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Match of the Day Magazine

Issue 582

Match of the Day is Britain’s best-selling football magazine. We bring our youth audience closer to their heroes with an action-packed version of the iconic TV programme. Facts, stats and gossip provide our audience with the knowledge they need for playground banter, while glossy posters, quizzes and cartoons allow them to celebrate the game they’re obsessed with. Parents and teachers say it’s sometimes the only thing boys will read. A huge compliment.

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English
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Immediate Media Company London Limited
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52 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

4 min.
the big 6

1 MERRY MOTDMAS ’Tis the season to be jolly – and not just for Liverpool fans! CHRISTMAS IS officially the BEST time of year, readers – the footy and presents come thick and fast and, most importantly, it’s also the time we announce the MOTD Top 100 Players in the World. In this epic issue, we count down the best players of 2019 – before revealing our No.1! PAZ SAYS Lionel Messi was the No.1 in our famous Top 100 list last season – can he do it again? 2 CITY’S PLAYMAKERS Step inside the Man. City toy factory! CHRISTMAS IS traditionally VERY busy for footballers – seven gameweeks crammed into 30 days, with training on Christmas Day. Man. City’s players are definitely flat out – they even have to make Chrimbo gifts for the club…

17 min.
100 best players in the world 2019

OUR TOP 100 STATS WHICH LEAGUE HAS THE MOST TOP 100 PLAYERS? 1 PREMIER LEAGUE 32 PLAYERS 2 LALIGA 20 PLAYERS 3 SERIE A 17 PLAYERS 4 BUNDESLIGA 15 PLAYERS 5 LIGUE 1 9 PLAYERS WHICH CLUB HAS THE MOST TOP 100 PLAYERS? =1 BARCELONA 10 PLAYERS =1 LIVERPOOL 10 PLAYERS 3 REAL MADRID 9 PLAYERS =4 BAYERN MUNICH 8 PLAYERS =4 MAN. CITY 8 PLAYERS WHICH COUNTRY HAS THE MOST TOP 100 PLAYERS? 1 BRAZIL 13 PLAYERS2 FRANCE 12 PLAYERS=3 GERMANY 10 PLAYERS=3 SPAIN 10 PLAYERS5 ENGLAND 9 PLAYERS 100 HOUSSEM AOUAR Club Lyon Country France Age 21 Position Midfielder This versatile midfielder was given the No.8 shirt after just five games for Lyon – enough said! 99 ANDRE ONANA Club Ajax Country Cameroon Age 23 Position Keeper Onana made 188 saves in the 2018-19 season and was key in Ajax’s run to the UCL semi-finals! 98 KAI HAVERTZ Club Bayer…

2 min.
win!

FRESH EGO KID XBOX KIT We’ve got a limited edition Fresh Ego Kid Xbox kit – featuring the new Night Ops Camo Special Edition Xbox One Controller, a Fresh Ego Kid Night Ops hoodie and a sick Fresh Ego Kid T-shirt! Q For your chance to win, tell us which Spanish club Alvaro Morata plays for: A Atletico Madrid B Barcelona C Real Madrid How to enter BY EMAIL Send an email to 13396@motdcomps.co.uk and put the code 13396 in the email subject line. Don’t forget to include your answer, name and contact number. BY TEXT Text COMP [space] then MOTD13396 plus either A, B or C [space] plus your name and contact number to 66644. Text entry cost will be however much your mobile phone company charges for one standard text at the time of entry. CLOSING DATE 11.59pm, 23 December…

2 min.
awards!

PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019! VIRGIL VAN DIJK Never mind the Prem’s best defender, you voted Virg the best player in the league! 1 VIRGIL VAN DIJK 39% 2 RAHEEM STERLING 29% 3 SADIO MANE 19% 4 SERGIO AGUERO 9% 5 BERNARDO SILVA 4% YOUNG PLAYER OFTHEYEAR AWARD 2019! TRENT ALEXANDER ›ARNOLD It feels like he’s been around ages, but Trent is still only 21 and had an amazing 2019! 1 TRENT ALEXANDER›ARNOLD 29% 2TAMMY ABRAHAM 22% 3MARCUS RASHFORD 21% 4JADON SANCHO 20% 5JAMES MADDISON 8% WOMEN’S PLAYER OFTHEYEAR AWARD 2019! ALEX MORGAN The flames striker won a second World Cup winners’ medal, then in October Alex announced that she's becoming a mum for the first time – what a year! 1 ALEX MORGAN 30% 2 LUCY BRONZE 28% 3 MEGAN RAPINOE 15% 4 ELLEN WHITE 14% 5 VIVIANNE MIEDEMA 13% WORLD CUP STATS! 6 GAMES 52.3KM COVERED 6 GOALS 3 ASSISTS 1 WINNER’S MEDAL WOMEN’SYOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR…

5 min.
50 biggest moments of 2019!

25 FATI'S TEEN DREAM! We couldn’t believe it when 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati bagged in his SECOND game for Barcelona in their draw at Osasuna. He became the youngest Barca player to make his debut since 1941 in the victory over Real Betis! 24 RAMBO'S ITALIAN JOB! We were all baffled when Arsenal didn't give Aaron Ramsey a new contract. Serie A superclub Juventus couldn’t believe it when they bagged the Wales star for FREE. He’s struggled with injuries since moving, but he should kill it in 2020! 23 SPUR-FECT NEW HOME! It took ages, but Spurs finally moved in to their epic new home ground in April, having spent most of 2018-19 at Wembley. They threw a huge party, welcoming Crystal Palace to the new White Hart Lane, and then beat The Eagles 2-0! 22…

3 min.
win!

32-INCH TV & ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 We’ve got our hands on a wicked 32-inch smart TV with wi-fi and a copy of The Angry Birds Movie 2 on Blu-ray – and we’re giving it away to one lucky reader! Q For your chance to win, tell us which Italian club Romelu Lukaku plays for: A Fiorentina B Inter Milan C Juventus How to enter BY EMAIL Send an email to 13392@motdcomps.co.uk and put the code 13392 in the email subject line. Don’t forget to include your answer, name and contact number. BY TEXT Text COMP [space] then MOTD13392 plus either A, B or C [space] plus your name and contact number to 66644. Text entry cost will be however much your mobile phone company charges for one standard text at the time of entry. CLOSING DATE 11.59pm, 23 December 2019 TABLE FOOTBALL Check…