Player’s stories

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The most expensive signing in football history when he moved from Manchester United three years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo is living up to his £80 million price tag at Real Madrid. The Portuguese forward became the first player to score over forty goals in consecutive seasons, while also picking up the Ballon D'Or. Ronaldo claimed his…
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Ukraine legend Andriy Shevchenko has quit football to pursue a career in politics. The former AC Milan and Chelsea forward announced his immediate retirement from the game on Saturday just weeks after winning his 111th international cap for Ukraine as they co-hosted Euro 2012 with Poland. He retires with a host of titles, including the…
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Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva is the latest in a long long line of prodigious Brazilian teenagers. Snapped up by Sao Paulo aged 13, Lucas made his debut with the first-team in 2010. He's since gone on to win full international honours for Brazil, and as he approaches his 20th birthday, now looks set to…
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He's Barcelona's all time leading scorer, and top scored in the last 4 Champions League campaigns. Only for Argentina has the story of success faded a little. Two World Cup campaigns have been a disappointment, and so far he only has the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal to show for his country.
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Robin Van Persie has reportedly refused to join Arsenal on their pre-season tour of Asia as rumours surrounding a move away from the Emirates Stadium continue to circulate.
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Ledley King has retired. The Tottenham Hotspur defender has called time on his career at the age of 31 due to a knee injury. King, was a popular figure at White Hart Lane with Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy leading the praise for the outgoing club captain
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Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic has completed his 23 million euro move to Paris Saint Germain, extending his record as the world's most expensive player. During a 13-year career the striker has now changed hands for a combined total of over 190 million euros. He becomes PSG's latest big-money signing after they bought Thiago Silva, also…
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Now one of the most recognisable faces in European club football, the gloriously-named Zlatan Ibrahomovic has had a nomadic, but incredibly successful career. The two Serie A titles he helped Juventus win were later revoked in a match-fixing scandal, but in any case Ibra was soon off to Inter Milan, for perhaps the best spell…
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Tottenham Hotspur got off to a winning start under new manager Andre Villas-Boas, all be it against League 1 side Stevenage. But as well as the manager getting a win in his first game in charge, his new signing got a first goal for the club. Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of two new additions to…
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He's only caught the eye of European clubs over the past few months, but back in Brazil Oscar has been tipped for big things for a while. He signed for Sao Paulo as a teenager, and helped them win the Brazilian Championship in 2008. A failure to get paid led to a bitter dispute with…
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Real Madrid's players were put through their paces on Monday as the first team squad returned to training. They underwent a series of medicals before taking to the pitches. Many of Real's big players were missing after their involvement at Euro 2012. But three who have been linked with moves away from the Bernabeu -…

Football Betting Blog

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The English Premier League new season is set to start this weekend and there's plenty interesting matches already. One that set to entertain many fans on Sunday, August 11, is Manchester United clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford. That big match battle won't just be an interesting encounter for viewers, but also intriguing option for…