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All you need to know about new Atlético de Madrid signing Thomas Lemar 👇👇👇 #UCL
How special is new Atlético signing Thomas Lemar?
Today trophies are awarded for a range of reasons; from academic achievement, sporting events and to recognise employers or employees. A trophy is a sign of recognition for the recipient and something they can keep as a permanent reminder. They can be inexpensive, made from plastic and wood given to every participant in your child’s soccer team, or they can also be a treasure to truly aspire to, such as an Olympic medal or something that has been passed down over many years, like the America’s Cup, a sailing trophy.
The history of trophies extends back to ancient times. Derived from the French word ‘trophee’ in 1513, which means “a spoil or prize of war”, trophies also date back to ancient Greece. Through victory in battle the Greeks would create trophies from the captured arms, and hang these on a tree or stake on the battlefield. The details of the battle were written on the arms and dedicated to the gods. Trophies were created out of entire ships following naval battles, which were laid out on the beach. In Rome trophies were formed within their architecture, memorials that included columns and archways. Records of cups awarded in the late 1600s exist, although there is little known about the existence of trophies given through the Middle Ages. A particular cup called the Kyp Cup was awarded in 1699 for a short horse race between two New England towns.
The original Olympic games in ancient Greece did not award medals. Instead their trophies consisted of an olive branch made into a crown and only the winner was recognised. The first modern Olympic games held in 1896 awarded silver medals. Today, of course, medals are awarded in gold, silver and bronze.
There are many famous sporting trophies awarded today. Some of these include:
FIFA World Cup
The current trophy has been awarded since 1974, although the competition has been held since 1930. It is the world’s most widely watched tournament and held within a host nation every four years. The senior men’s teams from 32 nations compete over a month, a position they must qualify for over the three years leading up to it.
A major tennis trophy, this was first awarded in 1900. With 100 years of tradition the cup was donated by a Harvard student named Dwight Filley Davis and crafted by Rowland Rhodes in New England. This beautiful silver trophy is the only original major sporting cup to have lasted a century.
The Melbourne Cup
This stunning 18 carat gold trophy is recognised the world over, and is valued at $125,000. The race has been run since 1861 but today’s design was created for the 1919 Melbourne Cup by James Steeth. Today the same processes are still used to create it, where 34 individual pieces of gold are hand beaten over 200 hours.
Two beautiful trophies are awarded at the oldest tennis tournament in the world, one which is still played on grass, the original tennis playing surface. The Gentlemen’s singles winner is awarded a silver gilt cup which was first given in 1887. The winner of the Ladies singles receives a large silver dish know as the ‘Venus Rosewater Dish’, which is decorated with mythological figures.
Other famous cups include the Borg-Warner Trophy for the Indianapolis 500 champion; the Bledisloe Cup, an annual award for the winner of the Rugby Union between Australia and New Zealand; The Ashes, awarded to the winner of the cricket test series between Australian and England; the America’s Cup for sailing and the AFL Premiership Cup.
Without taking anything away from India’s inspired performance last night, was there more to the World Cup semifinal that what met the eye?
The match between arch rivals turned out to be full of surprises and thrill and just as the pundits predicted the team that kept its nerves ended up booking a date with Sri Lanka. But the manner in which Pakistan fielded and later absent mindedly batted makes one wonder that perhaps our neighbors weren’t so keen on winning the match after all.
The big temperamental difference between the two teams in the build-up to the match was that while India wanted to win the match and the World Cup, Pakistan came across as being interested in only beating India. This was clear from the statements of the two captains as well as anyone who was asked a question with regards to the match.
But from the moment the game started at Mohali Pakistan was strangely looking to lose the match. Their fielding, dropping Sachin Tendulkar 4 times, made it look as if they wanted India to score 350 plus runs and then lose the chase ‘gracefully’. This wasn’t improbable keeping in mind the fashion in which Virender Sehwag was hammering Umar Gul all over but then in the 260 proved to be a tad too much for the Men in Green.
