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Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew

A midfield dynamo during his playing days, Alan Pardew has since become one of the most respected managers in the English Premier League. Alan Pardew began his playing career in Whyteleafe whilst working as a cab driver and a glazier, and later, due to his outstanding midfielder skills, he was invited to Yeovil Town, where he played one season. In 1988/1999, Alan and his new team, Crystal Palace, were promoted to the Championship. During the five years he had at the club, Pardew made 150 appearances in different tournaments and netted 12 goals. In November 1991, Alan signed a contract with Charlton Athletic and became the top goalscorer of the 1992/1993 season. In 1995, he went on loan to Tottenham Hotspur and found the net a further 26 times. After rejecting an opportunity to play in Hong Kong, he then Continue Reading »

Alan Shearer OBE DL

Alan Shearer OBE DL

One of England’s greatest ever strikers. A veritable goal machine during his playing days. Now a respected pundit for the BBC. Shearer made his professional debut with English top-flight club Southampton in 1988, scoring a hat-trick in the process. During several years on the south coast, he became known for his classic style of play, strength and goalscoring ability: he soon received an international call-up along with a transfer to Blackburn Rovers in 1992. During that season he became a regular in the England squad, and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure the Premier League title in 1994–95. He was named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. The 1995–96 season saw Shearer make his first Champions League appearances and finish as the top scorer in the Continue Reading »

Alan Smith

Alan Smith

Famed for his goalscoring prowess during his career and now a popular football commentator and pundit. Alan Smith started his career at non-league Alvechurch in north Worcestershire,  before signing professional forms with Leicester City in June 1982. In his first season, Smith scored 13 goals in a partnership with Gary Lineker, as the Foxes won promotion to the First Division. He spent five seasons at Leicester, scoring 84 goals in 217 appearances. He was transferred to Arsenal in 1987. Smith enjoyed a successful career with the Gunners, winning all three major domestic trophies – two League Championships, the FA Cup, the Football League Cup (in their 1993 ‘Cup Double’) and in Europe the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Smith was Arsenal’s top scorer for four consecutive seasons, and the top scorer in the First Division in the 1988-89 season with 23 Continue Reading »

Andy Gray

Andy Gray

Andy is one of Scotland’s greatest ever footballers. He played for several clubs in Scotland and England and was renowned for his scoring abilities–especially his ability to score goals from headers. He was a primary football pundit for Sky Sports, as well as a presenter on Andy Gray’s Last Word. Andy Gray started his professional career as a player with Dundee United where he scored 46 goals in 62 appearances. In October 1975, at the age of 20, Andy headed south to Aston Villa and won England’s golden boot in 1976/77 with his tally of 25 league goals. His 29 goals in the following season earned him the PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards. Gray then moved to Everton in November 1983 for £250,000. He enjoyed two seasons with the Merseyside club, winning Continue Reading »

Andy Roddick

Andy Roddick

Andy is one of the biggest stars of world tennis and a noted philanthropist. He also set up the Andy Roddick Youth tennis program in San Antonio, Texas.

Bobby Charlton CBE

Bobby Charlton CBE

Sir Bobby is a footballing legend and without doubt one of the most famous English players of all time. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the English game, but also with the highest traditions of sportsmanship and integrity. He played almost all of his professional club football at Manchester United where he became renowned for his attacking instincts and ferocious long-range shot. After helping United to win the Football League in 1965, he won a World Cup medal with England in 1966 and another Football League title with United the following year. In 1968, Bobby captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help his team be the first English side to win the competition. He set goalscoring records at both international and club level, with both Continue Reading »

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Charles van Commenee

Dutch athletics coach, Charles van Commenee, is a world leading expert on performance management. Serving as Head Coach of British Athletics from 2008 to 2012, he was the mastermind behind the most successful night in GB Olympic history.     Coaching Career Charles first became involved in coaching at the age of eighteen and began teaching children while studying for a degree in physical education. After completing his military service in 1981, he dedicated himself to coaching full time and, in 1987, was appointed as the coach for the Dutch javelin team. Building upon his coaching success, he was promoted to technical director of combined events and throws by the Dutch athletics federation, in 1992. Coaching Denise Lewis In 1994, Charles van Commenee started working with British athlete Denise Lewis. Under Charles, Denise would go on to become champion at Continue Reading »

Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman

Chris’s first chance as a professional, at age 16, came when he was contracted to Manchester City. He then joined Swansea City which was his boyhood club which he still supports to this day. Coleman made his first professional appearance for Swansea aged 17, in 1987. He made nearly 200 appearances for the south Wales club and helped win the Welsh Cup in 1989 and 1991. He had a very successful stint at Crystal Palace where he is considered to have legend status. After spending four years with his hometown club, Coleman was signed by Crystal Palace. He later joined Fulham and quickly became club captain, and led Fulham to promotion under manager Kevin Keegan in 1998–99 to the First Division. Chris’ international career was also impressive, winning 32 caps playing for Wales. As a manager, Coleman . Coleman joined Continue Reading »

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Clarence Seedorf

One of the ‘greats’ of modern football and a permanent fixture in the Dutch international squad for a number of years, Clarence Seedorf is the only man to have won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs.     Early Career and Professional Debut Clarence started his career as a right midfielder for Ajax during the early 1990s. He made his professional debut on 29 November 1992 at the age of 16 years and 242 days, making him the youngest debutant for Ajax ever. Clarence Seedorf was a key member during Ajax’s 1995 UEFA Champions League winning campaign. He moved to Real Madrid in 1996. In his first season, he helped that team regain the La Liga title; in his second season (1997–98), he played a major role in the team’s Champions League success, as Real Madrid secured a Continue Reading »

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