Excellent Striker or Left Winger Ryan Babel

Ryan Babel, born in Amsterdam in December 1986, has served for Netherlands national football team and Turkish football club Beşiktaş as a forward or left winger. With inspirations from local football stars like Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard, Ryan Babel started his football playing career with S.V Diemen prior to moving to Fortius.

In 1998, he became a football player of Ajax and played for the division one in 1999-2000 season. Then, he reached his first professional football contract with Ajax in 2004. Shortly after his 17-year-old birthday, Babel appeared in the match of first team in Ajax’s 4-0 home win over ADO Den Haag. Although his team was the winner of the Dutch league title, but Babel didn’t play for Ajax in the season’s following football matches. On Nov. 2004, the young footballer netted his first senior goal in the match against De Graafschap. In Dutch Super Cup, Ryan Babel won goals for his team in 2-1 defeat of PSV Eindhoven at the beginning of the season. In the 2005-06 season, Babel experienced a tougher season in spite of his two league goals.

However, he has not been called up to the national football team anymore in the season. Although have not been called up to the Netherlands national football team, he was taken as a substitute in the second-half 2-1 victory over PSV. He moved to club Liverpool for reported £14 million by signing a five-year contract. From then on, he began his spell with the No. 19 jersey.

Eric Cantona

Eric Cantona, born on 24 May 1966 in Marseille, France, is a former professional footballer who played as a striker for France national team. He is called “King” by loyal fans for his unparalleled leadership.

In youth team of AJ Auxerre

Eric Cantona joined the youth team in 1981 and one year later he and the team won the title of Coupe Gambardella.

In Leeds United Association Football Club

In 1991, Cantona joined Leeds, an England professional football club, because of his conflict with other players. Leeds won the final Football League First Division championship before it was replaced by the Premier League as the top division in English football. Cantona made 15 appearances scoring three goals.

In Manchester United Football Club

Cantona transferred to Manchester United Football Club for £1.2 million in November, 1991. He made his competitive debut against Manchester City at Old Trafford on 6 December 1992, wearing the shirt with number 12. Manchester United won 2–1 Manchester City. In 1993-94 season, Cantona helped the club won the titles of Premier League and FA Cup. Therefore, he got the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

In France national team

Cantona, putting on France football shirt, finished his debut against Bundesrepublik Deutschland and scored one goal for the national team.

In 1996, he was the central figure in a Nike commercial titled “Good vs Evil” in a gladiatorial game set in a Roman amphitheatre. There were other football players from around the world, including Ronaldo, Paolo Maldini, Luís Figo, Patrick Kluivert and Jorge Campos They defend “the beautiful game” against a team of demonic warriors, which ended with Cantona striking the ball and destroying evil.

Eric Cantona announced his retirement in 1997. After that, he focused his later career mostly as an actor in French cinema.