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Impact Ronaldo’s transfer could have on Juventus and world football

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In what is the story of the summer transfer window so far, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Italian giants Juventus for a staggering £99.2 million. This is huge money for a thirty-three-year-old, who has so far played over nine hundred games in his stellar career. It is also a signal of intent from Juventus who are looking to keep pace with ...

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Top 10 World Record Transfers – Adjusted for Inflation

Introduction Transfer fees appear to be spiralling ever upwards, fuelled by wealthy owners, TV revenues and fierce competition for the best players. The first million pound transfer was paid in 1975 when Giuseppi Savoldi was sold by Bologna to Napoli; the £10 million transfer limit was breached seventeen years later when Jean-Pierre Papin moved from Marseilles to AC Milan; and, ...

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Top 5 football legends with better goals per game ratio than Ronaldo and Messi

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Fernando Peyroteo (1.77 goals per game) Cristiano Ronaldo’s ability to find the back of the net will hold no candle in front of his compatriot Peyroteo. The Sporting Portugal striker amassed a staggering 332 goals in just 197 league games and was the Portuguese league’s top goalscorer on six separate occasions. In all official games, Peyroteo notched 544 goals. He ...

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UEFA Champions League final records

In European football’s Champions League era that began in the 1992/93 season, no team had been able to successfully defend the title for 24 years. However, in the 2016/17 campaign, Real Madrid became the first team to win back-to-back European Cups when they defeated Juventus 4-1 in the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff, Wales. Take a look at some of ...

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Five major records Cristiano Ronaldo can still break before retirement

Most goals in a single La Liga game Athletic Bilbao’s Agustin Sauto and Barcelona legend Laszlo Kubala have both scored seven goals in one La Liga match, while the former achieved the feat in 1931 the latter emulated the historic record in 1952. No one has come close to matching the record since. Breaker of records Cristiano Ronaldo remains a ...

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Five Players with most World Cup triumphs

Pele (1958, 1962 and 1970) Pele is regarded by many pundits as the greatest footballer of all time and the player himself never fails to assert his own greatness. There are many reasons for the former forward to be regarded as the greatest player in the history of the game, and his record at the World Cups is certainly one ...

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5 Unbelievable goalscorers that you have probably never heard of

Josef Bican The Vienna-born forward was part of the legendary Austrian Wunderteam of the 1930s and scored goals for fun. Bican’s goal tally reads an astonishing 805 over the course of his career and that too at a scarcely-believable rate of 1.52 goals per game. It is no wonder then that the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) ...

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Five players who played beyond the age of 40

The 2015/16 season was one of the best of Cristiano Ronaldo’s career. He helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and then captained the Portugal national team to a triumphant 2016 European Championship campaign in France, delivering his country its first ever major international honour in football. On the back of his success, he has signed a new five-year deal ...

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Five football records that may never be broken

Five successive European Cup wins For the first five years of the beginning of the European Cup in the 1955/56 season, Real Madrid were virtually unbeatable as they racked up five successive titles. With a team that comprised the likes of all-time greats like Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Francisco Gento, Los Blancos swatted aside all comers to dominate ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories: American Samoa win their first match

During the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) qualification rounds for the 2002 World Cup, the tiny Polynesian island nation American Samoa was to play a match against the mighty Australia in New South Wales. The result of the match was never in doubt considering American Samoa had never won a competitive match and Australia were the clear favourites from the Oceania ...

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