Last December, after months of deliberation and assessment, we identified 100 young footballers across the globe that represented the finest of their generation.
Of the Premier League's handful of ever-present teams, Aston Villa have perhaps enjoyed and endured the widest range of fortunes during the last couple of decades in the top flight
The more-than-a-century old rivalry between Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers is well established in the minds of football fans the world over.
As the car pulled out of Milanello on that mild morning, the man in the back sank down into the groove of the seat and pondered for a moment whether he’d made the right decision.
The scoreline is familiar, as is the fateful date, but surely the title for this article should be ‘The Hand of God’?
FC Petržalka 1898; not a name synonymous with the footballing greats, but for a brief two year spell the club incredibly took its place alongside some of Europe’s finest.
The small town of Reigate, tucked away at the bottom of the North Downs in Surrey, is not an obvious place to find an international footballer. 27-year old James Shearman has played for his local amateur side there for years via the most unlikely representation of a Caribbean island thousands of miles away.
At peak capacity Washington Colliery employed over 1,500 people and produced almost half a million tons of coal a year.
New York Cosmos and US soccer legend Shep Messing spoke to Samindra Kunti about the Munich Olympics, Viva Magazine, Tony Soprano, Pelé, smoking with Franz Beckenbauer, the current Cosmos and stabbing Mike England.
Recently, fresh from five days in Europe’s biggest metropolis, Istanbul, myself and my traveling companion decided to stop off in the Turkish capital Ankara for a couple of nights in advance of a plunge into deepest Anatolia.
The J. League recently confirmed that from 2015 the J1 format was to be fundamentally overhauled.
The rain thuds down on a murky February afternoon in Florence, blurring the tired limbs of the home side in purple, of Milan in their stripes of red and black.
On the 5th May 1963 a crowd of 3,000 witnessed the first ever 'international' fixture to be played in England on a professional football ground on a Sunday.
When Alex Ferguson and his Aberdeen side touched down at Berlin’s Schönefeld Airport on Tuesday 2nd October confidence in progression had been high.
The adventures of the Championship season have been mixed for AFC Bournemouth so far but the difficulties and crises of the past remain fresh in the memory. Since the early 1990s the story of the club has been one of promotions, relegations, takeovers and more than one instance of near financial oblivion.
On 18th February 2004, Northern Ireland became the holders of the most unwanted record in international football. It had been a long time coming.
As the clock ticked over to 31 minutes in Lawrie Sanchez’s first match in charge, a friendly in Belfast against Norway, the home supporters began to chant "Championes, Championes." Their side had just tipped over into enduring the longest goal drought in international history. 1,273 minutes without appearing on the scoresheet.
“Da se ponovno rodim, vjerojatno bih opet bio igrač Hajduka”-“If I were born again, I would probably return as a Hajduk player”
Contemporary recollections of Mostar almost always surround the Stari Most, the 16th century Ottoman Bridge located in present day Bosnia and Herzegovina.
John O’Brien was once lauded as the greatest American footballer of his generation. He successfully conquered Europe with his exploits at Ajax in Holland’s Eredivisie and drew many plaudits for his performances for the US national team at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.
Pre Italia’90, the worlds of music and England’s national football team had not so much clashed as gently bumped into each other to the sound of men in blazers struggling to sing a chorus.