Jumat, 13 November 2009

World Cup Legendary Captains Part I

1. Jose Nasazzi (Uruguay)
In 1930, Uruguay became the first country which held the first world cup. Uruguay became the first team which won the first world cup in 1930. Their captain, Jose Nasazzi was the first captain who brings a glory for his country.

Name : Jose Nasazzi Yarza
Nationality : Uruguayan
Position : Right Back
Date of Birth : 24th May, 1901
Place of Birth : Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of Death : 17th June, 1968 (Aged 67)
Place of Death : Montevideo, Uruguay
Caps/ Goals : 51 Caps/ 0 Goals
Clubs Carrier : -

2. Giampiero Combi (Italy)
Moved from South America, Italy became the second host of World Cup 1934. 4 years later, the trophy of World Cup by Jules Rimet moved hand from Jose Nasazzi to Giampiero Combi. Combi lead his friends to reach final and won the world cup. Combi also became the first keeper and also became the captain who could lift a Jules Rimet trophy in 1934.

Name : Gianpiero Combi
Nationality : Italian
Position : Goalkeeper
Date of Birth : 20th November, 1902
Place of Birth : Turin, Italy
Date of Death : 12th August, 1956 (Aged 53)
Place of Death : Turin, Italy
Caps/ Goals : 47 Caps/ 0 Goals
Clubs Carrier : Juventus

3. Giuseppe Meazza (Italy)
Well, this Italian captain must have remembered by all Italian. Today, his name became the one of the biggest and the most luxurious stadium in world. Yap, his name became the stadium of Inter Milan and A.C. Milan Club. Giuseppe Meazza brought the seconds Jules Rimet trophy to Italy again in 1938. And Italy won the world cup for the second time.

Name : Giuseppe “peppino” Meazza
Nationality : Italian
Position : Forward
Date of Birth : 23rd August, 1910
Place of Birth : Milan, Italy
Date of Death : 21st August, 1979 (aged 69)
Place of Death : Rapallo, Italy
Caps/ Goals : 53 Caps/ 33 Goals
Clubs Carrier : Inter Milan, A.C. Milan, Juventus, Varese, Atalanta

4. Obdulio Varela (Uruguay)
Its looks like a revenge. Obdulio Varela brought the World Cup trophy back to Uruguay again. He leaded his friends against Brasil in final World Cup in 1950. It was very difficult to win against Brasil in their Brasil Home.

Name : Obdulio Varela
Nationality : Uruguayan
Position : Center Half
Date of Birth : 20th September, 1917
Place of Birth : Paysandu, Uruguay
Date of Death : 2nd August, 1996 (Aged 78)
Place of Death : -
Caps/ Goals : 45 Caps/ 9 Goals
Clubs Carrier :Deportivo Juventud, Montevideo Wanderers, C.A. Penarol

5. Fritz Walter (Gernany)
After the World War II, Germany became the only one country which became the poorest country in world. They have to buy all cost of War affect for the world. But, one man called Fritz Walter change world side to see Germany. In 1954, Fritz Walter brought Germany national team to win the World Cup for the first time.

Name : Friedrich Walter
Nationality : German
Position : Forward
Date of Birth : 31st October, 1920
Place of Birth : Kaiserslautern, Germany
Date of Death : 17th June 2002 (Aged 82)
Place of Death : Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany
Caps/ Goals : 61 Caps/ 33 Goals
Clubs Carrier : FV Kaiserslautern, 1. FC Kaiserslautern

The history of Banana Kicks

Well, in world cup 1958 in Sweden there is one man whose 17 years old who became the legends for all football player. Born as Edson Arantes do Nascimento or familiar with a nickname called Pele, he brought Brasil to won the first world cup. And he also became the first young man who could lift the trophy.
But, it is not Pele who created the Banana Kicks. Banana Kicks came from Pele`s friends on Brasil National Team, they bring a glory for Brasil in Sweden.
Born with name Manuel Francisco dos Santos or people usually know him as Garrincha. Born with an usual legs bone structure. He was born with incline backbone and both of his legs not at all same length. With a strange bone structure does not make Garrincha afraid, he became the top dribbler at the world cup, And he also became the best XI world cup 1958 in Sweden.

Name : Manuel Francisco dos Santos " Garrincha "
Nationality : Brazilian
Position : Winger, Forward
Date of Birth : 28th October, 1933
Place of Birth : Paul Grande (RJ), Brazil
Date of Death : 19th January, 1983 (Aged 49)
Place of Death : Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Caps/ Goals : 50 Caps/ 12 Goals
Clubs Carrier : Botafogo, Corinthians, Portuguesa Carioca, Atletico Junior, Flamengo, Olaria

1958 is the first world cup for Garrincha, 4 years later in his second world cup he became the stars beside Pele that injured. In quarter final, he made some very unique kick. Against England at quarter final, he received passing ball from his teammates out of the box and he directly kick the ball and cause the ball have curve ball way. That is the first time people seen the bananas kick. And today, there is so many football players using this technical for free kick like David Beckham and Roberto Carlos.

