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Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan, is a professional football club in Milan, Italy, founded in 1899.
Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio is an Italian football club based in Livorno, Tuscany.
Associazione Sportiva Pizzighettone was an Italian association football club, based in Pizzighettone, Lombardy.
Associazione Sportiva Roma (Rome Sport Association), commonly referred to as simply Roma, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome.
Abdoulaye Konko Faye (born 9 March 1984) is a French footballer, who plays as a right-back.
ACF Fiorentina S.p.A., commonly referred to as simply Fiorentina, is a professional Italian football club from Florence, Tuscany.
Adriano Leite Ribeiro (born February 17, 1982), commonly known as simply Adriano, is a Brazilian professional footballer who last played for Miami United.
AFAS Stadion, formerly called DSB Stadion is a stadium in Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Aiman Napoli (born 2 July 1989) is an Italian footballer.
Alan Kelly (born 9 April 1975) is a FIFA Referee from the Republic of Ireland.
Alessandro "Alex" Del Piero, Ufficiale OMRI (born 9 November 1974) is an Italian former professional footballer who mainly played as a deep-lying forward, although he was capable of playing in several offensive positions.
Alessandro Gamberini (born 27 August 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays for A.C. Chievo Verona as a central defender.
Alessandro Potenza (born 8 March 1984 in San Severo) is an Italian footballer who last played as a defender for Lega Pro club Casertana.
Alessandro Rosina (born 31 January 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Salernitana.
Aliaksandr Paulavich Hleb (Аляксандр Паўлавіч Глеб,; Александр Павлович Глеб; born 1 May 1981), commonly referred to in English as Alexander Hleb, is a Belarusian professional footballer who plays for BATE Borisov.
Alkmaar is a city and municipality in the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland.
Andrés Iniesta Luján (born 11 May 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who played as a central midfielder for Barcelona, the Spain national team and has a contract signed with Japanese Club Vissel Kobe to commence 1 July 2018.
Andrea Gasbarroni (born 6 August 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays for AC Bra as a midfielder.
Andrea Gervasoni (born 21 July 1975) is an Italian professional football referee who officiates primarily in the Serie A.
Andrea Parola (born 22 April 1979 in Pisa) is an Italian football midfielder.
Andrea Pirlo, Ufficiale OMRI (born 19 May 1979) is an Italian former professional footballer.
Anfield is a football stadium in Anfield, Liverpool, England which has a seating capacity of 54,074 making it the sixth largest football stadium in England.
Antonio Cassano (born 12 July 1982) is an Italian former professional footballer who played as a forward.
Antonio Damato (born 15 August 1972) is an Italian football referee.
Antonio Nocerino (born 9 April 1985) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder, most recently for Major League Soccer club Orlando City.
Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira (born 11 December 1985), commonly known as Ari, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Russian club Krasnodar.
Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
Aston is a ward of Central Birmingham, England.
Aston Villa Football Club (nicknamed Villa, The Villa, The Villans and The Lions) is a professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham, England.
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known as just Atalanta, Atalanta Bergamo or the abbreviation Atalanta BC, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy.
Club Atlético de Madrid, SAD, commonly known as Atlético Madrid, or simply as Atlético or Atleti, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid, that plays in La Liga.
The Austrian Football Association (Österreichischer Fußball-Bund; ÖFB) is the governing body of football in Austria.
Alkmaar Zaanstreek, better known as AZ Alkmaar or simply AZ, is a Dutch professional football club from Alkmaar and the Zaanstreek.
Álvaro Alexánder Recoba Rivero (born 17 March 1976; nickname "El Chino""" by Sam Kelly, ESPN FC, 1 April 2016) is a Uruguayan former footballer, who last played for Primera División Uruguaya side Nacional, as either a forward or midfielder.
Édison Vicente Méndez Méndez (born March 16, 1979 in Ibarra) is a retired Ecuadorian football attacking midfielder.
Önder Turacı (born 14 July 1981) is a Turkish footballer who is currently a free agent.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, also officially known as Ülker Stadium Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Sports Complex or simply Ülker Stadium due to sponsorship reasons, is a football stadium in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, Turkey.
Barcelona is a city in Spain.
Bergamo (Italian:; Bèrghem; from Latin Bergomum) is a city in Lombardy, northern Italy, approximately northeast of Milan, and about from the Alpine lakes Como and Iseo.
Bolzano (or; German: Bozen (formerly Botzen),; Balsan or Bulsan; Bauzanum) is the capital city of the province of South Tyrol in northern Italy.
During British Summer Time (BST), civil time in the United Kingdom is advanced one hour forward of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) (in effect, changing the time zone from UTC+0 to UTC+1), so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less.
Bruneck (Brunico or Ladin: Bornech or Burnech; Branecium or Brunopolis) is the largest town in the Puster Valley in the Italian province of South Tyrol.
Bruno "Brunillo" Cirillo (born 21 March 1977) is a former Italian footballer who played as a centre-back.
Cagliari (Casteddu; Caralis) is an Italian municipality and the capital of the island of Sardinia, an autonomous region of Italy.
Cagliari Calcio is an Italian football club based in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Calcio Catania is an Italian football club founded in 1908 and based in Catania, Sicily.
