Player

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Alex Morgan, Forward

  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Silver Ball: 2008
  • ESPY Award Best Breakthrough Athlete nominee: 2012
  • ESPY Award Best Moment Nominee: 2013
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sport: 2012
  • U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2012
  • FIFA World Player of the Year finalist: 2012
  • National Women’s Soccer League Second Best XI: 2013
  • CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
  • USWNT All-Time Best XI: 2013
  • SheBelieves Cup Golden Ball and MVP: 2016
  • FIFPro: FIFA FIFPro World XI 2016
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Greats Of The Game - Iker Casillas, Goalkeeper

After gaining promotion to the senior team in 1999, he remained with the club for 16 seasons, later serving as the club’s captain. During his highly successful time at the Madrid club, he won five La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey titles, four Supercopa de España titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups, and the FIFA Club World Cup. With 725 appearances for the club, Casillas is Madrid’s second most capped player of all-time after Raúl.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Forward/Winger

Club

Manchester United

  • Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • FA Cup: 2003–04
  • Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
  • FA Community Shield: 2007
  • UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2008

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14, 2015–16
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2014
  • FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016

International

Portugal

  • UEFA European Championship: 2016

Individual

  • Ballon d'Or: 2008, 2016
  • FIFA Ballon d'Or: 2013, 2014
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: 2008
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year: 2008
  • The Best FIFA Men’s Player: 2016
  • UEFA Best Player in Europe Award: 2014, 2016
  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 
  • GSA Best Player of the Year: 2011, 2014, 2016
  • Onze d'Or: 2008
  • Bravo Award: 2004
  • FIFPro Special Young Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2004–05
  • CNID Best Portuguese Athlete Abroad: 2007,2008, 2009,2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016
  • PFA Portuguese player of the year: 2016
  • European Golden Shoe: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • IFFHS World’s Best Top Goal Scorer: 2013, 2014, 2016
  • IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Scorer: 2014,] 2015
  • FIFA Puskás Award: 2009
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year
  • ESM Team of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2016
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2016
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year: 2007–08
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year: 2007–08
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Group Stage: 2015–16
  • UEFA Champions League top scorer: 2007–08, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2004, 2012, 2016
  • UEFA European Championship Silver Boot: 2016
  • UEFA Euro All Time XI
  • UEFA European Championship Co-top scorer: 2012
  • Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2003–04, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Manchester United Goal of the Season: 2008–09
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2006–07
  • PFA Fans’ Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • FWA Footballer of the Year: 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Barclays Player of the Year 2006–07,] 2007–08
  • Premier League Player of the Month: November 2006, December 2006, January 2008, March 2008
  • PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • Premier League Golden Boot: 2007–08
  • Premier League 20 Seasons Awards Fantasy Team – Public
  • Premier League 20 Seasons Awards Fantasy Team – Experts
  • La Liga Most Valuable Player: 2012–13
  • La Liga Best Player: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Forward: 2013–14
  • La Liga Best Goal: 2013–14
  • La Liga Fans 5 Star Player: 2014–15
  • Trofeo EFE Best Ibero-American Soccer Player of the Spanish League: 2012–13
  • Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • La Liga Player of the Month: November 2013, May 2015
  • La Liga Team of the Season: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • La Liga top scorer: 2010–11, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Copa del Rey top goalscorer: 2010–11
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2014
  • ESPY Awards Best International Athlete: 2014, 2016
  • GSA Best Media Attraction: 2011
  • GSA Greatest Media Attraction: 2011
  • GSA Fans Favorite Player: 2013
  • GSA Goodwill Award: 2016
  • Onze d'Argent: 2007, 2009, 2011–12
  • Onze de Bronze: 2010–11
  • FIFA Club World Cup Silver Ball: 2008, 2014
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Lionel Messi, Forward/Attacking Midfielder

Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d'Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and the first to win three European Golden Shoes. With Barcelona he has won eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and four Copas del Rey, among other trophies. Both a prolific goalscorer and a creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals scored in La Liga, a La Liga season (50), and a club football season in Europe, a calendar year (91), as well as those for most assists made in La Liga and the Copa América. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.

