Albert Riera has an extensive playing career that has seen him performing with a number of clubs including: Bordeaux, Espanyol, Liverpool, Galatasaray and Udinese just to name a few of the more well-known teams.
At the age of 34, the Spanish winger continues performing as he recently joined FC Koper after penning a contract which extends until 2018.
Most fans will remember Albert Riera during his time in the Premier League when playing for Liverpool. But his career has always been stained by disciplinary issues.
Albert Riera started his career with Mallorca where he will help his team win the Copa del Rey. He will score 4 goals in 35 appearances. He will move to Bordeaux where he will make 67 appearances for the French club and scored 9 goals.
He will then sign a contract with Espanyol where he will make 94 appearances for the club while scoring 12 goals for the Catalonia team. He will again win the Copa del Rey as well as finished as runner-up in the UEFA Cup.
Former Liverpool winger Albert Riera is currently playing at FC Koper in the Slovenian League with his contract expected to run until 2018. After having played all across Europe, the winger expects to end his playing career with the Slovenian club.
Premier League followers will most likely remember Albert Riera when he played for Liverpool from 2008 to 2010 under Rafael Benitez. He signed for the Merseyside club on 2008 transfer deadline day and went on to make 55 appearances for the club. He made his debut against Manchester United in a 2-1 win and managed to score his first goal a month later against Wigan Athletics in a 3-2 win. Albert Riera also followed by a goal against PSV Eindhoven in that season Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be at ease working under Zinedine Zidane and he believes that the other players in the Madrid senior team are also feeling the same.
Ronaldo spoke very positively of his new boss after Madrid thrashed Sporting Gijon at the packed Santiago Bernabeu yesterday.
Ronaldo himself was the chief contributor in that thrashing as he found the back of the net in the 9th minute and in the 18th minute.
The other two strikers in the team, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema, did their bit too as the game ended with the score line of 5-1.
Tony Pulis made a sarcastic remark to Jurgen Klopp showing his anger after a recent game between Liverpool and West Brom.
Klopp recently made his Premier League bow with Liverpool and he has so far enjoyed some impressive wins against teams like Manchester City. However, the team has equally suffered a disappointing results against the so-called lesser teams like West Brom. A shock 2-2 draw at home meant that Liverpool were unable to forget the painful memories of a loss against Newcastle in the previous week. Klopp was especially unhappy with the tactics employed by West Brom.
PSG manager Laurent Blanc has rejected speculation that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unable to coexist with Edinson Cavani.
The Swedish striker has gained a huge reputation over the last couple of years and this has been a major factor in Cavani being shifted out wide into a position that he does not like. As a result, Cavani has been threatening the club with an immediate transfer request. Manager Laurent Blanc has had a much easier job in the last few months, as Cavani has been scoring much more freely than ever before while Ibrahimovic has been struggling for goals.
Steven Gerrard reckons England’s performances in Euro qualifiers can’t tell if they have really improved over the last 6-8 months.
The Three Lions have been putting up smashing shows in Group E and are topping the points’ chart with 100% win record, but, according to Gerrard, that was expected as every other team is weaker and can’t pose that level of challenge which England would come across in the main competition.
Speaking to a channel in America, the veteran midfielder said, “I would not go too much into how England has done in the recent games. Well done to them, no doubt. Wins are wins especially at the international level, but, it’s also important to see the quality of the opposition.”
MiquelSoler is a 50 year old Spanish manager of Mallorca who began his coaching career in Mallorca by taking control of the reserve team and after a few years, he was promoted to being in charge of the main team, this occurred during the summer of 2014.
This coaching role only lasted one month as he was sacked due to a change within the board of directors and staff members of the club. However, he did manage to make a return and become the manager once again in February of 2015 as he replaced Valery Karpin who was sacked.
It doesn’t look like everyone is happy to see MiquelSoler in charge of the club as Albert Riera stated that he will not play any further matches with Mallorca if Soler remains as the coach.
There have been intense rumours linking former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani with a move to play in the MLS.
The North American football league has been getting a number of high profile players in the last few months. The arrival of names like Kaka, Steven Gerrard, and Frank Lampard has helped raise the profile of the league once again. This could be enough to convince Aquilani, who is set to be a free agent in the summer, into a move. The 30-year-old’s contract comes to an end this season but there have been no signs from Fiorentina that they would like to extend the deal.
Albert Riera has denied that the cessation of his contract at Udinese Calcio was actually the punishment handed to him by the club for breaking the code of conduct.
It’s been learnt that Riera was not with the Udinese squad on one of the game days. He was in some other country having fun with some of his mates.
The club officials did not take it well at all when they discovered that and they decided to end the deal with the former Spain International with immediate effect.
However, while officially announcing the separation with Riera, Udinese did not specify the reason.
It was just stated that the decision was made in agreement of both the parties.