Real Madrid leaves two points and slows its streak against a great Celtic

first_imgPhoto: EFE Oscar also released his offensive version with three centrals, but the uneven moment of confidence in both teams was seen when adding people up. Madrid did not speculate, while Celta kept a lot of backs. However, with a recital by Rafinha, the support and quality of Aspas and Smolov’s clearing were enough for Celta to mark, take a breath and even forgive.In a throw-in, Aspas saw the gap between centrals for the Russian striker, which premiered as a scorer in Spanish football at the Bernabéu (0-1). Madrid continued to overturn, the visiting team did not last the ball, but getting air centers without a finisher. A good play by left wing, Benzema for Hazard and this one for Bale, left the best of the whites, out for a little.Mina slows the Madrid streak The return of costumes did not change the script and for Celta it was very difficult to endure a Madrid that also improved in the last meters. The Zidane threw the ball to the ground in their approach to the area and, after a warning from Ramos, who scored offside, Kroos made the 1-1 in the 52nd minute. Another play on the left wing, with Benzema and Marcelo to The pass back to German.Shortly after, Rubén Blanco gave Hazard a penalty, with the Belgian on the bottom line and the ball already out, which Ramos did not forgive. With Madrid ahead and Celta worn from running through the local domain, the leader seemed to have a quiet end until Denis Suarez masterfully attended a newly entered Mina. Two points of the Bernabéu vanished, in spite of the last attempts of Benzema, that give life to Barça.DATA SHEETREAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos (Modric, min. 81); Bale (Mendy, min, 84), Benzema and Hazard (Vinicius, min. 73).CELTA: Rubén; Kevin Vázquez (Sisto, min. 55), Aidoo, Murillo, Araujo, Olaza; Bradaric (Mina, min. 83), Okay Yokuslu, Rafinha; Smolov (Denis Suarez, min. 71) and Aspas.– GOALS: 0 – 1, min. 7, Smolov.1 – 1, min. 52, Kroos.2 – 1, min. 65, Ramos.2 – 2, min. 85, Santi Mina.– ARBITRATOR: Alberola Rojas (C. Castellano-Manchego). He admonished Bale (min.72) and Carvajal (min.74) by Real Madrid. And Olaza (min. 57) and Okay (min. 76) in Celta.–Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Real Madrid gave a tie (2-2) this Sunday against RC Celta because of a goal from Santi Mina in the 85th minute, which reduces to a point the white income in the leadership of LaLiga Santander after day 24, point of life for Galicians in Santiago Bernabéu and more excitement in the fight for the title.Those of Zinedine Zidane traced the goal seven minutes after Smolov, with a second more effective part within the same domain they led in the first act. However, when Celta seemed already rendered physically and emotionally, Oscar’s changes were successful, with Denis Suarez attending Mina beautifully to get the celestial descent and spice LaLiga.Madrid missed two points on Hazard’s return after almost three months of injury. The Belgian performed at a high level, within what could be expected after a long absence, and the whites continued in their positive dynamics but had five minutes left. There Mina cut the streak of five victories followed by the whites, who are left with 53 points for the 52 of Barça, two weeks of the Classic.Madrid wanted to bite and did so in its pressure and recovery in the rival field, but then did not find the way to the goal. An eleven offensive, with Hazard’s long-awaited return as the biggest argument, left without a shot at goal. Meanwhile, despite suffering that local harassment in his field, Celta made the 0-1 and Courtois avoided the 0-2 at the edge of the break a shot only from Aidoo to corner.center_img Mina, five to the end, torpedo the accounts of Real Madrid last_img read more

