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Okocha Named Best Dribbler In World Cup In 52 Years

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Legendary Nigeria midfielder Austin Okocha has been revealed as the player with the most dribbles in a FIFA World Cup match in 52 years.

The rating was done by sports facts and stats website Opta Sports on their verified Twitter handle Optajoe.

According to Opta, Okocha made 15 dribbles in the Super Eagles round of 16 clash against Italy at the 1994 World Cup.

It was the most made since the 1966 World Cup in England.

“Since 1966, the most dribbles completed in a World Cup match is 15, by Jay Jay Okocha for Nigeria against Italy in July 1994,” Opta tweeted on Wednesday.

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Despite playing with 10 men following the sending off of Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola, Italy came from 1-0 down to beat the Super Eagles 2-1.

Roberto Baggio scored both Italy goals after Emmanuel Amuneke had given the Eagles a first-half lead.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now The 5th Highest Goalscorer In Football History

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth highest goal scorer in the history of football.

The Juventus star has overtaken Gerd Muller on the top goalscorers in football history list, with the Portuguese beating the Germany legend to fifth position after his goal scoring run for Juventus.

On Sunday night, the Portuguese superstar scored twice to secure a 2-1 win against Parma in Serie A. He’s now netted 18 times already this season – not bad for a 34-year-old.

The Portuguese grabbed a cool brace, scoring in each half of the game to open a four-point gap with close league challengers Inter.

Ronaldo also increased his tally to 16 goals in Serie A, becoming the only player in the top five European leagues to score at least 15 goals in each of the last 14 campaigns.

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The feat means the former Man United talisman has now reached another significant landmark of his glistering trophy-laden career.

At 34, Ronaldo with a goal per game ratio of 0.72 has now scored staggering 736 goals in 1028 games at the top level.

Hungarian icon Ferenc Puskas has 747 goals behind Selecao legend Pele who has 767. It seems Ronaldo may overtake both legends should his goal-scoring form continue this season.

Romario is the second highest goalscorer in history with 772, while Czech-Austrian legend Josef Bican is the most prolific goal-scorer with 805 goals.

Here are top goalscorers in history according to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)

1. Josef Bica: 805 goals

2. Romario: 772 goals

3. Pele: 767 goals

4. Ferenc Puskas: 747 goals

5: Cristiano Ronaldo: 736 goals

6. Gerd Muller: 735 goals

7. Lionel Messi: 717 goals

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[PHOTOS/VIDEO] Man Utd Goalkeeper Sergio Romero Involved In Car Crash

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Manchester United goalkeeper and Argentina international, Sergio Romero was involved in car crash near the club’s Carrington training base on Monday.

The United’s No 2 goalkeeper, 32, smashed up his Lamborghini worth £170,000, near to the club’s training ground and escaped unharmed.

In photos and video posted online, the Lamborghini can be seen underneath a roadside barrier as the goalkeeper stood to one side of the wreckage. It appears Romero was travelling on the A6144M when the accident occurred.

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Crystal Palace Hit Back To Deny Man City After Late Aguero Double

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A late own goal by Fernandinho denied Manchester City a comeback win over Crystal Palace after a 2-2 draw at The Etihad.

Cenk Tosun marked his full debut with a goal as Palace took a shock lead with their first attempt on goal in the 39th minute.

City saw a penalty decision rightly overturned by VAR after an accidental handball by Jairo Riedewald, but the home side drew level with eight minutes to go when Gabriel Jesus’ cross was well tucked away by Sergio Aguero.

And the match was turned on its head five minutes later when Bernard Mendy’s superb centre was met by a fine header from Aguero.

The drama was not over there though and Palace grabbed a leveller in the 90th minute when Wilfried Zaha powered past John Stones and his cross was turned into his own net by Fernandinho.

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