Soccer has always been considered one of the oldest and hardest games to play. This year, the FIFA World Cup officially kicked off worldwide. After watching some great matches, I got inspired to write down my top five football stars.
Cristiano Ronaldo- Portugal (Real Madrid Football Club)
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Spanish club Juventus and the Portugal national team. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever and is often referred to simply as CR7 or The Chosen One.
Lionel Messi – Argentina (FC Barcelona)
Lionel Andrés Messi González is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. Born in Rosario, he started his career with Newell’s Old Boys before joining Boca Juniors at age 17. At 18, he moved to Europe to join the Italian club Bari, then played three seasons in Spain with Atlético Madrid. In June 2007, he transferred to English club Liverpool for £80 million ($140 million), becoming the second most expensive player in British transfer history after Gareth Bale’s move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in 2011.
Neymar Jr -Brazil (PSG FootballClub)
Neymar dos Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr., is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Spanish club Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil’s national team as a striker. He joined Santos’ youth academy at age nine. His father, Neymar Sr., encouraged him to become a professional player by allowing him to train with Santos full-time instead of completing his studies.
Luis Suárez – Uruguay (Barcelona Football Club)
Luis Suárez Salas is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays mainly as an attacking right winger or forwards for the Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team. He began his career at Danubio F.C. and joined River Plate in 2000 where he won the Copa Libertadores title in 2002. He eventually signed for Liverpool in July 2005 for a fee reported to be around £23 million.
Wayne Rooney England (Manchester United Football Club)
Wayne David Eric Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays as either a centre-forward or left-back for Premier League club Manchester United and England national team. Since making his debut for Everton against Stoke City in April 2004
Zlatan Ibrahimović Sweden (AC Milan Football Club)
Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional football player. He currently plays for the French side Paris Saint-Germier and the Sweden national team. Ibra joined Malmö in 2006 but remained there until 2012 when he moved to Inter Milan. He spent two years in Italy before moving to Barcelona in January 2014.
Ibrahimovic became PSG’s top scorer in Ligue 1 during the 2017/18 campaign with 31 goals. He was voted the best player in France that same year. In November 2018, Ibrahimovic had surgery done on a ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee. It was revealed later that the injury was suffered during
Gareth BaleWales (Tottenham Hotspur Football Club)
Gareth Owen Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as both a central defender and an attacking midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur and Wales. He has won seven major honours with Spurs: the FA Cup twice, the Carling Cup once and four league titles. Bale started playing for Cardiff City in August 2010. However, he did not find enough game time and was loaned out to Sheffield Wednesday in February 2011. He made his full international debut for Wales in November 2011.
Zinedine Zidane France (Juventus Football Club)
Zinedine Soufiane Zidane () is a former French professional footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Juventus F.C. He was born in Nancy, Lorraine. His surname means “son of Sidi” in Arabic. He started playing football as a teenager, joining AS Monaco FC where he stayed for ten years. After starring for French club Boulogne and Italian giants Juventus, Zidane moved to Real Madrid CF in 2001. In 2003, after scoring twice against arch-rivals Barcelona, he became the youngest-ever UEFA Champions League winner. His exceptional talent earned him several titles during his career, including La Liga (five), Serie A (two), UEFA Super Cup (one) and FIFA Club World Cup (two).
Harry Kane England (Tottenham Hotspur FC)
Harry Smith Joseph William Kane is an English professional footballer who plays as either a centre-forward or left-winger for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national football team. Kane began his career as a youngster with Charlton Athletic where he won the FA Youth Cup in 2015. In 2017, he signed for Chelsea where he spent two seasons before moving on again in 2019 to join Tottenham Hotspur.
In conclusion, soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and it is played by millions and millions of people around. Soccer athletes are gamblers, they enjoy playing different casino games online. Soccer is also of casino game which can be played online or at land-based casinos.