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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Eric Abidal: Inspirational Man of the Year

Barcelona's players throw teammate Eric Abidal (top) in the air as they celebrate beating Real Madrid to qualify for the final after their Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, May 3, 2011. LinkReuters Pictures logo Reuters Pictures

Eric Abidal of FC Barcelona.

We are told not to call athletes role models because they will only disappoint us. We are told that sports stars live in another world that few us can imagine let alone comprehend. We are told that grown men chasing a ball around a grass field should not be idolized. But then a man comes along to change those notions in the most compelling fashion:
French international Eric Abidal of FC Barcelona.

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Eric Abidal Raising the UEFA Champions League Trophy


Steve Amoia is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He is the founder of World Football Commentaries. He has written and translated for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Italian soccer school), Beyond The Pitch, Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens.

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