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Messi And Ronaldo Omitted From UEFA Men’s POTY Nominations
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Messi And Ronaldo Omitted From UEFA Men’s POTY Nominations

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been omitted from the nominations for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year awards. For the first time in 10 years, the two greatest players of the modern game do not appear on the shortlist for the awards, for which Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski are considered favourites to win. Despite their confirmed places in the pantheon of the greats, few could argue with the decision not to nominate Messi and Ronaldo after the 2019/20 season. While Ronaldo did help Juventus to win yet another Serie A title, both Juve and Barcelona were eliminated from the Champions League before the latter stages. While both Ronaldo and Messi bagged a rather disappointing three goals apiece in eight Champions League matches, Lewandowski scored 15 on his way t...
Neuer Would Have Deserved Ballon D’or Over Lewandowski – Joachim Low
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Neuer Would Have Deserved Ballon D’or Over Lewandowski – Joachim Low

There will be a Ballon d’Or winner this year, but Joachim Low would have voted for Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer. Joachim Low believes Manuel Neuer’s Champions League final performance shows he would have deserved the 2020 Ballon d’Or ahead of Bayern Munich team-mate Robert Lewandowski. France Football announced it would not present its annual award for the world’s best player this year due to the coronavirus pandemic which halted some domestic competitions in 2019-20, including Ligue 1. The decision has prompted suggestions Lewandowski has been harshly treated, having appeared the standout candidate to succeed Lionel Messi after his 55 goals fired Bayern to a stunning treble. The striker, who was named Germany’s Footballer of the Year, last week agreed he deserved the...
‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs
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‘I hated football’ – Ozil & Neuer’s former international team-mate admits playing Bundesliga games on drugs

Chinedu Ede has retired from football to pursue a career in music, and has admitted to still being under the residual effects of drugs while playing A former international team-mate of Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Mats Hummels has admitted he used to play in the Bundesliga while under the residual effects of drugs. Chinedu Ede was a member of Germany’s victorious 2009 Under-21 European Championship squad, and played in the German top flight for Mainz and Hertha Berlin among other clubs. Now 33, he retired from the game last year and is now pursuing a career in music.
Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern
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Salihamidzic: Neuer knows he is appreciated at Bayern

The goalkeeper had expressed his anger that details of his contract negotiation had been leaked Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer knows that he has the full support of the club, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has said. Neuer was left furious after details of his contract negotiations were leaked to the press, which had appeared to increase the likelihood of the 34-year-old goalkeeper departing the club. However, Salihamidzic says that the situation has been discussed internally and that the 92-time capped Germany international has been placated, though he did admit there has been no resolution to the negotiation.
He is clearly our number one’ – Neuer given Bayern assurances as Rummenigge fires warning to agents
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He is clearly our number one’ – Neuer given Bayern assurances as Rummenigge fires warning to agents

The club's head coach Hansi Flick has reassured the Germany international over his place in the team following the signing of Alexander Nubel Hansi Flick has vowed Manuel Neuer will stay as Bayern Munich's first-choice goalkeeper next season. And in a stark warning that underlines the system of meritocracy at Bayern, Flick stressed the incoming Alexander Nubel will face a battle for a seat on the bench. Neuer and Bayern are in contract talks, with the experienced Germany international having just under 15 months remaining on his deal. The 34-year-old has dismissed talk he wants a new five-year contract and both sides appear to want a resolution to keep Neuer at the club. Head coach Flick considers him a key part of the Bayern side, telling Kicker: "Manuel Neuer is clearly our ...
Top 5 Highest Paid Goalkeeper In The World So Far
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Top 5 Highest Paid Goalkeeper In The World So Far

Here are the top 5 highest paid goalkeeper, it will be updated as times goes on. 5) Petr Cech Petr Cech is a professional football player who plays as the goalkeeper. He has currently taken his leave from the Czech Republic national football team where he played from 2002 to 2016. He made 124 international appearances with the Czech Republic national team. Team – Arsenal Annual Salary – $6.1 million Net Worth – $22 million However, he is one of the highest paid goalkeepers and currently playing for the Premier League club Arsenal. In 1999, he started his professional career with Chmel BIsany and in 2001, he joined with Sparta Prague. Salary & Net Worth He made a four years contract with the Gunners on 29th June 2015 in exchange for £10 million. However, he is currently rece...
Bayern threaten Germany boycott in Neuer row
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Bayern threaten Germany boycott in Neuer row

Uli Hoeness has threatened that Bayern Munich will no longer release players for the Germany national team if Marc-Andre ter Stegen replaces Manuel Neuer as the country's No. 1. According to Sport Bild, Hoeness warned the German FA that the fight for the first-choice goalkeeping spot could have dramatic consequences for them. He reportedly said Bayern "will never accept a change of guard" in the national team's goal following the 3-0 Champions League win against Red Star last Wednesday. When asked about Ter Stegen potentially replacing Neuer as Germany's No. 1, Hoeness was quoted as saying: "If that happens, we will no longer release players for the national team." However, Hoeness' words ring hollow because FIFA regulations stipulate that "clubs are obliged to release their re...
‘I’m pain free’ – Neuer eager for Bayern success after two injury-hit seasons
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‘I’m pain free’ – Neuer eager for Bayern success after two injury-hit seasons

