Wednesday, 4 September 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Fatih Terim, Raúl Albiol

Fatih Terim

Fatih Terim is 60 today. He's arguably the most experienced Turkish manager of all time, He's the current coach of Galatassaray and the Turkish National team. Terim is regarded as a hard-line motivator whose no-nonsense approach was honed during 11 years as a rugged defender with Galatasaray. His nickname is İmparator, which is the Turkish word for "Emperor". This nickname is also widely used in Italy (Imperatore) to refer to Terim.
In a survey conducted by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) in 80 countries, Terim was placed among the best 8 managers in the world. He received his award at a ceremony held in Rothenburg, Germany on 8 January 2001. Terim was nominated to be named UEFA manager of the year 2008 and Eurosport named Terim as the best coach at Euro 2008. In December 2008, Terim was ranked the 7th best football manager in the world by World Soccer Magazine.

Raúl Albiol

Raúl Albiol is 28 today. He is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for S.S.C. Napoli in Italy, and the Spanish national team.

His main asset is his versatility, as he can play as a central defender, right back or defensive midfielder. He spent most of his career with Valencia and Real Madrid, winning five major titles with both teams combined; over the course of ten seasons he amassed La Liga totals of 229 games and seven goals.

A Spanish international since 2007, Albiol represented the country at the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships where he went on to win them all.


  1. Faith terim baba

  2. na wa ooo.. no story in 3 days, i tink say una don pack up