Camp Nou ("new field", often referred to as the Nou Camp in English) is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957.
Catania is the second largest city of Sicily after Palermo located on the east coast facing the Ionian Sea.
César Aparecido Rodrigues (born 24 October 1974, in São Paulo), better known just as César, is a Brazilian former footballer, who played as a midfielder or defender; he is currently under contract as youth coach of Lazio.
Central European Summer Time (CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time (UTC+1) during the other part of the year.
Central European Time (CET), used in most parts of Europe and a few North African countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
Chelsea Football Club is a professional football club in London, England, that competes in the Premier League.
The Chinese national football team, recognized as China PR by FIFA, is the national association football team of the People's Republic of China and is governed by the Chinese Football Association.
Christian Riganò (born 25 May 1974) is an Italian football manager and former professional footballer who played as a striker.
Club Atlético River Plate is an Argentine professional sports club based in the Belgrano neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and named after the British English rendering of the city's estuary, Río de la Plata.
The Coppa Italia (Italian for Italy Cup; officially known as TIM Cup because of its sponsorship) is an Italian football annual cup competition.
Cristian Eugen Chivu (born 26 October 1980) is a Romanian former footballer.
Cristian Daniel Ledesma (born 24 September 1982) is an Argentine-born Italian footballer who plays as a central midfielder.
Cristian Molinaro (born 30 July 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back.
Cristian Silvestri (born January 21, 1975 in Roma, Italy) is a retired Italian football defender.
Cristiano Del Grosso (born 24 March 1983 in Giulianova) is an Italian footballer who plays as a left back for Venezia.
Cristiano Doni (born 1 April 1973) is an Italian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, on either flank or in the middle.
Cristiano Lucarelli (born 4 October 1975) is an Italian former footballer who played as a striker from 1992 until 2012.
CSKA Moscow (ЦСКА Москва) is a major Russian sports club based in Moscow.
Daniel da Silva Carvalho (born 1 March 1983 in Jaguarão, Rio Grande do Sul), more commonly known as Daniel Carvalho, is a Brazilian football attacking midfielder for Pelotas.
Daniele Bonera, Ufficiale OMRI (born 31 May 1981) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF as a central defender.
Daniele Conti (born 9 January 1979) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played most of his career for Cagliari as a midfielder; he currently works as a co-ordinator for the club's youth side.
Daniele De Rossi, Ufficiale OMRI (born 24 July 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Roma and formerly the Italy national team.
Daniele De Vezze (born 9 January 1980) is an Italian former footballer who played as a midfielder.
Daniele Ficagna (born 21 February 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for US Fezzanese.
Daniele Galloppa (born 15 May 1985) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cremonese.
Daniele Mannini (born 25 October 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays for Pisa as a winger.
Daniele Orsato (born 23 November 1975 in Montecchio Maggiore) is an Italian football referee.
Danko Lazović (Данко Лазовић,; born 17 May 1983) is a Serbian footballer who plays as a forward or a winger for Hungarian club Videoton.
Dario Knežević (born 20 April 1982) is a former Croatian football defender.
David Balleri (born 28 March 1969) is an Italian former footballer who played as a defender.
David Marcelo Pizarro Cortés (born 11 September 1979) is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chilean Primera División club Universidad de Chile.
Óscar David Suazo Velázquez (born 5 November 1979) is a retired Honduran professional footballer who played as a striker.
David Sergio Trezeguet (born 15 October 1977) is a French former footballer who played as a striker.
David Villa Sánchez (born 3 December 1981) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City and the Spain national team.
Davide Baiocco (born 8 May 1975) is an Italian footballer, who currently plays for Palazzolo as a midfielder.
Davide Biondini (born 24 January 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Sassuolo.
Davide Bottone (born 11 April 1986 in Biella, Italy) is an Italian footballer.
In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.
Deivid de Souza, commonly known as Deivid (born 22 October 1979), is a retired Brazilian footballer, who played as a striker or attacking midfielder, and the current manager of Criciúma.
Dejan "Deki" Stanković (Дејан Станковић,, born 11 September 1978) is a Serbian former footballer.
Dennis Esposito (born 25 January 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender.
Diego Alfredo Lugano Morena ((born 2 November 1980) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who last played as a central defender recently for Brazilian club São Paulo. Nicknamed Tota, Lugano has previously played for Plaza Colonia, Club Nacional de Football, São Paulo, Fenerbahçe, Paris Saint-Germain, Malaga and West Bromwich Albion. He was also the captain of the Uruguay national team, and was selected the best captain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Dirk Kuyt (Dutch: Dirk Kuijt;; born 22 July 1980) is a Dutch former professional footballer who last played for Quick Boys.
Domenico "Mimmo" Criscito (born 30 December 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Genoa as a left-back.
Alexandro Silva de Sousa (born 15 April 1983 in Fortaleza, Ceará), known as Dudu Cearense or simply Dudu, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Botafogo.
Eduardo Iturralde González (born 20 February 1967 in Arrankudiaga) is a retired Spanish football referee.
Eindhoven is a municipality and city in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender streams.
Elvir Rahimić (born 4 April 1976) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian former professional footballer who spent the majority of his career playing for Russian Premier League club PFC CSKA Moscow.
