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Handball - Men's EHF European Handball Championship - main round Group I - Serbia v Norway - Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia - January 18, 2018. Milan Jovanovic of Serbia in action. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Manchester United open to selling Matteo Darmian as AC Milan and Valencia eye struggling right-back

Manchester United open to selling Matteo Darmian as AC Milan and Valencia eye struggling right-back

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

The utterly beguiling genius of Ronaldinho

An international star of the sport, one of the most exciting players to ever grace a football pitch, gifted with the most Brazilian of Brazilian flair - Ronaldinho has retired from football. Watching Ronaldinho play made you want to be a footballer, a footballer exactly like Ronaldinho - a guy who became the best player in the world without looking like he was even trying.  He floated through matches doing as he pleased, always smiling, making everything he did look like the most fun thing in the world. There's something about the mythology of the man that will make us remember him as a sort of flawed genius or wasted talent - the Chosen One who didn't fulfil the prophecy - but that makes him infinitely cooler. Anyway, he won the World Cup. And the Champions League. Sure, to have had Ronaldinho at his peak for longer than the few short years he was the absolute king would have been great. But don't we want our rock stars to be slightly cursed by imperfections they'll never overcome? That ephemeral period where Ronaldinho ruled the world will last a lifetime in the memory. Ronaldinho playing against AC Milan in 2003 Credit: GETTY IMAGES As naturally gifted a player as there has ever been, Ronaldinho would apparently sometimes not even bother turning up to training at PSG, as ex-teammate Jerome Leroy claimed: "[He] would just turn up on a Friday for the game on Saturday".  There are stories that Ronaldinho would arrive at the training ground in the same clothes he went out in and be found sleeping in dark rooms at Barcelona's complex after partying during the night, not so much burning the candle at both ends as streaking through the mid-2000s like a firework.  Ronaldinho's incredible career Nostalgia and hindsight tend to unduly colour our impressions of players (see Wayne Rooney in about five years time), but the Brazil trident of Ronaldinho, Rivaldo and Ronaldo? On the same pitch at the same time? Even then it was clear this was something special. The magic of @10Ronaldinho Pure talent. Barça Legend. pic.twitter.com/Cjel9SKO54— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 17, 2018 Going into the 2002 World Cup, the 22-year-old Ronaldinho was a player wanted by every club in the world. His value only increased after some incredible performances in that tournament. His goal against England, a moment David Seaman never really recovered from, is as vivid in my mind now as if it had happened yesterday. Barcelona outbid Manchester United for Ronaldinho's signature in the summer of 2003, paying PSG €30million while rivals Real Madrid opted for the vastly more marketable David Beckham.  Ronaldinho scored his first goal for the club in a midnight kick-off, dribbling from the halfway line to thunder a shot from distance off the underside of the Sevilla crossbar. By 2005 there was little doubt that Ronaldinho was the best player in the world. He took on something of superhuman status, magical on the pitch and off it - one clever advert in which the Brazilian hit ball after ball against the crossbar helped fuel the mystical aura. At a time when less of the population were as familiar with post-production editing techniques, few were certain on first watch whether this was real or not. Clearly, what we will remember most about Ronaldinho are the unbelievable things he did on the pitch and his ability to define matches in an instant. Chelsea beat Barcelona 4-2 over two legs in the Champions League in 2005 but the moment that stands out was Ronaldinho's solo goal: The shimmy, the minimal backlift to leave the entire team humiliated with a perfectly placed, powerful strike. He operated on a different level to anyone else, injecting games with a spirit of fun and creativity, providing the spark of excitement that made every match memorable. "Some goals are not about the skills; they are about the moment you’re living," he said later of the goal. This was a player who left the Bernabeu to a standing ovation from the home fans while starring for Barcelona in a 3-0 destruction of Real Madrid - putting him in the company of few others to have been awarded such a reception.  Diego Maradona managed it once and another ludicrously talented Barcelona number 10 has done it since... Ronaldinho celebrating with the Champions League trophy in 2006 Credit: REUTERS Frank Rijkaard departed Barcelona to be replaced by young managerial upstart Pep Guardiola and it became apparent that Ronaldinho's time at the club was going to come to an end. Long after his departure, Ronaldinho's influence remains for all to see in the freewheeling play of Lionel Messi, who Ronaldinho announced as his successor after their first training session held together. "Even then I knew he was a better player than me," admitted the Brazilian. It was Ronaldinho who set up Messi for his very first goal in Barcelona colours: Ronaldinho's lack of discipline (or enjoyment of life, depending on your point of view) has often been blamed for his early peak and failure to sustain his place at the summit of world football. His career took something of a downward spiral - but didn't plummet -  after leaving La Liga. He won Serie A with AC Milan after moving there in 2008 and achieved a lifelong dream by winning the Copa Libertadores with Atletico Mineiro in 2013. The best had passed but when he wanted to turn it on, Ronaldinho did. Ronaldinho at his AC Milan presentation in 2008 Credit: AFP Since then Ronaldinho floated around the Mexican league and appeared for Fluminense in the Brasileirao a few times, before remaining a professional footballer in name only from 2015 until Wednesday 17th January 2018, without actually being employed as one. It's a fitting end to a stellar career. A rocket ascent to the heights of football, a shooting star who scattered magic dust on all those below his path, who cooled on descent back to earth. It doesn't matter how old Ronaldinho gets, in our hearts and minds he will always be the Ronaldinho of the mid-2000s who smiled as he tore apart defences and made the very serious sport of football seem like it might actually be really fun.