Beermen stars Cabagnot, Lassiter ready to go for national team

first_imgMOST READ Unlike Cabagnot, who could begin his international career in his 30s, Lassiter was chosen to be part of the national team in his early 20s.“It’s an honor and I can’t explain into words how much it means to me to be chosen for the national team it’s definitely an honor and privilege and I’m thankful for the opportunity,” said the now 31-year-old Lassiter. “It’s been seven years since Gilas 1.”Cabagnot’s national team call-up is his first of his career while Lassiter had several ones including the one for 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but the shooting guard begged off from it after getting diagnosed with pneumonia.Both Lassiter and Cabagnot, though, assured that there wouldn’t be any hindrances in their new career chapter.“I’m excited to play for a great coach in coach Yeng and I want to see what’s in store for us and I’m intrigued how we’ll play and I’m excited to see what happens on Monday,” said Lassiter.ADVERTISEMENT Lassiter was part of the original Gilas program that represented the Philippines in international from 2009 through 2012 and he was able to take the gold medal of the SEABA Championship in 2011.Cabagnot, meanwhile, has yet to wear the Philippine tricolor but his international career could very well start on Monday with Lassiter as they were part of Yeng Guiao’s pool that would represent the Philippines in the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m very excited to just have this opportunity and I’m excited and humbled at the same time,” said Cabagnot after the Beermen trumped NLEX, 125-112, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Just to have this opportunity to be in the pool and serve my country and to help it in any possible way,” added the 35-year-old Cabagnot. LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there are two teammates who have so much in common yet have too much of a difference between them it would be Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter.Both are deadeye shooters and capable defenders but one thing that has separated the two San Miguel Beermen are international tours of duty with the Philippine national men’s basketball team.ADVERTISEMENT “Of course, I’m going to practice, I’m so excited I just wish it was Monday already,” said Cabagnot.As for San Miguel head coach Leo Austria, he assured there won’t be any problems with Cabagnot and Lassiter joining the national team with San Miguel Corporation president and CEO Ramon Ang giving them the green light.Austria even added that reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo wanted to play for Gilas if not for his fractured right shin that would keep him out for two months.“The team we’re so happy especially the management and ever since there was a Gilas team we’re told by the management and RSA that if the national team wants our players then we should let them go,” said Austria. “There won’t be roadblocks for them and even June Mar is so frustrated because he’s thinking of the next window and heart of the guy is in the national team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

The teachers’ plight shows that Government does not care

first_imgDear Editor,The Government of Guyana will have its way, and there is nothing the teachers can do about it. This was the caption for an article that I wrote some weeks ago. This is the naked truth that is going to play out as this impasse winds down to a disgraceful finale.The fact is that labour, or public relations of any kind for that matter, with this Government stink to the high heavens, and nothing good can come out of such an arrangement. If you have no respect for laws and want to carry out the existence of a bully, the situation developing at the present moment is bound to be the end result.The GTU/GoG relations remain a stark reminder to all that with a Government which has no regard for laws, there is very little the aggrieved party would get out of it all. In fact, I predicted way upfront that the teachers would come out of this brawl worse off than when they began — something the teachers are about to experience soon.It is not a situation wherein we did not know that this would be the end result, because this PNC-led Administration has done it before, and, from all appearances, has gotten away with it.You would recall the appointment of a GECOM Chairman and the adherence to the Laws of Guyana as they pertain to that selection process? Now, 18 names were submitted, and Granger snubbed every one of them and unilaterally chose his own. I am speaking of eighteen names of reputable persons who are fit and proper and of international standing being pushed aside for a geriatric of his choosing.This was bullyism at its height, and a notable noisemaker of the day, Lincoln Lewis, said nothing. The warning bells were ringing that the worst was yet to come. All and sundry were being told that their day will soon come.All of this was going on when those “eddying talks” on teachers’ salaries and benefits were ongoing. That should have been a clue to those holding negotiations then that their situation would get similar treatment.This should have been a wake-up call, but it failed because the political head of a chairman of the GTU was of the mistaken belief that “his government” would be at least nice and generous to persons who are known supporters of the regime. Wrong! He was ever so wrong!So, what gave Mark Lyte that bright idea that he would be able to twist the arm of the bully by the sabre-rattling of calling out teachers on another strike? Well, I challenge him to try, and he would see how horrible the results will be.No PNC Government, past or present, has ever been nice; or let me use the appropriate terminology, “decent towards struggling workers”; none that I know of, and this one is no different. And the Pro-PNC, Pro-Government Trades Union would not be there for the teachers when the onslaught begins. They would have thrown the teachers under the bus long since.Would The Trades Union Congress be there to assist the teachers with a monthly salary when the Granger Government refuses to pay them? Certainly not!That is what this brutal, uncaring Government is going to do, and there is nothing stopping them from doing so, especially when you look at their track record and the way they have treated other sectors also. It is not going to happen.I see a Government that is going to bully its way through all of this, heaven help us!Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

