2011 fifa world cup


Greats Of The Game - Andrea Pirlo, Midfielder

Usually deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield for both his club and national sides, Pirlo is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever exponents of this position, due to his vision, ball control, creativity and passing ability; he is also a free-kick specialist.

Despite successful spells with RegginaPirlo was unable to break into Inter’s starting lineup, and was sold to cross-city rivals Milan in 2001. At Milan, manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to shift Pirlo in front of the defence as a deep-lying playmaker, which allowed him more time on the ball to orchestrate his team’s attacks. Pirlo excelled in his new role, and soon developed into a world-class midfielder, playing a key role in Milan’s subsequent successes, as he won two UEFA Champions Leagues (2003 and 2007), two UEFA Super Cups (2003 and 2007), two Serie A titles (2004 and 2011), a FIFA Club World Cup (2007), a Supercoppa Italiana (2004), and a Coppa Italia (2003) with the club. After joining Juventus on a free transfer in 2011, who had gone trophyless since 2003, he added four more Serie A titles (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015), which he won consecutively, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana titles (2012 and 2013), and a Coppa Italia (2015). After playing in Italy for over 20 seasons, Pirlo joined MLS expansion side New York City FC in 2015, helping the team to reach the playoffs in his second season.

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anonymous asked:

How many golden gloves does Hope have?


fifa women’s world cup golden gloves 2011, 2015

concacaf women’s gold cup golden glove 2014

concacaf women’s olympic qualifying golden glove 2016

she believes cup golden glove 2016

she’s the only female gk to have 5 golden gloves and the only one to win back to back wwc golden gloves as well


Greats Of The Game - Rio Ferdinand, Central Defender

Played 81 times for the England national football team between 1997 and 2011, and was a member of three FIFA World Cup squads. He is regarded by many to be one of England’s greatest ever players and he is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time.

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“It was our second group game in 2011, USA vs Colombia. I got into the starting line up and I wanted to, of course, make my impact on the game. Very early in the match a defender took a poor touch and I was able to pounce on it. I saw the goalkeeper off her line, so it was probably about 35 yards out. I just hit it right. I don’t score too many from long range. The best feeling, and I just felt my teammates around me instantly. It was probably one of the best goals I’ve ever scored.” Heather O’Reilly on her magnificent strike from distance in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

  • WWC 2015 Records
  • In addition to breaking numerous worldwide social media and viewing records, the 2015 Women's World Cup set and broke a number of unique tournament records as well. The players and teams that participated in this wwc should all feel extremely proud for the history they have made. Their performances continue to show the world that female athletes are capable of so much more than they are ever fully recognized for.
  • • First player, male or female, to play in six world cup tournaments: Shared : Homare Sawa (Japan) and Formiga (Brasil)
  • • Top scoring team in wwc history: United States - 112 goals
  • • First hat-trick by an African player in a wwc: Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon)
  • • Oldest player to score in a wwc: Formiga (Brasil)
  • • Oldest player to compete in a wwc tournament and to win a wwc final: Christie Rampone (United States)
  • • Most capped active international player, male or female, in world cup play: Christie Rampone - 308 (United States)
  • • Most goals scored by a single player in wwc history: Marta - 15 (Brasil)
  • • Second fastest goal in wwc history: Marie Laure Delie - 34 seconds (France)
  • • Most capped active female goalkeeper in wwc play, tie for most wwc shutouts, and the first goalkeeper in wwc history to receive back to back golden gloves: Hope Solo - 177 caps and 10 shutouts (United States)
  • • First English player to score in three wwc tournaments: Fara Williams (England)
  • • Fastest hat-trick in wwc history: Fabienne Humm - three goals in 5 minutes (Switzerland)
  • • Fastest hat-trick in a wwc final, fastest hat-trick - from the time of kick-off - in wwc history - 16 minutes, first hat-trick in a wwc final, first goal scored from halfway line in a wwc final, and first American player to score in four consecutive wwc games: Carli Lloyd (United States)
  • • Highest scoring wwc final: United States vs Japan
  • • Tie for most minutes without conceding a goal: 540 minutes - United States and Germany
  • • First country to win three wwc titles, and most consecutive finishes in the top four and top three in tournament history: United States
  • Honorable mentions
  • • The 2015 Women's World Cup was the largest women's sporting event in history with 24 teams and 552 players
  • • Eight countries made first time appearances, 3 of which reached round of sixteen play (Cameroon, Switzerland, Netherlands), and 4 of which were among the teams with least goals conceded - under 5 - (Spain, Netherlands, Costa Rica, and Cameroon)
  • • England made the most historic run and finish for it's women's team and achieved the second best performance of either it's men's or women's teams in world cup history, finishing third
  • • Only two teams played the entire tournament without receiving any yellow or red cards - Australia and Costa Rica
  • • FIFA fair play winners - France
  • • Least goals conceded of any team (1) - Brasil
  • • This year saw the highest attendance in any wwc tournament with 1,353,506
  • • The opening match set the record for the largest crowd to ever watch a national team in any sport in Canada
  • • Broadcasters in the following countries beat the highest TV audience for any match from the 2011 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup - Australia, Brazil, China, Korea Republic, United States, and Norway
  • • The 2015 wwc final was the most watched world cup final, men or women, and most watched soccer match in US history with a peak audience of 30.9 million viewers
FIFA 16 to include women’s national teams for the first time

