Rolls Reus puts his foot on the accelerator and lips on the badge

22 06 2012

Marco Reus kissed the Germany badge after scoring against Greece in the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 to help book their place in the semi-final against Italy.

“As far as I’m concerned, we are the team to beat,” he said. “I hear the English have a new nickname for me. Rolls Reus, eh? You can’t influence that. That’s what the English are like. So I will just try to put my foot on the accelerator and score some goals.”

Nani loves his country too

20 06 2012

Nani has been seen kissing the Manchester United badge before but during Euro 2012 he’s also been seen showing some love to his country.

After beating the Czech Republic to book their place in tonight’s semi-final, Nani sung the praises of his team mates.

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Evertonian loves United’s badge

19 06 2012

When he was a teenager, Wayne Rooney revealed a t-shirt which said “once a blue, always a blue” after scoring in the Youth Cup final.

“Running out there at Goodison Park to Z-cars playing in the background is one of the best feelings of my life,” he said after becoming a regular for the first team. “It’s what I always wanted to do.”

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Guti honours Turkish soldiers with flag kiss

18 06 2012

Born in Madrid, Guti joined Real Madrid when he was 10-years-old and made his way up through the ranks. After 24 years at the club, he moved on to Beşiktaş.

In August 2011, 7 Turkish soldiers were ambushed by a terrorist organisation, PKK, and the country was in mourning. Guti scored a goal in the following game, a 3-0 win over Alania in the Europa League, and celebrated by kissing the Turkey flag on his shirt.

Nani staying put

17 06 2012

Nani put Manchester United 1-0 up against Chelsea in the 2009 Community Shield and celebrated by kissing the badge.

The Portuguese winger has spent five years at Manchester United and after being linked with a move away from the club but seems keen to stay put.

“It is a great success for any player to be at Manchester United,” he said. “I have always said it and I do not regret it: my aim is to be the best in the world and playing at a club like United, I can achieve it. I do not see the Euros as a chance to prove what I can do for United. And even less so because Ferguson knows me perfectly – and that is why I am at United. Recognition for Portugal has nothing to do with Manchester United. My future? I have a contract with Manchester United and I am relaxed.”

Pearce kissed Derby’s badge??

15 06 2012

Stuart Pearce spent 12 years at Nottingham Forest and played in over 500 games for them. When Forest were relegated in 1993 he stuck with them and helped them win promotion back to the Premier League. He became their caretaker manager in his last season at the club and even managed to win the Manager of the Month award in January. Forest were relegated though and he left at the end of the season.

As a devoted Forest player, he obviously hated Derby County, and explained this relationship in the book Deep into the Forest.

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Villa kisses after breaking record

14 06 2012

David Villa kissed the badge on his shirt after becoming the first Spanish player to score in six consecutive games for his country. He scored the first in a 2-0 win over England in a friendly in February 2009.

“I am very happy with the goal,” he said. “Truth is, I really want to see it on TV. The record is very nice. I would never have imagined in years that I would be able to obtain it. I am very proud and I hope I can continue breaking records”

Villa has an incredible record for Spain, scoring 50 goals in 82 games.


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