Jumat, 22 Agustus 2008


Full Name: David Trezeguet
Date of Birth: October 15th, 1977
Place of Birth: Rouen, France

David Trezeguet (Juventus & France)A member of France's 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Championship-winning side, he missed out on selection for the 1998 FIFA World Cup final, which France won, despite having played in all the previous rounds. More disappointment followed in Korea/Japan four years later, as he failed to find the target before France's first-round elimination.

Compared by Michel Platini to the great Paolo Rossi, 'Trezegol' had been spotted playing for CA Platense in Argentina by AS Monaco FC, who tempted him back to France in 1995. He emerged the following season and scored the goal that knocked Manchester United FC out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals. Monaco, though, were beaten by Juventus FC in the semis. In his final season at Stade Louis II, Trezeguet plundered 22 goals in 20 matches to clinch another French title.

In 2000 Trezeguet had a somewhat mixed start to his career at Juventus after joining them in the summer. On the downside, he struggled with injuries, but still managed to score 14 goals in 25 league appearances. The next year was even better as Trezeguet registered 24 times as Juventus landed the Scudetto on the last day of the campaign, and he won another title in 2003 despite a serious knee injury limiting his involvement. He later missed the opening penalty in the Champions League final shoot-out as AC Milan pipped Juve to the European title.

Career Record (Games / Goals)

Platense (5 / 0)
Monaco (116 / 60)
Juventus (106 / 60)


1997 French League Championship
1998 World Cup Winner
2000 French League Championship
2000 European Cup Winner
2002 Italian Seria A Championship
2002 Italian Supercup Winner
2003 Italian Seria A Championship
2003 Italian Supercup Winner

Rabu, 20 Agustus 2008


Pavel Nedved was born on the 30th of August 1972 in Cheb; his dad Vaclav was a labourer and his mum Ana a housewife. He married girlfriend Ivana when he was 21, and the couple have two children who carry their same names: Ivana and Pavel. He holds a qualified surveyor diploma.

Away from the playing fields, Pavel spends a lot of time concentrating on his physical condition: he runs regularly and partakes in many different sports. When he isn't playing sport, he turns into a caring and attentive father: he plays a lot with both his children.

When he wants to relax, he listens to some music – Laura Pausini, Eros Ramazzotti and Shakira – and watches movies, possibly featuring Robert De Niro, his favourite actor. Basically what any normal person would do.

He's a real gourmet who appreciates quality food. He loves rediscovering the typical dishes traditional to the area where he's living at any given time. He did this in Rome and he's doing it now in Turin also. He loves “poverela di Attilio” spaghetti, washed down by a good Piedmont red wine, such as Barbera, Barbaresco or Dolcetto d’Alba.

Pavel often varies his look. Like most sportsmen, he wears comfortable clothes when training, whereas he chooses more elegant and refined clothes when he goes out at night. He doesn't focus much on accessories but he's very particular about shoes, which always have to match the suit, and sunglasses.

Pavel loves his job deeply, and is very careful about maintaining his physical fitness, so much so that he trains even when his team mates rest. Indeed he goes out running each and every day, before going to the training ground.

He began playing at 5 years old for TJ Skalná, then he played for the RH Cheb, Škoda Plzen, VTJ Tábor and Dukla Praha youth teams and finally he joined Sparta Praha. He was often employed as a striker at the start of his career but eventually his coach at the time glimpsed his exceptional potential as an attacking midfielder, tried him in that role and from then on he became the player we all know now.

He's won a remarkable 4 League titles at Juventus. And even if the last two (seasons 2004/05 and 2005/06) were stripped away, he considers them won anyway. He also remembers fondly when he won the Cup Winners' Cup and the European Super Cup at Lazio.

His dream is to live in peace with his family and he hopes his children can one day do something worthwhile with their lives and be happy. As for football, he has but one short-term objective: to take Juventus back into the Champions League.

Senin, 18 Agustus 2008


From promising youngster to the heartbeat of the Arsenal side - Cesc has come a long way since joining the club as a 16-year-old in September 2003.

Likeable and level-headed off the pitch, Cesc is the complete midfielder on it. He has always been tigerish in the tackle and blessed with wonderful technique and vision, but Cesc added a new dimension to his game last season - goals, and plenty of them. He netted seven times in his first nine games and, although that scoring rate fell away, Cesc still ended up with 13 in all competitions. There were some belters too, including long-range efforts at Tottenham and Milan.

To nobody's surprise, the fulcrum of Arsène Wenger's side walked away with Arsenal.com's Player of the Season award for the second successive year. He has plenty of admirers outside Emirates Stadium too, not least among his peers - they voted him PFA Young Player of the Year.

The Spaniard first came to prominence at the Under-17s World Cup when he walked off with awards for best player and top scorer. Soon after arriving from Barcelona he became Arsenal's youngest ever player and scorer. By the time he had left his teenage years behind, Cesc had surpassed 150 appearances for the Club.

Of course, the 21-year-old is now also a fixture in Spain's national squad and played a major role in his country's Euro 2008 triumph. Cesc came off the bench to devastating effect in the group stage and netted a penalty shoot-out winner against Italy in the Quarter-Finals - his first spot-kick as a professional.

Minggu, 17 Agustus 2008


It is one thing to be caught soliciting prostitution, but a whole different story as Ronaldo is going through after a story leaked that he solicited the services of 3 transvestites.

One of the he-she prostitutes is accusing Ronaldo of doing cocaine with them and then refusing to pay for the sexual services.

As expected the player has denied the accusation and noted that he abandoned his foursome experiment once he found no trace of vagina on any of the 3 prostitutes.

Yeah right, Ronaldo!

I mean what is the probability even in Vegas to pick up 3 transvestites on the same night, spend some time with them, then take them to a motel without the thought ‘is it just me or does at least ONE of these prostitute look like a DUDE!!” ever crossing your mind?
I am at odds trying to understand why anyone, let alone rich and famous people solicit prostitutes? Isn’t it much cheaper and dignified to stitch together a few lies and get sexual gratification from a willing partner?

Call me old school but I believe sex is best when served free.

Anyway I feel for Ronaldo who apparently has gone into hiding in his mom’s house. The girlfriend, who it turns out, is neither into foursomes nor into transvestites has reportedly dumped him.

Now Ronaldo has to hope that his reputation recovers simultaneously with the knee injury he is rehabbing.
What a story!