The goalkeeper is on course to recapture his best for Bayern Munich after recovering from injuries that have set him back over the last two campaigns Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer has declared himself fresh and pain-free after two seasons tainted by injury. Germany goalkeeper Neuer battled thumb and calf problems last term after missing almost the entire 2017-18 season due to a metatarsal fracture. Rumours of retirement spread during April but the 33-year-old dismissed that possibility and regained fitness in time for the DFB-Pokal triumph over RB Leipzig in late May.
Bayern Munich 3 RB Leipzig 0: Lewandowski’s brace helps secure domestic double
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Bayern Munich 3 RB Leipzig 0: Lewandowski’s brace helps secure domestic double

Bayern Munich secured a domestic double for the first time since the 2015-16 season as they beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the DFB-Pokal final. Robert Lewandowski's double and a thumping finish from Kingsley Coman ensured Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 to win the DFB-Pokal and complete a domestic double in Niko Kovac's first season. Having secured a seventh straight Bundesliga title last time out, Bayern went ahead against a resilient Leipzig - featuring in their first ever major final - thanks to Lewandowski's wonderful 29th-minute header. Things would have been different if not for Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who on his return from injury pulled off a pair of fantastic stops to deny Yussuf Poulsen and Emil Forsberg.
Mueller’s horseplay eases nerves as Bayern return to title race
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Mueller’s horseplay eases nerves as Bayern return to title race

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller hopes that superior horsepower will keep his team ahead of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga title race on a tough trip to Freiburg this Saturday. With Bayern and Dortmund separated only by goal difference at the top of the table and set to face each other next weekend, it promises to be a nervy few weeks for the reigning champions. Yet Mueller cut through the tension and had Munich chuckling this week when he named a horse after team mate Manuel Neuer. Mueller, whose wife Lisa is a dressage rider, said in an Instagram post that he had named the newborn foal Manuel because it shared its birthday with the Bayern goalkeeper, who turned 33 on Wednesday. But coach Niko Kovac has warned that Bayern are unlikely to win at a canter in Freiburg on...
Neuer Back From Injury Ahead of Liverpool Clash
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Neuer Back From Injury Ahead of Liverpool Clash

Manuel Neuer says he is fit to return for Bayern Munich ahead of their last-16 Champions League first leg away to Liverpool. The Germany goalkeeper has been out of action with a thumb injury but is available to face Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Friday. Bayern lost 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen in Neuer’s absence and needed extra time to beat Hertha Berlin in the DFB-Pokal, although they won 3-1 against Schalke in their last match. Sven Ulreich has been deputising for Neuer, as he did throughout the 32-year-old’s lengthy absence due to a foot injury last season. But Bayern captain Neuer says he is ready and available for the trip to Augsburg, as well as the Anfield clash with Liverpool on Tuesday. “Yesterday went well. Today went well,” he told Bayern’s website. “I’ve joined in wi...
Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen
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Lewandowski: I Used Ice Hockey Trick To Score Against Leverkusen

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has explained that his goal against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday owes much to watching ice hockey players. The Poland international scored his 37th of the season with a deft touch to deflect a shot from Javi Martinez beyond Bernd Leno and into the net. His effort arrived just three minutes into the DFB Pokal semi-final, which Bayern claimed by a 6-2 margin, with the poacher adding another shortly afterwards following a Franck Ribery cross. “I know this trick from the scorers in ice hockey,” the 29-year-old admitted to Bild. “I’ve done it three or four times, getting a slight deflection to score. You need good timing, a good attitude and a good position. “It makes it much more difficult for the opponents and especially the goalkeeper, a sl...
Just 4 United players In Matt Le Tissier’s Man Utd & Tottenham Combined XI
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Just 4 United players In Matt Le Tissier’s Man Utd & Tottenham Combined XI

Explaining his selections, Le Tissier said: "For me, David de Gea is out on his own as the best Premier League goalkeeper, with Hugo Lloris and Thibaut Courtois in the next tier. De Gea is challenging to be the best in the world with Manuel Neuer. "At right-back I'm going with Kieran Trippier for one reason and that is quality of delivery in the final third. Antonio Valencia frustrates me with the way he thinks he can cross through people, smashing the ball with his head down. "United have had a problem at left-back whereas Tottenham have two good options and, assuming everybody is fully fit, my top pick would be Danny Rose. "Then Toby Alderweireld has been one of the most consistent and best centre-backs in the the league for several years and Jan Vertonghen has improved again this sea...
De Gea Has Shown He’s The Best Keeper In The World, Says Man Utd Colleague Young
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De Gea Has Shown He’s The Best Keeper In The World, Says Man Utd Colleague Young

