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Players With the Most European Golden Shoe Awards

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

Since the European Golden Shoe award was rebooted to reflect the difference in difficulty between leagues in Europe, six players have won the award multiple times: DIego Forlan, Thierry Henry, Mario … More

Most Successful Nations in the Olympic Football Tournament

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

As we head into the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the 26th time football will be played in the summer Olympics, there are five nations with two or more gold medals over the years: Hungary, Great Britain, Argentina, USSR and Uruguay. More

Juventus, Bayern Munich, PSG & the One-Team League Phenomenon

Posted on 24 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

As we enter the 2016-2017 season, finding something new in the German Bundesliga, Italian Series A and French Ligue 1, when it comes to the identity of the champions, is difficult to expect. Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are in a class of their own professionally and financially, making sure that remains while they weaken their biggest rivals. More

Packing: Stefan Reinartz Redefining Soccer Analytics

Posted on 22 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

In the never ending attempt to turn Analytics into something effective and definitive in determining a winner in a soccer match, comes the work of Stefan Reinartz, a former Bundesliga midfielder, who came up with a system to measure the effectiveness of passing in a match, named “packing”. More

Manchester United: Jose Mourinho Not Oozing Confidence Like Before

Posted on 19 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

For the first time in his career, Jose Mourinho joining a new club doesn’t fill everyone involved with confidence that yesterday’s problems will disappear. Manchester United are reeling from three difficult years by their own standards, and another one of subpar results under a manager that’s used to immediate success will be disappointing, to say the least. More

Manchester United, Juventus FC and What’s Best for Pogba

Posted on 18 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

For the last three summers, each time with a bigger price tag attached, Paul Pogba has been linked to a move away from Juventus. The two teams most often mentioned are Manchester United and Real Madrid. So far, the French midfielder has stayed put, but how long will Juventus hold on to him? More

LeBron James Reminding Everyone He’s a Liverpool FC Part Owner

Posted on 14 Jul, 2016, by in NBA, Soccer

It’s the offseason, and LeBron James seems bored. So why not stir up some excitement in regards to the team he’s a minority owner of, Liverpool FC? More

15 Best Memes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Eder & Portugal Stunning France & Winning Euro 2016

Posted on 11 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

In a stunning twist of fate, and terrific for meme makers, Portugal manage to beat France in the Euro 2016 final, despite Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the match early on, which didn’t stop him from stealing the spotlight anyhow. More

Portugal Champions, Cristiano Ronaldo Annoying, France Losers

Posted on 10 Jul, 2016, by in Soccer

For the first time in their history, the Portugal national football team wins a major trophy, beating France 1-0 to win Euro 2016. Eder scored the winning goal in extra time, the French wept in front of their home fans at the Stade de France, and Cristiano Ronaldo actually missed out on most of the action, taken out early due to an injury he couldn’t overcome. More

Most Euro Tournaments Won

Posted on 10 Jul, 2016, by in Featured, Soccer

The result of the Euro 2016 will determine whether France tie with Germany and Spain on the top of the winners list in European championships with three titles, or do Portugal become the 10th national side to win the trophy. More