Football transfer rumours: Milan's André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

André Silva has his pick of any team between 20th and 21st in the English league ladder.

Football transfer rumours: Milan's André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

Football transfer rumours: Milan's André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

Football transfer rumours: Milan's André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

Football transfer rumours: Milan's André Silva to Wolves or Swansea?

Ronaldinho retires from professional football 

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, according to his agent and brother Roberto Assis. The 37-year-old has not played for a professional team since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in July 2015. “He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis wrote in a column for Brazilian newspaper O Globo. “Let’s do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August. We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well.” Ronaldinho began his career with Gremio in Brazil before joining PSG in 2001.  Ronaldinho won the Serie A title in 2011 with AC Milan  Credit: Getty Images  It was his time at Barcelona that came to define his career, winning two La Liga titles ,one Champions League trophy and one Ballon d'Or in a five-year stay at the Nou Camp.  Lionel Messi recently identified Ronaldinho as the one person who helped him adjust to playing for the senior Barcelona team.  "Everyone welcomed me into the dressing room, and [Ronaldinho] welcomed me in a spectacular way," he said. "To go into that dressing room was not easy but he made it all so much easier." #Ronaldinho, the man who enchanted San Siro and every football fan has officially retired ���� Obrigado, Dinho: G.O.A.T. ��@10Ronaldinho si ritira, dopo aver illuminato i campi di tutto il mondo con le sue magie! ���� Grazie di tutto, Dinho ��⚫ pic.twitter.com/vc04uBtU3i— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 16, 2018 Ronaldinho then spent three years  with AC Milan, winning one Serie A title in an illustrious team that included David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  He returned to his native Brazil in  2011 with a spell at Atletico Mineiro before rounding off his career with Queretaro in Mexico and finally Fluminense.

Ronaldinho retires from professional football 

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has retired from football, according to his agent and brother Roberto Assis. The 37-year-old has not played for a professional team since leaving Brazilian side Fluminense in July 2015. “He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis wrote in a column for Brazilian newspaper O Globo. “Let’s do something pretty big and nice after the Russia World Cup, probably in August. We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well.” Ronaldinho began his career with Gremio in Brazil before joining PSG in 2001.  Ronaldinho won the Serie A title in 2011 with AC Milan  Credit: Getty Images  It was his time at Barcelona that came to define his career, winning two La Liga titles ,one Champions League trophy and one Ballon d'Or in a five-year stay at the Nou Camp.  Lionel Messi recently identified Ronaldinho as the one person who helped him adjust to playing for the senior Barcelona team.  "Everyone welcomed me into the dressing room, and [Ronaldinho] welcomed me in a spectacular way," he said. "To go into that dressing room was not easy but he made it all so much easier." #Ronaldinho, the man who enchanted San Siro and every football fan has officially retired ���� Obrigado, Dinho: G.O.A.T. ��@10Ronaldinho si ritira, dopo aver illuminato i campi di tutto il mondo con le sue magie! ���� Grazie di tutto, Dinho ��⚫ pic.twitter.com/vc04uBtU3i— AC Milan (@acmilan) January 16, 2018 Ronaldinho then spent three years  with AC Milan, winning one Serie A title in an illustrious team that included David Beckham, Andrea Pirlo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  He returned to his native Brazil in  2011 with a spell at Atletico Mineiro before rounding off his career with Queretaro in Mexico and finally Fluminense.

