Sep 30, 2010
Golden boot for Messi and some random news
Leo Messi’s 34 league goals last season were enough to win him the award for topping the European club goalscoring charts. He recieved the trophy this afternoon at the Estrella Damm factory in Barcelona. Congrats!
intresting facts: The Golden Ball is awarded by France Football to the top scorer in European leagues. Since it was first presented, 1967, only Ronaldo Nazário (1996-97) has won it by scoring g goals for Barça. The Brazilian got the same tally of 34 goals that served for Messi to succeed him as an FC Barcelona winner. Leo Messi is the second player to win the Golden Boot while playing for Barça. Krankl, Stoitchkov, Pizzi, Larsson and Henry all won it and later joined the club.
Some photos from ceremony
Messi has new boots, golden adizero F50. Boots are very special and personalised, Adidas wants to give special tribute offering commemorative boots designed for the occasion of Golden Boot Award. Adizero F50 boots are in gold color with 34 balls, one for each goal scored (17 on each boot).
Eduard Manchón, a star of FC Barcelona's 5 Copes season, has died at the age of 80 after a long illness. The legendary forward combined with famous names such as Ladisalo Kubala, Emilio Aldecoa, Juan Velasco, Joan Segarra and Antoni Ramallets as the Blaugrana won the league title, the Copa de Generalisimo, the Copa Latina, the Copa Martini Rossi and the Copa Eva Duarte in the 1951/52 season.
Bad news about Xavi :
“For several weeks, the player has been suffering bilateral aquiline tendinopathy, which has reached an acute stage. The player, the manager Pep Guardiola, the FC Barcelona Medical Services and national manager Vicente del Bosque have decided that the best decision would be for him not to play with the Spanish national team in the games against Lithuania and Scotland in order for him to remain in Barcelona and do recovery work.
Tomorrow, in consideration of the player’s condition, we will decide whether Xavi Hernández will also miss the game against Mallorca next Sunday."
Get well soon Xavi!
FC Barcelona’s squad came back from Kazan straight after the game and didn't train on Thursday. Instead, the players will return to training on Friday morning at 11:00 at the Ciutat Esportiva as preparations begin for the visit of Real Mallorca at the weekend.
As conlaroja reports: "Several days ago, Andrés and David were visited in Barcelona by artists from the museum to get their measurements and take pictures. The statues will be ready in about two months time, and will join the replica statues of Iker Casillas and Fernando Torres in a new room in the museum dedicated to the world champions."
Guardiola vs Michael Laudrup: A Challenge of 'Dream Team'. Barça-Mallorca on Sunday will be historic. For the first time, Pep Guardiola as coach will face another former member of Dream Team Blaugrana in league match!
Like in previous years this season also we will probably have leading song. Ealier were 'Viva la Vida' and 'Human', this year it seems that the song 'Fire with fire' by Scissor Sisters will be theme song. Well it's acording to Sport.es, so we will see if this will be confirmed;)