- February 05, 2019
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 Pitch
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 began
- February 28, 2018
With the setup of the summer transfer window reportedly meant to be changing, where the business completed by the teams will have to be done before the new season starts, most clubs and managers will have to prepare themselves by creating a small list of targets before the current campaign is over.
Sometimes, the best way to be effective within the market and be one step ahead of the other teams is by looking out for which individuals are close to being available on a free transfer. One of the huge factors to this, is that a potential club can negotiate and come to an agreement with a player that is in the final six months of his contract to go on to completing a move to his next destination on a summer Bosman move.
Here are the six European players that will become a free agent at the end of the season...
- Bundesliga – FC Schalke’s Max Meyer
Although the big sides in Europe tend to focus on bringing in central midfielders
- August 29, 2017
29th August 2017. By Edward Stratmann.
With three wins from his first four matches to start his reign as manager of Saint-Etienne, Oscar Garcia's appointment is certainly proving an inspiring one.
While it'll take some time for the man who's wedded to the ideals of Johan Cruyff, that he was introduced to during his playing days at FC Barcelona and subsequently honed as a B team coach at the famous club, to implement his methodology at Les Verts, there's been plenty to admire about his fast start.
Consisting of a nice blend of exciting youngsters, experienced veterans and players in their prime, Garcia has so far done a solid job of transmitting his managerial nous into his interesting squad. Using the skillsets of his players to good effect, his attacking and midfield operators have emerged as real highlights. Featuring the pace of the
- December 01, 2015
Following Ligue 1 2015 - 16 week 15 three-time consecutive champions Paris Saint Germain still have yet to drop a game. The reigning title holders won once again on Saturday, beating Troyes in a 4-1 home match. It's the ninth league victory in a row for the Parisians, who showed signs of weakness in mid-September when they drew two matches in a row, but who have been borderline flawless ever since. PSG have only conceded five goals in those nine matches (while scoring 27) and only allowed Troyes to net a point in the closing minutes of Saturday's match.
The nine-game winning streak has made the wearers of the PSG home shirt 2015/16 more or less untouchable on this season's Ligue 1 standings table. With 41 points and a goal difference of +29, the Parisians lead by a landslide over current second-placers Caen. Following their own 4-1 victory over the weekend-against Bordeaux-Caen have the second-best win percentage in the league, with nine wins from their first 15 games. Still, Caen's
- November 12, 2015
Already, it looks as if Paris Saint Germain will be unstoppable in their campaign to win a fourth straight title in France's Ligue 1. The Parisians have now won seven in a row in the league, following an entertaining 5-0 home win against Toulouse this past weekend. They remain the only undefeated football club on the standings table, having managed 11 wins, two draws, 31 goals, and 35 points in the first 13 weeks of the 2015/16 French Ligue 1 season.
In the context of PSG's dominance, the remainder of the 2015/16 Ligue 1 has already turned into a race for second place. The current runners-up, Olympique Lyonnais, are 10 points back in the standings despite the season being just a third of the way finished. In all likelihood, Lyon and their other close challengers (Saint Etienne, Caen, and Angers) will be fighting for second place in the 2015/16 Ligue 1.
Lyon vs. Saint Etienne
That fact doesn't make the battles between
- September 07, 2015
For Saint Etienne Ligue 1 2015 - 2016 play has got off to a slow start, losing their first match 1-2 at Toulouse, and settling for a 1-1 draw against Bordeaux in their first game at home. But following a strong run in 2014 2015, could Saint Etienne surprise us all this year with a push toward the top three?
Needless to say, fans in the Saint Etienne home shirt 2015 2016 would love to believe that their football club might have a chance at a title run this year. The Greens remain the most decorated soccer team in Ligue 1 history, having won the national French football championship title on 10 occasions. The next most successful club, Olympique Marseille, have only won nine.
A Long Title Draught
Unlike Olympique Marseille, though-who won their most recent Ligue 1 trophy in 2010-Saint Etienne have now spent decades languishing in a long title draught. Indeed, the Greens haven't been able to claim victory in the French