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  1. Cristiano Ronaldo

    5632 points

    Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a soccer player from Portugal who plays as forward for Real

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    Madrid, also he's Portugal national team's captain. It's been said that he's the most expensive soccer player. The numbers are clear, when he left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009, the spanish team paid £80 million (€94 million/$131.6 million). Also, currently Ronaldo is paid 21 million euros per year in Real Madrid, which makes him the best paid football player in the world.

    When he played in England, he won all four main PFA and FWA awards in 2007, being the first player who did it. A year later and in 2013, Ronaldo got FIFA's Ballon d'Or award, which it's given to the best football player in the world. He's Portugal's top goalscorer of all time.
    Also, he obtained the European Golden Shoe in 2008 and 2011. In 2008, he was FIFA's World Player of the Year, FIFPro Player of the Year, World Soccer Player of the Year, and the Onze d'Or.

    With his National team he took part in five major tournaments: UEFA Euro 2004, FIFA World Cup in 2006 , UEFA Euro 2008, 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.


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    - Cristiano Ronaldo never wanted the number 7 shirt.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was diagnosed with racing heart when he was 15.
    - He wasn't good enough for Liverpool.
    - Cristiano Ronaldo was expelled from school for throwing a chair at teacher.

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    Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi

    855 points
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    Lionel Messi

    855 points

    Lionel Messi (born on June 24th 1987) is an Argentinian soccer player who also has the Spanish

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    citizenship. He has developed his career in F.C. Barcelona.

    Born in Rosario (Argentina) in a humble family of Italian descent, Messi began playing soccer at age 5 in the team of his neighborhood, Grandoli. He took turn between this team and Central Cordoba, until in 1995 he started training with the junior teams of Newell’s Old Boys.

    After seeing his performance in Argentina, Barça recruited him an opportunity in its quarry and offered to pay for the expensive medical treatment he needed for his growth hormone deficit he was diagnosed with, if he agreed to move to Spain.

    After moving with his family when he was 13 years old, Loinel Messi began playing in F.C Barcelona youth system. He was soon upgraded to higher teams and finally had his debut, in an unofficial match, in premier league in 2003 at age 16. A year later he played in an official match against R.C.D. Español.

    His skills playing in the Barça lead him to the list of the most prestigious players in the globe. His rise made many journalists, coaches and other players talk about him as one of the best player in History. This prestige has been translated into several awards for his individual talent, such as four Golden Balls and three Golden Boots.

    Having the dual citizenship, Me3ssi could decide in which National Team he wanted to join in international tournaments, choosing in 2004 his country of birth, Argentina. With this team, Messi has played in two World Cups, two America`s Cup and the Olympic Games, where he won a gold medal.


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    - Messi was recruited by FCB because of a video.
    - "Mecci" is the name he had when Argentina selected him.
    - Messi was asked to play for Spain but he chose to wait for the call from Argentina.
    - Messi signed his first contract with Barcelona on a used napkin.

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  3. Iker Casillas

    721 points

    Iker Casillas (born on May 20th 1981) is a Spanish soccer player that has developed his career as Real

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    Madrid goalkeeper.
    Casillas began his career in Real Madrid playing in the youth system when he was only 9 years old, in season 1990/1991.

    After scaling positions in the club, he had his debut in the Premier League team at age 15. In that season he also selected to play his first international match: Rosenborg – Real Madrid.

    Two seasons later, he was already starting goalkeeper of the team, a position where he has lived all Real Madrid victories in the last years: five League Championships, four Spanish Super Cups, two King’s Cups, two Champions League and one Europe League.

    He has also performed as goalkeeper for the Spanish National Team, winning two Europe Leagues and a World Cup (South Africa 2010).

    Regarding his personal life, he began dating sports journalist Sara Carbonero in 2010. The couple has a child named Martin.

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  4. Radamel Falcao

    483 points

    El delantero colombiano, Radamel Falcao, el Tigre, es el killer del Atlético de Madrid que ha hecho

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    olvidar al Kun Agüero en la afición colchonera. En su primer año de rojiblanco ha ganado la UEFA Europa League con goles decisivos en la final y la Supercopa de Europa, también con una gran actuación. Anotó con el Atlético de Madrid un total de 24 goles en Liga y 12 en la UEFA Europa League. Esta temporada también ha arrancado con fuerza.

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  5. Karim Benzema

    468 points

    Karim Benzema, futbolista francés de Lyon, nació el 19 de diciembre de 1987.
    Es la estrellita

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    futbolística y la esperanza de Francia. Un delantero de muy buenas condiciones, que esta en la mira de los principales equipos de Europa para la próxima temporada, aunque ya renovó contrato con el Lyon.

