Monday, 2 November 2015

Mind blowing facts about Champions League

Spain has produced most winners in competition's 58 year history. 13 times. However, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only teams to have won it. Whereas, England has produced 5 winners- Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Chelsea.

Spain 13 winners       9 runner ups          2 teams

Italy   12 winners       14 runner ups         3 teams

England 12 winners       7 runner ups          5 teams

Germany 6 winners       9 runner ups          3 teams

The team to have won the Champions League with the fewest games won isManchester United (1998–99), five wins. However, they went through the competition unbeaten.
Real Madrid have the record number of consecutive participations in the European Cup, taking part in the first 15 tournaments from 1955–56 to 1969–70. They won the first five editions of the competition, and they are the most successful team in the competition's history with 9 wins.
Manchester United have the record number of consecutive participations in the UEFA Champions League with 17 from 1996–97 to 2012–13, with Real Madrid having participated in 16 consecutive campaigns from 1997–98 to 2012–13 and Arsenal in 15 consecutive campaigns from 1998–99 to 2012–13.
The record for consecutive semifinals is six, held by Barcelona (2007–08 to 2012–13).
Only 3 clubs have won the UEFA Champions League fielding local players – Celtic (1967), Real Madrid (1966) and FC Steaua Bucarest (1986).
The fastest UEFA Champions League goal was scored 10.2 seconds after kick-off by Bayern Munich’s Roy Makaay against Real Madrid in 2007.
Nottingham Forest have an unusual feat of having won the UEFA Champions League more often than they have won their domestic league.
Celtic are the only club to have the distinction of completing a ‘quadruple’ winning both domestic cups, the domestic league and the UEFA Champions League in the 1966/1967 season.
In 2006 Arsenal produced the best defensive effort in the history of the UEFA Champions League, going 10 games without conceding a goal.
English teams were banned from the UEFA Champions League between 1986 and 1991 following a series of stadium disasters and hooliganism problems. The absence of English teams gave three teams the opportunity to win the tournament for the first time following a decade of English dominance – PSV EindhovenRed Star Belgrade and Steaua Bucarest all won the title before England returned to the UEFA Champions League fold in 1991.Juventus are the most unfortunate team in the champions league history, they dominated European football in 70's and 80's but only won 1 European cup in 85-86. And that victory was more bitter than sweet due to the Heysel stadium disaster tragedy, when 39 Juventus fans died due to fan hooliganism, mostly because of Liverpool supporters.Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Ajax, Liverpool, Manchester United, Internazionale, Juventus, Benfica, Porto, Nottingham Forest are considered traditional giants of European football. Between them they share 85% of European championships.Following matches are considered one of the greatest in competition's history:

Friday, 11 September 2015

31 random facts including Elmada football facts..

A random football fact, #1: (7/2/13)
The last time the Netherlands played an international match without a 'van' in their starting XI was against France during Euro 2000 (they won 3-2).
However, the last time they didn't have a 'van' in their entire match day squad (Peter van Vossen appeared as a late substitute against France) was way back in 1996 in a friendly 2-0 victory against China.

A random football fact, #2: (9/2/13)
The highest amount of goals scored by half time occurred in 1954, when Motherwell and Dumbarton played out a huge 6-6 draw; Motherwell were 6-4 up at the end of the first half - a huge 10 first half goals.

A random football fact, #3: (11/2/13)
Quite fittingly, Pelé is the youngest ever World Cup winner, picking up the gold in 1958 at just 17 years and 249 days.
Way up the other end of the scale is former Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff, who in 1982 became the oldest player to lift the trophy at 40 years and 133 days.

A random football fact, #4: (updated 02/03/14)
Andy Selva hold the distinction of being the only man to ever score a winning goal for San Marino, having scored in their 1-0 victory against Liechtenstein in 2004 (in 121 games, San Marino's record is 1 win, 3 draws and 117 losses).
Selva is also the nation's all time top goalscorer, with 8 goals (in 64 appearances). Manuel Marani is the only other man to score on more than one occasion for San Marino, with 2 goals (34 appearances).

A random football fact, #5:
Forget about Messi; if you want to find a goalscorer, look no further than Fernando Peyroteo.
The Portuguese boasts the world's greatest goals to game ratio of 1.77, having found the net an incredible 331 times in just 187 games for Sporting Lisbon between 1937 and 1949 (compared to Messi's 0.82 for Barcelona).
Adding to that, he reportedly scored 4 or more goals in a game on more than 30 occasions, including a phenomenal nine in one game.

A random football fact, #6: (14/3/13)
No country has ever won the World Cup during the papacy (term) of a Pope from the same country.
Not that it should worry Argentina; Messi's broken enough records already, so what's one more?