Rabu, 11 November 2009

History of number 13 from Michael Ballack

The captain position in one team is one of the big position on the team. He became the leader for his friends to against the enemy. Became a captain in club or national team is no easy to do. He has to show his leadership on the field for the team success.
As a captain, the player not have to scored a goal or give a good assist to the another player. But his situation became the most important things.
Usually the captain team is a player who has a big experience, has a stable emotional and also stable in his performance. Well, that is Ballack to do in his national team, Germany at world cup 2006. Play in he own country and became the host and also playing in front of his people is hard work to do. And even he became the captain of Germany national team.

But, there is a weird thing from Ballack. He always use number 13 on his shirt`s club or national team. In Chelsea, Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich and even in national team he always use number 13. As we know, number 13 in human life is brought bad luck for the user. Why Ballack always use the number 13?
Well, the number 13 in Ballack`s costume has a history for his life. Some people may be wondering why Ballack use number 13 and why he prefer number 13 than number 10?
The number 13 began in Ballack `s life when he joined Leverkusen. “it was Rudi Voeller number`s” in Leverkusen. Rudi Voeller ends up his carrier and became the Football Director while Ballack joined Leverkusen.
And then Voeller told to Ballack to use number 13 on Leverkusen`s costume to replace Rudi Voeller on Bayer Leverkusen field. Ballack said yes and until now he always use the number 13.
Well, what kind of number that the football players use, if the players have a stars characters or even football characters, he always became a big football players in world. Michael Ballack has prove that.

Player Contract

Usually, when the offering from some club was accepted by the club`s player, there are plenty paper that the agent and the club have work to do. The paper is talking about the player contract which very important paper for both clubs. Well, what is exactly that the agent and the club discuss about the contract?
1. Salary
Today, some players want to move from one club to bigger club is because of the salary. As we know, if some player called “from hero to zero” he made in little club and bigger club interesting to buy him, automatically the salary is different. In this case, the agent`s player talk about how much money that his client earn and about the progress in the future.
2. Signing on fee
Signing on fee is a payment for the players because his transfer cost. From the meaning of Signing on fee, the players earn some money from the club which sold him.
3. Loyalty bonus
This bonus given by club to the player because he play for the club. Usually, the player received the bonus at his last game at the end of his contract.
4. Appearances
This bonus given because the Player play very good for the club. And the player always became the starting lineup. If he could play much, he will earn money much.
5. Goals and Assist bonus
Well, this bonus usually received by midfield, striker and maybe defender. This bonus given to the players if them could make an assist and score much.
6. Clean sheets bonus
If a goal keeper could defend his keeper from the enemies for one match, he could earn some money because he fought to defend his keeper from scored. This bonus called clean sheets.
7. Another bonus
Well, if you playing in little club that the club`s purpose is still in the first league, and you bring the club in the safe position in the league, you could have bonus. This bonus depends on a deal between the club and the player, like if some player bring a trophies for the club, club give him some money because his hard work.
8. Image rights ownership
This is a bonus for the player whose have became an icon like David Beckham. He became a stars from his advertisement`s club. So, the club giving him some money from the sold.

Minggu, 08 November 2009

World Transferred Record Part II

6. Warney Cresswell
Transferred from South Shields to Sunderland (5500 Pounds) in 1922

Name : Warneford Cresswell
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 7 caps/ 0 goals
Date of Birth : November 5th, 1897
Place of Birth : South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Date of Death : October 20th, 1973 (Aged 75)
Place of Death : South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Clubs Carrier : Morton, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, South Shields, Sunderland, Everton

7. Bob Kelly
Transferred from Burnley to Sunderland (6550 Pounds) in 1925
Name : Robert Kelly
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 14 apps/ 8 goals
Date of Birth : 16th November 1893
Place of Birth : Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Date of Death : September 22nd, 1969 (Aged 75)
Place of Death : Fylde, England
Clubs Carrier : Burnley, Sunderland, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Carlisle United

8. David Jack
Transferred from Bolton to Arsenal (10890 Pounds) in 1929

Name : David Bone Nightingale Jack
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 9 apps/ 3 goals
Date of Birth : 3rd April 1899
Place of Birth : Bolton, Lancashire, England
Date of Death : September 10th, 1958 (Aged 59)
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Plymouth Argyle, Bolton Wanderers, Arsenal

