Arrival, More Awards, Some Bits & Bobs

9 Jan
Bromantic Lion strides forward, led astray lamb in background.

Bromantic lion strides forward victorious, led astray lamb visible in background.

Well, looks like Pips has conquered his latest quarry and left him in the dust. Cruel! Heartless! (But super foxy).

Forever together

Forever together

Forever loved

Forever loved

Congrats to Mesut who won the German Player of the Year Award (as voted by fans) for the second consecutive time. This was announced a couple of days ago, but I am lazy lately.

Raise your hand if you're sheer perfection!

Raise your hand if you’re sheer perfection!

Mou was voted 2012 Coach of the Year by IFFHS for the fourth time.  He’s getting all Messi on our asses, apparently.


Jose Mourinho, IFFHS best club coach 2012

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics awarded the prize to the Portuguese coach for the fourth time

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been named as the best club coach of 2012 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). It is the fourth time that the Portuguese coach has received this distinction, after being awarded it in 2004, 2005 and 2010.

Jose Mourinho, who won the League and the Spanish Super Cup last year with the Whites, has been recognised for Real Madrid’s records breaking league title winning season in which they broke the goal scoring and points records. It was these achievements which saw him voted for ahead of Italian Roberto di Matteo, who guided Chelsea to Champions League victory, and Guardiola, who won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona.

Other coaches with more than one best club coach of the year prize are Marcello Lippi (1996 & 1998), Ottmar Hitzfeld (1997 & 2001), Carlos Bianchi (2000 & 2003), Sir Alex Ferguson (1999 & 2008) and Guardiola (2009 & 2011).


Here’s a few bits and bobs (Sergio pictures via gladyscsr4oldpics and GFSports). It was a good day for in car shots. I love the moody picture that Iker posted.

3929214c5a5b11e28a7322000a1fa414_7sr3sr2There’s a little leftover Ballon d’Or action as well. The Ramos giving Iniesta a hug…

Soccer 2013 - FIFA Ballon D'Or 2012…and Pique thanking FIFA for providing him with some new wallpaper for his tablet.

580484_586251324724226_525870119_nHe’s his own wallpaper, eh? Must have picked up that little habit from Zlatan! XD

Fun and games seemed to be a theme as Iker posted a shot of what I can only assume is his Scalextric raceway. Wonder if he was the one who insisted on having that at the Euros?

f83385c25a4311e29c2822000a1fbe4c_7Alex Oxlade-Adorable was gifted with a customized PS3 controller. He looks about 12 in that picture, doesn’t he? OX!

BAH-T88CIAE0-haDavid Luiz had a Bridge Kids competition and posted a shot while going through the entries. I love how he tagged it #geezerkids

5798cae658d611e2a5d322000a1f90e5_7Here’s the Dream the Blues campaign which Nando, Mata, Moses and Oscar are a part of.

Mata also posted a shot of the program from Derbi Solidario that he and Villa are supporting.

f8ffb766599c11e2ada222000a9f3cf6_7He also shared this foxy shot from XL Semanal. Our little boy is growing up. Phwoar! You can read the latest entry in his blog One Hour Behind here.

b22f92c059bf11e2a3d522000a9f13e2_7Last but not least, a happy belated birthday to David Silva who turned 27 yesterday.

BAHq--eCQAAw-QL– Lozil

8 Responses to “Arrival, More Awards, Some Bits & Bobs”

  1. cindy yin (@meridiansour) January 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    And that picture of Benzema by himself… Forever lonely? or Forever crashing other bromances.

  2. jellyace January 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I really loved that Chelsea video! So cool!

  3. Allison January 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm #

    Holy crap, Juanin! Wowza.

  4. mygypsyspirit January 10, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Juan Mata… RAWR!

    I keep getting made fun of for finding Chelsea players hot. It’s only 3 players. And then I do kind of adore Luiz, but in that little brother way. Not hot…

    • Allison January 10, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      They’re pretty f’ing hot. Hazard, Torres, Mata, Luiz, Dave (I love that they call Azpilicueta Dave)…

  5. Lici January 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    nando’s beckoning…

  6. Jules January 10, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    I can’t wait for the other Dream the Blues videos to be released- that one is adorable and really clever. Wonder how Nando’s cupcake frosting gets worked into the campaign. Feeling very indie/hipster about the increasing appreciation for Mata’s pretty since I don’t want to share!

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm #

      I just posted another one of the Dream the Blues videos in today’s post.

      Will you share Mata with me? I’ve had a crush on wee Juanin for several years now. He’s too sweet!

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