11
Dec

Great players take each other to school

Even some of the greatest players in the world are made to look like fools at times.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Alessandro Nesta and many more are given a some footballing lessons by their fellow greats. Nutmegs, rainbows, cuts and flicks are just a small part of the arsenal these players use to trick their illustrious opponents. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching these seemingly untouchable soccer stars get taken to school.

(H/T r/soccer)

27
Sep

Uh-oh! Gareth Bale moves into Kaka’s old mansion, Ronaldo’s neighborhood

by Thomas Hautmannimage Photo: Twitter/@marinagranziera
Clearly, Gareth Bale doesn’t believe in bad omens.
Weeks after becoming the world’s most expensive player ever, Bale has  agreed to rent the former Madrid home of Kaka, who, you know, happens to be arguably the biggest transfer flop in the history of Real Madrid.

According to the Daily Mail, Bale will pay landlord Kaka £10,000 ($16,000) per month to rent his mansion, which is valued at £6.5 million ($10.4 million). The two-story, four-bedroom house includes a gym, indoor pool, two utility rooms, several terraces and a six-car garage, a perfect space for stash all that cash.

Bale’s neighbors will include Real Madrid teammates Iker Casillas, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo also lives in the neighborhood, but he is reportedly trying to sell his $7 million mansion.

Hmm, wonder why.

H/T NESN

8
Jul

Most Expensive Soccer transfers of all-time

imageWhile it might seem that the transfer fees teams pay for players increase on a yearly basis, the truth is a bit more complicated. As the saying goes, a dollar today just doesn’t get you as far as it used to.

With that in mind, Forbes Magazine recently published a list of the most expensive transfer fees in history, adjusted for inflation. Essentially, a dollar on any given day in the past isn’t necessarily worth as much as a dollar today, as the cost of goods, services, and well, soccer players, constantly shift.

Here are the top 10 transfer fees in soccer history, adjusted for inflation:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (2009), from Manchester United to Real Madrid

    Original Fee: $130 million, Adjusted for inflation: $141 million

  2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2009), from Inter Milan to Barcelona

    Original Fee: $94 million, Adjusted for inflation: $102 million

  3. Kaka (2009), from: AC Milan to Real Madrid

    Original Fee: $90 million, Adjusted for inflation: $98 million

  4. Zinedine Zidane (2001), from Juventus to Real Madrid

    Original Fee: $65 million, Adjusted for inflation: $85 million

  5. Fernando Torres (2011). from Liverpool to Chelsea 

    Original Fee: $79 million, Adjusted for inflation: $81 million

  6. Hernan Crespo (2000), from Parma to Lazio

    Original Fee: $60 million, Adjusted for inflation: $81 million

  7. Radamel Falcao (2013), from Atletico Madrid to Monaco

    Original Fee: $77 million, Adjusted for inflation: $77 million

  8. Luis Figo (2000), from Barcelona to Real Madrid

    Original Fee: $56 million, Adjusted for inflation: $76 million

  9. Neymar (2013), from Santos to Barcelona

    Original Fee: $74 million, Adjusted for inflation: $74 million

  10. Andriy Shevchenko (2006), from AC Milan to Chelsea

    Original Fee: $58 million, Adjusted for inflation: $66 million

11
Feb

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