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Un « gros kif » pour Sessi D’Almeida (Pau) de retrouver Bordeaux, son ancien club

Sessi D’Almeida, milieu de terrain palois depuis le début de saison, a évoqué les retrouvailles avec les Girondins de Bordeaux (ce vendredi, 20h45), son club formateur, dans un entretien à Sud Ouest.

Formé aux Girondins de Bordeaux, Sessi D’Almeida, 27 ans, va retrouver son club de coeur. Mais en tant qu’adversaire, ce vendredi soir (20 heures 45), avec le maillot du Pau FC. Dans un entretien accordé à Sud Ouest, le milieu de terrain béninois évoque la saveur spéciale de ce rendez-vous. « Ça fait quand même quelque chose. Je vais retrouver Barbet, Nsimba, Poussin, avec qui j’ai été formé… Ça reste mon club de coeur, c’est donc un gros “kif” de jouer contre eux. Et puis j’ai envie de les taper parce que c’est un club rival qu’il faut battre, tout simplement. »

Sacré professionnalisme, pour celui qui a passé « l’une des plus belles périodes de [sa] carrière » à Bordeaux en 2013, en remportant la coupe Gambardella. « Cela représente l’histoire des Girondins, déjà. Et puis notre histoire à nous, celle de la génération 95. C’est indescriptible, parce que c’est tellement fort de vivre ça jeune, avec son club formateur… », se souvient le joueur ensuite passé par le Paris Saint-Germain (sans y avoir joué) puis par les divisions inférieures en Angleterre, avant de regagner la France, via Valenciennes.

Justement, il évoque aussi son départ de Bordeaux en 2015, qui n’a pas été simple à digérer. « Ça me faisait chier de signer à Paris sans m’être imposé dans mon club formateur, balaye Sessi D’Almeida. Cela me fait quand même énormément plaisir, tout en étant hyper déçu de partir comme ça de Bordeaux. Si j’avais eu un choix à faire, je serais resté aux Girondins. C’est mon club de coeur, ma ville. »

publié le 3 février 2023 à 11h40

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Erling Haaland: Man City striker eyes Dixie Dean’s 95-year-old record – can he ‘walk on water’?

Author: BBC Sport

Erling Haaland and Dixie Dean

‘Phenomenon’. ‘One-off’. ‘Freak of nature’.

You name it and Erling Haaland has probably been called it as his prolific debut season in English football continues to destroy Premier League goalscoring records.

Any questions about how the Norway striker would fit in Manchester City’s system this season were soon answered when he netted 14 goals in his first eight Premier League games, including back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

With 25 goals in his first 19 league games, it seems a matter of when, not if, Haaland will break Andy Cole and Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 34 goals in one season.

But what about pre-Premier League records?

William Ralph Dean led Everton to the league title in 1927-28. Known as Dixie, Dean scored a barely believable 60 league goals, even though he missed three of the 42 matches that season.

Many years after his famous season, Dean spoke about his record. “People ask me if that 60-goal record will ever be beaten,” he said. “I think it will. But there’s only one man who’ll do it. That’s that fella who walks on the water. I think he’s about the only one.”

So can Haaland walk on water?

‘Like Beethoven, Shakespeare and Rembrandt’

Blackburn Rovers’ Ted Harper scored a record 43 goals during the 1925-26 top-flight campaign, but his impressive mark stood for just two years before Dean blew it out of the water.

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly recalled Dean as well as anyone, having played against him for Preston North End in the mid-1930s.

“Dixie was the greatest centre-forward there will ever be,” he said. “His record of goalscoring is the most amazing thing under the sun. He belongs in the company of the supremely great like Beethoven, Shakespeare and Rembrandt.”

So how good was Dean? It is difficult to compare across eras, however it is easier to compare Dean with his peers. Looking at the three years before and three years after Dean’s record-breaking season, the First Division’s leading scorer averaged 40 goals. Dean smashed that by 50%. The closest anyone has come to challenging Dean is Tom Waring’s 49 for Aston Villa in 1930-31, but even he only reached 81% of Dean’s total.

