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Ronaldo, Forward

Popularly dubbed “The Phenomenon,” he is widely considered to be one of the greatest football players of all time. A three-time FIFA World Player of the Year and two-time Ballon d'Or recipient, Ronaldo, in his 1990s prime, was known for his dribbling at speed, feints and clinical finishing. He was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the greatest living players compiled in 2004, and was inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame and the Italian Football Hall of Fame.

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24 things you didn’t know about Neymar

1. Has played in 504 matches, scored 306 goals, given 167 assists, and lifted 21 trophies.

2. Is one of six Brazilians to have won the Champions League and the Copa Libertadores.

3. Has acted in several telenovelas, music videos, and even alongside Samuel Jackson in XXX.

4. After winning the 2016 Olympic Games with Brazil, he got a tatoo of the six Olympic rings on his wrists to commemorate the occasion.

5. Holds record for fastest Olypic goal, coming at just 14 seconds into the match against Honduras.

6. Has a dog named Poker.

7. Considers his friends Lionel Messi and Robinho his idols.

8. Batman is his favourite superhero.

9. Flash and Gotham are his favourite shows, as is Game of Thrones.

10. Favourite actor? Will Smith.

11. Favouite dish? Rice, frijoles, french fries and meat.

12. Did you know that Neymar’s left foot is 0.5 centimetres smaller than his right?

13. Often plays poker in his free-time. He can also be found playing the popular shooter Counter-Strike Global Offensive.

14. Has always been No. 7, 10 or 11 on the pitch.

15. Was alluded to in the Simpsons.

16. His official webpage was launched on 25/10/2010.

17. Was never able to win the Brasileirao with Santos.

18. His goals breakdown is as follows: 19 with his head, 217 with his right foot, 67 with his left, one with his chest, one with his heel, and one with his knee.

19. Is the 14th most followed person on Instagram.

20. Scored his 100th goal on the day he turned 20.

21. First bobble-had hit the shelves in 2010.

22. Has more than 30 tattoos.

23. With 50 goals in 75 games, he is Brazil’s third highest goalscorer.

24. Dream is to win a World Cup.

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Greats Of The Game - Lukas Podolski, Forward

Podolski is the third most-capped player in German history, with 130 caps, and the third-highest goalscorer in German history, having scored 49 times. Podolski scored the fastest goal in German national team history, after just 9 seconds of the 4–2 friendly win over Ecuador.

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“For me it’s an honour to receive this prize. I never would have imagined when I wore this shirt for the first time I would be the highest goalscorer in the team’s history, that I would beat my friend Raul, and the late Alfredo di Stefano. I’m very happy. In the first place I would like to thank my team-mates, because without them, this never would have been possible.

I’d also like to thank my coaches. Pellegrini, Mourinho, (Carlo) Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez. They have always helped me in my career. To the foundation, the staff and the physios. If I have forgotten anyone I ask for forgiveness, because this isn’t an easy moment for me to speak.

I’d also like to thank the media, even though lately I’ve been a bit of a b****** with them, but it’s my way of being. And my friends as well. Jorge Mendes, and my mother. And the president for this beautiful event that’s exciting, and one I did not expect. For this, thank you to everyone, and Hala Madrid!” - Cristiano Ronaldo, October 2, 2015.

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Greats Of The Game - Ronaldo, Forward

Ronaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals, and is the second-highest goalscorer for his national team, trailing only Pelé. At age 17, Ronaldo was the youngest member of the Brazilian squad that won the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At the 1998 World Cup, he received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament in helping Brazil reach the final where he suffered a convulsive fit hours before the defeat to France. He won a second World Cup in 2002 where he starred in a front three with Ronaldinho and Rivaldo. Ronaldo scored twice in the final, and received the Golden Boot as tournament’s top goalscorer. During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal, which was a World Cup record at the time.

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Greats Of The Game | Raúl, Striker

Raúl is considered one of the most important players in the history of Real Madrid, and regarded as one of the greatest Spanish players of all time.

Raúl was born in the San Cristóbal de los Ángeles neighborhood of Madrid where he played for the local youth team before moving to the Atlético Madrid youth team. He later moved to Real Madrid’s youth academy and played at its various levels. In 1994, he signed his first professional contract with the fourth division team Real Madrid C and then was swiftly promoted to the first division team.

He spent 16 years of his career playing for Real Madrid and is the club’s second all-time top goalscorer with 323 goalsRaúl is also the most capped player in the history of the club with 741 appearances, ahead of Sanchís. With Los Blancos, he won six La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles, scoring in two finals, four Supercopa de España titles, one UEFA Super Cup and two Intercontinental Cup. He is the third highest goalscorer in Champions League history, behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and the fifth most capped player. In 2003, he was appointed captain of the team and retained that position until his departure from the club in 2010.

