5
Mar

Luis Figo tweets dressing room pic that rivals ‘Oscar Selfie’

On Tuesday, an assortment of football legends assembled in Bern, Switzerland to play ‘BSC Young Boys and Friends’ in the eleventh “Match Against Poverty,” an annual charity game with this year’s proceeds going to the Philippines. The World XI was dubbed ‘Ronaldo, Zidane and Friends’ and featured many of the best players from the past 25 years.

The friendly match came just two days after Ellen DeGeneres broke Twitter with her insta-famous ‘Oscar Selfie.’ So, appropriately, Luis Figo  turned in his own effort, which may have broken the Twitter record for most football legends in one picture:

We spot Ronaldo, Zidane, Paolo Maldini, Youri Djorkaeff, Steve McManaman, Patrick Vieira, Giovane Elber, Fabio Cannavaro and coach Ruud Gullit. Who else can you see?

Image courtesy of Getty

5
Feb

Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Carlos Tevez and Adnan Januzaj all celebrate their birthday today

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Happy Birthday, boys!

Cristiano Ronaldo, the reigning world player of the year, turns 29 years young today, and even the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic took a minute out of his day to personally congratulate CR7 on Twitter:

Ronaldo responded brilliantly:

Your move, Zlatan.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s Barcelona rival Neymar was also born today, albeit seven years later. Two mega stars born on one day? Not bad! Thankfully, they will spoil us with their amazing goals for many more years to come, but take a look back now at their already incredible careers:

And if that wasn’t enough birthday candles for one day, Carlos Tevez (30) and Adnan Januzaj (19) are also celebrating their birthdays today. Clearly, there must be something very special about February 5th!

14
Oct

Joe-Max Moore, Peter Vermes inducted into National Soccer Hall of Fame

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Joe-Max Moore, Peter Vermes & Sunil Gulati at the ceremony. (USA Today)

Before the United States beat Jamaica 2-0 at Sporting Park on Friday, a couple of U.S. soccer legends were inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

In a ceremony held outside the stadium, Joe-Max Moore and Peter Vermes became the latest members of the elite circle.

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Joe-Max Moore playing for the United States. (Getty)

Moore, a Tulsa, OK native, played a big role in the 1990s for the USA as the team rose to relevance on the world soccer stage.

He debuted for the team in 1992, represented the USA in the 1994, 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and scored 24 goals in 100 games for the Stars and Stripes. In his time with the national team, he accomplished a rare feat: Moore scored at least one goal in nine straight years, something only three other Americans have accomplished.

Moore was honored to be inducted, and knew one person in his life would be especially proud of his achievement:

Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes was also inducted to the Hall of Fame, both for his playing accomplishments and his coaching successes.

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Peter Vermes’ unveiling as Kansas City Wizards coach in 2009. (Getty)

Vermes was part of the US men’s national team in the late 1980s and early 1990s, even captaining the 1990 FIFA World Cup team. In his 66 caps with the USA, he scored 11 goals and was a member of the 1988 team at the Olympic Games in Seoul.

After his playing career came to an end, Vermes stayed in the game by getting into coaching. He became the Kansas City Wizards — later re-branded as Sporting KC — head coach in 2009, and has been with the club ever since.

15
Aug

Ronaldinho fixes his teeth, celebrates with a backheel

Brazilian legend Ronaldinho Gaucho has made a career off his dribbling tricks and ridiculous free kicks, but he also became known for something out of his control: his misaligned teeth. From cartoon characters to advertisements, each depiction of Ronaldinho seemed to focus on the physical trait, to the extent that even Dinho’s own comic book emphasizes his teeth.

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While Dinho’s smile was always perfect in our book, he recently underwent cosmetic surgery to repair his teeth, and the results are, well, astounding:

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Image: Getty/Globo

We would have supported Ronaldinho either way, but it seems that the fresh veneers gave Dinho a bit of a confidence boost, as he pulled off this fancy backheel pass just a few days after the surgery. 

(Via: DirtyTackle)