Wagner 4 Werder

29 03 2012

Sandro Wagner started his football career at local club Bayern Munich. He then played for MSV Duisburg for a season and a half before making the move to Werder Bremen.

“I can hardly wait,” he said. “The transfer to Werder is a dream come true for me as I join the club I supported as a child. As soon as I heard that I had the chance to move to the Weser, my decision was made despite having a few other offers.”

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German Toffee kisses his country’s badge

28 03 2012

After scoring both goals in Germany U21s 2-2 draw with Italy U21s, Lewis Holtby kissed the badge.

His father, Chris Holtby, is a former English soldier from Liverpool who was stationed at the Rheindahlen RAF base in Mönchengladbach and his mother is German. Lewis, like his father, is a fan of Everton and has said it would be a dream come true to play for them…

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Casillas kisses boyhood badge against Barcelona

27 03 2012

Iker Casillas was just nine-years-old when he joined boyhood team Real Madrid and became their number one when he was eighteen. In 2008 he signed a nine-year contract extension which would keep him at the club for the rest of his career…

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Torres loves Atletico… not Liverpool or Chelsea

26 03 2012

Fernando Torres was a hero at Liverpool after spending three and a half seasons at the club and scoring 81 goals. The fans sung his name every week and he was hailed as a legend. There was no badge kissing, apparently, just a bit of shirt biting.

“I really feel at home here,” he said in December 2009. “From the first day I came right up until today I have felt that Anfield is my home. I feel like I am from Liverpool. For me, Anfield is the best place in England. I hope to be here for a long time and if my daughter speaks English and Scouse, I will be proud.”

A year later he signed for Chelsea…

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Uruguayan kiss for one season club

26 03 2012

Matias Corujo joined Uruguayan team Penarol for the 2010-2011 season. He kissed their badge after scoring in a 1-1 draw against Internacional in the Libertadores Cup.

Two months later he signed for Paraguayan side Cerro Porteño.

Del Piero’s off… but still kisses the badge

25 03 2012

Alessandro Del Piero joined Juventus when he was 19-years-old and holds the club’s all-time highest goalscoring record. He has played almost 700 games for Juventus and won five league titles…

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Taylor’s Latics love

25 03 2012

Chris Taylor is a lifelong Oldham Athletic fan and is no stranger to kissing the badge. After joining Oldham from local team Springhead when he was 16, he has gone from strength to strength.

A year after signing his first contract with the club, he was linked to Leeds United, prompting Oldham to improve his terms…

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