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See the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes List 2016

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo Seizes Top Spot for the First Time The top 100 athletes earned a total of $3.15 billion over the last 12 months, a slight decrease from last year’s earnings of $3.2 billion, which received a boost from the historic $460 million earned by boxers Floyd Mayweather …

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Ballon d’Or for the fourth time

CRISTIANO RONALDO has won the Ballon d’Or for a fourth time – beating Lionel Messi to the crown of football’s player of the year.   Ronaldo first won the Ballon d’Or in 2008 when he helped Manchester United win the Premier League title. Ronaldo will turn 32 in February 2017 but believes …

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Nigeria won the women’s Africa Cup of Nations for the eighth time

  The 2016 Women Africa Cup of Nations is the 12th edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the women’s national teams of Africa. The tournament was held in Cameroon between 19 November and 3 December 2016. The initial dates were 8–22 October 2016, but were …

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10 Facts About Barcelona (Futbol Club Barcelona)

1. On October 22nd, 1899 a football enthusiast Hans Kamper placed an advertisement in the local newspaper that he wished to form a football club and interested people should contact him. The team was then founded later that year by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish footballers led by …

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10 Facts About Arsenal FC

  1. Founded as Dial Square in 1886 by a group of workers employed by the Dial Square workshop at the Royal Arsenal, an armaments factory in Woolwich, Kent (formally part of the new County of London from 1889). They were led by a Scotsman, David Danskin, who purchased the …

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10 Facts About Manchester United FC

1) Originally, it was founded as the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Depot at Newton Heath (LYR Football Club) in 1878, the club changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current home, Old Trafford, in 1910. 2) In 1968, under the management of Sir Matt Busby, …

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