9. Bernabe Ferreyra
Transferred from Tigre BA to River Plate (23000 Pounds) in 1932

Name : Bernabe Ferreyra
Nationality : Argentine
Caps/ Goals : 4 apps/ 0 goals
Date of Birth : 12th, February 1909
Place of Birth : Rufino, Argentina
Date of Death : May 22nd, 1972 (Aged 63)
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Tigre BA, River Plate

10. Hans Jepsson
Transferred from Amateur Club to Napoli (52000 Pounds) on January 1904

Name : Hans Jepsson
Nationality : Swedish
Caps/ Goals : 12 apps/ 12 goals
Date of Birth : 10th May 1925
Place of Birth : Kungsbacka, Sweden
Date of Death : -
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Djurgarden, Charlton Athletic, Atalanta, Napoli, Torino

Jumat, 06 November 2009

Step by step to transfer a player in football/ soccer

First Step

The transfer player started when a club or many clubs give an offered paper to a player who has a club. After the club`s player received the paper, the club has an authority to accept or to reject the offered. Both of the clubs including the player`s agent could be continue the offering. The agent who trusted by the player, try to make a new negotiation with the club, until the transfer deal happen.
Club which has a player also could be contact the player`s agent to make a potential transfer. Well, this situation could be happened, if the players do not needed by the club anymore. The agents also have an authority to contact the club to offering his player to play in the clubs. And you could see this on summer transferred, players usually have out of contract brand. But, not all players who do not needed by the club, did not have a quality skill. Usually the players feel that he want to face a new challenge or may be has a problems with the clubs.

Second Step
Well, if the offering was accepted by the club`s player. The player is not sure moved to the club which interesting to him. The player`s agent still have a work to do. He has to finish all about personal contract for the player with the interesting club.
The personal contract negotiation could take a long time to finish. Even, the club accepted the offering from interesting club the players could refused to move to another clubs. This happen because the personal contract did not that he expected. So, in this situation the player`s agent has a main authority. He acted as a bridge between the player and the interesting clubs.

Third Step
The player`s agent have made his player sign the personal contract and his player ready to moved. This is the new part for the agent. The agent get paid by someone side for the transfer deal. In some case, the agents get paid from the club which bought his client.

Fourth Step

Well, all the personal contract have been signed, and the player`s agent also get paid for his work. So, the transfer documents have to given to Football association in the country which became his club.
If all stuffs are ready, the player will be has a medical test. And he will introduced by the buyer club to the public as the club`s player.

Selasa, 03 November 2009

Minggu, 01 November 2009

World Transferred Record Part I

1.Alf Common
Transferred from Sheffield to Sunderland (520 pounds) in 1902

Name : Alfred Common
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 3 apps/ 2 goals
Date of Birth : 25th May 1880
Place of Birth : Milfield, Northumberland, England
Date of Death : 3rd April 1946 (Aged 65)
Place of Death : Darlington, England
Clubs Carrier : Sunderland, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Woolwich Arsenal
Preston North End

2.Andrew McCombie
Transferred from Sunderland to Newcastle United (700 Pounds) on January 1904

Name : Andrew McCombie
Nationality : Scottish
Caps/ Goals : 4 apps/ 0 goals
Date of Birth : 30th June 1876
Place of Birth : Inverness, Scotland
Date of Death : 1952
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Inverness Thistle, Sunderland, Newcastle United

3.Alf Common
Transferred from Sunderland to Middlesbrough (1000 pounds) on February 1905

Name : Alfred Common
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 3 apps/ 2 goals
Date of Birth : 25th May 1880
Place of Birth : Milfield, Northumberland, England
Date of Death : 3rd April 1946 (Aged 65)
Place of Death : Darlington, England
Clubs Carrier : Sunderland, Sheffield United, Middlesbrough, Woolwich Arsenal
Preston North End

4.Charlie Roberts
Transferred from Manchester United to Oldham Athletic (1500 Pounds) on October 1913

Name : Charles “Charlie” Roberts
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : 3 apps/
Date of Birth : 6th April 1883
Place of Birth : Darlington, England
Date of Death : 7th August 1939
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Bishop Auckland, Grimsby Town, Manchester United, Oldham Athletic

5.Percy Dawson
Transferred from Heart to Blackburn Rovers (2500 Pounds) on February 1914

Name : Percival “ Percy” Dawson
Nationality : English
Caps/ Goals : -
Date of Birth : 29th November 1890
Place of Birth : Cullercoats, England
Date of Death : -
Place of Death : -
Clubs Carrier : Whitley Athletic, North Shields, Hearth of Midlothian, Blackburn Rovers

The new Eric Cantona, Alan Smith

Full of talented, rich and famous, described of Alan Smith. His performance on field is so interesting. With high skill and hard characteristics make Alan Smith became the new Eric Cantona. His behavior in field is different between any other players in football history. He seems like Eric Cantona, has an ugly habits when playing football.

