The biggest names in the game

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Get all the info on the biggest names in the European, and MLS, game with our player profiles and stats. You can find out everything you need to know about your favourite player, including a biography, season statistics and game log from the major European leagues.

Just click on the player’s name below to get a full biography and keep an eye out for new arrivals as the list develops. Plus! The top managers in the game.

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Messi: Find out everything you need to know about one of the world’s best.

English Premier League

Arsenal | Chelsea | Liverpool | Man Utd | Man City

• Mario Balotelli (Man City)
• Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
• Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)
• Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd)
• Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
• Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
• Wayne Rooney (Man Utd)
• Carlos Tevez (Man City)
• Fernando Torres (Liverpool)
• Robin van Persie (Arsenal)

Spanish La Liga

Barcelona | Real Madrid

• Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)
• Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)
• Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid)
• Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
• Kaka (Real Madrid)
• Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
• Gerard Pique (Barcelona)
• Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
• Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
• David Villa (Barcelona)

Italian Serie A

• Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
• Samuel Eto’o (Inter Milan)
• Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan)
• Douglas Maicon (Inter Milan)
• Robinho (AC Milan)
• Ronaldinho (AC Milan)
• Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan)

German Bundesliga

• Michael Ballack (Bayer Leverkusen)
• Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg)
• Raul Gonzalez (Schalke)
• Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich)
• Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
• Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich)

French Ligue 1

• Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon)
• Hugo Lloris (Lyon)

Major League Soccer

• David Beckham (L.A. Galaxy)
• Landon Donovan (L.A. Galaxy)
• Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
• Freddie Ljungberg (Chicago Fire)
• Rafael Marquez (New York Red Bulls)

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Find out everything you need to know about the ‘Special One’.

The top managers in the game

English Premier League

• Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea)
• Sir Alex Ferguson (Man Utd)
• Roy Hodgson (Liverpool)
• Roberto Mancini (Man City)
• Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)

Spanish La Liga

• Pep Guardiola (Barcelona)
• Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid)

Italian Serie A

• Massimiliano Allegri (AC Milan)
• Rafa Benitez (Inter Milan)

German Bundesliga

• Louis van Gaal (Bayern Munich)

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