A random football fact, #7: (18/3/13)
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is the only Premier League players whose last name is completely made up of roman numerals: V (5), I (1), D (500), I (1), C (100).
A gladiatorial name that perfectly suits his play?

A random football fact, #8: (updated 02/03/14)
The power house nations of Algeria, Ghana, South Korea and Saudi Arabia are part of an elite group; being the only countries in the world to boast an undefeated record against England.

A random football fact, #9: (29/3/13)
Arsenal are the only team to have received a gold version of the Premier League trophy, when it was specially made to commemorate their 2004 ‘Invincibles’ season, instead of the silver trophy that every other title winning team have lifted.

A random football fact, #10: (updated 02/03/14)
In the 2009-10 season, Barcelona's Pedro became the first man to score in 6 different, official club competitions in one season, scoring in La Liga, the Supercopa de España, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
However, this has since been trumped by Spanish striker Fernando Torres, who scored in 7 official club competitions during the 2012-13 season. The Chelsea striker netted in the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FIFA Club World Cup, FA Community Shield, FA Cup and League Cup.

A random football fact, #11: (31/3/13)
Martin O'Neill's departure from Sunderland is the first time in his career that he has left a professional club because he has been sacked. He has previously managed Wycombe, Norwich, Leicester, Celtic and Aston Villa, but left them all on his own terms.

A random football fact, #12: (22/4/13)
Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola is the only player to be sent off in a World Cup finals... on his birthday! The Italian received a red in their second round victory against Nigeria on his 28th birthday.
On the bright side, at least he got a card from the referee.**
**I apologise for how rubbish a joke that was...

A random football fact, #13:
Less of a football fact and more pub quiz-y, but I think this is brilliant. As the question goes, ‘Sunderland did it in 1979, Villa did it in 1981. Who did it in 1980?’
The answer isn’t another team as you may expect, but is in fact ‘Trevor Brooking’. For Brooking scored the winning goal in the 1980 FA Cup Final for West Ham, much like Alan Sunderland did for Arsenal in 1979 and Ricky Villa did for Tottenham in 1981.

A random football fact, #14: (22/4/13)
Arguably Finland’s greatest ever player, Jari Litmanen holds an incredibly unique distinction: he is the only footballer to have played international football in four different decades.
‘Kuningas’ made his Finland debut in 1989 (the 80s), was a regular throughout the 90s and 00s, before making his final appearance in 2010 (the 10s). No surprise then that he is the nation’s most capped player, representing Finland a whopping 137 times.

A random football fact, #15: (28/5/13)
Welshman Robert Earnshaw boasts an impressive record as the only player to have scored hat tricks in: the top four domestic leagues in England (The Premiership and Divisions 1, 2 and 3 before they were rebranded) and both domestic cups in England (the League and FA Cups), along with netting a treble in an international for Wales.
Hat tricks in 7 different competitions doesn’t scream complacency now, does it..

A random football fact, #16: (23/7/13)
While teams fluctuate in the FIFA World Rankings, Malaysia holds the record for the greatest difference between their highest and lowest ever ranking. In August 1993, the nation held a respectable 75th position, yet in June 2008 they were 170th – a difference of 95 places between their best and worst ranking positions.

A random football fact, #17: (23/7/13)
PSV Eindhoven appear to claim an interesting sponsorship record. With the club originally founded by engineering and electronics giant Philips, PSV, standing for ‘Philips Sport Vereniging’ (translating as Philips Sports Union) have retained these close links. Thus since 1982, the first year Eredivisie clubs were permitted to have shirt sponsorships, ‘Philips’ has been imprinted on the players’ torsos as the primary shirt sponsor.
To show a comparison in the same time period, (not including different shirt logos within the same sponsorship) Chelsea and AC Milan have had 9 different shirt sponsorships, Real Madrid 8 and Manchester United 5 (including Chevrolet, agreed to commence 2014).

A random football fact, #18: (26/7/13)
Winning the Copa Libertadores with Atlético Mineiro has placed Ronaldinho into a very exclusive club, becoming one of only seven players to win both this and the UEFA Champions League, along with Cafu, Dida, Roque Júnior, Carlos Tevez, Juan Pablo Sorín and Walter Samuel.

A random football fact, #19: (1/8/13)
Sergio Batista (1986) and Gennaro Gattuso (2006) are apparently the only 2 players to have won the World Cup while sporting a full beard.

A random football fact, #20:
In the wake of the Munich Air Disaster, Real Madrid President Santiago Bernabeu’s respect for Sir Matt Busby and his Manchester United team led to attempts to help rebuild the club following such tragedy.
They offered holidays to Spain and allowed the use of their facilities for the bereaved, set up cut price annual friendlies to help raise funds, and even offered Argentine legend Alfredo Di Stéfano to the club on loan (the player also agreed but the move was blocked by the FA as it was considered a place that could instead be used by another British player).