In a rare display of tenacity it was the Indian bowling that ended up saving the day. Keeping the tension in mind a lot of big names started feeling the heat but strange as it many sound the quarters which weren’t expected to deliver much ended up making all the difference. Barring Sehwag and Suresh Raina most of the India batting line-up ended up deviating from their natural game and similarly it was Wahab Riaz and Ajmal who lead the Pakistan’s attack in place of Gul and Afridi.
No matter how the pitch behaved 260 is never a big total in a post T-20 world and a lot depended on the Indian bowling.
MS Dhoni who later confessed that he had misread the pitch could have used R Ashwin much like the untried weapon against Pakistan just like they unleashed Riaz and Ajmal, who created a lot of trouble for Tendulkar. Keeping the basics in mind the Indian bowling was tight and the fact that the first extra was conceded in over number 37 speaks volumes. Munaf Patel and Zaheer Khan, aided by Ashish Nehra provided great support to the slower ones of Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh. India’s fielding too was many shades better than Pakistan’s and turned the tide but there’s a lot that can be improved. Sri Lank’s fielding has been always rated a few notches above India’s and if India wants to win the final images of Harbhajan refusing to chase a few, Zaheer not running enough in the deep to catch the ball that fell a few paces ahead of him and Nehra botching up Afridi’s catch shouldn’t be repeated.
But still nothing can explain the manner in which Pakistan approached their chase. At 70 for 1 the start was pretty good but why were Younis Khan and Misbah-Ul-Haq behaving as if this were a test match? The goof-up with the batting power play and Shahid Afridi striding in at 7 down suggested that something was fishy. Had Hafeez Saeed and Umar Akmal giving regular support from Khan, Misbah and Afridi they could have easily sailed through but perhaps Wednesday was India’s day and India’s night.
Two thousand eleven brings the Cricket World Cup to you, the biggest one day cricket tournament for some time to come. It does not matter how many other cricket tournaments are around the corner including Twenty Twenty IPL tournament but the World cup is a totally different ball game with intense emotions and sense of patriotism involved in each and every game and each and every cricket fans hearts. If we ask fans from each country “Who will win Cricket World Cup 2011?” the response would be the wish and hope that their own country wins it. This cricket world cup is very special, the reasons beings; one, it is played in subcontinent where players are gods and stadiums are battle fields.
The love and passion which one can find in subcontinent can not be seen anywhere in the world. Two, subcontinent pitches are high scoring; add to it the small size of the stadiums, you may expect more sixes and fours hit in this world cup than in any past cricket world cups. Three, the majority of teams are in great form. You can not name a single team which is not expected to give more than 100 percent in this tournament. We do not know who will win this year’s cricket world cup but I have made a few tarot cards and cartomancy predictions as to the expected performances of the teams involved in this cricket world cup 2011. (Namely)
In all these readings West Indies team got the best tarot cards. This is because positive energy can be seen in their cards. Other teams which got great cards were India, South Africa, Australia and Pakistan cricket team. Key Indications to win cricket world cup 2011 for Australia is Positive Good News, for India it is The Good Luck, for Pakistan it is the enthusiastic energy, for South Africa it is efforts and energy and again for West Indies is Positive energy. These predictions are based on the Tarot and Cartomancy readings done in accordance to the expected performance of the cricket teams. We can only predict what might happen in the world cup 2011 but then teams actual performances and results will show the crucial outcome and this edition of cricket world cup is highly anticipated. All we can say is best of luck to the teams and hope they provide a great cricket show for the fans.
Karim Benzema was born on 19 December 1987 in Lyon, France. His parents are of Algerian origin. He is a French soccer player who presently plays for the Real Madrid of Spanish club and for his national side of French. Benzema’s playing position is as a striker.
Regarded as one of the most absolute strikers on the planet, he describes himself a “forward through and through” competent of making goals, making score within the box or helping his partners.
