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Soccer

Top 25 Soccer Players with the Hardest Shots

There are few greater sights in football than seeing a player cannon a ball into the back of the net with ferocious power. Players with thunderous strikes, if twinned with at least a degree of accurac...

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Top 15 Blessings in Disguise in Soccer History

The phrase "blessing in disguise" is one that was first found in mid-1700's English, and is used to mean something that first appeared bad or unlucky, but actually turned out to be good. Recently, it ...

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Top 15 Worst Debuts in Soccer History

On the face of it, a debut is just one game for a new team and should be of no greater importance than any other. The fact of the matter though is that in football, debuts can be crucial. Fans, coache...

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Top 15 British Soccer Players to Play Abroad

Britain is the birthplace of the beautiful game and the country has had an excellent pedigree within the game for over a century, producing many fine players and challenging on both club and internati...

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Top 15 Players Who Are/Were Too Good for MLS

It is perhaps a little disrespectful to use the phrase 'too good' in regards to a player in the MLS, given that it is still a league in its infancy and needs star players in order to give the league s...

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Top 15 Worst Real Madrid Players of All Time

Real Madrid have demanded higher standards of their players than any other club throughout the course of their history. The most valuable sports team in the world and the highest-earning, Real are oft...

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Top 15 Athletes Who Hated Their Sports

'Choose a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life,' or so says an old idiom, but we all know that the truth is most people do not love their jobs. Most would consider sports stars to be ...

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Top 15 Hijacked Transfers

The term 'hijacking' in relation to a football transfer is certainly a modern one, but the practice itself is not. Since the dawn of the game teams have done everything in their power to get the playe...

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Top 15 Greatest Uncapped Soccer Players

An international cap is often regarded as an approval of a players ability and seen as one of the proudest moments in a player's career. Winning an international cap for Germany or Brazil is obviously...

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Top 20 Mavericks in Soccer History

Footballing mavericks are sadly a dying breed. Players who go against the grain, play their own way and live their own way. In the modern game, social media and instant news mean as soon as someone do...

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Top 15 Worst Players To Win The World Cup

Despite the rise of the Champions League in recent years and the probably accurate view that it is in fact a more difficult competition to win, the World Cup is still the most watched and most illustr...

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Top 15 Weirdest Soccer Logos

Soccer logos and crests are very important to a lot of people. They are, essentially, the symbol which represents your team, and as such, it is important to get it right. Badge and logo changes can be...

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Top 15 One-Man Teams in Soccer History

The issue of a 'one-man team' is one that has been quite contentious recent years. The term is seen as somewhat derogatory, and managers, players and supporters alike are often unhappy with their team...

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Top 20 Worst Decisions in Soccer History

Being an official is by and large a thankless task. Good decisions are just overlooked as doing your job and bad one's are lambasted, often leading to intense scrutiny, abuse and in some cases even de...

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Top 25 Greatest Goalkeepers in Soccer History

The goalkeeper is, in many respects, the most important position to get right on the soccer pitch. You will very rarely find a great team in history who did not have a great, or at least very good, go...

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Top 15 Fattest Premier League Players

Soccer is a very physically demanding sport in the modern era. The stop/start nature of the sport requires high levels of fitness, stamina and pace. Even more so in the Premier League, which is renown...

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