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Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres
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Torres playing for Liverpool
Personal information
Full nameFernando José Torres Sanz[1]
Date of birth20 March 1984 (1984-03-20) (age 26)[2]
Place of birthFuenlabrada, Spain
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubLiverpool
Youth career
1995–2001Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
2001–2007Atlético Madrid214(82)
National team
2000Spain U151(0)
2001Spain U169(11)
2001Spain U174(1)
2001Spain U181(1)
2002Spain U195(6)
2002–2003Spain U2110(3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:54, 20 November 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:54, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

Fernando José Torres Sanz (Spanish pronunciation: [ferˈnando ˈtores]; born 20 March 1984), nicknamed El Niño (The Kid in Spanish),[4] is a Spanish footballer who plays for Liverpool and the Spain national team as a striker.
Torres started his career with Atlético Madrid, progressing through their youth system. He made his first team debut in 2001 and finished his career with the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. Prior to his La Liga debut, Torres played two seasons in the Segunda División, making 40 appearances and scoring seven goals. He joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007 after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool's first player, since Robbie Fowler in 1995–96, to score more than 20 league goals in a season. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals after scoring against Aston Villa in December 2009.
He is also a Spanish international and made his debut for the country against Portugal in 2003. He has since participated in four major tournaments, UEFA Euro 2004, the 2006 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He did not score a goal at UEFA Euro 2004, but he scored three at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Torres scored twice at UEFA Euro 2008, which included the winning goal for Spain in their 1–0 win over Germany in the Final. He won the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, despite himself not scoring any goals.

Early Career

Born in Fuenlabrada, Community of Madrid,[5] Torres became interested in football as a child and joined his first team, Parque 84, at the age of five.[2] His father José worked during Torres' childhood, and his mother Flori traveled daily with him to training sessions.[6] His grandfather was not a passionate football fan, but took pride in being an Atlético Madrid supporter, and Torres inherited his love for the club.[2]
Torres started playing football as a goalkeeper, the position his brother played in.[7] When he was seven years old, however, he started playing regularly as a striker in an indoor league for the neighborhood club, Mario's Holland,[2] using the characters from the anime Captain Tsubasa as inspiration.[8] Three years later, aged 10, he progressed to an 11-side team, Rayo 13.[9] He scored 55 goals in a season and was one of three Rayo 13 players to earn a trial with Atlético.[9] He impressed the scouts and joined the club's youth system at the age of 11 in 1995.[9]

Diego Forlan

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Diego Forlán
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Personal information
Full nameDiego Forlán Corazo
Date of birth19 May 1979 (1979-05-19) (age 31)
Place of birthMontevideo, Uruguay
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubAtlético Madrid
Youth career
Senior career*
2002–2004Manchester United63(10)
2007–Atlético Madrid114(72)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 October 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

Diego Juventud Forlán Corazo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdjeɣo foɾˈlan]; born 19 May 1979 in Montevideo) is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for La Liga side Atlético Madrid and the Uruguayan national team, as a striker. He is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Forlán was born into a family of footballers, his father Pablo having played for Uruguay in the 1966 and 1974 FIFA World Cups and his grandfather, Juan Carlos Corazo, for Independiente in Argentina.[2] Forlán joined Independiente after rising through their youth team, and after a successful four year spell signed for Manchester United. Forlán's two-year stint in the Premier League saw him fail to achieve the form he held at Independiente, and he was signed by La Liga side Villarreal.
In his first season in Spanish football, Forlán scored 25 league goals and won the Pichichi Trophy. After two more successful seasons with Villarreal, Forlán joined Atlético Madrid, where he once again became the league's top scorer, and became the first player to win the Pichichi Trophy twice since Ronaldo achieved this feat in 2003-04.
Forlán also has a successful international career, in which he has scored 29 times for his country. He scored once at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, and five times at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in which he scored twice against the host nation South Africa, once against Ghana in the quarter-finals, once against the Netherlands in the semi-finals and once against Germany in the third place play-off. Despite scoring 5 goals, Forlan did not receive the Golden Boot, because Thomas Müller was ahead of him on assists, with 3. He was recognized by receiving the Golden Ball award, given to the best player at the tournament.