Restructuring Plan for NOCAL

first_imgThe Board of Directors of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has announced that the company has embarked on an internal re-organization exercise aimed at ensuring the survival of the entity.Addressing the company’s management and staff Friday, August 21, at a general staff meeting in Monrovia, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Counselor Seward Cooper, explained that the continuing fall in the price of oil on the global market has caused serious fiscal difficulties for the company.He said despite the best efforts of the board and the management to put in place several austerity measures to manage the situation, the continuing crumbling oil prices have severely undermined NOCAL’s capacity to meet its operational and personnel obligations.Accordingly, he regretted that the company is left with no options other than putting in place a company-wide restructuring plan to include personnel and related administrative and operational adjustments that could significantly reduce the entity’s overhead costs.Disclosing that the management will work out the details of the plan with each staff/employee in the coming weeks, Counselor Cooper called on the NOCAL family to show understanding for the personnel reduction and re-arrangement scheme.He stressed that the restructuring and administrative adjustments will affect every layer of the company, including the Board and Management, and a new recruitment of re-employment exercise will be guided by the highest standard of transparency, with the Board having hired an external consultant to carry out the entire process.The NOCAL board chairman also emphasized that what is taking place at the company is not unique, as several State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in the country and usually productive sectors such as Agriculture and Mining continue to struggle to stay afloat in the face of the overall decline in global economic activities.Counselor Cooper then reminded the NOCAL staff and employees that “despite the unfortunate and unexpected situation that we at NOCAL find ourselves in now, we must nevertheless never forget that NOCAL has had some good times that have benefitted not only the NOCAL family, but the Government and people of this country as a whole.”He declared, “We are indeed very proud of what NOCAL, at the best of times, has done for our people, especially in regard to our CSR interventions in such areas as granting local and international scholarships, support to the University of Liberia, capacity building for our young people, public transportation, the efforts to beat back the Ebola virus, water and sanitation, among others.”He then appealed to the workforce that despite “these hard times that have hit us, we must all now come together to stand as one family to deal with the situation in a way that can help our sector and country move forward.”He then thanked the management and staff for the quality level of productivity each and every one of them has rendered to NOCAL and by extension to the country and encouraged those employees who wish to continue to work at a restructured NOCAL not to hesitate to apply for positions that will be advertised in due course.Following a question and answer period, during which employees sought clarification on the re-organization plan, some staff expressed thanks to the board and management for the briefing, saying they look forward to timely receiving their severance packages, a press release from NOCAL said yesterday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