    Buen jugador que surgió de “Gones”, sobrenombre a las inferiores del Lyon, donde tuvo excelentes rendimientos y salió campeón. Debutó en la primera división del Olympique Lyonnais de la mano del entrenador francés Paul Le Guen en 2004, donde en la primera época no consiguió muchos minutos de juego.
    Su primer tanto llegó en su primer encuentro a nivel internacional. Fue en 2005 ante Rosenborg de Noruega por la Liga de Campeones. Luego se consagró campeón de la temporada 04-05, 05-06 y 06-07.

    Un delantero que poco a poco se fue ganando un lugar en el primer equipo del multicampeón galo, donde tiene excelentes compañeros como Juninho Pernambucano y el también francés Hatem Ben Arfa.

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    Neymar

    Neymar

    270 points
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    Neymar

    270 points

    Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (born 5 February 1992) is a Brazilian footballer of São Paulo. He plays

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    in the F. C. Barcelona. He is famous for his acceleration, speed, dribbling skills, technique and finishing. His playing style has given him numerous accolades and criticism from fans, media and professionals, who have been considered one of the best footballers of his generation, becoming nominated twice for the Golden Ball and Puskás Award winning in 2011.'s June 3, 2013 as a new player signing for FC Barcelona, ​​FC Santos leaving. Before joining, Brazil won the Confederations Cup and was named the MVP of the tournament.


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    - He nearly joined Real Madrid when he was 14.
    - West Ham was the first club to make a bid for Neymar.
    - Neymar is the only brazilian athlete to be on the cover of TIME Magazine.
    - He scored his 100th professional goal on his 20th birthday.

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    Xabi Alonso

    Xabi Alonso

    240 points
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    Xabi Alonso

    240 points

    Xabi Alonso (born 25 November 1981 ) is a Spanish footballer who has played as a midfielder in the Royal

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    Society , Liverpool and Real Madrid. Coming from a footballing family (his father was a professional and his two brothers soon also engaged in soccer) Alonso was booked by the Royal Society scouts while playing weekends in the small club of Antiguoko . Back in the Real Madrid, Xabi became one of the main national football players by getting the title of best player awarded by the Spanish magazine Don Balon . In 2004 Alonso was signed for Liverpool in a time which is known as the Spanish Liverpool when weight players and Spanish technicians were at the club. During those five seasons that the player spent in the Premier League , he helped his club to win a Football Association Challenge Cup, Super Cup in England, one UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup. In the 2009/2010 season Xabi Alonso joined the staff of Real Madrid, an event for which the player longed but that had some opposition from Liverpool. With the club merengue , this Spanish player continued to increase his record with the league championship , the Super Cup in Spain and two Spanish Cups . As an international player, Alonso has been one of the most prominent members of the golden age of the Spanish national football team , which was combined with two European Championships and the 2010 South Africa World Cup in 2010.

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    Mezut Ozil

    Mezut Ozil

    232 points
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    Mezut Ozil

    232 points

    Fecha de nacimiento:
    1988-10-15

    Lugar de nacimiento:
    Gelsenkirchen

    Profesión:

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    Futbolista

    Biografía:
    Mesut Özil es un futbolista alemán de ascendencia turca que nació en Gelsenkirchen, Alemania. Durante su infancia jugó en equipos de su ciudad hasta que en el 2005 comenzó su carrera como futbolista al incorporarse a las categorías inferiores del Schalke 04.
    En 2008 Ozil, fichó por el Werder Bremen y tres años más tarde por el Real Madrid, debutando su primer partido con el Hércules Club de Fútbol.
    Özil es un jugador zurdo ágil, rápido y con una gran técnica individual. Normalmente juega de mediapunta por el centro o por la izquierda, lo que le permite explotar sus dotes para el último pase.
    Ha sido incluido por la FIFA y France Football en la lista de 23 finalistas para el Balón de Oro de 2010.

    Citas:
    «Mi técnica y sensibilidad con el balón son la parte turca de mi juego. La disciplina, actitud y el darlo siempre todo son la parte alemana»

    Apodos:
    El Búho, El nuevo Diego,Messi,El Mago de Öz.

    Sexo:
    masculino

    Altura:
    1,83 cm

    Peso:
    70 kg

    Equipo:
    Real Madrid C.F.

