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Sergio Martinez is not the only Argentine who has established himself and continues to establish himself as a talent of global & era defining significance within his sport. The similarities between the story of Martinez & that of Barcelona’s football (soccer) superstar Lionel Messi don’t end with their supreme abilities within their sporting disciplines. Both Sergio & Lionel came of age professionally outside of their homeland – Messi moving to Spain & the Barcelona Youth Academy before he was a teenager & Martinez last going into professional combat on home soil way back in 2002.
Eerily too, perhaps, this is not the first time Argentine can claim to have arguably the world’s premier fighter & footballer simultaneously. Give or take a year the same was perhaps possible to argue in the late 1970’s when Carlos Monzon held court as the dominant middleweight of his era & the coming of the great Diego Maradona was already in the pipeline with his professional debut coming in late 1976 as a 15 year old phenom. Both Monzon & Maradona’s lives went on tumultuous & in the case of the former fatal paths from that point. Again herein lays a serendipitous trait between the two current top dogs – Messi & Martinez – both, in stark contrast to their chaotic living predecessors are supremely humble, well grounded & clean living individuals. (more…)
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Tottenham are set to export more than riots with the news that the Republic of Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer Robbie Keane is nearing agreement on terms for a move to the MLS with the LA Galaxy.
Keane is the current captain of the Irish national team, for whom he has amassed a colossal 108 caps and 51 goals. Keane would leave Tottenham as the ninth highest goalscorer in the club’s history as well as the 10th highest goalscorer in English Premier League history. His 123 goals in the English top flight came in a career that began with then Championship side Wolves before successive moves to Coventry City, Inter Milan in Italy’s Serie A, back to England with Leeds United, Tottenham, Liverpool, up north to Scotland with Celtic (on loan) and most recently to recently relegated West Ham United (also on loan).
Keane is best perhaps best known for his trademark goal celebration & fiery temperament, his two spells at Tottenham (punctuated with an ill-fated big money switch to Premiership rivals Liverpool) brought with them startlingly differing levels of success. During his first spell Keane was a pivotal figure in Spurs’ attack and playing alongside the likes of Berbatov & Jermaine Defoe was a key figure in Tottenham’s resurgence as a force within the English game. His second spell was less fruitful after losing favor with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp & he was farmed out on loan twice in an attempt to get regular first team football.
Keane became Ireland’s all-time leading goalscorer as long ago as 2004 and was handed the national team’s captain’s armband in 2006. MLS watches might most recently have seen him in action during Paul Scholes’ testimonial match against the New York Cosmos.
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