His soccer is founded on wonderful power, his wicked shifts, limitless ball abilities and an excellent strike. The striker of Madridista is smart and controls every aspect of what his position needs. He is an instinctive winner who has witness his lifelong vision come true. Benzema has mentioned that Ronaldo as a principal influence on his ambition to play soccer.
Benzema participated in UEFA Euro 2008 and became the top scorer in Ligue 1 for the season of 2007-2008, only three seasons after his first professional appearance. This season is also his revolution which made out him receiving lots of honors and a new agreement which caused him turning into one of the highest-paid soccer players in France. It was publicized that On July 2009 Lyon had made a contract with Real Madrid of Spanish club for the transfer of Karim Benzema. The cost of transfer was assessed at €35 million with the fee uprising to the extent that €41 million based on inducements.
Karim Benzema got some honors as an individual soccer player. Some of them are Bravo Award: 2008, Ligue 1 Top Goalscorer: 2007-2008, Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2007-2008, and Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2007-2008.
His full name is Hernán Jorge Crespo. He was born 5 July 1975. Crespo is an Argentine soccer player who now plays for Genoa in Italian Serie A. He was given the nickname of “El Polaco” for the reason that his Grandma was from Poland. But Fans accustomed to call Crespo “Valdanito” for the reason that his looks, build and running style recall 1986 World Cup winning forward Jorge Valdano.
Before playing for the club he joined now, Crespo experienced joining with some big clubs such as River Plate (Argentina), AC Parma (Italy), SS Lazio (Italy), Inter Milan (Italy), Chelsea (England), and AC Milan (Italy).
Hernan Crespo began his career as a footballer in River Plate as long as 1993/1994 season and making contribution with 13 goals in 25 league appearances. After that in 1996 he moved to Parma and at 1999 in this club he won both the Italian Cup and UEFA Cup. In 2000 he left to Lazio and be the top scorer with 26 goals in 2000/2001 Serie A season. In 2002 he moved to Inter Milan and 2003 sign to Chelsea but he moved again in 2004 loaned out to Milan.
With national team of Argentina Crespo has 64 caps and 35 goals. In February 1995 he won his first cap in a friendly match in opposition to Bulgaria. Crespo was called up to the final roster for the 1998, 2002, and 2006 FIFA World Cups.
He scored twice in Argentina’s 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over archrivals Brazil in Buenos Aires in June 2005, which made him Argentina’s career scoring leader in World Cup qualifiers. He ended the 2006 tournament as the Silver Shoe Award winner.
Some of honors that he ever got are:
1996 Copa Libertadores winner (River Plate)
1999 UEFA Cup winner (Parme AC)
1995 Argentina League Champions (River Plate)
1999 Italian Cup winner (Parme AC)
Wayne Rooney has not done much to be a footballing icon. His actual skill with the ball has never been of the highest level. It’s time for the charade to stop. Luckily for Manchester United fans, Chicharito Hernandez is the hope that we’ve all been waiting for. At 22, he’s faster, hungrier, and is not prone to marriage scandals. And those reasons alone, despite his lack of experience, and having less championships to his name, Javier Hernandez is already better than Wayne Rooney, and more important to United.
10. Chicharito is a Bachelor
Hernandez is 22 good-looking (kind of resembles Kuno Becker’s character from Goal, Santiago Munez). He’s not dumb enough to get married just as he’s becoming one of the most popular footballers in the world. In fact he is still in college taking online courses. It shows more character to intelligently remain with his long time girlfriend, Lety Sahagun. They’ve has a 2 year relationship which is pretty traditional. Far from the cheat repeatedly with prostitutes, and lie about it, habits of other superstar players..
Even Cristiano Ronaldo has enough sense to stay a bachelor and paying off the girls he impregnates. Rooney’s personal problems have unfortunately have a lot to do with his current decrease of level of play. And it’s not the first time.
