Monaco

  1. 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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  2. Round-up of the Champions League Group Stages

    Along with the ongoing tournaments such as the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Primeria, the Champions League is also in progress. This league incorporates a range of clubs from all of the leagues across Europe and is a widely celebrated by fans worldwide as they cheer on their favourite soccer team once more. Currently in the group stages, the Champions League is where clubs across the globe compete on the soccer field to eventually lift the trophy at the end of the games – thus gaining Champions status.

    Within this blog post we will take a look at how the tournament is panning out at the moment and what we can expect from the clubs in the coming weeks. From looking at how the matches have been scheduled and the groups picked, to the highest scoring player and team, you will find out all about this here.

    How are the Teams Grouped?

    After the initial play-offs had taken place prior to the scheduled group matches, the teams were whittled down to t

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  3. All Eyes on Ligue 1 as France Win the World Cup 2018

    World Cup fever swept the nation over the past few months, and now the tournament has finished the spectators’ attentions are waiting for the next big thing. After France achieved the 1st place trophy in Russia, the interest in watching Ligue 1 clubs compete has greatly increased.

    Due to this curiosity when it comes to the French club teams, we thought we would put together this article to discuss all things French football. From the upcoming players to how the make-up of the French soccer leagues is, you will find this all out below.

    About Ligue 1 and its Influence

    Ligue 1 is the top tier league for French club teams with the Ligue 2 and Champtionnat National beneath it. Therefore, the highest scoring sides are seen in the top division compared to those of smaller lesser skilled ones.

    How the transition between these three work, is that at the end of a tournament, the bottom three teams are relegated to the league beneath it and t

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  4. Monaco Fullback Jorge is Set to Reach the Upper Echelons of Football

    22nd September 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
    Replacing Benjamin Mendy, who became the world's most expensive defender when he joined Manchester City for €56 million, was never going to be easy for AS Monaco. But in the form of young Brazilian fullback, Jorge, they've done so rather seamlessly, as the 21-year-old has stepped up and filled the void with aplomb.

    Joining in January from Flamengo for €8.5m, the diminutive left back had to bide his time during the second half of the season behind Mendy, having to be content with just 90 minutes of playing time. Since Mendy's summer departure, however, the once capped Brazil international has grasped his opportunities with both hands, as he's enjoyed a superb start to the new term. His most recent outing for the Monegasques' vs. Strasbourg provided yet another glowing testament to his quality.

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  5. Can Radamel Falcao Lead Monaco to a Second Ligue 1 Title

    10th August 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
    Radamel Falcao marked his 50th Ligue 1 appearance in fine style by putting in a lively shift throughout AS Monaco's league opening 3-2 win vs. Toulouse. Moreover, his wonderfully taken headed goal impressively saw him notch up his 33rd strike in his 40 starts and 10 substitute appearances in France too, a figure that's especially admirable due to his battles with injury.

    Having now scored 22 goals in the last 30 matches for the Monegasques, the 31-year-old is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. From the outset, the Colombian hitman was a persistent nuisance to the Toulouse backline, and his direct opponent, Christopher Julien, in particular, bore the brunt of his fine exertions.

    Starting with his thoughtful movement, Falcao used his aptitude in this regard to find space in between the Toulouse midfield and defensive line, where he then used his strength and

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  6. Kylian Mbappe Transfer Rumours: A Young Star with a Bright Future

    7th August 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
    Speculation about the future of AS Monaco's teenage sensation, Kylian Mbappe, has been relentless this transfer window.

    Following his magnificent 2016/2017 campaign, where he blasted home a superb 26 goals in all competitions on his way to being a formidable element of Monaco's Ligue 1 title winning side, who also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, he's been linked with basically all of Europe's elite.

    The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City, to name a few, have all courted the youngster, even if his price tag would be in the region of a staggering £180 million. Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev did, however, suggest the prize asset is a decent chance to remain in the principality too. "Mbappe will make the right decision. He has never expressed a wish to leave us," he said.

    "We are, however, in

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  7. The Unsung Stars at AS Monaco

    29th March 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
    If there was any football fan left who had not yet been convinced about the merits of Leonardo Jardim's thrilling Monaco side this season, the 6-6, away goals Champions League triumph over Manchester City earlier this month will surely have won them over.

    Averaging just shy of three goals a game in Ligue 1 this term, the Principality club have left jaws agape in their quest for a first league title since 2000, espousing a stunningly entertaining brand of attacking football, built on some of the finest young talent in Europe.

    By this point, 18-year-old Kylian Mbappé's prodigious gifts are the talk of the continent, with rumours of potentially world record-breaking summer bids from Manchester United and Real Madrid for the youngster already circulating in the press.

    The likes of Portuguese playmaker Bernardo Silva, Brazilian full-back-cum-midfielder Fabinho a
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  8. Central Midfield is Suiting Fabinho Perfectly at Monaco

    22nd March 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
    After marking himself out as one of the best right-backs in Europe, a summer of speculation over Fabinho's future ended with him singing a new contract with Monaco.

    The Brazilian, who moved to the Principality from Rio Ave in 2013, initially on loan, has so impressed in his time at the Stade Louis II that Manchester United and Manchester City were reportedly hot on his tail at the end of last season, with £25million bids mooted.

    However, since shunning interest from the Premier League in favour of remaining part of Leonardo Jardim's exciting Monaco project, Fabinho's career has taken an unexpected turn, with the player re-inventing himself as a central midfielder and excelling in his new role as much as he had at right-back.

    When the Ligue 1 side signed Djibril Sidibé in a £12.75 million dea

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  9. Kylian Mbappe: The most talked about young footballer in 2017

    22nd February 2017. By Ryan Baldi.
    "He is the talk of the town and has so much talent. He has skills, goals, assists. He can do what he wants with the ball."

    Writing in his regular column for The Sun, Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry was effusive in his praise of Monaco youngster Kylian Mbappe.

    The 18-year-old forward is the hot topic of European football right now, with the biggest and richest clubs on the continent thought to be monitoring his progress.

    A surprise inclusion in Monaco's starting line-up against Manchester City in the Champions League last night, the teenager produced his devastating best form, netting his first goal in Europe's premier club competition on arguably the biggest night of his young career.

    Having progressed through the ranks at the Principality club as the ex-France

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  10. Free scoring Monaco to take on Man City

    When Paris Saint Germain and Nice faced off at the Parc des Princes in what was considered an early Ligue 1 title showdown on Sunday, free-scoring Monaco had already rubber-stamped their status as genuine contenders for a first top division championship since 2000 with another emphatic win.

    The Principality club travelled to Bordeaux on Saturday and cruised to a 4-0 victory in what is quickly becoming their typical, devastating fashion. Leonardo Jardim's men are the highest scoring side throughout Europe's major leagues with an incredible 53 goals from 17 games -- plundering 3.1 goals per game on average.

    After PSG and league leaders Nice played out a 2-2 draw, Monaco's victory meant that they closed within one point of the Cote d'Azur club, positioning themselves perfectly for a sustained push towards the title as the season approaches its halfway stage.

    The Rouges et Blancs transformation has been remarkable. Last term, they were one

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