To celebrate Christmas, this week's First XI picks out a selection of festively named footballers.
This year's list of nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or has been released, with 12 of the 23 players plying their trade in La Liga.
Manchester United are hoping to emulate AC Milan's famed Milanello complex in order to predict which players are likely to become injury prone in the near future as the club looks to overcome its growing list of unavailable players.
Michael Owen has claimed there was a long list of England players who were paralysed by fear when pulling on their country.
Les Davies, a winger for Bangor City, has made been named on the 32-man list of players nominated for UEFA's best player in Europe award.
England manager Roy Hodgson will declare his provisional squad for Euro 2012 next Wednesday.