Early Career

Forlán, son of former player and Uruguayan international Pablo Forlán, was a promising tennis player in his youth, but he decided to follow the family tradition and concentrate on football when his sister Alejandra was involved in a car accident, which killed her boyfriend and left her in intensive care for five months. He played for several South American clubs, including Argentine side Independiente, where he made his name in football as a goalscorer, before attracting European attention and transferring in January 2002 to play for Manchester United in England for a fee of £6.9 million.

David Villa

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David Villa
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Personal information
Full nameDavid Villa Sánchez [1]
Date of birth3 December 1981 (1981-12-03) (age 28)[1]
Place of birthLangreo, Spain
1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubBarcelona
Youth career
Senior career*
1999–2001Sporting Gijón B65(25)
2001–2003Sporting Gijón80(38)
National team
2000–2003Spain U217(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 October 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2010

David Villa Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [daˈβið ˈβiʎa]; born 3 December 1981), nicknamed El Guaje (The Kid in Asturian),[3][4] is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a striker for FC Barcelona[5][6] and the Spanish national football team.
Despite sustaining a serious injury as a child, he started his professional career with Sporting de Gijón. He moved to Real Zaragoza after two seasons, where he made his La Liga début, winning his first senior honours - the Copa del Rey and Supercopa de España. He joined Valencia CF in 2005 for a transfer fee of €12 million and was part of the Valencia team that won the Copa del Rey in the 2007–08 season. In 2010 he moved to FC Barcelona for €40 million.
Villa made his international début in 2005. He has since participated in three major tournaments, becoming an integral member of the Spain teams that won Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. He scored three goals at the 2006 FIFA World Cup, was top scorer at Euro 2008 and earned Silver Boot at the 2010 World Cup. He is the country's all-time top goalscorer, surpassing Raúl González and has also scored more World Cup goals than any other player in Spain's history.[7] His goals per game ratio at World Cup matches is higher than the competition's all-time top scorer Ronaldo, while the goals per game ratio he has achieved for the national team has not been matched by any Spaniard since Alfredo di Stéfano.[7][8]

Early Life

David Villa was born on 3 December 1981, the son of a miner,[9] in Tuilla, a small village in Langreo, Asturias, a region in northern Spain.[10] His professional career was put in jeopardy when he suffered a fracture to his femur, but made a complete recovery.[11]
Due to the injury to his right leg, he and his father José Manuel Villa worked on strengthening his left leg and he ultimately became an ambidextrous footballer.[12] He recalls his father being consistently supportive: "He would be there throwing me the ball over and over, making me kick it with my left leg when my right was in plaster after breaking it, I was four. I can barely remember a single training session when my dad wasn't there. I have never been alone on a football pitch."
Villa admitted that he came close to giving up football at the age of 14 after growing disillusioned and falling out with his coach. However, thanks to his parents' encouragement, he persisted in pursuing his dream, realising his talent could earn him a living.[9] "In those days I was a nobody, not earning a penny and after being made to sit on the bench all season I just wanted to get away and play with my friends" he said. "But my dad always supported me and cheered me up until my career turned round."[9][13] He went on to begin his footballing career at UP Langreo and when he turned 17 he joined the Mareo football school.[12]

