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Revealed: 20 Fastest Football Players Today

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In their latest version, a video game called FIFA 17 ranked Dortmund’s striker Pierre – Emerick Aubameyang as the fastest football player in the world and only 3 Premier League stars make the top 20 list.

Surprisingly the likes of Arsenal’s rapid man Theo Walcott and United’s paceman Antonio Valencia do not appear on the list.

Here is the top 20 ranking:

(PAC stands for Pace rating)

20.Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas) – 93 PAC

 

19.Ahmed Musa (Leicester) – 93 PAC

 

18.Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) – 93 PAC

 

17.Bruma (Galatasaray) – 93 PAC

 

16.Jordi Alba (Barcelona) – 93 PAC

 

15.Raheem Sterling (Man City) – 93 PAC

 

14.Lucas Moura (PSG) – 93 PAC

 

13.Jonas Aguirre (Roasrio) – 94 PAC

 

12.Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps) – 94 PAC

 

11.Nnamdi Oduamadi (Milan) – 94 PAC

 

10.Ryo Miyaichi (St Pauli) – 94 PAC

 

9.Jefferson Cuero (Monarcas Morelia) – 94 PAC

 

8.Hector Villalba (Atlanta United) – 94 PAC

 

7.Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – 94 PAC

 

6.Ernest Asante (FC Nordsjælland) – 95 PAC

 

5.Jurgen Damm (Tigres) – 95 PAC

 

4.Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – 95 PAC

 

3.Jonathan Biabiany (Inter) – 95 PAC

 

2.Mathis Bolly (Greuther Fürth) – 96 PAC

 

1.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – 96 PAC

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4 Reasons Messi Should Win The 2016 Ballon D’Or

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Not really easy to discover the player who will win this coming Ballon d’Or. We’re still waiting for the last vote and announcement. Football fans around the world are still debating about the issue.

Who will be 2016 Ballon d’Or winner? Is it Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi? Is it Real Madrid maestro Cristiano Ronaldo? Or will be another one else from La Liga or from any other league all over the world?

Many have already tipped Ronaldo to win it, but they might be wrong because there are other 29 players who were nominated and are still eligible to win it.

Now let’s take a look at 4 reasons why Barcelona forward should win the 2016 Ballon d’Or.

4. His incredible scoring record

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Cristiano Ronaldo might be the king of goalscoring at the moment but Messi is not too far behind in that category. Messi managed 26 goals in La Liga alone last season and scored 41 in 49 appearances across all competitions.

Messi was responsible for assisting 26 of Barcelona’s goals last season in all competitions so in total 67 goals were a result of him directly. Ronaldo was directly involved in 66 goals in all competitions, which makes this comparison reasonable.

Considering Messi also missed two months of action last season due to injury he could have even scored more than his Real Madrid counterpart.

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Top 10 Football Clubs With Most Profits In 2015-16 Champions League

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During the 2015-16 season, the 10 most profitable teams following their Champions League participation, performances and market pool.

When it comes to making money owning, we usually know that Premier League giants Manchester United always come on top.

However, on this round Red Devils are out of the list because they failed to reach the knock out stage of UEFA Champions League after being beaten 3-2 by Wolfsburg in their last game.

Money from the market pool was divided according to the proportional value of the national TV market allocated to each individual club, a number of clubs featured knock out stage or other stages and among other factors.

Each of the 32 clubs that participated in the group stage of the competition collected £12million, and group stage wins and draws also brought about performance bonuses.

What will surprise you as a football fan, is that the European Champions Real Madrid are not topping the list. Now, who is the most profitable by now? Let’s take a look at top 10 football clubs in Europe with most profits following their Champions League participation and performances.

10. Arsenal: £53,423,000

 

Arsenal secured a place for the Last 16 of the Champions League at the last minute after their 3-0 victory over Olympiacos last season, but they made £53,423,000 on profits. The Gunners made £12 million as a participation bonus, £4.8 million for their performances, £31 million as a market pool, and £5.5 million for reaching the Round of 16.

 

9. Barcelona: £56,552,000

Everyone expects Barcelona to be at least among the top five on this list, but they sit in the 9th place. The Catalan giants reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season, where they were knocked out by La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Barcelona made a total of £56,552,000 last season, mainly because of the Spanish market pool being divided among three teams. The Blaugrana made £12 million as a participation bonus, £7.4 million for their performances, £25.6 million from the market pool, £5.5 million for reaching the Round of 16, and £6 million for reaching the quarter-finals.

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The FIFA Best Men’s Player Award 2016 Shortlist Announced

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FIFA have announced their 23-man shortlist for Best Men’s Player 2016 after ending their association with the Ballon d’Or.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have both been included alongside Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante, who won the title with Leicester City.

The list in full was posted on FIFA’s Twitter feed on Friday and the winner will be decided on 9 January by a vote split between national team captains and players, selected media representatives, and a global fan poll.

Cristiano Ronaldo is hot favourite to take home the prize after winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and the 2016 European Championship with Portugal last season.

The Shortlist In Full

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).

A three-man shortlist will be confirmed on 2 December.

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10 Great Players Who Rejected Barcelona

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Barcelona is the club in the world of football that every player dreams to play for. The Catalan giants are one of the biggest and best clubs in the world and it is not often players reject the opportunity to move there.

But you could be surprised to see or to hear world class players who have rejected the opportunity to play for the Barcelona. I think it would be madness.

Now, let’s take a look at 10 world class football players who rejected Barcelona’s offer to join small clubs or Blaugrana’s rivals.

10. Harry Kewell

Former Australia winger Harry Kewell, who was an outstanding forward at Leeds United, challenged himself when he rejected offers from the big clubs of Europe such as Chelsea, Arsenal, both Milan clubs and lastly, Barcelona, to sign for Liverpool in 2003.

9. Ayoze Perez

Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez was a convincing young player when he was playing for his boyhood club Tenerife.

His incredible talent captured several interests from big European big clubs including two of the world’s biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

However, the young Spaniard rejected a move to his home country and chose the Premier League side Newcastle United to join manager Alan Pardew.

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