David de Gea is now the “number one” goalkeeper in world football, according to Manchester United team-mate Ashley Young. Following a testing start to his time at Old Trafford, which saw questions asked of his suitability to life in the Premier League, the Spain international has emerged as a global star. He has been a model of consistency for the Red Devils in recent years, with his high standards landing him three Player of the Year awards. United appear to have come through their post-Sir Alex Ferguson slump, but De Gea remains a key figure and Young believes that his performances have now carried him above the likes of Bayern Munich’s World Cup winner Manuel Neuer and to the very top of the game. Young told MUTV on the talented 26-year-old: "I don't think there is [anyone better]. ...
Hertha Berlin Vs. Bayern Munich: Probable Line-Ups And Stats In This Round
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Hertha Berlin Vs. Bayern Munich: Probable Line-Ups And Stats In This Round

There may be some tired legs in the Hertha squad after Thursday's UEFA Europa League defeat in Östersund, although Rune Jarstein, Karim Rekik, Marvin Plattenhardt and Mathew Leckie were all rested in Sweden and should return to the starting line-up. In the absence of suspended captain Vedad Ibisevic and injured duo Davie Selke and Julian Schieber, Pal Dardai is without a recognised centre-forward, but Alexander Esswein, Salomon Kalou and Ondrej Duda are all options. All eyes at the Olympiastadion will be on Sagnol, though, as he attempts to get Bayern back on track following their 3-0 UEFA Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain, which spelled the end of Ancelotti's reign. The former right-back, who enjoyed his greatest successes with Bordeaux playing a 4-3-1-2 formation in 2014/15...
Humble And Hard Working: The Qualities Of Keylor Navas
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Humble And Hard Working: The Qualities Of Keylor Navas

One of three finalists for The Best FIFA Goalkeeper 2017 award, the 30-year-old’s impact for both club and country draws plenty of admiration. Not only did Navas play his part in leading Madrid to a season of silverware that included a FIFA Club World Cup title and a second consecutive UEFA Champions League crown in 2016/17, his performances in goal for Costa Rica have Los Ticos in a strong position to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. It is those contributions that may lead Navas to the prestigious honour of being named the world’s top goalkeeper of the year when The Best FIFA Football Awards™ are presented next month. For his Costa Rica team-mates, the custodian’s nomination alongside Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon and Germany’s Manuel Neuer is well merited. “I think he des...
Ancelotti Defends Bayern Fitness Coach After Neuer Injury
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Ancelotti Defends Bayern Fitness Coach After Neuer Injury

Carlo Ancelotti says Bayern Munich fitness coach Giovanni Mauri is not to blame for Manuel Neuer's latest foot injury. The Germany international has been forced to undergo surgery on a fractured left metatarsal and is expected to be out of action until January. It is the same foot Neuer broke during the Champions League quarter-final second-leg loss to Real Madrid that kept him sidelined for the final few weeks of last season. President Uli Hoeness is reportedly unhappy with Bayern's medical staff amid suggestions they declared Neuer ready to return to action too quickly, but Ancelotti insists Mauri is not at fault. "When Manu began to play again, we thought it was the right time," the Bayern head coach told a news conference. "It was very unfortunate, of course, because he's now out f...
‘Lewandowski’s Attacked Bayern’ – Club Told To Dutch Star Striker
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‘Lewandowski’s Attacked Bayern’ – Club Told To Dutch Star Striker

Bayern Munich should sell Robert Lewandowski and build a German core for the future if the Polish striker is not happy with the club’s recruitment policy, says Stefan Effenberg. Despite continuing to dominate the domestic scene in the Bundesliga, Bayern crashed out of last season’s Champions League at the quarter-final stage to Real Madrid. They have since seen the likes of Paris Saint-Germain spend big in the pursuit of major honours, while rivals in the Premier League and Serie A have also invested heavily in their respective ranks. Lewandowski has been outspoken in his views of Bayern’s project, telling Spiegel: “Bayern has to come up with something new and be creative, if the club wants to keep luring world-class players to Munich. And if you want to keep up at the very highest leve...
Bayern’s Lewandowski Voted Bundesliga’s Top Outfield Player
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Bayern’s Lewandowski Voted Bundesliga’s Top Outfield Player

Bayern Munich attacker Robert Lewandowski has been voted best outfield player this season by his fellow Bundesliga players. Lewandowski scored 30 goals in 33 appearances (31 starts) for Bayern and 25 percent of the 248 Bundesliga players voting in kicker’s poll rated him the best outfield performer over the course of the season — ahead of RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. Lewandowski, 28, secured his third straight Bundesliga title this season (2015, 2016, 2017), adding to successive title wins under Jurgen Klopp at former club Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Dortmund could only finish third, despite being voted the best performer during the first half of the season and outscoring Lewandowski 31-30 to win Kicker’s prestigious Torjagerkanone for fin...
The FIFA Football Awards 2016 Winners
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The FIFA Football Awards 2016 Winners

FIFA FIFAPro World11: Manuel Neuer, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA Fan Award 2016: Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool supporters The Best FIFA Women's Coach: Silvia Neid FIFA Fair Play Award 2016: Atletico Nacional The Best FIFA Men's Coach: Claudio Ranieri Outstanding Career Award: Falcao FIFA Puskás Award: Mohd Faiz Subri The Best FIFA Women's Player: Carli Lloyd The Best FIFA Men's Player: Cristiano Ronaldo