By Kyle McCarthy

The idea of including women’s national teams in the FIFA video game series first emerged at EA Sports several years ago.

It made sense. EA Sports wanted to produce the most realistic game possible year after year. And the increasing popularity of women’s soccer – particularly in the wake of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup – made game designers realize their fans might want to take the women’s teams for a spin too.

That decision sent engineers and producers to the drawing board: they needed to figure out how to capture realistic movements, devise the proper body shapes, evaluate and rate each player properly and tailor every aspect of the experience to reflect the women’s game.

All of those efforts paid off in the end: 12 women’s national teams will feature in FIFA 16 when it debuts this September, EA Sports unveiled on Thursday.

“When we did this, we wanted it to be done really, really well,” EA senior producer Nick Channon said in an interview on Wednesday. “That’s why it’s taken us a bit of time to do that.”

The process accelerated over the past year to ensure the inclusion of those 12 teams – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and USA – in FIFA 16.

EA Sports worked with members of the Canadian and U.S. national teams to capture realistic movements at their studio in Vancouver. They traveled to the Cyprus Cup earlier this year and other various training grounds to scan player faces in order to integrate them into the game. They worked countless hours to hone their player models and implement the faces into the game.

The end product reflects the painstaking work carried out over the past few years. The major underpinnings – the rating of players on a newly designed scale specific to the women’s game, the possibility of playing in Kick Off, Offline Tournament and Online Friendly modes against other women’s teams – preserve the unique nature of the women’s game. The specific details – all of those face scans, the hair bobbing up and down from the main gameplay camera, the movements, and the player shapes – provide an immersive experience.

Check out the first trailer with shots of USA stars Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, plus a look at how the game play will unfold when it is released later this year.

Ali Krieger

Gender: Female

DOB: 28 July 1984

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: German-Italian

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Alexandra Blaire Krieger is an American soccer player and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. Primarily a defender, she is a member of the United States women’s national soccer team and currently captains the Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League, the highest division of women’s soccer in the United States. She first appeared for the United States national team at the 2008 Four Nations Tournament during a match against Canada on January 16, 2008. She has since made 93 total appearances for the team.

Krieger has represented the United States at two FIFA Women’s World Cups: 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She was part of the defense that held opponents scoreless for a record 540 minutes and helped lead the United States to become 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions. She started in all seven matches for the United States in the 2015 tournament, and she played every minute of all six United States matches at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2012, Krieger sustained a serious knee injury during the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament and did not recover in time to be selected to the 2012 Olympic Team.

Before joining the Washington Spirit in 2013, Krieger played professional soccer for the Washington Freedom, 1. FFC Frankfurt of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga, and Tyresö FF of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan. During her five years with FFC Frankfurt, she won the UEFA Women’s Champions League and was the only player on the United States women’s national team that played overseas.

USA Women’s Soccer Team | 2011 World Cup - 2nd place

Today’s World Cup final was one of the most intense games I have ever watched. Every single one of these girls did incredible and they are truly #1. They just had a disadvantage in the PK’s because Japan has already seen them kick penalties. & I also want to say CONGRATS to Japan. They’ve gone through SO much, along with their country & they honestly deserved something like this to bring joy to their people. As much I think USA deserved to win, Japan did too. 

