On This Day in Football History ⭐

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first hat-trick in Serie A on this day in 2020 :boom:

58 career hat-tricks and counting… :eyes:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2020, Daniele De Rossi announced his retirement from professional football.

:tshirt: 621 games
:it: 117 international caps
:soccer: 85 goals
:trophy: 4 trophies

Legend.

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On this day in 2018, Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.

They used the money to pay for Virgil van Dijk and Alisson with money to spare. :moneybag:

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Nine years ago today, Lionel Messi won his fourth consecutive Ballon d’Or ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta :1st_place_medal:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2020, Sadio Mané was crowned African Player of the Year for the first time in his career:

◉ 63 games
◉ 35 goals
◉ 11 assists
◉ 3 trophies

Thoroughly deserved. :trophy:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2019, Harry Kane became the first ever Tottenham player to score 20+ goals in five consecutive seasons:

◉ 2014/15: 31
◉ 2015/16: 28
◉ 2016/17: 35
◉ 2017/18: 42
◉ 2018/19: 24

Not bad for a ‘one season wonder’. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Zlatan Ibrahimović joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the only two players to score against 80 different teams in the top five leagues since 2000.

76 years between them :wine_glass::wine_glass:

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Thierry Henry made an emotional second debut for Arsenal 10 years ago today :heart:

He scored after just 10 minutes on the pitch to win the game for Arsenal :boom:

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Lionel Messi won the first ever combined FIFA Ballon d’Or 11 years ago today :trophy:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2020, Liverpool set a new record for the best-ever start to a Premier League season after 21 games:

◉ 21 games
◉ 20 wins
◉ 1 draw
◉ 0 defeats

Mentality monsters. ™️

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On this day in 2014, Riyad Mahrez joined Leicester City for $900K while they were in the Championship.

Two years later, he helped them win the Premier League :trophy:

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:date:16 Years Ago Today:

:fr:Patrice Evra signed for Man United.

:red_circle:His record:

:stadium:379 Games
:soccer:10 Goals
:dart:40 Assists

5🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Premier League
4🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Community Shield
3🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿League Cup

1​:trophy::eu:Champions League
1​:trophy::earth_africa:FIFA Club World Cup

:clap:One of the great left-backs.

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On this day in 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo won the World Player of the Year award.

The fashion :sweat_smile:


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ON THIS DAY: In 2018, Harry Kane became Tottenham’s all-time top goalscorer in the Premier League:

◎ 135 games
◉ 98 goals

King Kane. :crown:

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:date: OnThisDay in 2014…

:handshake: Leicester City signed little-known Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez on an undisclosed fee from Le Havre.

What. A. Find. :clap:

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ON THIS DAY: In 2019, Lionel Messi became the first ever player to score 400 goals in LaLiga.

He did it in just 435 games. :exploding_head:

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On this day in 2018 Lionel Messi scored his 366th La Liga goal for Barcelona, breaking Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals in the top five leagues at one club.

:clap:

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:spiral_calendar: #OnThisDay 1999,

Arsenal signed the one and only Nwankwo Kanu :handshake:

The rest is history. :+1:

(:camera_flash:: TW/@Arsenal)

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ON THIS DAY: In 2018, Ronaldinho announced his retirement from professional football.

:trophy: 2 La Liga
:trophy: 1 Serie A
:trophy: 1 Champions League
:trophy: 1 Copa Libertadores
:trophy: 1 World Cup
:trophy: 1 Copa America
:trophy: 1 Confederations Cup

A 2x FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or winner. :raised_hands:

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On this day in 2010, Leo Messi became the youngest player to score a century of goals for Barcelona :large_blue_circle::red_circle:

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