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5 unknown facts about Paul Pogba

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  1. The Nicknames :

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Paul the Octopus got very famous during the 2010 World Cup. Well, we won’t see him again but we sure have a player nicknamed as an octopus. Pogba is called as ‘II Polpo Paul’ which means ‘Paul the Octopus’. It is not for his predictions for the future but for his huge structure and long legs that he is termed so. He is also called by ‘Pogboom’ for his ability to score some outrageous long range goals.

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Best XI Of This Season’s New Signings

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GK) Claudio Bravo- Manchester City

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The Chile shotstopper ended his three-year stay at Barcelona this summer to join Pep Guardiola’s army at Manchester City. He replaced the club legend Joe Hart as the Guardiola began putting his stamp on the team. Good with the ball at his feet, agile and confident, Bravo has all the attributes for a fine goalkeeper. Still 33, Bravo has the time to become one of the very best under the Spaniard’s guidance. His debut was not up to the expected standards, however, he has since given some fine displays for the blues.

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Top 10 Free Transfers Of All Time

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10) Miroslav Klose to Lazio

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Considered as one of the finest strikers of all time, Klose joined Lazio from German Champions Bayern Munich in 2011. After falling out with Louis Van Gaal, Klose was one of the two strikers shipped out by the Dutchman during his time in Bavaria. However, the move did not halt Klose’ progress as he continued his prowess in front of goal scoring 48 goals for the Italian side. At 36, Klose broke the world record for most goals scored by a player at the World Cup scoring the second goal on that torrid night for Brazilian football.

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One signing that changed the destiny of the club

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7. Gabriel Batistuta – Roma (2000-01) :

17 Jun 2001: Gabriel Batistuta of Roma celebrates Montella's goal during the Serie A 34th Round League match played between Roma and Parma, played at the Olympic Stadium, Rome Italy. + DIGITAL CAMERA + Mandatory Credit: Grazia Neri/ALLSPORT

It was in 1982-23 that Roma had won the Serie A for the second time but since then it was a dry spell for the Italian giants. Fabio Capello arrived at Roma after his sacking at Real Madrid in 1999. He was desperate to prove himself and he knew what he wanted. Against the will of the Roma President, he wanted the 30 year old Argentine striker Gabriel Batistuta. Paying £23.5 m for a striker past his prime looked silly but it did pay off brilliantly. Gabriel’s arrival at Roma changed the morale at the club and his link up with the talented Francesco Totti and the amazing poacher Vincenzo Montella created chaos in the opposition defense. He scored 20 goals in his debut season at Roma and helped them win the Serie A title for the third time in their history. Since then, Roma have never been able to win the Serie A title again.

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