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In 2007, he released his autobiography, "Transformed", which was co-written by Peter Jeffs.[71] The book received generally positive reviews: Christianity Magazine said the book was a "disarmingly honest account of Primus’s triumphs and struggles on and off the pitch"[72] while FourFourTwo described it as "an antidote to the 'me-me-me' tales that weigh down the shelves"[73] but rival football magazine When Saturday Comes was more critical, pointing out its "sometimes ungrammatical and often ponderous style" and going on to say "[the] book is also full of cliches".[74]

nakhchivan, Friday, 14 October 2011 17:54 (eight years ago) link

Robinson is currently playing for South Tyneside based Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association F.C. who play in the Northern League Division One. He scored a hat-trick on his debut against Billingham Town F.C. and followed this with two goals in a 2-2 draw with West Auckland Town F.C.[14] and then scored his sixth goal in his first three games when he scored in a 2-1 defeat to Guisborough Town F.C.[15]

nakhchivan, Friday, 14 October 2011 17:59 (eight years ago) link

has a longer wiki page than one of the most important poets of the 19th c

In the early hours of 12 November, Windass and team-mate Marlon King fought in a casino in Scarborough, with King reported to have headbutted Windass.[39] In the following days, the club said the argument had been settled internally and both players allowed to stay with Hull.[40] Windass had to wait till 22 November 2008 to make another Premier League appearance for City, coming on as a substitute against Portsmouth with Hull trailing 2–1. Windass claimed the goal that earned Hull City a draw, with a header from a corner that deflected off defender Noé Pamarot and into the net. This was officially recorded as an own goal at the time, but was later awarded to Windass after a review by the Dubious Goals Committee.[2][41] In a radio interview after the game, Windass described the casino incident as a "storm in a teacup".

nakhchivan, Friday, 14 October 2011 18:05 (eight years ago) link

would be another matter had the whims of history not robbed us of a Mallarmé-King confrontation.

unaccountably extant articles are best:

boxall, Friday, 14 October 2011 18:58 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...

it might be worth using this thread for all notable wikipedia fitba content like their choice free usage images

At the time I posted that Rômulo page it consisted solely of this:

Rômulo Borges Monteiro, better known as Rômulo (Picos, September 19, 1990), is a Brazilian footballer who acts as the steering wheel. He currently plays for Vasco da Gama. Rômulo is known to be quite useless in the FIFA games, and does not improve at all in manager mode.

It's been fleshed out since.

boxall, Friday, 20 April 2012 20:21 (eight years ago) link

ya i was wondering what was so unusual about a brazil international. tho on the other hand it does seem that they have several thousand defensive midfielders these days.

michael nyman cat (Merdeyeux), Friday, 20 April 2012 21:52 (eight years ago) link

Six months under Meho Kodro

After Meho Kodro replaced Muzurović as head coach in early January 2008, one of the changes he introduced was stripping Misimović of the captain's armband and awarding it to 27-year-old defender Emir Spahić who had just returned to the national team after boycotting it since fall 2006. On 8 April 2008, Misimović (then still only 25 years old) announced his retirement from the national team, citing stating health concerns as he no longer felt able to keep up the physical rigors of playing for both club and country.[13] However, many speculated that health had little to do with Misimović's sudden announcement. These suspicions were seemingly confirmed two days later by Bosnian national team general manager Elvir Bolić who hinted that Misimović might have softened his original stance and revealed that head coach Meho Kodro would travel to Germany to visit the player personally and discuss the "real reasons" for his decision.[14] On 12 April 2008, after speaking to Kodro, Misimović changed his mind and the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (NSBiH) announced that he had decided to continue his international career.[15][16]

McEachran in October 2010, receiving
advice from Chelsea's assistant manager
Ray Wilkins

two weeks pass...

Cissé was born to Muslim Ivorian parents in France, but later converted to Pastafarianism. His late father Mangué Cissé was a professional ultimate frizbee player and had captained his country before his parents moved to Greenland in 1700. Djibril was the forty-seventh and last child of his family, after siblings Nma, Damaye, Abou, Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli, Shambo Nma, Damaye, Abou, Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli, ShamboNma, Damaye, Abou, Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli, ShamboNma, Damaye, Abou, Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli, Shambo and boris.[6]

nakhchivan, Monday, 14 May 2012 00:21 (eight years ago) link

l-r: Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli, ShamboNma, Damaye, Abou, Fode, Seni, Hamed, Rashad, Bolli, Colli, Nolli,

pet tommy & the barkhaters (darraghmac), Monday, 14 May 2012 00:25 (eight years ago) link

There is some confusion about his first name and family name. His father's name is Amedee Shemiz Bony,[7] so his first name is Wilfried and the family name is Bony.

nakhchivan, Monday, 14 May 2012 18:21 (eight years ago) link

On 7 December 2006, tabloid newspaper The Sun reported Alnwick, along with team-mates Chris Brown and Liam Lawrence had filmed themselves in an orgy with a brunette girl referred to as 'Stevie'. In the video, Brown films his team-mates perform sexual acts on the girl as well as themselves, and is said to give "Match of the Day" style commentary throughout. Former Sunderland midfielder Martin Woods also features on the tape partially clothed, along with two other men. In reference to the watching men, Brown reportedly comments “Here’s the boys — the watching faithful — every week without fail.”[19]

On 8 December, The Sun reported that the girl in the video was just 16 years old, with the girl claiming she had no idea she was being filmed.[20]

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 00:22 (eight years ago) link