    Posición:
    Centrocampista

    Número:
    23

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  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    202 points

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic es un futbolista sueco que nació en Malmo el 3 de octubre de 1981. A los ocho años

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    comenzó a jugar al fútbol en equipos de categorías amateur, siete años más tarde quiso dejar el fútbol pero fue convencido por un agente para que continuase.
    Dejó sus estudios para centrarse por completo en su carrera. Fue fichado por su club natal el Malmo FF en 1996. En el 2000 el Arsenal intentó fichar a Ibrahimovic pero el Ajax Ámsterdam se adelantó.
    Con el club consiguió dos Eredivisie, una Copa y una Supercopa del país. Tras los éxitos obtenidos su carrera fue en ascenso. Ibrahimovic ficharía en 2004 después por la Juventus FC, por la Internazionale en 2006 donde fue seleccionado como Mejor Jugador y Mejor Jugador Extranjero.
    En 2009 pasó a ser jugador del F.C Barcelona, pero dos años más tarde fue cedido al AC Milan. Su gran técnica, sus recursos y su estatura le hacen ser un jugador decisivo a la hora de proteger el balón y jugar de espaldas a las portería rival.

    Apodos:
    Nibo, Ibra, Ibra Supremacy, Ibracadabra, Il Genio,Zíngaro

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  10. Franck Ribéry

    187 points

    Franck Ribéry is a French footballer born in Boulogne-sur-Mer on April 7, 1983. Two years eariler he

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    had a car accident that left scars on his face. Although he suffered teasing at school he has admitted that this has helped him to become much stronger. In 2006 the player decided to convert to Islam and change his name to Rivery Mohamed Yassin. He made his debut in 2001 with the Union Sportive de Boulogne. He has also played for Olympique Alès, Stade Brestois 29 and FC Metz until it was transferred to the Turkish team Galatasaray in 2005. When the season ended, he joined the French team Olympique de Marseille. But he has since been playing for the German team, FC Bayern Munich. In 2006 he was called to play for the first time with the soccer team of France in the World Cup. Since then, Ribéry has been included in prestigious competitions all to play for his country.

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  11. Andrés Iniesta

    164 points

    Andrés Iniesta (born on May 11th 1984) is a Spanish soccer player from Fuentealbilla, Albacete.

    In his

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    early years he trained in the junior categories of the Albacete Balompié, which he joined when he was 8 years old. F.C Barcelona placed eyes on him and recruited him in 1996 after his performance in Brunete’s National Juvenile Tournament.

    After spending a few years in quarry and two seasons as a Barcelona B player, Dutch coach Louis van Gaal upgraded him to the first team, where he had his debut in season 2002/2003. Two seasons later, young Iniesta was already an official player of the Barça, becoming in his first year as part of the team, along with Eto’o, the figure that played more matches. Iniesta’s importance in Futbol Club Barcelona has growth over the years. In 2008 he becomes team captain.

    Regarding his role in the National Team, Iniesta has been a key player since he was first selected in the sub-16 and sub-19 categories. Later on, Luis Aragonés asked him to be part of the Official National Team in 2006. His relevance in the national team has been rising ever since then, being the the only player performing in al matches of the Euro 2008 Champisonship, a tournament in which the Spanish team AKA ‘la roja’ beat rivals and became champion. His top moment on the National Team was the goal he scored in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which would take Spain to the victory. He dedicated this goal to deceased Dani Jarque.


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    - Iniesta set to Play Albino Pirate in animated film about pirates Called ’Pirates’
    - Iniesta has his own street in his home town, Fuentealbilla
    - Andrés admits he hates flying
    - Iniesta saved his former club Albacete from relegation into the 4th division by paying €240,000

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  12. Sergio Ramos

    118 points

    Sergio Ramos García (born on March 30th 1986) is a Spanish soccer player known for his performance in

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    Sevilla Futbol Club and Real Madrid.

    He started in his town soccer club, Camas (Seville), but son entered the Sevilla FC quarry playing in junior categories until his debut in Premier League with the Andalusian team in season 2003/2004. After two promising seasons, Real Madrid recruited him for €26 million, becoming so far the most expensive transfer of a player his age.

    This young player (19 years old at his arrival) grew his relevance in the team, becoming second captain and developing that role in absence of the first captain Iker Casillas. His versatility has made him a key figure in Real Madrid, playing in the following season both as right-back and center-back.

    He was selected to play in the Spanish National Team when he was only 18 years old. He played in the Euro 2004 under-19 Championship (in 2008 and 2012) and South Africa World Cup 2010. Seven Leagues with Real Madrid must be added to all his titles.

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  13. Didier Drogba

    90 points

    Didier Drogba is a soccer player born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on March 11, 1978. As a child he moved to

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    France and made ​​his professional debut in 1998 with the French side Le Mans. He played with this team until the 2001-02 season, and was the Guingamp where he could see the potential of this player. His field position is a striker. In 2003, he joined Olympique Marseille and soon got hired to be their top scorer. During 2004-05 season he came to Chelsea. This team paid him £ 24 million for the player and became the most expensive player. At Chelsea he became one of the most beloved players by the fans. Before he got to play in the Turkish league with Galatasaray he played in 2012 with the Chinese team of Shanghai Shenhua. He is currently the captain of the football team of Ivory Coast.

