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Barca, Real and Liverpool in the Top 10 best selling players in the last 10 years

Transfermarkt data shows that in the past 10 years only two clubs worldwide have earned more than 1 billion euros from selling players.

Benfica and Atletico Madrid are two rare clubs that have earned more than 1 billion euros from selling players in the past 10 years according to Transfermarkt data.

In particular, Benfica is the best dealer in the world when he earned about 1.1 billion euros from the sale of 427 stars in the past decade.

Even this summer, Benfica still made about 70 million euros from the sale of Ruben Dias to Man City, although the club’s finances were affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Last year, they grossed more than 200 million euros after selling Joao Felix, Raul Jimenez and Luka Jovic.

In the past 10 years, Benfica has also earned hundreds of millions of euros from the sale of other stars such as Ederson, Nelson Semedo, Victor Lindelof, Renato Sanches, Jan Oblak, Nemanja Matic, Axel Witsel, Fabio Coentrao, Angel di Maria, David Luiz or Ramires.

Another club that also makes more than 1 billion euros is Atletico Madrid. They earned 1.048 billion by selling top stars like Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao, Lucas Hernandez, Rodri, Sergio Aguero, David de Gea or Thomas Partey.

But Atletico Madrid is different from Benfica in that spending money to buy players is more than the proceeds from the sale of stars. In the past 10 years, they have lost about 50 million euros from buying and selling players.

The three clubs Juventus, Chelsea and Monaco are ranked next in the Top 10 best selling football clubs.

Juventus sold the most number of players in the world in the past 10 years at 582 people. Pogba brought in the largest revenue of 105 million euros. Meanwhile, Chelsea made the most of selling Eden Hazard to Real Madrid last summer for a fee of up to 165 million euros.

On the side of Monaco, they made up to 347 million euros from the sale of four young talents Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar, James Rodriguez and Anthony Martial.

The two giants Barca and Real Madrid are only ranked seventh in terms of player sales, but the quality of their stars is unquestionable.

Barca still made 948 million euros, despite selling only 148 players. Neymar alone contributed up to 222 million euros when breaking the transfer record for PSG in the summer of 2017. But Barca still lost 674 million euros because of innocent and ineffective shopping in the past 10 years.

Similarly, Real Madrid earned 905 million euros, despite selling only 138 players. The best deals include Cristiano Ronaldo (105 million euros) or Angel di Maria (75 million euros).

Liverpool is only ranked 10th on the list of best selling football clubs with 803 million euros in revenue. Their biggest deals are Philippe Coutinho (€ 145 million), Luis Suarez (€ 80 million) and Raheem Sterling (€ 63 million).

Meanwhile, MU, Arsenal, Man City, Bayern Munich or Dortmund are not even in the Top 10.

Top 10 clubs making the most money from selling players in the past 10 years

1. Benfica – 1.1 billion euros

2. Atletico Madrid – 1.048 billion euros

3. Juventus – 990 million euros

4. Chelsea – 974 million euros

5. Monaco – 954 million euros

6. Barca – 948 million euros

7. Real Madrid – 905 million euros

8. Rome – 866 million euros

9. Porto – 863 million euros

10. Liverpool – 803 million euros

Tottenham dropped second in the Premier League, Mourinho easily overthrew Liverpool? (Part 2)

The line of attacking players coach Jose Mourinho has in hand at Tottenham is quite large with Harry Kane’s position of striker Carlos Vinicius ready to replace, while Son Heung Min, Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Gareth Bale contests the wing striker positions. Mourinho is therefore always capable of flinging in 1-2 strikers from the bench in a match to turn a deadlock.

However, the fact that even strong teams cannot rely on the depth of force to go far in every tournament, apart from the physical issue, the play style of clubs is very difficult to promote because the players have very little time to get to know each other before the season, mainly based on real combat experience through each game that of course cannot be equal to on the training ground with the direct shaping of the coaches.

So if Tottenham continues to maintain a high position on the Premier League standings in the next 10 rounds, then they might think about “letting go” in 1-2 cup competitions. The Europa League will still be Mourinho’s priority, but the League Cup and the FA Cup are two fronts where Spurs’ chance to win seems more. Mourinho always attaches importance to the League Cup, so he will face a difficult problem.

The season nevertheless just went through 7 rounds and usually it takes half of the season for the races to become clearer. Not to mention the upcoming Tottenham schedule is extremely difficult: Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Palace, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves, not including the European Cup matches.

But Tottenham have got off to a very good start and will not be too surprised if they compete for the championship. It will still be a big surprise if they go all the way and finish first with the throne, because Liverpool, even in the heart of the hurricane, still finds a way to win.