Emidio Morganti (born 23 July 1966 in Ascoli Piceno) is an Italian football referee.
The Emirates Stadium (known as Ashburton Grove prior to sponsorship, and as Arsenal Stadium for UEFA competitions) is a football stadium in Holloway, London, England, and the home of Arsenal F.C..
Emmanuel Cascione (born 22 September 1983) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Cesena in Serie B.
Empoli is a town and comune in Tuscany, Italy, about southwest of Florence, to the south of the Arno in a plain formed by the river.
Empoli Football Club is an Italian professional football club based in Empoli, in the Metropolitan City of Florence.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Enrico Alfonso (born 4 May 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cittadella.
Erjon Bogdani (born 14 April 1977) is an Albanian professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Albania under-19 team.
Esteban Matías Cambiasso Deleau (born 18 August 1980), nicknamed "Cuchu", is a retired Argentine footballer who played as a midfielder.
Eugenio Corini (born 30 July 1970) is an Italian association football coach and former player.
F.C. Südtirol known as Südtirol in Italy, less popularly as Alto Adige inside Italy and South Tyrol outside Italy, is an Italian association football club, based in the city of Bolzano, in the autonomous province South Tyrol.
Fabiano Santacroce (born 24 August 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Juve Stabia in Lega Pro.
Héctor Fabián Carini Hernández (born 26 December 1979 in Montevideo) is a retired Uruguayan football goalkeeper.
Fabio Caserta (born 24 September 1978 in Melito di Porto Salvo) is an Italian football coach and former player who is the current manager of Juve Stabia.
Fabio Galante (born 20 November 1973 in Montecatini Terme, Province of Pistoia) is an Italian footballer, who played as a defender.
Fabio Grosso, Ufficiale OMRI (born 28 November 1977) is an Italian professional football manager and a former player, who played as a left-back.
Fabio Quagliarella (born 31 January 1983) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sampdoria.
Fábio Aurélio Rodrigues (born 24 September 1979) is a Brazilian former footballer who played for Grêmio, São Paulo, Valencia and Liverpool.
Fábio Henrique Simplício (born 23 September 1979) is a Brazilian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.
Futbol Club Barcelona, commonly known as Barcelona and familiarly as Barça, is a professional football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Fotbal Club Dinamo București, commonly known as Dinamo București, or simply as Dinamo within Romania, is a Romanian professional football club based in Bucharest.
Felice Piccolo (born 27 August 1983 in Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender, currently under contract with Alessandria.
Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü (Fenerbahçe Sports Club), also known as Fenerbahçe, were founded as a football club in 1907 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Fernando Manuel Silva Couto, OIH (born 2 August 1969) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a central defender.
Fernando Martin Forestieri (born 15 January 1990) is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Sheffield Wednesday.
Fernando Damián Tissone Rodrigues (born 24 July 1986) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portuguese club C.D. Aves.
Fernando José Torres Sanz (born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a striker.
Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Ufficiale OMRI (born 9 August 1973) is a retired Italian professional footballer and a manager.
Filippo Mancini (born 13 October 1990) is an Italian footballer.
Fudbalski klub Partizan (Фудбалски клуб Партизан), commonly known as Partizan Belgrade (Партизан Београд / Partizan Beograd) or simply Partizan, is a Serbian professional football club based in Belgrade.
Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.
The Football Association of Norway (Norges Fotballforbund; NFF) is the governing body of football in Norway.
Football (calcio in Italian) is the most popular sport in Italy.
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.
Francesco Bolzoni (born 7 May 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Spezia as a midfielder.
Francesco Coco (born 8 January 1977) is a retired Italian football defender.
Francesco Cozza (born 19 January 1974 in Cariati) is an Italian football manager and former player, who played as a playmaker in the role of attacking midfielder.
Francesco Parravicini (born 31 January 1982) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.
Francesco Toldo (born 2 December 1971) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Francesco Totti, Ufficiale OMRI (born 27 September 1976) is an Italian former professional footballer who played for Roma and the Italy national team.
Frank De Bleeckere (born 1 July 1966 in Oudenaarde) is a Belgian former football referee.
Gabriele Oriali (born 25 November 1952) is an Italian Exfootballer who primarily played as a defensive midfielder but could also play in defence.
Gabriele Puccio (born 3 August 1989) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for S.C. Caronnese A.S.D.
Gareth Barry (born 23 February 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for West Bromwich Albion.
Gökhan Gönül (4 January 1985) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş.
Gökhan İnler (born 27 June 1984) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir.
Gennaro Ivan Gattuso, Ufficiale OMRI (born 9 January 1978) is a retired Italian footballer and current manager of Milan.
Genoa (Genova,; Zêna; English, historically, and Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria and the sixth-largest city in Italy.
Genoa Cricket and Football Club, commonly referred to simply as Genoa, is a professional Italian football and cricket club based in the city of Genoa, Liguria.
The German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball-Bund; DFB) is the governing body of football in Germany.
Gianluca Rocchi (born 25 August 1973) is an Italian association football referee.
Gionatha Spinesi (born 9 March 1978 in Pisa) is an Italian former footballer who played as a forward.
Giovanni Christiaan van Bronckhorst OON (born 5 February 1975), also known by his nickname Gio, is a retired Dutch footballer and the current manager of Feyenoord.
