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Top 5 Indian stars in ISL 2015

The Indian Super League has given a great platform for the Indian youngsters to test their mettle against some of the very best players of world football. The experience of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Zico, Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Marco Materazzi and Simao Sabrosa will do wonders for their careers. Certainly some Indian players have grabbed the opportunity ...

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What if ISL is merged with I-league?

When the Indian Super League began in late 2014, India became one of the very few countries in the world to have two league competitions. The ISL and the more conventional I-League remain two separate tournaments. However, it has often been suggested that the merger of the two leagues would be better for the development of the game in the ...

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1986: The crowning moment of the King

Brilliant. Cunning. Courageous. One-man-army. Phenomenon. One can fall short of superlatives if they have ever seen Diego play. Diego Armando Maradona Franco was a plain genius and is regarded as the greatest ever football player alongside Pele and the 1986 World Cup in Mexico is one of many testaments of it. The former Napoli talisman wasn’t the favorite to lead ...

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Greatest Quotes About Diego Maradona

He had complete mastery of the ball. When Maradona ran with the ball or dribbled through the defence, he seemed to have the ball tied to his boots. I remember our early training sessions with him: the rest of the team were so amazed that they just stood and watched him. We all thought ourselves privileged to be witnesses of ...

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Greatest Quotes About Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes was arguably one of the most underrated players during his playing career. The Englishman won 12 Premier League titles with Manchester United and was a key player in Sir Alex Ferguson’s red army. “Paul Scholes, He Scores Goals” is the famous chant of the Old Trafford faithful and is still sung on Match Days for their beloved hero. ...

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The Timeline of Gianfranco Zola

1966 A week before the 1966 World Cup kicked-off, Gianfranco Zola was born on 5 July 1966 in Oliena, Italy. 1980 Zola began his football education at his local side Corrasi Oliena in 1980 and remained a part of the team until 1983. 1984 The Italian joined his first professional football team, Nuorese in 1984; during his two year stay ...

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Mathias Sammer’s Contributions To Borussia Dortmund

Matthias Sammer’s father, Klaus Sammer was a mainstay in Dynamo Dresden’s midfield for over a decade, in the process making 17 appearances for East Germany prior to Germany’s unification. It was only plausible that the young Sammer would follow his father’s lead in the beautiful game. Born in 1967, Sammer made his first team debut for Dynamo Dresden in 1985 ...

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The Timeline of Rivaldo

The 3Rs of Brazil – Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are still hailed as one of the best attacking partnerships the world has ever seen. More than a decade has passed since the Brazilian trio won the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo and Ronaldinho are still in the limelight but Rivaldo, 43, who is still playing for a Brazilian second division ...

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The legend called Paolo Di Canio

There are a few characters in world football as maverick as the Italian legend Paolo di Canio. A genius on the pitch, he was capable of executing the most audacious of skills with panache, but at the same time equally volatile many a times to the detriment of his own team. Di Canio was born in an area of Rome ...

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