9. Chicharito Is More Humble
Chicharito Hernandez has been know through out the years for being one of the most humble players in Soccer. He still lives with his parents (they move to England with him, including his grandparents) he has online college classes and is a very well rounded individual. This stability at home with his family has undoubtedly has helped his career.
He has also stayed aways from drug and alcohol scandals (even though he was one of the players fined for having a party where there were allegedly prostitutes involved with the Mexican national team). He seems like the type of player who is centered and his personality and humble nature will keep him from trouble and keep his head in the game. Something Rooney has had a lot of problems with as of late
Javier Hernandez is not only young and handsome, but he has a great personality and is very likable. Javier Hernandez at this point has more potential in marketing as Wayne Rooney does. Hernandez represents a sector of the world with little or no connection to English soccer, which presenting a unique marketing opportunity to United’s globalizing brand.
After Chicharito’s signing with Manchester United, the official website received over 50,000 new members from Latin america and the united states. Chicharito Hernandez is one of those players that we love to see succeed and it represents a great opportunity for monetizing that success for Manchester united.
Rooney was marketable at one point, but his recent scandals and poor performances and making it harder and harder each day for him to have the marketability that Chicharito is capable of achieving at this point.
7. Love For The Game
Now, there is no real way of anyone quantifying how much someone loves something, but you can look at peoples body langues and attitudes towards something. And Chicharito’s love for the game and the joy he gets from playing is obvious when you see him play. Chicharito plays with the same joy and happiness we all did as kids and it come through.
Rooney seems colder and doesn’t seem to enjoy the beautiful game as much as Chicharito.
6. The World Cup Chicharito
Not having played a full match at the world cup Chicharito still managed to have a breakout performance scoring 2 goals. 1 against France and the second against Argentina. Rooney played about 4 times as much as Chicharito and had a less than average performance.
The world cup also showed us that Chicharito is capable of playing against the big teams in the world, in the biggest stages in the world and not break with the pressure, it actually seems to making him better. Chicharito in the month prior to the World Cup and since the World Cup he has scored against these powerhouses Netherlands, France, Argentina, and Spain… not to include smaller sides such as Bolivia, Gambia among others.
All the world cup did for Chicharito was to display his ability to score on tough games, and all it did for Rooney was to show us that he is not player he once was… or thought he was.
5. Hunger to Succeed
Chicharito is one of the Hungriest players in soccer today. At this point he has nothing more than potential and great skill. But his hunger to succeed is what has brought him this far in such short amount of time. Unfortunately for Wayne Rooney he no longer has potential, and what is infinitely worse for a competitive athlete, it seems that Rooney has lost his hunger to succeed.
4. Dinero! (Money)
Everyone knows money is the fuel that drives most clubs’ decisions, making this the number one reason Hernandez, not Rooney, is United’s future first striker.
Wayne Rooney is undoubtedly very marketable, but his own image has long since surpassed his footballing ability. In other words, it’s a seller’s market. After winning little with an incomplete and aging squad, United should be able to garner around £50m for Rooney next offseason. Which is a lot more than he’s worth. United could buy several younger, better players with that money as Chicharito assumes the forward-running striker role for many years.
Hernandez is quickly becoming a hero for Mexico, naturally displacing the aged Cuauhtémoc Blanco and Rafael Marquez. Furthermore, his best years are ahead of him instead of behind him. Mexico is crazy about soccer, yet remains untapped by European clubs. It’s a completely new marketplace of opportunity for United, and they know it.
Most casual United fans, even those that occasionally buy jerseys, will be interested in anyone who plays striker for United, as long as he’s good enough. Hernandez is better than Rooney, in addition to having stronger character, being more consistent, better-mannered, and a far less hesitant star
Chicharito Hernandez is Manchester United’s emerging star who, despite being worth less on the transfer market, is already better than Wayne Rooney, certainly on current form. Yet, Chicharito still can grow and get a lot better, instead of the Rooney who, after now looks like a 40-year-old drunken sailor, much like he appeared in the Nike write the future commercial.
