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Footballers who are highly educated

5) Steve Coppell (Degree in Economic History) The former English winger had to retire early in his career due to a horrific knee injury, which cut short his retirement age to just 28. He was one of the best players of his generation, featuring more than 300 times for Red Devils. Contrary to his association with Manchester United during his playing days, Coppell later moved into football management and was the manager of rivals, Manchester City, though did so for only a brief period. One of the facts about the…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Return To Manchester United Imminent

After rupturing his anterior cruciate Zlatan Ibrahimovic was expected to be out of the game until 2018, but days away from Manchester United’s match against Newcastle, his return to the game looks imminent. The Swedish striker had been sidelined for seven months after receiving the injury last season in the Europa League quarter final victory over Anderlecht. But the 36 year-old, who was  initially released by the club this summer before signing a new deal in late August, has returned to full training at United’s Carrington complex and could make…

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Football stars who returned to their boyhood clubs at the end of their career

10) Marc Overmars One of the most celebrated players of his generation, Marc Overmars is best known for his time at Arsenal, where he was a part of the title-winning side of 1998. It was his performances for Ajax under Van Gaal, which prompted Arsenal to sign him. He went on to make 100 appearances for the Gunners before being signed up by Barcelona. Ajax and Arsenal may have seen the best of the Dutchman, but he started his career at Go Ahead Eagles, for whom he made just 11…

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Southgate Showers His Young Squad With Praise

Gareth Southgate’s young England side held Brazil to an incredible goalless draw at Wembley on Tuesday night, with the England manager showering praise on his squad after their performance against such a tough side. The 47-year-old was appointed permanent England manager almost a year ago, after a four-game trial transition in the aftermath of Sam Allardyce’s 67-day tenure and has shaken off initial labels of himself and shown the courage of his convictions to make tough decisions. The team are still a work in progress and even with Harry Kane’s…

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Sergio Aguero Faints At Halftime During Argentina’s 4-2 Defeat To Nigeria

Manchester City star Sergio Aguero fainted during halftime of Argentina’s friendly 4-2 defeat to Nigeria in Krasnodar Russia on Tuesday. The Argentine Football Association wrote on Twitter that Aguero “presented symptoms of fainting and for that reason he was taken to have routine studies done as a precautionary measure.” The AFA gave no further details on the incident while Argentine media later published pictures of Agüero walking out of the stadium. The 29-year-old started the match off in blistering fashion netting a goal in the 36th minute to put his…

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O’Neill Couldn’t Be Prouder As NI Go Down Fighting Against Switzerland

As Northern Ireland’s World Cup dream came to an end Sunday night, manager Michael O’Neill has said he could not be any more prouder of his team’s effort, despite the devastation of their loss. Northern Ireland went down fighting to score the goal needed against Switzerland at St Jakob-Park, Basel with energy, commitment and heart – all characteristics of O’Neill’s near six-year tenure. For that they won plenty of acclaim. Their 1-0 loss to Switzerland on aggregate came after Thursday’s first leg ended following a contentious penalty decision at Windsor…

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Butland Forced To Pull Out Of England Squad With Broken Finger

England goalkeeper Jack Butland has been forced to pull out of the Three Lions squad for six weeks after breaking his finger during training, meaning he won’t be starting in Friday night’s game against Germany. The injury took place during England’s training session on Thursday. After seeing a Specialist Friday morning, Stoke medical staff decided the 24-year-old would not require surgery, but will be sidelined until Christmas. The absence will see him miss some important Premier League games for Stoke City against Brighton, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and Swansea and a…

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The most underrated forwards in world football today

5) Aritz Adruiz The Athletic Bilbao striker did not have the greatest of the careers during his time at Mallorca and Valencia, wherein he failed to score on a regular basis. However, a move to the Athletic Club at the age of 31, unarguably turned his career around. He has since amassed a massive 334 appearances for the Basque club, scoring 153 times. What has been even impressive is that he seems to get better with his age. Despite being 36 years old, he is still a huge threat in…

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Manchester City Signs Deal With Amazon For Behind-The-Scenes Documentary

Manchester City fans will soon be taken behind the scenes at Etihad Stadium, after the club landed a £10million Amazon Prime deal for a groundbreaking new TV show which will launch on the on-demand video service The multi episode series will launch in more than 200 countries next year and will follow the team’s legendary coach, Pep Guardiola and the weekly stories that unfold within the lives of the players during this season. This will include the work done in the City Football Academy and could potentially allow people to…

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David Moyes Has ‘Point To Prove’ As He Takes Over West Ham

David Moyes, appointed manager of West Ham on Monday to replace sacked Slaven Bilic, has told a press conference he has a “point to prove” as he aims to “repair” his reputation at his new club. The Hammers have had a woeful start to their 2017/18 Premier League campaign, having lost their first three games, taking just nine points from 11 league matches, conceding 23 goals, leaving them in 18th position in the table and one point adrift of safety. The former Everton and Manchester United manager who has been…

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