Fans' reactions

The decision left many Liverpool fans in shock and anger because they believed McManaman refused to comment earlier on his decision because he waited until he was sure Real Madrid would sign him, stalled on contract talks, and toyed with the fans with his statements,[100] while McManaman claimed he took so long to comment because he was "torn over deciding to leave the magnificent fans."[101] Liverpool fans however, remained split over McManaman's actions, with groups claiming that since he said he always wanted to play overseas, it demonstrated that he had already made up his mind much earlier to leave at the end of his contract, and should have declared that truth, instead of fearing losing his "idol" status with them and constantly claiming to want to sign an extension; thereby misleading the club.[102]

Other Liverpool fans claimed they understood McManaman was in a dilemma because they knew he really wanted to go abroad as he hinted at it since 1996, yet wanted to stay because of sentiment, but because the club tried to sell him off first, McManaman then swayed to change his mind about feeling guilty regarding walking out on the club, and rejected all new contract offers whilst claiming legitimately he was in a dilemma- an act that if true, left fans feeling it was still not the right way to do things even if the club acted poorly as well.[103]

The final fan view; the most predominant view,[104] is an amalgam of the other two views, but begins with the different premise that McManaman might not have concretely decided to play abroad before 1998, nor did he necessarily want to do a Bosman. It does however believe the inevitable reality that saw him refuse to sign a new Liverpool contract was linked to the fact that he publicly felt the club did not pay him the wage he felt he deserved (he had accepted Roy Evans' offers but this was not sanctioned by the board and McManaman rejected their offers), and that this was also consistent with his own statements where he said he felt he had been playing good football[105] while the club had not been playing well nor at the highest level of the Champions' league and he needed to test himself with the best.[106] The club then decided to cash in on him when offers came in (with Barcelona), knowing he was not going to easily accept a deal from them (as he was rated highly) and needed a big wage, and all this while he was also inclined to go overseas; leaving on a free if he had to. In this respect, the club genuinely betrayed McManaman by selling him early but not without legitimate grounds for doing so, and McManaman had also betrayed the club by believing he was better than the club, but not without legitimate grounds for leaving as he did see out his contract, did serve the club for a decade, and also was sold by the club first. When the Barcelona deal collapsed, the club's trading image looked awkward and the club had no choice but to change their approach to McManaman and turn down Juventus to make up for this, but by then it was too late to reconcile affairs with McManaman, who by this time had made himself to look like the innocent party by telling fans he never said he wanted to leave. In this way, McManaman was at fault because he never signed, and simply added up all the factors and decided to take the chance to leave by late 1998, hence the talks with Madrid. He then had a gentleman's agreement with Houllier about leaving before Houllier's continental revolution began, which would have seen the Spice Boys cleared out anyway. Today, many Liverpool fans consider this the most popular view, and this leaves many fans feeling McManaman acted in a self-interested manner even though both club and player were at fault for the whole mess,[107] and many Liverpool fans remain split till this day over McManaman's departure and the whole contract saga affair.
Final games

Whatever the fans' views, the facts remained that in McManaman's final games for the club in the second half of the 1998–99 season, he began turning in mixed performances, with the media accusing him of playing out his final season in a "desultory manner".[108] His form dipped at times, arguably due to a combination of injuries, being restricted to substitute appearances (as Houllier wanted to cut the side's dependency on his gameplay and replace him[2]), and loss of confidence in certain games where even the home fans turned against him over the contract debacle, with some labelling him a 'traitor' and a Judas figure.[109] McManaman told the media after one such game where he became victim of the "boo boys", saying: "That's understandable, when I came off the other day I knew the reaction there was going to be. But I think if they put themselves in the same predicament, and the fact that I have been at Liverpool for 12 years and that I would like to test myself in a foreign country, that's understandable." [110]

McManaman also suffered personal tragedy when his mother Irene, who was bedridden with breast cancer for two years, died during this time.[111]

The combination of these factors meant McManaman suffered a loss of form, but, McManaman managed to rally and pick up his play right at the end of that last campaign. McManaman scored a crucial goal away at Blackburn Rovers, set up a dramatic injury time equaliser with a through ball for Paul Ince to score in front of the Kop against Manchester United,[112] and scored the winner from outside the area with a half volley to complete the full turn around result against Tottenham Hotspur, after trailing 2 – 0 at half time.[113] In fitting fashion, in what was the final match of the season, and what would be McManaman's final match and final contribution on the pitch for the club, McManaman assisted Karl-Heinz Riedle with a goal at the Kop with a trademark right wing run and pull back as Liverpool won 3–0 against Wimbledon, enabling McManaman to end his career at the club to a standing ovation, a lap of honour at Anfield,[114] and a two row squad farewell at the entrace of the players' tunnel.[115]

Serov devochka s persikami (nakhchivan), Saturday, 19 May 2012 17:23 (eight years ago) link


Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 19 May 2012 20:40 (eight years ago) link

if we try really hard we can expand it to be longer than the section of churchill's wiki on the second world war.

Merdeyeux, Saturday, 19 May 2012 23:59 (eight years ago) link

fucking liverpool

pet tommy & the barkhaters (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 May 2012 00:04 (eight years ago) link

In popular culture, a shot bouncing off the crossbar and hitting the line is referred to as a "Geoff Hurst style shot" if no goal is given, or a "Geoff Hurst style goal". An example of that is David Trezeguet (of Juventus's) penalty against Italy in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final when it went to penalties. As he shot, the ball smacked the bar, and in similar circumstances it was not clear if it crossed the line.

