Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top goalscorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time top goalscorer in football history

Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Wednesday evening as he found the net for Juventus to overtake Josef Bican and become football's all-time top scorer. Ronaldo opened the scoring for Juventus during their Supercoppa Italiana clash with Napoli to take his combined club and country goal tally up to a staggering 760 - one higher than Bican's 759. The Czech striker retired in 1955, with his all-time goal scoring record standing for 65 years. Ronaldo broke the record against Napoli  Ronaldo has spent much of his career sending goalscoring records tumbling, and the 2020/21 season has been no exception. He netted twice against Sweden in September to reach a century of goals for Portugal, and was on target against Udinese in January to leapfrog Pele

Everything you need to know about the Pele Cup

Everything you need to know about the Pele Cup

Sure, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may have broken a string of records set by the legendary Pele in recent weeks, but have they had a tournament named after them on the popular video game Fortnite? No, no they haven't. So who's laughing now? Pele has teamed up with Fortnite and Epic Games to spread the word of the great man's career, so the youths of today will know just how good he was - which he'll probably tell you, is better than Messi and Ronaldo. Anyway, this new tournament is going to get underway soon, and with a whole bunch of football clubs signed up to it, it promises to be a cracking event. But what exactly do you need to know

UEFA reveals 2020 men’s & women’s teams of the year

UEFA reveals 2020 men's & women's teams of the year

UEFA has named its 2020 men’s and women’s fans’ teams of the year, as voted for by almost six million fans. The men’s XI has been going for 20 years, but this is the first time that UEFA has also introduced a women’s selection. 50-strong shortlists were chosen for voting fans to peruse and, unsurprisingly, each team of the year is dominated by Champions League winners. Thiago won the Champions League with Bayern  Five of the Bayern Munich side that lifted the Champions League trophy feature in the men’s side. Among them is Thiago Alcantara, who has since joined Liverpool. There are, of course, places for Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as well, despite neither going beyond the quarter finals of the Champions League

Dele Alli confident of landing Paris Saint-Germain loan move

Dele Alli confident of landing Paris Saint-Germain loan move

Dele Alli is confident he can force through a loan deal to Paris Saint-Germain this January, as he looks to put his current Tottenham nightmare behind him. The out-of-favour midfielder has made only four cameo league appearances for Spurs this season, and coach Jose Mourinho has left him out of the squad on 11 occasions since the start of the 2020/21 campaign. Alli's future seems destined to lie away from north London and summer rumours linking him with a switch to PSG have resurfaced in the January transfer window. The Sun reports the 24-year-old is now confident he can push through a loan move to the French giants this winter, eyeing a reunion with former coach Mauricio Pochettino. We exclusively revealed in December

Leicester 2-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings as Foxes go top of Premier League

Leicester 2-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings as Foxes go top of Premier League

Leicester went top of the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Tuesday night, with the result heaping further misery on under-fire Blues boss Frank Lampard The hosts got off to a flying start inside six minutes when Wilfred Ndidi lashed home a left-footed drive from well outside the box, following a clever corner routine. Just before the break, the Foxes doubled their lead with James Maddison finishing calmly, after Marc Albrighton's long ball had set him free behind the porous Chelsea backline. Maddison doubles Leicester's lead! ? He sweeps it past Mendy, taking advantage of some poor defending from Chelsea. Watch live on Sky Sports PL ? Follow #LEICHE online here ? https://t.co/Iga2fFdH0x pic.twitter.com/TPxs3VMnLR — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 19, 2021 In

Fernando Torres reveals incredible post-retirement gains

Fernando Torres reveals incredible post-retirement gains

When they retire, a lot of footballers, quite rightly, let themselves off the leash a bit. After years of training every day, as well as having every aspect of their diet painstakingly scrutinised by nutritionists, and their body micromanaged by sports scientists, it is only natural that they want to have a little bit of fun. Wesley Sneijder embodied this attitude. Mere months after he announced he was hanging up his boots, the Dutch legend was pictured sporting a glorious beer belly. There are two directions a footballer can go after retirement. You can either go the Fernando Torres route or you can take the Wesley Sneijder route... https://t.co/n9mhucMYJo pic.twitter.com/IkCDoBtyxx — Moey J - * (@WeMoveAFC) January 19, 2021 However, not all elite footballers have

So, are Manchester United actually good now?

So, are Manchester United actually good now?

17 games in, almost half way through a season. Christmas has come and gone and we're smack-bang in the middle of a sleepy January transfer window. And Manchester United, Manchester United, are top of the Premier League table. Nobody could have expected this in the hours after United were hit for six by Jose Mourinho's Tottenham on October 4. It was a day as low as any single one we'd seen from post-Ferguson United, and made all the worse by the club's most recently sacked manager patting the head of the man who succeeded him at full time, like a father would to his tearful young son who'd seen his team take a hiding. It was a statement that Jose Mourinho was

Uruguayan players call on FA to overturn ´reprehensible´ Cavani ban

Uruguayan players call on FA to overturn ´reprehensible´ Cavani ban

Uruguayan footballers have urged the Football Association to overturn the “reprehensible” three-match ban issued to Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani. The 33-year-old was punished for a social media post following his decisive impact in United’s 3-2 Premier League win at Southampton on November 29. Cavani addressed a friend with a Spanish word often used as a term of endearment in Latin America. The Uruguay international deleted the post and apologised when it was made clear to him that the word used could be construed as having racist connotations in English. The FA issued the striker with a three-game suspension and a fine of £100,000, along with an instruction to complete face-to-face education, after which Cavani again apologised but insisted he was simply expressing

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ singer Gerry Marsden dies aged 78

'You'll Never Walk Alone' singer Gerry Marsden dies aged 78

Gerry Marsden, the lead singer of Gerry and the Pacemakers whose version of You'll Never Walk Alone is played before Liverpool's home matches, has died aged 78. Marsden formed the band with his brother Fred, Les Chadwick and Arthur McMahon in 1959 and they soon become a cornerstone of the Merseybeat scene of the 1960s, alongside The Beatles. Their first three UK singles all went to number one with the last of these being a cover of the showtune, You'll Never Walk Alone, in 1963. Soon after it was adopted by Liverpool as their pre-match anthem. Celtic also use the song. News of Marsden's death was broken by his friend and broadcaster, Pete Price, who released a statement on Sunday afternoon. "It's with a

The best quotes from the football world in 2020

The best quotes from the football world in 2020

Remember when a few celebrities dies in 2016 and we were convinced it was the worst year in history? 2020 has made an absolute mockery of 2016. We're not quite sure we can find the words to sum up the year - so we'll leave it to some others from across the world of football and beyond to do it for us. Cushing left Manchester City in February  Nick Cushing announced he was stepping down as Manchester City Women's manager in January to take up an assistant coach role with New York City. However, City still had five games to play between Cushing's announcement and departure in February. What were they like, Nick? “These last five games have felt like I’ve split up with my girlfriend