Rising Stars

Football’s Rising Stars – Max Meyer


Max Meyer started his football career very young and moved to Gelsenkirchen giants Schalke in 2009 before progressing to the club’s first team in 2013. He has been one of the hottest prospects in German football. Playing style Meyer is an attacking midfielder with fantastic movement. He is able to drop a little deep to support attacking moves, move to ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Yannick Ferreira Carrasco


Yannick Ferreira Carrasco moved to Monaco of the French league in 2010 from his native Belgium and became part of the principality outfit’s second team. Two years later he was playing for the club’s first team and made a name for himself with his skills on the wing. Carrasco’s performances saw Atletico Madrid sign him in the summer of 2015 ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Luciano Vietto


Luciano Vieto is another hot and young prospect to emerge from Argentine football. He is currently making a name for himself in the Spanish top flight and is likely to be in contention for a spot in the Argentina national team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Playing style Vietto is a well-rounded forward who is adept at dropping ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Leon Goretzka


Leon Goretzka began his football career at Werner SV 06 Bochum in 1999 before he moved to VfL Bochum two years’ later. He spent 11 years with the youth sides of Bochum before being promoted to the first team for the 2012/13 in the 2.Bundesliga during which the midfielder played 32 league games and netted four times. His solitary season ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Kurt Zouma


Leading into the 2014/15 League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had to make do without the presence of Nemanja Matic in midfield. The Serbia international had enjoyed a sensational season shielding the Blues defence as they eventually marched their way to the league title. And in his absence in the League Cup final was ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Joshua Kimmich


At the end of the of the Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund that finished in a scoreless draw at the Westfalenstadion last season, the then Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola was in an animated and pretty charged discussion with Joshua Kimmich, one of his centre-backs in that game. The Munich giants were ravaged by injuries to their key personnel in ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Gianluigi Donnarumma


The clock was already ticking past the five additional minutes that the match officials had allocated for the second half of the Serie A clash between AC Milan and Juventus and with the scoreline 1-0 in favour of the hosts, the defending Italian champions looked set to lose their first two games against the Milan giants this league campaign. With ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Moussa Dembele


There are a fair few Dembeles going around in top level football these days and the one Dembele ( Moussa Dembele ) that Celtic managed to acquire in the last summer transfer window is enthralling Celtic Park with his splendid displays. This Dembele is of Malian descent and has represented France at the youth levels. He spent eight years at ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Ousmane Dembele


In the 2016 summer transfer window Borussia Dortmund acquired the services of Ousmane Dembele after signing him on a five-year contract from French club Rennes. The youngster was much in demand and was also linked with a move to the English Premier League giants Liverpool, but the Black and Yellows were able to take him away to Germany. And the ...

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Football’s Rising Stars: Timothy Fosu-Mensah


Manchester United have a proud history of promoting players from their youth system to the first team. In fact that policy has been so successful that the 20-time English champions have always had a youth team player at least on their bench – if not the first team – since the 1930s. That is a fantastic return for any club ...

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