Wayne Rooney is a midfielder playing forward. His best attribute is being a train-like tackler rather than a finesse finisher. Rooney has a great long ball as well as a great driven passes through the middle. Unfortunately he plays in a position that requires him being the receiver, not the passer. He loves to drop deep and track back, two tendencies which are fine in, but can be counter-productive to the larger picture when he’s playing as the lead forward.
As a more direct striker, Hernandez fits United’s scheme better, complementing striker partner Dimitar Berbatov’s creative style. The Bulgarian takes more joy in the final pass than scoring the goal itself. Chicharito supplements this perfectly, having the speed and inclination to be the first man darting into the box once his side opens up opposing defenses.
Rooney and Berbatov, though, often get their lines crossed, as both may abandon forward and drop deep; one out of frustration and impatience, the other from penchant and necessity. Hernandez is a more suitable to Berbatov’s and quite simply plays more like a striker than a roaming Rooney.
Rooney has not met his goal-scoring expectations. His goal tally averages to 13 each season on one of the world’s most dominant football clubs. Many resulted more from finishing a team-worked attack than creating through personal brilliance.
His current striker partner Berbatov is wiry, but shrugs off defenders easily because his body control and balance are both impeccable. Wayne usually fires himself like a freight train between or through defenders, using blunt-force trauma over agility, and can only rarely create by himself running at anyone.
Running is Hernandez’s specialty. The Mexican was the fastest player in the World Cup according to FIFA. Their guns clocked him running at almost 20 MPH. That’s one asset Rooney no longer shares and perhaps the single most important attribute of a through striker. Hernandez also shows a decent turn with his back to goal and an ability to finish with both feet. He is taller than Rooney and jumps higher.
With speed, athleticism, ambidexterity, and prowess, he has raw natural ability upon which more skill will continue flourishing, besides being the more effective of the two players on current form.
Rooney having played eight full seasons in the EPL is a very old 25. The period when most of his improvement would have occurred is over. Wayne hasn’t added or changed his game for the better in several years. In fact, he’s picked up some bad habits, losing the abandon and naivete that actually helped his earlier style.
Hernandez, a much fresher 22, has only begun to mature. The Mexican international has netted against Spain, France, and Italy, among others, this year. He plays happy, as opposed to Rooney, and shows none of the stress and disturbance than mars Rooney’s displays. Hernandez might already be better than the Englishman. At the very least, though, he has plenty of growth ahead of him during which to prove it.
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Sports play an important role in quite a few people’s live and for those who compete in different sporting disciplines will dedicate time and effort to not just playing but also training to win a trophy. Today there are a wide variety of trophies and awards that teams and individuals would like the honour of winning and below we take a look at what we consider to be the top 10 sporting trophies or awards.
1. The FA Cup – This is one of the most prestigious trophies that teams who play in the English football league would like to be presented with. But it isn’t just the teams that reach the final played at Wembley one of the most famous football grounds in the world in May each year who are excited so are their fans.
2. The Stanley Cup – All teams that compete in the USA NHL (National Hockey League) would like to be presented with this trophy. This is one of the largest trophies to be presented for a sporting competition these days and weighs a total of 34.5lbs (15.5kg) and stands at a height of 89.5 cm. The trophy will finally be presented to the team who wins the NHL Playoffs and in 2009 it was the Pittsburgh Pirates who achieved this. Their captain Sidney Crosby is the youngest captain to ever being presented with this trophy at the time he was 21 years old.
3. The Jules Rimet Trophy – It was originally known as the Coupe de Monde but in 1930 the world governing body of football FIFA chose to rename it after the chairman of the organization at the time. This newly named trophy was then presented to Uruguay after winning the final in 1930. However since the first presentation this trophy has been stolen twice the first time in 1966 prior to commencement of the World Football competition in England and then again in 1983. However as the trophy was not found following the second theft a replica was made and then presented to Brazil by FIFA as they had won the title for the third time in 1970.
