Soccer

The 33 most astounding stats from the Premier League season

Chelsea won the league, Arsenal missed out on the top four and north east of England lost three Premier League participants.<p>But you know all that, don't you?<p>Here, we review the season in numbers, with plenty of surprising discoveries, so read on for 33 of the best stats from the past 10 months:<p>1. …

English Premier League

Messi in but Ronaldo out of European Team of the Season

Goal brings you its selection of the top performers in each position across Europe's big five leagues — do you agree with our choices?<p>Four of Europe's 'Big 5' leagues wrapped up at the weekend, but even the odd one out, Serie A, was decided on Sunday, with Juventus racking up their sixth successive …

Bayern Munich

Real Madrid, champions again, but with a coach who is only just starting

Madrid scored in every game this season. They are one game from a first league and European Cup double in 59 years. This is historic, even for them<p>For a moment there Marcelo looked a bit worried. Danilo, Casemiro and Lucas Vázquez bundled back out of the press room a little less noisily than they …

Real Madrid

Liverpool plan to spend more than £100m in the summer

Liverpool will embark on a record-breaking transfer spree to build on their top four finish, but midfielder James Milner says those seeking an Anfield move solely because of Champions League football are “disrespecting” the club.<p>Fenway Sports Group is expected to spend well over £100 million on new …

Liverpool FC

What a top 4 with Liverpool and no Arsenal means for Premier League

The title race and relegation battle may have been decided last week, but there was still plenty to play for in the final week of the 2016-17 Premier …

English Premier League

John Terry's contrived Chelsea farewell under FA investigation

John Terry’s contrived farewell substitution was under investigation on Monday night after the Football Association began looking into bets placed on the change after 26 minutes.<p>The FA contacted bookmakers after it emerged at least three punters had won thousands of pounds wagering on the specific …

English Premier League

How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho's United

| BARCELONA<p>Ander Herrera attracted admiration from the last four Manchester United managers, from being man-marked by Alex Ferguson to being scouted by David Moyes and signed by Louis Van Gaal, but it is under Jose Mourinho that the little Spaniard has truly thrived.<p>The Spain international pipped …

Alex Ferguson

Does Carli Lloyd deserve to be suspended for three games for her red card with Man City?

Carli Lloyd’s highly anticipated stint playing overseas for Manchester City Women doesn’t appear to be ending well for the star midfielder. On …

NWSL

MLS Power Rankings, Week 12: Fire, Union surge higher as Portland sinks

<i>Welcome to the 2017 MLS Power Rankings, where we rank each team after each week with consideration to form, latest results, stats, and some other</i> …

Sports

The Premier League prize money table revealed

Tottenham Hotspur may have finished runners-up to champions Chelsea in the Premier League table but they were only the third-highest earning club …

English Premier League

Revealed: How much Real Madrid and Barcelona will earn from La Liga title race

The champions will receive the biggest chunk of the prize pie, while the Catalans and Atletico will also pocket significant sums<p>Real Madrid will receive a significant financial boost after ending their five-year wait for the Liga title.<p>Zinedine Zidane's side secured the club's first league triumph …

Spanish La Liga

Ajax vs Manchester United: Mourinho welcomes first-team stars as doubts remain over Marouane Fellaini

United take on Ajax in the final of the Europa League on 28 May.<p>Manchester United are preparing for the biggest game of their season as the result …

Europa League

Watch Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid sing after La Liga win, troll Barcelona

Real Madrid are the new champions of Spain, and you can bet there was a whole lot of partying in Spain overnight. After Sunday’s win over Malaga sealed the team’s first La Liga title in five years, Cristiano Ronaldo & Co. went straight into non-stop party mode.<p>The festivities took them to Plaza de …

Spanish La Liga

John Terry’s 26th-minute guard of honour send-off at Chelsea: fair or farce?

