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Stephen Ireland: “I Was the Best Player on the Pitch by a Country Mile. Messi Was Playing.”

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Stephen Ireland is plotting a return to football. Ireland is 33 and has not played professionally since 2018. But the former Manchester City and Stoke City midfielder hopes to one day earn another professional contract and even play for the Republic of Ireland again. His last contract was with Bolton Wanderers two years ago. The midfielder announced his intentions in …

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Forbes Release 2020 List Of The World’s Highest Paid Athletes

Business magazine Forbes have released their 2020 list of the world’s highest paid athletes with tennis player Roger Federer claiming the top spot. Federer beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to the number one spot respectively after he earned a total of $106.3m over the past 12 months including $100m in endorsements alone. Ronaldo and Messi earned a combined $209m …

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Wayne Rooney Explains Why He Would Choose Lionel Messi Over Cristiano Ronaldo

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Wayne Rooney has opened up on his favourite players to watch while also discussing why he’d choose Lionel Messi over former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.  Rooney and Ronaldo spearheaded Man United’s attack for six seasons before the Portuguese star moved to Real Madrid for a then-world record fee of £80m. Writing in his Sunday Times column, the United and England legend …

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Klopp: “I Think It’s Normal That A Lot Of People See It Slightly Differently”

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Jurgen Klopp feels Virgil van Dijk would have been a worthy winner of the Ballon d’Or but understands why Lionel Messi was rewarded for a record sixth time.  The Dutch international was in stellar form last season as Liverpool added to their European legacy by winning another Champions League crown. Many thought the towering central defender deserved the award for …

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“I Could Have Been Mentioned In The Same Breath As Ronaldo & Messi”

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Former Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder believes he could have been mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had he been more committed. The former Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Galatasary and Nice star retired back in August finishing his career with a short-spell in Qatar with Al-Gharafa. The 35-year-old won domestic titles in five different countries …

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Messi Brace Helps Barca Ease Past Liverpool In Semi-Final Clash

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona were just too much for Liverpool in today’s Champions League semi-final as they left with a dominant 3-0 victory. You could really get a sense of the stakes on offer here as Barcelona met Liverpool in today’s Champions League semi-final and it showed in the exhilarating early exchanges. An electric opening half hour was highlighted by moments …

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Watch: Lionel Messi Stuns Liverpool With Glorious Free-Kick

Lionel Messi proved himself to be from another planet once again with an astonishingly accurate free-kick to put the final nail in Liverpool’s coffin in the Camp Nou tonight. As the game went on, the difference in offensive quality became more and more apparent and once Luis Suarez opening the scoring half an hour in, the Catalan giants began their …

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Watch: Barcelona Decimate Eibar With Wonderful Team Goal

It’s now six straight La Liga wins for the current title holders. An upset defeat to Levante in the Copa Del Rey occurred on Thursday, but Barcelona bounced back in style at home against Eibar. Lionel Messi made history in the 3-0 win, scoring his 400th La Liga goal with the second strike of the evening. Lionel Messi's 400th La …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Insists He Is “Not Obsessed” By Individuals Awards

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Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is “not obsessed” by individual trophies, having missed out on winning this year’s Ballon d’Or for the sixth time. The Juventus striker also missed out on FIFA and UEFA’s player of the year trophies as former Real Madrid team-mate Luka Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, swept all before him. “I’m …

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Lionel Messi Collects Record Breaking Fifth Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Shoe award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goalscorer in Europe. The striker scored 34 goals in 36 league games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award four times, hit 26 goals league goals for Real Madrid. …

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