Mizuno Corporation was established in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. Today, Mizuno USA is located in Norcross, GA and continues to manufacture and distribute high quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear.
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Marielle is the Team Captain of the Philippine Women’s Football Team. She has been playing football since her early years, playing in Paref-Woodrose in high school and eventually De La Salle University in her college years.
She has been part of the National Team since she was 16 years old and has been a big part of their success. She has been dubbed as the David Beckham of the Philippines. The Women’s team or the Malditas as they are called, always seek her leadership in the pitch.
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Date of birth: October 2
Place of birth: Quezon City
Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position: Midfielder
Marielle has been playing in the Philippine National Team since 2003
She has been the Team Captain since 2005
2-time Silver Medalist in the Malaysian Invitational Quadrangular Tournament
Plays for the Loyola Meralco Sparks in thePhilippines, and is a member of the Philippine National Football team. Positioned at either Attacking Midfielder or Second Striker.
Mark started out his football career at Portsmouth. He has since been playing in thePhilippines. He started out as a member of Manila Nomads F.C., and then he eventually moved to the Loyola Meralco Sparks.
Date of birth: 20 January 1992
Place of birth: Southampton, England
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position:Attacking midfield, Second striker
Made his first appearance in 2011 for the Philippine National Team
Born in Settsu, Osaka Prefecture, Honda commenced playing football with Settsu FC, therestricted group, when he was a second-grader at main school. He united Gamba Osaka'syounger youth assembly but the group did not endorse him to their youth team. He moved into Seiryō High School in Ishikawa Prefecture and commenced playing for the school. He was one of the key players when Seiryō superior to the semi-final stage of the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament for the first time as a envoy of Ishikawa Prefecture. He was picked as one of the Designated Players for Development by J. League and JFA in 2004.
Porto’s FC striker Givanildo Vieira de Souza, also known as The Hulk, has a corresponding mythology about his anger, power and physical strength. In December 2009, The Hulk was accused of assaulting a match steward in the tunnel following a game between Porto and Benefica that earned him a 4 month suspension. Porto successfully appealed The Hulk’s suspension after the Brazilian striker had already missed 17 games. The Portuguese soccer federation ruled to reduce The Hulk’s suspension to three games, effectively nullifying it after the striker missed January, February and most of March 2010.
Date of birth: 25 July 1986
Country of birth: Brazil
J. League Division 2: Top scorer 2007
Peace Cup: Top scorer 2009
Portuguese League: Top scorer 2010–11
Portuguese League Player of the Month: February 2009, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011
Born within São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Motta signed with FC Barcelona within1999 at age 17, from locally Clube Atlético Juventus, initially being assigned towards the B side. He ultimately graduated towards the senior team within 2001, making his former team debut onto three October against RCD Mallorca (3–0 house win). In the 2001–02 UEFAChampions League, Motta made seven impressions and assisted his team towards the semi-finals. Competition for continent within an already congested midfield meant that he was unable towards hold down a frequent site within the centre. In the 2002–03 seasonwithin La Liga, he appeared within a career-best 21 toys (with three goals), but Barça could alone cease within sixth grading, and also performed an meaningful portion within theconsecutive season's long UEFA Cup operate, whichw as ultimately ended via Celtic; withinthe former foot, a 0–1 loss within Glasgow (0–1 onto aggregate), he was posted off during half-time as soon as kicking out at negative goalkeeper Robert Douglas, whom was alsoguided the red card, within an incident that occurred within the tunnel.
Date of birth : 28 August 1982
Place of birth : São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
Height : 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Playing position : Midfielder
Senior career :
1999–2002 Barcelona B
2007–2008 Atlético Madrid
National team : 1999 Brazil U17, 2003 Brazil, 2011 Italy
Cássio José de Abreu Oliveira known as Cássio (born January 8, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional football player who currently plays for Adelaide United in the Australian A-League.