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Is Angel Gomes the next Ronaldo?

Is Angel Gomes the next Ronaldo?

It’s unlikely that many YJA readers will have heard of Angel Gomes but he could soon become a household name. The highly talented, but relatively unknown, 17-year-old had his chance to impress the Manchester United fans in last season’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, replacing Rooney late in the second half (see image). Gomes also […]

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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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Pupil reveals his shortlist for ‘European Player of the Year’

Pupil reveals his shortlist for ‘European Player of the Year’

  Hi, I’m Josh from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy. Regular YJA readers will know I’m a big football fan! This week, I’ve been looking at the contenders for European Player of the Year. There are loads of quality players in the European leagues but these players are my standouts:         Manuel Neuer […]

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Fran’s Football Focus: 9

Fran’s Football Focus: 9

Around school this week, Year 6 Fran, from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy, has been listening out for the most interesting footy chit chat to include in his series. Here are the stories that he’s chosen for his latest gossip column:   Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 31, and 29-year-old defender Sergio Ramos, who have been linked with moves to Manchester […]

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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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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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Spot Kick Specialists

Spot Kick Specialists

A penalty kick is football’s most nerve racking phase of play, where one player steps up under the glare of thousands of fans and TV viewers to score from only 12 yards out.

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Ronaldo silences the ‘Great’ Messi

Ronaldo silences the ‘Great’ Messi

It’s a question you simply cannot escape if you are a football fan; who is better Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

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The Colombian assassin

The Colombian assassin

Given the start he’s made to this season it seems Atletico Madrid’s Radamel Falcao may give his La Liga rivals more than a run for their money.