Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Premier League Greats-Jurgen Klinsman

Jurgen Klinsman

Klinsman was signed  by Tottenham Hotspur at the beginning of the 1994-1995 season, and highly regarded as one of the world's greatest strikers.The German international  had won the World Cup with West Germany in Italy in 1990, he was then playing for Milan  and at the peak of his career.

His next club was Monaco, and in 1994 Klinsman scored five goals at the 1994 World Cup finals cementing his reputation as a great striker.Next stop was the Premiership and Spurs.

Klinsman At Tottenham

Jurgen Klinsman  had a reputation as a "diver", and although respected as a world-class striker. He was not popular in England and was a surprise addition to the Spurs squad, but the Spurs and English football fans would warm to the soon to become likeable German.

Premiership Debut

It was maverick coach Ossie Ardiles and his diamond formation that led to Spurs playing five forwards in the first match of the season away to Sheffield Wednesday.

Colin Calderwood scored the best goal of the game with a rocket into his own net that made it 2-2. Jurgen scored Spurs fourth goal with a header in the thrilling 4-3 triumph, and celebrated with the now famous full length dive.

A superb hat-trick in the 6-2 win against Wimbledon in the five minutes and ended up with four goals in all as Tottenham clinched Premiership safety in the penultimate game of the season.

Klinsman scored 20 goals in his only season in the Premiership and took the football writers" player of the  year".

He started the season as "the man they loved to hate", and ended as one of the best-loved and finest Premiership players.


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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Brazil's Greatest Ever

Brazil look set for Olympic glory in the Olympic football tournament with another generation of fine footballers.Could some of these players become some of Brazil's greatest ever players.
Brazil have always produced some of the worlds top footballer's and since LeĆ³nidas Da Silva who top scored in the 1938 World Cup, we have seen Ademir,Vava, GarrinchaPele, Zico, Romario and Ronaldo bring the great Brazil footballing nation five magnificeent World Cup triumphs.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Football's Greatest Players-Michel Platini

One of the great football playmakers the game has seen.His superb passing , skillful free kicks and decisive scoring instinct made the French international the star and heartbeat of every football team he played for.

Greatest Player

Platini's ability to read the game was second to none, he was a strong all round player with no shortcomings.For a midfield player he had a terrific goalscoring record amassing 368 goals in a football career spanning 680 games.




Football Info.

Platini's football career began at Nancy,before he moved to St-Etienne where he won his first domestic league championship.The rising star left France to play for Juventus.His greatest success awaited him in Italian football,and in four sparkling seasons he lead the Old Lady to a host of football trophies.Twice winners of Serie A, he also won European Cup and European Super Cup medals along with the Coppa Italia.He also topped the goal scoring charts in Serie A for three seasons.

The French National team came to life under the guidance of Platini in the 1982 and 1986 World Cups,where they twice reached the semi-finals,only to be undone by Germany on both occasions.His finest moment came when he inspired them to a European Championship victory on home soil in 1984.Platini scored a superb free kick in the 2-0 defeat of Spain in the final.In 72 internationals he scored 41 goals.

Top Football Awards

European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d'Or) 1983,1984,1985

World Soccer's Player of the Year 1984,1985

Ordre National Du Merite 1994

Football highlights

Appeared for France in the1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.

Juventus paid £1.2 million for him in 1982

Was the leading scorer in the 1984 European Championships in France with 9 goals in 5 games.

Scored a penalty, the only goal of the game against Liverpool in 1985 European Champions Cup final.

Turned down the chance in 1996 to have the new World Cup Stadium named after him .It became the Stade De France.

In January 2007 he became president of UEFA

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Euro 2012

Another great football tournament the UEFA Euro Cup kicks off in Poland and Ukraine as the top European football Nations battle it out to see who will become European Champions.

Five Things You Didn't Know About The Euro Cup.
  1. Germany have played more games in the European Nations Cup than any other nation,a grand total of 38 games. Holland are next having played 32 games
  2. Ukraine are playing in their first ever European Championship.
  3. Portugal are the only host country to have lost in the final, when unfancied Greece beat them in the 2004 Championships.
  4. Michel Platini is the only player to score two hat-tricks in the same tournament. Platini  two hat-tricks came in the Euro 2000 tournament.
  5. Mascots. Slavek and Slavko are twins representing the two host countries. They have been compared to singing duo Jedward.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Great Football Tournaments-The Africa Cup of Nations

Great Football Tournaments-The Africa Cup of Nations

CAF,The Confederation of African Football was founded in 1957 by its original members, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa and the African Nations Cup was born
It is now known as the Africa Cup Of Nations,and the first tournament was held in Sudan in1957 where Egypt beat Ethiopia 4-0.Only three teams competed as South Africa refused to Field a multi racial team, and withdrew.They were exiled until 1996.

The Cup Winners

Year Winner
1957 Egypt
1959 Egypt
1962 Ethiopia
1963 Ghana
1965 Ghana
1968 Congo (Kinshasa)
1970 Sudan
1972 Congo (Brazzaville)
1974 Zaire
1976 Morocco
1978 Ghana
1980 Nigeria
1982 Ghana
1984 Cameroon
1986 Egypt
1988 Cameroon
1990 Algeria
1992 Ivory Coast
1994 Nigeria
1996 South Africa
1998 Egypt
2000 Cameroon
2002 Cameroon
2004 Tunisia
2006 Egypt
2008 Egypt
2010 Egypt
The Finals history
The cup is held every two years and in the 1960's Ghana were the best team in Africa.........