10 – Pepe, Brazil to Portugal To get ahead something, you have to make some sacrifices; football is no exception to the rule. Pepe was born in Marceio, Brazil. He started playing football with Sport Club Corinthians Alagoano. At 18, he moved to Portugal. He never played for Brazil, although he was allegedly contacted by ..
10 – Alex Song, Arsenal to Barcelona Fun fact: Alex Song is still a Barcelona player. He has spent the last 18 months or so at West Ham United, but he still under contract with the Spanish giants. The Cameroonian midfielder joined Barcelona during the 2012 summer transfer window. He is a decent player, just ..
10 – Savo Milosevic Despite scoring a total of 234 goals in 578 appearances, former Serbian striker Savo Milosevic was commonly referred to as ‘Miss-a-lot-evic’ in the English media. He scored 29 goals in 90 appearances for Aston Villa, which is a decent average. Savo Milosevic had a fabulous Euro 2000 campaign with then-Yugoslavia, where ..
10 – Gareth Bale Welsh ace Gareth Bale has the potential to become one of the greatest players in the coming years. Don’t get me wrong- he is one of the finest players in the game. Paying alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, however, has mean less spotlight, less media coverage and less praise for the Welsh winger. ..
10 – Gennaro Gattuso AC Milan legend Gennaro Gattuso was renowned for his extreme passion for the game. He was one of the strongest midfielders in the game, no doubt. Gattuso had a temper, a bad one. He would scream at referees, grab coaches in the neck, throw tantrums and act like possessed. Gattuso may ..
8. Gareth Bale, Arsenal Welsh international Gareth Bale used to be an Arsenal fan. The 26-year-old is a product of Southampton youth academy, but he rose to prominence at Tottenham Hotspur. Bale became an idol at the White Hart Lane. He joined Real Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a record-breaking fee of £85 ..
10. Fabio Coentrao Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao joined Real Madrid on July 2011 for a €30 million fee. He had been a big hit at Benfica and he was expected to thrive at Santiago Bernabeu. His fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo had done so, so why wouldn’t Fabio Coentrao become a favorite at Real Madrid? He ..
10. Marco Reus – worshipped Tomas Rosicky as a child Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus is a huge admirer of Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky, and has admitted that he tries to emulate the Czech midfielder. Rosicky has been dubbed “The Little Mozart” for his immense abilities to orchestrate the midfield in the best of ways. ..
10. Robin Van Persie Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is widely regarded as one of the finest players of his generation. The Dutch left Feynoord for Arsenal in 2004 for a £2.75 million fee. Prior to joining the Gunners, Robin Van Persie had played as a left winger. Arsene Wenger had ..
10. William Gallas and Kolo Toure (Arsenal) In football, getting along alone with your teammates can make the difference between a successful team and a struggling one. William Gallas and Kolo Toure had been the heart of the defense for many years, and when Arsene Wenger had to decide whom to give the captain armband, ..