Manchester United Football Club (MUFC)

Wayne Rooney and Coleen

Manchester United is one of the most successful football clubs of English football. This club is also known as “THE RED DEVILS”. The current manager of this team is Sir Alex Ferguson (1986-present) and the president is Malcolm Glazer. This club is one of the widely supported ones in the football world.

In 1978, this team was founded as Newton Heath LR football club. The team has played in the football league since 1878. Since 1938, they have been playing in Premier League, except for the season 1974-75. This club won the European Cup in 1968 as the first ever English club.

Their home ground is Old Trafford. The stadium’s capacity is approximately 75,960 seats. They have won 18 Premier League titles till now. They are in the second position of the current league table. The team has also won 11 FA cup titles, 4 League Cup titles, 17 Community Shield titles. The biggest tournament of European football club is UEFA championship. And Manchester United has won this title 3 times. In 2008 they also won FIFA World Cup Club.

Manchester United is not only a famous club. Now they are the richest club in football world. Manchester United Football Club is one of the most popular football clubs in the world of league football.  

Top Five Money Making Celebrities in Soccer

by on August 30, 2009
in Famous football players

David Beckham

The high salaries earned by soccer players, are currently one of the most discussed topics throughout the football world. The question as to if athletes in general and soccer players in particular, should be earning the kind of money they’re earning is more pulsating then ever these days, with clubs paying their players incredible amounts of money each year. It’s somewhat difficult to judge exactly how much a player makes simply from his club salary, because many wage details are private, due to obvious reasons.

France Magazine has recently compiled a list of the highest paid soccer / football players in the world at large which is as follows:

David Beckham, $49.4 million

No one can shift soccer merchandise like Beckham. He did it for Manchester United during his pomp and for Real Madrid over the past four years, where he won over the fans if not the critics. Now coming to America on the back of potential $250 million marketing and playing deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy, he has proved he has the marketing savvy to put him in the elite of sports commercial superstars who outlast their playing days.

Ronaldinho, $38.4 million

The impish Barcelona is not only enjoying the number 2 spot but is also having the best of seasons by his own standards. Like many of the stars of the last World Cup, a long club and international season has taken its physical toll. But he leapfrogged David Beckham last year to become soccer’s top-earning player thanks to endorsement deals with Nike and the likes of consumer electronics giant Sony.

Lionel Messi, $36.6 million

Lionel Messi is an incredibly gifted soccer player who currently plays for Spanish giants FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team. He was almost indispensable in Barca’s first squad and although several thigh injuries kept him away from the pitch, he came back in force in the 2006-2007 season and is playing inform to date.

Cristiano Ronaldo, $31 million

Cristiano was famous about his soccer skills from his teenage. His dazzling footwork and goal-scoring touch made him a teenage star that was known as one of the most exciting young soccer players in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent caught the eye of Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, who bought him for $20 million US at that time and now he is one of the highest paid sport personalities in the world.

Thierry Henry, $26.8 million

One of Europe’s most feared strikers the Arsenal captain’s elegance and glamour on and off the pitch is remarkable-he is marriage to model Nicole Merry keeps him a marketers’ favorite, while his Arsenal contract of $220,000 (£112,000) a week keeps his bank manager merry, too.

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