A tribute to Ricardo Quaresma, the Trivela King

Ricardo Quaresma once had the world at his mercurial feet, a fleet-footed footballing superstar-in-waiting with the richest of promise and potential. Unearthed in the Portuguese capital as a precociously gifted talent, he signed for Sporting Lisbon and soon began to turn heads and widen eyes as he progressed through the club’s academy system. Sporting have … Read more

Raiola insists Juventus is in Pogba’s ‘heart’ and summer return a ‘possibility’

‘Super agent’ Mino Raiola has insisted that Juventus is in Paul Pogba’s ‘heart’, as he admits that a return to Turin next summer is a ‘possibility’ for his high profile client. The transfer window may now be closed, but – as ever – the speculation over the future of the Manchester United midfielder continues, with … Read more

Ranking the five favorites to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or

The Ballon d’Or ranks as the most prestigious individual accolade in world football, the coronation of a player as the planet’s finest talent. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the award across the past decade, with just one other player – Luka Modric in 2018 – having interrupted the pair’s duopoly of the accolade … Read more

Breaking down Cristiano Ronaldo’s record breaking 111 goals and counting for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is now the leading goalscorer in the history of men’s international football, the forward’s match-winning brace against Ireland this week moving the superstar to an astonishing 111 goals for Portugal. It’s another incredible achievement in a career where records have continued to tumble for Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner showing few signs … Read more

Premier League transfer window best XI

Premier League clubs have once again splashed the cash to strengthen their squads, with a host of marquee arrivals having made the move to English football during the summer transfer window. An unforgettable transfer period has reached its conclusion following the passing of the deadline, the summer spending including record-breaking deals and the arrival of … Read more

Solskjaer reacts as underwhelming Man Utd beat Wolves to set new Premier League record

Manchester United put in a wildly underwhelming display at Molineux but still came away with all three points as Mason Greenwood scored the only goal of the game to beat Wolves 1-0. It was Wolves who instantly looked the more threatening of the two teams, with Raul Jimenez seeing an effort saved following a driving … Read more

‘You never know’ – Solskjaer doesn’t rule out ‘bonus’ signings at Man Utd

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Manchester United making more signings in the final week of the transfer window, but conceded that he doesn’t think much will happen. United have had a pretty decent transfer window to date, finally completing the long-awaited signing of Jadon Sancho and plugging the glaring need for … Read more

David Villa’s top five goals for Barcelona

David Villa’s phenomenal goalscoring record earned the forward a dream move to Barcelona, where he formed part of arguably the greatest side club football has seen. Villa’s prolific exploits at Real Zaragoza and Valencia attracted the interest of Barcelona in 2010, who spent around €40m to prise the Spain international from the Mestalla. The forward … Read more

Six of the most memorable debut goals in Premier League history

Premier League footballers will no doubt dream of scoring on their debuts for new sides, whilst there are few things that generate a buzz amongst the supporters quite like the arrival of the club’s latest talent. Throughout the years we’ve seen several stars make an immediate impact on their Premier League bows, and we’ve decided … Read more

Player Analysis: How Romelu Lukaku can fire Chelsea to the title

In signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, Chelsea are acquiring one of the most complete centre-forwards in European football. He leaves Serie A as the league’s standout player during the past campaign, recording the 2nd most goals and the 2nd most assists as he led the Nerazzurri to their first Scudetto in more than a … Read more

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