Eintracht Frankfurt football club is ranked amongst the top 5 clubs of Germany. Eintracht plays in the German Top-Division “Bundesliga” and more often regarded as the mid-table league team. The club has successfully participated in Bundesliga football for thirty three years and their best ever performance came in 1991/92 season when they finished just two points back to champion VFB Stuttgart football club. The club is successfully performing in the Bundesliga top-flight since 1963, relegated to Second-Division only on few occasions.
Eintracht Frankfurt football club has also enjoyed much of its success in competitions outside the Bundesliga. In 1967 they won their first international trophy “UEFA Intertoto Cup”, beating Inter Bratislava football club in the finals. The same year they also won the “Coppa delle Alpi” title. The club has also won the UEFA Cup title in 1980, beating Borussia Monchengladbach football club in the finals.
The titles and honours achieved by the Eintracht Frankfurt in the past years are:
- UEFA Cup
- Winners: 1980
- UEFA Intertoto Cup
- Winners: 1967
- European Cup
- Runners-up: 1960
- Coppa delle Alpi
- Winners : 1967
- Antalya Cup
- Winners : 2011
- German Championship (pre-Bundesliga)
- Champions: 1959
- Runners-up: 1932
- Winners: 1974, 1975, 1981, 1988
- Runners-up: 1964, 2006
- 2nd Bundesliga
- Winners: 1997–98
- Winners: 1992
- Runners-up: 1994
- Southern German championship
- Champions: 1929–30, 1931–32, 1952–53, 1958–59
- Runners-up: 1912-13+, 1913-14+, 1930–31, 1953–54, 1960–61, 1961–62
- Champions: 1911-12+, 1912-13+, 1913-14+
(+ as Frankfurter FV)
- Kreisliga Nordmain
- Winners: 1919-20+, 1920–21
- Runners-up: 1921–22
- Bezirksliga Main-Hessen:
- Winners: 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30, 1930–31, 1931–32
- Runners-up: 1932–33
- Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen:
- Winners: 1937–38
- Runners-up: 1936–37
- Hesse Cup
- Winners: 1946, 1969
PFC CSKA Moscow is a Russian international league football team located in Moscow, Russia. The club was founded in 1911, playing in the top-division “Russian Premier League” for 2011/12 season. CSKA Moscow FC plays home games at Luzhniki Stadium, having capacity of 89,000 spectators.
CSKA Moscow football club, well known as the “Koni (Horses)”, Krasno-Sinie (Red-blue)” and “Armeytsy (Army men)”, plays home games in the Blue and Red combination jersey with Blue shorts and away games in white and grey combination jersey with white shorts.
In the early starting years, CSKA Moscow football club was associated with the Red Army and dominated with the talented army boys who completed the team as Obshestvo Lyubiteley Lyzhnogo Sporta (OLLS). In 1923, after playing some impressive football over the years, the club changed its name to Optvtno Pokazatel’naya Ploschadka Vseobucha (OPPV). On Feb 23, 1928, the club again changed its name and this time it was Sportivnvi Klub Tsentral’nogo Doma Krasnov Armii (CDKA). In 1951, the name again changed to Sportivnvi Klub Tsentral’nogo Doma Sovetskov Armii (CDSA) before finally named to CSKA Moscow in 1960 till today.
CSKA Moscow football club have been regarded as the most successful clubs in Russia and participating in the European championships on regular basis. CSKA Moscow are 3 times winner of Russian Premier League, 5 times Russian Cup winners, 2 times Russian Supercup, 7 times Soviet Top League winners and 5 times Soviet Cup winners. The CSKA Moscow FC also won the UEFA Cup back in 2005 by beating Sporting Football Club 3-1 in the finals at the Estadio Jose Alvalada in lisbon.
CSKA Moscow are currently managed by Leonid Slutsky and captained by Igor Akinfeev. The club has started the 2011-12 season with an epic style, winning their first game over Amkar football club and looking forward to keep their winning form on the right track for the rest of the season.
Real Madrid Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club which is generally called as Real Madrid. Real Madrid club is from Madrid, Spain and it is a professional club of association football. In Spanish football, Real Madrid was voted as the most successful club of 20th century by FIFA. The club has won 17 Spanish “Copa del Rey” cups, 1 Copa Eva Durate, 2 UEFA Cups, 9 UEFA champion Leagues, 3 Intercontinental Cups and 1 UEFS Supercup. In Spanish the word “Real” means “royal” and the name with the royal crown in the emblem was given by the King. Real Madrid is the world’s richest football club i.e. in terms of revenue. Real Madrid reached second in the list of most valuable teams and in the year 2008, the club worth €950m. The club is one of the founding members of FIFA. The home color for their jersey is white but its crest has been changed several times in order to modernize it. Read more..
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.
There are plenty of football tournaments available to watch on TV, but the thrill of watching it live is definitely far from being different. If you were looking for a really interesting match between two football giants, then probably you would have to wait for the right time or season, for most famous and excellent football tournaments are held seasonally anyway.
Back on track, the three most famous football tournaments in the world would undeniably be:
• the Olympics,
• the World Cup, and
• the UEFA Cup tournaments
Football was first introduced into the Olympics in the year 1900, with the first set of medals given out some eight years later; during which professional footballers from clubs were not allowed to represent their countries initially. As for the World Cup, which returns every 2 years on common occasions, this was introduced by FIFA in the year 1930. It started off with merely 13 countries in the beginning, and thus far has expanded its territories up to Japan and Korea in the recent years. The UEFA Cup on the other hand returns to fame every 4 years and involves football giants from all over Europe. This tournament does not have a fixed amount of countries or teams however, and the number notably changes every year to date.