After 10 years play for football, his habit slowly change, when he was a young player, fans give a nickname called the smudger. But, today he became the new Eric Cantona.
For 7 years in Leeds United, and a few years in Manchester United make Alan Smith think like man. He knows when he played or Leeds United he has hard characteristics and is not give a benefit for the club or for himself. When in Leeds he often got the yellow cards and even the red cards. But, when he moves to Manchester United, he hardly got the yellow card on field. In 2004/2005 season he only gets one yellow card. And he habits totally change when he play for Manchester United and then moved to Newcastle United.
Born as England people, he represented a gift for his country when he played his debut on May, 25th 2001. Alan Smith was born in Rothwell 29 years ago. Whit 176 cm tall, Alan smith play as striker and with that height he became a dangerous striker.
Sir Bobby Charlton, formers Manchester United prove that Alan smith has talented. Alan Smith proved that he could play in 2 different kinds of position. Sir Alex Ferguson, one time place Alan Smith as a defensive midfielder.

Full Name : Alan Smith
Nationality : Enlglish
Nickname : Smudger and The New Cantona
Born : Rothwell, October, 28th 1980
Height/ weight : 176 cm/ 69 kg
Position : Striker, defensive midfield
Clubs : Leeds United, Manchester United, Newcastle United

The type of his play is inspirited by a famous player. Like any other striker Alan Smith also has an idol, like Roberto Baggio, Alex Del Piero, Alan Shearer and Mark Hughes. He has 4 idols whose became his inspiration to play football. When he growing up he feel that he played like Alan Shearer. Before Shearer he admire an Italian football player Baggio and Del Piero.

Sabtu, 31 Oktober 2009

Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams

In Manchester, there are 2 clubs currently play in England Barclay Premiere League. Manchester United and Manchester City. Both of the clubs are very strong club. Now, we talk about Manchester United Stadium. Manchester United stadium is the Old Trafford, the nick name of the stadium is Theatre of Dreams which given by their legends Sir Matt Busby.

This Stadium located in Stretford, Trafford, Manchester. This stadium was built in 1909, and this stadium is very big. The capacity of this stadium almost 90000 seater. Old Trafford is 100 years old. People of Manchester and Manchester United fans are celebrating a hundred years or one century of the stadium, they correctly proud for the stadium.

The stadium was designed by Scottish architect Archibald Leitch. Old Trafford become one the of the biggest stadium in world. Old Trafford also become the stadium which held some international event. Like Home matches for England, and even Old Trafford have held the FA Cup Final.

The record attendance for the fans are over 76000 people. That a huge stadium that ever made. The stadium has completely renovated over recent years by Taylor report and since 1989 the capacity of stadium steadily increase from 44000 to 76000. That cost a lot of money.

During World War II, Old Trafford was broken. The German Air Force Army bombed Old Trafford. But, today Old Trafford growing up into the modern stadium has been ever made.

In front of the stadium we could see the Sir Matt Busby stadium. It means that Sir Matt Busby is an important person in Manchester United History and even in Theatre of Dreams itself. Because when Sir Matt Busby took control the team, he have won so many trophies for Manchester United and he was the leader for Manchester United when Manchester United got a bad effect from World War II.

Selasa, 27 Oktober 2009

Sir Alex Ferguson

On 1941, German Army bombed Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford in Manchester. During the World War II, so many clubs in Europe have to start new era for the future. Manchester United is one of the clubs. It was a bad history for big club like Manchester United. But, there was one man who has a spirit to make red devils on fire. The man with name Matt Busby came to Manchester United and brought the glory for Manchester United for 25 years. Matt Busby joined Manchester United in 1945 and 25 years later he gave so many trophies for Manchester United.
After became manager in Manchester United for 25 years, Matt Busby given name “sir” from the queen because he dedicated himself for football. In 1970`s, Manchester United left behind by Sir Matt Busby. But, it does not make a big club like Manchester United became lower. After Sir Matt Busby retired for football, he gave an advice for Manchester United management to appoint former player Wilf McGuinnes became the head coach. But, for next 20 years Manchester United was not success as Sir Matt Busby era.
November 1989, maybe it was the very important thing for Manchester United history. A Scottish joined Manchester United, Alexander Chapman Ferguson, formers Aberdeen manager. He had claim for all trophies in Scotland League. And his prove it for Manchester United at first year on Manchester United he brought a European Cup Winners Cup to Old Trafford. He was very talented manager. He has made a new player who became the best player in England Premiere League and even in world.