Since then, even reaching 40 goals has been elusive, with Jimmy Greaves the last player to meet that mark more than 60 years ago.

While physically Dean and Haaland are very different – Dean stood 5ft 10in, while Haaland is 6ft 5in – their scoring records have similarities.

Comparing Dean’s 1927-28 season with the current one for Haaland, both scored on the opening day, and both scored their 12th goal in their eighth game. Haaland went on to net two more in that match for a hat-trick in a 6-3 win against Manchester United, while Dean scored all five in a 5-2 win against the same opponents in his ninth game.

Haaland has slowed slightly, at least compared with Dean, but his hat-trick against Wolves left him with 25 after 19 games, slightly behind Dean’s 30 after the same number of appearances.

One of the great unanswerable questions is how many Dean might have scored if he’d played all 42 games. One of the matches he missed, because of an England call-up, was a 7-0 romp against West Ham at Goodison Park. How many might he have added to his tally that day?

Dean did break the previous record in March 1928, then went three games without a goal before accelerating his output with a massive 17 goals in his last eight games to reach 60. A hat-trick against Arsenal in his final match pushed him past George Camsell’s Football League record of 59 which he had set in Division Two with Middlesbrough.

It is a record that even Haaland looks like falling short of.

Haaland v Dean stats

When will the Premier League record fall?

Cole leads the current single-season Premier League-era scoring table with his 34 league goals in 40 games for Newcastle in 1994, before Shearer hit the same tally from two more games for Blackburn a season later.

Mohamed Salah holds the record for a 38-game season, and another Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez, came closest to managing a goal-per-game ratio.

Shearer broke the 30-goal barrier three times, but it is notable how few players have managed it – Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Didier Drogba and Sergio Aguero are not on the list despite being Premier League legends.

During the record-setting seasons listed above, the average goals per game in the Premier League hovered about the 2.7 mark.

At his current pace, Haaland is likely to break the Premier League record in his 27th game, which if he plays all City’s matches will be against West Ham on March 18.

PlayerSeasonGamesGoalsGoals per game Andy Cole (Newcastle)1993-9440340.85Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)1994-9542340.81Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)2017-1836320.89Luis Suarez (Liverpool)2013-1433310.94Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)2007-0834310.91Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)1995-9635310.89Alan Shearer (Blackburn Rovers)1993-9440310.78Kevin Phillips (Sunderland)1999-0036300.83Thierry Henry (Arsenal)2003-0437300.81Harry Kane (Tottenham)2017-1837300.81Robin van Persie (Arsenal)2011-1238300.79

While Dean’s 60 might be out of reach, Haaland could be the first player since Jimmy Greaves in 1961 to break the 40-goal barrier. He has a maximum of 18 Premier League games left, leaving him on course to hit 48 goals and finish third, or possibly second, on the all-time list.

There were 3.8 goals per game (GPG) in 1927-28, so how would that have translated to this season where the GPG is currently about 2.8? Dean’s adjusted figure would have been 44, which is slightly less than the tally Haaland is on course to reach. But the magical 60 still seems likely to be too much.

Another hat-trick against Spurs on Sunday though, and we may start changing our minds.

PlayerSeasonGamesGoalsGoals per game’Dixie’ Dean (Everton)1927-2839601.54Tom Waring (Aston Villa)1930-3138491.29’Dixie’ Dean (Everton)1931-3238451.18Dave Halliday (Sunderland)1928-2942431.02Ted Harper (Blackburn Rovers)1925-2637431.16Ted Drake (Arsenal)1934-3541420.98Vic Watson (West Ham)1929-3040421.05Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham)1960-6140411.03Listen on Sounds bannerListen on Sounds footer

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McKennie disse a Ronaldo que tinha pés horríveis: «Amigo, valem mil milhões»

Author: MAISFUTEBOL

Enquanto se preparava para a apresentação e se equipava com o uniforme do Leeds, onde se juntou no mercado de inverno, Weston McKennie partilhou uma história engraçada que viveu com Cristiano Ronaldo nos tempos em que os dois dividiram balneário na Juventus.

