Greats Of The Game - Gary Lineker, Striker

Began his football career at Leicester City and finished as the First Division’s joint top goalscorer in 1984–85. He then moved to League Champions Everton where he developed as a clinical finisher, scoring 30 goals in 41 games. His first team honours came at Barcelona, where he won the Copa del Rey in 1988 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1989. He returned to England in 1989, joining Tottenham Hotspur, and over three seasons he scored 67 goals in 105 games and won the FA Cup. Lineker’s final club was Nagoya Grampus Eight and he retired in 1994 after two seasons at the Japanese side.

Lineker made his England debut in 1984, earning 80 caps and scoring forty-eight goals over an eight-year international career, finishing as England’s second highest scorer behind Bobby Charlton, before he was overtaken by Wayne Rooney. His international goals-to-games ratio remains one of the best for the country and he is regarded as one of the all-time best English strikers. He was top scorer in the 1986 World Cup and received the Golden Boot, the only time an Englishman has achieved this feat. He is also the only player to have won the English golden boot with three different clubs (Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur).

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July 14, 2017: Keisuke Honda nuevo jugador de Pachuca.

Los Tuzos anunciaron a su más reciente refuerzo en las primeras horas de este día, Keisuke Honda, se incorporará a Pachuca para disputar el Clausura 2017, la Copa MX C2017 y el Mundial de Clubes.

Honda quien es seleccionado japonés se integra a nuestra institución después de un fructífero paso por el fútbol europeo donde jugó en las ligas holandesa, rusa e italiana. En su última etapa dentro de este fútbol defendió los colores del AC Milan desde el 2014 a la fecha.

A continuación te presentamos la Ficha técnica de nuestro nuevo jugador.

Nombre: Keisuke Honda (本田 圭佑 )
Lugar de nacimiento: Osaka, Japón
Fecha de nacimiento: 13 de Junio de 1986
Edad: 31 años
Estatura: 1.82
Peso: 76 kg
Clubes anteriores: Nagoya Grampus Eight (2004-2007), VVV-Venlo (2007-2010), CSKA MOSCÚ  (2010-2013) AC Milán (2014-2017)
Palmarés con clubes: Eerste divisie (2009), Copa de Rusia (2011), Liga Premier de Rusia (2013), Copa de Rusia (2013), Supercopa de Rusia (2013), Supercopa de Italia (2016),
Palmarés con seleccion: Copa Kirin (2009), Copa asiática (2011)


Great Coaches:

Arsene Wenger (22.10.1949)


  • Ligue 1 (1): 1987–88
  • Coupe de France (1): 1990–91
  • Emperor’s Cup (1): 1995
  • J-League Super Cup (1): 1996
  • FA Premier League (3): 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
  • FA Cup (4): 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05
  • FA Community Shield (4): 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004


  • French Manager of the Year: 2008
  • J. League Manager of the Year: 1995
  • Officer of the British Empire: 2003
  • Onze d'Or Coach of The Year (4): 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Premier League Manager of the Season (3)1998, 2002, 2004
  • LMA Manager of the Year (2): 2001–02, 2003–04
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award (2): 2002, 2004
  • Freedom of Islington: 2004
  • FWA Tribute Award: 2005
  • English Football Hall of Fame: 2006Premier League Manager of the Month (12)March 1998, April 1998, October 2000, April 2002, September 2002, August 2003, February 2004, August 2004, September 2007, December 2007, February 2011, February 2012
  • World Coach of the Decade: 2001–2010


Amazing Goal by Dragan Stojkovic - as Manager!!!
Dragan Stojkovic successfully made a beautiful long-range shot from his bench.
Former Serbian international Dragan Stojkovic, now the manager of Japanese powerhouse Nagoya Grampus, showed his great skill in the J-league match against Yokohama Marinos held at the Yokohama International stadium. At the end of the game a Marinos player was injured and the GK kicked the ball out of the line to halt the game. Stojkovic directly kicked the ball back and it found its way into the goal after a bounce. Although the audience applauded him, the referee sent him off for his? kick was the “protest against referring”.

Wow. I still cannot believe this is no fake. (Thanks Mutlu!)

名古屋グランパス (Nagoya Grampus)

The Nagoya Grampus, formerly known as the Nagoya Grampus Eight, are a football club based in that play in the J. League. Based in Nagoya, Aichi and originally founded as the company team of the Toyota Motor Corp., it shares its home games between the Mizuho Athletic Stadium and the Toyota Stadium. It is one of the only five teams that have competed in the J. League top flight every year since its inception in 1993.

The column: Getting serious

After the 2nd game of this season, one thing is for sure: FC Tokyo ain’t back to figure. The team has showed that not only they can win as the did last week 0-1, but also that they can revert an adverse result against one of the strongest teams in Japan, the Nagoya Grampus, second in J1 last season.

This weeks game started quite slow, I must say, and it got even worse when FC Tokyo got to the end of the first half losing 0-1. But the second half, showed a renewed FC Tokyo, with great combinations, a strong defense, and precise anticipations that allowed the team to retain a big percentage of ball possession. This lead to creating more and more goal occasions, and ultimately to turn the score into a 3-1. The game ended 3-2, but the game was never in danger for FC Tokyo.

Things to note: the extraordinary game by Ishikawa (18), he scored the 1-1, and the 3-1 with great technique; also some concerns about the couple of minutes after Nagoya Grampus scored the second goal, where I saw FC Tokyo players hesitating a bit. This is J1, and if you hesitate, you’ll probably suffer. Next game is serious, Champions League against Beijing, let’s see how it goes…