FIFA RANKING - June 2018

FIFA / Men's top 20 - last rankings released 7 June 2018

13 Jun 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - GHANA - CLUB - TRANSFER - Swansea City re-sign Andre Ayew

Swansea City re-sign Andre Ayew from West Ham.

2 Feb 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - GABON - CLUB - TRANSFER - Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal sign Borussia Dortmund striker for £56m.

1 Feb 2018
STARS IN EUROPE - SENEGAL - CLUB - TRANSFER - Stoke City sign Badou Ndiaye from Galatasaray

Stoke City agree a deal to sign Senegal international Badou Ndiaye.

30 Jan 2018
BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 - Egypt - Salah 'becoming a boss' - Didier Drogba

Drogba and Salah were team-mates at Chelsea in 2014.

14 Dec 2017
BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017 - Egypt - Keyplayer - Mohamed Salah

Salah is the current Premier League top scorer, with 13 goals.

13 Dec 2017
BBC AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR - EGYPT - NOMINEE - Mohamed Salah

This is the first time Mohamed Salah has been nominated.

26 Nov 2017
BBC AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR - SENEGAL - NOMINEE - Sadio Mane

Mane is one of just two Africans to make the Ballon d'Or shortlist.

24 Nov 2017
BBC AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR - NIGERIA - NOMINEE - Victor Moses

The asylum-seeking orphan who conquered the Premier League

22 Nov 2017
STARS IN EUROPE - PORTUGAL/ IVORY COAST - CLUB - TRANSFER - Swansea City sign Renato Sanches and Wilfried Bony

Sanches joined Bayern from Benfica in May 2016.

1 Sep 2017
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Blackburn Rovers F.C.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 08/2015


Full name
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Nicknames
Rovers
The Blue and Whites
The Riversiders

Founded
1875

Ground
Ewood Park, Blackburn, 
Lancashire

Capacity
31,367

Owner
Venky's London Ltd

Managing Director
Derek Shaw

Manager
Gary Bowyer

League
The Championship

2014-15
The Championship, 9th


Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English professional association football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. 

The team competes in the Football League Championship from the 2012-13 season. 

They were relegated from the Premier League, the top tier of English football, at the end of the 2011–12 season. 

The club are currently managed by Gary Bowyer after previous manager Michael Appleton was dismissed on 19 March 2013.

Appleton was the third manager to have lost his job in 6 months after Steve Kean and Henning Berg.

The club was established in 1875, becoming a founding member of The Football League in 1888. 

It is one of only three clubs to have been both a founder member of the Football League and the Premier League (the others being Aston Villa and Everton). 

In 1890 Rovers moved to its permanent home at Ewood Park.

Prior to the formation of the Premier League in 1992, most of the club's successes were before 1930, when it had gained league and FA Cup trophies on several occasions. 

Relegation in 1965-66 was followed by 26 successive seasons of football outside the top flight.

In 1992, Blackburn gained promotion to the new Premier League a year after being taken over by local steel baron Jack Walker, who installed Kenny Dalglish as manager. 

In 1995, Blackburn became Premier League champions, having spent millions of pounds on players like Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton. 

However, the title-winning team was quickly split up and, in the 1998-99 season, the club was relegated. 

It was promoted back to the Premier League two years later, in the 2000-01 season, just after Walker's death. 

During this time it has qualified for the UEFA Cup four times: 
once as League Cup winners
twice as the Premier League's sixth-placed team 
once via the Intertoto Cup 

The 2011-12 season marked the club's 72nd, non-consecutive, year in the top flight. 

Blackburn are currently one of only five clubs to have won the Premier League, along with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City.

The club's motto is "Arte et Labore", which the club translates as "By Skill and Hard Work" in Latin.

 

 


Players

  • Hope Akpan