He is currently Director of Football for McDonald's fast food chain.[9]

Éden Éden Éden / H.A.Z.A.R.D (nakhchivan), Saturday, 26 May 2012 14:17 (eight years ago) link

Huntelaar's got a little bit of Prince Harry about him there

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 17:38 (eight years ago) link

i'm more drawn to the extreme cinemascope framing, like resnais or michael mann but with some strange oraanje colour filter

too cool graham rix listening to neu (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 17:40 (eight years ago) link

Van der Wiel and Oranje.xls

boxall, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 23:56 (eight years ago) link

i'd like to imagine that's at the salient point of csi miami caruso style punchline delivery

"looks like the only transfer kitty you'll be seeing this summer... is rosie47" YEAHHHHH

r|t|c, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 23:47 (eight years ago) link

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

Full name Antonio Noncerino
Date of birth 9 April 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth Naples, Italy
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:50 (eight years ago) link


dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Monday, 25 June 2012 18:50 (eight years ago) link

On 17 October 2008, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Ljungberg might be a part of the new (at the time) Major League Soccer franchise Seattle Sounders FC. On 28 October 2008, Seattle Sounders officially announced they had signed Ljungberg as their Designated Player for the 2009 season. The terms of his contract saw Ljungberg earn $10 million over two seasons with the Sounders. Much like the contract of David Beckham and as is the norm for professional sports stars in the US, Ljungberg's contract will assure he keeps all of his private endorsement money.[29] Because of this, Grahame L. Jones of the Los Angeles Times was quick to compare Ljungberg with Beckham.[30] Alexi Lalas stated, "Eddie Vedder, I think, would have a better chance of making an impact at Seattle than Freddie Ljungberg".[31] However, after the 2009 regular season Lalas acknowledged his initial skepticism but admitted he had changed his mind. "For me he's the best DP signing, because of the way he plays in MLS." [32]

In December 2008, it was announced that Ljungberg would undergo surgery to repair a persistent hip injury that has plagued him throughout his later career. Surgeons repaired a slightly torn hip labrum and shaved a small amount of bone where the hip meets the femur to prevent future injury. The Seattle Times reported that Ljungberg was expected to miss 10–12 weeks of training and possibly be sidelined for the team's inaugural game, but he recovered from his hip injury sooner than expected. Although Ljungberg did not take part of Seattle's preseason in Argentina, he did however do light training with IS Halmia.[33]

Once the Sounders returned to Seattle, Ljungberg joined in training. Despite his speedy recovery, Ljungberg did not participate in the inaugural game against New York Red Bulls. He made his debut one week later on 28 March 2009, coming on as a 61st minute substitute in a 2–0 victory over Real Salt Lake. The following week he made his first start on 4 April 2009 against Toronto FC where he also scored his first MLS goal.[34] Ljungberg played his first full game against Chivas USA in Los Angeles in which they lost 2–0. While some noted that Fredy Montero and Ljungberg were not cohesive on the pitch due to Ljungberg's absence in the preseason and few practices with one other, coach Sigi Schmid answered, "That's just something that takes some time. But they're both quality players and it will get sorted out I think a lot sooner than later."[35]

Ljungberg missed two games against FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids due to a migraine attack. He quickly recovered to play against Chivas USA. On 30 May 2009, the Sounders drew their fifth match in a row, this time against the Columbus Crew, after Ljungberg missed a penalty kick in the 31st minute.[36] Ljungberg scored his second goal for the season against the San Jose Earthquakes on 13 June 2009 as a result of beating Joe Cannon to the ball, lofting it over him and into the center of the net. In the 59th minute, Ljungberg's corner kick set up Fredy Montero's goal which led the Sounders to a 2–0 victory.[37] After playing DC United, Ljungberg suffered from some hamstring tightness. Ljungberg did suit up for the New York Red Bull game on 20 June 2009, but he did not play as a result of the injury.[38] On 28 June, Ljungberg assisted Montero's 23rd minute goal against the Colorado Rapids. He was subbed out toward the end of the game, in which he received a standing ovation. Ljungberg sat out for the US Open Cup game against the USL Portland Timbers and focused on training during the July 4 week vacation. Following the brief holiday vacation, Seattle defeated Houston Dynamo, a game in which Ljungberg was heavily targeted and fouled. Despite this, Ljungberg out maneuvered his opponents and assisted a goal to Patrick Ianni. The Bleacher Report dubbed him the man of the match.[39]

During his 2009 season, the Daily Express noted rumors that Ljungberg was poised to return to a European club, but Ljungberg assured fans that he would stay to fulfill his two year contract. The Daily Express also noted that he might even extend his contract beyond 2010.[40]

In July 2009, Ljungberg was selected for starting MLS' All-Stars along with teammate Kasey Keller. Selection for the All-Star team is based upon votes from players, coaches, general managers, members of the media and an online fan voting system. Ljungberg received the most votes among fans, a testament to his popularity in the MLS. Ljungberg was also appointed captain of the 2009 MLS All-Star Team in their game versus Everton.

Due to receiving a red card in the previous game, Ljungberg was ineligible to play the next Seattle Sounders game. As a result, All-Star coach Dominic Kinnear played Ljungberg for a full 90 minutes. At the end of the game, Ljungberg started to have impaired vision. When the game went to penalty kicks, he chose to sit it out due to his loss of vision after an on-set migraine.[41] Unfortunately for Ljungberg, the initial 5 kicks ended in a draw. Kinnear, not fully understanding Ljungberg's condition, sent him out as the sixth kicker. Ljungberg, unable to see, took a chance and just tapped the ball in the center of net. However, Tim Howard caught it, resulting in Everton's win. Immediately following the game, Ljungberg was removed from the field on a stretcher. Later, Ljungberg told reporters that he ingested trace amount of red wine while in Utah, resulting in his second migraine within months.[42]

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:22 (eight years ago) link

did more notable things in a year than Jean Genet did in his entire life.

Merdeyeux, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:42 (eight years ago) link

After retiring from football in 2001, Limpar opened a bar, The Limp Bar, in central Stockholm, although it has since closed.