East Bank Berbice villages plagued by limited access to irrigation water

first_imgAgriculture Minister Noel Holder on Friday said that the Ministry will be focusing a significant amount of resources at returning agriculture lands along the East Bank of Berbice to full production.Corn under threat as a result of dry weather at Mara, East Bank BerbiceThe Minister’s comment was made while visiting the East Bank Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) communities beginning at Mara, some 25 miles from New Amsterdam.Commenting on the overgrown and obviously neglected lands there, he said the once thriving rice farming area no longer produces rice because of bad yields as a result of the soil type in the area.According to the Minister, the development of advanced soil management techniques by the Guyana Rice Development Board’s (GRDB) Research Station at Burma, can result in trials to be conducted in the area, with a view to having rice cultivation restarted.Meanwhile, at two other communities along the East Bank, Kothbraat and Rotterdam, Minister Holder was shown the investments being made in rice cultivation by a re-migrant who has invested millions of dollars in clearing nearly 7000 acres of lands of which 400 acres is cultivated.However, those villages being plagued with limited access to water for irrigation was among issues raised by farmers who also indicated satisfaction with the help they have been receiving.In recent months, the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has been assisting by excavating a main canal which should be able to provide water to some 400 acres of rice under threat.Holder noted that the NDIA is also engaged in a major project aimed at expanding the viability of all agricultural lands spanning the area from Vryheid in West Canje to Mara.“This is being realised through the rehabilitation of what is referred to as the crown dam which, when completed, will protect some 10,000 acres of fertile agriculture lands from flooding,” he explained.In an invited comment, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NDIA, Fredrick Flatts, said there is vast potential for revitalisation of agriculture along the East Bank of Berbice corridor.However, this will only be realised if there is substantial investment in drainage and irrigation structures there.He estimates an initial outlay of approximately $30 million would go a long way in ensuring that the agriculture potential of the East Bank corridor is maximised.last_img read more

Guardiola eyes 100 points for record-breaking City

first_imgOn his final home appearance as a City player, Toure, who is leaving the club at the end of the season after eight years, captained the side.His name was chanted throughout the contest, there was a huge cheer when he was substituted late on and the crowd also showed their appreciation for the 34-year-old Ivorian during a post-match presentation on the pitch involving his brother and former City team-mate Kolo Toure.City boss Guardiola said: “97 points, a lot of goals, a lot of wins — that’s a consequence of the season we have done. It’s good.“Now it’s one more game (away against Southampton on Sunday). We’re going to try for 100 points and finish this almost perfect season in the Premier League.“It’s fantastic because we did that (break the records) in the day we always will remember — the day for Yaya.”Guardiola said he agreed with those who argue that City need to win more titles to be considered the equals of the great sides of the past, including Liverpool and Manchester United.“In the end, we have won one Premier League — three in six years, but in this moment just one. They won a lot of things,” he said.“But in terms of statistics and numbers, this season we were the best, and that’s why we are so satisfied. Once, a team will arrive and do better than us but they will have to do really good.”Danilo put City ahead and after Leonardo Ulloa equalised, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho also got on the scoresheet for City. Leroy Sane provided assists for all three City goals.Guardiola said City can get “a lot” better, and said of Professional Footballers’ Association Young Player of the Year Sane: “What I like the most with Leroy, seeing his outstanding performance today, was I had the feeling he can do better, and that is the best.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola embraces midfielder Yaya Toure as he is substituted during the Premier League football against Brighton © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 10 – Pep Guardiola is targeting 100 points to cap an “almost perfect season” after champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records and home fans said farewell to veteran midfielder Yaya Toure.City’s 3-1 win against Brighton on Wednesday took them to 97 points and 105 goals for the season as they registered their 31st win of the campaign — all three are new records.last_img read more

‘If Jamie Vardy takes a light bulb, it switches on – he is electric!’

