On May 24, 2015, Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba made the final match for Chelsea. Having moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2004 for £ 24 million from Marseille, Didier Drogba has dedicated his best years to Chelsea’s blue.
He has been with Chelsea for two periods from 2004 to 2012 and in the 2014-2015 season. During the period playing for the London team, Didier Drogba proved himself to be a legend of the Stamford Bridge team because of his impressive goalscoring ability and great contribution to the titles. He has won Chelsea 4 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 2 Super Cup of England, and 1 Champions League title. After nine seasons with Chelsea, the Ivorian has played a total of 381 games and contributed 164 goals for Chelsea in all competitions. On May 24, 2015, Didier Drogba played his final match for Chelsea against Sunderland in the final round of the 2014/2015 Premier League season.
In the 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge, Didier Drogba was replaced by coach Jose Mourinho in the final minutes of the match. In that special moment, Drogba was carried on the shoulders of his teammates to bring out the pitch in the cheering and cheering of the fans, and the visitors. Drogba officially closed his career in Chelsea after 9 seasons of football! Before retiring in 2018, Drogba traveled to the United States to play in the colors of Montreal Impact in MLS and Phoenix Rising in the US 2nd division. Although the moment Drogba broke up with Chelsea has passed half a decade, the Blues fans will still remember those moments, and forever see him as a true legend at Stamford Bridge!
The current Premier League is still a major force in world football. The birthplace of the richest clubs in the present, such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, … Let’s learn more about the history of these clubs. 1.Manchester United. Manchester is one of the industrial cities of England from the early 19th century to the present. Therefore, the first team of this club was composed of railway workers. In 1878 before the need to play football for railway workers, an unidentified person at that time formed the Newton Heath L&YR Club to compete with other teams in the city. The main members of the club are the staff of the passenger car and the ceiling car of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR). In 1889, the club applied to join the Football League – the largest professional football tournament in England at that time. However, the proposal was put aside because the organizers thought that the club was not capable at that time. However, they did not give up and paid off. The Heathens continues to apply for participation in Football Alliances – a subsidiary of Football League. And after three years of proven operational and operating capacity finally joined the Football League, in 1892.
In 1902, a meeting of Newton Heath’s players and executives at that time took place about the club’s new name. The names Manchester Centrals and Manchester Celtics were given instead. But Davis (the club’s biggest investor at the time) wanted a name to make the connection in the city. So Manchester United – the “Unequal Link” of millions of fans was born from that. MU development period: In 1945, an event completely changed MU right then. Matt Busby joined Manchester United and was considered a “genius godfather”. He and Jimmy Murphy turned MU into a footballing force at the time. At the end of the 1946/1947 season, MU achieved the runner-up position, the best achievement in 36 years of establishing the team. In 1948, for the first time in history, after 39 years of establishment, Manchester officially won the FA Cup championship. The peak of MU: The first years of Sir Alex were not easy. He was almost fired after three seasons did not help MU much now, but the FA championship in 1989 saved his situation. But if at that time, the decision to fire Sir Alex was approved, then MU will certainly not be a strong team in the world. In the 1998-1999 season, Sir Alex won the legendary treble: C1, Premier League and FA Cup. His MU at that time was a real power in Europe. MU logo: The MU logo is the red devil. Many people believe that the MU symbol is the Satan demon that Europeans are always afraid of. But according to many concepts, the real demon that brings disease and horrifying obsession is Lucifer. Satan manifests agility and intelligence. With red and gold reminds viewers of the strength and ambition of this club.
2. Manchester City. Manchester City was founded in 1880 by Anna Connel and two members of St. Mark’s church in Gorton. At birth, Man City was called the Ardwick Association Football Club. Like the same city team, the start of Man City also had to compete in the second division is Football Alliances after not participating in the first division at that time. The club was officially called the Manchester City Football Club in 1893-1894 when the club had financial problems. After more than half a century, the MC has twice participated in the FA finals. Which won the championship in 1934.
The development period of MC: In 1965, the steering committee was appointed more talented people. With good strategies in place, the MC won the Second Division Championship in the first season. The next two purchases were 1967 – 1968, MC continuously won the championship in the first division and proved himself better than the neighbor at that time MU. In 1970 won the cup C2. That same year, the MC won the League League football championship. MC peak period: In August 2008, MC was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group. From here, the club seems to be on a new page from extremely wealthy homeowners. The team bought the hottest player of the time. Brazilian player Robinho, for example, from Real Madrid for £ 32.5 million, broke the Premier League record at that time. In the 2011-2012 season, the MC continued to spend money on player purchases. They kept winning and leading the chart at that time. But until the 36th round they achieved the NHA championship after 44 years of waiting. MC logo: The boat symbolizes trade, exchanged by canals in Manchester; The three diagonal lines make sense for the three rivers that flow around downtown Manchester: Irwell, Irk and Medlock. This is a symbol of great symbolic meaning for Manchester. The rose is the symbol of the city of Manchester.
3. Liverpool. Liverpool was founded on June 3, 1892, by John Houlding. The club’s birth name is Everton F.C and Athletic Grounds, Ltd (referred to as Everton Athletic). In March 1892, the new club was officially renamed Liverpool Football Club. Early in the 1893-94 season, Liverpool joined the Football League Second Division. A brief history of Liverpool • 1892 Establishes the Liverpool Football Club. • 1892-93 – Lancashire Championship: championship. • 1893-94 – Second Prize: champion. • 1894-95 – First Place: 16th, again Second Prize. • 1895-96 – Second Prize: champion. • 1896-97 – First Prize: 5th place. • 1897-98 – First Place: 9th. • 1898-99 – First Prize: 2nd. • 1899-1900 – First Prize: 10th.