Name : Alexander Chapman Ferguson
Born : Glasgow, Scotland December, 31st 1941
Position : Striker
Carrier when player : Queens Park, St. Johnstone, Dunfermline Athletic, Rangers, Falkirk, Ayr United
Manager Carrier : East Strlingshire
St. Mirren
Manchester United

Today, Alexander Chapman Ferguson well known as Sir Alex Ferguson and still became manager in Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson era is the second era for Manchester United which brought so many trophies. English Premiere League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, Community Shield, Carling Cup, Sir Alex Ferguson has been feel that. His era was the second longest day for Manchester United after Sir Matt Busby.
His era started from 1989 to 2009 and until now. Sir Alex Ferguson became the legends in Manchester United. His coach method has become an inspiration for another manager in Barclay Premiere League. Like, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and many more. Steve Bruce and Roy Keane are Sir Alex Ferguson child when they play for Manchester United.

Kamis, 22 Oktober 2009

Edwin Van der Sar

During 1990`s to 2000, the one of the biggest clubs in Barclays Premiere League called Manchester United has a lot of very smart player, including the Goal Keeper. During one decade Manchester United has one single big player for Goalkeeper. Peter Smeichel, over 190 cm height, this player helped Manchester United to win their matches. The phenomenal action that he ever made was when Manchester United won The UEFA Champions League.
But today, the position of Peter Smeichel is replaced by Edwin Van Der Sar. This Dutch Goalkeeper has been play football for 20 years. With 190 cm height, Edwin Van der Sar is completely the best Goalkeeper with that body. This Goalkeeper also has feel Serie A Italy, Eredivisie, and the last Barclays Premiere League, England. It makes Edwin Van der Sar is the Goalkeeper with huge experience for Football.
Young Van der Sar started his football in Ajax Academy Football in Ajax Amsterdam club. In 1990-1991 he started his professional carrier as Goalkeeper for Ajax Amsterdam. He was 20 years old, a young boy in Ajax. He defend net goal Ajax for 9 years. And after that he tried to play football in Italy. Juventus transferring Van der Sar, and he only play in serie A Italy for 2 years. After that he moved to Barclays Premiere League to joined Fulham Athletic. For 4 years he played very good and it makes Sir Alex Ferguson interested to sign him. Like dreams come true, Edwin Van der Sar transferred by Manchester United in 2005. Until now, Edwin Van der Sar is the one of important player in Manchester United. He also helped Manchester United to win against Chelsea in UEFA Champions League 2008 and Manchester United won from Penalty.

Name : Edwin Van der Sar
Date of Birth : October, 29th 1970
Nationality : Holland/ Dutch
Favorite Club : Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United
History : Ajax Amsterdam
Fulham Athletic
Manchester United

Italian Legend`s Paolo Rossi

In 1982, Italy won the FIFA World Cup. There is one single player who help Italy to win that. This player has position as Forward player for Italy. As forward player, football player have to became a very dangerous player and that`s duty he do very well and he can get the FIFA World Cup 1982.

Paolo Rossi, a live Legendary player from Italy. He was born In Santa Lucia, Prato Province in Toscana italy on september 23rd 53 years old. Young Rossi started his professional carrier as Football player play for small club called Como. After for a few years he play for Como, he started to face the new challenge. So, he played for Vicenza and Perugia. In this 2 clubs he started to show his talent for Football. After that Juventus FC, one of the biggest club in Italy and even in World make deal with Rossi club`s Vicenza. And for a few years he moved to Juventus

Name : Paolo Rossi
Date of Birth : September 23rd 1956
Place of Birth : Prato, Italy
Natioanlity : Italian
Caps/ Goals : 48 Caps/ 20 Goals
Carrier : Como, Vicenza, Perugia, Juventus, A.C. Milan, Hellas Verona

In Juventus, he had the new experience for Football. He learn of Football from Juventus. After Played for Juventus and he showed a very nice played. Italy Manager, Enzo Bearzot interested to brought him for National team 1982 and Italy won that. Today, he is the one of live legendary player in world.

Lionel Messi

Messi is the famous player in Barcelona. In Barcelona Messi play as a striker on the right side. He was born in Argentina and today his 22 years old. Some people say that Messi is the new Maradona. The Argentina legend`s in 1970-1980. Today, Messi is the strong candidate for Ballon D`or and he also become the new Argentina player who has a chance to win World Footballer of the Year.

With 1,69 meters height it does not make Messi become shy, he prove that he can play with Barcelona and also he help Barcelona to win three different kind of Trophies. First, they win LIGA BBVA, Spanish Cup and also the Winner of UEFA Champions League in 2009 in Rome versus Manchester United in Final Match.

