The European football season of 2012/2013 has come to an end with all its excitement, intrigues and fun but the season cannot be complete without certain characters that added to its excitement off and on the pitch.
Here’s a list of individuals who got us talking throughout the season.
1. Luis Suarez
English football is yet to know a vilian like this man. Suarez is the type of player that has been criticized by everyone from fellow players, to coaches, football administrators the British PM and recently on the list is President Mugabe of Zimbabwe. This criticism are not empty as he has been found guilty of certain actions such as racism, diving, stamping and the infamous biting of Chelsea defender Brainslav Ivanovic. However, he (Suarez) has complained that the English media has exaggerated his weaknesses and may be opened to offers outside England.
2. Mario Balloteli
The outspoken Italian forward is known for making the clause ‘why always me’ prominent. He made a switch from Manchester City to AC Milan after pictures of him in a scuffle with Mancini his former boss was circulated. However, he would be remembered for offering his girlfriend to Real Madrid players for sex if they could beat Borussia Dortmund. Madrid players tried to cash in on the offer as they almost beat Dortmund to the final. However, Balloteli’s girlfriend didn’t find this funny and she dumped him before the player involves her in another expensive prank.
3. Jose Mourinho
The former Chelsea Manager is known for playing half of his game off the pitch in press conferences and interviews. His move to Madrid has not being what he expected as a locker room rivalry with some players will see him leave the club soon. A sensational return to the Blues is anticipated and he’s expected to return the club to its glory days.
4. Osaze Odewinge
The Russian born Nigerian had one of his worst runs this seasons. Though with a good start, the winter transfer window was where it went wrong. The Westbrom attacker showed an unreasonable desperation in moving to QPR which football fans including Westbrom’s didn’t find interesting. He was mocked on social media and booed on the pitch for this.
5. Rafael Benitez
The former Liverpool Manager was subject of criticism when he was appointed interimn manager of Chelsea FC. His comments towards Chelsea fans during is glory days at Liverpool haunted him and he was greeted to chants of #Rafaout at stamford bridge, he was also jokingly referred to as the interim one by the fans. However, before he left, the Europa league cup and a third place in the league earned him the forgiveness of Chelsea Fans.
6. Sir Alex Ferguson
The Manchester United Legend bowed out of the game after the clubs 20th league tittle. After an interesting, adventurous and exciting run with the club. SAF illustrious career was rewarded with a statue to his honour at Old Tafford no doubt SAF would be missed at the club. Apart from the legendary and impressive side SAF got us talking about him when he said Robin Van Persie could have being killed when a shot from Ashley Williams hit him on the head. Personally I consider the comment funny and some other football fans felt the same way. All over twitter there was the buzz that SAF has accused a player of attempted Murder.
7. Arjen Robben
The Bayern Munich winger has suffered certain illuck which has earned him a reputation of losing every cup competition at the finals (that’s if the team makes it to the finals). Bayern Munich was in the 3rd final in four years and Netherland was in the Euro cup finals. Robben was stigmatized as the reason for his side failures, not that he his a poor player but his illuck affected the team. However, to the delight of his fans the curse was lifted as his side didn’t only win the Champions League Trophy he also brilliantly produced the Goal that made the difference.
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