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Greats Of The Game - Christen Press, Forward

International

USA

  • CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Tournament: 2014
  • FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015
  • Algarve Cup: 2013, 2015
  • She Believes Cup: 2016

Club

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

  • Swedish Cup : 2012

Individual

  • Hermann Trophy: 2010
  • Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year: 2010
  • Soccer America Player of the Year Award: 2010
  • Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Year Award: 2010
  • WPS Rookie of the Year: 2011
  • Damallsvenskan Golden Boot award (Tyresö FF): 2013
  • UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award Nominee: 2013
  • NWSL Second XI: 2014
  • NWSL First XI: 2015, 2016
  • NWSL Player of the Month: 2015 (April)
  • NWSL Player of the Week: 2015 (Week 2)
The New Dandelion Art: Analysis

Ah yes the Dandelions new images. Though Nomura left a message about their positions so I’ve taken upon myself to figure it out, please bare with me.

1. Lauriam. First of the way he is positioned is right behind Ephemer and co. This could be since he is working behind the scenes, either as the traitor or as the one who watches over the Dandelion. This makes sense since he is holding the Dandelion, which are the keyblade wielder who survived/escaped the war. Could he be holding the Book of Prophecies? Probably. But along this theory, he is holding us, our lives, in his hand. Almost admiring it’s beauty even. Also, his position is seemingly higher than Ephemer, the leader and 4. It’s very suspicious and makes one think that he probably knows more than what is presented, perhaps everything and what will happen.

2/3. Skuld and Blaine. Their position is on either side of Ephemer, almost like a pair of bodyguards. This could be symbolism in that they are loyal to Ephemer and will protect him. It also signifies how they hold an almost equal status, with Ephemer being a little bit above them, it makes sense as he is the leader. Something else I noticed is that Blaine is looking to the right, where 4′s direction is, just as Skuld is faced in Lauriam’s direction, left. I can’t think of what this spells currently,

4. Mysterious figure that could or could not be Strelitzia’s nobody. They are holding the Bleeding Heart Vine… The white one which signifies a tragic death of a beautiful lady. They are also behind the scenes as nobody is aware of their presence, except Lauriam maybe. Not much can be said.

5. Ven is in front of Ephemer surprisingly, which could be like a guard who may take a hit or attack for Ephemer. His status is also a lot lower than everybody except Chirithy. It adds in that he believes he doesn’t know why he is selected. It could also mean that he is right under surveillance, not enough to be noticed. He looks down as opposed to everybody looking forward and up. Perhaps it’s his lack of goal that is the reason. Ven’s position is stationary and aloof. A thought is that he won’t act much in the new plot or he will stay “mentally” the same.

6. Chirithy. Or more specifically, the symbolism that the player is right there with the group. Not much can be said except that they (or us) are looking earnestly in the future. Our position is the lowest because obviously we do not hold that status… but we are still important and looking forwards.

7. Ephemer is at the center of it all. He is the heart of it all. And most importantly he is looking towards the future, his expression serious since he is in charge of being the one who leads everyone. Everyone is circled around him because they are connected to him. He is the leader and arguably, the main character in this new story we’re heading in.

Last thoughts! The number shows 7… I’m sure what most of us are thinking. There is also something to note with the fact that all the new union leaders share a color scheme. Black, Red, and White.

If there are any thoughts or theories, please tell me. I love to hear them! Also tell me if you agree or disagree!

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Greats Of The Game - Xabi Alonso, Midfielder

Club

Liverpool

  • FA Cup: 2005–06
  • FA Community Shield: 2006
  • UEFA Champions League: 2004–05
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2005

Real Madrid

  • La Liga: 2011–12
  • Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14
  • Supercopa de España: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League: 2013–14

Bayern Munich

  • Bundesliga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
  • DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
  • DFL-Supercup: 2016

International

Spain

  • FIFA World Cup: 2010
  • UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012

Individual

  • Spanish Player of the Year: 2003
  • Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2004
  • FIFA FIFPro World XI: 2011, 2012
  • La Liga Best Midfielder: 2012
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 2012
  • UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14
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Philipp Lahm, Full Back/Defensive Midfielder, considered by many to be one of the best full backs of his generation, and was included in the World Cup team of the tournament in 2006, 2010, and 2014, and the UEFA Team of the Tournament in 2008 and 2012 and in the UEFA Team of the Year 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Although Lahm is right-footed, he is able to play on both sides of the pitch, due to his tactical intelligence and versatility. He often cuts from the flank to the inside of the pitch to either shoot and/or pass. In particular, he is renowned for his pace, technique, stamina, and precise tackling abilities, as well as his small stature, which earned him the nickname the “Magic Dwarf”.