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 15:53 (eight years ago) link

Magnus Hedman had an illustrious late career of not playing for numerous big clubs

In September 2006, he was rumoured to be making a sensational comeback at English FA Premier League club Newcastle United. According to himself he denied an offer from the club, citing it was too short of a contract to be interesting.[2] The club itself has denied ever contacting the goalkeeper. On 9 November 2006 it was announced that Hedman would join FA Premier League Champions Chelsea on a week's trial, due to Chelsea's current lack of fully fit goalkeepers except for Henrique Hilário and youth team keeper Yves Makalambay. The move was eventually completed on 14 November 2006, taking the No. 22 shirt previously worn by Eidur Gudjohnsen. Hedman has since been released from his contract, having made no official appearances for Chelsea.

In November 2008 he claimed he was approached by Manchester City to provide back up following the injury to their current number 1 Joe Hart. Hedman began training with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on 5 January 2009, with a view to gaining a contract with Spurs until at least the end of the 2008–09 season, of which he did not achieve.

onimo, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:25 (eight years ago) link

love that sensational

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:32 (eight years ago) link

Hedman, Hilario and Makalamby. Wow, you'd be as well with no keeper at all, tbh.

ailsa, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 09:13 (eight years ago) link

Rangers Football Club was a football club based in Glasgow, who played in the Scottish Premier League until the end of the 2011-12 season.

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 11:03 (eight years ago) link

Denis Irwin at Manchester United's training ground in 1992

dis civilization and its contents (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 4 July 2012 14:14 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Return to Liverpool

Aquilani returned to Liverpool for pre-season training in preparation for the 2012-13 season, and after having a chat with new manager Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers stated that Aquilani is a good asset to the Liverpool midfield and that he has no plans to release Aquilani, as the player fits his style of play perfectly.[citation needed] Aquilani's agent also came out and spoke of how a deal to Milan was now "impossible" and confirmed that Aquilani would remain at Liverpool the for the 2012-13 season. He was named in the 34 man squad for Liverpool's pre-season tour of North America, and flew out with the rest of the squad on 16 July 2012. He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.

nakhchivan, Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:39 (eight years ago) link

He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.He started and played 45 minutes in Liverpool's first pre-season friendly match against Toronto F.C. , and subsequently impressed, achieving a pass completion rate of 97% on the 21 July 2012.

liverpool fans really are special

nakhchivan, Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:41 (eight years ago) link

you're the one cataloguing it

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 22 July 2012 17:48 (eight years ago) link

2010–11 season

He was included in Liverpool's 21-man squad for the 2010–11 Premier League season. Spearing started and played the full 90 minutes in the opening leg of Liverpool's UEFA Europa League qualifier against Rabotnicki, and came on as a substitute at Anfield in the second leg. On the 16th of September, he again played the full 90 minutes in the Reds' opening group game against Steaua Bucaresti, his first ever start at Anfield, setting up David N'Gog for the fourth and final goal as Liverpool won 4-1. On 22 September, he was involved in Liverpool's shock League Cup third round exit to League Two side Northampton Town; Liverpool losing 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. On 21 October, he played the full 90 minutes in Liverpool's third group stage tie, a 0-0 draw with a Napoli side who have former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena. He was an unused substitute in Liverpool's 1-0 Premier League win against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium on 31 October. Spearing came on in the 90th minute of Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Chelsea on 7 November 2010, instantly making an impact by playing a through ball to assist a Maxi Rodriguez effort. On 20 November, it was reported that Spearing had broken his ankle in training and would be out for up to six weeks. Spearing made his first appearance of 2011 against Everton on 16 January. In the post-match interview, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish praised the young midfielder and joked that Steven Gerrard may never get into the first team again.[6] On 20 March, Spearing started another league game away to Sunderland. Spearing won a penalty, which was converted by Dirk Kuyt to put Liverpool 1-0 up and was generally praised for his great performance.

Spearing then went on the secure a first team berth with the absence of Steven Gerrard and out of favour Christian Poulsen. For the remnants of the Premier League season, he formed an excellent midfield partnership with the resurgent Lucas Leiva. Against Arsenal on the 17th of April, Spearing gave away a 98th minute penalty which Robin Van Persie scored to make the game 1-0. The match finished 1-1. Despite his involvement in the Arsenal goal, Spearing was praised after the game for his determination, work-rate and battling performance; traits that epitomised his successful run in the starting eleven. He received the journalists' MOTM award on the official Liverpool website 3 times during the season.

In May 2011 the club announced that he had extended his contract,[7] and as a result of wide critical acclaim for his sterling performances for Liverpool, Spearing was included in England U21's provisional 40-man-squad for the 2011 Summer U21 European Championship, with fellow Liverpool player Andy Carroll.[8]

nakhchivan, Sunday, 22 July 2012 18:09 (eight years ago) link

Real Madrid

In 2001, Zidane joined Real Madrid for a then world record fee of 150 billion Italian lire.[24] (about €75 million[25]) and signed a four-year contract. He scored a famous match-winning goal, a volley hit with his weaker foot, in Madrid's 2–1 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final completing his personal quadruple. The next season, Zidane helped Real Madrid to win the 2002–03 La Liga and was named the FIFA World Player of the Year for the third time. In 2004, fans voted him as the best European footballer of the previous 50 years in UEFA's fiftieth-anniversary Golden Jubilee Poll.