A random football fact, #21: (29/8/13)
Miguel Muñoz, Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti, Franch Rijkaard and Josep Guardiola are the only 6 people to win the European Cup/Champions League crown as both a player and a manager, lifting the trophy a whopping 23 times between them.

A random football fact, #22:
Paul Merson stated in his book that during his time at Middlesbrough, himself and Paul Gascoigne, who he was living with, used to play a game after training. They would buy several bottles of red wine and a packet of sleeping pills, before betting thousands of pounds on who would fall asleep first.

A random football fact, #23:
Stefan Schwarz arguably had the most bizarre clause to have ever been inserted into a player's contract. When signing for Sunderland in 1999, the Swede was banned from travelling into space!

A random football fact, #24: (11/11/13)
Falkirk and River Plate are the only two football clubs outside of Italy, England and Spain to have broken the world record transfer fee. Sydney Puddlefoot joined the Scottish side for a then record £5,000 in 1922, whilst the Argentinians splashed out a record £23,000 on Bernabe Ferreyra ten years later.

A random football fact, #25:
Former Hammer Alvin Martin achieved quite a feat in 1986 when he scored a hat trick – against 3 different goalkeepers. He first scored past Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Thomas, who then came off at half time having been struggling with an injury coming in to the match. With no substitute goalkeeper, centre back Chris Hedworth went between the sticks and was beaten for Martin’s second before picking up an injury, at which point Geordie legend Peter Beardsley donned the gloves, being beaten for Martin’s third.
Not bad for a centre back.

A random football fact, #26:
The much loved Football Manager game was once banned in China because it 'threatened its content harmful to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity... (that) seriously violates Chinese law'. This was because the 2005 version included Taiwan and Tibet as separate countries and not as part of China.

A random football fact, #27: (14/1/14)
Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo recently scored his 400th career goal. However, out of all these goals, he has never scored in the 7th minute - the only minute he has failed to do so! Discounting injury time (where he has bagged 20 goals), Ronaldo's most prolific minutes are the 68th, when he has netted 11 times, followed by the 23rd minute, where he has 10!

A random football fact, #28:
Every player dreams of representing their nation, but as far as international careers go, surely there are none more strange than Guillermo Stábile’s.
Uncapped for Argentina, Stábile was selected for the first ever World Cup in 1930. After missing the first game, he was selected for his debut as a replacement for the unfit first choice – and bagged a hat trick. He then scored 2 goals in the final group game to secure qualification to the semi finals (as there were less teams competing). He bagged another brace in the semi final, before netting a single goal in their unsuccessful final versus winners Uruguay.
After this tournament, Stábile never played for Argentina again. This meant that in his international career, he could boast having scored a hat trick on his debut, scoring in every game he played for the national side, a goals per game ratio of two (four games, eight goals), and being the top scorer at the first ever FIFA World Cup.

A random football fact, #29:
Former Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham star David Ginola is very unfortunate: his name is an anagram for ‘vagina dildo’.

A random football fact, #30: (2/3/14)
This season has seen the Premier League be unusually tight, yet it is nothing on the final standings in the 1983-84 season in Romania’s third division, which consisted of 16 teams. Just 10 points separated Champions Muresul Deva (38 points), and bottom placed Minerul Aninoasa

A random football fact, #31: (9/9/15)
Nedu udechukwu has been recognised as the top leading goal scorer in elmada hostel Awka with over 108 goals to his name. Best defender goes to Nzube Uwakwe. Best midfielder goes to Fumblack. Best striker goes to Nwoko Franklin..Utility player of all time Toby. Most assist and chances created Buzzy. Upcoming stars warri and Desmond.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Premier league injuries and possible returns.

