Players and their Hometowns: Dani Alves | Juazeiro | Bahia, Brazil
I loved reading this, so I wanted to share it. I think a player’s style speaks volumes about his personality. I am not saying all players with these 3 types of style behave the same way, but I could think of many players who actually fit these 3 categories. Xavi, and Iker in the second category. Mats Hummels fits in the 3rd category :D
Footballers with Beautiful Smiles: Kaká (requested by anon)
Unsung Heroes: Dani Alves
Why I love him:
he is the perfect player: right-back, right-midfielder, right-winger, center-forward, central midfielder, support striker, tackler and playmaker, all wrapped into one, hyperactive ball. Athlete and aesthete, ultra-talented and ultra-competitive, a footballing Sonic the Hedgehog, in your face and in your penalty area. And his own.
God gives gifts to everyone. Some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it. - Ronaldinho
Pele (talking about the Spain NT and 1970’s Brazil NT)
What I really really dislike about this man is that I feel like he is terrified of being forgotten. He wants everyone to know and remember he was once considered the best player. Legends like Cruyff, Gerd Müller, Beckenbauer even Maradona (who is known to have a not so likable personality) like seeing new players succeed. They understand they had their time and people will never forget that, they want to see players make new record. But Pele…this bitter man is always trying to put down one person or another.
May be he was too self-absorbed to notice that the last FIFA top 11 were filled with Spanish players. Spain is the only country that features 3 world class keepers including Casillas who is just out of this world, has defenders like Puyol, Ramos, Pique. Arbeloa and Alba are getting better by the day. Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc, Xabi Alonso are currently world’s best midfielders. Even without scoring Torres is one heck of a player. How does Spain only have 2 or 3 great players?? Spain has a very rich squad when it comes to quality.