This is how Schouten, Van Dyck, Van Ruendaal, Haaland, Nadal and Pele ended the year | Offside
Sport BiteOn social media, athletes are collectively looking at 2021 and looking forward to the new year with confidence. See below the best posts from athletes inside and out.
Erin Scottin It was an excellent year. She qualified in four distances for the Olympics in Beijing, where she wants to win several gold medals in February. “Bring it,” the 29-year-old skater from Andijk wrote.
Leah Williamson She didn’t win an award with her club Arsenal in 2021, but became captain of the lionesses under national coach Sarina Wegmann. Together with her mother, Amanda, she ends the year in style.
Erling Haaland He scored again on the assembly line for his club Borussia Dortmund in 2021, scoring 76 goals in 74 appearances after two full calendar years. The Norwegian 21-year-old will undoubtedly turn into a superpower in England or Spain in the summer of 2022, but he will quietly close the year tonight in his tiger suit.
Sharon Van Roandal The year concluded with a challenging training session at Elbeschwimmhalle in Magdeburg. After training it’s time to enjoy the colorful Berliner Ball.
Graziano Pele Relegated last season with Parma and we haven’t found a new club after that, but we certainly don’t feel sorry for the 36-year-old striker from San Cesario de Lecce. For the tenth year in a row, he celebrates the start of the year with Victoria Varga, whom he proposed to at the beginning of this year.
to Rafael Nadal 2022 has already begun, with the 35-year-old Spaniard already in Melbourne. The Australian Open will start there on Monday, January 17, without Roger Federer and most likely also without Novak Djokovic. Will Nadal become the first tennis player to reach 21 major tournaments?
Gianluigi Buffon He turns 44 on January 28, but the Carrara guard can’t stop. Last summer he returned to Parma, the club where he made his debut in November 1995. Parma are 13th in Serie B mid-season, but Buffon said last week he was still open to an adventure in Mexico or the United States.
Martin de Ron Never be afraid to look back. “What a year, right? In case you still have the strength to read another summary from 2021, here it comes. I know it hasn’t been easy for a lot of people, but I want to dwell on the positives. I’m proud Very much the way Atalanta presented last year. It makes sense that losing the Coppa Italia final again was difficult, but I know our peak is yet to come. So come 2022 and enjoy a wonderful New Year’s Eve with your loved ones,” the aged midfielder wrote 30 years old Hendrik Edo Ambacht.
December 31st is always a special day for Cristiano Ronaldo. It is not only the birthday of his “football dad” Sir Alex Ferguson, but the birthday of his mother Dolores Aveiro as well. “She is a fighter who taught me to never give up. You are also the best grandmother my children could wish for.”
Swiss International Leah and which The 28-year-old from Arsenal enjoyed the Australian sunshine over the winter break, mainly lounging on the beach with her friend and teammate Caitlin Forward. Arsenal will resume their Women’s Premier League title hunt on January 9.
Arno Kamenga We can look back on a good year. At the Tokyo Games, he won a silver medal in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. Lots of love to everyone who was a part of this special journey. I wouldn’t have done it without you.”
2021 was for Virgil van Dijk year of his return. Unfortunately, the European Championship came too soon for the defender from Breda, but over the past five months he has shown that he is still a world-class player at Liverpool. In addition, in November he qualified with Orange for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which should already be his first final tournament at the age of 31.
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