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Iconic Moments From Football Through The Ages(II)

07.11.2021 | joyfball | Classic Moment

11. Alex Ferguson Hugs Ronaldo after EuroCup 2016

Alex Ferguson Hugs Protege Ronaldo after 2016 EuroCup Final

Cristiano Ronaldo was discovered by Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, way back in 2003. Ronaldo still considers the latter to be his godfather so naturally, when Portugal won the Euro cup 2016 he went out of his way to hug Alex Ferguson in the stands.

12. Messi Scores His First Goal for Barcelona

Messi Scores His First Goal for Barcelona

Messi’s journey towards greatness commenced on the back of a goal from the then rising star, as he celebrated by hopping on teammate Ronaldinho’s back. This moment is largely seen as the passing of the torch from one great to another.

13. Iniesta’s Dedicates The World Cup to Dani Jarque

Iniesta’s Dedicates The World Cup to Dani Jarque

No image speaks louder on Spain’s 2010 World Cup victory than this one, where Iniesta paid tribute to his deceased team captain, Dani Jarque. Jarque passed away of a heart attack at age 26, one month after he was named the captain for the World Cup squad.

14. Maradona Warmly Greets Ronaldinho

Maradona Warmly Greets Ronaldinho

The real sign of greatness is when one learns to appreciate greatness in others.

15. Robin Van Persie becomes The Flying Dutchman

Robin Van Persie becomes The Flying Dutchman

Netherlands hammered the Golden era of Spanish Football players, on the wings of Van Persie’s impossible goal as he flew mid-air to net the ball. This magnificent feat had him dubbed ‘The Flying Dutchman’.

16. David Luiz Falls to The Ground in Despair

David Luiz Falls to The Ground after The 7-1 Thrashing

The German World Cup win of 2014 had some heartbreaking moments on its way. But, none more so that the 7-1 drubbing of the home team in their home ground. This image perfectly captures Brazilian despair after being outclasses by their German counterparts.

17. Ronaldinho Invited for Barcelona Team Photo

Ronaldinho Invited for Barcelona Team Photo

In a display of friendship and camaraderie, Ronaldinho was invited to pose with Barca players one last time, before Barca faced off against rivals and Ronaldinho’s new team, Real Madrid.

18. When Two Kings Met: Pele and Muhammad Ali

When Two Kings Met- Pele and Muhammad Ali

Apparently, both of them were fans of the other. A truly inspirational photograph.

19. The Ferocious Battle of Old Trafford Picturized

The Ferocious Battle of Old Trafford Picturized

In September 2003, Manchester United and Arsenal met at Old Trafford, which went on to be one of the most ferocious games in the history of the Premier League.

Ruud van Nistelrooy missed the penalty, also the last kick of the game, as Martin Keown, the Arsenal centre back, was famously pictured celebrating the Dutch striker’s failure from the spot by jumping over him.

20. Underdogs, Leicester City Wins The EPL

Underdogs, Leicester City Wins The English Premier League

In a classic story of the underdog victory, Leicester City tops the English Premier League to become the 2015-2016 Champions.