Complete list of Messi's records


  • Most FIFA Ballon d’Or awards: 4
  • Guinness World Records title for the most official goals in a calendar year: 91 goals (2012)
  • Most goals in a calendar year (including club friendlies): 96 goals (2012)
  • Most international goals in a year (club and national team):25 goals (2012) (shared with Vivian Woodward & Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league
  • Most appearances in the top 3 candidates for the Ballon d’Or: 8 times (2007-2014)
  • Youngest player to win 3 Ballon d’Or awards: 24 years, 6 months and 17 days.
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 8 times (2007-2014) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most FIFA Club World Cup Golden Balls: 2 (2009, 2011)


  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most league goals scored in a season: 50 goals
  • Most goals scored in a season (club): 73 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (club): 79 goals
  • Most European Cup top scorer awards: 4 (shared with Gerd Müller)
  • Most hat-tricks in a single Champions League season: 2 hat-tricks (shared with Mario Gomez and Luiz Adriano)
  • Most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League: 5 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score in 23 different cities in the European Cup
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 4consecutive seasons (2008/09 - 2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals


  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 107 goals
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home games: 46 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in home league games:35 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Leading goalscorer over a season in away games: 24 goals (in 2012/13)
  • Leading goalscorer in the second half of a league season:28 goals (in 2011/12)
  • Most opponents scored against in a single season: 19(2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldo)
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • Most league matches scored in in a single season: 27 games (2012/13) (Shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most home league matches scored in in a single season:16 games (in 2011/12)
  • Most away league matches scored in in a single season:15 games (in 2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 10 goals
  • Youngest player to score 200 La Liga goals: 25 years
  • Most consecutive La Liga matches scored in: 21 matches, 33 goals (2012/13)
  • Most consecutive away league matches scored in: 13 matches, 20 goals (2012/13)
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga El Clásico matches: 14 goals(shared with Alfredo di Stefano)
  • Most hat-tricks in El Clásico matches: 2 hat-tricks
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga: 23 hat-tricks (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • Most hat-tricks in Spanish football: 31 hat-tricks (shared with Telmo Zarra)
  • Most assists in La Liga: 106 assists
  • All time highest goalscorer in La Liga: 269 goals


  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 419 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 391 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 269 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 76 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 80 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 31 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 23 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in a single Champions League season:14 goals (20122/12)
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals
  • First Barcelona player to be La Liga top scorer 3 times
  • Most Champions League trophies: 3 (shared with Valdes, Xavi, Puyol & Iniesta)
  • One of 2 players to have scored in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 4 January 2012) (shared with Pedro)
  • Only player to have scored and assisted in 6 different official competitions in one season (Copa del Rey, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA World Club Cup, completed on 12 January 2012)


  • Most goals scored in friendlies: 24 goals
  • Most goals scored in one FIFA World Cup qualification: 10 goals
  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (2012) (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)
  • Youngest player to have scored at the FIFA World Cup Finals): 18 years and 357 days old in 2006 against Serbia and Montenegro

Sergio Ramos: Honours & Awards

2010-11 season had the ridiculous situation where, in the season’s Copa del Rey victory procession, while celebrating on the top of the club’s bus, he accidentally lost hold of the cup, which fell under the wheels of the vehicle. The trophy was dented as a result

Real Madrid

UEFA Champions League: 2013–14
UEFA Super Cup: 2014
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014
La Liga: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12
Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
Supercopa de España: 2008, 2012


La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year: 2005
La Liga Best Defender: 2012, 2013, 2014
FIFA/FIFPro World XI: 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
UEFA Team of the Year: 2008, 2012, 2013
ESM Team of the year: 2007–08, 2011–12
2010 FIFA World Cup: Castrol Index Winner
FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2010
UEFA EURO 2012: Castrol EDGE Index Winner
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2014


2004 Athens Olympics : Gold medal.
2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup :  Bronze medal.
2008 Beijing Olympics : Gold medal.
2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup : Silver medal.
2012 London Olympics : Gold medal.
2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup : Gold medal.

230 Caps with the National Team. 
46 Goals with the National Team 
3 Olympic Goals.
3 World cup Goals.