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Top 10 Goalkeepers of All Time

lev_yashin.jpgA goalkeeper invokes in us a wide spectrum of emotions, ranging from the spectacular to the abysmal. After all, which football fan doesn't like a flying goalkeeper making saves; which are surreal, at the very least? In the light of the extremes in which goalkeepers are evaluated and remembered, it is hardly a surprise that their specimens have hogged a fair bit of limelight in football folklore.

In the history of professional football, numerous goalkeepers have threatened to touch immortality, but only a handful have actually come close. The following ten great names are different from the rest of the goalkeeping gentry by the mere fact that they knocked on the door to immortality day in and day out.


Champions League Goals Stats

With the Champions League kicking-off another exciting edition this week, we thought we'd take a quick step back to take a look at the clubs and players that have helped make this tournament one of the best in the world by banging in the goals.

Biggest wins
8-0: Liverpool v Besiktas JK (06.11.2007)
7-0: Arsenal v SK Slavia Praha (23.10.2007)
7-0: Juventus v Olympiacos CFP (10.12.2003)
7-1: FC Bayern Munchen v Sporting Clube de Portual (10.03.2009)
7-1: Manchester United v AS Roma (10.04.2007)

Most goals in a match
8-3: AS Monaco FC v RC Deportivo La Coruna (05.11.2003)
7-2: Paris Saint-Germain FC v Rosenborg BK (24.10.2000)
7-2: Olympique Lyonnais v Werder Bremen (08.03.2005)
6-3: Villarreal CF v Aalborg BK (21.10.2008)

As you would expect, all


Europe's Ten Best Football Clubs

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ac_milan.jpgAssociazione Calcio Milan is an Italian football club founded in 1899. Interestingly, the club was first founded as a cricket club by British expatriates, switching to football a few years later. Milan have won the Italian first division title 17 times which leaves them 2nd in the list of highest number of title wins in Italy and they are 7 time European champions. In addition, they have also won the Coppa Italia 5 times. Milan's home ground is the San Siro, which is officially named Stadio Guiseppe Meazza.

Currently, Carlo Ancelotti is the head coach of Milan and he has been there since 2001. The Present FIFA World player of the year, Kaka also plays for AC Milan. The Milan derby which is contested between AC M


An Introduction to the English Premier League

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premiership1.jpgThe English Premier League is the most watched football league in the world and if you're not yet a regular viewer and want to know more about it then this article gives you all the information required to get started.

The premier league is the richest of all leagues with an estimated revenue of around $3.5 billion for the 2007-08 season. It is the 1st tier of English football and it comprises of 20 teams. All 20 teams play each other twice in each season, once home and once away, making it a total of 38 games per team in a season. The football season starts in August every year and ends in May of the following year. Presently the Barclays bank is the main sponsor of the premier league and hence it is officially known as the Ba


Contemporary Stars

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New lovers of the world's favourite game need to have a reliable source of unbiased information on who really are the best of the best among the current crop. The list that follows has been compiled at the end of Euro 2008 and though football fans who are undoubtedly in love with a particular club or nation would dispute the veracity of selection of some of these superstars, they would no doubt agree that the players highlighted in this list are up there amongst the top two or three in their specific roles.

fernando_torres_1.jpg1. Fernando Torres (24, Liverpool, Spain)

Fernando Torres is a Spanish striker who currently plays for Read more...

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