Premiership Injuries
Thursday 10th September 2015
Club Player return.. Compiled by nedu udechukwu..
Y Cabaye 2 days
J Ledley 2 days
M Jedinak 2 days
F Campbell TBC
J Speroni 2 days
K Appiah TBC
M Chamakh 3 wks
ASTON VILLA I Gueye 3 days
J Grealish 3 days
G Agbonlahor 3 days
A Traore 3 days
J Crespo Ri'n 1 wk
G Gardner 2 wks
J Okore 6 wks
EVERTON B Oviedo 2 days
T Cleverley 8 wks
B Galloway 2 days
L Baines 2 mths
T Hibbert TBC
D Gibson 3 wks
S Pienaar TBC
B Sagna TBC
W Bony 2 days
P Zabaleta 2 wks
Fernando 1 wk
G Clichy 5 wks
BOURNEMOUTH C Daniels 2 days
M Gradel 7 mths
T Mings 12 mths
J King 2 days
H Arter 5 wks
LIVERPOOL A Lallana 2 days
J Henderson 2 days
J Allen 2 days
J Flanagan 3 mths
D Sturridge 1 wk
NEWCASTLE UNITED M Williamson 4 days
P Dummett TBC
C Good TBC
E Riviere TBC
S Marveaux 3 wks
SOUTHAMPTON J Clasie 3 wks
G Ramirez TBC
F Gardos TBC
R Bertrand 2 wks
F Forster 7 mths
STOKE CITY M Arnautovic 2 days
M Diouf 2 days
G Johnson 2 days
P Odemwingie 1 wk
R Shawcross TBC
M Zarate 4 days
J O'Brien TBC
E Valencia 8 wks
A Carroll 4 days
T Rosicky 4 mths
D Welbeck 4 mths
V Moses 2 days
E Oscar 2 days
SUNDERLAND A Matthews 6 wks
A Johnson 2 wks
J Gomez 1 wk
C Eriksen 3 days
A Townsend 3 days
LEICESTER CITY R Mahrez 3 days
M James 5 mths
P Jones 2 days
NORWICH CITY Y Mulumbu 1 wk
M Olsson 2 days
J Ekstrand TBC
B Foster 3 wks
SWANSEA CITY J Montero 2 days
TBC = To Be Confirmed
Disclaimer: The above information is provided in good faith and every effort is taken to compile accurate and up to date information, despite the transient nature of player injuries. NEDUSPORTSFACTS accepts no liability for errors or omissions in the Injury League Table.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Nigeria sacks keshi

He had it coming
Stephen Keshi Sacked by Nigeria.
By nedu udechukwu on October 16, 2014
Nigeria have parted ways with manager Stephen Keshi
following a run of poor results in the Africa Cup of Nations
SuperSport's Andrew Randa revealed on Thursday that
Keshi had been axed from the Super Eagles' helm, with
former team coach Shuaibu Amodu taking his place
and Gbenga Ogunbote as his assistant.
Nigeria are currently third in qualification Group A and have
just two matches to save their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
hopes, where they will face Congo and South Africa, the two
outfits currently above them in the standings.
The executive committee of the Nigerian Football Federation
released a statement on Thursday regarding Keshi's
sacking, which reads: "In the interest of Nigeria football and
the desire to ensure qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of
Nations finals, the Committee decided to relieve them of
their duties with immediate effect."
Keshi's dismissal may come as something of a surprise
given the timing, but the manager has been under pressure
for several weeks.
Earlier in October,'s Victor Abimbola reported that
back-to-back fixtures against Sudan would decide his fate.
Nigeria lost the away fixture 1-0, and despite winning the
return match 3-1 on Wednesday evening, Keshi was given
his marching orders.
SuperSport's Colin Udoh and broadcaster Paul Sarahs each
feel the decision was premature, however, voicing the
opinion that he deserved more of a chance to prove his
But for the NFF crisis, Keshi would have been out
well before the qualifiers kicked off.
Keshi received 64 caps for Nigeria across a 14-year span,
retiring in 1995 before taking the first of three managerial
posts with Togo in 2004. He assumed the Super Eagles
helm in 2011, going on to win the 2013 Africa Cup of
Nations before taking charge of the team at the 2013
Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup.
The manager had been working without a contract in recent
months, per BBC Sport , such was the uncertainty over his
future with the side.
Despite progressing to the knockout round of this year's
World Cup, the NFF clearly felt a change of direction was
needed, and recent results didn't inspire confidence in Keshi regime following his three years in this post.
The NFF goes on to state that a foreign coach will be
appointed after the qualifiers, but it remains unclear as to
whether that will include preparation for the 2015 Africa Cup
of Nations.
Wednesday's triumph was the Super Eagles' first win in
their last six matches, and Amodu knows he needs to spark
an instant improvement with his side facing two make-or-
break match-ups next.