While Zidane's final season of club football ended without a trophy, he enjoyed success on a personal note by scoring his first hat-trick against Sevilla FC in a 4–2 win in January 2006.[26] He ended the season for Real Madrid as their second highest goalscorer and assists provider behind team-mates Ronaldo and Beckham respectively, with 9 goals and 10 assists in 28 games.[27] On 7 May 2006, Zidane, who had announced his plans to retire after the 2006 World Cup,[28] played his last home match and scored in a 3–3 draw with Villarreal. The squad wore commemorative shirts with ZIDANE 2001–2006 below the club logo. He left Real Madrid at the end of the season.

nakhchivan, Sunday, 22 July 2012 18:10 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Khacheridi's father is ethnically Greek, and his mother is Ukrainian. [5] Khacheridi is currently a student at the Melitopol National Pedagogical Institute, where he is studying to be a physical education teacher. He only needs one more course to graduate.[5]

r|t|c, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:42 (seven years ago) link

Energie Shokk Gym Franchisee

Mellon opened the very first franchised energie Shokk gym aimed at teenagers with his wife Jane in Blackpool in February 2009.[11][12]
The gym later went out of business in October 2009.[13]

cerealbar, Sunday, 26 August 2012 16:24 (seven years ago) link

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 27 August 2012 14:35 (seven years ago) link

Aston Villa have a large fanbase and draw support from all over the Midlands and beyond, with supporters clubs all across the world. Former Villa chief executive Richard Fitzgerald has stated that the ethnicity of the supporters is currently 98% white.

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 18:33 (seven years ago) link

English: Papa Gueye. Naïve art graffiti. Kharkov. Gagarin Prospekt
Русский: Сенегалец Папа Гуйе, футболист ФК "Металлист". Граффити на пр. Гагарина, Харьков. (Справа внизу выход из стены пожарной магистрали).
Français : Graffiti naïf représentant Papa Gueye, footballeur sénégalais du "F.C. Metallist" de Kharkov. Mur de la perspective Gagarine à Kharkov, Ukraine.
Date 22 July 2010
Source Own work
Author V.Vizu

r|t|c, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:37 (seven years ago) link


Keane had a Labrador Retriever named Triggs, who died in 2010. Triggs came to international attention in 2002 during an incident ahead of the that year's FIFA World Cup when Keane engaged in a public quarrel and left the squad. Triggs accompanied Keane on regular walks pursued by the press.[94] The footballer said of Triggs, "Unlike humans, dogs don't talk shit".[95] The Daily Telegraph's Steve Wilson once described Triggs as "the most famous dog in football since Pickles, a mongrel who dug up the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966, or that dog that relieved itself on Jimmy Greaves at the 1962 World Cup".[96] Henry Winter, writing in the same paper, called Triggs "the fittest dog in Cheshire" and opined that "if Cruft's [sic] held an endurance event, Keane and Triggs would scoop gold".[97]

Following his rise to fame Triggs was mentioned by several sources on many occasions, with Keane dogged by numerous canine references for the remainder of his career.[98][99][100][101][102][103][104][105] In 2006, when Keane moved house to Sunderland, his reunion with Triggs, who joined him later, came to the notice of the press.[106] In 2007, Keane was reported to have heard of his team's promotion to the Premiership while walking Triggs.[107] The following year, Keane was said to have acquired a German Shepherd Dog named Izac to accompany Triggs.[108][109][110] Russell Brand observed the frequency with which Keane has been associated with his dogs, particularly when involved in the news – with quotes including "Keane will certainly have more time to walk his dogs", "The only real winners are Roy Keane's dogs", and "Roy Keane's dogs refused to comment on the situation" – before he googled "Roy Keane's dogs" only to discover it had more hits than "something with a lot of hits".[111]

In later life, Triggs was involved in a police investigation when his behaviour caused an argument between Keane and a neighbour.[112] He appeared in an Irish Guide Dogs advertisement in 2009 - whereupon the Irish Examiner referred to him as "football's biggest canine celebrity" -[113] and also received his own profile on Facebook.[112] Triggs was described as a "celebrity" and a "household name" upon erroneous reports of her death from cancer in September 2010.[94][112] Keane was described as "inconsolable".[112] The Irish Examiner's obituary noted how "At critical moments when the nation's happiness seemed entwined with Roy's moods, he turned to his Labrador Triggs and took to the road".[114]

Pretty Girls Max Bygraves (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Saturday, 1 September 2012 22:39 (seven years ago) link

Kishna was born in The Hague. He is of Dutch-Surinamese descent, with his father being of Indian origin and his mother from the Netherlands. He also has a younger sister whose face he has tattooed on his right arm.[11]

pom /via/ chi (nakhchivan), Saturday, 14 March 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

On 22 November 2011, it was reported that Robinson had left Chesham United and signed for Southern Football League side Didcot Town.[21][22] In an interview with BBC Radio Oxford in December 2011 Robinson stated that he was happy to have signed for Didcot Town and was looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Southern League saying "I just want to play. It was a massive attraction to join up with [manager] Dave Mudge ... The ground and training facilities here are great, especially for this level. I jumped at the chance to come."[23] However, Robinson was dropped from the Didcot squad for a game against Poole Town in February 2012,[24] and left the club shortly after.[25] It was then revealed that Robinson had moved back to the North East and re-signed for Jarrow Roofing. He scored on his second debut for the club in a 3–2 win over South Shields and then scored twice in the next match against Sunderland RCA.[26] It was also revealed that as well as being on the playing staff Robinson had been given a coaching role with the club by manager Richie McLoughlin,[27] who is also the chairman, treasurer, owner and chief sponsor of the club.[28] However, Jarrow Roofing finished the 2011–12 season in 20th place on equal points with Penrith F.C. but were relegated to the Northern League Division Two on goal difference. Following this Robinson left the club and joined County Durham-based Newton Aycliffe F.C.,[29] who had finished the season in mid-table and would therefore play the 2012–13 season in Northern League Division One. Robinson's spell with the Newtonians was initially successful, as he scored a few minutes into his debut in an FA Cup tie against Holker Old Boys, and added a second goal when he scored in a 4–1 defeat by Hebburn Town.