«Tenho uma história com o Ronaldo. Ele estava a receber uma massagem, eu passei por ele e disse: ‘Meu Deus, os teus pés parecem horríveis!’ Ele respondeu: ‘Meu amigo, estes pés valem mil milhões de euros’. E eu disse: ‘Tens razão, respeito’», contou às gargalhadas o internacional norte-americano.

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Almuth Schult: DFB-Torhüterin ist erneut schwanger und verpasst die WM 2023

Author: DER SPIEGEL

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Almuth Schult

Almuth Schult

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Fußballerin Almuth Schult ist erneut schwanger. Das bestätigte die 31-Jährige der Deutschen Presse-Agentur. Zuerst hatte der NDR darüber berichtet. Ende August wird der Nachwuchs der zweifachen Mutter erwartet. »Die Schwangerschaft lässt uns alle wieder fröhlicher in die Zukunft blicken«, sagte die Ex-Spielerin des VfL Wolfsburg dem Sender.

Zuletzt hatte die Trauer nach dem Tod ihres Schwiegervaters Schults weitere Karriereplanung in den Hintergrund gerückt. Die Torhüterin hatte daraufhin auch ihren bislang letzten Verein in Los Angeles wieder verlassen. Aktuell ist Schult vereinslos.

Sie teilte mit, nach der Schwangerschaft weiterspielen zu wollen. »Ich möchte gern nach der Schwangerschaft und der Geburt meine Fußballkarriere fortsetzen«, wurde sie vom NDR zitiert, schränkte dieses Vorhaben allerdings auch ein. »Aber natürlich müssen wir schauen, wie gut das mit den neuen Herausforderungen im Familienleben zusammenpasst.«

Schult stand beim US-Klub Angel City FC nur für eine Partie zwischen den Pfosten

Schult stand beim US-Klub Angel City FC nur für eine Partie zwischen den Pfosten

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Die Nationaltorhüterin steht damit auch vor einer ungewissen Situation im DFB-Team. Die anstehende Weltmeisterschaft vom 20. Juli bis 20. August in Australien und Neuseeland wird die Torhüterin durch die Schwangerschaft verpassen.

Bundestrainerin Martina Voss-Tecklenburg gratulierte Schult und hob ihre Bedeutung für die DFB-Auswahl hervor. »In den vergangenen drei Jahren hat sie auf beeindruckende Weise viele Herausforderungen sowie neue Rollen in der Nationalmannschaft angenommen. Auch bei der EM war sie ein großer und wichtiger Rückhalt für das gesamte Team.«

Schult wurde in der Nationalauswahl von Merle Frohms als Nummer eins verdrängt und war bei der erfolgreichen EM im Vorjahr bereits Ersatzkeeperin. »Für die nahe Zukunft wünschen wir ihr nun vor allem, dass die Schwangerschaft gut verläuft und alle gesund bleiben«, sagte Voss-Tecklenburg in einer Mitteilung des Deutschen Fußball-Bunds (DFB).

Die Titelsammlerin möchte bis zur Geburt weiter als TV-Expertin arbeiten

Im Dezember war sich Schult nach eigenen Angaben mit einem ausländischen Klub einig, musste aber aus den privaten Gründen zunächst absagen. Das Engagement beim US-Club Angel City FC im vergangenen Jahr war nach nur wenigen Monaten wieder vorbei.

Bis zur Geburt wolle sie einige Projekte vorantreiben und weiter ihren Jobs als TV-Expertin nachgehen. Zuletzt war Schult während der Fußball-WM der Männer in Katar als Expertin für die ARD tätig. Schult wurde mit der deutschen Auswahl 2013 Europameisterin, 2016 Olympiasiegerin und im vergangenen Jahr EM-Zweite. Mit dem VfL Wolfsburg wurde sie 2014 Champions-League-Siegerin, holte sechsmal den Deutschen Meistertitel und wurde achtmal DFB-Pokalsiegerin.