Best players and pfa players for premier League

1948-49 Johnny Carey (Manchester United) 1948-49
1949-50 Joe Mercer (Arsenal) 1949-50
1950-51 Harry Johnston (Blackpool) 1950-51
1951-52 Billy Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers) 1951-52
1952-53 Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers) 1952-53
1953-54 Tom Finney (Preston North End) 1953-54
1954-55 Don Revie (Manchester City) 1954-55
1955-56 Bert Trautmann (Manchester City) Stanley Matthews (Blackpool) 1955-56
1956-57 Tom Finney (Preston North End) Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid) 1956-57
1957-58 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur) Raymond Kopa (Real Madrid) 1957-58
1958-59 Syd Owen (Luton Town) Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid) 1958-59
1959-60 Bill Slater (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 1959-60
1960-61 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur) Omar Sivori (Juventus) 1960-61
1961-62 Jimmy Adamson (Burnley) Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague) 1961-62
1962-63 Stanley Matthews (Stoke City) Lev Yashin (Moscow Dynamo) 1962-63
1963-64 Bobby Moore (West Ham United) Denis Law (Manchester United) 1963-64
1964-65 Bobby Collins (Leeds United) Eusébio (Benfica) 1964-65
1965-66 Bobby Charlton (Manchester United) Bobby Charlton (Manchester Utd) 1965-66
1966-67 Jackie Charlton (Leeds United) Florian Albert (Ferencvaros) 1966-67
1967-68 George Best (Manchester United) Georgie Best (Manchester United) 1967-68
1968-69 Tony Book (Manchester City) & Gianni Rivera (AC Milan) 1968-69 Dave Mackay (Derby County)
1969-70 Billy Bremner (Leeds United) Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich) 1969-70
1970-71 Frank McLintock (Arsenal) Johan Cryff (Ajax) 1970-71
1971-72 Gordon Banks (Stoke City) Franz Beckenbauer (Bayern Munich) 1971-72
1972-73 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur) Johan Cryff (Barcelona) 1972-73
1973-74 Ian Callaghan (Liverpool) Norman Hunter (Leeds United) Kevin Beattie (Ipswich Town) Johan Cryff (Barcelona) 1973-74
1974-75 Alan Mullery (Fulham) Colin Todd (Derby County) Mervyn Day (West Ham United) Oleg Blokhin (Dynamo Kiev) 1974-75
1975-76 Kevin Keegan (Liverpool) Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur) Peter Barnes (Manchester City) Franz Beckenbauer (Bayern Munich) 1975-76
1976-77 Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool) Andy Gray (Aston Villa) Andy Gray (Aston Villa) Allan Simonsen (Borussia Moenchen) 1976-77
1977-78 Kenny Burns (Nottingham Forest) Peter Shilton (Nottingham Forest) Tony Woodcock (Nottingham For) Kevin Keegan (SV Hamburg) 1977-78
1978-79 Kenny Daglish (Liverpool) Liam Brady (Arsenal) Cyrille Regis (West Bromwich Albion) Kevin Keegan (SV Hamburg) 1978-79
1979-80 Terry McDermott (Liverpool) Terry McDermott (Liverpool) Glenn Hoddle (Tottenham Hotspur) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich) 1979-80
1980-81 Frans Thijssen (Ipswich Town) John Wark (Ipswich Town) Gary Shaw (Aston Villa) Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Bayern Munich) 1980-81
1981-82 Steve Perryman (Tottenham Hotspur) Kevin Keegan (Southampton) Steve Moran (Southampton) Paulo Rossi (Juventus) 1981-82
1982-83 Kenny Daglish (Liverpool) Kenny Daglish (Liverpool) Ian Rush (Liverpool) Michel Platini (Juventus) 1982-83
1983-84 Ian Rush (Liverpool) Ian Rush (Liverpool) Paul Walsh (Luton Town) Michel Platini (Juventus) 1983-84
1984-85 Neville Southall (Everton) Peter Reid (Everton) Mark Hughes (Manchester United) Michel Platini (Juventus) 1984-85
1985-86 Gary Lineker (Everton) Gary Lineker (Everton) Tony Cottee (West Ham United) Igor Belanov (Dynamo Kiev) 1985-86
1986-87 Clive Allen (Tottenham Hotspur) Clive Allen (Tottenham Hotspur) Tony Adams (Arsenal) Jean-Marie Pfaff (Bayern Munich) Ruud Gullit (AC Milan) 1986-87
1987-88 John Barnes (Liverpool) John Barnes (Liverpool) Paul Gascoigne (Tottenham Hotspur) Rinat Dasayev (Spartak Moscow) Marco van Basten (AC Milan) 1987-88
1988-89 Steve Nichol (Liverpool) Mark Hughes (Manchester United) Paul Merson (Arsenal) Walter Zenga (Inter Milan) Marco van Basten (AC Milan) 1988-89
1989-90 John Barnes (Liverpool) David Platt (Aston Villa) Matthew Le Tissier (Southampton) Walter Zenga (Inter Milan) Lothar Matthaus (Inter Milan) 1989-90