However, it would turn out to be another short spell at a club for Robinson, as it was announced in September 2012 that after just seven appearances for his new club he had left Newton Aycliffe and had yet again returned to Jarrow Roofing for a third spell at the club.[30] Roofing manager Richie McLoughlin was enthusiastic about Robinson's return to the club and praised his abilities, telling a local newspaper: "I’m hoping Robbo will give us some more firepower. He was dying to come back...we also needed his presence in the changing room, as well as on the pitch."[31] Yet again Robinson spent a short amount of time at Jarrow Roofing. In a game against Whitley Bay McLoughlin substituted off Robinson after just twenty minutes, stating "We were getting overrun after 20 minutes and Robbo was not at his best, and you need 11 men on the ball against a team like Whitley, so I took him off and put Dan Carson on. We looked better and got back into the game." The South Shields Gazette reported that this caused a "bust up" between Robinson and McLoughlin, and on 23 November it was reported that Robinson had left Jarrow Roofing[32] – his third spell at the club lasting just a few weeks. In early December 2012 it was revealed that Robinson had signed for South Shields.[33]

pom /via/ chi (nakhchivan), Monday, 16 March 2015 22:29 (five years ago) link

Personal life

Mathieu is married and enjoys smoking cigarettes while off the pitch.[23]

pom /via/ chi (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:20 (five years ago) link

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Lazio's sporting director Igli Tare criticized the third part owner Doyen Sports for numerous times delaying the transfer, “It will remain in history as the most paradoxical and shocking negotiations I have ever been a part of,” said Tare.“These third party owners changed their minds continually. When we had everything decided, they would start from scratch two hours later. It all happened for a full week, so it felt like being in the Twilight Zone."

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After appearing in an ad for a big mobile phone company, Beckenbauer specifically requested the number 0176 / 666666 for his mobile phone. However, he soon was flooded with phone calls by men who thought it was a phone sex number (in German, "6" translates to "sechs", very close to the word sex).[22]

nakhchivan, Friday, 24 April 2015 16:09 (five years ago) link

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On 21 August 2010 the Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) received by fax a petition of Markevych for his resignation. The legal department of FFU, however, stated that such a document can only be submitted in its original form and the fax copy can not really be accepted.[6][7] However, his resignation was accepted and he was replaced by Yuriy Kalitvintsev as caretaker manager.[8][9]

r|t|c, Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:33 (five years ago) link

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For the Jong Ajax footballer of the same name, see Danny Bakker (footballer, born 25 January 1995).

Danny Bakker (born 16 January 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for ADO Den Haag.

r|t|c, Sunday, 31 May 2015 13:12 (five years ago) link

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Tottenham Hotspur

In August 2009 Tottenham Hotspur were reported to have had a £14 million bid rejected for the player.[5] However on 20 October 2009, Spurs and Internacional agreed an affiliation of the two clubs, ensuring that Tottenham have first option on all academy players from the Brazilian outfit. Following this agreement, there were rumours of a near-concluded deal pending for the 2009–10 Premier League January transfer window.[6] Six days later Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp confirmed he was interested in Sandro for a fee rumoured to be around £8 million.[7]

On 10 March 2010, Internacional President Vitorio Piffero confirmed the transfer of the midfielder to Tottenham, after the Copa Libertadores. The transfer amount was speculated to be around €10 million, with only the contract yet to be signed.[8]

Both Internacional and Tottenham reported on their respective websites that a deal had been agreed for Sandro for an undisclosed fee.[9][10] Sandro joined Tottenham following the end of the Copa Libertadores, which finished on 18 August.[11] Internacional's financial report stated that the fee was R$ 20,633,850, with about 25% re-distributed by Inter to third party owners.[12]

Tottenham Hotspur confirmed that a deal for Sandro had been completed and that he would join up at the end of Internacional's Copa Libertadores campaign.[13] Sandro said of the move to England that he thought Spurs were "a great fit for me" and that "a club that is growing every year makes it the ideal club for me".[14] He made his Tottenham debut in a 4–1 home defeat against Arsenal in the third round of the League Cup on 21 September 2010.

On 9 January 2011, Sandro made a start against League One side Charlton Athletic, assisting Andros Townsend and playing the full match. He made his UEFA Champions League debut for Tottenham on 15 February 2011 at the San Siro against seven times winners A.C. Milan, receiving special praise from manager Harry Redknapp in his side's 1–0 win. Playing a pivotal role just in front of the back four, he was man of the match in the return leg at White Hart Lane.[15] He scored his first goal for the club against Chelsea with a 35-yard volley in a 2–1 defeat.

Sandro signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham on 8 September 2011, a deal which would have run till 2016.[16]

In January 2013, Sandro picked up a knee injury during the game against Queens Park Rangers. After the game it was announced that Sandro would be out for the remainder of the 2012–13 season.[17] Prior to the game, after a run of impressive performances Sandro has been affectionately nicknamed 'Beast' by the Tottenham fans.

He scored his third goal in Tottenham colours in December 2013 against Manchester United, with a powerful shot from 25 yards (23 m) into the top corner described by opponent Wayne Rooney as "a great strike".[18]

Queens Park Rangers

On 1 September 2014, Sandro signed for Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.[19] He made his debut against Manchester United, coming off injured and replaced by Karl Henry.[20]

nakhchivan, Monday, 15 June 2015 23:35 (five years ago) link

For the Jong Ajax footballer of the same name, see Danny Bakker (footballer, born 25 January 1995).

