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Notable Athlete (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart, an English goalkeeper, was born on April 19, 1987. He joined Manchester City in 2006 after playing for Shrewsbury Town for three years. In 2010, he finished his loan with Birmingham City and has been a part of Man City’s team at Etihad Stadium ever since.
At the Euro 2016 finals, Joe Hart played in his 63rd game for England, but he has not been able to win any championships with the national team. However, the 29-year-old goalie has achieved two Premier League titles (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup trophy in 2011 with Manchester City.
Regarding his personal achievements, Joe Hart has been the recipient of the Premier League Golden Glove award four times (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). On 1 June, 2008, Hart made his first appearance for the England team against Trinidad & Tobago. It is noteworthy that he was able to maintain a shutout in his debut game for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Feyenoord):
In 1908, the football club Wilhemina was established at the pub De Vereeniging. They wore blue-sleeved red shirts and white shorts for their home games. The club was later renamed to Hillesluise in 1909 and eventually became known as RVV Celeritas.
In 1912, the club was officially named SC Feijenoord. Feyenoord achieved their first Eredivisie title in 1924 and after 75 years, they won their 14th domestic trophy, ending the season with a 15-point lead over second-place Willem II. The team, known as De Trots van Zuid, hosts their matches at De Kuip stadium, which has a capacity of 51,117.
The club’s fiercest rivals are Ajax and the two teams face each other in der Klassieker. The likes of Craig Bellamy, Gerrard Fox, Wouter Bos and Raemon Sluiter are notable supporters of the club. It is well known that football legends Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit and Peter Houtman all played for Feyenoord in the past. De Trots van Zuid play their home games in red-white shirts and black shorts.