Giulio Migliaccio (born 23 June 1981) is an Italian retired football midfielder.
Giulio Nuciari (born 26 April 1960 in Piovene Rocchette, Province of Vicenza) is an Italian football coach and former goalkeeper.
Giuseppe Mascara (born 22 August 1979) is an Italian football coach and former player who played as a striker or a wide forward.
The goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.
Grétar Rafn Steinsson (born 9 January 1982 in Siglufjörður) is a retired Icelandic footballer who is now employed as technical director at Fleetwood Town in England.
Guglielmo Stendardo (born 6 May 1981) is a former Italian footballer who played as a central defender.
Guillermo Gonzalo Giacomazzi Suárez (born 21 November 1977) is a Uruguayan footballer.
György Garics (Jurica Garić; born 8 March 1984) is a Hungarian-born Austrian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Imolese in the Italian Serie D.
Hasan Salihamidžić (born 1 January 1977) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian former professional footballer.
The Hellenic Football Federation (HFF), also known as the Greek Football Federation (Ελληνική Ποδοσφαιρική Ομοσπονδία; ΕΠΟ), is the governing body of football in Greece.
Hernán Jorge Crespo (born 5 July 1975) is a retired Argentine footballer.
Houssine Kharja (حسين خرجة; born 9 November 1982) is a Moroccan international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Ianis Alin Zicu (born 23 October 1983) is a Romanian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Ibrahim Maaroufi (ابراهيم معروفي; born 18 January 1989) is a Moroccan football midfielder who plays for Toulouse Rodéo.
Ighli Vannucchi (born 5 August 1977) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.
Ignazio Abate (born 12 November 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a full-back for Milan in Serie A. A former winger, he is also capable of playing as a wide midfielder and as a wing-back; he is renowned for his stamina, quick sprints, and ability to making attacking runs down the right wing, and was in his prime, one of the fastest players in the top leagues of European football.
Football Club Internazionale Milano S.p.A., commonly referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter and colloquially known as Inter Milan outside Italy, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy.
Inter Milan Youth Sector (F.C. Internazionale Milano Settore Giovanile) is the youth set-up of Italian professional football club Inter Milan.
Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.
Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.
Ivan Fatić (born 21 August 1988) is a Montenegrin football player who plays as a defender or midfielder for Georgian club FC Samtredia.
Ivan Jurić (born 25 August 1975 in Split) is a Croatian former footballer and manager.
Iván Ramiro Córdoba Sepúlveda (born 11 August 1976 in Rionegro, Antioquia Department) is a retired Colombian footballer, who played as a defender.
Jaime Gavilán Martínez (born 12 May 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Indian club Chennaiyin FC as a left midfielder.
Jason Culina (Jason Čulina,; born 5 August 1980) is an Australian former football (soccer) player and coach.
Javier Adelmar Zanetti (born 10 August 1973) is an Argentine former footballer who played as a defender or midfielder.
João Alves de Assis Silva (born 20 March 1987), known as Jô or João Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Japanese club Nagoya Grampus.
Júlio César Soares de Espíndola (born 3 September 1979), known as Júlio César, is a former Brazilian professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.
Jean-Alain Boumsong-Somkong (born 14 December 1979) is a professional football defender, and former French international.
The Joan Gamper Trophy (Trofeu Joan Gamper) or Joan Gamper Cup is an annual friendly football match held in August, before the start of FC Barcelona's La Liga season.
Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes de Andrade, OIH (born 9 April 1978) is a former Portuguese footballer who played as a central defender, and a current manager.
Juan Manuel Vargas Risco (born 5 October 1983) is a Peruvian footballer who is currently playing for Universitario as a left back.
Julio Ricardo Cruz (born 10 October 1974) is an Argentine former footballer.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. (from iuventūs, "youth"), colloquially known as Juve, is a professional Italian football club in Turin, Piedmont.
Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite (born 22 April 1982), commonly known as Kaká or Ricardo Kaká, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.
Konrad Plautz (born October 16, 1964 in Navis) is a football referee from Austria.
Kyros Vassaras (Κύρος Βασσάρας; born 1 February 1966) is a Greek former professional football referee.
la Repubblica (the Republic) is an Italian daily general-interest newspaper.
Lampros Choutos (sometimes Lambros;born 7 December 1979) is a Greek retired footballer who played as a striker.
Leandro Rinaudo (born 9 May 1983) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender.
Leonardo Pettinari (born 23 July 1986) is an Italian retired footballer and current manager.
Lino Marzorati (born 12 October 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie C club Juve Stabia.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Liverpool Football Club is a professional football club in Liverpool, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Livorno is a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany, Italy.
In sports, a loan involves a particular player being to temporarily play for a club other than the one he is currently contracted to.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo OIH (born 4 November 1972) is a retired Portuguese footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan before retiring on 31 May 2009.
Luca Banti (born 27 March 1974 in Livorno) is an Italian football referee.
Luca Cigarini (born 20 June 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Cagliari as a midfielder.
Luca Saudati (born 18 January 1978 in Milan) is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger or as a second striker.
Luca Siligardi (born 26 January 1988) is an Italian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Parma.
