O Fenômeno and the Mystery of 1998

This is arguably the most high-profile mystery in professional…
2017-09-18/by Charlie Carmichael

A journey through time: the career of Esteban Cambiasso

ON THE HILLY COUNTRYSIDE of Serra Riccò, deep inside…
2017-09-14/by Charlie Carmichael

Kerlon and the demise of a great that never was

Few things evoke emotion quite like observing something extraordinary…
2017-08-02/by Charlie Carmichael

How the modern full-back became football’s hottest commodity

“No one wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville.” Jamie Carragher’s remark…
2017-07-03/by Charlie Carmichael

The glitz and the struggle of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s rise to prominence

“I apologised to him after my goal, and he told me that I should…
2017-06-06/by Charlie Carmichael

La Duodécima: a different kind of success

Last night saw Real Madrid’s coronation as unprecedented twelve-time…
2017-06-04/by Charlie Carmichael

How a defiant upbringing elevated Tim Cahill to Premier League stardom

Passion often brings out the rawest of human emotions. It’s…
2017-05-22/by Charlie Carmichael

How Benfica became a global figurehead in player development

The concept of aggregation by marginal gains was first championed…
2017-05-16/by Charlie Carmichael

Mindgames, mavericks and a clash of tactics

It was late summer on the coast of Catalonia, 1996. Englishman…
2017-05-04/by Charlie Carmichael

How Surinamese migrants revolutionised Dutch football

Suriname is a country located on the north-eastern Atlantic coast…
2017-05-04/by Charlie Carmichael

The divergent path and uncertain future of the Ox

The 2nd March 2010 marked the professional debut of a baby-faced…
2017-04-23/by Charlie Carmichael

Atlético Madrid vs Leicester City: How the Foxes can do the unthinkable

Tonight the Vicente Calderón plays host to a Champions League…
2017-04-12/by Charlie Carmichael