The Man, The Legend: Former Brazil Star Ronaldinho Officially Retires From Football at the Age of 37

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has retired from Football, at the age of 37. The former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan star hasn't played competitively since 2015, with Brazilian club Fluminense the last team he featured for. But has only now officially called an end to what has been a remarkable career. Ronaldinho has officially retired from professional football  Thank you for the memories, @10Ronaldinho pic.twitter.com/qcaNKmIukH — Goal (@goal) January 16, 2018 (You might also be...

The Man, The Legend: Former Brazil Star Ronaldinho Officially Retires From Football at the Age of 37

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has retired from Football, at the age of 37. The former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan star hasn't played competitively since 2015, with Brazilian club Fluminense the last team he featured for. But has only now officially called an end to what has been a remarkable career. Ronaldinho has officially retired from professional football  Thank you for the memories, @10Ronaldinho pic.twitter.com/qcaNKmIukH — Goal (@goal) January 16, 2018 (You might also be...

The Man, The Legend: Former Brazil Star Ronaldinho Officially Retires From Football at the Age of 37

Brazil legend Ronaldinho has retired from Football, at the age of 37. The former Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and AC Milan star hasn't played competitively since 2015, with Brazilian club Fluminense the last team he featured for. But has only now officially called an end to what has been a remarkable career. Ronaldinho has officially retired from professional football  Thank you for the memories, @10Ronaldinho pic.twitter.com/qcaNKmIukH — Goal (@goal) January 16, 2018 (You might also be...

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual physical. After the results of that physical were released Tuesday, it’s tough to disagree with him.

Trump was measured at 6'3" and weighed in at 239 pounds. If this was the NFL combine, teams would be lining up to sign him as a tight end or a linebacker. You can’t teach size, the old adage goes.

Here are a few star athletes who are of a comparable size.

Tim Tebow – 6'2", 236

Mike Trout – 6'2", 235

?Kam Chancellor – 6'3', 232

Jay Cutler – 6'3", 231

Milan Lucic – 6'3, 236

Anthony Rizzo – 6'3", 240

Bo Scarbrough – 6'2, 235

“The president, he and I talked,” Trump’s doctor, Ronny L. Jackson, told reporters Tuesday. “He would like to lose 10 to 15 pounds. We talked about diet and exercise a lot. He’s more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we’re going to do both.”

That would put him more in the Bryce Harper/Dez Bryant range.

Yonghong Li shows a AC Milan jersey during a news conference in Milan

FILE PHOTO - Yonghong Li shows a AC Milan jersey during a news conference in Milan, Italy, April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

AC Milan President Li Yonghong poses with a jersey of the club during a press conference on April 14, 2017 in Milan

Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what will he bring to Arsenal? 