Luca Tognozzi (born 3 October 1977) is a former Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Luciano Zauri (born 20 January 1978 in Pescina) is a retired Italian footballer who was a defender or midfielder on either flank and last an assistant coach of Pescara.
Ludovic Giuly (born 10 July 1976) is a French retired footballer who played as a winger or an attacking midfielder.
Luis Antonio Jiménez Garcés (born 17 June 1984), more commonly known as Luis Jiménez, is a Chilean footballer who plays for Qatar SC as an attacking midfielder.
Luis Diego López Breijo (born 22 August 1974) is a Uruguayan football manager and former player who currently manages Peñarol.
Luis Medina Cantalejo (born 1 March 1964) is a retired Spanish football referee.
Maicon Douglas Sisenando (born 26 July 1981), known as Maicon, is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who played as a right-back.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Manchester United Football Club is a professional football club based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.
Nuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro, OIH (born 11 November 1977), known as Maniche, is a retired Portuguese professional footballer who played as a central midfielder.
Manuel Coppola (born 11 May 1982) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Manuele Blasi (born 17 August 1980) is an Italian football midfielder who currently plays for Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC.
Marcelo Danubio Zalayeta (born 5 December 1978) is a retired Uruguayan footballer who played as a striker.
Marco Giancarlo Andreolli (born 10 June 1986) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Cagliari.
Marco Borriello (born 18 June 1982) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker.
Marco Branca (born 6 January 1965 in Grosseto) is an Italian former football striker who was, until February 2014, sporting director of Serie A club Internazionale.
Marco Filippini (born 19 September 1988) is an Italian footballer.
Marco Materazzi, Ufficiale OMRI (born 19 August 1973) is an Italian former professional footballer and former manager of Indian Super League club Chennaiyin.
Marco Motta (born 14 May 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays as a right back for Spanish club Almería.
Marco Giovanni Pisano (born 13 August 1981) is an Italian retired professional footballer who played as a left-sided defender.
Marek Jankulovski (born 9 May 1977) is a retired Czech footballer who played as a defender.
Mariano Adriàn Bogliacino (born 2 June 1980) is a Uruguayan football midfielder who currently plays for Plaza Colonia.
Mariano Nicolás González (born 5 May 1981) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Club Atlético Colón as an attacking midfielder or as a winger.
Mario Balotelli Barwuah (born Mario Barwuah; 12 August 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Italy national team.
Mark R. Halsey (born 8 July 1961) is a retired English professional football referee who was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, later based in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
Markus Merk (born 15 March 1962 in Kaiserslautern) is a former top-level German football referee.
Martin Laursen (born 26 July 1977) is a Danish former footballer who played in the centre-back position.
Massimo Ambrosini (born 29 May 1977 in Pesaro, Marche) is a former Italian professional footballer, who mainly played as a defensive midfielder.
Massimo Loviso (born 9 April 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cosenza.
Massimo Maccarone (born 6 September 1979) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Carrarese Calcio..
Massimo Moratti (born 16 May 1945) is an Italian petroleum tycoon and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saras Group, founded in 1962 by his father, industrialist Angelo Moratti; the main production site of the Saras Group is the Sarroch refinery located on the island of Sardinia, one of Europe's only six supersites, with a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day, representing 15% of refining capacity in Italy.
Matteo Contini (born 16 April 1980) is an Italian football defender for U.S. Pergolettese 1932.
Matteo Simone Trefoloni is a top Italian football referee, who has refereed many UEFA Cup matches in recent years.
Mauro Germán Camoranesi Serra, Ufficiale OMRI (born 4 October 1976) is an Italian football manager and former player who played as a winger.
Maxwell Scherrer Cabelino Andrade (born 27 August 1981), commonly known as Maxwell, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who last played as a left-back for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.
A midfielder is an association football position.
Michael Dean (born 2 June 1968) confirmation and biography: the Football League official website.
Michael Riley (born 17 December 1964) is an ex-professional football referee from Leeds in West Yorkshire, who has refereed matches in the Football League, FA Premier League and for FIFA.
Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.
Mirko Vučinić (Cyrillic: Mиpкo Bучинић), pronounced: mǐːrko ʋǔtʃinitɕ); born 1 October 1983) is a Montenegrin golfer who plays for Princes Milica Golf Club and a retired footballer. Having caught the attention of Pantaleo Corvino, the sporting director of the Italian club Lecce, he transferred there in the summer of 2000. He played for Lecce as they moved between Serie A and B. His highest-scoring season was 2004–05, with 19 goals in 28 games in Serie A. In 2006, he joined Roma, where he won the Coppa Italia twice; he later moved on to Juventus in 2011, where he won three consecutive Serie A titles. In July 2014, he moved to Al Jazira on an undisclosed fee. On the international stage, Vučinić played for the Serbia and Montenegro under-21 team. Due to injury, he was unable to represent Serbia and Montenegro at the FIFA World Cup in 2006. Following the split of Serbia and Montenegro in spring of 2006, Vučinić chose to represent his native Montenegro. Quick, versatile, and physically strong, Vučinić is known for his creativity, technique, and intelligence as a footballer, as well as his powerful striking ability from distance.
Moris Carrozzieri (born 16 November 1980) is an Italian football defender.
