Everton youngster the latest to kiss their badge

11 01 2014


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Tottenham Hotspur man used to kiss Corinthians’ badge

7 08 2013


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From Arsenal badge kisser to Manchester United captain

26 07 2013


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Another new Real Madrid signing showing love

25 07 2013


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Chelsea youngster kisses another badge on loan

15 07 2013


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Schweinsteiger proclaims his Bayern love over the mic

30 04 2013


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Lorenzo Insigne still loves Napoli

28 04 2013

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Manchester City badge kisser – from school boy to school boy coach

5 04 2013


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Alba returns to boyhood club for badge kisses

6 07 2012

Jordi Alba joined Barcelona when he was just 9-years-old and stayed there for seven years before he was released. He signed for neighbouring UE Cornellà when he was 16-years-old and was soon called up to the Spain U-19 squad. Valencia paid €6,000 for the teenager where he went from strength to strength. He got his first call up to the national team last September and then made his début in October.

At Euro 2012, Alba made 226 successful passes in the opposition half, which was 48 more than any other defender, according to Opta. He assisted Alonso’s goal against France in the quarter-finals and scored a goal for himself in the final, rounding off a brilliant tournament.

Even before Euro 2012 kicked off, Alba was highly sought after both in Spain and the Premier League, with the likes of Manchester United reportedly interested in Jordi Alba to help them replace Patrice Evra. A move to Manchester could well have cemented the Premier League betting title odds firmly in Manchester’s favour again.

However, once Alba knew Barcelona were interested, he wouldn’t hear anything else. Eventually an agreement between Barcelona and Valencia was reached whilst he was on International duty which will see him return to his former club for €14 million.

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Ocampos kisses badge in second ever game

13 06 2012

Lucas Ocampos scored his first goal for boyhood club River Plate in his second ever game. Playing in the 2nd Division for the first time in the club’s history, he sccored the equalising goal in a 3-1 win over Independiente Rivadavia.

Buenos Aires born Ocampos played almost 40 games in his first season in the first team, despite being just 17-years-old, and has drawn interest from Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.

Elliot kisses badge… three weeks before leaving

12 06 2012

Robbie Elliot joined his boyhood club Charlton Athletic when he was a teenager and made his début when he was 21-years-old.

He became #1 the following season and stayed there for the following three seasons. “I think the fans can relate to me,” he said after signing a contract extension. “I’m a local lad, a Charlton fan, and last year they could see I cared so much about the club. Being the keeper you often seem to have a special relationship with the fans as they’re so close to the goal. They’ve been brilliant, the atmosphere has been great and we just need to keep it going.”

On the opening day of the 2008-2009 season, Charlton won 3-0 and Elliot kissed the badge.

Then three weeks later, Elliot signed for Newcastle, with Charlton making allegations of him being tapped up.

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Paulinho kissing after Palmeiras goal

7 05 2012

Paulinho celebrates a goal for his boyhood club, Corinthians, against Palmeiras during the Paulista championship at Pacaembu stadium in Sao Paulo.

Casillas kisses at Cibeles

3 05 2012

During Real Madrid’s celebrations at Cibeles Square for their first league title since 2008, Iker Casillas kisses his team’s shield

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De Rossi keeps it in the family

21 04 2012

Daniele De Rossi joined Roma’s youth set up when he was 17-year-old and is the son of former Roma player and current Roma coach, Alberto De Rossi.

After scoring against Inter Milan in front of his home fans in 2010, he kissed the badge.

Red vs Blue – who will be badge kissing on Saturday?

13 04 2012

Liverpool and Everton will face each other on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Everton are currently a point ahead of their local rivals in the league and enjoying much better form. Obviously form counts for nothing on derby day though…

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Orozco kisses boyhood badge in Mexico

13 04 2012

After making his way up through the ranks, Javier Orozco made his debut for Cruz Azul against Tigres when he was 17-years-old…

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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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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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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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