Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany has signed a new six-year deal with the Premier League champions. The 26-year-old Belgian defender, who steered the Sky Blues …
AC Milan’s star legend Filippo Inzaghi is the new coach of the club’s youth team.
Inzaghi spent 11 seasons at Milan, where his contract expired this summer.
The club announced that the former Italy striker, who scored 73 goals in 202 Serie A appearances for the Rossoneri, is to take over the Allievi Nazionali youth side, who play in the Italian Under-16 league.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have moved to replace Bayern Munich-bound defender Dante with Europa League winner Alvaro Dominguez from Atheltico Madrid.
The 23-year-old passed a medical on Wednesday morning in Mönchengladbach before signing a five year deal with the Foals.
Alvaro Dominguez was our first choice for the left centre-back position which we were looking to fill after Dante’s departure,” said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
“He was a first-team regular at Athletico Madrid, won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 and recently made the step up into the Spanish national team. We are proud that he has decided to join Borussia.”
David Trezeguet struck twice as Argentine giants River Plate beat Almirante Brown 2-0 on Saturday to win the Primera B Nacional title and return to the first division.
River Plate has won the Argentine first-division title a record 33 times but was relegated a year ago, sparking riots in Buenos Aires by angry fans.
River’s promotion means the derby against Boca Juniors – one of world football’s most famous rivalries – will resume next season.
“This is unforgettable. In less than a year we put River back where they belong,” – River Plate coach Matias Almeyda.
River Plate 2-0 Almirante Brown
River Plate Celebration
Getafe football club and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Daniel ‘Cata’ Diaz. On Monday, he will take the necessary medical tests and sign the final agreement with Atletico Madrid.
The Getafe player is the club’s third signing and for the coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, Diaz comes in to reinforce the defence ahead of next season.
Cristian Rodriguez, who comes from Porto, and Emre, who comes from Fenerbache have been the two other signings so far for next season. “Cata” Diaz is 32 years old and has signed for two years, having spent the last five seasons at Getafe.
Young Melbourne Heart striker Eli Babalj has signed with former European champions Red Star Belgrade.
Babalj, 20-year-old, caught the eye of Red Star manager Robert Prosinecki following a breakthrough A-League season where he scored nine times for Heart.
Dutch midfielder Hedwiges Maduro, which has been free at end of season after four and a half years at Valencia, reached an agreement with Sevilla on a free transfer, as the Andulusian club announced.
The 27-year-old was offered a contract extension at Mestalla, while he also had an offer from Spartak Moscow, now coached by former Valencia boss Unai Emery, but he eventually opted for Sevilla.
Maduro joined Valencia from Ajax in January 2008, but numerous injuries prevented him from fulfilling his potential at Mestalla.
Bosnian Serb Dusan Bajevic was yesterday appointed coach of Greek Super League side Atromitos on a two-year deal.
Bajevic, 63-year-old, is considered one of the most successful coaches in the Greek league having a domestic record of 393 victories, 137 draws and 102 defeats.
Atromitos finished fourth this past season under Giorgios Donis to secure a Europa League berth.
Atletico Madrid announced on their website the signing of Uruguayan international Cristian Rodriguez for a four-year agreement.
The 26-year-old was out of contract his summer with FC Porto after the Portuguese club failed to renew deal.
Valencia have agreed to sign Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado from newly promoted Deportivo La Coruna on a four-year contract.
The Mexican arrived in Europe in 2007 for a €7 million fee from Atlas.
“Since my childhood I wanted to play in the Champions League and my move to Valencia will fulfill my dream”, said the new Valencia player.
Spanish youngster Jonathan Viera signs with ValenciaSpanish youngster Jonathan Viera signs with Valencia
Valencia announced yesterday they had signed highly-rated Spanish Under-21 striker Jonathan Viera from second division outfit Las Palmas.
The 22-year-old, who has scored eight times in 27 games for Las Palmas this season, signed a five-year contract though the transfer fee was not disclosed.
Viera, who was also reportedly being tracked by Barcelona, can look forward to a maiden Champions League campaign next term as Valencia are certain of finishing third in the Primera Liga.
Grobari (Gravediggers or Undertakers) are supporters of the Belgrade football club Partizan Belgrade. They are one of two major football fan groups in Serbia. They generally support all clubs within the Partizan Sports Society, and mostly wear black and white symbols, which are the club’s colors.
First groups of organized Partizan fan supporters began to visit the JNA stadium in the late 1950s. Those were mainly young men from Belgrade, and they occupied southern stands of the stadium. In those times, support was expressed by loud singing as well as polling of referees and opposite team’s players.
By the 1980s, Grobari were one of the largest and most organized fan groups in SFR Yugoslavia and began outmarching to all Partizan’s games across the country and Europe.
Grobari have become recognizable by noisy and constant cheering and their devotion and loyalty to the club. The basis of their cheering is the principle of voice and palms along with songs in distinctive style. Grobari also do other actions characteristic to organized fan groups, such as choreographies, banners and flares.
Grobari in action