He’s still playing? 15 footballers you’ve definitely forgotten about

first_img 15 11. Matthew Upson – MK Dons – A winner of 21 England caps, Upson is currently 36, but still turns out in the Football League. He enjoyed his best time with West Ham, leaving in 2011, moving around a selection of English teams. He spent time with Stoke and Brighton, and spent time with Leicester last season, and has turned out three times for Championship side MK Dons this term. 15 2. Luis Garcia – Central Coast Mariners – A Champions League winner with Liverpool in 2005, ex-Spanish international Garcia now turns out for Central Coast Mariners of the Australian A-League. He is 37-years-old, and since leaving Spanish football in 2010, the winger has featured in Greece, Mexico and India. 15 15 3. Nicolas Anelka – Mumbai City – One of the great Premier League strikers, turning out for Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton and West Brom, Anelka is currently player-manager of Mumbai City in the Indian Super League. He has also coached Shanghai Shenhua of China, although he has not proven his credentials as a boss, with Mumbai finishing third bottom in his first season in charge. 6. Eidur Gudjohnsen – A Chelsea legend and key part of their two title wins under Jose Mourinho, 37-year-old Gudjohnsen has had a storied career since leaving Barcelona in 2009. He has played for Monaco, Spurs, Stoke, Fulham, AEK Athens, Cercle Brugge and Club Brugge, before returning to his first English club, Bolton, in 2014. He left in the summer of 2015 to link up with Shijiazhuang Ever Bright of China, before signing for Molde in February 2016. His recent form has even seen the veteran rescind his international retirement, and he should be heading to Euro 2016 with Iceland. 4. Didier Zokora – Pune City – A solid player for Tottenham Hotspur, Zokora won the League Cup with Spurs, enjoying a good top flight career across Europe. He played in Belgium, France, England and Spain, but his recent years have been spent moving around Turkey, before settling with Pune City of India in 2015. 15 5. Florent Malouda – Wadi Delga – Malouda play a key role in Chelsea’s success in 2009/10, but by the 2012/13 season he had been banished from the first-team squad. He left Stamford Bridge on a free transfer that summer, moving to Turkish club Trabzonspor, then to Metz of France the following year. He ended up with Indian club Dehli Dynamos later that season, playing under Roberto Carlos. The winger finally signed for Egyptian Premier League side Wadi Delga in January 2016. 15 15 14. Jeremy Aliadiere – Al-Mu’aidar – Held in high regard as a youngster when Arsenal signed him, Aliadiere failed to live up to his potential. He managed just one Premier League goal in 29 games for the Gunners, spending time on loan at Celtic, West Ham and Wolves. He moved permanently to Middlesbrough in 2007, leaving in 2010, signing for French club Lorient where he enjoyed relative success in front of goal. However, he still left in 2014, agreeing a deal with Umm-Salal of Qatar. He switched to rival side Al-Mu’aidar in January 2016. 7. Eric Djemba-Djemba – Voltigeurs – Manchester United and Aston Villa flop Djemba-Djemba spent just four years in English football, failing to establish himself as a talented player. He left Villa in 2007 to move to Qatar SC, and has since flittered around clubs in Denmark, Israel, Serbia, Scotland, India and Indonesia. He signed for non-league French side Voltigeurs earlier this year. 15 1. Diego Forlan – Penarol – Click the arrow above to see more forgotten footballers… – A flop for Manchester United, Forlan is still a cult hero at Old Trafford for his goalscoring exploits against Liverpool, although he managed just 10 strikes in 63 games. A successful career has brought silverware in Spain and Brazil, before linking up with boyhood club Penarol last year. 15 15 15 The Premier League has seen a host of players pass through since it was founded in 1992, with both successes and failures at every club.Some players have become legends for their clubs, whilst some have gone down in infamy, leaving to play out their careers elsewhere.With players entering the latter stages of their careers, they often head off the beaten track to find clubs willing to take them.This means they fall out of public knowledge, and it is a surprise to see so many famous names still turning out as players far across the world.Click the right arrow above to see 15 ex-Premier League players who you’ve definitely forgotten about, but are still playing… 15 15 15 9. Thomas Sorensen – Melbourne City – A Premier League veteran, Sorensen was a talented goalkeeper for Sunderland, Aston Villa and Stoke City. He played 409 games in England between 1998 and 2015, leaving the Potters to sign for A-League club Melbourne City. He has since played 21 games, and as a goalkeeper, it is expected the 39-year-old will play on for a number of years. 12. Arturo Lupoli – Catania – Signed by Arsenal as a teenager, striker Lupoli was considered one of the brightest talents in Italy, although he managed just one Premier League appearance for the Gunners. He is still only 28, and is currently on loan at Italian third division side Catania, after moving around Europe. He has appeared for teams playing in England, Italy and Hungary, flitting around lower league sides. 13. Tim Cahill – Hangzhou Greentown – Still fairly well known, Cahill is an active Australian international, one of the all-time Premier League greats. A powerful forward, he starred for Millwall and Everton, leaving England in 2012 for New York Red Bulls. He headed off to China in 2015 to sign for Shanghai Shenhua, and has been registered to Hangzhou Greentown since February 2016, where he scored on his debut for the club. 10. Ryan Babel – Al Ain – Once considered one of the brightest talents in European football, Ryan Babel completed a big move from Ajax to Liverpool in 2007. However, he struggled to have an impact at Anfield, scoring just 12 goals in the Premier League, leaving in 2011. He headed to Germany, back to the Netherlands, and Turkey, before finally settling at UAE Pro League side Al-Ain last year. 8. Elano – Chennaiyin – Elano shone whilst playing two seasons for Manchester City between 2007 and 2009, leaving for Galatasaray that summer. He returned his homeland of to Brazil in 2011 to play for Santos, moving on to Gremio and Flamengo, before linking up with Indian club Chennaiyin in 2014. He returned to Santos, but Marco Materazzi brought him back to Chennaiyin on loan last season. 15 15. Adrian Mutu – ASA Targu Mures – The Chelsea flop has lived a storied career since leaving the Blues in 2005 during his drug scandal. He enjoyed a strong spell in Italy’s Serie A, but has been falling down the leagues in recent years. Aged 37, Mutu’s most recent clubs have been Petrolul Ploiesti in his homeland and India’s Pune City, with the striker currently plying his trade with Romania’s ASA Targu Mures.last_img read more