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Springsteen di nuovo in campo con la E Street Band. E il Napoli…

Author: Tuttosport

TORINO – (e.e.) Il Boss è tornato. Viva il Boss. Di nuovo in campo dopo la pandemia, partendo da Tulsa, in Florida. Riecco Bruce Springsteen con la E Street Band. In forma, in formissima. Con i compagni di una vita. E un Little Steven strepitoso alla chitarra e sulla scena: arriva con un cappello da signora e manda in visibilio il palazzetto dove solitamente giocano a hockey e basket. Bruce, 73 anni di passione, canta, salta e predica, sei anni dopo. Un concerto che è anche uno sfogo, una liberazione. Tra brani storici e nuove reinterpretazioni. Bruce c’è e combatte con noi, urlano i fan in visibilio per uno show epico. “Good evening, Tampa!” : comincia così il Boss e poi via con una versione ad alto tasso di adrenalina di “No Surrender”.

Sul palco la E Street Band si è presentata nella formazione classica degli ultimi tour: Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Steven Van Zandt e Max Weinberg insieme ai componenti più recenti Jake Clemons (il nipote di Clarence), Soozie Tyrell e Charles Giordano. In scena il Boss e la sua band sono stati accompagnati anche da una sezione di fiati e tre coristi. Mancava, il gruppone, dal 25 febbraio 2017. Arriveranno in Europa il 28 aprile, con tre tappe in Italia (Ferrara, Roma, Monza). Adele Zerilli, la mamma di Bruce, è originaria di Vico Equense, Bruce ha sempre detto di tifare particolarmente per il Napoli, le sue radici. E se fosse scudetto…

Springsteen, la scaletta del concerto alla Amalie Arena di Tampa

No Surrender?; Ghosts; ?Prove It All Night?; Letter to You; ?The Promised Land; ?Out in the Street; ?Candy’s Room; ?Kitty’s Back; ?Brilliant Disguise; ?Nightshift;  Cover dei Commodores ?Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) Cover di Ben E. King; The E Street Shuffle; Johnny 99; Last Man Standing; House of a Thousand Guitars; Backstreets Because the Night ; She’s the One; Wrecking Ball; The Rising; Badlands

BIS

Burnin’ Train
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Glory Days
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
I’ll See You in My Dreams

Il calendario del tourdi Bruce Springsteen

28 aprile 2023 Barcellona, Spagna – Stadio Olimpico?5 maggio 2023 Dublino, Irlanda – RDS Arena?7 maggio 2023 Dublino, Irlanda – RDS Arena?13 maggio 2023 Parigi, Francia –  La Défense Arena ?18 maggio 2023 Ferrara, Italia – Parco Urbano G. Bassani?21 maggio 2023 Roma, Italia – Circo Massimo?25 maggio 2023 Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi – Johan Cruijff ArenA?11 giugno 2023 Landgraph, Paesi Bassi – Megaland,
13 giugno 2023 Zurigo, Svizzera – Stadio Letzigrund
21 giugno 2023 Düsseldorf, Germania-  Mercury Game Arena
24 giugno 2023 Göteborg, Svezia – Ullevi
26 giugno 2023 Göteborg, Svezia – Ullevi
30 giugno 2023 Oslo, Norvegia – Voldslokka
11 luglio 2023 Copenaghen, Danimarca – Denmark Parken
13 luglio 2023 Copenaghen, Danimarca – Denmark Parken
15 luglio 2023 Amburgo, Germania – Volksparkstadion
18 luglio 2023 Vienna, Austria – Stadio Ernst Happel
23 luglio 2023 Monaco di Baviera, Germania – Stadio Olimpico 
25 luglio 2023 Monza, Italia – Prato della Gerascia

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