The records from the Byzantine Empire show that a version of soccer being played there before the rise of the Roman Empire may be the truest version from ancient times. juventus , levski , lille , olympiakos This version called Pok t’ Pok was also quite violent and the use of weapons was allowed at times. The losing team was beheaded, no worries of a losing streak. olympique marseille , lyon , osasuna , panathinaikos Being a team sport, football not only exercises the human body and mind, but also brings people together to produce measurable results. parma , partizan , psg , psv eindhoven Although most consider that the word “football” refers to an action performed by a foot -like kicking a ball-there are some who accept another explanation and justify the use of hands in a rugby game. milan , ajax fc , anderlecht , as roma , atletico madrid , leverkusen Among the top football players who have suited up for Aberdeen F.C. are Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish and club legend Willie Miller. bayern munich , benfica , besiktas , fc bordeaux , braga , celtic fc Ferguson quickly led the club to their second League title in 1979-80, followed by three successive Scottish Cup triumphs from 1982 to 1984, two more League titles in 1983-84 and 1984-85, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup victory over powerhouse Real Madrid in May 1983 which made Aberdeen F.C. only the third Scottish team to ever win a European trophy. It quickly followed this up with a European Super Cup championship in December 1983. cska moscow , cska sofia , deportivo la coruna 4. The Aberdeen Football Club was the first team to lose a European tie on penalties. This was during the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970 following a 4-4 aggregate draw against the Budapest Honved Football Club of Hungary. dinamo kiev , espanyol , barca Once the game starts, it’s just you and the other fellow, just as it is in the prize ring. If you are not prepared, it can be a long, hard afternoon. And a losing one, too. fc basel , porto , fenerbahce So far I haven’t found many of these sites as being free. There is however one in particular that charges a very low fee, probably one of the cheaper sites online. fiorentina , galatasaray , inter milan Just make sure any of the sites your looking at always mention its LIVE. racing santander , rangers fc , real madrid As a result of this process of labelling, children of ‘superior’ eye-colour both outperformed children of ‘inferior’ eye-colour and their usual selves, while children of ‘inferior’ eye-colour underachieved. sampdoria , schalke 04 , sevilla The drive for greater autonomy has done little to endear Catalans, often labelled as thrifty, joyless souls by the rest of Spain. shakhtar donetsk , sporting lisboa , lazio The Premiership’s one of the fastest leagues around. Well yes it is, but Sven proved he could successfully manage an English club when he took over at Manchester City. steaua bucuresti , st etienne , zenit So Sven comes into the job with no previous international success and the hopes of an entire country resting on his shoulders. wolfsburg , werder , villareal During his time in the top job, Sven wasn’t without his critics. Many saw his calmness as indifference. No, leaping around in the technical area certainly wasn’t Sven’s thing. valencia cf , udinese , arsenal fc McClaren played in the 80s and early 90s mainly for Hull. After leaving the game in 1992 due to an injury, he became the assistant manager at Derby County and then at Manchester United. aston villa , bolton wanderers , chelsea fc Fair enough, they weren’t many and some weren’t even English but it still counts I guess. everton , liverpool , manchester city McClaren’s first act as manager was to drop many of our most experienced players such as David James and David Beckham. man united , middlesbrough , newcastle united . It will always be a mystery to me why Mcclaren brought on another striker when all we had to do was keep the score level at 2-2. portsmouth Capello has a reputation as a strict disciplinarian and has implemented many changes in both the structure and attitude of the team. stoke city fc Capello has a get out clause in his contract that could mean he’ll leave after the world cup. stuttgart This doesn’t include the amateur game which is prevalent in England, often referred to as Sunday League football. hotspur The FA Vase is open for teams from level 9-11 and the FA National League System Cup is contested by representative teams from each league of level 11. west bromich albion As you move down the levels the stronger clubs remain professional, yet the majority are amateur. west ham Valencia play at Estadio Mestalla which they have called home since 1923. This 55,000 seater stadium is soon to be put into retirement. wigan athletic The level of hotel in Valencia is high, and they cater to the needs of international travelers fantastically well.