Born in Brazil, Kaka has earned worldwide notoriety and acclaim as a first-class midfielder for Spain’s Real Madrid team, as well as on his own native, Brazilian National team. Always a favorite with fans and his managers, Kaka has literally been playing football since he was a kid (just 8 years old) and signed his first Pro contract only seven years later. He began his career, as a child, in Brazil. His pro career took off in Italy where he played for Milan. Then, in June of 2009, Kaka left Milan to take up his current task, playing a great midfield, for Real Madrid. Read more..
John Terry was born on the 7th December 1980 and currently plays for Chelsea Football Club and the English national football side.
Recognized as one of the best defenders in the football, Terry has achieved many awards recognizing this fact. These include best defender in UEFA Champions League in 2005 and 2008 and by earning a place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup all-star squad.
During his career Terry has made 284 league appearances for Chelsea, scoring 18 goals, and 58 appearances for England, scoring six goals. However, it is not his ability to score goals for which he is considered a fearsome opponent, but it is his ability to prevent goals being scored by the opposition.
Amongst many awards and honours, Terry has won the English Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times. He has also earned a place in the UEFA Team of the Year on three occasions.
England had possibly one of their best opportunities to win the FIFA World Cup which was held in South Africa in 2010 and a very important player in the English dreams of lifting the trophy is John Terry. The Chelsea hard man is definitely a player to watch in the up-coming tournament. John Terry is simply brilliant footballer.
Fernando Torres was born in Spain on 20 March 1984 and currently plays for the English Premiership side Liverpool. Torres joined Liverpool in 2007 and has scored an incredible 48 goals in only 67 league appearances, already earning him a cult following in Liverpool. Torres has also scored an additional 12 goals in 29 non league games. His good looks also make him a big fan of the lady supporters as well.
Torres first played for Atletico Madrid where he made 214 league appearances and scored 82 goals. A fervent Atletico supporter, Torres made the decision to move to England after Atletico failed to earn a place in the European Champions Leagues. This would ensure that Torres would play more in the European arena.
Fernando Torres with David Villa, Spain boasts one of the most potent strike forces in world football and this strike pairing promises much in the upcoming World Cup being held in South Africa in 2010. Torres, at only 25, has already represented Spain 71 times and has scored 23 goals. Villa has scored 35 times in 54 games. You can almost guarantee that this tally of 23 will be added to in the upcoming year. Fernando Torres is considered as one of the best players in modern football club games. He is brilliant.
Karim Benzema is the current number 11 for Real Madrid Football Club. For a man aged just in his twenties this is a fantastic achievement.
Born on 19th December 1987, in Lyon, France, Benzema rose to prominence playing for the French club of Lyon where he debuted in January 2005. During the next five seasons Benzema played 149 times for Lyon scoring 66 goals. 2007-8 and 2008-9 were the years where he really showed his potential by scoring 54 goals in 99 games. His honours include four League 1 medals and it was also during this time that he debuted for the French National football team on 28 March 2007 against Austria where he scored to win the game. Since then he has represented his country 27 times and has scored 8 goals.
It was these performances that caught the eye of Real Madrid who, in the mid season break in 2009, added him to their already impressive arsenal of talent. Since then he has made 14 appearances for the Spanish giants and has scored four times.
Benzema promises to make quite a big impact for France in the upcoming 2010 football World Cup being held in South African and he is well worth keeping an eye on. Karim Benzema is considered as one of the best footballers in the world football in recent times.
Ronaldo was born on 22 September 1976 into a humble family in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Bento Ribeiro under the name Luis Nazario de Lima. Driven by his childhood hero Zico, the youngster enters football early in his life. Nazario gets his big break at the age of 17 when he is called up by Brazil’s senior national team. He performs well and is selected for his country’s World cup squad. Because of his tender age, the young Ronaldo is kept as a substitute and watches on as his team wins the 1994 World Cup. Ronaldo’s international appearances help him get noticed by European club PSV Eindhoven. He moves to PSV and instantly becomes top scorer of the Dutch league.
He has graced the world’s best national football team, not to mention several of its leading sides with his unique talents; he has served as a peace ambassador for the United Nations. At 32, Ronaldo has become one of the biggest celebrities in the world.
Overall, in two seasons in Holland he totaled a breathtaking 66 goals from 71 appearances. It did not go unnoticed elsewhere, and in the summer of 1996 he was signed by Spanish giants, Barcelona. During his one season with Barca, Ronaldo won the Spanish Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and the European Cup Winner’s Cup. Ronaldo scored 49 times in 68 games for Inter, and helped them to win the UEFA Cup in 1988. During the 1997/98 season he set a new benchmark for strikers in Italy, finishing the campaign with the best goal-per-game average in the history of Serie A.
In 2006, Ronaldo traveled to his fourth consecutive World Cup finals with Brazil, knowing that he stood just two goals away from equaling Gerd Muller’s record of 14 goals in the tournament. In 2007, Ronaldo returned to Italy once more, this time to sign for AC Milan, in the hope that he might rekindle the success that led the Italian media to label him Fenomeno.