APOEL on Tuesday 25, 2014. Messi's first, a close-range effort in the 38th-minute, saw him break the record held by former Real Madrid and Schalke star Raul as he claimed his 72nd goal in Europe's elite club competition. It also took him two ahead of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

He followed it up with two more in the second half: the first a clever chip over the advancing goalkeeper after a nice through ball from Dani Alves; the second a tap-in after Pedro had cut the ball back. The 27-year-old has accumulated his haul in 91 games for Barcelona in the Champions League, while Ronaldo has scored his 70 in 106 matches. Raul needed 142 appearances to reach 71 strikes.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi Breaks La Liga’s Scoring Record

LionelMessi sits top of the La Liga all-time goalscoring charts with 253 strikes at just the age of 27. Former Athletic Bilbao star Telmo Zarra's hit 251 goals in 15 years at Athletic Bilbao between 1940 and 1955. 

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario

Brazilian legend Romario said, that Neymar on track to surpass Messi. Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football's list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario. Now a senator in Brazil, Romario predicted the 22-year-old would remain at the top until at least his mid-30s, reports Xinhua. He has everything it takes to be better than Messi," Romario said.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

A 17 year old Pele on a street of Sweden before the 1958 World Cup

Pele turned 18 during the cup, helped Brazil to reach the finals and then win 5-2 vs Sweden, crowning Brazil as world champions for their first time ever, which turned him overnight into an international sensation. He scored twice in the final, but also let’s not forget that he was part of a great team. This is probably the last time his life was relatively normal. Before the tournament, he was more of a mystery outside of Brazil; after, one of the most popular athlete that ever lived.

He would go on to score 1200+ goals, be named FIFA player of the century, and win two more world cups (in 1962 and 1970) among countless other trophies. To this day no other footballer has ever won 3 world cups and likely never will. Right next to him is Zito, one of the best midfielders of all time. He was Pelé´s partner in Santos team and Brazil player in this World Cup.

Real Madrid striker CristianoRonaldo scored this wonderful goal against Porto while playing for ManchesterUnited back in 2009.

Real Madrid  striker  CristianoRonaldo  scored this wonderful goal against Porto  while playing for ManchesterUnited  back in 2009. The goal has been selected as one of the best 60 goals ever scored in UEFA  competitions.