Ricardo Quaresma and the storied journey of an enigmatic prodigy

March 3, 2017

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Portuguese football is embedded with a rich heritage of sublime attacking talents. From the great striking exploits of Eubésio to Barcelona star turned Galáctico icon Luís Figo, Portugal is a nation that’s been blessed with players of breathtaking calibre through the years. Their craftsmanship has imbued fans across the peninsula and led to many unenviable […]

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The Upward Trajectory of Steven N’Zonzi

February 21, 2017

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Facing adversity is nothing new for N’Zonzi. Each career move he’s made has brought about its own tests, yet all have been concluded by the same unquestionable result. The Frenchmen is not a player to shy away from a challenge, figuratively or literally and has continued to grow year on year, using his 6ft 3 […]

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El Tigre to El Fénix: The Resurgence of Radamel Falcao

February 21, 2017

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It’s Wednesday night, 22nd January 2014. The Monaco supporters inside the Stade Ludovic Giuly have gone deafly silent. Laid before them in a crumpled heap, is Radamel Falcao. The Colombian striker appears to be in some discomfort following a heavy challenge by Soner Ertek. Unable to walk off, the stretcher is called and Falcao is […]

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Jesus’ rising blue moon signals Agüero’s setting sun

February 21, 2017

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“You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” A quote derived from German philosophy which has since been popularised by actor Aaron Eckhart. Although said whilst he portrayed fictional supervillain Two-Face in The Dark Knight (a film from the Batman series), it’s a saying that bears great significance […]

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Before the fame: David Beckham’s formative years at Manchester United

January 17, 2017

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‘Brand Beckham’ is a phrase synonymous with a man who has built an empire on the back of a glittering sporting career. Its’ reputation is further enhanced through his partner in marriage Victoria – a 1990s British pop sensation turned fashion designer and entrepreneur. The pair’s combined persona has seen them conquer the world, becoming […]

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Guerrilla FC: The Washington Revolution

January 17, 2017

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The notion of ‘winning at all costs’ is one ingrained in the American sporting psyche. As former American Football coach Vince Lombardi puts it “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” It’s a sentiment also established at the heart of Britain’s societal values, so it’s perhaps no surprise that football, or ‘soccer’, has advocated such beliefs […]

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The young guns: FC København and the rise to dominance

January 17, 2017

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Aptly known as Byens Hold (The Team of the City), this infant club, residing in the Danish capital, has become a pillar of success in its native land. They are Scandinavia’s highest ranked football club according to UEFA standings and held their rightful place at the epicentre of Denmark’s footballing revolution in the early 1990s. […]

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