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Monday, 25 June 2012

Valencia.


In all circumstances Valencia are the third best team in Spanish football.
They have won six La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey trophies, three UEFA Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. They have also reached two Champions League finals in a row, losing to La Liga rivals Real Madrid in 2000 and then to Bayern Munich on penalties after a 1–1 draw in 2001.

There are several possible explanations for the bat that is the symbol of Valencia; one is that bats are simply quite common in the area. The second theory is that in 1238, when James I was about to enter the city, re-conquering it from the Moors, one bat landed on the top of his flag, which he interpreted as a good omen and the bat was added to the coat of arms.

That both Valencians and Valencia CF fans are known as 'Los Che' - which means something like 'The Blokes' in the Valencian dialect - shows how closely the people of Valencia identify with the club.
Valencia have a long-standing rivalry with Levante, also located in the city and with two other clubs in the region, Hércules and Villarreal.
Founded in 1919, Valencia have played their home games at the Mestalla stadium since 1923.
It is renowned for its steep terracing and for being one of the most intimidating atmospheres in all of Europe to play.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Monaco 1988 - No.10 Hoddle.



1987 marked the end of an era at Tottenham Hotspur as “The King of White Hart Lane” took his unmistakable genius to the south of France.
Enter the tax haven of Monaco, where Hoddle found his managerial soul mate in Arsene Wenger and joined a young George Weah and fellow Englishman Mark Hateley.

Monaco and Hoddle achieved instant success winning the 1987-88 Ligue 1 championship and progressing to the quarter finals of the European Cup the following year. For his effort Hoddle was voted Best Foreign Player in French football.

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AC Milan 1987 - No.10 Gullit.


Silvio Berlusconi signed Ruud Gullit for A.C. Milan in 1987, paying the then world record transfer fee of £6 million, as a replacement for Ray Wilkins. Among his teammates at the club were compatriots Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard.
Gullit's exploits with first PSV Eindhoven and then Milan helped him win the European Footballer of the Year award in 1987 which he dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

At PSV Gullit was used first as a sweeper and then moved forward, and thereafter could adapt to any postion on the pitch. He was one of the most unpredictable of Sacchi's side, capable of incredible actions, supported by his powerful physique. Strong in the air and on the ground, he had fantastic skills and technique.

During his first year as a Rossoneri, Gullit won a League Title. Despite meniscus and knee injuries hampering him over the following seasons his trophy haul was impressive - he won another two Scudetto's, two Champions League's and two World Club Cups.
Gullit was omitted from the 1993 Champions League final squad due to the 3-foreigner rule employed at that time, which culminated in a move to Sampdoria.

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Leeds Utd.



With Leeds glory days a distant memory its easy to forget that in the late 60's and early 70's they were the one of the best teams in Europe.
Between 1965 and 1974, Don Revie's United side never finished outside of the top four in England, winning two League Championships, two Uefa Cups, a Cup winners Cup and the FA Cup. In 1975 they reached the final of the European Cup but were defeated 2-0 by Bayern Munich, and signalled the end of the clubs golden period.

In recent years Leeds have slid down divisions but will always have a proud heritage.

Being the city's only professional football team, Leeds United are associated with a large, passionate fan base. Recent online research indicates that they are in the top ten most supported clubs in England.

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Portugal - No.7 Figo.


In 2010, the Portuguese national team was ranked third in the FIFA world rankings, which is their highest ever. Their lowest rank was 43rd overall in 1998.
A golden generation of players, including Luis Figo and Cristiano Ronaldo made Portugal contenders on the world and European stage in the last decade but they never quite delivered the perfect tournament
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Portugal hosted UEFA Euro 2004, but were defeated in a huge upset to Greece in the final. The Portuguese national team also reached the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup twice; in 1966, when Eusébio was the top scorer, with nine goals, and also in 2006.

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Inter Milan.


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Napoli 1926.


One of the nicknames of Napoli is I ciucciarelli which means "the little donkeys" in the local dialect, they were given this name after a particularly poor performance during the 1926–27 season. It was originally meant to be derogatory, as the Neapolitan symbol is a rampant black horse, the club however adopted the donkey as a mascot called 'O Ciuccio, displaying it with pride.

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