4. Football World Cup – Following the Brazilian football team being presented with the Jules Rimet Trophy replica, FIFA chose to commission a new trophy. The first team to be presented with this new trophy was Germany who won the competition in 1974. There are five versions of this trophy and each weighs around 13lbs (6kg) as they have been crafted from 18 carat solid gold.
5. The European Cup – This is the most important trophy for football teams that play in the various leagues across Europe. As well as having to compete against teams from their own country they are also having to compete with others from across Europe. Following the first trophy being presented there have been several teams who because they have won the competition five times or three times in a row have been able to keep it. At present both AC Milan and Liverpool Football Club keep a copy of this trophy permanently in a cabinet at their ground.
6. America’s Cup – Of all the trophies that we list here in our top 10 sporting trophies and awards list this is the oldest. It was first presented to the winning yacht team back in 1851 and although we have all heard of this trophy this is one sporting competition that many of us don’t watch.
7. The Ryder Cup – For any professional golfer whether European or American being asked to play as a member of the team is an honour. The first game took place in 1927 and since then the competition has taken place another 37 times. This is actually one of the smallest trophies to be presented for a sporting competition and measures just 17″ (high) by 9″ (wide).
8. Wimbledon Men’s Singles Trophy – This trophy for the sport of tennis was first presented back in 1887 and of all the trophies associated with this sport it is the one that most people around the world can recognize easily. Since the first time of it being presented players like Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and Roger Federer have had the honour of being presented with it more than once.
9. The Ashes – This is a trophy that involves just two teams namely the England and Australian cricket teams but is still a very important trophy to include in this list. Of all the trophies or awards that we look at in this list this one is the smallest. The team that wins the competition is presented with a small wooden urn which must be returned so it can be kept safe in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) museum. To compensate for having to return the real trophy the winning team is also presented with a larger crystal version of it.
10. The Challenge Cup -This is the trophy that are involved in England’s Rugby league are looking to have the honour of winning. Of all the top 10 sporting trophies or awards we list the team that wins this competition is allowed to retain the trophy until the final the following year. Currently the trophy resides in a cabinet at the ground of the Warrington Wolves who in 2009 at Wembley beat Huddersfield Giants.
His complete name is Sylvain Claude Wiltord. He was born on 10 May 1974 in Neuilly-sur-Marne, France. With the national side of French, Wiltord has been successful in Euro 2000 and achieved the final of FIFA World Cup in 2006. Wiltord’s playing position in the field is as Striker / Winger.
Wiltord have many experiences palying football with some clubs. In club level he played for Rennes in 1992-1997, Girondins Bordeaux in 1997-2000, Arsenal in 2000-2004, Lyon in 2004-2007, Rennes in 2007-2009, Marseille in 2009, and Metz 2010 till now.
On 10 February 1999, he made his first appearance for France winning 2-0 against England. On behalf of his national team, he has been capped 92 times, making 26 goals.
Wiltord stay put in the national team for the 2002 World Cup. He participated at Euro 2004 as well, playing 7 matches in the qualifying campaign with a great return of 6 goals. Lately, he was member of France team of Raymond Domenech that participated in the 2006 World Cup final in opposition to Italy.
During his career Wiltord achieved many honors as soccer player. And the honors include With Girondins de Bordeaux (French Ligue 1: 1998-99), With Arsenal, (FA Premier League: 2001/02, 2003/04, FA Cup: 2002, 2003, FA Community Shield: 2002), With Olympique Lyonnais (French Ligue 1: 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07). With his national team the honors include UEFA Euro 2000, FIFA Confederations Cup: 2001, 2003 (as Winner), and FIFA World Cup: 2006 (as Runner-up). And as individual honors are French Ligue 1 Top Scorer: 1998-99 (22 goals with Bordeaux), French Footballer of the Year: 1999, and FIFA Confederations Cup Top Scorer: 2001.