Valerică Marius Găman is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Al-Shabab. He was the captain of Universitatea Craiova and a regular player for Romania U21. In February 2011 he was declared free agent, but in the meantime he signed a new contract with U Craiova, from 1 July 2011. So he played in the Spring of 2011 for Dinamo Bucureşti, returned to Craiova in July. Following the disaffiliation of Universitatea, Găman was again declared free agent and signed on 3 August 2011 a contract for five years with Astra Giurgiu, he has two brothers, one of them is Robert Irinel, a footballer at Universitatea Craiova and the other one is George, a football referee. As of match played 29 April 2018 As of 4 September 2017 Astra Giurgiu Liga I: 2015–16 Cupa României: 2013–14 Supercupa României: 2014 Valerică Găman at RomanianSoccer.ro and StatisticsFootball.com Valerică Găman at National-Football-Teams.com Valerică Găman – UEFA competition record
Oleksandr Yevhenovych Rybka is a Ukrainian football goalkeeper who plays for Sabail FK. He was a goalkeeper for the Ukrainian national under-21 football team along with Bohdan Shust becoming the vice-champion at the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. In the 2007–2008 season, due to injury, he made four appearances for FC Dynamo Kyiv conceding 3 goals, he made his UEFA Champions League debut against Real Madrid C. F. in 2006/2007 season's group stage. Dynamo lost the game 5–1 in Madrid and Rybka made a memorable performance though he conceded a 5th and final goal of the match from a penalty kick. In 2011, Rybka had signed for FC Shakhtar. In Shakhtar, he would put up some great performances, would become the starting goalkeeper. However, this momentum stopped. Rybka received a two-year ban after testing positive for a prohibited substance diuretic in a league game against Karpaty Lviv in November 2011 lasting until January 10, 2014 meaning he would miss the 2012 UEFA European Championships which were being co-hosted by Ukraine alongside Poland.
On 1 November 2013, Rybka re-signed for Dynamo Kyiv. The 3-year contract he signed began in January 2014. Dynamo Kyiv Ukrainian Premier League: 2006–07, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2015–16 Ukrainian Cup: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2013-14, 2014–15Shakhtar Donetsk Ukrainian Premier League: 2011-12 Ukrainian Cup: 2011-12 Profile on Dynamo Kyiv website Oleksandr Rybka at the Football Federation of Ukraine
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
Mustapha Yatabaré is a Malian footballer who plays as a forward for Konyaspor. Yatabaré was born in the French town of Beauvais, began his career at his hometown club AS Beauvais, he stayed at the club until 2005, before signing for Amiens SC, to be part of the youth system there. In 2006, he joined Championnat National side Villemomble Sports, scoring eight goals in 25 appearances, before earning a move to Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot in 2008. Yatabaré moved to Ligue 1 side US Boulogne in January 2010, they were relegated at the end of the season. During summer 2011 Yatabaré moved to the Ligue 2 side EA Guingamp, he did not score in his first season. At the beginning of the 2012–13 season, he scored eight goals within the ten first games, including successive goals from the sixth to the tenth game, he finished that season as the Ligue 2 top scorer, with 23 goals, contributed six assists. His goal-scoring exploits helped earn the Briton club promotion back into Ligue 1 after two years in the second division.
He scored his first goal of the Ligue 1 season on the opening day of the campaign, but it came in a losing effort as Guingamp fell 3–1 to Marseille. Yatabaré scored his sixth league goal on 25 January 2014 in Guingamp's 1–1 draw with reigning champions PSG. In the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on 26 March 2014, Yatabaré scored both goals in Guingamp's 2–0 victory over AS Cannes. On 16 April, Yatabaré scored twice against AS Monaco in the semi-finals of the Coupe de France as Guingamp won 3–1 in extra time to reach the final. In the final on 3 May, Yatabaré scored in the first minute of the second half, as Guingamp won 2–0 against Rennes, he headed in a cross from Steeven Langil for his eighth goal of the Coupe de France campaign, securing Guingamp's second Coupe de France championship. On 2 August 2014, in the Trophée des Champions against Paris Saint-Germain at the Workers Stadium in Beijing, Yatabaré took a penalty in the 32nd minute after Claudio Beauvue had been fouled by Marquinhos.
It was saved by Salvatore Sirigu and Guingamp lost 2–0. On 1 September 2014, Yatabaré signed for Süper Lig side Trabzonspor on a three-year deal; the transfer fee paid to Guingamp was reported as €2.5 million. After one season in Turkey, Yatabaré signed for Ligue 1 side Montpellier on a season-long loan deal while Montpellier was given an option to sign him permanently. In November 2008, Yatabaré earnt himself a call up to the Mali national team following his impressive club displays, he made his international debut on 19 November 2008 against Algeria in Rouen, with the score finishing 1–1. On 10 January 2010, in the opening game of the 2010 African Cup of Nations, he scored a dramatic equaliser, as Mali came from 0–4 down to draw 4–4 with Angola, he made the squad for the 2012 tournament, helping the team reach the semi-finals and third place. Yatabaré was born in France to Malian parents, he has a younger brother, Sambou Yatabaré, a professional footballer. Scores and results list Mali's goal tally first.