Tottenham dropped second in the Premier League, Mourinho easily overthrew Liverpool? (Part 1)

Tottenham has risen to second place in the Premier League and is capable of winning the throne of Liverpool.

Tottenham won a rather strenuous 2-1 victory over Brighton thanks to a Gareth Bale goal, scoring after he came on from the bench just over 2 minutes. With a victory over an opponent that has made it difficult for nearly every team they have met since the start of the season, Spurs have now taken second place and are behind defending champions Liverpool by 2 points.

Tottenham this season still has bad matches, from being beaten by Everton to losing points to West Ham and Newcastle. But there is the fact that after 7 rounds, they are scoring the most in the Premier League while 9 goals are not too bad (the team that conceded the least, Arsenal, also conceded 7 goals).

Premier League 2020/21 will be a volatile season because the Covid-19 makes the schedule of this season more intense, the European Cup teams have to try to play in 3-4 fronts at the same time and because They have to rotate the formation. This season the injury situation has increased significantly while the big teams have shown more or less fatigue and the rule of replacing five reserves has been dropped, some clubs like Everton or Aston Villa have risen to the top although They are not really special about the gameplay yet.

In the context of that a surprise Leicester City 2015/16 style championship is entirely possible, the only question is whether Tottenham can do it. This season they have added a lot of quality players and have considerable depth in the attack line, plus the high form of the key players.

The depth factor is the most remarkable because Tottenham cannot always rely on 1-2 individuals to create mutations in every match. Harry Kane and Son Heung Min have been in very good form since the beginning of the season, but against Brighton, Son proved quite quiet while Kane did not have many opportunities. Tottenham still won thanks to Gareth Bale’s presence on the field.

Mourinho is angry because he lost to the Belgian club

Mourinho has expressed frustration on social media after Tottenham lost to Royal Antwerp.

Tottenham were defeated 0-1 at the hands of Royal Antwerp in the second match of the Europa League group stage. Launching a full-fledged squad, Tottenham did not play as sharp as usual and Ben Davies made a personal mistake that caused Lior Refaelov to score the only goal for the Belgian side.

Coach Jose Mourinho at the post-match press conference admitted his responsibility for this defeat, especially after the fact that he replaced up to 4 players in the first half of halftime shows that the starting lineup he launched out did not work. “I even wanted to change 11 people after the first half, and I didn’t change 5 because I was afraid the next 45 minutes would be very long. There was only one person at fault in this, I was the starting lineup,” he said.

However, Mourinho also proved quite annoyed with the players he trusted on the field and after the game, “The Special One” even made a strange move to Instagram a photo of himself sitting in the car. the team bus. Mourinho accompanied the photo with the comment: “Bad stones deserve bad results. Hope everyone on this car is as irritable as me. Tomorrow training starts at 11:00.

The time the photo was taken is at 9pm and Tottenham then took a night flight back to London, scheduled to arrive this morning October 30. The players then had to go home to rest before returning to the training ground at 11 o’clock, so the time frame was quite limited and it can be said that today’s training session will be like a penalty for the whole Tottenham team for the loss.

The four players replaced by Mourinho in the middle of the half were Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn and Carlos Vinicius. But of these, Dele Alli was especially criticized after the match. Besides, Harry Winks also played very badly and was even named as the player who contributed to the shocking 3-3 draw against West Ham on October 18.

Newcastle – MU press conference: What did coach Solskjaer say about Pogba – Maguire? (Part 2)

Coach Solskjaer admitted MU’s bad start

After the opening three matches of the season, MU lost 2 and conceded 11 goals, including a 1-6 defeat against Tottenham. Explaining this, coach Solskjaer said: “We knew there was a bad start to the season and the game had a really bad result (Tottenham). After there were only 10 people left, we couldn’t stay stable or get a better result.

We knew we had to perform better but now it’s all been 2 weeks to think about it. Those who, after having experienced matches at the national team, hope to be able to reflect on whether the problem is positive or negative”.

MU’s star was angry because of the rumor of betraying Solskjaer

Recently, The Times’ writer Duncan Castle also revealed that Fernandes led a group of MU players who wanted to fire coach Solskjaer right after that match. However, Fernandes denied all the above rumors completely in an interview with Sport TV, shortly after Portugal’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the Nations League.

“There have been a lot of bad rumors since I joined MU. First, they said I rebelled in the dressing room, conflicted with my teammates. A normal conversation with Lindelof has been turned into a quarrel, and now I’m disappointed with Coach Solskjaer. All of these are false information. We still unite and work together to help MU overcome the current difficult situation”, said Fernandes.

MU spent money quickly, Kingsley Coman and Alaba

According to Sport Bild, MU soon sent a representative to contact Hasan Salihamidzic – sporting director of Bayern Munich. Kingsley Coman is the face that MU has long targeted, when he can bring many solutions to attack, from two sides to “number 10”.

