Ernesto Valverde is the new FC Barcelona coach. The 53 year old former Barça player was previously Athletic Club Bilbao coach and he will take over for the 2017/18 season. Valverde will be presented on Thursday as FC Barcelona coach along with his assistant Jon Aspiazu and former blaugrana José Antonio Pozanco who will be the fitness coach.
The FC Barcelona president commented in the press conference to announce the new coach that “today I have spoken personally with Valverde and he is happy and excited about the challenge of coaching Barça.”
Furthermore, the president added: “Valverde has the ability, the knowledge and the experience. He promotes players from the youth teams and he has a style and a way of working like ours. He has a philosophy of the game that is very Barça and he is a hard worker. Also, he is passionate about applying technology to both training and matches.”
This will be Ernesto Valverde’s second spell at the Club, his first coming as a player between 1988 and 1990. The new Barça coach won the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the Copa del Rey in his two seasons as part of Johan Cruyff’s squad, playing 29 games and scoring 10 goals in official competition.
Some of the most memorable T-shirt messages during football celebrations
1. Ian Wright - After scoring a
goal for the Gunners against Bolton in 1997, Wright lifted his shirt to reveal another, made by
Nike, stating: ‘179 – Just Done It,’ despite only equalling the record tally. However, he ended up scoring a hat-trick and breaking the record later that day. 2. Robbie Fowler - during a European Cup Winners’ Cup win against Brann in March 1997 Fowler unveiled a T-shirt with a fake Calvin Klein logo that read: ‘Support the 500 Sacked Dockers’ to show solidarity with striking dockworkers in the city. 3. Thierry Henry - In 2000, no Arsenal player had scored against Liverpool for almost 3 years, but, right at the death of the match, Henry made sure
of the victory by scoring and went on to reveal the message “Bang goes
the 0-0 draw”, pointing out the fact they had finally scored against
Liverpool. 4. Kaká - the Brazilian fell to his knees revealing a T-shirt that said “I belong to Jesus” after winning the Champions League final against Liverpool in Athens May 23, 2007. 5. Lionel Messi - In Barcelona’s now famous 6-2 win over Real Madrid at the Santiago
Bernabeu in 2009, he revealed a shirt reading ‘Sindrome X Fragil’, the
name of a medical condition that
leads to emotional, mental and physical problems for its sufferers.
Messi later explained that he had spent a day with children suffering from the
syndrome prior to the game and in the biggest fixture in club football
across the world, he was able to give a relatively
unknown issues a huge amount of coverage. 6. Andrés Iniesta - Likely to go down in the annuls of history as the most poignant
celebration of any World Cup final goal, the Barcelona man celebrated
his winning strike against the Dutch in the South Africa 2010 showpiece
by lifting his shirt to reveal a vest with the message ‘Dani Jarque:
Always with us’, in memory of the Espanyol defender who tragically died
of a heart attack in 2009.
7. Mubarak Wakaso - after scoring a 38th-minute penalty and giving Ghana a 1-0 win
over Mali at the African Cup of Nations in 2013, Wakaso revealed a shirt that read “Allah is great.” 8. Mario Balotelli - In 2011, quite clearly aggrieved with the often undeserved negative attention
that came his way from the media, after an exquisite finish, the young Italian stood defiantly in
the face of those that had criticised him in the lead up to the derby at
Old Trafford, wearing a T-shirt that said ‘Why always me?’ 9. Éric Abidal - In 2013, after a year out following liver surgery, Abidal celebrated his return to football by wearing a tribute to his cousin who provided part of his liver for the procedure. ‘It was a very special moment for me after a year out. I want to thank my cousin as without him I would not be here today,’ said Abidal wearing a shirt with ‘Merci mon cousin’ on the front.
Fußball-Club Bayern München
is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 26 national titles and 18 national cups.
Bayern has also won one UEFA Cup, one European Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and two Intercontinental Cups, making it one of the most successful European clubs internationally. Current captain is Philim Lahm
Bayern München or FCB (German pronunciation: [ʔɛf ˈt͡seː ˈbaɪ̯ɐn ˈmʏnçən]), Bayern Munich, or FC Bayern, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and is the most successful club in German football history, having won a record 24 national titles and 17 national cups.
FC Bayern was founded in 1900 by eleven football players led by Franz John. Although Bayern won its first national championship in 1932,the club was not selected for the Bundesliga at its inception in 1963.The club had its period of greatest success in the middle of the 1970s when, under the captaincy of Franz Beckenbauer, it won the European Cup three times in a row (1974–76). Overall, Bayern has reached ten European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals, most recently winning their fifth title in 2013 as part of a continental treble. Bayern has also won one UEFA Cup, one European Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one FIFA Club World Cup and two Intercontinental Cups, making it one of the most successful European clubs internationally. Since the formation of the Bundesliga, Bayern has been the dominant club in German football with 23 titles and has won 6 of the last 10 titles. They have traditional local rivalries with TSV 1860 München and 1. FC Nürnberg, as well as a contemporary rivalry with Borussia Dortmund.
Aries: Porto 1986/87 Taurus:
Barcelona 2014/15 Gemini:
Nottingham Forest 1979/80 Cancer:
Ajax 1970/71 Leo:
Man United 2007/08 Virgo: Real Madrid 2013/14 Libra:
Bayern Munich 2000/01 Scorpio:
Aston Villa 1981/82 Sagittarius:
Juventus 1995/96 Capricorn:
Celtic 1966/67 Aquarius: PSV 1987/88 Pisces: Liverpool 2004/05