Paolo Maldini : The Greatest of his Era

When it comes to ranking the greatest defenders of all time, Paolo Maldini is up there with the best there ever was. His calibre is proven in the European Cup and the Champions League, while the longevity of his career is a direct result of his intelligent defending and love for AC Milan, where he stayed for the entirety of his career. His ability to bounce … Continue reading Paolo Maldini : The Greatest of his Era

The Galacticos Project

When Luis Figo did the unthinkable and left Barcelona to join Real Madrid’s, he became the first ‘galáctico’, thus kick-starting a footballing revolution like no other. It was, recalls Ronaldo, “a term we never chose to describe ourselves” – but it was inescapable… The Prologue Florentino Perez was planning to stand for the Real presidential election and would have to work magic to wrestle the … Continue reading The Galacticos Project

Best Bicycle Kick Goals of Modern Era

It was a goal that took not only Zinedine Zidane’s, but also the entire football fraternity’s breath away. Launching himself at Dani Carvajal’s cross as it looped across the penalty area, Cristiano Ronaldo and his right boot connected with the ball at the astonishing height of nine feet, and then watched as it sailed past a helpless Gianluigi Buffon. In a heartbeat, Ronaldo had made … Continue reading Best Bicycle Kick Goals of Modern Era