Monday, 29 April 2013
River Plate have always been one of the best clubs in Argentinian football but in 2011 troubles started occurring. Managers left and debt troubles piled up and surprisingly River Plate managed to get relegated from the top division. In English football this would be like Arsenal getting relegated or something like that. Although this season they have won the second division and come straight back up again.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
I don't support Birmingham City but I've always liked Nikola Zigic for some reason. I think it's because he's like 6ft 8 and an absolute beast in the air on FIFA. Real life not so much. Birmingham City also have Nathan Redmond who I like so I thought I'll get this shirt as I saw it on eBay. It can be useful for when I go and play football down the local field pretending I am Zigic and towering over everyone to head the ball into the back of the net.
Monday, 15 April 2013
First international: Denmark 17-1 France (1908)
Biggest win: Denmark 17-1 France (1908)
Biggest loss: Germany 8-0 Denmark (1937)
Top scorer: Jon Dahl Tomasson (52 goals)
Most caps: Peter Schmeichel (129 caps)
Star player: Christian Eriksen (Ajax)
Denmark's biggest achievement in world football was when they won the 1992 European Championships despite not qualifying for the tournament in the first place. They finished 2nd in their qualifying group behind Yugoslavia but problems with Yugoslavia caused them to pull out and allow the Danes to go into the tournament. Most of the Danish players were already settling down for their summer holidays and Michael Laudrup declined to play because he believed they had no chance of getting anywhere in the tournament. Much to his surprise, the Danes managed to win the tournament beating Germany 2-0 in the final.
For more on the team go to this link
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Flag of Belize
First international: El Salvador 3-0 Belize (1995)
Biggest win: Belize 7-1 Nicaragua (2002)
Biggest loss: Mexico 7-0 Belize (2008)
Most capped: Elroy Smith (16 caps)
Top scorer: Deon McCaulay (8 goals)
Star player: Deon McCaulay (Deportes Savio)
Belize according to the rankings are the worst central American side. They only played their first international in 1995 which was 15 years after gaining independence from the United Kingdom. They've achieved an all time high FIFA ranking of 134.
I believe this shirt is from around the mid 90s but I am not sure of the official year. It may be a third kit and not away to.
The shirt was a gift from someone I follow on Twitter and it is always nice to receive free shirts so many thanks to him for letting me have this.