No surprise to see that the 50-man shortlist for UEFA’s team of the year is dominated by players from La Liga and European champions Real Madrid, who boast 11 nominees, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who is included for a record 14th time. Italian champions Juventus, who were beaten by Real in the Champions League final last [...]
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A record number of 13 Real Madrid players have been nominated for long list of the FIFPro World XI, while Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez lead the pool of Premier League nominees. A total of 25,000 professional footballers were asked to select a team of 11 players – one goalkeeper, four defenders, [...]
Olympique de Marseille or simply Marseille, is once again expected to challenge for another Ligue 1 title this year. Marseille play their football at the 60,000-seater Stade Vélodrome which it moved to in 1937. The stadium filled regularly by the impressive L’OM fans and is said to have one of the best atmospheres in the [...]
FC Girondins de Bordeaux was founded in 1881, making it one of the oldest clubs in France. Bordeaux has enjoyed great success over the years and is traditionally one of France’s biggest clubs. The club is nicknamed Les Girondins, named after the French revolutionaries who came from the Bordeaux region. They are the current holders [...]
Paris Saint-Germain are confident they will comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules despite European football’s governing body opening an investigation over the signing of Neymar this summer for a world record fee of €222 million and the extraordinary deal for Kylian Mbappe that could rise to €180m. Reportedly PSG have been careful to keep [...]
According to several media outlets, Paris Saint-Germain will sign Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe on an initial loan with the move made permanent next summer. The deal is structured this way to comply with financial fair play (FFP) regulations. The transfer fee for Mbappe will be around €180 million plus bonuses . In total, the deal [...]
Gianluigi Buffon, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three nominees for the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the Champions League group stage draw in Monaco on Thursday 24 August. The shortlist of three players was selected by a jury comprising the 80 coaches of the [...]
Ligue 1 champions Monaco will face fierce rivals Paris Saint-Germain with six games to go in the 2017-18 campaign in a clash that could decide the title. Leonardo Jardim’s side romped to glory last term after a run of 12 successive victories, a charge that saw them finish eight points clear of second-placed PSG. The [...]
Paris Saint-Germain have an ideal chance to make an early statement as they bid to wrestle the Ligue 1 title back from Monaco in 2017-18. The French top flight’s fixtures were announced on Thursday, a month after Monaco ended a 17-year wait for league glory and deny PSG a fifth straight crown. Emery is under [...]
Neymar has been unveiled by Paris Saint-Germain following his €222 million move, saying he wanted a ‘new challenge’. The Brazilian striker has swapped Barcelona for Paris in a world record smashing deal, and has signed a £500,000-a-week, five year contract. He said he had not been sure over his future for a long time, but [...]