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15 players who were rich before football

People want to play football for different reasons. Some love the game, while others see it as a way of becoming rich stars. This list from 'Bolavip' shows fifteen wealthy people who became footballers.

La Liga

Sevilla announce Monchi departure

The sporting director credited as the architect of Sevilla's five Europa League triumphs, Monchi, is set to leave the club.

La Liga

Perez responds to Pique jibe

Florentino Perez chose his words carefully as he responded to Gerard Pique's criticism of Real Madrid's "values".

La Liga

'I was smoking, playing video games when suddenly Real Madrid called... I hung up'

One of the most peculiar stories in football in recent years. D'Agostino came close to signing for Real Madrid, but Udinese stood in the way.

WC Qual. Europe

Van Gaal in talks with Holland

Following Danny Blind's dismissal, Holland are in the search for a new manager, and the KNVB will be looking to offer Van Gaal a major role.

Premier League

Wenger: Ozil 'paying the price'

The Arsenal midfielder spoke out in regards to what he believes is unfair criticism. According to Wenger the German is paying the price for being a high-profile player.

WC Qual. Europe

Wrinkles aside Ronaldo liked my work - bust sculptor

The man behind the grinning and now-infamous bronze bust of Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday the Real Madrid superstar liked the sculpture  -- but did ask him to remove the wrinkles.

La Liga

Pochettino would never coach Barcelona

Taking over at Barcelona is pretty much out of the question for Tottenham manager and former Espanyol man Mauricio Pochettino.

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Premier League

I regret leaving United – Fletcher

Darren Fletcher reflects on his move from Manchester United to West Brom "with a little bit of regret".

FIFA's Blatter said I'd be his 'last scalp' - Platini

Michel Platini laid bare his anger at his spectacular downfall on Thursday, breaking his silence to accuse FIFA bosses of wanting to destroy him and claiming Sepp Blatter "always said I'd be his last scalp".

La Liga

Atletico Madrid suffer triple injury blow

Atletico Madrid have been dealt a major injury blow, with matches against Real Madrid and Leicester City to come in less than two weeks.


Weinzierl wants 'aggressive' Schalke to keep Dortmund blunt in derby

Schalke kept Borussia Dortmund frustrated in the last Ruhr derby and Markus Weinzeirl is demanding the same kind of approach.

Premier League

McAuley signs one-year extension with Baggies

Gareth McAuley secured his West Brom future to the age of 38 by signing a one-year contract extension.

Premier League

Bilic ignoring sacking speculation

Slaven Bilic brushed off suggestions that his future at West Ham is in doubt, saying he is taking no notice of the rumour mill.


Hertha announce stadium plan for 2025

Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin will move to a 55,000-capacity stadium in 2025, according to president Werner Gegenbauer.

Premier League

Lukaku has everything - Mignolet

Romelu Lukaku must be kept quiet if Liverpool are to record a crucial win over rivals Everton, says Simon Mignolet.

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