World’s highest-paid footballers 2021: Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United switch helps him to reclaim top spot from Lionel Messi
According to Forbes, Ronaldo is set to earn $125 million before taxes in the 2021-22 season, with $70 million coming from salary and bonus for his return to United. PSG has the most representatives in the top-10 list while Andres Iniesta remains one of the most paid footballers on the planet. Check out who all made it to the list alongside the GOAT rivals.
Barcelona, Real Madrid are most valuable football clubs: Forbes Top 10 richest sports teams released; Dallas Cowboys tops chart
Forbes declared NFL's Dallas Cowboy the most valuable sports team in the world on the list published on May 7, 2021. While US-based sides dominated the first ten spots, all the three non-American teams to feature in it were football teams -- namely Barcelona and Real Madrid from Spain and Bayern Munich from Germany. Check out the list here.
European Super League explained: Why is UEFA angry about new league and how will it affect Champions League, transfers?
As Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United have decided to join eight other top clubs of Europe to found the European Super League, here is everything you need to know about the "greedy and cynical" tournament.
Real Madrid player ratings: Zidane's Los Blancos beaten 2-0 by Shakhtar in Champions League, who failed to deliver?
Shakhtar Donetsk beat Real Madrid 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday, leaving the 13-time European champion’s hopes of advancing hanging in the balance. Who is at blame as Zidane's team now stares at an embarrassing group-stage exit. Check out the player ratings to find out.
IN PICS | Bale strike for Spurs after 7 years, Hazard screamer in this week's top football goals
The footballing world never fails to enthrall its fans week in and week out. This week, stars across leagues broke their goal drought. From Ronaldo's return to the scoresheet after beating COVID to Hazard's first goal in over a year and Bale's scintillating late match-winner, we bring you the highlights.
El Clasico player ratings: Best six performers as Real Madrid humble Barcelona at Camp Nou
Goals from Federico Valverde, Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric helped Real Madrid beat archrivals Barcelona 3-1 in an entertaining El Clasico. As the win took the Los Blancos to the top of the table, here are the best performers from the high-voltage clash between the Spanish giants.
Gareth Bale who Real Madrid fans adored: A brief trip down the memory lane as the Welshman leaves Bernabeau on loan
Gareth Bale ended his seven seasons at Madrid on Saturday when he returned on a season-long loan to Tottenham, the club he left in 2013 to come to Spain. When he arrived in Madrid for a then-record 100 million euros, his new fans knew Bale as the tall Welshman who could single-handedly win games.
Sergio Ramos lifts fifth La Liga: Best quotes on Real Madrid captain by Zidane, Suarez, Aguero and others
Real Madrid were crowned La Liga champions for the 34th time on Thursday after Karim Benzema scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Villarreal which clinched the title with one game to spare. The terrific form and leadership of their captain Sergio Ramos has been instrumental in beating their archrivals Barcelona in a close-fought campaign. Arguably the best defender in the world and often criticised for his brutal style, here are 10 quotes on the defender that will give goosebumps to Real Madrid fans.
GOAT debate: As Lionel Messi joins Cristiano Ronaldo in 700 goal-club, here is everything you need to know
Lionel Messi chipped in a penalty to reach the astonishing milestone of 700 goals at Camp Nou on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid, becoming the only active player after Cristiano Ronaldo to do so. Here are names and figures that hardcore fans don't need to miss out on
David Beckham turns 47: 10 quotes that explain what football genius the Manchester United great was! Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Alex Ferguson, Zinedine Zidane and others...
Real Madrid, AC Milan, PSG, LA Galaxy and of course- Manchester United... The former English captain established wherever he went to play the game. The stylish man, best known for his bendy free kicks and pristine crosses, is a darling of not just the fans but his contemporaries too. Here are 10 interesting quotes about the midfielder that you will like to read on his birthday.
Ricardo Kaka birthday: Quoting Pele, Beckham and others, here is why everyone loves the iconic Ballon d'Or winner!
“A really nice guy… in a profession of a-holes,” planetfootball quotes a sports journalist once saying about former AC Milan superstar Kaka. The gifted Brazilian, who beat Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi to win the Ballon d'Or in 2007, is one among the most loved footballers of this generation. From former teammates to rivals, this is how some of the legends like to remember the playmaker.
Jose Mourinho reveals all-time XI of players he managed. As Cristiano, Drogba find a place, Pogba misses out. Find out who else got dumped by the 'Special One'
Unsurprisingly, the Portuguese manager's dream XI is dominated by Chelsea stars including Frank Lampard and John Terry. The North Londoner's iconic goalkeeper Petr Cech was chosen over Real Madrid's Iker Casillas, and not a single player from his current team Tottenham was included in the list! No players from his Manchester United or Porto FC could find a place in the chart as well.
Friends at country, rivals at clubs: El Clasico to witness faceoff between international teammates
Ask any footballer. To wear his/her country's colours at the international stage will be always special. The bondings you form at the national camp is expected to run deep and last long. But your camaraderie with your international teammates can be tested if they are competing in the same league as you are in the club level. It extends to another level altogether when it comes to derbies. Sunday's El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeau will see some well-known names of football clashing with their international teammates. They know each other's game really well and who will ultimately profit from it? Here are three such pairs you don't want to miss out on.
Sunday's Santiago Bernabeu showdown to hand El Clasico debut to these three players
Real Madrid meet Barcelona in a fixture that could decide which way the Spanish league title goes this season. The fixture is considered one of the biggest matches in football and these three youngsters are expected to get their first taste of the mighty encounter.
UEFA Champions League: No Neymar. No Mbappe. No problem for PSG against Real Madrid
Di Maria, a Champions League winner with Madrid in 2014, was rampant against his former club, using phenomenal speed and clever placing to torment a Madrid defense sorely missing the suspended Sergio Ramos.
La Liga injured players list | From Luis Suarez to Diego Costa, players who are missing from action and why
Does the top-tier Spanish football seem lifeless this season? Well, the big three are missing many of their iconic players from action due to injuries and suspension. Here are some of the big guns who are missing from action this season and when to expect them to rule La Liga again.
As Zinedine Zidane turns 47, here are 10 famous bald footballers you are unlikely to forget
Here are nine more famous footballers who keep Zizou company in the league of bald players.
Just Sergio Ramos things!: Interesting facts about Real Madrid's tough and fearless captain
Do you know Ramos was a huge fan of bullfights during his formative years and wanted to be in the pit someday? Well wait, we are just warming up...
Barcelona buries Real Madrid 5-1 in one-sided El Clasico
With the injured Lionel Messi watching from the Camp Nou stands, Luis Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 rout of Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil birthday: 5 interesting facts about Arsenal's playmaker
Mesut Ozil, who was born in Germany to Turkish-origin parents and lifted the World Cup in 2014.
Vizhinjam seaport protests: Police station attack was with 'ulterior intention', says Kerala CM
'The Kashmir Files' controversy: Apologies if my remarks were interpreted differently, says Nadav Lapid
Will fight again, against what is wrong: Bilkis Bano on remission given to her rapists
Tamil Nadu amended law that allows Jallikattu seeks to prevent cruelty on animals: State tells SC
India dismisses China's concerns on military exercise with US in Uttarakhand
'Bazball' powers England to new first-day record against Pakistan in 1st Test