Messi help Barcelona to win against Manchester United and he scored one goal for Barcelona with 2-0. Messi also help Argentina qualified to South Africa World Cup in 2010. As we know Messi has 169 meters height, but why player with short height become the strong candidate to win the World Footballer of the Year? Maybe it will inspire for all of us

Name : Lionel Andres Messi
Date of Birth : June, 24th 1987
Nick Name : Leo
Nationality : Argentinian
Height : 169 meters
Position : Striker and Attacking Mildfielder
History : Grandoli
Newell`s Old Boys
Barcelona "B"
F.C. Barcelona

Minggu, 18 Oktober 2009

Arsenal F.C.

• Background
In October 1886, there was a small group of man gathering together in some place in London. This small group of man called Scots plant some seed which in hundred years later this small group become one of the biggest English Premiere club and today the reputation of this small group is worldwide. This small group founded in Arsenal munitions factory in Woolwich. Firstly, David Danskin was the man whose work in the factory. He founded a team with three friends, Elijah Watkins, John Humble and Richard Pearce. After the team have at least 15 members. They started to think what kind of name for the team. They made a decision how if the name of the club is combined of the pub and the name of their place for work. The first name is Royal Arsenal. But, in 1891 the club changed the name and became Woolwich Arsenal.
In 1925, Herbert Chapman arriving to Woolwich Arsenal launched the kit which the shirt with red and we know that until now Arsenal still use the kit. Today, Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in world. In Barclays Premiere League Arsenal is the member of the top four on the league. The club is has a same level with Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea Football Club. We know Arsenal also has some world class player. Like Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Marc Overmars, Tony Adams, Ian Wright, Patrick Vieira, Arsene Wenger and David Seaman. The club also has a nickname, its same like another clubs in world. The club affectionately known as the Gunner`s, it also same like with their history. The Gunner`s mean a weapon and the club founded in Arsenal munitions factory in Woolwich. The symbol of Arsenal Football Club is related with the nickname, we know the symbol of Arsenal is one single big cannon.
Arsenal currently playing in English Premier League or today we know the league as Barclays Premier League. Today the club retains fierce rivalry with Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea Football Club. The club plays their homes match in Emirates Stadium in London, after 93 years their plays their homes match in Highbury Stadium. Emirates Stadium is the new Stadium for Arsenal. Played 49, Won 36, Drawn 13, Lost None. The Arsenal squad which set a new unbeaten league record between May 2003 and October 2004 will live long in the memory and forever in the history books. Arsenal started the 2003/04 campaign in style with four straight wins but almost came unstuck at Old Trafford in game No 8 of their run. Ruud van Nistelrooy's late penalty cannoned off the crossbar and Arsenal escaped with a 0-0 draw. It was the closest shave of the entire 49-game sequence.

• Staff, First Team and Legendary, Icons, Favorite Player
1. Staff
Chairman : Peter Hill-Wood
General Manager : Ken Friar
Manager : Arsene Wenger
Assistant manager : Pat Rice
First Team Coach : Boro Primorac
Goalkeeping coach : Garry Peyton
Fitness coach : -------------
Physiotherapists : David Wales

2. First Team Player

First Line (Seat) : Andrey Arshavin, Eduardo da Silva, Bacary Sagna, Tomas Rosicky, Nicklas Bendtner, Robin Van Persie, Arsene Wenger, Cesc Fabregas, William Gallas, Thomas Vermaelen, Denilson, Gael Clichy, Theo Walcott.
Second Line (Middle) : ---,---,---,---,---,---,---,Aboud Diaby,---,---,---,---,---,---,---,---,---.
Third Line (Up) : Jack Wilshere, Samir Nasri, Emmanuel Eboue, Armand Traore, Philippe Senderos, Johan Djorou, Wojciech Szczeny, Lukasz Fabianski, Manuel Almunia, Vito Mannone, Alexandre Song, Mikael Silvestre, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs, Carlos Vela, Fran Merida.
3. Legendary Player
Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Pat Rice, Arsene Wenger, Cliff Bastin, Bob Wilson, Herbert Chapman, Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright.
4. Icons
David Rocastle, Steve Bould, Martin Keown, Lee Dixon, Robert Pires, David Seaman, Nigel Winterburn, Ray Parlour, Sol Campbell, George Graham, Frank McLintock, Charlie Nicholas, Fredrik Ljungberg, David Jack, Liam Brady, Alex James, Ted Drake, Frank Stapleton, Michael Thomas, John Radford, David O’leary, Charlie George, Marc Overmars, Paul Merson, Pat Jennings.
5. Favorite Player
Kolo Toure, Francesc Fabregas, Nicolas Anelka.
• Stadium
Arsenal has three different kind of Stadium. The first Stadium was Highbury Stadium and today they plays homes league at Emirates Stadium. The others for the reserves team
1. Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium is located in Ashburton Grove. The first time the stadium was built it has Ashburton names. But, Arsenal changed that to Emirates Stadium as their main Sponsor. This stadium built in 2006. So it has been 3 years the age of the stadium. The stadium is located in Ashburton Grove London. And the capacity is so huge, with over than 60000 and all seater. The stadium condition is very nice and very good. With under soil heating it will make the grass is very good. The Stadium does not have a roof. The stadium also one of the biggest stadium in England.