In La Liga competitions, Raúl is the fifth highest goalscorer in the history of the tournament with 228 goals, behind Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Telmo Zarra and fellow Real Madrid legend Hugo Sánchez. He is also the highest Spanish scorer in European leagues, with 256 goals, scoring 228 goals in La Liga and 28 goals in the Bundesliga. Moreover, he is the second most capped player in the history of the Spanish competition, with 550 games played, just behind Andoni Zubizarreta (622 games). Leaving Real Madrid in 2010 and signing for Schalke 04, he scored the 400th goal of his career in February 2012. He signed with the Qatari team Al Sadd in 2012. He won the Qatar Stars League in his first season and he reached 1,000 games played in his career; he is one of only 18 players to have achieved this landmark.

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Greats Of The Game | Alessandro Del Piero, Forward

Del Piero is widely regarded by players, pundits, and managers as one of the greatest players of his generation, and as one of the best Italian players of all time, winning the Serie A Italian Footballer of the Year award in 1998 and 2008. A prolific goal-scorer, he is currently the second highest all-time Italian top-scorer in all competitions, with 346 goals, behind only Silvio Piola, with 390 goals; he is also the joint ninth highest goalscorer in Serie A history, with 188 goals, alongside Giuseppe Signori and Alberto Gilardino. After beginning his career with Italian club Padova in Serie B in 1991, he moved to Juventus F.C. in 1993, where he played for 19 seasons (11 as captain), and holds the club records for most goals (290) and appearances (705). During his time at the club, he won six Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia, four Supercoppa Italiana titles, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the UEFA Intertoto Cup, and the Intercontinental Cup. After leaving the club in 2012, he also spent two seasons with Australian side Sydney FC; he retired after a season with Delhi Dynamos FC in the Indian Super League, in 2014.

Del Piero has scored in every competition in which he has participated. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA’s centenary celebrations. In the same year, he was also voted into the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll, a list of the 50 best European players of the past 50 years. Along with six awards in Italy for gentlemanly conduct, he has also won the Golden Foot award, which pertains to personality as well as playing ability.

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Greats Of The Game - Hernan Crespo, Forward

Scored over 300 goals in a career spanning 19 years. At international level, Crespo scored 35 goals and is Argentina’s third highest goalscorer behind only Gabriel Batistuta and Lionel Messi. He played in three FIFA World Cups: 1998, 2002, 2006. At club level, Crespo was the world’s most expensive player when he was bought by Lazio from Parma in 2000 for €56 million (£35.5M). He was top scorer in the 2000–01 Serie A with 26 goals, playing for Lazio.

Crespo’s awards include three Serie A scudetti, a Copa Libertadores, a Premier League title and an Olympic Games silver medal. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Crespo never received a red card during his career.

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Greats Of The Game - Roberto Baggio, Forward/Attacking-Midfielder

A technically gifted, creative playmaker and a set piece specialist renowned for his curling free-kicks and goalscoring, Baggio is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all-time. In 1999, he came fourth in the FIFA Player of the Century internet poll, and was chosen on the FIFA World Cup Dream Team in 2002. In 1993, he was named FIFA World Player of the Year and won the Ballon d'Or. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100, a list of the world’s greatest living players.

In 2002, Baggio became the first Italian player in over 50 years to score more than 300 career goals; he is currently the fourth-highest scoring Italian in all competitions with 318 goals. In 2004, during the final season of his career, Baggio became the first player in over 30 years to score 200 goals in Serie A, and is currently the seventh-highest goalscorer of all time in Serie A, with 205 goals. In 1990, he moved from Fiorentina to Juventus for a world record transfer fee. Baggio has won two Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a UEFA Cup, playing for seven different Italian clubs during his career: Vicenza, Fiorentina, Juventus, Milan, Bologna, Internazionale and Brescia.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Speech in his at Bernabeu Ceremony October 2 , 2015 (X)

For me it’s an honour to receive this prize. I never would have imagined when I wore this shirt for the first time I would be the highest goalscorer in the team’s history, that I would beat my friend Raul, and the late Alfredo di Stefano. 
‘I’m very happy. In the first place I would like to thank my team-mates, because without them, this never would have been possible.
'I’d also like to thank my coaches. Pellegrini, Mourinho, (Carlo) Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez. They have always helped me in my career. To the foundation, the staff and the physios.
'If I have forgotten anyone I ask for forgiveness, because this isn’t an easy moment for me to speak. 'I’d also like to thank the media, even though lately I’ve been a bit of a bastard with them, but it’s my way of being.
'And my friends as well. Jorge Mendes, and my mother. And the president for this beautiful event that’s exciting, and one I did not expect. 'For this, thank you to everyone, and Hala Madrid!' 