Moscow (a) is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with 13.2 million residents within the city limits and 17.1 million within the urban area.
Naples (Napoli, Napule or; Neapolis; lit) is the regional capital of Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan.
Nelson Enrique Rivas López (born 25 March 1983) is a Colombian football defender who is currently with Atlético F.C..
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
Nico Pulzetti (born 13 February 1984) is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Padova.
Nicola Legrottaglie (born 20 October 1976) is an Italian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and is the current assistant manager at Cagliari Calcio.
Nicola Pozzi (born 30 June 1986) is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a forward for San Donato.
Nicola Rizzoli (born 5 October 1971) is a former Italian football referee who refereed in the Italian Serie A from 2002 to 2017 and was a FIFA-listed referee from 2007 to 2017.
Nicolás Andrés Burdisso (born 12 April 1981) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a centre back.
Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United.
Olivier Nicolas André Dacourt (born 25 September 1974) is a former French professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.
Olympique Lyonnais, commonly referred to as simply Lyon or OL, is a French football club based in Lyon.
Omar Milanetto (born 30 November 1975 in Venaria Reale) is an Italian former footballer, who last played for Serie B side Padova as a midfielder as of 2012.
Ousmane Dabo (born 8 February 1977 in Laval, Mayenne) is a retired French footballer who played as a midfielder.
An own goal is an event in competitive goal-scoring sports (such as association football or basketball) where a player scores on their own side of the playing area rather than the one defended by the opponent.
Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Panormus, from Πάνορμος, Panormos) is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo.
Paolo Cannavaro (born 26 June 1981) is an Italian retired professional footballer who played as a defender.
Paolo Castellini (born 25 March 1979) is a retired Italian professional footballer who played as a left back.
Paolo Orlandoni (born 12 August 1972) is an Italian former football goalkeeper.
Paolo Tagliavento (born 19 September 1972 in Terni) is a former Italian association football referee who currently officiates in the Serie A and the UEFA competitions; namely the European Champions League and the Europa League.
Paolo Zanetti (born 16 December 1982) is a former Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.
Parma (Pärma) is a city in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its prosciutto (ham), cheese, architecture, music and surrounding countryside.
Parma Calcio 1913 S.r.l., commonly referred to as Parma, is an Italian football club based in the city of Parma that currently competes in Serie A. Founded as Parma Football Club in December 1913, the club plays its home matches in the 22,352-seat Stadio Ennio Tardini, often referred to as simply Il Tardini, from 1923.
Patrick Vieira (born 23 June 1976) is a Senegalese-born French professional football head coach and former player.
Paul Allaerts (born 9 July 1964 in Mol, Belgium) is a Belgian former football referee.
Pavel Nedvěd (born 30 August 1972) is a Czech retired footballer who played as a midfielder.
Vítor Hugo Gomes Passos (born 14 September 1987), known as Pelé, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.
PFC Central Sport Club of the Army Moscow (Профессиональный футбольный клуб – ЦСКА) is a Russian professional football club.
Philippe Samuel Mexès (born 30 March 1982) is a French former professional footballer who last played for Milan as a centre back.
The Philips Stadion is a football stadium in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and it is the home of PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging), also known as PSV Eindhoven.
Pieter Vink (born March 13, 1967: FIFA official website. Retrieved on February 18, 2008. in Noordwijkerhout, South Holland,: WorldReferee.com website. Retrieved on February 18, 2008.) is a Dutch football referee, who also officiates for FIFA and UEFA.
The Philips Sport Vereniging (Philips Sports Union), abbreviated as PSV and internationally known as PSV Eindhoven is a sports club from Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., commonly known as Real Murcia ("Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the namesake region.
Reggio di Calabria (also; Reggino: Rìggiu, Bovesia Calabrian Greek: script; translit, Rhēgium), commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy.
Reto Pirmin Ziegler (born 16 January 1986) is a Swiss footballer who plays as a center-back for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas.
Roberto Guana (born 21 January 1981) is an Italian retired footballer who primarily played as a holding midfielder.
Roberto Mancini (born 27 November 1964) is an Italian football manager and former player who is the current manager of the Italy national team.
Roberto Rosetti (born 18 September 1967 in Turin, Piedmont) is a former Italian football referee.
Roberto Carlos Sosa (born 24 January 1975 in Santa Rosa, La Pampa) is a retired Argentine football striker turned coach, who currently manages Vultur Rionero in the Italian Serie D.
Roberto Stellone (born 22 July 1977) is an Italian football manager and former footballer, who played as a forward.
Robin van Persie (born 6 August 1983) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for Feyenoord.
Robur Siena S.p.A., formerly known as Associazione Calcio Siena S.p.A. and often referred to as Robur or simply Siena, is an Italian football club based in Siena, in the region of Tuscany.
Rodrigo Ferrante Taddei (born 6 March 1980) is a former Brazilian-Italian footballer.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Spanish club Barcelona.
The Royal Belgian Football Association (Dutch: Koninklijke Belgische Voetbalbond, KBVB; French: Union royale belge des sociétés de football association, URBSFA; German: Königlicher Belgischer Fußballverband, KBFV) is the governing body of football in Belgium.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (Real Federación Española de Fútbol) is the governing body of football in Spain.
