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Major football records held by Lionel Messi

When it comes to individual honours, no player is more decorated than Barcelona stalwart Lionel Messi. Ever since he made his senior debut for the Catalan club, he has been breaking records left, right and centre. His genius has elevated him to such a level that there is a record being broken in virtually every game that he plays in. ...

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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 Timeline of Gary Lineker

Although it isn’t as popular as some of its wealthier counterparts like Manchester United’s, West Ham’s or even Southampton’s youth academy, Leicester City has contributed its fair share of stalwarts to English football. Some of them include Peter Shilton, David Nish, Steve Whitworth, Emile Heskey, as well as the controversial but undoubtedly successful Don Revie. Of all these perhaps the ...

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The Timeline of Thierry Henry

Very few players can boast of a career as illustrious and as trophy-laden as the legendary French forward Thierry Henry. Here’s a lowdown on his career: 1977: Thierry Daniel Henry was born to parents of Antillean heritage in the tough Parisian suburb of Les Ulis. 1990: Monaco sent scout Arnold Catalano to watch Henry, then at the age of 13 ...

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The Timeline of Carles Puyol

How often does it happen that when you think of a club – that one player donning the club’s colors is the first thing that springs to your mind? Not very often. It’s not common for one player to become a personification of over a hundred year old institution. But such has been the career and character of Carles Puyol ...

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