Liverpool development period: Rafael Benitez came to power, replacing Gérard Houllier as soon as the 2003-2004 season ended. Although only ranked fifth in the 2004-2005 Premier League rankings, Liverpool caused a huge loss when winning the Champions League after defeating AC Milan on Penalty. The following season, Liverpool finished third with 82 points, the highest since joining the Premier League since 1986. But this season, Liverpool won the FA Cup championship in the final against WestHam. The peak of Liverpool: In 2015, Jürgen Klopp was selected as the next head coach to steer the Liverpool ship, after sacking Brendan Rodgers. Despite the consecutive defeat in the 2 finals, but with beautiful gameplay and fire, Klopp won the hearts of the fans and stayed. The 2017-18 season, with the trio of Salah – Firmino – Mané, helped Liverpool climb to the 4th position. In the C1 2017 – 2018 season, although the stone was very good, at that time, Real Madrid was an unbreakable body. poured and had pity on the appointment. In the 2018-2019 season, Liverpool finished second with 97 points, losing 1 point to Manchester City. After wading in the semi-final against Barca, Liverpool participated in the final against national rival Tottenham. In the final Liverpool beat the opponent with a score of 2: 0, thereby bringing the first title under Jürgen Klopp and the 6th title for the team in this arena. Liverpool logo: With the stylized bird in the middle of the Logo, this bird is called Liver Bird, Liver Bird is an otter in the largest port city of England. In red with the words “You’ll never walk alone” means “You will never walk alone”. This is also the song of the club when playing.
Despite considerable success in Europe in the 1970s and early 1980s, the late 1980s marked the decline of English football. Stadiums collapsed, hooligan rife, and English clubs were banned from playing in Europe for five years after the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. The first-class football tournament of English football, standing after tournaments like Italian Serie A and Spain’s La Liga in terms of participation and revenue. Some of England’s top players also moved abroad to compete. By the early 1990s, the situation began to reverse. At the 1990 FIFA World Cup, England reached the semi-finals. At the same time, the European soccer regulator UEFA lifted the ban on English clubs playing in European competitions in 1990, leading to Manchester United lifting the UEFA Winners’ Cup in 1991. . In the 1980s, big clubs in the UK began to transform into business ventures to maximize revenue. Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are among the leading clubs in this trend. The commercial imperative led to top clubs seeking to increase power and revenue. They demand that TV companies pay more for coverage of football matches, and that TV revenue is increasingly important.
According to online sports bookmaker Vwin, in 1990, the executive director of London Weekend Television (LWT), Greg Dyke, met with representatives of the major football clubs in England (Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, and Arsenal). Dyke believes it will be more beneficial for LWT if only the larger clubs in the country are shown on national television and want to determine if clubs are interested in a large portion of television royalties. is not. Five clubs agreed with the offer; however, the tournament would not be prestigious without the support of the Football Association and so Arsenal’s David Dein held talks to see if the FA would absorb this idea. At the end of the 1991 season, a proposal was made for establishing a new tournament that would bring in more money. The founding member agreement, signed on July 17, 1991, by leading clubs, established the fundamentals for establishing the FA Premier League. The teams have commercial independence from the Football Association, awarding the FA Premier League license to negotiate their own broadcast and sponsorship deals. The argument made at the time was that extra income would allow English clubs to compete with teams across Europe. And the first Premier League was held in 1992.
Although not the place where the world’s top football stars converge, like in La Liga, the Spanish league, or not always dominating the peak of Europe, Premier Ligue is always a tournament with great influence. with fans as well as the business world. There the clubs almost never knew the crisis, they got richer every season.
Players all over the world want to play in the Premier League, and companies are flocking to look for a place to sit on English football. Only data from Sportical UK market research offices: In the 2019-2020 season, 380 brands from 46 countries in the Premier League enter the English Premier League, signing up to 450 contracts. Various sponsorships. A club in the top of the Premier League such as Manchester United signed 48 sponsorship contracts to collect 324 million dollars.
The England national team had to cancel two friendly matches because of Covid-19 The England national football team canceled two friendly matches against Italy and Denmark in late March due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic in Europe. This is the result of an extraordinary meeting between the English Football Federation, the English Football Association and its related units today. The parties agreed to postpone all football activities in the foggy country until 4 May to prevent the spread of disease caused by the new strain of the corona virus.
Members of the Everton, Watford, and Bournemouth football clubs have also quarantined themselves after members of those teams showed signs of Covid-19 infection. Earlier, both Arsenal and Chelsea were quarantined because coach Mikel Arteta and player Callum Hudson-Odoi were infected with the new strain of coronavirus.
The Premier League organizing committee decided on the fate of the season and on April 16, the Premier League team, along with the top clubs, will meet online to decide the fate of the remaining matches of this season. A proposal expected to be made at the next meeting is that the tournament will end on June 30, whether or not the remaining 92 matches will be kicked. Independent newspaper said there are 9 clubs supporting the proposal proposed to complete before June 30. One of the reasons clubs wanted the tournament to end on June 30 was because they were worried about the contractual maturity of the players at the time mentioned above. Although FIFA has decided that clubs can extend their contracts with the players until the end of the season, teams in the UK are concerned that this will entail contracting laws in the UK. Previous meetings discussed the financial and salary issues of the players in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, crippling the club’s business operations. Today’s meeting will discuss the best solution to complete this season.
However, football officials in the UK are still uncertain when the top league of the Mist will return. On April 3, the Premier League organizers declared the tournament to be postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 epidemic and will return at a “safe and appropriate time”.