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  14. Arjen Robben

    86 points

    Arjen Robben (born on January 23rd 1984) is a Dutch soccer player from Bedum. He started his

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    professional career on the C.V. VB and the V.V. Bedum, where his great control over the ball and his powerful kick attracted the attention of the scouts and took him later on to the F.C. Groningen of the Eredivisie.

    In 2004 he had his official debut with the Chelsea, after recovering from a metatarsal fracture. In that moment, he began his golden age in soccer, being Man of the Match and Player of the Month in Premier League. In addition, he also won titles in the Premier League, the FA Community Shield and the League Cup with the London club.

    On August 22nd 2007, Real Madrid arranged an agreement with Chelsea F.C. to recruit the Ducth international player. The agreement established a five-year contract in exchange of £24 million (€36 million). In 2009 he was then transferred to Bayern Munich in exchange of €25 million.

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  15. Robin Van Persie

    75 points

    Date of birth:
    1983-08-06

    Place of birth:
    Rotterdam

    Robin van Persie is Dutch born in Rotterdam.

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    When he was only 4 years old he joined the SBV Excelsior where he was trained.

    Later on, he entered the Feyenoord Rotterdam, team in which he had his debut in 2001. Playing in the Feyenoord he won the UEAF Cup 2002. After numerous arguments with his coach, he abandoned the team.

    Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger recruited him in 2004. In that same year he had his debut in the Dutch National Team; in that moment his career soon raised and he brought many victories to his team.

    After eight seasons in the club he decided to move to Manchester United. He has played 79 matches with the English National Team, scoring 41 goals and becoming the main goal-scorer of the team.

    Nickname:
    The New Ice Man, RVP, Flying Dutchman, El Camión, Mr. Persiana, Sr.Van.Persie, VanGoal

    Sex:
    Male

    Height:
    1,88 cm

    Team:
    Manchester United

    Position:
    Striker

    Number:
    10

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  16. Xabi HERNANDEZ

    65 points

    Date of Birth: 1980-01-25 Place of birth: Terrassa, Barcelona Xavi Hernandez is one of the most loved

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    players of FC Barcelona and of the Spanish national football team. Ever since 1998 he belongs to the group of first division Barça, being a veteran of the Catalans. He is one of the best midfielders in its history, winning seven Spanish leagues six Super Cups Spain and two Spanish Cups. Aside from the international cups, he also has many titles: UEFA European Under-17 World Cup FIFA U-20 three Champions Leagues, two European Championships, two European Super Cups, two World Club and World Cup Soccer South Africa. Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) Team: FC Barcelona Position: Midfielder

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    Yaya Toure

    Yaya Toure

    46 points
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  18. Sergio Busquets

    39 points

    Sergio Busquets is a Spanish footballer born in Barcelona on July 16, 1988. He currently plays in the

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    Football Club Barcelona. His position is as a midfielder. In 2005 he entered the Barcelona quarry and his progress led him to play in the Third Division with Barcelona getting subsidiary ascended to Second B. He currently is a player holder of the team and has renewed his contract with the club until 2018. He debuted with the Spanish team in 2009 so he raised himself to champion in the 2010 World Cup and 2012 Eurocup.

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  19. Gerard Piqué

    27 points

    Gerard Piqué (born February 2, 1987 ) is a Spanish footballer who has played as a central defender for

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    Manchester United, Real Zaragoza and FC Barcelona. Formed through the ranks of Barça play and all lower categories of Blaugrana , Piqué signed his first professional contract at the Premier League club of Manchester United, with which he made his first team debut in 2006. After a loan spell with Real Zaragoza , the Catalonian returned to the Manchester United, helping the club to win the championship of the Premier League and UEFA Champions League. In May 2008 , Piqué returned to the team that made him and became a key part of the FC Barcelona training, which has experienced a golden age marked by four league championships , four Super Cups, two Copa King, two Champions Leagues , two European Super Cups and two World Clubs . His success is also covered with his international involvement with the Spanish team , in which he debuted at senior level in 2009, which has become a World Cup.

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  20. Edinson Cavani

    20 points

    Birth date: 14-02-1987
    Birth place: Salto, Uruguay

    Edinson Cavani is one of the most valuable players

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    in Uruguay. He carries the number 21 in the Uruguayan National football team. Nowadays, he plays for Paris Saint-Germain, but everyone wants him on their team.

    He is the son of footballer player Luis Cavani and his brother Walter Guglielmone, who also takes part in the family tradition and plays for Beijing Chinese Technology.

    He debuted with the Danube Football Club's first team in 2006, after spending a few years playing in the youth teams. A year later he stood out in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. SSC Napoli showed interest in his game and announced his transfer. He made his debut In august 2010.

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