As Arsenal continue talks over a £50m move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, long-suffering fans will be anxious to know how the so-called 'bad boy' of the Bundesliga will shape up as Alexis Sanchez's replacement.  Sanchez's imminent departure will inevitably leave a gaping hole in a squad that already looks increasingly thread-bare, so can a player of Aubameyang's stature bring a sprinkle of much-needed star quality to Arsenal's season? Goals Arsenal's failings in front of goal have been glaringly obvious so far this season, with club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette currently on a run of eight Premier League games without scoring.  Aubameyang, on the other hand, has endured no such trouble this season, scoring 13 times and providing three assists in 15 league appearances. Last season the 28-year-old played a crucial role in Dortmund's cup-winning campaign, scoring 31 goals in 31 appearances to become only the second African player to win two German golden boots after Tony Yeboah.  Europe's top goalscorers since 2013 Besides his proven ability as a finisher, one of Aubameyang's strongest assets is his lightning-quick pace and fleet-footed agility. His speed means he is just as comfortable playing out wide in a front three or through the middle as a lone striker -  positional versatility that could ease the loss of Sanchez and Theo Walcott. Aubameyang was beaten to this year's African Player of the Year award by Mohamed Salah Credit: AFP  “When I was with the Milan youth teams I ran 30 metres in 3.9sec, that was official, but I’ve run it in 3.7sec too,” Aubameyang claimed after Usain Bolt has taken 3.78 seconds to reach 30m in his world-breaking run during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.  While Wenger has admitted Lacazette has struggled to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League since his £52m move from France, Aubameyang's natural power and acceleration make him a more natural fit for the rigours of English football.  Controversy  Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat - who helped bring Aubameyang to Borussia Dortmund in 2013 after spells at AC Milan and St Etienne - has insisted the club would not be getting a 'bad boy', but the 28-year-old is no stranger to controversy.  In April last year he celebrated scoring a goal by wearing a superhero mask that was manufactured by his boot sponsor, Puma, as part of a PR stunt.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attempts to dispossess David Beckham during his time at St Etienne  Credit: Getty Images  Dortmund club captain called Aubameyang 'stupid' for indulging in the stunt but then manager Thomas Tuchel once pleaded with the German media to ease up the Gabonese striker, describing him as 'a sensitive human being'.  “Such a sensitive human being like Auba is affected when so much is said and written about him, even if he has himself to blame,” Tuchel said. Earlier this season Aubayemang was dropped from Dortmund's squad to play Schalke after turning up late for training on three separate occasions.  He also irritated the club's hierarchy after appearing in television programme with football freestyler Sean Garnier, without the club's consent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League  Credit: Reuters  Dortmund's patience with the striker seems to have finally snapped after he was dropped for Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg last weekend for an unspecified breach of discipline.  "We simply cannot tolerate this kind of behaviour,” said the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc.  “I don’t know what’s going on in his head right now. He has always been a professional. I don’t want to take part in media speculation, but we can’t continue like this anymore.”   Aside from his goalscoring feats the Gabonese striker is arguably most well known for his elaborate celebrations. In 2013 he pulled a Spiderman mask from behind advertising billboards during a French league game after scoring for Saint-Etienne against Rennes. When you think you Ready for something Crazy but you not ������#tbt @willy.aubameyang #jump #trampoline #aubameyang #pea17 A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Aug 17, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Aubameyang said the superhero homage was a tribute to his team-mate and goalkeeper, Jeremie Janot, who had recently left the club: "We miss Jeremie Janot in the dressing room, so I just wanted to make a small dedication to him." The Dortmund forward also once wore of a pair of lime-green Swarovski crystal-encrusted football boots worth £2,500 during a pre-match warm-up while at Saint-Etienne. Leadership Despite his colourful antics on and off the field, the Gabon international is well respected by team-mates.   “Auba is someone who works very hard,”  said Marco Reus, who once joined his team-mate for their famous Batman & Robin celebration. “But he never loses his relaxed mood because of it.” Highly-rated Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic recently hailed the controversial's striker's leadership qualities.  Finally back to the Victory ��������and @sk23.10 i give you back what i deprived you Last Game sorry again ������ A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Dec 12, 2017 at 2:20pm PST "Aubameyang is a leader, a big player for us and we love having him here and would love to have him here for a long time," said USA international Pulisic. "Off the field he is just a good guy, always ready to have a laugh. But he knows when he needs to be serious. He is just a really good teammate. "I have learned a lot from him by just being around him in training and picking up small things. Obviously he is a great player and it is great to have him here. "He creates the music in the dressing room. He is the DJ, but I want to have that job (of providing the music) but for now he stays in charge."

Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what will he bring to Arsenal? 