Rubens Fernando Moedim (born 4 August 1982), known as Rubinho, is a Brazilian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Avaí FC.
Russia (rɐˈsʲijə), officially the Russian Federation (p), is a country in Eurasia. At, Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people as of December 2017, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east. Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. The Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has been characterised as a potential superpower. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and an active global partner of ASEAN, as well as a member of the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Ryan Guno Babel (born 19 December 1986) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Beşiktaş and the Netherlands national team.
RZD Arena («РЖД Арена») is a football stadium in Moscow, Russia.
Società Sportiva Lazio S.p.A., commonly referred to as Lazio, is a professional Italian sports club based in Rome, most known for its football activity.
Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, commonly referred to as Napoli, is a professional Italian football club based in Naples, Campania.
Salvatore Aronica (born 20 January 1978) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender.
Salvatore Lanna (born 31 July 1976 in Carpi, Modena) is the Italian association football former player who spent his career playing as a defender.
The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, commonly known as San Siro, is a football stadium in the San Siro district of Milan, Italy, which is the home of A.C. Milan and Inter.
Santiago Hernán Solari Poggio (born 7 October 1976) is an Argentine retired footballer who played mostly as a left midfielder, and is the current manager of Spanish club Real Madrid Castilla.
São Paulo Futebol Clube, simply known as São Paulo, is a professional football club, based in São Paulo, Brazil.
The scudetto (Italian for: "little shield") is a decoration worn by Italian sports clubs that win the annual championship of their respective sport in the previous season.
Sergio Floccari (born 12 November 1981) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club SPAL.
Serie A, also called Serie A TIM due to sponsorship by TIM, is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top of the Italian football league system and the winner is awarded the Coppa Campioni d'Italia.
Serie B, currently named Serie B ConTe.it due to sponsorship reasons, is the second-highest division in the Italian football league system after the Serie A. It is contested by 22 teams and organized by the Lega Serie B since July 2010, after the split of Lega Calcio that previously took care of both the Serie A and Serie B. Common nicknames for the league are campionato cadetto and cadetteria, as cadetto is the Italian for junior or cadet.
Siena (in English sometimes spelled Sienna; Sena Iulia) is a city in Tuscany, Italy.
Simon Cziommer (born 6 November 1980) is a German former footballer.
Simone Inzaghi (born 5 April 1976) is an Italian former footballer who played as a striker, and is the current manager of S.S. Lazio.
Simone Missiroli (born 23 May 1986) is an Italian footballer who plays for Sassuolo as a midfielder.
Simone Pavan (born 29 April 1974 in Latisana, Udine) is an Italian football coach and former player.
Simone Perrotta, Ufficiale OMRI (born 17 September 1977 in Ashton-under-Lyne, England) is a retired Italian footballer who played as a midfielder.
Simone Vergassola (born 24 January 1976 in La Spezia) is an Italian former footballer who played as a midfielder who plays for Serie D side Siena.
Siniša Mihajlović (Синиша Михајловић,, born 20 February 1969) is a Serbian professional football manager and former footballer.
Spain (España), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a sovereign state mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.
Stadio Angelo Massimino (previously known as Stadio Cibali) is a multi-use stadium in Catania, Italy.
The Stadio Armando Picchi is a multi-purpose stadium in Livorno, Italy.
The Stadio Artemio Franchi is a football stadium in Florence, Italy.
Stadio Artemio Franchi is a multi-purpose stadium in Siena, Italy.
The Atleti Azzurri d'Italia is a stadium in Bergamo, Italy, used by the Atalanta and Albinoleffe football teams.
The Stadio Carlo Castellani is a multi-purpose stadium in Empoli, Italy.
The Stadio delle Alpi was a football and athletics stadium in Turin, Italy, and was the home of both Juventus Football Club and Torino Football Club between 1990 and 2006.
Stadio Ennio Tardini, commonly referred to as just Il Tardini, is a football stadium in Parma, Italy, located near the centre of Parma, between the town centre and the city walls.
The Stadio Friuli, commercially known as the Dacia Arena, is an all-seater football stadium in the Udine, Italy, and the home of Serie A club Udinese.
The Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris, also known as the Marassi from the name of the neighbourhood where it is located, is a multi-use stadium in Genoa, Italy.
The Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome, Italy.
The Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino is a multi-purpose stadium located in Turin, Italy.
The Stadio Oreste Granillo is a football stadium in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
Stadio Renzo Barbera (previously and still commonly known as Stadio La Favorita) is a football stadium in Palermo, Italy.
Stadio San Paolo (Saint Paul Stadium) is a stadium in the western suburb of Fuorigrotta in Naples, Italy, and is the third largest football stadium in Italy after the San Siro and Stadio Olimpico.
Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia was a football stadium in Cagliari, Italy.
Stefano Farina (19 September 1962 in Ovada – 23 May 2017. 23 May 2017. Retrieved on 23 May 2017. in Genova) was an Italian football referee.
Steven George Gerrard (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player, who is the manager of Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
The Supercoppa Italiana (Italian for Italian Super Cup) is an annual football competition usually held the week before the season begins in Italy.
Ternana Unicusano Calcio S.p.A. more commonly known as Ternana Calcio or just Ternana is an Italian football club based in the city of Terni, Umbria region.
