The facts: Full name: Cristian Tello Herrera Date of birth: August 11th 1991 Club: FC Barcelona Position: ‘False number nine’ (midfield/forward) Height: 1.78m Weight: 43kg Squad number: 11 Cristian Tello finally managed to break into what is arguably the best first team in the world, a first team consisting of Messi, David Villa, Fabregas,
Name: Connor Wickham Age: 19 Position: Striker Club: Sunderland My views: Connor Wickham made his debut for Ipswich Town aged only 16 years and 11 days in a 3-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers. This was the start of a promising career for a striker who has been around the english game for 3 years
This article is on my favourite Arsenal youngster: Chuba Akpom. Akpom is a tall, young, talented centre-forward, who has bags of potential. In my opinion, he could be a natural heir to the famous no.14 shirt worn by Thierry Henry. They’re similar in stature, positioning, ability and playing style. He likes to play off
Name: Wilfried Zaha Age: 19 Club: Crystal Palace Position: Winger My views: Wilfried Zaha has made close to 100 appearances already for Crystal Palace despite being only 19 years old. The club describe him as being “fast, strong and full of tricks” and when you watch him play he always delivers. It didn’t take
He may not get pulse rates racing, but Chris Nurse’s simple yet effective abilities have seen a rise in the standard of football being played in the Guyanese national football team. The Hammersmith-born ball-playing, athletic midfielder represents Guyana due to his family heritage and has earned 13 caps. But perhaps Nurse’s proudest moment was in
The facts: Full name: Nathaniel Edwin Clyne Date of birth: April 5th 1991 Club: Southampton Position: Right back Height: 1.75m Weight: 67kg Squad number: 2 Nathaniel Clyne is a young player with a growing reputation in football and came through Crystal Palace’s highly respected youth academy. Crystal Palace youth academy has produced a number
The facts: Full name: Jack Butland Date of birth: March 10th 1993 Club: Birmingham City Position: Goalkeeper Height: 1.96m Weight: 94.5kg Squad number: 1 Jack Butland has only come into the public eye in the last few months when he produced simply fantastic performances for Team GB during the 2012 Olympic Football tournament.