Mohd Amri Yahyah

Mohd Amri Yahyah
Maklumat peribadi
Nama penuhMohd Amri Yahyah
Tarikh lahir21 Januari 1981 (umur 29)
Tempat lahir   Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia
Ketinggian1.71 m (5 ft 7+516 in)
PosisiPenyerang, Tengah
Maklumat kelab
Kelab semasaSelangor
Kelab remaja
Kelab senior 1
TahunKelabApp (Gol)*
2001-Selangor0? 0(43)   
Pasukan kebangsaan2
2004 & 2009
6 (5)[1]
11 (1)
17 (6)
1 Penampilan dan gol kelab senior
dikira untuk liga domestik sahaja dan
tepat semasa 21 Julai, 2009.
2 Penampilan dan gol pasukan kebangsaan adalah tepat
semasa 14 November, 2009.
* Penampilan (Gol)
Mohd Amri Yahyah (lahir pada 21 Januari, 1981) merupakan pemain bola sepak Malaysia yang bermain untuk Selangor. Dia boleh beraksi sebagai penyerang dan tengah.
Dilahirkan di Tanjung Karang, Amri telah mewakili Selangor sejak tahun 2001. Pada 2002, dia digelar sebagai budak emas apabila menjaringkan gol kemenangan Selangor pada perlawanan akhir Piala Malaysia 2002 menentang Sabah. Pada musim 2005 dia membantu Selangor memenangi tiga piala.
Pemain kidal ini juga pernah mewakili Malaysia ke Sukan SEA 2003 di Hanoi dan Piala Tiger 2004 dimana Malaysia muncul pemenang tempat ke-3.
Sebelum bermulanya musim 2009, Amri dilantik untuk menjadi ketua pasukan Selangor selepas kontrak Shukor Adan ditamatkan FAS.
Kehebatannya terserlah selepas menjaringkan dua gol dalam perlawanan persahabatan menentang juara Liga Perdana Inggeris Manchester United pada 18 Julai 2009. Pasukan kebangsaan tewas 3-2.
Pada 22 Disember 2009, beliau dipanggil kembali untuk memperkuatkan pasukan bola sepak kebangsaan Malaysia bagi menghadapi kelayakan Piala Asia 2011 menentang Emiriyah Arab Bersatu pada 2 Januari 2010.[2]

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
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Personal information
Full nameLionel Andrés Messi[1][2]
Date of birth24 June 1987 (1987-06-24) (age 23)
Place of birthRosario, Argentina
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing positionForward / Winger
Club information
Current clubBarcelona
Youth career
1995–2000Newell's Old Boys
Senior career*
2004–2005Barcelona B22(6)
National team
2005Argentina U207(6)
2008Argentina U235(2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:49, 20 November 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Lionel Andrés Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi]; born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. He also holds Spanish citizenship, which makes him eligible as a EU player. Considered one of the best football players of his generation[3][4][5] and frequently cited as the world's best contemporary player,[6] Messi received several Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22.[6][7][8][9] His playing style and ability have drawn comparisons to Diego Maradona, who himself declared Messi his "successor".[10][11]
Messi began playing football at a young age and his potential was quickly identified by Barcelona. He left Rosario-based Newell's Old Boys's youth team in 2000 and moved with his family to Europe, as Barcelona offered treatment for his growth hormone deficiency. Making his debut in the 2004–05 season, he broke his team record for the youngest footballer to score a league goal. Major honours soon followed as Barcelona won La Liga in Messi's debut season, and won a double of the league and Champions League in 2006. His breakthrough season was in the 2006–07 season; he became a first team regular, scoring a hat-trick in El Clásico and finishing with 14 goals in 26 league games. Perhaps his most successful season was the 2008–09 season, in which Messi scored 38 goals to play an integral part in a treble-winning campaign. In the following 2009–10 campaign, Messi scored 47 goals in all competitions, equalling Ronaldo's record total for Barcelona.
Messi was the top scorer of the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship with six goals, including two in the final game. Shortly thereafter, he became an established member of Argentina's senior international team. In 2006, he became the youngest Argentine to play in the FIFA World Cup and he won a runners-up medal at the Copa América tournament the following year. In 2008, in Beijing, he won his first international honour, an Olympic gold medal, with the Argentina Olympic football team.