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5 players who won both World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or

Lothar Matthaus (Ballon d’Or 1990; FIFA World Player of the Year 1991) The Germany legend was the first recipient of the FIFA World player of the Year award which came into existence in 1991. The defensive midfielder, who was singled out by Diego Maradona as the toughest player he ever faced, was plying his trade at the time for Inter ...

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Top national teams with most Ballon d’Or winners

Germany and the Netherlands (7) The two rival nations have been the most dominant at the Ballon d’Or awards with their players collecting seven gongs each. For Germany the first win came from Gerd Muller, who claimed the award in 1970. Franz Beckenbauer won it twice in the 1970s before Karl-Heinz Rummenigge won it back-to-back in 1980 and 1981. Lothar ...

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Top 6 Soccer Jersey Retired by clubs

Bobby Moore (Wes Ham United, #6) Bobby Moore is regarded amongst the greatest players to have ever adorned the Three Lions as well as the Hammers jersey. He was the captain of the England national team as they went on to win their only World Cup in 1966. The defender spent 16 years at Upton Park and is regarded amongst ...

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Francesco Totti: All major records and trophies

Every little kid dreams of becoming a great like the guy on the poster adoring his wall. When that little kid kicks a ball with friends in the park, when he makes a picture of himself scoring a match winning goal in the arts class, and when he lies on the bed before sleep takes him over. Not every kid ...

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PSG and Barcelona’s unbeaten record not impressive enough

Last week Paris Saint Germain broke the French record for the longest unbeaten record. The Ligue 1 champions haven’t lost in 34 games but they are still way behind from becoming one of the most unbeatable league sides in Europe. Now, Barcelona have beaten their previous club record of staying unbeaten for 28 games with a 1 – 1 draw ...

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Most impressive Chelsea records over the last decade

Since the takeover of Chelsea by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich over a decade or so ago, the Blues have become a dominant force in the English Premier League and they have also made significant forays in European competitions, having won the Champions League and the Europa League in successive seasons. The Pensioners hold the record for most wins in a ...

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Top 5 Embarrassing Club Record Signings

Andy Carroll The Geordie moved to Liverpool in the summer of 2011 for an eye-watering sum of £35m. No one had thought that Carroll would command such a staggering fee for his move from St. James’ Park to Anfield, but the Reds did shell out the money after they reaped the riches from Fernando Torres’ move to Chelsea for another ...

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Most impressive Bayern Munich records over the last decade

The reigning German champions Bayern Munich are going through one of the best years of their existence. They have been dominating the Bundesliga like no team have done in the past and are on course to collect their fourth successive league title, having built up a substantial eight-point gap over second-placed Borussia Dortmund at the halfway stage of the season. ...

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Top 5 youngest debutants across top 5 European leagues

Mathew Briggs, who started his career at Fulham of the Premier League, and now plays as a full-back at Colchester United in the third division of the English league, remains the youngest Premier League debutant when he replaced Moritz Volz after 77 minutes in a fixture against Middlesbrough in May 2007 in what was a 3-1 defeat for the Londoners. ...

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Mesut Ozil assist records and all 2015-16 assists [Video]

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has been an absolute assist monster this season. He has already set-up 16 Premier League goals for his team-mates from just 23 games, while he has also found the back of the net five time across all competitions this season. The World Cup winner is on course to break Thierry Henry’s record of most assists in ...

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