Rishik Mukherjee, New Delhi:
Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Stories for the Year 2021: As we head towards another end of a year, we are going see the top 10 stories that have grasped the fans through thick and thin. We have certainly seen some amazing transfer news and some heart breaking results. However, this year has been a fantastic season for football all over the world and will definitely be jotted down in history. Let’s go through the top ten eye catching stories for the year 2021.
In number one we have the European Super League. On the night of 18th April, 12 powerful teams of football decided to announce a breakaway European Super league, where only particular teams will play each other. According to UEFA and FIFA this had brought shame and was an insult to football. Hence UEFA and FIFA had announced any team participating in Super League will get banned from UEFA and FIFA football tournaments.
Jadon Sancho Has Been a Disappointment to United Fans (Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Stories for the Year 2021)
The transfers after the Euro had caught many footballer fans eyes. Transfers like Jack Grealish to Manchester City, Romelo Lukaku to Chelsea and Jadon Sancho to Manchester United gets the second position. However, Jadon Sancho has not been able to perform well and has been a disappointment to United fans on the other hand Lukaku has shown his topmost performance in EPL.
In number three we have Italy the Euro 2020 winners. Italy managed to win the final of Euro and bring home the cup after 53 years. On the other hand, England players such as Raheem Sterling and Bukayo-Saka were faced with racist comments upon losing the game.
Messi Printed Jerseys Sold Around One Million (Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Stories for the Year 2021)
Soon after the news of Cristiano’s transfer, we got to see the biggest and greatest transfer of the decade probably. Messi, Sergio Ramos, Donnaruma and Geoginio Wijnaldum decided to join PSG. This skyrocketed the shirt sales by 30-40%. It alone sold around one million “Messi” printed jerseys. So it definitely gets its place on fourth.
In number five we have one of the greatest transfers of the year. Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo is back to Manchester United. After the rumours Ronaldo’s transfer got the headlines real fast. The United fans went crazy after the rumours were said to be true as the Ronaldo was unable to match up with Juventus’s chemistry.
Saudi Arabia Bought Newcastle United (Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Stories for the Year 2021)
For number six we have the big guns of Saudi Arabia who just bought the team of Newcastle United. Yes, the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia had their eyes on Manchester United. But they finally settled for Newcastle United after their rough relation with Britain.
In number seven we have the announcement for playing the last world cup. Yes! Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi, all three of them have announced to retire after the Qatar World Cup. Ronaldo has decided to hang his boots after the world cup for Portugal, but he will certainly play for Manchester United.
Antonio Contes Trying to Spurs Get Back on Track (Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Stories for the Year 2021)
On the eight position we have one of the greatest signings for a manager for Spurs. After Mourinho getting sacked Spurs had some trouble to have the appropriate manager to lead them through the season. Certainly, Antonio Conte’s signing gave Spurs the push they needed and helped them to get back on its track.
Coming in number nine we have Messi as the winning his seventh Ballan d’or, surpassing Christiano Ronaldo by two. Although Robert Lewandowski was fans favourite due to his astonishing performance in the year 2020, he lost by a few margins against Messi.
Finally on number tenth we have an utterly disappointing performance by F.C. Barcelona as it exits UEFA and joins the Europa cup next year.
With all the stories we have listed, the year of 2021 commences. Definitely there are many more stories that couldn’t make this list. Yes, this is it. The year 2021 has ended with a bang and has surprised us all. Though this year had been fantastic we surely look forward for the coming year and what it has in store for us.