As Arsenal continue talks over a £50m move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, long-suffering fans will be anxious to know how the so-called 'bad boy' of the Bundesliga will shape up as Alexis Sanchez's replacement.  Sanchez's imminent departure will inevitably leave a gaping hole in a squad that already looks increasingly thread-bare, so can a player of Aubameyang's stature bring a sprinkle of much-needed star quality to Arsenal's season? Goals Arsenal's failings in front of goal have been glaringly obvious so far this season, with club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette currently on a run of eight Premier League games without scoring.  Aubameyang, on the other hand, has endured no such trouble this season, scoring 13 times and providing three assists in 15 league appearances. Last season the 28-year-old played a crucial role in Dortmund's cup-winning campaign, scoring 31 goals in 31 appearances to become only the second African player to win two German golden boots after Tony Yeboah.  Europe's top goalscorers since 2013 Besides his proven ability as a finisher, one of Aubameyang's strongest assets is his lightning-quick pace and fleet-footed agility. His speed means he is just as comfortable playing out wide in a front three or through the middle as a lone striker -  positional versatility that could ease the loss of Sanchez and Theo Walcott. Aubameyang was beaten to this year's African Player of the Year award by Mohamed Salah Credit: AFP  “When I was with the Milan youth teams I ran 30 metres in 3.9sec, that was official, but I’ve run it in 3.7sec too,” Aubameyang claimed after Usain Bolt has taken 3.78 seconds to reach 30m in his world-breaking run during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.  While Wenger has admitted Lacazette has struggled to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League since his £52m move from France, Aubameyang's natural power and acceleration make him a more natural fit for the rigours of English football.  Controversy  Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat - who helped bring Aubameyang to Borussia Dortmund in 2013 after spells at AC Milan and St Etienne - has insisted the club would not be getting a 'bad boy', but the 28-year-old is no stranger to controversy.  In April last year he celebrated scoring a goal by wearing a superhero mask that was manufactured by his boot sponsor, Puma, as part of a PR stunt.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attempts to dispossess David Beckham during his time at St Etienne  Credit: Getty Images  Dortmund club captain called Aubameyang 'stupid' for indulging in the stunt but then manager Thomas Tuchel once pleaded with the German media to ease up the Gabonese striker, describing him as 'a sensitive human being'.  “Such a sensitive human being like Auba is affected when so much is said and written about him, even if he has himself to blame,” Tuchel said. Earlier this season Aubayemang was dropped from Dortmund's squad to play Schalke after turning up late for training on three separate occasions.  He also irritated the club's hierarchy after appearing in television programme with football freestyler Sean Garnier, without the club's consent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League  Credit: Reuters  Dortmund's patience with the striker seems to have finally snapped after he was dropped for Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg last weekend for an unspecified breach of discipline.  "We simply cannot tolerate this kind of behaviour,” said the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc.  “I don’t know what’s going on in his head right now. He has always been a professional. I don’t want to take part in media speculation, but we can’t continue like this anymore.”   Aside from his goalscoring feats the Gabonese striker is arguably most well known for his elaborate celebrations. In 2013 he pulled a Spiderman mask from behind advertising billboards during a French league game after scoring for Saint-Etienne against Rennes. When you think you Ready for something Crazy but you not ������#tbt @willy.aubameyang #jump #trampoline #aubameyang #pea17 A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Aug 17, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Aubameyang said the superhero homage was a tribute to his team-mate and goalkeeper, Jeremie Janot, who had recently left the club: "We miss Jeremie Janot in the dressing room, so I just wanted to make a small dedication to him." The Dortmund forward also once wore of a pair of lime-green Swarovski crystal-encrusted football boots worth £2,500 during a pre-match warm-up while at Saint-Etienne. Leadership Despite his colourful antics on and off the field, the Gabon international is well respected by team-mates.   “Auba is someone who works very hard,”  said Marco Reus, who once joined his team-mate for their famous Batman & Robin celebration. “But he never loses his relaxed mood because of it.” Highly-rated Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic recently hailed the controversial's striker's leadership qualities.  Finally back to the Victory ��������and @sk23.10 i give you back what i deprived you Last Game sorry again ������ A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Dec 12, 2017 at 2:20pm PST "Aubameyang is a leader, a big player for us and we love having him here and would love to have him here for a long time," said USA international Pulisic. "Off the field he is just a good guy, always ready to have a laugh. But he knows when he needs to be serious. He is just a really good teammate. "I have learned a lot from him by just being around him in training and picking up small things. Obviously he is a great player and it is great to have him here. "He creates the music in the dressing room. He is the DJ, but I want to have that job (of providing the music) but for now he stays in charge."

Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what will he bring to Arsenal? 

