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Where Does £30m Jordan Pickford Rank Among The Most Expensive Goalkeepers Ever?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Jordan Pickford of Sunderland kick the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford looks set to become Everton’s record signing in the near future after a £30m deal was agreed with Everton. The England under-21 international is set to undergo a medical when he returns from the European Championships in Poland, at which point he will become the most expensive English goalkeeper by some distance, shattering the previous £10m …

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Real Madrid Dominate UEFA’s Champions League Squad Of The Season

(L-R) Daniel Carvajal of Real Madrid, Marcelo of Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Toni Kroos of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Keylor Navas of Real Madrid, goalkeeper Ruben Yanez of Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid, Marco Asensio of Real Madrid with Champions League trophy, Coupe des clubs Champions Europeensduring the UEFA Champions League final match between Juventus FC and Real Madrid on June 3, 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s retention of the Champions League has been reflected in Zinedine Zidane’s side having a heavy presence in UEFA’s official squad of the season. The Spanish champions saw off the threat of Juventus on Saturday night, winning 4-1 in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. Two of the …

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The Time Has Come For Gianluigi Buffon To Finally Win The Champions League

Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus during the training session ahead the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus at the National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff, Wales on 2 June 2017. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

 Like a fine wine, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon just gets better with age. Buffon seeks to become the oldest player ever to win a Champions League medal, on Saturday night. The Juventus keeper is a sprightly 39 years old and would surpass the previous mark of Paolo Maldini’s 38 years, 331 days, when he skippered AC Milan to victory against Liverpool, …

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Champions League: Allegri’s Juventus Will Be Formidable Opposition For Any Team

TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 14: The players of the Juventus celebrate a victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and FC Porto at Juventus Stadium on March 14, 2017 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Then there was eight. The Champions League quarter-finals will consist of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco and Leicester City. The group stages of Europe’s premier club competition generally tend to be predictable with a lot of one sided games as the cannon fodder is annually exposed of. This season has been no different but …

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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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Watch: Buffon Intervenes After Italian Fans Begin Booing French National Anthem

Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon talks Champions League and more

International friendlies rarely offer up any memorable moments, however, last night before a ball had even been kicked Italian keeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon showcased just why he is one of the most widely respected players of his generation. This fan video captures the moment Italian fans began booing ‘La Marseillaise’, as well as Buffon’s classy efforts to dissuade the home …

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Brazil Legend Ronaldo Names Star-Studded ‘All-Time’ XI

Football, 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals, Kobe, Japan, 17th June 2002, Brazil 2 v Belgium 0, Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Brazil's 2nd goal (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

Having played for some of the biggest sides in the world, Brazilian legend Ronaldo would have played with (and against) some of the biggest superstars the game has ever seen. The 39-year-old played for the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Inter across an 18-year career, as well as winning the World Cup twice with Brazil. When asked …

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