Terry’s carefully choreographed substitution in his final Chelsea appearance at Stamford Bridge has divided opinion. Here we present two contrasting views<p>‘An unedifying episode’<p>The John Terry farrago in a word: mawkish.<p>To decide a walk-off in minute 26 of Chelsea’s final Premier League game, with a …

English Premier League

Farewells in Ligue 1: Lacazette, Maxwell among those destined for departures

With the curtain falling on the Ligue 1 season, the weekend brought a number of "au revoir" moments to the surface.<p>Paris Saint-Germain will bid …

Sports

What does Messi’s fourth Golden Shoe mean for FC Barcelona?

But at the end of the day, it is just the Copa del Rey. The competition, should Messi and FC Barcelona win it, weighs less in importance than the …

FC Barcelona

Manchester United to sign TWO disgruntled Bayern Munich stars? Transfer news and gossip from Tuesday's papers

Disappointing seasons for Renato Sanches and Douglas Costa has given Manchester United encouragement that they could prise the young stars from …

Bayern Munich

The 22 best moments of the Premier League season

<i>Now the 2016-17 Premier League season is over, theScore goes back to the beginning to relive the best moments of a memorable campaign.</i><p><b>Leicester</b> …

Sports

Premier League 2016-17 review: flop of the season

From two underwhelming managerial stints in the north-east to a struggling goalkeeper at a leading contender. Now post your suggestions<p><i>Welcome to theguardian.com review of the 2016-17 Premier League season</i><i>. Now that the campaign has ended we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the</i> …

West Ham United

John Terry is a disgusting player who resigned in a disgusting way

There was a compelling and gratifying reminder late last week that football can exist with the ego taken out.<p>Chelsea’s N’golo Kante was receiving the …

English Premier League

Ranking the 20 best goalkeepers in the Premier League: 2016/17

English Premier League

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke says Gunners not for sale after hefty bid

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke says he has no interest in selling the Premier League club.<p>The statement from the American sports tycoon comes after The Associated Press reported on Friday that minority Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov offered a $1.3 billion takeover bid.<p><b>MORE SOCCER NEWS</b><p>…

English Premier League

Premier League: From Arsenal-Liverpool's 7-goal thriller to Spurs' last-gasp win, 5 best matches of season

The 2016-17 Premier League season has been termed as one of the best in the last decade but what made this particular season so special and enticing …

English Premier League

OFFICIAL: Juventus complete permanent Cuadrado deal

The Colombian has become a key part of the Bianconeri side since moving on loan in 2015, and has now signed a contract for the next three seasons<p>Juventus have completed the permanent signing of Chelsea midfielder Juan Cuadrado in a deal worth €20 million.<p>The Colombia international has signed a …

Italian Serie A

Once a rival of Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mo Adams is chasing the American soccer dream

By Kristan Heneage<p>It is 8am and Mo Adams has already been up for three hours. It was dark when his day started, the sun still some way from breaking through the window of his apartment in Syracuse, New York. The midfielder is a long way from the Derby County academy he grew up in, chasing a dream …

Derby County FC

Keylor Navas sends message to David De Gea amid Real Madrid transfer speculation

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has stressed that he’s ready to fight for his place amid speculation David De Gea could be on his way to the …

David de Gea

The faux-outrage over Chelsea legend's farewell tribute is so over-the-top

It’s a shame that what was intended as a nice way for Chelsea fans to say goodbye to their best-ever player, and perhaps the best defender the Premier League has ever witnessed, was marred by so much faux outrage, but it has, so we attempt to explain it.<p>This is John Terry, a defender who signed for …

English Premier League

Zidane guides Real to La Liga glory, Allegri's Juve win again, Terry's sendoff

There was no last day miracle, no "Tenerifazo" like a quarter-century ago when Real Madrid contrived to blow the title 90 minutes from the finish …

Spanish La Liga

Diego Simeone breaks the silence after reports claim he will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has rubbished rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal, insisting he will stay at the club.<p>The 47-year-old is …

Diego Simeone

Rooney may have to leave United to extend career - Neville

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney may have to leave the club to extend his career "at the highest level", former United defender Phil Neville has said.<p>Rooney has made 42 appearances in all competitions this season, most of them as a substitute, with manager Jose Mourinho relying on top scorer …

Wayne Rooney