Kaká is rightly regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of the modern game. Yet why did it not work out for him in Madrid?
Michael Olise is hot property, and the name on everyone’s lips. Yet his story is more than just an explosive 2020, and shows he is a player made of remarkable minerals.
Rodrigo de Paul has carried his Udinese side to the point that he is now a league leading midfielder. One that Europe should take good notice of.
Powerful, creative, and ridiculously talented. Tanguy Ndombele is a remarkable talent. Yet for all his ability, his career has been anything but plain sailing. First Time Finish spoke to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare about Mourinho’s mercurial midfielder.
VfB Stuttgart’s 5-1 demolition of Borussia Dortmund turned heads across Europe. However their recent success goes beyond this one result, and has come after years of short sightedness.
In 2019/20, Emiliano Buendia was among the Premier League’s best creators. After being relegated with Norwich, once again the league’s clubs are turning his way.
Upon winning the 2019 U-20 World Cup’s Golden Ball, Kang-in Lee was marked as one of world football’s brightest talents. Now is the time for him to prove his worth, in a struggling and damaged Valencia team.
Dutch football is once again riding a wave of nauseating young talent. PSV Eindhoven possess a huge chunk of this talent, and under the gaze of Roger Schmidt, could become a special force again.
Matheus Cunha is ripping through Germany and soon will be the attention of Europe’s biggest powers. His former coach Maurizio Jacobacci spoke to First Time Finish about this brilliant forward.
Twins are a rarity in football. When they possess the ability and personality of the Vieira twins, there are none that come close.
Ledley King’s career should not be discussed as an obituary, as potential torn down by injury. At Tottenham his legacy stands tall, as speaking to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare showed us
Once, the role of the goalkeeper was to stop shots going in. Now they are required to be an asset in possession. These are some of the key moments in the birth of the modern sweeper-keeper.
Before becoming one of Europe’s best playmakers, Bruno Fernandes had to learn his trade in Italy. It was at Novara Calcio that he made his professional debut, and where many remember him fondly.
Between 1964 and 1968, three Manchester United players won the Ballon D’Or. Denis Law was the first, yet receives little of the acclaim of Best and Charlton. this is the story of ‘The King’.
Dundalk begin their Europa League adventure at home to Molde next week. FTF spoke to Dundalk writer James Rogers about this most remarkable of seasons.
Hertha Berlin have assembled a young and exciting side. This tactical breakdown looks at the trends of this fascinating team.