In football goalkeeper is the last line of defense, and sometimes the first line of attack. Good goalkeepers are praised as heroes and are often responsible for keeping teams in the game. However, when a goalkeeper messes up often he has to go through hell. Just ask English goalkeeper Robert Green what was it likes for him when he made a mistake at World championship in 2010 against USA.
El Clásico, is the name given in football to any match between Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Real Madrid) and Futbol Club Barcelona (Barcelona). Originally it referred only to those competitions held in the Spanish championship, but nowadays – in order to satisfy marketing needs – the term has been generalized, and tends to include every single match between the two clubs: UEFA Champions League, Copa del Rey, etc. Other than the UEFA Champions League Final, it is the most followed club football match in the world, watched by hundreds of millions of people.
Long ago, playing for your cub or your country was an honor and a dream of every professional football player. The term “professional football player’’ appeared at the end of XIX century in England, and the money they received didn’t exceed the earning of average man living in England. The situation started slowly to change in the twenties of previous century when for one transfer Arsenal paid to Bolton 10 000 pounds-Jonny Hines becomes the first player that earns 100 pounds a week.
Goals are a treat of every football game, deciding about wining or defeat, bringing fame and money. The fans from all over the world want to see nice goals. Regardless of are we talking about scissors, technically performed free kicks, goals scored from great distance or unstoppable pushes, always cause much thrill. Even though wining of a team has mostly to do with all players, the fact is that goal getters are always in the center of attention and get all the fame, while their colleagues from defense are in the background.
UEFA League of Champions was started in 1955 as the European Champions Cup and at first it gathered champion clubs of European countries. The number of clubs and the competition system has changed, but the League of Champions is today the strongest and richest football competition in the world. Until season 1990/91 the competition was called the European Champions Cup (ECC), and since season 1991/92 it is played in groups and it changes its name to UEFA League of Champions.
Long ago, playing for your club, your country, meant leaving blood, sweat and tears in the field, and that was the dream of every professional football player. Still, today the greatest names in football fill tabloid pages from the wrong reasons. In common for all affairs is money. Footballers are not (just) athletes any more, now they have a status as celebrities, entertainers.
European and world footballers rank every year not only based on their playing capabilities but according to their social and media status. Modern technology and social networks didn’t miss even the best footballers. Knowing that they don’t owe their fame to their results on the field but to their relationship with the public, many of them opened profiles on numerous social networks to attract as much “followers” as possible.
Today, practicing football enables many privileges, money that clubs spend in footballer’s paychecks is the biggest expense that the club has, and the behavior of player themselves gets bad while the system of values is being damaged. This story is in fact even more difficult when you consider the financial situation of fans, who support this whole money circuit, and pay 50 pounds per game to watch overpaid footballers that worry more about their bank account than about club’s interests.
Today in the world of modern technologies, where in each end of the planet you can find out anything about anyone, it is easy to be famous and popular. It is enough to have a certain dose of talent and luck, or both and a status of a star is guaranties. And fame is where money is, because top sport is accompanied by financial rewards. These guys are aware of it and enjoy their wealth and popularity. As usual at the top of the list are boxers, golf player and basketball players.
Olympic Games (abbreviation: OG) are magnificent competition that is held every four years. We wrongfully call them the Olympiad, because the Olympiad in ancient Greece was called the age between two Olympic Games, and so with end of one Olympic Games one Olympiad begins and with end of that Olympiad the next Olympic games begin and so on.