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27 June 1977 – The Rise Of Raúl

On 27 June 1977, Raúl González was born in Madrid. He went on to become Real Madrid's all-time leader in goals and appearances.The striker joined the club's youth squad in 1992 after spells at San Cristobal (1987-90) and Atlético Madrid (1990-92) and made his professional debut with the first team on 29 October 1994. Only 17 years and 124 days ...

26 June 2011 – River Flows Downhill

On 26 June 2011, River Plate were relegated to the Argentine second division for the first time in its 110-year history after drawing 1-1 with Belgrano.Since winning the 2008 Clausura—their 34th national title—River Plate had fallen on hard times, including a last-place finish in the 2008 Apertura and a series of subsequent mid-table finishes. After ...

26 June 2011 – River Flows Downhill

On 26 June 2011, River Plate were relegated to the Argentine second division for the first time in its 110-year history after drawing 1-1 with Belgrano.Since winning the 2008 Clausura—their 34th national title—River Plate had fallen on hard times, including a last-place finish in the 2008 Apertura and a series of subsequent mid-table finishes. After ...

25 June 2010 – Ciao, Cannavaro

On 25 June 2010, Italy defender and captain Fabio Cannavaro announced his retirement from international football. With 136 appearances, he remains Italy's record cap-holder.Cannavaro made his national team debut over thirteen years earlier in a January 1997 friendly against Northern Ireland. By 1998, he was regular starter, playing every minute for ...

24 June 1987 – The Mighty Messi

On 24 June 1987, Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina. He has since become one of the world's best players, winning a record five Ballons d'Or.After initially playing for a local club managed by his father, Messi joined the youth program at Newell's Old Boys in 1995. There, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. The costs of treatment, ...

23 June 1968 – The Puerta 12 Tragedy

On 23 June 1968, 74 people died and over 150 were injured trying to exit the stadium after a match between River Plate and Boca Juniors. It remains the largest football-related disaster in Argentina's history.The derby rivals played to a scoreless draw at River Plate's Monumental Stadium. Afterward, several supporters attempted to leave the stadium ...

22 June 2004 – Yes, It Was A Very Unusual Result

On 22 June 2004, Sweden and Denmark played to a 2-2 draw, getting just the result they needed for both to advance in the Euros at the expense of Italy.It was the final matchday of Group C. Italy started the day two points behind Sweden and Denmark, having drawn against both, while both had already beaten Bulgaria, Italy's opponent. In the event of a ...

21 June 2002 – Germany Probably Would Have Won A Penalty Shootout, Anyway

On 21 June 2002, the United States suffered a close--and controversial--loss to Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals.The two teams met at the Munsu Cup Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea, where a crowd of 37,337 gathered for the event. Despite entering the match as heavy underdogs, the US applied heavy pressure on the three-time World Cup champions from ...

Romanian WAGs: Raluca Hogyes şi Lukasz Szukala

Raluca Hogyes și fotbalistul polonez Lukasz Szukala, de la Osmanlispor, din Turcia, sunt impreuna deja de aproape trei ani! Raluca Hogyes de la Digi 24 este unsa dintre cele mai sexy prezentatoare de stiri sportive din Romania! Unica fiica la parinti recunoaste ca a fost un copil rasfatat. Rasfatata copila era adorata de parinti, dar nici ea nu-i ...

20 June 1976 – Panenka’s Perfect Penalty

On 20 June 1976, Czechoslovakia won the first major international tournament to be decided by a penalty shootout, beating West Germany in the European Championship Final.Although there were only four teams--and four matches--in the tournament that year, it was hotly contested, with all four matches going to extra time. In the opening game, the Czechs ...

2017/18 UEFA Champions League first and second qualifying rounds

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19 June 1994 – Mimosas Take A Spill

On 19 June 1994, Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas lost their first league game in almost five years, ending their unbeaten streak at a world-record 108 matches.Founded in 1948, Mimosas are the most successful club in Côte d'Ivoire football history, with 24 Premier Division titles. Five of those came during their record unbeaten run, which started on ...

Matilde Mourinho – Daughter of José Mourinho

Matilde Tita Mourinho, the stunning and only daughter of Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho is turning into a beautiful and elegant young woman. Matilde Mourinho who joined her famous father at the GQ Awards raised eyebrows in an eye-popping designer dress by Balmain. That’s right, Chelsea FC’s fervent manager who recently resigned named his ...

Hollie Shearer – Daughter of Alan Shearer

The daughter of the beloved Newcastle star who stole the heart of Geordies and Britons alike during his career is trying to lay her own claim to fame. Hollie has her own music on Instagram, YouTube, and Soundcloud. Aside from devoting much of her life to singing, she attends several Alan Shearer Foundation events that raise awareness for disabled ...
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