Football, soccer as its known in states, is by far the most played and watched sport in the world and football has seen some of the greatest athletes over the years and decades. Every time a golden generation hang up their boots a new breed comes in and lift your heart. We take a look at 10 greatest footballers of all times. But before we start our countdown here are a few things which we considered in a player to be balled him as a true great of the game. We take 5 different factors into account while ranking the all-time greatest footballers. Every factor has maximum 10 points. Talent/Ability: The first thing to consider in this kind of countdown is the talent a player posses. Sheer talent is what separate a good football from a truly great. Was he able to replicate his talent
The greatest teams in NBA history are the ones that, while made up of individuals, are able to come together to form the perfect cohesive unit. Fans often envision these clubs operating as a five-man jazz ensemble; each member spacing the floor to improvise, deliver pinpoint passes, and score. On the other end of the court, this group coordinates traps, rotates to the ball on dribble drives, and recovers back in to help on defense for timely rebounding off the glass. When these teams take the floor, it truly is poetry in motion. And yet, as great as some of these teams are when they come together as a group, that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to give credit to certain players who possess incredible individual talent. These players are the ones who do more than just pass the “eye test.” M
London: Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal is in doubt with rumours about a move to Bayern Munich but few Gunners’ fans would begrudge him bowing out with a second FA Cup winners medal. The 28-year-old Chilean — known as the ‘Wonder Kid’ — has at times this season cut a disgruntled figure venting his spleen at his teammates after a limpid performance in a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Bayern in their Champions League last 16 first leg clash. His frustration, and poor morale among his teammates which affected their performances, has been blamed on uncertainty over Arsene Wenger’s future — largely self-inflicted by the cerebral Frenchman’s refusal to clarify it. Sanchez, though, rarely voices his opinions in public but he told Sky Sports in early May his grumpiness was apparen
Monaco: Kimi Raikkonen secured his first pole position for nine years on Saturday when he outpaced his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in a dramatic qualifying session for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix. The 37-year-old Finn, who had not taken pole position for 128 races stretching back to the French Grand Prix of 2008, dominated the afternoon’s action to clock a fastest lap of one minute and 12.178 seconds. That left him 0.043 seconds ahead of the world championship leader and three-time champion Vettel who in turn was just two-thousandths of a second faster than third placed Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes. The Finn’s Mercedes teammate Briton Lewis Hamilton failed to make progress from Q2 and missed the cut for the top ten shootout, qualifying 14th after a miserable afternoon.
Yet another landmark for Messi It’s been yet another season of Lionel Messi landmarks and the Argentine will hit another on Saturday as he will make his 700th senior appearance (that will be 583 for Barcelona and 117 for Argentina) when he faces Alaves. Incredibly it will be Messi’s 25th final for the Blaugrana and he will be aiming for his fifth Copa del Rey. In 24 finals, Messi has gone on to lift the trophy 19 times, tasting defeat on just five occasions. Goodbye to the Calderon & thanks for the memories The Vicente Calderon will host its final competitive game on Saturday and Barcelona will wave goodbye with fond memories of the place. The Blaugrana have already won three Copa del Rey finals at the home of Atletico Madrid and another one would see them move past Real Mad
PITTSBURGH - The Ottawa Senators played with heart, but lost a heartbreaker. The pain was evident by the looks on their faces in a quiet dressing room. The Senators were unable to claim what would have been the first Game 7 in franchise history as Chris Kunitz scored his second of the game, a double-OT winner, to give the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win to capture the Prince of Wales Trophy and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. Instead of hosting Game 1 of the Cup final Monday night at home, the Senators will head to the the Canadian Tire Centre on the weekend to pack their bags after the most successful season in recent history that included playoff wins over the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. “It’s heartbreaking because you know the nature of the b
Manchester United rounded off their 2016-17 campaign on a high note on Wednesday night, winning the Europa League in Stockholm 2-0 against Ajax. Goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were enough for Jose Mourinho’s men to claim victory, with participation in next season’s Champions League secured as a result. All eyes will now start to look towards the summer transfer market, with United expected to splash the cash in a bid to fight for major silverware in 2017-18. However, the Red Devils may well face a fight to hold onto one of their crucial players, if reports in Spain are to be believed. Catalan newspaper Sport has today published a front-page news report suggesting that United midfield stalwart Ander Herrera is in the gaze of Barcelona. The Camp Nou side are