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5 players who played for more than one national team

Luis Monti The midfielder, whose extensive coverage of the pitch earned him the nickname ‘double wide’ remains the only footballer in the world to have played two World Cup finals with two different national teams. Monti was part of the Argentina national team at the inaugural World Cup in 1930 in Uruguay when La Albiceleste finished on the losing side ...

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Greatest XI to never win the Premier League

greatest xi to never win the premier league

Shay Given The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has spent over 20 years in the Premier League and has played for several clubs but a league winner’s medal has eluded him. The closest he came to winning the coveted title was with Manchester City during his 2009 to 2011 stint at the club, but they won it a year after ...

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5 great players who never played in World Cup

George Weah The Liberia international was one of the most feared strikers of his generation and went on to win a Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain as well as two Serie A titles during his time in Italy. He first burst on to the European football scene under the stewardship of Arsene Wenger, who was at the helm of ...

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Worst XI to win the Premier League

Stuart Taylor The second choice goalkeeper collected a winners’ medal at Arsenal during their 2001/02 league winning season when manager Arsene Wenger brought him on for Richard Wright on the final day of the season to ensure that he had ten matches – minimum requirement to get a winners’ medal. Jeff Kenna The right-back was a Premier League winner with ...

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Five footballers who earned knighthood

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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Four clubs who adopted kits of other clubs

Juventus When the Italian outfit began their football journey, they originally wore pink shirts but the colour could hardly bear the burden of repeated washing and would ultimately fade away. Juventus wanted a solution for the problem and asked one of their members, an Englishman named John Savage, to ask his contacts in England to supply shirts in colours that ...

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All you need to know about the new Ballon d’Or award

History of the Ballon d’Or The concept of awarding the best European player each year was started by the French magazine France Football, which first came up with the idea in 1956. The idea conceived by France Football editor Gabriel Hanot intended to give the Ballon d’Or to the best European player each year. The voting rights were exclusive to ...

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