Danny Bakker (born 16 January 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for ADO Den Haag.

― r|t|c, Sunday, 31 May 2015 14:12 (2 weeks ago)


nakhchivan, Monday, 15 June 2015 23:36 (five years ago) link

there's only three etc etc

imago, Monday, 15 June 2015 23:37 (five years ago) link

wondering if the article names willl change when Bernard Mensah, braintree loanee, fails to keep up with jorge mendes client and manchester united/monaco possibility Bernard Mensah (footballer, born October 1994)

nakhchivan, Monday, 15 June 2015 23:39 (five years ago) link

bernard mendy regens both

imago, Monday, 15 June 2015 23:42 (five years ago) link

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Arlauskis is a keen fisherman, having caught a fish weighing 21.7 kg.

r|t|c, Saturday, 25 July 2015 08:54 (five years ago) link

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This article is about the Manchester City footballer. For the retired footballer, see Kelechi Iheanacho Zeal.

Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento (nakhchivan), Saturday, 12 September 2015 16:01 (four years ago) link

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Stevie Smith
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Scottish footballer, see Stevie Smith (footballer).

noɪˈɣiːələx (nakhchivan), Saturday, 3 October 2015 02:21 (four years ago) link

Scott Brown (footballer, born April 1985)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For another English footballer also born 1985, see Scott Brown (footballer, born May 1985).

1985 was a big year for Scott Brown (footballer)s

poster marked "WHITE PPL" (onimo), Saturday, 3 October 2015 08:27 (four years ago) link

In June 2015, Cissé signed for JS Saint-Pierroise of the Réunion Premier League on a month-long contract starting in September of the same year.[65][66]

Rainham area Rilke (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 13 October 2015 20:47 (four years ago) link

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1998–2000 Bolton Wanderers 59 (19)
2000–2006 Chelsea 186 (54)
2006–2009 Barcelona 72 (10)

Bolton Wanderers[edit]
Eiður Smári was unveiled to the Bolton supporters prior to their pre-season friendly with the Scottish club Celtic in a game which was arranged as a testimonial for long-serving defender Jimmy Phillips.[citation needed]

In 2000 he was signed by Chelsea for a fee of £4 million.[citation needed] Early in 2003, he admitted to a gambling problem, confessing to having lost £400,000 in casinos over a five-month period.[2]

FC Barcelona[edit]
Eiður Smári was signed by Spanish club FC Barcelona as a replacement for Henrik Larsson.[3][4]

AS Monaco[edit]
He later joined Ligue 1 club Monaco on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee on 31 August.[5]

r|t|c, Sunday, 15 November 2015 09:40 (four years ago) link

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He is nicknamed "the Alpine Messi"[3] and "the magic dwarf".[4]

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r|t|c, Saturday, 16 January 2016 13:33 (four years ago) link

Austin married his long-term partner Bianca Parker, with whom he has a daughter, Avabella in the summer of 2015.[45][46] Charlie Austin was caught on camera having an affair with Pornstar Brooklyn Chase.

Austin was found guilty of assault in 2013 after he punched a man who had accused him of taking drugs in a Swindon nightclub toilet cubicle.[47] He was fined £1,800 and ordered to pay £1,320 in costs.[47][48]

christmas capybara (nakhchivan), Saturday, 16 January 2016 13:48 (four years ago) link

File:Erik Sviatchenko no 4.jpg
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

Description English: Erik Sviatchenko
Date Unknown
Source Send via OTRS
Author Sergei Sviatchenko

r|t|c, Saturday, 16 January 2016 16:09 (four years ago) link

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Full name Kelechi Promise Iheanacho[1]
Date of birth 3 October 1996 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth Imo, Uranus
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 72
Youth career
2014–2015 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
2015– Manchester City 12 (25)

smoothy doles it (nakhchivan), Saturday, 30 January 2016 23:12 (four years ago) link

He is also known for the infamous picture of him getting a football straight to the face.

r|t|c, Sunday, 31 January 2016 20:45 (four years ago) link

Andy Townsend
Andrew "Andy" David Townsend is a retired footballer who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland and is now a television and radio pundit Starting his career at Welling United and then ... Wikipedia
Born: July 23, 1963 (age 52), Maidstone
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 3 kg

maybe even a little depressive (brony!) (nakhchivan), Monday, 8 February 2016 12:50 (four years ago) link

Is this the shortest wiki entry for a footballer?

Anthony Brady (born 7 February 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays for St. Mirren, as a midfielder.

It's not even true.

Ad h (onimo), Monday, 8 February 2016 16:20 (four years ago) link

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Personal information
Full name Adalberto Peñaranda Maestre
Date of birth 31 May 1997 (age 18)
Place of birth El Vigía, Venezuela
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Watford)
Number 27

r|t|c, Friday, 11 March 2016 12:52 (four years ago) link

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Harris finally opened his goal-scoring account for Forest on 2 September 2006, after 21 months of waiting in a 4–0 victory against Chesterfield.[5] It was a cutely struck volley from a few yards out. He and his team mates' joy was clear to see in his celebration, as he ran towards the corner of the stadium and did not look as though he would stop, until his team mates caught up. In the post match report, he admitted he was finally enjoying life at Nottingham Forest.

r|t|c, Monday, 11 April 2016 12:49 (four years ago) link

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Muriel stated that his comparison to Brazilian legend Ronaldo by his playing style, is likely because he was a main supporter of Ronaldo during his time in Inter Milan.[24] Muriel went on to say that he supported Inter Milan because Ronaldo was playing for them at the time.[25] Coincidentally, Muriel also stated that he also suffers weight issues (like Ronaldo during his time) and had to lose five kilos at one point.[26][27] This meant that he had to be consistent with fitness, which explained his similar style to the Brazilian legend and high quality in terms of athletic stature.[24][28][29]

nakhchivan, Friday, 6 May 2016 20:27 (four years ago) link

Dzyuba is well known for his cheerful and genial disposition, and he is always willing to talk to journalists. As he once told, "if laughter prolongs one's life, I am immortal".[7]