first_img Jamie Vardy 1 Manager Claudio Ranieri believes ever ready Jamie Vardy will always power Leicester as the striker chases another record.The England forward will match the all-time top-flight goal streak if he scores at Swansea on Saturday.Sheffield United’s Jimmy Dunne holds the record having netted in 12 consecutive games in the old First Division in 1931-32.Vardy beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s Barclays Premier League achievement when he scored in his 11th straight game to earn a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last Saturday.He is the league’s 14-goal top scorer and Ranieri knows the 28-year-old will never need to recharge his batteries. He said: “It is difficult to explain, my friend in Italy asked me ‘what has this Vardy got?’“To explain I said I believe if Vardy takes a light bulb, the bulb switches on – he is electric.“It is good energy – I’ll bring him into my house so I don’t pay the electricity. He wants to play every week and is very brave.”Vardy has played with broken bones in his wrist this season while he has also nursed a hip problem during his record run.“Each of us have a grade of the pain,” said Ranieri.“Maybe to one man it is nothing and to another man it hurts. Everyone has their range of pain.“It is difficult , if you ask some players how they are they say: ‘It is good’.”The Foxes are second in the top flight, having lost just once in the league all season, and face a Swansea side with one victory in their last 11 games.But Ranieri, who is without Ritchie de Laet (ankle) for a month, believes Swans boss Garry Monk can learn from his tough time.He added: “It’s the right time for him to understand more. When you win sometimes you don’t understand. When you lose you can compare the victory and defeat. When you win everything is fantastic, when you lose you say ‘what happened?’ and then you start to think.”last_img read more


first_imgGardai investigating an arson attack on a church hall have appealed for three people in the vicinity of the hall to come forward.The Orange Hall in Newtowncunningham after is was badly damaged by fire this morning. Pic by Denis Hutton.Inspector Pat O’Donnell made the appeal after viewing CCTV footage of the scene of the fire at Newtowncunningham Orange Hall on September 14th last.The fire gutted the building including its roof and destroyed a large quantity of memorabilia inside. Now Gardai want to speak with three men seen in the area of the blaze around 8am on the morning of the blaze.One of the men was in his 30s with sharp features and was wearing a grey tracksuit.Another man was out walking his dog at the time while the third was cycling past the blaze.After a full investigation, Gardai say they are satisfied the fire was started maliciously. There was a previous arason attack on the hall in 2010.Inspector O’Donnell appealed to the three different people observed on the CCTV footage to come forward.“Our investigation is ongoing but having viewed CCTV footage from the area at the time, we would like to speak to these three people.“They may not have noticed anything but they may just be able to assist us with our investigation,” he said. GARDAI SEEK TO INTERVIEW THREE MEN FOLLOWING NEWTOWN CHURCH HALL FIRE was last modified: October 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arsondonegalNewtowncunningham church halllast_img read more

Bundoran GAA club on hunt for a new boss

first_imgBUNDORAN have become the latest club to confirm that they are on the hunt for a new manager for the 2017 campaign.Willie Gormley and Barry Keaney have stepped after after a year in the position of joint managers.A statement from the club said: “CLG Realt na Mara Bundoran are seeking applicants for the position of Senior Team Manager for 2017.All applications must be submitted in writing to Gerry Breslin Secretary Realt na Mara  Church Rd , Bundoran  or  via  email “Closing date for applications is Friday 16th December 2016.“The Club would also like to express their sincere thanks to last year’s joint managers Willie Gormley and Barry Keaney and their backroom team for all their hard work with the team in 2016.” Bundoran GAA club on hunt for a new boss was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranlast_img read more