As Arsenal continue talks over a £50m move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, long-suffering fans will be anxious to know how the so-called 'bad boy' of the Bundesliga will shape up as Alexis Sanchez's replacement.  Sanchez's imminent departure will inevitably leave a gaping hole in a squad that already looks increasingly thread-bare, so can a player of Aubameyang's stature bring a sprinkle of much-needed star quality to Arsenal's season? Goals Arsenal's failings in front of goal have been glaringly obvious so far this season, with club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette currently on a run of eight Premier League games without scoring.  Aubameyang, on the other hand, has endured no such trouble this season, scoring 13 times and providing three assists in 15 league appearances. Last season the 28-year-old played a crucial role in Dortmund's cup-winning campaign, scoring 31 goals in 31 appearances to become only the second African player to win two German golden boots after Tony Yeboah.  Europe's top goalscorers since 2013 Besides his proven ability as a finisher, one of Aubameyang's strongest assets is his lightning-quick pace and fleet-footed agility. His speed means he is just as comfortable playing out wide in a front three or through the middle as a lone striker -  positional versatility that could ease the loss of Sanchez and Theo Walcott. Aubameyang was beaten to this year's African Player of the Year award by Mohamed Salah Credit: AFP  “When I was with the Milan youth teams I ran 30 metres in 3.9sec, that was official, but I’ve run it in 3.7sec too,” Aubameyang claimed after Usain Bolt has taken 3.78 seconds to reach 30m in his world-breaking run during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.  While Wenger has admitted Lacazette has struggled to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League since his £52m move from France, Aubameyang's natural power and acceleration make him a more natural fit for the rigours of English football.  Controversy  Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat - who helped bring Aubameyang to Borussia Dortmund in 2013 after spells at AC Milan and St Etienne - has insisted the club would not be getting a 'bad boy', but the 28-year-old is no stranger to controversy.  In April last year he celebrated scoring a goal by wearing a superhero mask that was manufactured by his boot sponsor, Puma, as part of a PR stunt.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attempts to dispossess David Beckham during his time at St Etienne  Credit: Getty Images  Dortmund club captain called Aubameyang 'stupid' for indulging in the stunt but then manager Thomas Tuchel once pleaded with the German media to ease up the Gabonese striker, describing him as 'a sensitive human being'.  “Such a sensitive human being like Auba is affected when so much is said and written about him, even if he has himself to blame,” Tuchel said. Earlier this season Aubayemang was dropped from Dortmund's squad to play Schalke after turning up late for training on three separate occasions.  He also irritated the club's hierarchy after appearing in television programme with football freestyler Sean Garnier, without the club's consent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League  Credit: Reuters  Dortmund's patience with the striker seems to have finally snapped after he was dropped for Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg last weekend for an unspecified breach of discipline.  "We simply cannot tolerate this kind of behaviour,” said the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc.  “I don’t know what’s going on in his head right now. He has always been a professional. I don’t want to take part in media speculation, but we can’t continue like this anymore.”   Aside from his goalscoring feats the Gabonese striker is arguably most well known for his elaborate celebrations. In 2013 he pulled a Spiderman mask from behind advertising billboards during a French league game after scoring for Saint-Etienne against Rennes. When you think you Ready for something Crazy but you not ������#tbt @willy.aubameyang #jump #trampoline #aubameyang #pea17 A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Aug 17, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Aubameyang said the superhero homage was a tribute to his team-mate and goalkeeper, Jeremie Janot, who had recently left the club: "We miss Jeremie Janot in the dressing room, so I just wanted to make a small dedication to him." The Dortmund forward also once wore of a pair of lime-green Swarovski crystal-encrusted football boots worth £2,500 during a pre-match warm-up while at Saint-Etienne. Leadership Despite his colourful antics on and off the field, the Gabon international is well respected by team-mates.   “Auba is someone who works very hard,”  said Marco Reus, who once joined his team-mate for their famous Batman & Robin celebration. “But he never loses his relaxed mood because of it.” Highly-rated Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic recently hailed the controversial's striker's leadership qualities.  Finally back to the Victory ��������and @sk23.10 i give you back what i deprived you Last Game sorry again ������ A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Dec 12, 2017 at 2:20pm PST "Aubameyang is a leader, a big player for us and we love having him here and would love to have him here for a long time," said USA international Pulisic. "Off the field he is just a good guy, always ready to have a laugh. But he knows when he needs to be serious. He is just a really good teammate. "I have learned a lot from him by just being around him in training and picking up small things. Obviously he is a great player and it is great to have him here. "He creates the music in the dressing room. He is the DJ, but I want to have that job (of providing the music) but for now he stays in charge."

