In the summer of 2003, international superstar David Beckham broke headlines by joining Real Madrid from Manchester United. The latest signing in the ‘Galacticos’ roster masterminded by president Florentino Perez, Beckham was sure to bring in more fans, revenue and attention to the club than ever before. The list of names he played with is incredible- Zidane, Figo, Casillas, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos. Beckham’s stint at the Spanish capital lasted four years, yet it had a profound impact for the club. In his four seasons, Forbes magazine reported that Beckham helped bring in close to $600 million in merchandise sales to the club. It was an incredibly sensible and, and for lack of a better term, ‘good’ transfer on many levels- the worldwide recognition and monetary benefits this brought for both the player and the club can still be felt today. Continue reading Has the Transfer Market Gone Crazy?
The most captivating events in any sport are undoubtedly the rivalry games. The fans are fully of energy, the atmosphere is intense, and there is no shortage of competitive spirit. With so many clubs in the world, we decided to really dig deep into which rivalries are the best. There are obviously those in Europe’s top 5 leagues, but there are also so many in smaller leagues throughout the world. Here are our top 20 rivalries in world football.
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Europe’s top competition, the UEFA Champion’s League, is about to get underway once again, as the knockout stage begins Tuesday. This is a chance for giants such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, FC Bayern, and others to make their case for being the best club in the world. But it’s also a chance for struggling clubs like Leicester to gain some confidence, and an opportunity for clubs in electric form (like Manchester City and Napoli) to keep building momentum. We decided to take our picks for who we think will emerge as champions of Europe. Continue reading UCL Predictions
In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the world of football when he decided it was time to part ways with Manchester United. In June of 2009, Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid for a world record £80 million pounds. This left United fans upset and disappointed but brought huge excitement to Madrid. Now, after 8 years, there have been some reports that he may make a departure from Real in the near future. In fact, The clubs former president has stated that he thinks Ronaldo is likely to finish his career in England. Continue reading Why Ronaldo Should Return to United