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  1. Champions League 2019/20 –Journey to the Group Stages

    The UEFA Champions League is one of the most watched soccer tournaments across Europe as we see the top teams from each league compete to become the ultimate squad. Taking place during the summer of 2019 we saw the qualifying rounds of the 2019/20 season begin and after a short break the competition commenced with the group stages starting on the 17th September and due to end in December ready for the knockout phases to start in early 2020. As the group stages are well underway, we thought we would take a brief look at match day and the qualifiers of this season’s Champions League tournament. So, if you are interested in finding out more about the fixtures then keep on reading.

    Champions League Qualifiers

    The Champions League Qualifiers for 2019/20 started on the 25th June and ended on the 28th August 2019. Within these stages of the football tournament the final qualifying teams were determined for the competition.

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  2. Vicente del Bosque’s Football Career

    Vicente del Bosque has had such an impressive soccer career from being a player to managing Real Madrid and much more. Within this article we are going to acknowledge the great achievements of Vicente and how he performed in both roles. So if you want to find out more about this significant football figurehead, then keep on reading!

    Vicente on the Pitch

    At 16 years old Bosque started his football career off playing for the youth team of Salmantino. He only played one season with this team before transferring to the junior squad for Real Madrid. He was only with this squad for part of a season before he moved to Plus Ultra which was his first professional contract. Throughout his time with Plus Ultra he made 11 appearances for the team and netted a total of 5 goals.

    After playing with Plus Ultra for 1 season, he was recruited by Real Madrid for their professional team. He was familiar with this club as he had previously played with their youth team before moving

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  3. Herbert Chapman and How He Revolutionized Football

    Herbert Chapman is one of the most influential figureheads in the soccer community. Therefore, in this blog post we are going to explore the outstanding career on and off the pitch of this successful footballer and manager. Since his retirement and death, he has left a considerably large legacy which has helped shaped football into the modern game we know and love today. So if you want to find out more about Herbert and his career in soccer, then keep on reading.

    Starting in the Soccer Worldherbert chapman player

    Herbert started his football career off by playing as an amateur for his local club – Kiveton Park at 18 years old. At the end of his first season with them in 1896 they won the Hatchard Cup. Chapman had a variety of short stints with football clubs across the UK with teams such a

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  4. How Arsene Wenger Became an Effective Manager

    Arsene Wenger is well known for his impressive management of the Arsenal Premier League football team. However, did you know he used to play midfield and coach a number of other clubs beforehand? Within this article we are going to take a trip back through time and explore the soccer career of Arsene Wenger. So if you want to find out more about this football figurehead, then keep on reading.

    His Early Yearsarsene wenger player

    Arsene Wenger started his career on the pitch at around 6 years old where he was introduced to the world of football by his father. His dad was a manager of the local village team and he took Arsene to matches in Germany, where he took a liking to the team – Borussia Monchengladbach. Despite his dad being manager of the Duttlenheim team, Arsene did not become part of t

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  5. How Sir Alex Ferguson Became a Successful Manager

    Recently we have looked into the impressive careers of footballers through time and how they transformed their career from the pitch to a managerial position. And one of the most significant managers of Premier League history is Sir Alex Ferguson, with his knighthoods and outstanding track record of club success; within this article we are going to explore the managerial career of the Red Devils figurehead.

    Although he is now retired from his position, we will acknowledge the evolution of his career in the football world along with the awards and trophies he has gained thanks to his managing expertise. So if you want to find out more about Sir Alex Ferguson, then keep on reading this post!

    His Early Yearssir alex ferguson player

    Born on the 31st December 1941, Alex

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  6. How Influential has David Beckham been for Football Globally

    Since the early 90s, David Beckham has become a household name in the soccer community and has taken Europe and the USA by storm. From his expertise on the pitch playing for a range of Premier League, LA Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 squads, to shaping the football scene over in the States, he is possibly one of the most popular and well-known figures of the 21st Century.

    Within this article we are going to take a look into the impressive career of Beckham on and off the pitch. So if you want to find out more about this significant soccer player, then keep on reading!

    David Beckham’s Position as Midfielder

    Ever since he was a young boy, David Beckham has always wanted to play professional football when he grew up. During an interview in 2007 Beckham said “At school, whenever the teachers asked, ‘What do you want to do when you’re older?’ I’d say ‘I want to be a footballer.’ And they’d say ‘No, what do you really want to do for a job?’ But that was

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  7. Zinedine Zidane’s Football Career on and off the Pitch

    One of the most famous French footballers in the soccer community has got to be Zinedine Zidane. Playing in the Serie A, Ligue 1 and La Liga, Zidane has since migrated from his role as a midfielder to become the coach of the Real Madrid football team. So within this article we are going to look through his historic successes as both a player and manager. We will also analyse whether he was more effective on or off the pitch along with how he got started on his soccer journey all together and other notable achievements he has acquired over the years. So if you want to find out more about this legendary football icon, then continue reading.

    Zidane’s Soccer Journey

    Born in Marseille to parents of an Algerian heritage, Zinedine started his soccer journey at 10 years old. At this age he was given his first player’s license when he joined the local junior team for Catellane which was called US Saint-Henri. He only spent a year with this team before transferring to SO Sep

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  8. Jurgen Klinsmann – Player to Manager

    Many outstanding football players find that at some point in their soccer career, they make the transition from player to manager – as we have seen with the previous few articles we have published. Therefore, within this post we are going to look into the established career of Jurgen Klinsmann and how he coped with making the swap from the pitch to the side lines. We also look into his performance both as manager and player along with the number of club and individual awards he has acquired over the years.

    Establishing His Soccer Career

    Born in Goppingen 1964, Jurgen started his soccer career at only eight years old. This is where he started playing for TB Gingen, but after six months with the team he managed to score an outstanding 16 goals in a single match. He only played with TB Gingen for 2 years before he transferred to SC Geislingen at age 10. After four years with the squad his family relocated to Stuttgart but Jurgen continued playing for the team u

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  9. Marco Van Basten’s Journey From Player to Manager

    With such a successful football career on the pitch, having to take a step back due to an injury can be traumatising both career wise and emotionally in the world of sports. Therefore, when Marco Van Basten transitioned from player to manager there were a few years where he had to come to terms with this change in order to stay in the soccer world.

    Throughout this article we are going to explore the inspiring history of this highly influential football player and manager throughout his career on and off the pitch. We also take a look at a list of the achievements he has accumulated over the years thanks to his expertise. So if you want to find out more about Van Basten and his journey through various roles in soccer, then continue reading!

    Establishing His Soccer Career

    Born in 1964, Marco started his football journey at only 6 years old where he played for local team – EDO. And after only a year with this Utrecht club, he transferred to UVV Utrecht where h

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  10. What Made Michel Platini So Influential in the Football World

    Taking on three significant roles in the football world, Platini has had a great impact on the sport. Therefore, within this article we are going to explore the various stages of his career. From player to manager to UEFA board member, we will look into the details of these milestones in his career. Along with this we will also explore his entrance into soccer along with his achievements on and off the field. So continue reading if you want to find out more about this infamous French star.

    His Career on the Pitchmichel platini french player

    During 1955, Michel Francois Platini was born in Joeuf to parents with Italian ancestry. His greatest soccer influence came from his father – Aldo, who was a professional player for a number of years.

    And with this influence, Michel b

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