Thierry Henry Names Five Toughest Opponents He Has Faced In His Career, Three Africans Make The List
With over 300 career goals,Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry is one of the best strikers to ever play the game.Despite being this good,he admits he faced the toughest opposition from these five players.Top of his list is former Tottenham and Nigeria defender Taribo West,whom he faced back in 2004 to 2007 and claims was so strong and powerful than all the others.Second on his list is Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba whom he says was notorious for causing his side Arsenal trouble during their playing days.Number three is another African,Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o whom he faced in the champions league while he was at Barcelona and Inter Milan.Number four is former Barcelona rival and team mate Ronaldinho whom he says was so skillful especially when they met on international duty.Last on his list is Barcelona legend Carles Puyol whom he claims is one of the toughest defenders he has ever faced.
Sergio Ramos ended his fourteen year stay at Real Madrid after joining Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer upon ending of his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos president, Perez openly denied his club captain, Ramos, a chance to extend his contract despite the Spaniard willing to do so.
Africa as a continent has produced some of the best players in the world. Big names like George Weah, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o are a clear indication that Africa produces top footballers. Well, the English Premier League in particular can never forget African stars like Didier Drogba, Kolo Toure and Yaya Toure who were at the top of their game during their prime days.
When talking about the greatest African players of all time then Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o can not miss on the list.During his prime days he played for Catalan giants Barcelona,Inter Milan and Chelsea.Eto'o was so good that he won two successive trebles in 2009 with Barcelona and 2010 with Inter Milan.While at his first club Mallorca he became the club's leading goal scorer in just three years.He later joined Barcelona where he also left as the number nine on the all time leading goalscorers list.Eto'o was able to win all available trophies at the Catalan club before he left.He joined Inter Milan where he also ended up winning all trophies at hand.With the national team Cameroon,he is the country's leading goalscorer as well as the African nations cup goalscorer where he is a double winner.At individual level,Eto'o has won a record four African player of the year awards and two FIFA best player of the year award.
Several African players have played in top flight European tournaments with some of them carrying the flags of their nations of origin high. Africa is well represented by world class players like Riyadh Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Nabi Keita currently but legendary African players like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Asamoah Gyan did exist.
Samuel Etoo is arguably one of the greatest African footballers the world has ever seen. The Cameroonian international was one of the best strikers during his prime days. He enjoyed a successful career playing for top European clubs like FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea and Everton among others.
African continent is blessed with fantastic football talents.Here is the best African player of all time Samuel Eto'o The great man is from Cameroon, he was one of the fantastic centre forward player, Etoo played for several team before he retired,he played for Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea,manaco and other clubs.
Some stories are very encouraging that their is nothing impossible on earth. There are players who were once ball boys but now they are highly rated and now playing for the top clubs and even called to their countries for the international duties. Today we will know these players and the clubs they play for:
Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest football managers the world has ever seen. The Portuguese international has managed several top clubs including FC Porto, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs and currently AS Roma. He has won several titles with different clubs including the prestigious UEFA Champions League numerous times.
Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest football managers the football world has ever seen. The Portuguese international is one of the managers who is known for his good relationship with his players. During his career as a manager, Jose Mourinho has managed some of the best players in the world like Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Diego Milito, Samuel Etoo, Paul Pogba and Didier Drogba among others.
In the early hours of Wednesday, Lionel Messi completed his transfer to Paris St Germain, a French club. After failing to negotiate a new deal with Barcelona this summer, Messi joined Paris St Germain on a free transfer. Lionel Messi will undoubtedly be missed by Barcelona in the coming seasons.The fantastic forward spent 21 years at the Camp Nou before making the unexpected choice to quit this summer.
Didier Drogba – 44 goals Dideir Drogba is the highest scoring African playwr player in champions league history having netted 44 times in the competition.Drogba did so while playing for 3 clubs mainly when he shone with west Londoners club Chelsea fc.He netted 5 times for Marseille in 2003/2004 champions league group stages before sparkling interest and made a major move to Chelsea where he netted 35 times including 2012 champions league final goal.He went on to net 4 times for Fernabache fc.
Africa is one of the continents which has produced great football talents. The likes of Didier Drogba, George Weah, Samuel Eto'o and Yaya Toure are all legends of the continents. Northern and Western side of the continent are the ones with great players. Some of the biggest clubs in the world like Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City all rely heavily on African players.
Africa is one of the continents which have produced some of the greatest football stars. The football world will never forget legendary African football stars like Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, George Weah and El Hadji Diouf among others. However, majority of football fans do not know what some of these football stars do after they retire from professional football.
Well, Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer in modern world. The Argentine international has won so many individual awards as well as several trophies with Barcelona. Lionel Messi who has so far spent his entire professional career at Barcelona began the journey at Barcelona's academy.
Most football clubs struggle to have the best front three. For a club to do well and win major titles it must have a quality striker who can score many goals in one season. Today, I shall share with you 5 front the three combinations in Barcelona and let you choose which one was the best.
FC Barcelona is among the best football clubs in the world. They have dominated all other clubs in La Liga and managed to win 26 trophies. Most of their success can be attributed to the quality of players they have and the coaching staff who are always dedicated to serving the team.
Football Legend Samuel Etoo's Look Alike Embarassed Man United As Ole Gunnar's Tactic Is Questioned.
It has been quite observed that United will always find it difficult to win in some matches they are playing against the teams perceived to be 'small' as compared to winning tough games.This is the major difference between Ole Gunnar and Mancity coach Pep Guardiola. This is because they do have a poor mentality of overconfidence while playing the "small" teams that embarass them with the end results.
Clubs that finish top 4 in the respective European leagues and Europa League, winners automatically qualify for the champions league. Arsenal qualified for UEFA Champions League finals in 2006 and they faced FC Barcelona. The Gunners become the first club from London to qualify for the finals while Barcelona was appearing for the fifth time in the finals.The Gunners eliminated Real Madrid, Juventus, and Villarreal in the semi-finals to advance to the finals.
When Chelsea & Cote D'Ivoire Star Didier Drogba Ended 5-Yr Civil War 'Singlehandedly' Through A Goal
Didier Yves Drogba is arguably one of most decorated African footballers of all time alongside Solomon Kalou, Nwakwo Kanu and Samuel Etoo. Drogba built an outstanding legacy while playing his trade for premier league club Chelsea between 2004 and 2014. During his tenure at Stamford bridge, the 43 year old maestro was able to lead the club to winning Premier league trophy, Several F.A and League cups and First Champions league trophy 2012.