Undoubtedly the God of Soccer today, Lionel Messi, all of 22 years, and labelled Diego Maradona’s successor, has made his club proud. The top scorer in UEFA Champions League in 2008-09, he has the most goals to his credit for this season representing Barcelona. At 5 foot 7 inches, Messi is known for a magical control over the ball. Yet somehow his magic wanes a little when playing for Argentina which was quite evident in this years World Cup.
Country – Portugal
Club – Real Madrid
Position – Midfielder
At age 18, Ronaldo knocked the daylights out of Manchester United. Man U realised, ‘if u can’t beat him, join him!’ and he was taken into the Manchester United Club for $20 Million. Representing his team for a good 6 years, Ronaldo broke a majority of the records, and won himself the FIFA Footballer of the Year in 2008. In 2007-08 alone he had 42 goals to his name. Today at age 25, he is part of Real Madrid, an outstanding Dribbler, Shooter , free-kick taker and header.
Club Team: Manchester United
An international face at just 17, Rooney is known for his goal taking abilities for his club. An unmatched striker, he brought pride to England. He is known for his abilities to take goals from just about anywhere. He can crash through any defence with his aggressive dribbling and attacking demeanour.
Club Team: Real Madrid
At age 27, Kaka has given his best for his game. He won all he could for his earlier Club, AC Milan, and then joined Real Madrid. Not buyable by money, Kaka is known for his principles. An ardent believer in Jesus, Kaka was known for dribbling the ball through the entire length of the field. Today though knee injuries have slowed him down, Kaka is the mastermind behind the Brazilian Team and a force to reckon with by the defence.
Club Team: Barcelona
Known for his assists and his vision, Xavi Hernadez is an excellent organiser. Being that essential dribbler in between passes, Xavi has been with Barcelona since 1991. He will continue his contract with Barcelona till 2014. He is one of the most talented players today though not exceptional with speed or foot skills, yet he is the best at assists and passes. The successor to Pep Guardiola, he is precise and intelligent.
Among the several recreational sports that exist today, Soccer and Football are two famous games that have received good acceptance from the people worldwide. Also, they have existed since several decades and have made an impact all over. Call it Soccer or Football, this sport is the world famous and is enjoyed by all age groups of people over the world. The nature of both the games is almost the same with a thin line of difference between them.
They both are literally the same. Soccer is more of a crude form of Football. Both the games involve the feet to play the ball around. Here, we shall see some reasons what makes Soccer differ from Football. American Football is something that is more formal to Soccer.
1. Soccer was invented first:
Soccer was the first kind of game that had involved kicking the ball around without touching it by any part of the body. In fact, the idea was to just kick the ball and make it reach the goal. This was the most primitive kind of a sport which comes with originality.
2. While the whole world plays Soccer, only America plays Football!!!
Every other country plays Soccer and holds it to be something very sacred and also consider that its dignity lies in the game. Soccer is less popular in the United States and Canada due to several reasons of which one may be that they did not invent this game!
3. Soccer players are very handsome compared to Football players:
For instance, David Beckham is the heartthrob of several women out there. After him, Christiano Ronaldo lives this quote.
4. Better game environment:
Football fans can be really amazing with their wonderful facial paints and also the huge flags of their teams. But soccer has another section of fans called the hooligans singing their team’s anthem and light up camp fires while cheering outrageously for their team make the game much more interesting and absolute fun.
5. Among the footballers and Soccer players, Soccer players are considered to be far more fit than their counterparts:
The time duration of a soccer game can go up to about 90+ minutes while football just lasts for 60 minutes. Thus, this explains why soccer players are at their peak fitness level all the time.