1990-91 Gordon Strachan (Leeds United) Mark Hughes (Manchester United) Lee Sharpe (Manchester United) Walter Zenga (Inter Milan) Jean-Pierre Papin (Marseille) Lothar Matthaus (Inter Milan) 1991
1991-92 Gary Lineker (Tottenham Hotspur) Gary Pallister (Manchester United) Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United) Marco van Basten (AC Milan) Marco van Basten (AC Milan) 1992
1992-93 Chris Waddle (Sheffield Wednesday) Paul McGrath (Aston Villa) Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United) Roberto Baggio (Juventus) Roberto Baggio (Juventus) 1993
1993-94 Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) Eric Cantona (Manchester United) Andy Cole (Newcastle United) Michel Preud'homme (Mechelen) Hristo Stoichkov (Barcelona) Romario (Barcelona) 1994
1994-95 Jurgen Klinsmann (Tottenham Hotspur) Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers) Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) José Luis Chilavert (Vélez Sársfield) George Weah (AC Milan) George Weah (AC Milan) 1995
1995-96 Eric Cantona (Manchester United) Les Ferdinand (Newcastle United) Robbie Fowler (Liverpool) Andreas Köpke (Marseilles) Matthias Sammer (Borussia Dortmund) Ronaldo (PSV Eindhoven & Barcelona) 1996
1996-97 Gianfranco Zola (Chelsea) Alan Shearer (Newcastle United) David Beckham (Manchester United) José Luis Chilavert (Vélez Sársfield) Ronaldo (Inter Milan) Ronaldo (Barcelona & Inter Milan) 1997
1997-98 Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal) Michael Owen (Liverpool) José Luis Chilavert (Vélez Sársfield) Zinadine Zidane (Juventus) Zinadine Zidane (Juventus) 1998
1998-99 David Ginola (Tottenham Hotspur) David Ginola (Tottenham Hotspur) Nicholas Anelka (Arsenal) Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich) Rivaldo (Barcelona) Rivaldo (Barcelona) 1999
1999-00 Roy Keane (Manchester United) Roy Keane (Manchester United) Harry Kewell (Leeds United) Fabien Barthez (Manchester United) Luis Figo (Barcelona) Zinadine Zidane (Juventus) 2000
2000-01 Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United) Teddy Sheringham (Manchester United) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich) Michael Owen (Liverpool) Luis Figo (Real Madrid) 2001
2001-02 Robert Pires (Arsenal) Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United) Craig Bellamy (Newcastle United) Oliver Kahn (Bayern Munich) Ronaldo (Inter Milan & Real Madrid) Ronaldo (Inter Milan & Real Madrid) 2002
2002-03 Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Jermaine Jenas (Newcastle United) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Pavel Nedved (Juventus) Zinadine Zidane (Real Madrid) 2003
2003-04 Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Scott Parker (Chelsea) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) Ronaldinho  (Barcelona) 2004
2004-05 Frank Lampard (Chelsea) John Terry (Chelsea) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Petr Čech (Chelsea) Ronaldinho (Barcelona) Ronaldinho  (Barcelona) 2005
2005-06 Thierry Henry (Arsenal) Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid)Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus/Real Madrid) 2006
2006-07 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) Kaka (AC Milan) Kaka (AC Milan) 2007
2007-08 Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester Utd) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) 2008
2008-09 Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) Ashley Young (Aston Villa) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2009
2009-10 Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) James Milner (Aston Villa) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
(Merged with FIFA Award)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2010
2010-11 Scott Parker (West Ham United) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2011
2011-12 Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) Iker Casillas (Real Madrid) Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2012
2012-13 Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 2013
2013-14 Luis Suarez (Liverpool) Luis Suarez (Liverpool) Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 2014
Year FWA PFA PFA (Young - Under 23) IFFHS World's Best Goalkeeper European (France Football) FIFA World Year

