The Scottish giants have sold almost 30,000 season tickets after fans queued up on the first day of public sale, despite the club’s position in …
The 2012/13 season of the Bulgarian national football league will not be broadcast on TV. Football clubs and TV channels have failed to reach a deal for the …
Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given is retiring from international duty after winning a record 125 caps for his country, he said on Monday. “After a …
Youtube to screen Scottish Premier League highlightsYoutube to screen Scottish Premier League highlights
The Scottish Premier League have joined forces with YouTube in a deal which will see match highlights and exclusive content made available to fans in …
CSKA Sofia switch owner as Hristo Stoichkov to become president of the clubCSKA Sofia switch owner as Hristo Stoichkov to become president of the club
Titan, the owner of the Bulgarian football club CSKA is selling the majority stake to the initiative committee around GERB MP Emil Dimitrov. Football legend Hristo Stoichkov is …
More foreigners than Belgians in their national leagueMore foreigners than Belgians in their national league
The Belgian Pro League will have more foreign players than Belgians for the first time in their history when they kick off tomorrow, the daily Het Nieuwsblad reported.
The newspaper said 217 foreigners and 216 Belgians will be playing for the Pro League’s 16 teams this season as Anderlecht seek to defend the title they won for a 31st time last season.
The number of foreign players is up 4.5 per cent from last season despite the league’s efforts to keep more Belgian nationals on the rosters. The league requires that eight of every 25 players on contract be homegrown.
Alexander Hleb returns home to Belarus and joins BATEAlexander Hleb returns home to Belarus and joins BATE
Former Arsenal and Barcelona player Alexander Hleb has returned to the Belarusian club where he made his professional debut, the team, BATE Borisov.
The 31-year-old midfielder said he was especially motivated to revive his career at the club where he made his professional debut.
“I’m glad to return to BATE. Here I made my first steps, I left for Europe from here. I want to thank my home club, to do everything possible to fulfill their desired goals.” Hleb said on the club’s website Thursday.
Hleb won the Belarusian title with BATE in his first season in 2000, and later played in the Bundesliga for spending three years at Arsenal from 2005 to 2008.
This was followed by four seasons at Barcelona, where he spent much time on loan and made just 19 appearances in four years.
Since then, a spell in the Russian league this spring with Krylya Sovetov yielded few first-team appearances and did not lead to a permanent deal.
Former England coach Fabio Capello has signed for Russia, he said Thursday.
Local media has reported that Capello, who has won league titles in Spain and Italy, will earn up to €10million per year.
“It’s a great honor for me to be at the helm of the Russian national team,” the Italian said, adding that this is a team with “huge potential”.
Maxi Rodriguez leaves Liverpool for Newell’s Old BoysMaxi Rodriguez leaves Liverpool for Newell’s Old Boys
Liverpool midfielder Maxi Rodriguez has joined Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina for an undisclosed fee, the English Premier League giants said Friday. The 31-year-old forward …
Greek champions Olympiakos have appointed Portuguese coach Leonardo Jardim on a two-year deal.
Jardim, 37-year-old, takes over from Spaniard Ernesto Valverde who left after leading the team to three domestic titles in as many seasons.