2. Underhill, London

This stadium is for the reserves team of Arsenal Football Club.

Kamis, 15 Oktober 2009

Manchester United

A. Background

A hundred years ago, exactly in 1878 founded a small club which in the future became one of the famous and even the biggest European Football Club over the world. Today, the reputation of the club is worldwide. Every people in earth know this club. But, who knows when the club founded, the name of the club it`s very different. And even who knows that the first time the club founded on railway station in England.

In 1878 founded An European Football club under name called Newton Heath LYR (Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway). The first name of Manchester United is Newton Heath LYR. This club was founded by workers in the railway yard at place called Newton Heath. They make the association of Football to play with other people who made them own club in LYR and play with other departments in one big company. Firstly, the club used for fill workers spent time and to spent spare time. But, today who knows that Newton Heath LYR became big club which has worldwide reputation.

In 1888, the football league was formed but Newton Heath LYR did not play for the league in that year. They prepare themselves from anything before they joined the league. After waited for 4 years, Newton Heath LYR played for the league in 1892 when John Henry Davies invested his money for Newton Heath LYR.

After decided to investing his money for Newton Heath LYR, John Henry Davies made some changes for the club. The name of the club was change. There are several options to change the name including Manchester Central or Manchester Celtic. The name of Manchester become from the name of the town. After 10 years, Manchester United was born in April/ May 1902 and 7 years later Old Trafford started to build.
In 1940`s to 1949 after the world war II, Manchester United became broken, their stadium being attacked on the war. The German air bombed the stadium and the attack destroyed the main stand, dressing rooms and the office.

Today, Manchester United is 107 years old. That`s long time for a Football Club. Right now, Manchester United is a professional English club currently playing in the English Premier Division/ Barclay Premiere League. The Club playing their homes matches at Old Trafford. Several famous football players playing in Manchester United like Sir Mat Busby, Eric Cantona, Sir Bobby Charlton, Steve Bruce, Christiano Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Peter Schmeichel. The Club has fierce rivalry with Liverpool, Manchester city and Leeds United. Over 100 years, Manchester United also has new rival to get the English Premier League except Liverpool like Arsenal, Chelsea. Manchester United has a nickname called The Red Devil`s, this nickname came from the symbol of Manchester United. Manchester United also has Football academy, the alumnus are very famous player, like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and many more.

B. Staff, Player and Legends, Icons, Favourite Player

· Staff

Chairman : David Gill

Manager Director : Malcolm Glazer

Manager : Sir Alex Ferguson

Assistant manager : Mike Phelan

Goalkeeping coach : Eric Steele/ Richard Hartis

Fitness coach : Tony Strudwick/ Richard Hawkins

Physiotherapists : Rob Swire/ Richard Merron/ Steve McNally

· First Team Player

1 line (on seat) : Park ji sung, Michael Owen, Fabio,---, Ryan Giggs, Sir Alex Ferguson, Gary Neville, Mike Phelan, Wayne Rooney, Patrice Evra, Paul Scholes.

2 line (middle) : ---,---, Antonio Valencia, Anderson, Nani,---, Ben Foster, Edwin Van der Sar, Kuszcak,

3 line (up) : ---,---, Wellbeck, Evans, John o`shea, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic,---,---,---, Michael Carrick, Berbatov,---.

· Legends

Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona, Sir Alex Ferguson

· Icons

Bryan Robson, Ryan Giggs, Mark Hughes, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Brian Kidd, Steve Bruce, Dennis Irwin, Peter Schemeichel, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Nicky Butt, Brian McClair, David Beckham, Phil Neville, Andrew Cole.

· Favourite Player

Teddy Sheringham, Sammy Mcllroy, Lou Maccari, Steve Coppel.

C. Stadium

· Old Trafford Stadium

Old Trafford built in 1909, over 100 years old. The stadium has been renovated for a few times until now, the capacity of the stadium is 76212 people and all seat. The Old Trafford stadium also well known as Theatre of Dreams because every football player has a dream to play on there. The stadium condition is very good with under soil heating technology and there is no roof on there because it will makes the grass low of light. Pitch Condition is perfect because the standard of the stadium is International. The Stadium used for The first team of Manchester United, usually the stadium used for important matches, such as English Premier League, FA Cup, European Champions League, and even friendly matches for England national Team.

· Moss Lane Stadium, Altrincham

The stadium used for reserves team of Manchester United.