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 10 May 2016 13:33 (four years ago) link

Carlos Campos was a player for the Universidad de Chile. Campos went by the nickname "The Tank" for his lack of sensation when scoring. He was best known for heading the ball, and famous for keeping his cool when going one-on-one against the goalkeeper.

the unbearable jimmy smits (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 17 May 2016 16:23 (four years ago) link

Shortly after leaving Marseille, Berizzo spoke out against alleged homosexuality in France:

"A bunch of faggots is what you have in French football. There are so many homosexual players there, they always provoke you, they touch your thighs, your bum, to see if you will give some kind of signal. I feel disgusted when a homosexual shares the same shower and stares at one's bum with desire, and even gets emotional when you are naked."

— Berizzo quoted in a Daily Telegraph Article.[9]

stares at one's bum with desire

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Surprisingly there is a group of Maniacs in Argentinian city call Mar del Plata. Their leader Marcelo Torre is passionate fan of Boca Juniors, he met girl from Sarajevo who is Željo fan and after he visit her and meet Željo fans his love to club started. Torre has several times visited Grbavica Stadium and when he went home for first time he bring with him seven FK Željezničar jerseys for his friends.

Currently Maniacs Mar del Plata have eight members. The group is divided in fans of Boca Juniors and River Plate but the love for FK Željezničar is the one that connects them.[4]

Japanese Donald Trump Commercialトランプ2016 (nakhchivan), Friday, 17 June 2016 01:33 (four years ago) link

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On 3 March 2010 he made his debut for Australia in a 1–0 win over Indonesia in the final 2011 Asian Cup Qualifier.[19][20][21] His performance in this match led to fallacious comparisons to Harry Kewell and the potential for Oar to succeed the Australian great.[22][23][24][25]

r|t|c, Thursday, 7 July 2016 08:45 (four years ago) link

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In May 2013, Alonso signed for Italian side ACF Fiorentina on a three-year deal, despite being offered a new contract by Bolton manager Dougie Freedman.[11] On 30 December, after the player had made nine official appearances, Sunderland boss Gus Poyet announced that he would join on 1 January 2014, on loan until the end of the campaign.[12] During his time at Fiorentina, it became clear that Alonso was a murderer and should be locked up. How many more ref.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 12:22 (one year ago) link

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football players with accountably lengthy wiki info boxes due to intense club hopping

Robert de Pinho de Souza.

Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Coritiba 34 (11)
2000–2001 Botafogo-SP 7 (7)
2001–2002 Servette 19 (8)
2002 São Caetano 12 (3)
2003 Kawasaki Frontale 16 (6)
2003–2004 Spartak Moscow 12 (3)
2004–2005 Atlas 44 (33)
2005–2006 PSV 15 (7)
2006–2007 → Betis (loan) 48 (16)
2007 Betis 33 (5)
2007 Al-Ittihad Jeddah 19 (9)
2008–2010 Monterrey 16 (12)
2008 → Tecos (loan) 19 (5)
2009 → América (loan) 17 (4)
2009–2010 → Palmeiras (loan) 35 (19)
2010 → Cruzeiro (loan) 14 (3)
2011 → Bahia (loan) 12 (4)
2011 → Puebla (loan) 3 (4)
2012 Jeju United 13 (3)
2012 Ceará 16 (5)
2013 Necaxa 12 (11)
2013 Boa Esporte 3 (2)
2013–2014 Fortaleza 22 (10)
2015 Sampaio Corrêa 8 (6)
2015 Vitória 11 (2)
2016 Paraná 10 (3)
2016 Gżira United 6 (7)
2017 Oeste 26 (6)
2018 Audax 13 (2)
2018 Santa Cruz 6 (1)
2018– Portuguesa 3 (9)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 17:01 (one year ago) link

uhhhh, let's try that again

Years	Team	Apps	(Gls)
1999–2000 Coritiba 34 (11)
2000–2001 Botafogo-SP 7 (7)
2001–2002 Servette 19 (8)
2002 São Caetano 12 (3)
2003 Kawasaki Frontale 16 (6)
2003–2004 Spartak Moscow 12 (3)
2004–2005 Atlas 44 (33)
2005–2006 PSV 15 (7)
2006–2007 → Betis (loan) 48 (16)
2007 Betis 33 (5)
2007 Al-Ittihad Jeddah 19 (9)
2008–2010 Monterrey 16 (12)
2008 → Tecos (loan) 19 (5)
2009 → América (loan) 17 (4)
2009–2010 → Palmeiras (loan) 35 (19)
2010 → Cruzeiro (loan) 14 (3)
2011 → Bahia (loan) 12 (4)
2011 → Puebla (loan) 3 (4)
2012 Jeju United 13 (3)
2012 Ceará 16 (5)
2013 Necaxa 12 (11)
2013 Boa Esporte 3 (2)
2013–2014 Fortaleza 22 (10)
2015 Sampaio Corrêa 8 (6)
2015 Vitória 11 (2)
2016 Paraná 10 (3)
2016 Gżira United 6 (7)
2017 Oeste 26 (6)
2018 Audax 13 (2)
2018 Santa Cruz 6 (1)
2018– Portuguesa 3 (9)

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 17:02 (one year ago) link

Scored at every club he played at, too.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 17:03 (one year ago) link

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