Sonia Chahal ends maiden World Boxing Championships campaign with a silver

first_imgIndia’s Sonia Chahal couldn’t add a second gold to India’s tally at the 10th Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi on Saturday but the 21-year-old ended her maiden world meet campaign with a memorable silver.Sonia went down 1:4 by split decision to Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner in the 57 kg featherweight category on Saturday at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, in New Delhi on Saturday.Sonia’s bout looked a one-sided affair in favour of the German, who came in with a flurry of punches towards the end of the opening round to dominate the proceedings.It was always going to be a tough outing for the debutant Indian, who failed to use her taller height as an advantage as the German began on an attacking note, with a few left-and-right combos before pinning Sonia to the corner of the ring more than once to end with a few left-handed jabs.Also read: Mary Kom sets sight on Tokyo Olympics after record-breaking World Boxing goldWith the tie already slipping out of her grasp, the third round was do-or-die for the Indian, who was shaken up by a jab on her nose and then a right hook as the German continued her flurry of punches to end on a victorious note.Sonia’s silver brought India’s campaign at the World Championship to an end with the hosts ending with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.Earlier on Saturday, Mary scripted history by clinching a record sixth World Championship Gold medal in the light flyweight 48-kilogram category after outclassing Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5:0 verdict.advertisementAlso read: Mary Kom creates history with 6th gold at Women’s World Boxing ChampionshipsThe 35-year-old Mary, a mother of three and a pre-tournament favourite for the gold, rewrote the record books when she eclipsed her joint haul of five golds with Katie Taylor of Ireland.The Manipuri pugilist, who went over her weight category to clinch a 51 kg bronze at the London Olympics, previously clinched the World Championship gold on five occasions — 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 — besides bagging a silver on her debut in 2001.Welcomed by thunderous chants of “Mary Mary” at the jam-packed KD Jadhav hall, the Indian took the ring with a statistical and psychological advantage over her Ukrainian opponent, whom she recently beat at the Silesian Women’s Open semi-finals in Poland.Living up to the reputation, Mary started the opening round aggressively and landed a couple of right jabs quite early into the round before taking full control with a right-two punch combination to Hanna.However, towards the end of the first round, the Ukrainian managed to get a shot at Mary’s face before the Indian wrestled Okhota to the ground. Mary appeared unshakable throughout and ended the round with a few jabs and a right-hand, left-hand combo.The Indian came back with more aggression in the second round, and started with a powerful hook with her right and then doubled the attack with two quick right jabs to leave her opponent rattled.A left-handed flick from Okhota pushed Mary backward but towards the end of the round, the Indian delivered a perfect right hook to inch closer to another gold.The third and decisive round began with the Manipuri pugilist delivering a right-handed jab, and following it up with a right-hand, left-hand combo that completely demoralised Okhota.Mary then sealed the gold in her favour with another combination of punches, and a few shots at Okhota’s face leading the crowd to erupt in joy when the referees announced the unanimous 5:0 verdict in the Indian’s favour.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

February 18 2005 Construction at Arcosanti curren

first_imgFebruary 18, 2005Construction at Arcosanti currently focusses on installing utilities for the East Crescent complex. This phase of the Arcosanti project includes a new classroom, meeting room and a number of residential units. The construction crew consists of February 6.Construction at Arcosanti currently focusses on installing utilities for the East Crescent complex. This phase of the Arcosanti project includes a new classroom, meeting room and a number of residential units. The construction crew consists of February 6. workshop participants, Arcosanti crew leaders and volunteers.   From the heat duct tunnel underneath the building, construction volunteer Mika Kawai and local contractor Sean Wright pull electrical wiring through the walls. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: Jacob Schwartz] The community library is located in one of the first floor rooms of the East Crescent. From here, crew leader Michael Bittman and workshop participants April Braly and Kelley McLaughlin feed the wires. More on this on 2/21. [Photo: Scott W Riley & text: Jacob Schwartz]last_img read more

Bailey Rosser Red Arrows Ripple Entertainment has

first_imgBailey RosserRed Arrow’s Ripple Entertainment has hired Bailey Rosser from YouTube as it continues to staff up.Red Arrow, the content arm of ProSiebenSat.1, backed Ripple from its launch last year. The LA-based digital content firm was founded by former FremantleMedia execs Gayle Gilman and Jason Ziemianski.Rosser joins from YouTube where she was an audience development strategist at YouTube Space LA. Prior to that she was at Google as an Adwords strategist.“Bailey’s deep experience with the Adwords product and YouTube strategy are a perfect fit for our data-driven approach to content and marketing,” said Ziemianski.Rosser’s hire follows that of Katie Peck, who joined last November from FremantleMedia’s digital studio Tiny Riot as senior VP Production and Operations.The company has also brought on Desiree Mandelbaum, who has joined as head of talent development and joined from NBC Peacock Productions.“Growing our team with people who have strong expertise across linear and digital platforms is key to our strategy as a content-focused company,” said RippleCEO Gilman.last_img read more