The Football Association (FA) is the governing body of association football in England, the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.
Thiago Motta (born 28 August 1982) is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Thomas Manfredini (born 27 May 1980) is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender.
Tom Henning Øvrebø (born 26 June 1966) is a Norwegian former football referee.
Tomáš Sivok (born 15 September 1983) is a Czech professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Israeli club Maccabi Petah Tikva in Israeli Premier League.
Tommaso Rocchi (born 19 September 1977) is a retired Italian professional footballer who played as striker.
Torino Football Club, commonly referred to as Torino or simply Toro, is a professional Italian football club based in Turin, Piedmont, that plays in Serie A. Founded as Foot-Ball Club Torino in 1906, Torino are among the most successful clubs in Italy with seven league titles, including five consecutive league titles at the time of the Grande Torino, widely recognised as one of the strongest teams of the 1940s.
Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.
Turkey (Türkiye), officially the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti), is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.
Unione Calcio Sampdoria, commonly known as Sampdoria, is an Italian association football club based in Genoa.
Unione Sportiva Città di Palermo, commonly referred to as Palermo, is an Italian football club from Palermo, Sicily, playing in Serie B. Formed in 1900 as Anglo Palermitan Athletic and Football Club, the club had various names before assuming its current form in 1987, and is the top-ranked football club from the island of Sicily.
Udine (Udin, Weiden in Friaul, Utinum, Videm) is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche).
Udinese Calcio (known simply as Udinese) is an Italian football club based in Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and currently plays in the Serie A. Founded in 1896, Udinese is the second oldest club in Italy, after Genoa.
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.
Urbs Reggina 1914 S.r.l., commonly referred to as Reggina, is an Italian association football club, the main club of the city of Reggio Calabria.
Uriah D. Rennie (born 23 October 1959 in Sheffield, England) is a retired top level English football referee.
Valencia Club de Fútbol (València Club de Futbol; also known as Valencia CF, Valencia or Los Che) is a Spanish football club based in Valencia.
Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Udinese.
Vasili Vladimirovich Berezutski (Василий Владимирович Березуцкий; born 20 June 1982) is a Russian footballer who plays as a defender for CSKA Moscow.
Vágner Silva de Souza (born 11 June 1984), known as Vágner Love, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Beşiktaş.
Villa Park is a football stadium in Aston, Birmingham, England, with a seating capacity of 42,682.
Vincenzo "Vince" Grella (born 5 October 1979) is an Australian former footballer who played as a midfielder.
Vincenzo Iaquinta, Ufficiale OMRI (born 21 November 1979) is a former Italian footballer who played as a striker.
Vitória Sport Clube, commonly known as Vitória de Guimarães, are a Portuguese professional football club based in Guimarães that competes in the Primeira Liga, the top-flight of football in Portugal. Vitória de Guimarães have tried to match the dominance of the so-called "Big Three" (Benfica, Porto and Sporting CP) in the Primeira Liga, where it has finished third on four occasions, most recently in 2007–08. They have won one Taça de Portugal and one Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.
Walter Adrián Luján Samuel (born Walter Adrián Luján; 23 March 1978) is a retired Argentine professional footballer.
Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays for D.C. United of Major League Soccer.
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder.
Yossi Shai Benayoun (יוסף שי "יוסי" בניון, born 5 May 1980) is an Israeli professional footballer who plays for Maccabi Petah Tikva and captained the Israel national team.
Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (Ю́рий Валенти́нович Жирко́в; born 20 August 1983) is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russia national team.
Zlatan Ibrahimović (born 3 October 1981) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy.
The 2006 Supercoppa Italiana was a match contested by the 2005–06 winners Internazionale and the 2005–06 Coppa Italia runners-up Roma.
The 2006–07 Coppa Italia was the 60th edition of the tournament.
The 2006–07 season was Football Club Internazionale Milano's 98th in existence and 91th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football.
The 2006–07 UEFA Champions League was the 15th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded from the European Cup, and the 52nd season overall.
The 2007 Supercoppa Italiana was a match contested by 2006–07 Serie A winners Internazionale and 2006–07 Coppa Italia winners Roma.
The 2007–08 Coppa Italia was the 61st edition of the tournament.
The 2007–08 Serie A football season was the seventy-sixth since its establishment, and started on 26 August 2007 and ended on 18 May 2008.
The 2007–08 UEFA Champions League was the 16th season of UEFA's premier European club football tournament, the UEFA Champions League, since it was rebranded in 1992, and the 53rd tournament overall.
The 2008 Supercoppa Italiana was a football match that was played by 2007–08 Serie A winners Internazionale and 2007–08 Coppa Italia winners Roma.
The 2008–09 Albanian Superliga was the 73rd season of top-tier football in Albania and the eleventh season under the name Kategoria superiore.
The 2008–09 Coppa Italia was the 62nd season of the tournament.
The 2008–09 season was Football Club Internazionale Milano's 100th in existence and 93th consecutive season in the top flight of Italian football.
The 2008–09 Serie A (known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons) was the seventy-seventh season since its establishment.
The 2008–09 UEFA Champions League was the 54th edition of Europe's premier club football tournament and the 17th edition under the current UEFA Champions League format.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
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