Tag Archives: Manchester United

Portrait of an iconic manager – Sir Matt Busby

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Sir Matt Busby is regarded among the greatest managers of all time courtesy of his 24-year stint at Old Trafford during which he made the club one of the most respected and feared outfits in world football. And he did it all despite the unfortunate plane crash in February 1958 that killed several members of his young team, including the ...

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Chapecoense and five other teams that perished in plane crashes

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The Brazilian football club Chapecoense have made rapid strides since their establishment in 1973 and reached the country’s top flight in 2014 for the first time since 1979. This year, they wrote another illustrious chapter in the club’s history after reaching the final of the Copa Sudamericana – the second tier continental competition in South America – for the first ...

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Five players who played beyond the age of 40

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The 2015/16 season was one of the best of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career. He helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and then captained the Portugal national team to a triumphant 2016 European Championship campaign in France, delivering his country its first ever major international honour in football. On the back of his success, he has signed a new five-year deal ...

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New Premier League Stars who have made a good start

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The Premier League witnessed the influx of star players in the summer. The league has suffered the departure of big players to Spain, especially in recent seasons and this also coincided with the inability of English teams to win the Champions League and Europa League since 2012 and 2013 respectively which were both won by Chelsea in those years. Chelsea ...

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Five footballers who earned knighthood

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Sir Stanley Matthews The Blackpool and Stoke City legend earned his knighthood in 1965 and became the first footballer to be knighted. He remains the only footballer to be knighted while still playing. Matthews had an incredible 33-year long professional playing career and quite remarkably, he continued playing professional football until he was 50. Known by several nicknames, including “the ...

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Five biggest underdog triumphs in the Champions League

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Chelsea 1-1 (4-3 on penalties) Bayern Munich (final, 2011/12) Heading in to the 2012 Champions League final, Bayern Munich were the overwhelming favourites. The Bavarian giants were playing at home and Chelsea had barely survived with enough first team regulars after a bruising semi-final win over Barcelona. But in the final the Blues kept doing what they did to eliminate ...

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