Benni McCarthy: The South African idol that conquered Europe

There's a fascinating quote by popular Hollywood actress, Lupita Nyong'o: "No matter where you come from but your dreams are valid" These words have tautened, inspired...

Fernando Torres and the goal that made history

Following the announcement of the retirement of Fernando Torres this year, the goal in the UEFA EURO 2008 final which brought Spain back as...
Boavista FC: The story behind the Portuguese underdog story and their more recent decline

Boavista FC: The story behind the Portuguese underdog story and their more recent decline

The 1999/2000 season in the Primeira Liga finished in a similar fashion to all the previous campaigns. Sporting Lisbon won the league,...

Trevor Francis: England Manager 1994?

In the latest of my occasional series looking at men who could have become England manager at one point or another, I take a...

Non-league football: Is the romance dying?

Since its inception in 1992, the Premier League has become a behemoth of an entity. The money flooding through the upper reaches of the...

How a Copa Del Rey win has Valencia fans thinking of their greatest era

With tears in his eyes, Dani Parejo, the club’s captain, addresses supporters at full time: "We won on the pitch, you won in the...

Deconstructing the decade in Bavaria that defined Arjen Robben’s career

Arjen Robben's final statement, the announcement of his decision to retire from the game - after 18 years as a professional, came courtesy of...
Laurent and Villaplane: French football's first hero and villain

Laurent and Villaplane: French football’s first hero and villain

The very first FIFA World Cup was held in Uruguay, and opened by a match between France and Mexico on an icy winter’s day...

Henrik Larsson: The King of Kings (Part 2)

After Celtic successfully stopped Rangers’ attempt at 10 league titles in a row, a lot of media attention was directed on the squad and...

New £13.5m signing could be the Midlands’ Mohamed Salah – opinion

Over the past 15 years, there have been several Egyptian footballers that have plied their trade in the Premier League to varying degrees of...