Every Golden Boy winner from Anderson to Mbappe ranked worst to best

first_img 4. Wayne Rooney won the Golden Boy award in 2004 – Everyone in Britain knew about Rooney before he even kicked a ball for the Everton first team and since coming though the academy and earning a £27m move to Man United in 2004, he has won every major honour at club level. The 33-year-old striker is also England’s top scoring player and he is now playing his football in America at MLS side DC United. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 11. Mario Balotelli won the Golden Boy award in 2010 – Balotelli burst onto the scene at Inter and even won the Champions League under Jose Mourinho. It looked pretty good for him at Man City, too, but then things started to fall apart. He’s now 28 and is plying his trade at French club Nice after poor spells at Milan and Liverpool. His form in France, though, has earned him a place back in Italy’s squad. 15 15 15 14. Rafael van der Vaart won the Golden Boy award in 2003 – He looked destined to have a bright future in the game and won the inaugural Golden Boy during his time at Ajax. He was unable to win anything at Real Madrid, who signed him from Hamburg in 2008, but was a star player for Spurs following his £8m move in 2010. However, that didn’t last long either and he was back at Hamburg two years later. Now 35 years old, he plays for Esbjerg in Denmark. The list of players up for the annual Golden Boy award has been trimmed to 60, with the list being trimmed to 20 on 20 November.The prize, given to the best player in Europe under the age of 21, has been handed out by Italian news outlet Tuttosport since 2003. Judges are formed of various journalists around the Continent and included The Times in England.The chosen 60Achraf Hakimi – Real MadridCarles Alena – BarcelonaTrent Alexander-Arnold – LiverpoolKevin Adou Amian – ToulouseHoussem Aouar – LyonMusa Barrow – AtalantaSander Berge – GenkBrahim Diaz – Manchester CityJustin Bijlow – FeyenoordJosip Brekalo – WolfsburgPatrick Cutrone – MilanDani Olmo – Dinamo ZagrebDiogo Dalot – Manchester UnitedTom Davies – EvertonMathijs De Ligt – AjaxMoussa Diaby – PSGMoussa Djenepo – Standard LiegeRitsu Doan – GroningenGabriel Eder Militao – PortoOdsonne Edouard – CelticEcco Evander – MidtjyllandPhil Foden – Manchester CityJuan Foyth – TottenhamGodson Fernandes – BenficaNicolas Gonzalez – StuttgartAmadou Haidara – Red Bull SalzburgKai Havertz – Bayer LeverkusenJonathan Ikone – Lille impact 15 RANKED silverware MONEY ADVICE 13. Renato Sanches won the Golden Boy award in 2016 – Having won Euro 2016 with Portugal, Sanches moved to Bayern for £35m and then was crowned Golden Boy a few months later. His first year in Germany didn’t go as planned and he was loaned to Swansea for the 2017/18 campaign, which was a disaster. He’s only 21 and there is the feeling he will fill the enormous promise he has. “We remain convinced he has the potential to become an important player for FC Bayern in the future,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said when loaning him last year. smart causal 15 3. Sergio Aguero won the Golden Boy award in 2007 – He is one of the best strikers in the world who was at the centre of one of the most wonderful days in Man City’s history. Aguero scored the goal that won them the 2012 Premier League title and since coming through at Atletico Madrid there has been one word to describe him: goals. 9. Anthony Martial won the Golden Boy award in 2015 – Martial’s rise has been impressive since leaving Monaco for £36m in 2015 and he is the third Man United player to win the Golden Boy award. He was relatively unknown in the UK when Man United signed him, but the 19-year-old probably justified his price tag immediately when he demonstrated his skill and pace to cut through the Liverpool defence and score on his debut in a 3-1 win. He endured a difficult second season and was close to leaving the club in the summer after his third campaign, which prevented him earning a place in France’s World Cup squad. At 22 years old he is already an FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup winner. 15 7. Cesc Fabregas won the Golden Boy award in 2006 – Fabregas broke into the Arsenal team at 16 and developed into one of the best midfielders in the game. He won the FA Cup in 2005 but then moved to Barcelona in 2011 to chase trophies, winning a Spanish League and Cup. He was back in England with Chelsea in 2014 and won the Premier League in his first season with Jose Mourinho then won a second title under Antonio Conte. Most popular football news REVEALED 8. Isco won the Golden Boy award in 2012 – A Malaga player when presented with the award, Isco was part of the team that reached the 2013 Champions League quarter finals when they were narrowly denied a place in the last four by Dortmund. He joined Real Madrid shortly afterwards and after early spells on the sub’s bench, has forced his way into the first team. