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The Greatest Goals Of All Time Are Just Toe Pokes

You don’t ever work on your toe poke, admit it. It’s not a skill you frequently pull off after telling your mates which corner your about to put your shot in during warmups. You’d be called a child and laughed off the pitch, your ambitious toe punt looking nothing like a clean hit off the laces or a swerving effort with the instep. 

But contrary to accepted reasoning, the toe poke is actually the hallmark of a genius. Legends like Ronaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Andriy Shevchenko and Diego Maradona all had the infamous action down cold. 

Where Are Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League Heroes Now?

It was over eight years ago on a cold night in Moscow that Manchester United defied the odds to defeat Chelsea and win the UEFA Champions League, their first victory in the competition since 1999. It was a monumental achievement from the Red Devils, and, to this day, it remains the club's last great European triumph.

Eight years on, it's interesting to take a look at what the 14 players who appeared on the night are up to now.

From Football To Fame: 8 Celebrities Who Almost Became Professional Players

We see these celebrities on TV or recognize them from the radio, but you probably didn't know that many of them almost became professional footballers. These eight famous individuals may found success in other areas, but from time-to-time they still lace up their boots and play a game of footie. Keep reading to find out how these celebrities went from football to fame. 

Celebrities Who Almost Played Professional Football

1. Gordon Ramsay

2. Jon Stewart

The 5 Most Controversial Transfers In Football History

We have collected a list of football's ten most controversial transfers ever. These transfers are so controversial that they caused soccer fans to burn their season tickets, riot, and even injure one another.

Here's a sneak peak at the list of controversial transfers.

Luís Figo, FC Barcelona to Real Madrid (2000)

Sol Campbell, Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal (2001)

Roberto Baggio, Fiorentina to Juventus (1990)

Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, Corinthians to West Ham (2006)

John Obi Mikel, Lyn to Manchester United to Chelsea (2006)

Football's Most Famous Couples: Soccer Players Dating Celebrities

Ever wonder what it would be like to date a professional soccer player? These celebrities hit the jackpot and found love on the soccer field. Let us refresh your memory as we list the top famous footballer-celebrity couples. Some are married, some are engaged and some are dating, but all are known for their own accomplishments and success. Here's a sneak peak at the couples who made the list.

Famous Footballer-Celebrity Couples

David & Victoria Beckham 

Wesley Sneijder & Yolanthe Sneijder-Cabau

Goalkeepers Are Insane. These Are The Most Insane Goalkeeping Records

Goalkeepers are odd. Anyone who’s ever been forced into the position by a lack of numbers can attest that it is a lonely, nerve-racking experience back there, but that’s the life they chose. 

Individual awards have an extreme preference for goal scorers, and a goalkeeper has only ever been awarded the Ballon d’Or on a single occasion — that being Lev Yashin in 1963. 

However, these goalkeeping records show the remarkable achievements that the position has contributed to the game.

5 Players Who Should Move From The Premier League To MLS

During the last few years, we have seen many players swap back and forth between the Premier League and Major League Soccer. It is a truly endless journey of two leagues that could not be more different than one another, and there is a good reason why it happens: growth.

5 Things Easier Than Leicester City's Champions League Group

At the risk of showing too much disrespect to Leicester City, they were awarded a thoroughly easy Champions League group this season. Although they have done brilliantly in terms of their results, it is no secret that Porto, Club Brugge and Copenhagen have not provided the sternest of tests.

That will likely all change for them in the knockout stages, but as a fun exercise we've decided to look into the only five things in football easier than the Foxes' UCL opponents thus far.

Losing To Manchester City

Watch All 10 Ridiculous Nominees For The 2016 Puskas Award

FIFA has whittled the field for the 2016 Puskas Award, awarded for the best goal of the year as voted online, down to 10. The nominees include Lionel Messi, who has yet to win the award, Neymar and 17-year-old Daniuska Rodríguez.

Check out all 10 of the nominees below. The winner will be decided on January 9 at the annual FIFA awards in Zurich.

Then And Now: How Soccer Has Changed Over The Years

From elementary school through to college, soccer has always been a part of our lives. As we grow older, we realize we couldn't have ever predicted how many things would change. So here’s a little reminder of how things used to be and how soccer is now.

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