Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas will make his 150th European appearance for the club on Wednesday night. The defending European champions will travel to Germany for their UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Schalke 04. He will equal Liverpool's Jamie Carragher as the latest player to reach the landmark.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted as the greatest ever player to have played in the English Premier League (EPL). In an online poll conducted by Usurv for Press Association Sport, the former Manchester United got the better of Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs and Eric Cantona.
While the emotional bond formed of 17 years sterling service to his boyhood club ensures Steven Gerrard`s exit will be an emotional occasion, his ageing legs and dwindling reserves of energy mean the hero of yesteryear had already departed.
Manchester City and Chelsea, England`s nouveaux riches, appear poised to dominate the Premier League in 2015, with traditional powerhouses Manchester United and Liverpool working their way through periods of transition.
England's top-tier league is arguably the best one in the world, thanks to its high level of competitiveness and the presence of world class players. Lets have a look at top five players, who have enthralled the fans in these two decades.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.
Manchester United may have sold homegrown Danny Welbeck and spent over 150 million pounds ($241.88 million) on imports but they will never abandon their policy of giving youngsters a chance, Ryan Giggs said on Wednesday.
It was a sort of change of guard at Old Trafford on Saturday. Not to be confused with the arrival of Louis van Gaal as the new Manchester United manager, though! The opening match of the 2014-15 English Premier League season between United and Swansea witnessed a new player in the number 11 shirt manning the left-wing at Old Trafford.
Oh captain, my captain! Louis van Gaal will look to hand over the skipper`s arm band to Wayne Rooney as the United stalwart looks destined to prosper under the new role. Rooney loves responsibility and going by the players the Dutchman has under his belt, the England striker is his best bet.
Manchester United`s famed "Class of `92" including Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville donned their soccer boots for possibly one last time on Thursday and immediately wished they had left them in the loft.
Former midfielder Ryan Giggs will be in charge for Manchester United`s pre-season training Monday as newly appointed manager Louis van Gaal is still at the FIFA World Cup with the Netherlands reaching the semi-finals.