FIFA.com looks at some of the famous football figures who will celebrate their birthday this week, including Michael Essien, Francesco Toldo and Geoff Hurst.
Real Zaragoza produced a commendable performance but were still thrashed 4-0 by Real Madrid, for whom Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria, Michael Essien and Luka Modric were on the scoresheet.
The U-17 World Cup has been unveiling stars of tomorrow for a full quarter-century. FIFA.com takes you through some of the tournament’s world-renowned graduates.
Seven sides have 100 per cent records to defend on Matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League: big guns Porto, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, and the surprise duo of Malaga and BATE Borisov.
Michael Essien expressed his happiness at bring reunited with the man he calls 'daddy', after the Chelsea midfielder sealed a loan move to Real Madrid to work alongside Jose Mourinho again.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien joined Spanish champions Real Madrid on loan on transfer deadline day.