This man with three sons, whose full name is Javier Adelmar Zanetti, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 10, 1973. The footballer who almost joined Manchester United at the beginning of his career finally spent 19 years of mass devotion with Internazionale Milano. With 15 seasons of them passed as captain.
Zanetti stopped playing football at the age of 41 as a full-back by presenting 16 titles including 5 Scudetto, 4 Italian Super Cups, 4 Coppa Italia, 1 champions league, 1 Club World Cup and 1 UEFA Cup.
Recorded 858 matches, 21 goals, two decades, and glory, has been presented by Javier Zanetti for his lover, Inter Milan. Even when he declared himself retired in 2014, he did not leave his heart. At present, Zanetti serves as Inter’s Vice President.
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The decade of the 2000s was arguably the era of the glory of the Australian national team in world football. Rule the Oceania Cup, appear in the World Cup, and enter the quarter-finals of the 2007 Asian Cup, which was the first Asian tournament they participated in. Being a sweet achievement of the land of kangaroos.
Australia is known to have a strong reputation in soccer. However, the last time they competed in the world cup occurred in 1974 in West Germany, after the new millennium and they joined as members of the AFC, the 2006 world cup was their first.
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One of the most famous siblings in football is Diego and Gabriel Milito. The last week of May 2016, in Argentina’s Primera Division match marked the retirement of 36-year-old Diego Milito.
Not far from Buenos Aires, Gabriel Milito, Diego’s younger brother was appointed manager of Club Atlético Independiente. For a moment, one of the most attractive soccer sibling pairs returned to where it all started.
Born in Bernal, Argentina, Diego first saw the beauty of the world on June 12, 1979, while Gabriel came to the surface 15 months later on September 7, 1980. These two children were transformed into boys who liked to play football.
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As a big club full of achievements, Manchester United certainly has a long history in the world soccer stage. No exception in the Champions League. In addition to the achievements that have been made, touching moments and even tense events have been experienced by Manchester United.
One of the unforgettable moments of the Red Devils fans was the events of the 1993/94 Champions League, which became the second season of the most prestigious club events in Europe after the format change.
On November 3, 1993, Man United traveled to the headquarters of the Turkish club, Galatasaray to undergo a second leg match of the second round of the Champions League. Something was surprising when the red devil team first set foot in the city of Istanbul.
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The decade of the 90s became one of the golden years of the Brazilian national team in the world soccer scene. At that time, the samba team performed in two top world cup matches, the first in 1994 in the United States and the second in 1998 in France.
Special for the 1994 world cup, they even ended as winners. At that time, the samba team defeated Italy through a shootout after Roberto Baggio as the last kicker Gli Azzuri failed to fulfill his duties.
Apart from tactician Carlos Alberto Pereira, other Brazilian heroes at the 1994 world cup were Romario and Bebeto. Both are positioned as attackers, they are a duet in the front lines of the Samba team when they travel in the United States.
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Who does not know Carles Puyol, Barcelona legend and the Spanish national team has become one of the most respected players. Having the charisma and a high leadership spirit makes Puyol a perfect figure when he is on the field.
Although not actively playing, the name Puyol will always be remembered as one of the strongest defenders ever in the world. During the 18 years of his career, Puyol has produced many achievements both individually and for his club.
Puyol has even proved its quality by bringing Barcelona and the Spanish national team to win prestigious titles such as the Champions League and World Cup.
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One season wonder players are not a phenomenon in English football. At least some players are labeled as a one-season wonder, including Roque Santa Cruz at Blackburn, Amr Zaki at Wigan Athletic, to Michu in Swansea City.
The last name might be the most remembered. Because many people say that Michu is a figure of one season wonder.
A typical celebration by shaking his hands next to his ears made Michu become one of the trendsetters in the English Premier League a few seasons ago, or rather in 2012 when playing for Swansea City.
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Setiap tahun dunia selalu memunculkan bintang baru sepak bola. Di tahun 2019, terdapat nama Joao Felix, Erling Haaland, Mathijs De Ligt dan Ansu Fati serta masih banyak lagi. Mereka adalah pemain-pemain muda yang mencuri perhatian lewat kemampuannya mengolah si kulit bundar.
Lalu siapa pemain muda yang bakal mencuat di tahun 2020, Berikut ini Starting Eleven Momen sajikan 10 pemain muda yang digadang-gadang bakal bersinar.
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Konsistensi yang diperlihatkan Frenkie de Jong bersama Ajax Amsterdam di musim 2018/19 memang membuatnya jadi incaran berbagai klub papan atas Eropa. Namun akhirnya pemain yang berposisi sebagai gelandang tersebut memilih untuk mengadu nasibnya di Spanyol bersama Barcelona.
De Jong didatangkan dengan nilai transfer yang diperkirakan mencapai 75 juta euro untuk masa kontrak hingga 2024.
Walau tak kesulitan untuk beradaptasi dan langsung menjadi pilihan utama di lini tengah, sebuah komentar yang sedikit mengejutkan disampaikan oleh sang pemain. Dia memberi sinyal jika dirinya menyesal sudah memilih hengkang ke Camp Nou, bukannya ke Inggris dan bermain di bawah arahan Pep Guardiola di Manchester City.
“Aku sebelumnya berpikir jika La Liga adalah kompetisi sepakbola terkuat di dunia, kalian bisa melihat dominasi tim-tim Spanyol di kompetisi Eropa. Perjalanan mereka begitu panjang hingga akhirnya bisa memenangkan Europa League atau Champions League,” ujar De Jong (via Mirror)
“Namun ternyata Premier League menjadi tim yang mendominasi dalam beberapa tahun terakhir, saat membicarakan murni soal keterampilan, La Liga jelas lebih baik, namun jika membahas intensita, kompetisi di Inggris berada pada level tertinggi,”
Selain Frenkie de Jong, beberapa pemain ini juga diklaim menyesal telah bergabung dengan FC Barcelona.
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ERIK BAILY KEMBALI KE PELATIHAN MU
Skuad Manchester United kedatangan kembali Erik Baily dari cedera. Pada sesi latihan senin kemarin, Baily sudah terlihat mengikuti latihan bersama rekan-rekannya. Pemain timnas Pantai Gading ini mengalami cedera lutut sejak bulan juli 2019. Dan di sepanjang tahun ini ia hanya memainkan tujuh pertandingan bersama MU. Dengan pulihnya Baily, Solksjaer sudah bisa memainkan sang bek pada awal januari nanti.
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