As the debate over the existence of Santa Claus rages on in kindergartens around the world, one thing we do know for certain: FC Santa Claus is an actual, real football club in Finland. With a very awesome logo, too:
And wouldn’t you know, Santa just got…
Fernando Torres - September 28, 2014
LA Galaxy 4-0 NY Red Bulls [MLS] 28/09/2014
Robbie Keane 8’
Leonardo Araújo in his J. League days.
e-hazard asked: Top 9 photos of Eden Hazard.
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FiveThirtyEight has this great infographic showing the trajectory of the twenty current English Premier League teams. The top seven are pure royalty while sides like Newcastle and West Ham are in-and-outers. Hull City and Swansea City are the current Cinderellas, having moved from the kitchen to the penthouse, as it were.
"We’re a good group of players. We’ll do our best to have a good season and get back our place in Europe. We can only learn from games like today’s. The way we played during the second half is the one we must build upon. I feel very happy, very comfortable here. I feel like I’m adapting nicely and I’m really grateful for how helpful everyone at the club has been so far: my teammates, the manager, the staff. It’s up to me now, I must work hard to be able to give it back to them with goals and good performances, so at the end of the season we can all say it was worth it.” - Fernando Torres (x)
"Michael is my idol and when he played here at Chelsea I watched every single match, of course, they are good footsteps for me to follow in and we are almost the same [in career development]. He was one of the biggest German midfielders of all time, maybe the best. I had the pleasure to play in the national team with him and at Leverkusen. That was really big for me, it helped me a lot. We are still in touch, we text every month and he wishes me luck and helps me a lot by giving me tips. He is a really big key in my career. My biggest World Cup memories are from 2002 and the semi-final where Michael scored and we got to the final. He had got a yellow card and knew he would be suspended for the final but he gave everything for the team. You saw his spirit and that was very impressive. I was starting to love football then, starting to see how it was played and have my idols — and Michael was amazing in that tournament." - André Schürrle.
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Michael Ballack!