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Who Is Wales’ Greatest Ever Player – Ryan Giggs Or Gareth Bale?

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 25: Gareth Bale looks on as he sits out with an injury with Ryan Giggs during the Wales training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against England on March 25, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

One year on from Wales’ miraculous run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, we take a comparative look at the careers of Gareth Bale and Ryan Giggs. Wales might be considered traditionally one of the weaker football nations, especially with rugby seen to be their number one sport but they have produced plenty of memorable footballers throughout the years. Billy …

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Ranking The Top Ten Ireland Kits In The 23 Years Of Umbro

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Robbie Keane of Republic of Ireland during the UEFA EURO 2012 Group B Qualifier between Republic of Ireland and Andorra at the Aviva Stadium on September 7, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The FAI confirmed the end of an era on Friday by announcing that New Balance would be replacing Umbro as the Ireland football team’s kit manufacturer in a deal that will kick in from August. It seems almost certain then that Ireland’s clash with Austria at the Aviva next month will be the final time that the Boys in Green …

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FAI Announces Three-Player Shortlist For Ireland International Player Of The Year

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady of Republic of Ireland applauds after his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

The FAI has released details of nominations for the Ireland International Football Awards – including nominations for International Player of the Year. The senior award, won by Jonathan Walters last year, is headed (to no great surprise) by Robbie Brady, Seamus Coleman and Jeff Hendrick, all of whom impressed at Euro 2016 and the months after. Brady made himself an Irish …

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Twitter Reacts As Cristiano Ronaldo Adds FIFA Award To His Ballon D’Or

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 09: The Best FIFA Men's Player Award winner Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Real Madrid kisses the trophy next to FIFA President Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 on January 9, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed the top prize at FIFA’s “The Best” ceremony on Monday evening. The 31-year-old forward claimed the award having been part of the Real Madrid and Portugal sides that both tasted European glory,, adding the FIFA Men’s Best Player award to the Ballon d’Or he picked up last month. Congratulations, @Cristiano Ronaldo! Winner …

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Real Madrid And Barcelona Dominate UEFA’s 2016 Team Of The Year

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 03: Lionel Messi (C) of Barcelona competes for the ball against Luka Modric (L) and Mateo Kovacic (R) of Real Madrid during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at Camp Nou on December 3, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

UEFA have officially announced the results of their Team of the Year poll for 2016. Fans were asked to vote for their best elevens from the twelve months just gone, the overall result of which UEFA have now made public. As expected, Champions League winners Real Madrid have the most players included in the lineup, with four of Zinedine Zidane’s …

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