When it comes to listing the most influential and notable football players of all time, Pelé is most certainly up there with the greats. In Brazilian football, Pelé is one of the most renowned players to ever take to the pitch and from an early age this was noticeable. He gathered a large following globally after his magnificent technique and ability to accurately anticipate the opposition’s tactics were showcased to the world during his international career.
Throughout this article we are going to take a look into the history of Pelé’s football career in Brazil and internationally as a professional. As well as this, we are going to review how he got fast tracked to the first team after only 10 months of playing in his senior career. We are also going to explore what he is currently up to at the moment along with noting his numerous amounts of honours and awards. Therefore, if you want to find out more about Pelé and his successes, then keep on reading.
The Early Years o
The Brazil national football team is one of the most successful country squads in the world. With 5 World Cup 1st place trophies and an impressive track record in the South American Championships and the Copa America, there is no doubt that fans worldwide love sporting their signature kits. However, have you ever thought about how the team came to acquire their classic look? Below we will take a look into how they adopted their infamous colour scheme for the home and away strips along with having a brief look into the most loved and hated styles over the years.
History Behind the Signature Designs
Originally the Brazil national football team played in all white kits with blue collars on the jerseys. However, after
It’s nearly that time of year again when football fans crowd around the TV or their mobile phones with ultimate pride in their eyes as they watch their beloved team take to the pitch. This is why the World Cup is such a widely anticipated tournament across the globe as it is such a powerful way of uniting a country.
Most children’s vivid memories of soccer begin when they watch their national team play. And this feeling of country pride carries on with them into adulthood and is passed on through generations. Making the love of the sport everlasting.
As the World Cup is a passionate tournament, you will find that most countries will accommodate for streaming the games live from Russia in order for the fans to join in with the action and feel like they are actually there.
In this post we will take a look at the time scheduling per zones as well as what channels and applications you can used to watch the games on.
With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, there are lots of talk amongst supporters about who the stronger teams are this year. From previous winners to new comers, it is truly anyone’s game. Within the post we will try to establish who the main competitors are this season for the trophy as well as addressing who the underdogs could potentially be.
Established in 1930 the first ever World Cup took place in Uruguay and has since been hosted in a variety of countries across the globe. In history 5 countries have lifted the cup more than once, with the most wins being Brazil with 5 tournament victories. Below we will look at the break down of the winners in history:
- Brazil – 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Italy – 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Germany – 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Uruguay – 1930, 1950
- Argentina – 1978, 1986
- England – 1966
- France – 1998
- Spain – 2010
9th November 2016. By Ryan Baldi.
It seems strange to consider a player's potential unrealised when they finished their career with two World Cup winners' medals, 15 Wold Cup goals, a UEFA Cup, a Cup Winners' Cup, two domestic titles and over 350 career goals.
If it was ever possible for a player who represented Barcelona, Internazionale, Real Madrid and AC Milan to have never reached the heights of their early promise, then it was Ronaldo.
The buck-toothed Brazilian superstar burst onto the scene in the mid-1990s by scoring goals and shredding defences in a manner that would have made such all-time greats as PelÃ© and Diego Maradona raise their eyebrows in disbelief.
Having moved to Europe to join PSV Eindhoven as a teenager in the summer of 1994, Ronaldo appeared to possess a combination of athleticism, speed, finesse and skill that was unlike anything the football world had ever seen. He'd come to take over.
15th June 2016. By Ryan Baldi.
Brazilian full-back Dani Alves will leave FC Barcelona this summer to join Juventus. After eight years at the Camp Nou, Alves will depart with the respect and appreciation of BarÃ§a fans. But do they, and indeed the wider footballing audience, really appreciate Alves for what he truly is, and has been? Alves should be recognised as the greatest full-back of the last two decades.
The 2003 FIFA under-20 World Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates during winter. While England with a side that included James Milner, Steven Taylor and Michael Chopra -- finished bottom of their group without scoring a single goal, many of the established football nations fielded strong squads, packed with potential future stars.
AndrÃ©s Iniesta turned out for Spain, along with future AtlÃ©tico Madrid stars Juanfran and Gabi. There was River Plate striker Fernando Cavenaghi top-scoring for Argentina, with
18th May 2016.Read more »
With the summer's 2016 European Championship tournament getting closer and closer, it's time to start thinking about picking up a football kit or two to show support for your favorite national team. For teams that use Nike as a kit manufacturer, the American sportswear company has given fans a wider array of options to choose from with its latest batch of jersey releases. In addition to the obvious variations that are always there in the jersey market-home and away kits, jerseys and tees-Nike has also unveiled different kit varieties this year.
Nike's Two Jersey Types
On one side of the conversation, we have the Nike Vapor Match shirts. On the other side, there are the Nike Stadium shirts. Viewed independently, these two kits could easily be taken to the be the "official" jerseys for their respective teams (or perhaps as similar designs
Compared to the massive qualifying competitions that UEFA and AFC use to determine which countries will and will not get to send teams to the World Cup, the CONMEBOL qualifiers are downright simplistic. Featuring just 10 teams who play each other in a round robin series of home and away matches, the 2018 World Cup CONMEBOL qualifiers don't involve any complicated group stage calculations or multi-round qualification steps. Instead, each team plays 18 matches apiece, and the four or five at the top of the standings when those are done get to participate in FIFA's global football tournament.
Still, while the CONMEBOL qualifiers look simple on paper, South American football teams actually have to play more matches apiece than any UEFA countries do. As a result, CONMEBOL qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup will begin relatively soon-October 2015, versus the UEFA start date of September 2016. So what does the schedule look like for the first matches? And which teams should be expected
Posted: June 23, 2015|
The Brazil national football team is on track to contend for its ninth Copa America title. The big news story of the moment is that Brazil top Copa America 2015 Group C, in doing this they have qualified for a slot in the knockout stages. Surprisingly, though, the Brazilians didn't sail to easy victory, in fact they didn't even win every group stage game, Brazil suffered one loss-against Colombia.
A Growing Rivalry
The rivalry between Brazil and Colombia has become increasingly heated since last summer's World Cup. Historically, this rivalry-if you could even call it that-has been remarkably one-sided, with the Brazilian side walking away with 18 wins in 28 fixtures (and draws in most of the others). But last summer's quarterfinal World Cup match between these two football teams got ugly.
The national women's football teams from Japan and Brazil won three games apiece in the Women's World Cup 2015 group stage, establishing themselves as early tournament frontrunners. The FIFA tournament will now move into the knockout stage, with the round of 16 set to begin tomorrow (20th June 2015). Other knockout stage qualifiers include England, the United States, France, Germany, and the Canadian host team.
Groups A, B, and C
The group stage for the 2015 Women's World Cup was split into six groups of four. The top two teams from each qualified to advance to the round of 16, as did the four highest ranked third-place teams.
Of all the groups in the tournament, Group A likely proved to be the weakest. Despite having the home field