Who is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and what will he bring to Arsenal? 

As Arsenal continue talks over a £50m move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, long-suffering fans will be anxious to know how the so-called 'bad boy' of the Bundesliga will shape up as Alexis Sanchez's replacement.  Sanchez's imminent departure will inevitably leave a gaping hole in a squad that already looks increasingly thread-bare, so can a player of Aubameyang's stature bring a sprinkle of much-needed star quality to Arsenal's season? Goals Arsenal's failings in front of goal have been glaringly obvious so far this season, with club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette currently on a run of eight Premier League games without scoring.  Aubameyang, on the other hand, has endured no such trouble this season, scoring 13 times and providing three assists in 15 league appearances. Last season the 28-year-old played a crucial role in Dortmund's cup-winning campaign, scoring 31 goals in 31 appearances to become only the second African player to win two German golden boots after Tony Yeboah.  Europe's top goalscorers since 2013 Besides his proven ability as a finisher, one of Aubameyang's strongest assets is his lightning-quick pace and fleet-footed agility. His speed means he is just as comfortable playing out wide in a front three or through the middle as a lone striker -  positional versatility that could ease the loss of Sanchez and Theo Walcott. Aubameyang was beaten to this year's African Player of the Year award by Mohamed Salah Credit: AFP  “When I was with the Milan youth teams I ran 30 metres in 3.9sec, that was official, but I’ve run it in 3.7sec too,” Aubameyang claimed after Usain Bolt has taken 3.78 seconds to reach 30m in his world-breaking run during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.  While Wenger has admitted Lacazette has struggled to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League since his £52m move from France, Aubameyang's natural power and acceleration make him a more natural fit for the rigours of English football.  Controversy  Arsenal's new head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat - who helped bring Aubameyang to Borussia Dortmund in 2013 after spells at AC Milan and St Etienne - has insisted the club would not be getting a 'bad boy', but the 28-year-old is no stranger to controversy.  In April last year he celebrated scoring a goal by wearing a superhero mask that was manufactured by his boot sponsor, Puma, as part of a PR stunt.  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attempts to dispossess David Beckham during his time at St Etienne  Credit: Getty Images  Dortmund club captain called Aubameyang 'stupid' for indulging in the stunt but then manager Thomas Tuchel once pleaded with the German media to ease up the Gabonese striker, describing him as 'a sensitive human being'.  “Such a sensitive human being like Auba is affected when so much is said and written about him, even if he has himself to blame,” Tuchel said. Earlier this season Aubayemang was dropped from Dortmund's squad to play Schalke after turning up late for training on three separate occasions.  He also irritated the club's hierarchy after appearing in television programme with football freestyler Sean Garnier, without the club's consent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League  Credit: Reuters  Dortmund's patience with the striker seems to have finally snapped after he was dropped for Dortmund's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg last weekend for an unspecified breach of discipline.  "We simply cannot tolerate this kind of behaviour,” said the club's sporting director, Michael Zorc.  “I don’t know what’s going on in his head right now. He has always been a professional. I don’t want to take part in media speculation, but we can’t continue like this anymore.”   Aside from his goalscoring feats the Gabonese striker is arguably most well known for his elaborate celebrations. In 2013 he pulled a Spiderman mask from behind advertising billboards during a French league game after scoring for Saint-Etienne against Rennes. When you think you Ready for something Crazy but you not ������#tbt @willy.aubameyang #jump #trampoline #aubameyang #pea17 A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Aug 17, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT Aubameyang said the superhero homage was a tribute to his team-mate and goalkeeper, Jeremie Janot, who had recently left the club: "We miss Jeremie Janot in the dressing room, so I just wanted to make a small dedication to him." The Dortmund forward also once wore of a pair of lime-green Swarovski crystal-encrusted football boots worth £2,500 during a pre-match warm-up while at Saint-Etienne. Leadership Despite his colourful antics on and off the field, the Gabon international is well respected by team-mates.   “Auba is someone who works very hard,”  said Marco Reus, who once joined his team-mate for their famous Batman & Robin celebration. “But he never loses his relaxed mood because of it.” Highly-rated Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic recently hailed the controversial's striker's leadership qualities.  Finally back to the Victory ��������and @sk23.10 i give you back what i deprived you Last Game sorry again ������ A post shared by Aubameyang (@aubameyang97) on Dec 12, 2017 at 2:20pm PST "Aubameyang is a leader, a big player for us and we love having him here and would love to have him here for a long time," said USA international Pulisic. "Off the field he is just a good guy, always ready to have a laugh. But he knows when he needs to be serious. He is just a really good teammate. "I have learned a lot from him by just being around him in training and picking up small things. Obviously he is a great player and it is great to have him here. "He creates the music in the dressing room. He is the DJ, but I want to have that job (of providing the music) but for now he stays in charge."