Premier League facts

Amazing Football Facts . If you haven’t read that yet,
it’s worth a few minutes of your time. Today I bring you 50 Random Yet Amazing Facts
about the English Premiership . I’m sure some you will
be familiar with, but I’m equally sure there will be some
that are sure to surprise. So, enough of a preamble,
let’s get to the list…
1. Sheffield Utd’s Brian Deane scored the first goal in
the English Premiership history.
2. No English manager has ever won the league title.
3. English premiership started on 15th august 1992
4. Ryan Giggs’ dad played rugby for Wales
5. The Premiership was formed on 20th Feb 1992
6. Since 94-95 season only Man Utd, City, Chelsea,
Arsenal have won league
7. Sir Alex Ferguson has won 12 premier league titles
8. Sponsors: Carling 1993-2001, Barclay Card
2001-2004 and Barclays 2004 to now
9. The first Sky television rights agreement was worth
304million over 5 years
10. Ryan Giggs has played in every Premier league
11. Kevin Keegan’s quote  “I would love it if we beat
them. Love it!”, still fondly remembered in football.
12. The highest scoring game was Man United  vs westbrom 5-5
13. Blackburn leads the red card charts with an
amazing 75 red cards
14. Chelsea lead yellow card charts with over 1200
15. 2003-2004 Arsenal went the whole season
unbeaten, thus earning the moniker “Invincibles”
16. Alan Shearer leads scoring charts with 260
premiership goals
17. Frank Lampard has 165 from midfield – an
unbelievable amount for a non-striker.
18. Chelsea scored a whooping 103 goals in the
2009-10 title win
19. Swindon let in 100goals in 1993-94 season
20. Alan Shearer scored 11 premiership hat tricks
21. Fernando Torres at 50million is the highest
transfer between English clubs
22. Ledley King scored fastest goal after just
23. David Beckham scored that unreal halfway line
goal against Wimbledon on the opening day of 1996-97
24. Sunderland(05-06) and Derby(07-08) both only
won one home game in a season
25. Most away wins in a season was Chelsea
26. The most consecutive wins was 13 Liverpool.. Last season
27. Derby went an amazing 32games without a win in
2007-08 season
28. Highest attendance 76,398 Man Utd vs. Blackburn
29. Lowest attendance 3,039 Wimbledon vs. Everton
30. Most points in a season Chelsea with 95 points in
2004-05 season.
31. Most Premiership appearances Ryan Giggs 612
and counting
32. Oldest goal scorer was Teddy Sheringham at 40
years and 268 days
33. Most clean sheets 173 by David James
34. Most yellow cards Kevin Davies with 100 bookings
35. Earliest kick off 11-15 Man City vs. Everton 2005
36. Most assists Ryan Giggs with 127 and counting
37. Most red cards Patrick Viera,Duncan Ferguson and
Richard Dunne with 8
38. There wasn’t a single corner in the Chelsea vs.
Wigan 21st Aug 2013
39. Kevin Gillespie,Dave Kitson and Andreas
Johansson were all sent off without touching the ball
39. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool,
Manchester United, and Tottenham are the only teams
to compete in every Premiership season
40. Around 63% of the league’s players are non-British
41. Eric Cantona scored the Premiership’s first hatrick
playing for Leeds vs. Spurs
42. The first televised Premiership goal was scored by
Teddy Sheringham
43. First keeper to score a goal was Peter Schmeichel
in 2001 for Aston Villa
44. The first player to reach 100 Premiership goals
was Alan Shearer
45. The first Premiership goal of the season award
went to Dalian Atkinson for Villa against Wimbledon.
46. The first African player in Premiership was Peter
Ndlovu for Coventry City in Aug 1992
47. Man Utd won the first Premiership title with 84
48. 2003-2004 was the Season Roman Abramovich
took over Chelsea
49. Sir Alex Ferguson is only manager to be in charge
ever since Premiership begun.
50. Wayne Rooney is the ugliest Premiership player
ever (just joking)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Stats which u must know

