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Football’s Rising Stars – Alen Halilovic

  When Barcelona acquired Alen Halilovic from Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb in the 2014 summer transfer window, he was billed as one of the best young talents in world football. Many of the major European clubs were after his coveted signature and it was considered somewhat of a coup that the Catalans managed to get him and that too at ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Kelechi Iheanacho

In a Manchester City squad that has proven strikers like Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony, Kelechi Iheanacho was a relatively unheard name before the beginning of the 2015/16 season. But the youngster has gone on to enjoy a breakthrough campaign at the Etihad Stadium, having bagged 13 goals and seven assists in the Citizens’ cause this season. The Nigerian forward ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Saul Niguez

In the second Madrid derby last season, played at the Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid suffered an early setback as Koke had to come off after suffering an injury. In only the tenth minute of the game, he was substituted in favour of a then 20-year-old named Saul Niguez. Just eight minutes later, the young midfielder executed a spectacular bicycle kick ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Martin Odegaard

In January 2015 Martin Odegaard was invited and given rounds of some of the greatest European clubs, including Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Celtic as one of the hottest young prospects deliberated his first big move from Stromgodset in order to continue his football education. And after the end of an unprecedented tour of who’s who of ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic is the fourth youngest player to score in the Bundesliga history, and the youngest non-German to achieve the feat. He came on as a second half substitute on 30th January against Ingolstdt to become the eighth youngest debutante in the Bundesliga history. In March this year, he became the youngest ever player to represent the United States of ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Sergi Samper

  Luis Enrique took charge of the Barcelona first team in the summer of 2014 and guided the Catalans to a treble of the league title, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey in his first season at the club. For a manager who achieves so much in only his first season, there can hardly be any complaints. However, ...

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