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2. Paul Pogba won the Golden Boy award in 2013 – Graeme Souness may not be his biggest fan, but there is no denying Pogba has achieved a lot in a short space of time. The 25-year-old midfielder won four Serie A titles at Juventus, an U20 World Cup with France, played in the 2015 Champions League final then the Euro 2016 final before winning the World Cup in 2018. In between then was also his £89m transfer to Man United where he won the Europa League and League Cup in his first season. possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 15. Anderson won the Golden Boy award in 2008 – Man United paid Porto £20m for him in 2007, but in the eight years at Old Trafford he was unable to fulfil the massive potential he clearly had. He was the best player at the 2005 U17 World Cup then won the Golden Boy award in 2008. Injuries didn’t help and he didn’t always appear to be in top physical shape, yet he won the Champions League and four Premier League titles. A number of scouts had been monitoring him for a while prior to his signing and Sir Alex Ferguson revealed in his autobiography that his brother, Martin, told him Anderson was better than Wayne Rooney. He wasn’t and was eventually moved on to Internacional in 2015. 15 6. Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boy in 2017 – He’s only 19, yet Paris Saint Germain deemed it necessary to spend €182m on him. In addition, his medal collection includes two league titles with two different clubs, plus both of France’s domestic cups and the World Cup. He was one of the players of the tournament in Russia where he scored four goals. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 15 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 12. Alexandre Pato won the Golden Boy award in 2009 – At one point Pato was supposed to be the next big thing and he looked good when Milan initially brought him to Europe from Internacional in 2007. He won a Serie A title where he scored 14 times in the 2010/11 league season, but injuries hampered his time in Italy and he was back in Brazil in 2013, before returning to Europe for a loan spell with Chelsea. It wasn’t a success and the 29-year-old has been playing for Tianjin Quanjian in China since 2017. 15 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 15 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 15 15 15 5. Mario Gotze won the Golden Boy award in 2011 – Gotze was class during his first stint at Dortmund where he won the Golden Boy. He won two league titles and helped his side reach the 2013 Champions League final, which he missed through injury, but added another three Bundesliga crowns to his collection during his time at Bayern. He scored the winner for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final and returned to Dortmund in 2016. Joao Jota – BenficaEduardo Jovane Cabral – SportingDejan Joveljic – Red Star BelgradeBoubacar Kamara – MarseilleYann Karamoh – BordeauxMoise Kean – JuventusAbdoulaye Jules Keita – DijonJustin Kluivert – RomaTuen Koopmeiners – AZ AlkmaarAlban Lafont – ToulouseLeo Jaba – PAOKLuca Zidane – Real MadridMikhail Lysov – LokomotivJean-Victor Makengo – NiceManu Garcia – ToulouseMauro Junior – PSVKylian Mbappe – PSGWeston McKennie – SchalkeEvan N’Dicka – Eintracht FrankfurtPietro Pellegri – MonacoRondel Pierre-Gabriel – MonacoChristian Pulisic – Borussia DortmundRuben Vinagre – WolvesMarcelo Saracchi – RB LeipzigIsmaila Sarr – RennesRyan Sessegnon – FulhamToni Moya – Atletico MadridDayton Upamecano – RB LeipzigFederico Valverde – Real MadridVinicius Junior – Real MadridMoussa Wague – BarcelonaTimothy Weah – PSGKylian Mbappe is the most recent recipient of the prize and here, looks at how other previous winners have fared after winning, starting with former Manchester United midfielder Anderson, a winner in 2008. BEST OF 15 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 10. Raheem Sterling won the Golden Boy award in 2014 – Liverpool paid QPR less than £1m for Sterling in 2010 and what a bargain it was because he is now a key player in a very dangerous Man City attack under Pep Guardiola. His stunning form last year helped them blow the competition away en route to winning the Premier League and Sterling was also crucial to the Liverpool side that narrowly missed out in the Premier League title in 2014 and it was his form on Merseyside that won him the award. 15 highlights 1. Lionel Messi won the Golden Boy award in 2005 – He’s Messi, isn’t he?last_img read more