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F.C. Barcelona

· Background

F.C. Barcelona is the professional Spanish Club in Spain. In 1899, Joan Gamper founded F.C. Barcelona, he is the most important person in Barcelona`s history. Today, over 100 years become a real Spanish Club in Spanish Primera League, Barcelona become one of the icons of Spanish Club beside another popular club in Spain. Today, Barcelona also became the favorite club and even one of the biggest clubs in over the world. They reputation right now is worldwide, everybody know about F.C. Barcelona. Last year, with Joseph Pep Guardiola, Barcelona won the treble. Three trophies their presented for their club and their Fans in world. They won UEFA Champions League, Spanish Primera League, and Spanish Cup. And it makes Guardiola became the second manager who could win treble.

F.C. Barcelona currently playing in Spanish Primera League or today people much more know the league as LIGA BBVA. In LIGA BBVA, Barcelona also has won 19 times of the LIGA BBVA trophies. F.C. Barcelona in their homes league also has some fierce rival club to take the top of LIGA BBVA. R.C.D. Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D and Real Madrid C.F. are their rival in LIGA BBVA, but as we know over 100 years of Barcelona follow the league their also has a new rival like Valencia and Athletico Madrid. The club is affectionately well known as Los Cules or some people also know Barcelona as BARCA.

F.C. Barcelona plays their home games at Camp Nou Stadium and posse state of the art training and youth facilities. F.C. Barcelona football school academy is one of the best football schools in Europe and even over the world. The alumnus of the school became famous player and also the expensive player. Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and the captain Carles Puyol are the alumnus of F.C. Barcelona football school academy.

Today this club leaded by some person who loves Barcelona very much, Mr. Joan Laporta.

· Staff, Player and Legendary, Icons, Favourite Player

1. Staff

Chairman : Joan Laporta

General Manager : Txiki Begiristain

Manager : Josep Pep Guardiola

Assistant manager : Tito Vilanova

Goalkeeping coach : Juan Carlos Unzué

Fitness coach : Lorenzo Buenaventura / Paco Seirullo / Aureli Altimira / Francesc Cos

Doctors : Ricard Pruna / Daniel Medina

Representative : Carles Naval

Podiatrist : Martín Rueda

Physiotherapists : David Álvarez / Jaume Munill / Emili Ricart / Juanjo Brau

2. First Team Player

First Line (Sit) : Scherrer Cabelino Maxwell Andrade, Jeffren Suárez Bermúdez,---, Dmytro Chygrynskiy, Lionel Andrés Messi, Carles Puyol Saforcada, Xavier Hernandez Creus, Andrés Iniesta Lujan, Daniel Alves da Silva, Bojan Krkic Pérez, Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma,---.

Second Line (Middle, Stand) : Éric Abidal,---,---,---,---, Josep Pep Guardiola,---,---,---, Eidur Gudjohnsen,---, Martin Caceres.

Third Line (Middle, Stand) : José Manuel Pinto Colorado, Seydou Keita, Rafael Márquez Álvarez, Thierry Henry, Victor Valdes Arribas, Touré Yaya, Sergio Busquets Burgos, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gerard Piqué Bernabeu,---, Albert Jorquera.

3. Legendary Player

Johan Cruyff and Josep Guardiola

4. Icons Player

Guillermo Armor, Luis Enrique, Ronald Koeman, Carles Puyol, Frank Rijkaard, Jose Maria Bakero, Hristo Stoichkov, Michael Laudrup, Johan Neeskens.

5. Favorite Player

Xavi, Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Julio Salinas, Belletti, Andoni Zubizaretta, Miguel Angel Nadal, Diego Maradona, Romario de Souza, Allan Simmonsen

· Stadium

F.C. Barcelona has 3 different kind of stadium and the function of the stadium also different.

1. Camp Nou

Camp Nou is the biggest Football Club Stadium in entire Europe. This Stadium built in 1957 after the World War II. The capacity of the stadium makes Camp Nou Became the biggest Stadium in entire Europe. The capacity is 98000 and all seater. Condition of Camp Nou itself is very good with under soil heating technology it makes the grass is very nice. Camp Nou used for F.C. Barcelona First Team. Usually this stadium used for LIGA BBVA match, European Champions League Match and maybe like Spanish Cup or Spanish Super Cup. Camp Nou has perfect condition for Pitch condition and also completely by top corporate facilities, top training facilities, state of the Art Youth Facilities + Youth Academy.

2. Miniestadi Stadium

Miniestadi Stadium is located near by the Camp Nou. This stadium used for Barcelona “B” team which plays in B Spanish League. The capacity also very big, it`s like over 15000 seat on the stadium. The Stadium built in 1982 and it has very good condition.

3. Reserves Stadium

This Stadium used for under 19`s Squad of F.C. Barcelona

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