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Ronaldo wins another Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo wins another Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid’s star player, Ronaldo is known across the globe for being a fantastic footballer so few would argue that he has not deserved his fourth Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo was unable to accept the award in person as was in Japan helping Real Madrid prepare for their FIFA Club World Cup match against Japanese side Kashima Antlers. […]

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Jake’s Football Greats: Luis Suarez

Jake’s Football Greats: Luis Suarez

  Luis Suarez is a highly talented footballer, who plays for the Spanish side FC Barcelona. He’s a renowned striker and plays alongside fellow greats Messi and Neymar. He was born on the 24th January 1987 in Salto, Uruguay and christened Luis Alberto Diaz; Luis Suarez has six brothers and when he was younger, to earn […]

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Barca beaten by giant-killers Atletico Madrid

Barca beaten by giant-killers Atletico Madrid

  Possibly the favourites to win the Champions League, Barcelona have been knocked out in a dramatic turn of events. They were certainly favourites to win their quarterfinal tie against Atletico Madrid, after their 2-1 win at the Nou Camp, and with Messi in their ranks who would have bet against them? But the little […]

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Magic Messi strikes again!

Magic Messi strikes again!

Every football fan knows and loves Barcelona striker Lionel Messi. Earlier this week, the little magician wowed the world once again with his amazing ability to dribble past defenders and in seconds turn a game on its head. Messi has won the Ballon D’or four times and is looking to make it 5 in December. […]

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YJA Football Correspondent picks his ‘Top Ten’ strikers

YJA Football Correspondent picks his ‘Top Ten’ strikers

Now something you footy fans have been waiting for. After weeks of careful deliberation, and a close study of very recent form, Dylan, YJA’s Football Correspondent, picks his ten best European strikers. Karim Benzema- Real Madrid In tenth place, it is Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner in crime, Karim Benzema. Cristiano Ronaldo is a tough competition to […]

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Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look to keep up their rivalry as both are showing impressive form. Certainly, fans across the world cannot wait for when Barcelona play Real Madrid later this month. Ronaldo has not been without his critics this season but scored two incredible goals earlier this year. His main rival, Lionel Messi has had a […]

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How ridiculous are footballers’ wages?

How ridiculous are footballers’ wages?

Questions have been asked over the last few weeks about how ridiculous footballers’ wages have become and BBC’s recent article comparing the salary you earn to top footballers has certainly caused a stir. If you earned £5 pocket money a week you would have had to start in 4,226,757 BC to match Lionel Messi’s annual […]

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Messi to say adios to Barcelona?

Messi to say adios to Barcelona?

F.C Barcelona president, Joseph Maria Bartemeu, has told a local radio station that Lionel Messi is happy to stay at Camp Nou. However, even Leo himself confessed that he wasn’t sure about his future in Spain. Leo Messi started his career in Barcelona back in 2000. At only twenty-four years of age, he became Barca’s […]

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Messi 4-3 Ronaldo- How will the Ballon D’or match finish?

Messi 4-3 Ronaldo- How will the Ballon D’or match finish?

Last night the Ballon D’or took place. The Ballon D’or takes place in the first two weeks of January, congratulating the best player in the world for 2014. Messi won the award four times in a row from 2009 to 2012, with Ronaldo finishing as runner-up on three occasions, before the Portuguese reversed the trend […]

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Analysing Netherlands-Argentina shootout

Analysing Netherlands-Argentina shootout

This Wednesday, Argentina and the Netherlands played out a dramatic penalty shootout to book their place in the twentieth FIFA World Cup final.