Profile at Foot Mercato Mustapha Yatabaré at L'Équipe Football Profile at Sport 24 Interview with Yatabaré Mustapha Yatabaré at ESPN FC Mustapha Yatabaré at Mackolik.com
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. It is part of an interurban agglomeration – the Adana-Mersin Metropolitan Area – and lies on the western part of Çukurova, a geographical and cultural region; the city was named after the aromatic plant Myrsine in the family Primulaceae, a myrtle that grows in abundance in the area. Mersin's nickname within Turkey is "Pearl of the Mediterranean" and the city hosted the 2013 Mediterranean Games. Mersin is the provincial capital of the eponymous Mersin Province of Turkey; as of 2014, the population of the city is 915,703 This coast has been inhabited since the 9th millennium BC. Excavations by John Garstang of the hill of Yumuktepe have revealed 23 levels of occupation, the earliest dating from ca. 6300 BC. Fortifications were put up around 4500 BC, but the site appears to have been abandoned between 350 BC and 300 BC. In subsequent centuries, the city became a part of many states and civilizations including the Hittites, Persians, Greeks and Lagids.
During the Ancient Greek period, the city bore the name Zephyrion and was mentioned by numerous ancient authors. Apart from its natural harbor and strategic position along the trade routes of southern Anatolia, the city profited from trade in molybdenum from the neighbouring mines of Coreyra. Ancient sources attributed the best molybdenum to the city, which minted its own coins; the area became a part of the Roman province of Cilicia, which had its capital at Tarsus, while nearby Mersin was the major port. The city, whose name was Latinized to Zephyrium, was renamed as Hadrianopolis in honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian. After the death of the emperor Theodosius I in 395 and the subsequent permanent division of the Roman Empire, Mersin fell into what became the Byzantine Empire; the city was an episcopal. Le Quien names four bishops of Zephyrium:Aerius, present at the First Council of Constantinople in 381; the bishopric is included in the Catholic Church's list of titular sees, but since the Second Vatican Council no new titular bishop of this Eastern see has been appointed.
The area of Cilicia was conquered by the Arabs in the early 7th century, by which time it appears it was a deserted site. After them came the Egyptian Tulunids, the Byzantines between 965 and the 12th century, the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, Anatolian beyliks, the city was conquered by the Ottomans from the Ramadanid Principality in 1473 and formally annexed by Selim I in 1517. During the American Civil War, the region became a major supplier of cotton to make up for the high demand due to shortage. Railroads were extended to Mersin in 1866 from where cotton was exported by sea, the city developed into a major trade center. In 1909, Mersin's port hosted 797,433 tons of goods. Before World War I, Mersin exported sesame seeds, cottonseed and cereals, livestock. Cotton was exported to Europe, grain to Turkey, livestock to Egypt. Coal was the most prevalent import into Mersin at this time. Messageries Maritimes was the largest shipping line. In 1918, Mersin was occupied by British troops in accordance with the Treaty of Sevrès.
It was recovered by the Turkish army in 1921. In 1924, Mersin was made a province, in 1933 Mersin and İçel provinces were joined to form the İçel province; as of 1920, Mersin had five piers at its port, with one owned by a railroad company serving Mersin and Adana. Mersin has a typical Mediterranean climate, a type of subtropical climate with hot and dry summers and warm and wet winters. Mersin has its highest rainfall in winter; the driest months are summer with hardly any rainfall at all. Today, Mersin is a large city spreading out along the coast, with Turkey's second tallest skyscraper, huge hotels, an opera house, expensive real estate near the sea or up in the hills, many other modern urban amenities; the seaside of Mersin is the longest seaside in Turkey as well as in Eastern Mediterranean. The population of the city was 940,418 according to 2013 estimates; the population of the sub municipalities within Greater Mersin is shown below: The Metropolitan Municipality is now trying to rescue the sea front with walkways and statues, there are still palm trees on the roadsides where the young generation like to hang out in the cafés and patisseries of smart neighbourhoods such as Pozcu or Çamlıbel.
These are established neighbourhoods where there are many well-known shops and restaurants with years of experience and reputations to protect. The city centre is a maze of narrow streets and arcades of little shops and cafes, with young people buzzing around on scooters; the old quarter near the fish market is where you will find the stalls selling tantuni and grilled liver sandwiches. The biggest shopping mall of the city, Forum Mersin is home to more than 100 shops and att
Murat Akin is a Belgian professional footballer of Turkish descent who plays as a midfielder for Sakaryaspor. Murat Akın at Soccerway Murat Akın at Mackolik.com Murat Akın at the Turkish Football Federation
Adam Mikael Sven Ståhl is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for IK Sirius Fotboll in Allsvenskan. Ståhl begun his senior footballing career with Norrby IF, helped them get promoted into the Superettan, he made his Superettan debut for Norrby in a 1–1 tie with Trelleborgs FF on 17 April 2017. Ståhl signed a two and a half-year contract with Kardemir Karabükspor on 6 January 2018, after a successful season with Norrby IF. Ståhl made his professional debut for Kardemir Karabükspor in a 5-0 Süper Lig loss to İstanbul Başakşehir F. K. on 29 January 2018. On 11 August 2018, after being released by Kardemir Karabükspor, Ståhl signed with Dalkurd FF in Allsvenskan, Sweden's first tier. Ståhl signed a 3-year deal with IK Sirius Fotboll on the 21 January 2019. Adam Ståhl at Soccerway Fotbolltransfers Profile Adam Ståhl at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet Adam Ståhl at the Turkish Football Federation Kardemir Karabukspor Profile