9 Football Players Who Overcame A Troubled Past

We often hear that footballers are spoiled rich people. The economic aspect is true, but what many people ignore is that many of the stars we admire on the green rectangle were not born in tuxedos. On the contrary. In fact, many footballers, before emerging, during their childhood, faced very difficult situations. Let’s look at just a few examples. Cristiano Ronaldo If we think of a rich and successful sportsman, we think of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Juventus phenomenon, in fact, has created, during his career, the image of the man…

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Very Heated But Almost Unknown Football Rivalries

In the world of football, there are some rivalries that have literally made the history of the game and that is well known to everyone. Who has never heard of eternal challenges such as El Clasico, The Milan Derby, the North-West Derby or the SuperClasico that put rival teams in front of each other in everything? When two such teams find themselves playing against each other, what follows is never a simple football match but an ideological clash for city, national or sometimes even international supremacy between two opposite ways…

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Great Players More Committed In The Social

Very often we hear (and we’ve said it ourselves) that footballers are just spoiled rich people who earn a lot of money, basically, to play. How many times, in fact, have you said/heard the phrase: “Given the money they earn could at least …” closed in various ways, depending on the case. However, there are several players who, mindful of their childhood or simply out of good heart, decide not to think only of themselves, helping those in need with donations or concrete actions. Let’s go and see, then, the…

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The Most Important Moments In Leo Messi’s Life

1. Birth We couldn’t start at a different time. On 24 June ’87 Jorge Horacio Messi and Celia María Cuccittini conceived their third child and named him Lionel. He was born at the Italian hospital Garibaldi and no one could have imagined that that day the great football star of the early 21st century would be born, the one who would mark an era. 2. The first football kicks at Abanderado Grandoli Messi wasted no time in taking the first steps with the ball attached to his left foot. Standard…

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Scandals, Boycotts And Mysteries: Controversial Episodes In The History Of The Olympics Games

The history of the Olympic Games is dotted with medals and great achievements, but also with dark moments that have marked the events in five circles in an indelible way. Let us go and see which were the most sensational cases. Ben Johnson Seoul 1988: The race of races, the one that absolutely you have to win. The 100 metres. Ben Johnson dominated, overcoming the rival Carl Lewis with a new world record: 9.79. A show of force impressive from the Canadian, that allowed him to turn around to the…

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7 World Records That Have Changed The History Of Athletics

There are days when the air is electric and it suggests that something absolutely out of the ordinary is about to materialize. This is the case of the 10 days that have forever changed the course of athletics and all-round sport. 8.90, Bob Beamon: Long Jump A monstrous, unreal, inexplicable leap: on October 18, 1968, at the Olympic Games, Bob Beamon improved by 55 (!) centimetres the prevailing world record by printing a memorable 8.90 in the long jump final. And to think that he shouldn’t even have been standing…

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Touching Moments of Fair Play in Sports

“The important thing is not to win, but to participate” Baron Pierre de Coubertin liked to explain. Wise and enlightened words that have remained indelible over time and have been transformed into extraordinary examples of Fair Play. From athletics to football, swimming, tennis and other disciplines, over the years Sport has been able to conquer the front pages of all newspapers with great gestures of loyalty. Here are Touching Moments of Fair Play in Sports. The advice of Luz Long Always illuminated by the flame of his torch, symbol of…

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Strangest Sports In The World

Did you get tired of classic sports? Are you fed up with football, volleyball, tennis and swimming? Well, then you should read this article. We’ve found some bizarre sports for you around the world. Some were even Olympic sports that appeared over the years and then quickly disappeared. From pigeon shooting to sheep shearing, from pillow fights to long jump with horses. Are you ready to embark on this fun journey to discover the strangest sports in the world? One, two, three… Go! Cheese Rolling Cheese Rolling is based on…

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Worst (and Funniest) Doping Excuses In History

Let’s tell the truth. Sportsmen sometimes have more imagination than a Hollywood screenwriter. To justify the prohibited substances found in their bodies after a doping control, they told the most outlandish stories. In most cases, the judges didn’t believe their justifications. But there are also those who convinced them. Let’s see who did it and who didn’t. Mark Bosnich (soccer) The Australian goalkeeper tested positive for cocaine in 2002 when he played in the Chelsea Premier League. He defends himself by claiming that he used drugs to sensitize his wife,…

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Top 8 Shocking Doping Scandals in Sports

Doping has always been one of the main problems in sport. Many athletes have used prohibited substances to improve their performance, and many after being discovered had to return the trophies they won. Here the Top 8 Shocking Doping Scandals in Sports. Marion Jones – Sydney 2000 She was the queen of athletics at the Australian Olympics, from which she took home five medals (three gold, in the 100m and 200m and in the 4x400m relay and two bronze, in the long jump and in the 4x100m relay), but in…

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