In addition, Salihamidzic recently admitted that Bayern Munich had failed to negotiate an extension with Alaba. Alaba’s contract expires at the end of the season, Bayern run the risk of losing the Austrian star without earning any money. It is because MU understands the worries of the German and European champions, so he proposed a transfer in January 2021.

Newcastle – MU press conference: What did coach Solskjaer say about Pogba – Maguire? (Part 1)

 Before the match at St James’s Park, coach Solskjaer spoke about the future of Pogba and the disastrous performance of Maguire.

The future of Pogba & the style of Maguire

After Paul Pogba had hinted that he wanted to move to Real Madrid, coach Solskjaer immediately declared: “Paul is our player, he will stay here for 2 years and will focus on his dedication We do our best for the team. We want to see the best from Paul. In the following years, I am sure MU will see his best performance. “

Maguire – Pogba

Meanwhile, the Norwegian strategist is determined to protect Maguire even though the player is having the most unforgettable days in his career: “One day Harry could help England beat Belgium. But at a time. Another, he got sent off and the team lost. Football is like that, there are many ups and downs and you need to face it.

Determined to decode “Shots”

Exactly 1 year ago, MU lost to Newcastle with the only goal scored by Longstaff. Therefore, the Norwegian military leader hopes another scenario will occur: “Last year, it was a disappointing game. We should have won but almost the whole team did not react after the goal. “Now we have to get 3 points from a bad start. The results are important, all players will have to be determined to win and the goal is the points.

“Red Devils” towards unity

After the sad results, the Norwegian strategist hopes the team will unite in difficult times, as Bruno Fernandes said: “Leave the past behind and overcome it as soon as possible. We know there are a lot of outside forces that want to make a divide. I think Bruno is right because the whole team needs to unite at this point, at the same time let everything be ignored.

Revealing the strange reason why MU refused to buy Haaland at a bargain price

MU had the opportunity to buy Haaland at a bargain in January, but Vice Chairman Ed Woodward refused, causing great regret.

During a period of 4 months, MU added Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, Edinson Cavani and Facundo Pellistri to their squad.

The purchase of 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo from Atalanta was also confirmed on the last day and will officially join from January.

However, MU fans still feel the absence of an important deal, such as the central midfield position that needs consolidation or the top goal Jadon Sancho.

Coach Solskjaer has long asked to bring Sancho to strengthen the right-wing attack position, but Ed Woodward and the rest of the board did not accept Dortmund’s price of £ 108 million for this player.

In these difficult financial times, it is understandable that Woodward refuses to pay a 9-figure payment. However, this is not the first time he has been unable to make an important signing for Solskjaer.

Back in January, Solskjaer believed that he had secured his fellow striker Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg for € 20 million, but the transfer proposal was strangely rejected by Woodward.

According to ESPN, the executive vice president of MU refused to bring the Norwegian star to Old Trafford because he had to pay a commission fee to the agent and the player’s agent demanded that the release clause be inserted into the contract.

Dortmund then joined and won Haaland for 20 million euros, accompanied by a 75 million euro release clause as required – though the clause did not go into effect until 2022.

The decision of the German club to obey the wishes of Haaland has brought great benefits to them when the Norwegian striker continuously shines. In his first 23 games for Dortmund in all competitions, he scored 21 goals.

Imagine Haaland has scored such goals in the MU shirt with a bargain price of 20 million euros, the fans of “Red Devils” cannot help but regret.

Revealing the secret behind Ronaldo’s impressive jumps

A Spanish sports doctor has revealed the secret of Cristiano Ronaldo’s impressive jumps to score spectacular aerial goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo made the fans extremely excited when he jumped to a height of 2.28 meters to hit his head against Roma at the weekend. But this achievement is still far below the 2.56-meter jump when Ronaldo rocked the Sampdoria net at the end of last year.

Thus, Juventus striker can jump up to 71 cm from the ground and hang himself in the air for almost 1 second to make head shots. But what is the secret to helping Ronaldo jump so high?

In 2014, when Ronaldo leaped a head over Levante defenders to score for Real Madrid, sports medicine doctor Jose Gonzalez analyzed the Portuguese forward’s high jump secret on ABC.

“High jumping skills can be improved through practice and Cristiano Ronaldo has done this with strength, flexibility and plyometric (advanced dance) exercises. These exercises help him explode in a short period of time to maximize his strength, speed and high jump ability.

“Specifically, you will have to do a lot of work on the glutes, hemi-membranes, semi-tendon muscles and biceps. All three muscle groups are located in the hind thigh. In addition, Ronaldo also has to practice the quadriceps in the front thigh and triceps in the arm. Those are the main muscle groups that influence the high jump, although the spinal muscles, the chest muscles and the shoulder muscles are also slightly involved.

