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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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At 32 years old, Cristiano Ronaldo has one of the most impressive collections of collective and individual titles in football’s history:

1 UEFA Euro Cup
3 UEFA Champions League titles
3 Premier League titles
1 La Liga title
3 FIFA Club World Cup titles
2 Copas del Rey
1 FA Cup
2 English League Cups
2 UEFA Supercups
1 Spanish Supercup
2 English Supercups

4 Ballon D’ors
4 Golden Boots
2 UEFA Player of the Year awards
1 FIFA Player of the Year award
1 FIFA The Best men’s football player award
1 FIFA Puskás award
1 UEFA Best player award
1 UEFA Forward of the year award
Elected player of the Century by the Portuguese Football Federation

Even more impressive than the list above is the fact that the portuguese is the only football player in HISTORY to have ever won every major collective and individual title in TWO different clubs from TWO different leagues.

(for @keylorisagod  and @borjitamayoral ♥)

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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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Greats Of The Game - Gareth Bale, Winger

Began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. Bale moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee. During his time at Tottenham, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more attacking player. From the 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In 2011 and 2013 he was named PFA Players’ Player of the Year, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year. In 2013, he was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year.

On 1 September 2013, Bale was transferred to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Press at the time reported the transfer value at figures between €91 million and €100 million. In January 2016, documents pertaining to the transfer were leaked which confirmed a then-world record transfer fee of €100.8 million, eclipsing the previous record fee of £80 million (€94 million) for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Bale played an integral role in his first season at Real Madrid, helping the club to win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals. The following season, he won the UEFA Super Cup and scored in a third major final to help the club win the FIFA Club World Cup. Two years later, he was a key player in another Champions League run, winning the 2015–16 title and being elected to the UEFA Squad of the Season. In 2016, ESPN ranked Bale twelfth on its list of the world’s most famous athletes.

Thank you, Captain!

Manchester United’s top goal scorer has rejoined Everton on a free transfer, 13 years after leaving the club. 

In his time at United he played 559 times, scored 253 goals, won 5 Premier League titles, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 FA Cup, 3 EFL Cups, 4 Community Shields, and 1 FIFA Club World Cup. 

Thank you for everything that you did for us, Rooney.