Posts Tagged ‘Sergio Ramos’

UEFA Soccer Team of the Year 2008

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

After 3.3 million votes cast by 256,000 online users (slightly less than last year), the Team of the Year 2008 was revealed earlier this week.

As can usually be expected with these things, this starting eleven will please many and disappoint others (especially those whose favorite player was not selected) but this being said, there’s quality oozing all over in this team. I personally prefer the journalist choice of L’Équipe’s Best 11 Soccer Players of 2008, but “the people have spoken” as they say…

Nevertheless, feel free to give your 2 cents (and fire away your insults) in the comments section.


Euro 2008 – 20 Pictures of the Spanish Triumph

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

By now, you’ve probably figured (i.e. me) likes pictures. Needless to say, I am a strong believer that “a powerful image can speak louder than a thousand words“.

So presenting to you, a selection of 20 images giving tribute to Spain’s Euro 2008 triumph in Sunday’s final.

Enjoy. And once again, ¡Viva España!

(Left picture) Spain's Raul Albiol and Carlos Marchena (R) celebrate after their Euro 2008 final soccer match victory over Germany at Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna, June 29, 2008. (REUTERS) (Center picture) Spain's Iker Casillas, right, celebrates with teammates Pepe Reina, left, and Andres Palop their side's 1-0 win at the end of the Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain in the Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, June 29, 2008, the last day of the European Soccer Championships in Austria and Switzerland. (AP Photo by Jon Super) (Right picture) Spain's David Villa and Pepe Reina (L) kiss the trophy after their Euro 2008 final soccer match victory over Germany at Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna, June 29, 2008. (REUTERS)


Ronaldinho’s Shooting Hoops – Nike’s ‘Momentum’ Commercial

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Ronaldinho‘s back in the advertising world, meeting up with his best friend Nike. This time, he’s playing some Basket-Ball for Nike’s Summer advertising campaign exclusive to Spain, “Momentum“.

Ronaldinho in Nike’s ‘Momentum’

After his ‘hitting-the-crossbar-4-times-in-a-row’ stunt (which many people still believe to be real), this time Ronnie has to score a basket with his feet. Much easier, right? 

However, kudos to Ronnie for acing it on his first try! :cool: Ronaldinho was called to comment on the ad at the Seleçao training ground in Teseropolis, and guaranteed there’s no trick. ”That ad is 100% real, I really scored that basket with my foot“. If you’re still doubtful, proof of the feat is all here.

Below is the original ad, which also features tennisman Rafael Nadal, Memphis Grizzlies center Pau Gasol, as well as Fernando Torres and Sergio Ramos in minor roles.