In particular, Dr. Jose Gonzalez emphasized water training to increase muscle strength and Ronaldo is doing very well.

“Swimming and water training is great for muscle recovery and development. I have talked many times about players having to exercise in the water after training on the field and in the gym.

“This process helps relax and relax muscles. But the reality is that many players do not do this and the coaches do not ask them to do that.”

“They usually take a hot bath for 5 minutes and then take a cold bath for 3 minutes. But if the bath is scientifically correct, they have to repeat this many times ”.

Notably, in addition to the training period with Juventus, Ronaldo also built a gym, a swimming pool, a sauna and purchased recovery equipment to practice at home.

Messi and Ronaldo are not nominated for UEFA

De Bruyne, Lewandowski and Neuer faced the chance to win the UEFA Best Player award, when Messi and Ronaldo were absent for the first time in 10 years.

The absence of Ronaldo and Messi did not surprise many people. Although they won the Serie A championship with Juventus, Ronaldo and his teammates unexpectedly lost to Lyon in the round of 1/8 Champions League 2019-2020, while Messi and Barca lost to Bayern 2-8 in the quarterfinals. Ronaldo and Messi have only scored three goals after eight games in this tournament.

The achievements of these two superstars are far behind Lewandowski – the top scorer of the tournament with 15 goals. The Bayern striker is the number one candidate for the award. His potential rival is De Bruyne. However, the Belgian midfielder joined Man City only in the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season and was eliminated by Lyon.

Lewandowski’s teammate Manuel Neuer played brilliantly and kept a clean sheet in the semi-final against Lyon and the final against PSG. This is the second time Neuer has reached the top three players nominated for the award, after 2014.

The UEFA Best Player award was first awarded in the 2010-2011 season, until now its 10th year. Last year, Liverpool midfielder Virgil van Dijk overcame Messi and Ronaldo to win the award. But this year, Van Dijk is not on the list because Liverpool were eliminated by Atletico in the eighth round of the Champions League.

Ronaldo holds the record of winning the award three times – in 2014, 2016, and 2017 – with nine nominations. Messi won twice in 2011 and 2015 and was nominated six times.

UEFA also announced the top 3 nominations for the best men’s football coach of the year, Jurgen Klopp, Hansi Flick and Julian Nagelsmann. Klopp helped Liverpool win the Premier League for the first time in 30 years. Flick won the Champions League with Bayern and Nagelsmann is the youngest coach in history to bring a team to the semi-finals of this tournament while leading RB Leipzig. In particular, all three are German.

Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard are nominated for the Best Female Player of the Year award. Meanwhile, Lluis Cortes, Stephan Lurch and Jean-Luc Vasseur will compete for best women’s football coach of the year.

Everton fought West Brom in the second round of the Premier League

Carlo Ancelotti’s newly purchased midfield made a strong impression when Everton beat Tottenham 1-0 in the opening match of the new season.

Despite the controversy over James Rodriguez’s strength and speed, the Colombian midfielder is an emerging artist on the English turf, where there have been more conductor-oriented players recently.

Winning West Brom, Everton will win their opening two matches for the first time since 2012-2013. That goal seems to be within the reach of Ancelotti teachers and students, especially when they are kicked at Goodison Park’s home field. On September 16, Everton showed strength by convincing the Salford Second Division team 3-0 in the fourth round of the League Cup.

With West Brom and Slaven Bilic, things go in reverse. The rookie of the tournament lost to Leicester 0-3 in the first round. But being a guest of Everton reminded West Brom good memories. Four years ago, under the leadership of Tony Pulis, they won 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to the only on-target finish of the game. It was an unbelievable victory as West Brom controlled the ball 24%, received 33 shots and 14 corners.

Leeds – Fulham

Premier League atmosphere returned to Elland Road for the first time in 16 years, despite a lack of spice due to the absence of spectators. Leeds received the team with them promoted after the end of last season – Fulham. In June, Marcelo Bielsa teachers and students defeated Fulham 3-0 to take the first place. That defeat was even more bitter for Fulham when Aleksandar Mitrovic was banned for three games due to an elbow hit with Ben White.

Leeds created a commendable chase performance when facing champions Liverpool in the opening game. However, Bielsa’s teachers and students still failed 3-4. Meeting opponents at a lower level this weekend is an opportunity for Leeds to demonstrate their competitiveness for the positions in the group below the scoreboard.

Fulham finished 0-3 against Arsenal in the first round. But their attackers will be fueled when they welcome the return of Mitrovic. The Serbian striker suffered an injury late last season and had to be substituted against Arsenal, but returned and scored the decisive goal when Fulham won 1-0 at Ipswich Town in the League Cup on September 16.