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Birthday With Numbers  | February 5 , 1985 

1: First senior goal – on 7 October 2002 – came for Sporting Clube de Portugal in a Liga game against Moreirense FC; in a sign of things to come, he added a second.
2: Second-highest goalscorer in European Cup history – group stage to final – with 72 goals. 
3: Most European Golden Shoe awards (a feat shared with Lionel Messi). 
4: First Spanish-based player to hit more than a half-century of goals for four consecutive seasons (in all competitions, Europe included) – 2010/11–2013/14. 
5: One of only five players to have won three or more Ballons d'Or.
 6: Major international tournaments played at – three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships. 
7: Shirt number throughout most of his career. 
8: Longest scoring run in successive UEFA Champions League matches (2013/14).
9: Joint-record for most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League group stage (2013/14).
10: First player to claim ten goals or more in three consecutive UEFA Champions League campaigns (2011/12–2013/14). 
11: Age at which he joined Sporting. 
12: Goals in his last 13 appearances for Portugal. 
13: Seasons as a professional, during which time he has registered 463 goals for club and country. 
14: Number of games between his first and second goals for Manchester United FC. 
15: Successive months of scoring in every Liga home game, from October 2013 to January 2015. 
16: European goals for Manchester United, from a career total of 73. 
17: Record for most goals netted in a single European Cup season (2013/14). 
18: Age at which he joined United from Sporting for a fee of around €17.5m in summer 2003. 
19: First player to score against all 19 rival Spanish Liga clubs in a single campaign (2011/12). 
20: First player to amass 20 Liga away goals in a season (2010/11). 
21: His maiden UEFA Champions League triumph with United came on 21 May 2008. 
22: Straight wins for Real Madrid in all competitions this term, during which time Ronaldo plundered 28 goals. 
23: Record for most goals in UEFA European Championship games, qualifying and final tournaments combined. 
24: His second UEFA Champions League title – Madrid’s ‘Décima’ – came on 24 May 2014. 25: The age he said he feels when questioned after his latest Ballon d'Or success. 
26: Liga goals scored in his first season at Madrid (2009/10). 
27: Hat-tricks for Madrid, one away from Alfredo Di Stéfano’s record. 
28: Shirt number in his first senior campaign with Sporting. 
29: The age at which he became Portugal’s all-time leading marksman, surpassing Pauleta’s haul of 47 with a brace in a friendly win against Cameroon in March 2014.
30: Years on the clock!

But guys – he became the third highest goalscorer of all time AT THE STADIUM WHERE HE HAD HIS FIRST NT DEBUT after an entire season full of heavy critique and doubt and struggles.

I’m so happy for Poldi.  SO SO SO happy.

Complete list of Messi's records

WORLD 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)

EUROPEAN RECORDS

  • 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

SPANISH RECORDS

  • 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

BARCELONA RECORDS

  • 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)

ARGENTINA RECORDS

  • 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
Lionel Messi's Rcords List

Messi World Records

  • Only player to win the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player, Pichichi trophy and Golden Boot in the same season: 2009/10
  • 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 goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: 4 goals (shared with Denilson and Mohamed Aboutrika)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 21 matches (33 goals)
  • First footballer ever to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league

Messi European Records

  • Most European Golden Shoe awards: 3 (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • 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 UEFA Champions League: 4 hat-tricks
  • Highest scorer in a UEFA Champions League game: 5 goals (shared with Luiz Adriano)
  • Only player to score in 22 different cities in the European Cup
  • Only player to finish Champions League top scorer in 4 consecutive seasons (2008/09 - 2011/12)
  • Most goals scored in Champions League history: 75 goals
  • Most appearances in the FIFPro World XI: 7 times (2007-2013) (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)

Messi Spanish Records

  • Most away goals scored in La Liga history: 107 goals
  • Most goals scored in La Liga in a season: 50 goals
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: 8 hat-tricks
  • 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
  • Most goals scored in El Clásico matches: 21 goals
  • First footballer to score more than 25 goals in five consecutive La Liga seasons (shared with Cristiano Ronaldo)
  • All time highest goalscorer in La Liga: 256 goals

Messi Barcelona Records

  • All time Barcelona top scorer in all games: 399 goals
  • All time Barcelona top scorer in official competitions: 371 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in La Liga: 253 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in UEFA Champions League: 74 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in European competitions: 75 goals
  • Barcelona top scorer in international competitions: 79 goals
  • Most hat-tricks in official competitions for Barcelona: 28 hat-tricks
  • Most hat-tricks in La Liga for Barcelona: 21 hat-tricks
  • Most goals scored in Derbi Barceloní (Catalan derby): 12 goals 

Messi Argentina Records

  • Most goals scored in a year (national team): 12 goals (shared with Gabriel Batistuta)

Overall 34 records!