WC-stats World records Players of the year England national
National teams World record
First match England - Skottland 1872 (0-0)
Most games Ahmed Hassan - Egypt 184 games (Lst in May 2012)
Biggest win Australia - American Samoa 31-0 (2001) video
Oldest player Billy Meredith - Wales (45 year, 8 months)
World Cup World record
Most WC-titles Brazil - 5 wins -58,62,70,94,02
Most WC-games Brazil- 92 g (64-14-14), Germany 92 g (55,19,18)
Most WC-Goals Total Miroslav Klose (Germany) 16
Most Goals one WC Just Fontaine - France -13 in1958
Most meetings Brazil vs Sweden - 7 times ( incl. final in 1958 )
Goals in one match Team 12, Austria - Switzerland 7-5 i 1954
Goals in one match player Oleg Salenko - Russia - 5 goals vs Cameroon 94
Biggest WC-win Hungary - El Salvador: 10-1 i 1982
Youngest player Norman Whiteside - N.Ireland 17.year 41.days ( 82 )
Oldest player Faryd Mondragon - Colombia (43 y, 3 d in 2014)
First WC goals Lucien Laurent - For France vs Mexico 1930 (4-1)
Fastest goal Hakan Sükur - Turkey. 11.sec - WC 2002
First sending off Carlos Caszley - Chile (vs W.Germany in 1974 )
To finaler in a row Luis Monti - Argentina 1930 & Uruguay 1934
Scored in alle games Jarzinho - Brazil (Also scored in the final 1970)
World record - Most goals in a year: L.Messi 91 - FULL
Lionel Messi, Barcelona & Argentina - Most goals in a year.
Highest transfer fee Gareth Bale - Tottenham to Real Madrid (£85 mill)
Most WC-titles Pelè -3 titles - 58 , 62 , 70
Most WC-games Lotthar Matthäus - Germany - 25 games
Most World cups Matthäus -Germany, Antonio Carbajal - Mexico - 5 times
Most owngoals Staf Van den Buys - Germinal Ekeren  - 3 goals
(lost 2-3 to Anderlecht..)
Most goals Edson Do Nascimento (Pelè ) - Brazil 1279 goals
League-goals in one seas. Dixie Dean, Everton - 60 in 1927/28
Most goal in a year Lionel Messi - 91 goals - 2012, ALL GOALS HERE
Most hat-tricks in career Pelè - 92 hat tricks(1956-1977)
Hat-tricks in a row Nakayama Masashi - 4 games (1998)
without conceding (national) Dino Zoff Italia 1143.min
Without conceding (club) Geraldo Pereira Matos Filho 1816.m - Vasco de gama
Premier League/1.division - England
Most league titles Manchester United -20
Most F.A.-cups (team) Arsenal/Manchester United -11
Most F.A Cups (player) Ashley Cole - 7 (Chelsea 4, Arsenal 3)
Most League titles (player) 13 - Ryan Giggs Man.Utd
Most times in the PL (1.div) Everton - 109
Longest in the PL (1.div) Arsenal, 85 times. (Since 1920)
Goals in a season 103 - Chelsea 200/10
Most league goals Arthur Rowley - 4 clubs -434 goals
Goals in one season Dixie Dean, Everton - 60 in 1927/28
Most goals in one match Portsmouth - Reading 7-4  29.sept 2007
Fastest hat-trick R.Fowler (Lpool) - 4.m 33.sec vs Arsenal 28.08.94
Most consecutive wins Arsenal - 14 - in 2001/02
Most cupfinal goals 5, by Ian Rush, Liverpool (2 in 86, 2 in 89 1 in 92)
Youngest player Gary McSheffrey (16 y, 198 d) for Coventry vs Villa 1999
Oldest player (1.div) Stanley Matthews - 50 year, 5 days, Stoke -Fulham 1965
Most league games Peter Shilton - 1005
Most games in a row Brad Friedel - 310 (2004 - 2012)
Highest attendance - total 84,569 - Manch. City - Stoke 1946 F.A cup Maine Road
Highest attend. - League 83260 - Man.Utd vs Arsenal (Maine road 1948)
Longest unbeaten - total Arsenal - 49 games (7.May 2003 - 16.oct 2004)
Longest unbeaten home Chelsea - 86 games (10.Apr 2004 - 26.oct.2008)
Copa America
Most Copa-titles Uruguay 15
Most Copa-games 184 - Uruguay (40 times)
Most Copa-Goals Norberto Mendez (Argentina), Zizhino (Brazil) - 17
Biggest Copa-win Argentina vs Ecuador 12-0 in 1942
Biggest attendance 199.854 - Maracana - WC-final 1950
Most WC-finals Atzeka stadium - Mexico city: 2- (1970 & 1986)
European cups
Youngest winner Gary Mills - Nottingham (17 year 201 days) in 1980
Oldest winner Eur.cup (CL): Puskas R. Madrid - 39 year 39 d. ni 1966
UEFA cup: Amedeo Carboni Valencia - 39 y 43 d. in 2004
Most wins (team) Real Madrid 8 times
Most wins (player) Franseco Gento, Real Madrid - 6 times
Most finals (player) Franceso Gento, R.Madrid, P.Maldini AC Milan - 8
Most E-cup titles Real Madrid :9 (8 chmp league+1 UEFAcup)
Most CL-goals Raúl (R.Madrid, chalke) 71 (exluding qual.rounds)
Fastest goal Roy Makaay B.Münc -10.sec vs Real Madrid in 2007
Fastest goal in a final Paolo Maldini - 53.sec vs Liverpool in 2005
Oldest to score ina afinal Paolo Maldini 36Y, 333D in 2005
Oldest to score in CL F.Totti (Roma) 38y, 3d vs Man.City 30.sept 2014
Most goals in a CL-match L.Messi, Barcelona 5 vs Bay. Lev. 07th March 2012
Ten players have scored five goals in the same cup under
the name European cup
Most olympic titles 3 - Hungary (52,64,68) & England (1900,1904,1912)
Balljongeling 24 hours by Dan Magness (30.April -1.June 2009)
Most wins in a row (clubs) Benfica - 27 (1971-73)
Most wins in a row (national) Spain - 15 (2006-2009)
Most penalties in a shoot out. 48 - in the match KK Palace -Civics*
*The final of the 2005 Namibian Cup had to be settled by a
record-breaking 48 penalty kicks, with KK Palace holding their
nerve to defeat the Civics 17–16 following a 2–2 draw in
normal time. A number of players on each side had to take three
spot kicks in the shootout, which lasted almost as long as the