Golden Knights hope to sustain momentum in second half

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a shot by Edmonton Oilers left wing Milan Lucic during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Oilers won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) stops a shot by Edmonton Oilers left wing Milan Lucic during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Las Vegas. The Oilers won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Berlusconi’s AC Milan sale being investigated by Italian authorities

Nothing is official yet, but flags have been raised over the April sale of AC Milan.

Berlusconi’s AC Milan sale being investigated by Italian authorities

Nothing is official yet, but flags have been raised over the April sale of AC Milan.

AC Milan Praise Boss Gennaro Gattuso After Being Linked With Premier League Manager

AC Milan have spoken of their appreciation for manager Gennaro Gattuso ​after being linked with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Gattuso has won two of his six league games in charge since taking over Vincenzo Montella, but the Rossoneri still sit mid table despite spending almost £180m in the summer.  ​Chelsea manager Conte has been linked with the Milan job, but according to Football Italia the club are behind the 40-year-old. Chelsea boss Conte drops exit hint amid #ACMilan links...

AC Milan Praise Boss Gennaro Gattuso After Being Linked With Premier League Manager

AC Milan have spoken of their appreciation for manager Gennaro Gattuso ​after being linked with Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Gattuso has won two of his six league games in charge since taking over Vincenzo Montella, but the Rossoneri still sit mid table despite spending almost £180m in the summer.  ​Chelsea manager Conte has been linked with the Milan job, but according to Football Italia the club are behind the 40-year-old. Chelsea boss Conte drops exit hint amid #ACMilan links...

Men's EHF European Handball Championship

Handball - Men's EHF European Handball Championship - preliminary round Group A - Serbia v Sweden - Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia - January 14, 2018. Milan Jovanovic of Serbia and Johan Jakobsson of Sweden in action. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Men's EHF European Handball Championship

Handball - Men's EHF European Handball Championship - preliminary round Group A - Serbia v Sweden - Spaladium Arena, Split, Croatia - January 14, 2018. Milan Jovanovic of Serbia scores a goal. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

GEO01. Varazdin (Croatia), 13/01/2018.- Milan Kotrc (L) of Czech Republic in action against goalkeeper Rodrigo Corrales (R) of Spain during the EHF European Men's Handball Championship 2018 group D match between Spain and Czech Republic in Varazdin, Croatia, 13 January 2018. (Croacia, España, República Checa, Balonmano) EFE/EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

VIDEO: Alonso Reveals What Was So Unique About 2005 Champions League Final Spot Kick for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed that the penalty he took for Liverpool during the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan was his very first as a professional. The ex-Spain international ​announced his retirement last year after a glittering career that saw him star for the Reds, Real Madrid and ​Bayern Munich. Alonso won the Champions League on two occasions, firstly with ​Liverpool and then with ​Real. But the amazing comeback from 3-0 down against Milan on May 25,...

VIDEO: Alonso Reveals What Was So Unique About 2005 Champions League Final Spot Kick for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has revealed that the penalty he took for Liverpool during the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan was his very first as a professional. The ex-Spain international ​announced his retirement last year after a glittering career that saw him star for the Reds, Real Madrid and ​Bayern Munich. Alonso won the Champions League on two occasions, firstly with ​Liverpool and then with ​Real. But the amazing comeback from 3-0 down against Milan on May 25,...

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