But things have changed this year as local developers put on a fight. According to app analytics and marketing firm AppsFlyer, Indian apps as a whole have recaptured their original standing.
Dong, who still gets stopped in the street by fans, hopes his training club in Xiamen can bring a happy denouement to a turbulent life in the game.
Barcelona go into the brief Spanish winter break on top of La Liga after a glittering show led by Lionel Messi saw the defending champions beat Alaves 4-1 on Saturday.
People forget that Villa were top of the Premier League at Christmas in the season when Manchester United won the treble in 1998-99, Villa were also second in 1992-93 and fourth in both 1996-97 and 2009-10. Still they were relegated and only came back up this season, which is hard for fans of the former European Cup winners to take.Rafael Nadal finished the season on top of the world to give the men's rankings a familiar look but a new crop of women is showing the old guard can be overthrown.
"I'm not necessarily chasing a record. I'm just trying to win Grand Slams," she said. "It's definitely frustrating, but for the most part I just am still here. I'm still doing what I can do."
Italian champions Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo will fancy their chances of overcoming French side Lyon, who lost captain Memphis Depay to a season-ending injury Sunday.
"To play in the Premier League was one of my targets."
In fact, Liverpool have been top of the league on four separate occasions at Christmas since the 1992-93 season and still not finished winners that season - a feat that has happened in 12 of the 26 seasons.
The deal would be the third-largest in total value in Blue Jays history, but also give Toronto a top-flight starter for a rotation that brought in Tanner Roark last week for million over two years and Chase Anderson in a trade with Milwaukee last month.
For Bilbao, Kenan Kodro's thunderbolt shot was ruled out for off-side in the first half while the stadium lived on its nerves when Athletic flooded forward deep into added time with Asier Villalibre almost clinching a winner at the death.
The Spanish world No.1 and Novak Djokovic won two Grand Slams each in 2019, holding Father Time and their young rivals at bay for another year.