2019 Top Scorers in Europe and Transfers: The Year in Review

2019 has been a great year for football, and the top scorers in Europe have fought hard to reach the top. From the experienced, to the youngsters making a name for themselves, big transfer fees have been demanded and paid for to get the very best. The usual suspects have proved their dominance again after Lionel Messi picked up the Balon D'Or for the best player of the year, and Cristiano Ronaldo held the Scudetto after his first season at…

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S.S. Lazio – Genuine Title Contenders

Last Sunday’s Supercoppa Italiana marked the half way point of the Serie A season, with last years league winners Juventus facing Lazio, the current holders of the Coppa Italia.  After 17 rounds of scintillating football, the Serie A season comes to a halt as we enter the winter break. There was plenty of anticipation at the start of the season, with new coaches at Juventus, Inter Milan, Roma and AC Milan respectively.  Despite a disappointing season by their standards in…

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Dejan Kulusevski Stats – The Sought After Swede

Swedish football is in a good place right now. After knocking Germany out of the World Cup group stages, they managed to progress through the final 8 where they were beaten by England. Easy qualification, however, for the 2020 Euro Championships show the country are dragging themselves to be a staple in major championships. One player that looks to carry his team to victory is Dejan Kulusevski. The young midfielder is having the season of his life in Italy. This…

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MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool v Man City – Form, Stats and Key Players

On Sunday afternoon, Manchester City will cross over to Merseyside and visit Anfield. Many are calling this the biggest game of the season and its difficult to argue! Here is a preview of the game that shows the history, stats, and key players that will define the game. Form Both sides head into the game in pretty impressive form. Liverpool are still unbeaten in the Premier League this season, having won all but one of their games after the hard-fought…

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Wayne Rooney – the Birthday Boy in numbers

Wayne Rooney celebrates his 34th birthday today, so let’s look at some of the numbers the defined the career of a Premier League legend 16 - Rooney was just 16 years old when he made his debut for Everton back in 2002. 67 appearances later and 15 goals, the youngster moved Manchester United, a transfer that would see him stay there for 13 years 5 - Incidentally, Rooney won 16 trophies at Manchester United, and included in that is 5…

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MATCH PREVIEW: Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid – Preview and Predicted Line Ups

The first Madrid Derby is upon us, and what a cracker it is looking to be! Just one point separates the teams and tonight's result will affect the top of the table, bringing Atletico back to the top, or extending Real's lead. Madrid Derby - Form Despite being unbeaten this season, many believed that Real Madrid would be in trouble at the start. 5 points from a possible 9 left them slightly adrift of the top of the table. Then…

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Victor Osimhen – A young Eagle flying in France

Stepping out to the roar of an unfamiliar crowd can put many players off. Bright lights, big defenders giving you the stare, and the feeling of all eyes on you. Young or old, the pressure to perform for the new faithful, the people who have placed all their hope on you, can be overwhelming. Victor Osimhen, however, lived up to the expectations and burst onto the Lille scene by scoring the 2 goals needed to beat Nantes in their opener…

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Gian-Luca Waldschmidt – Germany’s young Euro hero

The Under-21 European Championships is in full flow, with teams being knocked out ready for the finals of the competition. One team that looks particularly strong is Germany. After their senior team withered out of the World Cup last year, all eyes will be on the next crop of talent. While Kai Havertz and Leroy Sane are leading the way, players like Luca Waldschmidt are coming up close behind. This is why the young forward is One to Watch! Waldschmidt…

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Breakout Team of the Season – 2018/19

Here at FootballOwl, we love looking at young stars that are looking to be the next big things in world football. New players come along every year looking to impress and this season has been no different. The players in this list have all had extraordinary seasons that have really pushed them into the limelight. This is FootballOwl's breakout Team of the Season! GK: Alex Meret (Napoli) Alex Meret will be one of the lesser known names in our Team…

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Arsenal Finances – How the money comes and goes

Football clubs bring joy and pain to millions of people around the world. In their most basic form, however, they are a company just like any other. With many employees on different wages, day to day running costs and rent, there is not much difference in a financial statement. In January, Arsenal FC released their financial statements and there are some interesting things to note when looking through them. So here is our analysis of Arsenal's finances The end of…

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