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Footballers who excelled at other sports (Part Two)

Continuing the series about footballers who excelled at other sports. (For Part One please click here). Petr Cech As a boy growing up in the Czech Republic, Cech loved ice hockey and played it as a boy. However, he was forced to choose between it and football when he was a  teenager and, having made his choice, could not play ...

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Top quotes on Jesse Lingard

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Having signed up as a youth for Manchester United in 2000, it was another 14 years before Lingard made his league debut for the club as a professional. Impressing mainly during spells on loan, we take a look at some of the top quotes on Jesse Lingard. After having become a professional in the summer of 2011, Lingard has played ...

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Best quotes on Luke Shaw

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Another promising teenager signed by Manchester United in 2014 for a world record fee for an 18-year-old, Shaw has developed himself into a compact left-back for both club and the England national team. Still around mid-way through his career, we take a look at some of the best quotes on Luke Shaw. Starting his career as a youth with Southampton ...

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Top quotes about Anthony Martial

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Coming to Manchester United with the highest paid fee splashed out for a teenage footballer, Martial was seen as one of the most exciting prospects in world football at the time. Playing as a forward with speed and good technique, we take a look at the top quotes about Anthony Martial. After nurturing his ability at French team Les Ulis, ...

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Footballers who excelled at other sports (Part One)

Some players when they are growing up are just natural athletes. They excel at multiple sports and are often forced to make a decision about which sport they want to follow professionally. At one stage it was not uncommon for a player to actually follow two parallel careers – Denis Compton, for example, played for Arsenal between 1936 and 1950 ...

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Greatest quotes about Marcus Rashford

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As a major advocate of helping provide free school meals for children during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, Rashford has become something of a humanitarian as well as a sporting star. With many plaudits on and off the pitch, we take a look at some of the greatest quotes about Marcus Rashford. Having struggled whilst growing up in Manchester ...

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Best quotes about Nemanja Matic

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A giant of a man at six foot four, Matic has impressed so far in his career as a defensive midfielder with a good tackle rate and an aggressive style of play. Currently playing for Premier League side Manchester United, we take a look at some of the best quotes about Nemanja Matic. Having started his career as an attacking ...

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Gallagher and Broja to get pre-season chance

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Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja will be given their chance to impress Thomas Tuchel in pre-season training before any decision is made about their Chelsea futures. Both have enjoyed productive loan spells away from the club this season, Gallagher with Crystal Palace and Broja with Southampton. Gallagher’s form, in particular, has seen him capped by England and he has a ...

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Chelsea want Brighton full-back

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Chelsea want to sign highly rated Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella in the summer. However, they face competition with both Manchester City and Tottenham reported to be interested in the player who is valued at £30 million. The Spaniard, with his distinctive hair style, has made a big impression in his first season in English football following his £15 move from ...

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Bellerín return confirmed

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Real Betis have confirmed that full-back Hector Bellerín is returning to Arsenal now that his loan spell is about to end. However, they have not ruled out a return for the player at some point in the future, after he helped the club he supported as a boy win their first trophy since 2005, when they beat Valencia in the ...

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