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2016

T H E

Y E A R

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S O C C E R

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EACH YEAR WORLDSOCCERSHOP TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE YEAR IN SOCCER. THE GREAT MOM TRIUMPHS & THE MOMENTS TO GIVE THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN SO MUCH TO THE B


MENTS, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

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JANUARY 2016

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ZIDANE

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Zidane becomes manager of Real Madrid


MMESSISI

Lionell Messi Wins his 5th Ballon d’Or


LLOYD

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Carli Lloyd of the USA Women’s National Team wins Women’s World Player of the Year.


FEBRUARY 2016

JANUARY 2016


INFANTINO Gianni Infantino elected new FIFA President


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Messi

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300

i scores his 300th La Liga goal

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Premier League and USA Soccer get a new look.


MARCH 2016


CRUYFF ..................................................................................................................................................... Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, the legendary Dutch player who brought Holland to the World Cup final in 1974, and 3 time Ballon d’Or winner dies on March 24th, at the age of 68.


APRIL 2016


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Messi hits the milestone 500 career goals in his senior career for Barcelona and Argentina


CONTE

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Former Juventus and Italy boss, Antonio Conte signs a three year deal with Chelsea


JUVENTUSRICA

Juventus crowned Serie A Champions after Roma score late against Napoli

MCLUB AMERICA Club América win their 2nd consecutive CONCACAF Champions League, defeating Tigres 2-1 at Estadio Azteca


MAY 2016


LEICESTER CITY ............................

Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016


MOURINHO

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Jose Mourinho joins Manchester United


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THE CHAMPIONSRICA

MANCHESTER UNITED win FA Cup SEVILLA win UEFA Europa League REAL MADRID wins UEFA Champions League

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BARCELONA

Win La Liga


win Bundesliga

BAYERN MUNICH ..........................................................................


JUNE 2016

CHILE

Chile wins Copa America Centenario

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HOWARD

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Tim Howard joins Colorado Rapids

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JULY 2016


IBRAHIMOVIC Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins Manchester United

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Portugal win UEFA Euro 2016

ATLÉTICO NACIONAL

Atletico Nacional win Copa Libertadores

GUARDIOLA

PORTUGAL


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Pep Guardiola joins Manchester City


AUGUST 2016

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RONA

Cristano Ronaldo becomes Europe’s Play

Ronaldo becomes Europe’s player of the


ALDO

yer of the Year

e year

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Bastian Schweinsteiger’s emotional ďŹ nal game for Germany ............................................................................................................................


joins Manchester United

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POGBA DAVID LUIZ BAYERN MUNICH FC BARCELONA GERMANY BRAZIL

returns to Chelsea wins DFL Supercup Spanish Super Cup women win Olympic Gold in soccer men win ďŹ rst Olympic Gold in soccer


SEPTEMBER 2016

DONO

Landon comes out of retireme ....... Landon Donovan comes out of retirement


OVAN

ent to sign for LA Galaxy ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


OCTOBER 2016

Renato Sanchez wins bestbest young player of 2016 Renato Sanchez wins young player of 2016

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SANCHEZ

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GERRARD

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NOVEMBER 2016

Steven Gerrard retires from soccer


MEXICO

Mexico beat USA 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying


CHAPECOENSE

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........................................................ In honor of Chapecoense. The Brazilian soccer team who died tragically in a plane crash in Colombia


DECEMBER 2016

JANUARY 2016


RONALDO Ronaldo wins his 4th Ballon d’Or

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Real Madrid win 2016 FIFA Club World Cup

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............................................ AC Milan win Supercoppa Italiana


SEATTLE SOUNDERS win their ямБrst MLS Cup

VILLA

David Villa awarded MLS MVP

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TIGRES

win Liga MX Apertura


To Our Loyal Customers, I want to start by wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. I also want take a moment to address our performance this year. As some of you are probably aware, we had a major system conversion this fall. We encountered more issues than expected with this conversion which resulted in longer delivery times, extended hold times, inventory discrepancies, and delayed return processing. This is NOT the service you expect or that we aim to provide. I want to personally apologize for the entire WorldSoccerShop.com team for any issues that we may have caused you and assure you we are working every day to correct these problems. Your passion is why we exist and we do not take that for granted. Once this conversion is fully and properly implemented in early 2017, we will be unveiling numerous new site features designed specifically to improve your experience with our site. We are excited and think you will be too. The New Year is about assessing the past and working toward a better and brighter future. We are excited to ring in 2017 with you and look forward to more great games, incredible individual performances, new champions crowned, FIFA Confederations Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and before you know it the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Yours in Soccer,

Jeff Stephens Managing Director, WorldSoccerShop

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