Tag Archives: Claudio Pizarro

Go on! Give us a job!

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They have plenty in common- Bundesliga experience, international caps, a hunger to still play at the top level, oh, and the fact they are all currently unemployed and looking for a club. Back in the 80’s there was a classic British TV drama based around the unemployment affecting Liverpool and a classic scene involved Yosser Hughes striding onto a building […]

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Marko Marin – The journey of a forgotten talent


The 2009/10 season was truly a smashing year for Werder Bremen, and Marko Marin in particular. With a last gasp sprint to the finish line, the Green and Whites managed to get past Bayer Leverkusen in the standings, securing the Bundesliga’s final Champions League place ahead of the 2010/11 season. The tiny technician, Marin, arrived at the Weserstadion at the start […]

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Robben leaves it late as Bayern snatch the points against plucky Mainz


The winter break could not have come any sooner for injury-ravaged FC Bayern, but despite having ten players out through injury or illness and four youngsters on the bench they would complete an excellent Hinrunde with a hard-fought 2-1 win against an energetic FSV Mainz 05. With the game all set to finish one apiece, Arjen Robben would score right […]

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Bundesliga News: Transfers, Signings and Rumors

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Bayern Munich:  Pizarro Stays, van Buyten Leaves  Bayern Munich announced that Claudio Pizarro, the all-time leader in Bundesliga scoring among foreign players, will be back with the double-champions for the upcoming season, while fellow Bayern veteran, central defender Daniel van Buyten, has announced that he will not continue with the club following the expiration of his contract this summer. Pizarro, […]

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Bundesliga News: Pizarro Remains at Bayern, and other news

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Pizarro Re-Signs with Bayern Munich Veteran striker Claudio Pizarro has signed a one year contract with Bayern Munich.  The 34 year-old holds the record for both Bundesliga appearances (353) and goals scored (166) by a foreign player. Playing a backup role last season for the Bavarians, Pizarro scored six goals in 20 league matches, adding two more goals in the […]

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Bayern Munich Reach Champions League Semifinals and the Rise of German Football


Bayern Munich have reached the Champions League semifinals for the third time in four season after an emphatic 4-0 aggregate win against Italian champions Juventus.  Mario Mandzukic put Bayern ahead before Claudio Pizarro put the tie completely beyond Juventus.  It’s the 15th time Bayern have reached this stage of the competition and after their performance against Juventus over two legs, it […]

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Bayern make Mincemeat out of Hamburger SV

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In Spain’s La Liga we know all about the famous “El Clásico” between Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Bundesliga’s traditional equivalent is “Der Klassiker” between Bundesliga stalwarts Bayern Munich and Hamburger SV (HSV). In the late 70s and 80s, when Hamburg lured the likes of England’s Kevin Keegan to Northern Germany, these clashes were often significant duels that ultimately decided […]

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