In 2012, Zambia achieved one of the biggest underdog stories in football when they won the African Cup of Nations. Here’s how it happened. In the dying embers of the … Continue Reading Remembering Zambia’s incredible 2012 AFCON victory with Isaac Chansa
Alhassan Yusuf has enjoyed a swift and impressive rise in European football. He spoke exclusively to First Time Finish about his academy days, moving to Sweden, and the essence of his play.
Andre Onana is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. This is his story from a Barcelona ban, to learning from mistakes and leading by example. When it comes … Continue Reading The inside story of Andre Onana: The Ajax wall made in Barcelona
For all their exciting attacking intent and impressive individual talent, Brighton still find themselves seventeenth in the Premier League. This is an analysis of their season so far, and where things can pick up.
Beneath the cloak of controversies, in Max Kruse, Union Berlin have brought back one of the Bundesliga’s finest gems to the Alten Försterei. If Max Kruse’s career had to be … Continue Reading Mad Max Kruse embracing Die Eisernen of Union Berlin
The CHAN tournament is a competition which gives an opportunity to lesser known African footballers to showcase their ability and some have done just that. There may be no African … Continue Reading Five U23 players catching the eye at CHAN 2020
Teun Koopmeiners is a midfielder for both the tactical enthusiast, and for those that revel in the aesthetic. For all his technical ability, his character sets him apart as a potential superstar. This is his Inside Story.
The transfer rumour mill will be churning out the usual suspects’ names once more. Yet these young midfielders represent cheaper, uncovered gems for your club to take a look at this January, or in the Summer.
The world came to a standstill when the Berliner Mauer fell and in Berlin, what followed was a moment to behold. This is a trip down memory lane. The scene … Continue Reading Berlin reunited – a tale of two becoming one
The African continent has produced some of the best players to have played the game. These next five could follow suit. There has never been a greater time for African … Continue Reading Five players from the African continent set to break-out in 2021
Whether it is in the sporting or political context, the history of Palestine is embroiled in war, unrest and an will to be recognised internationally. The footballing landscape speaks of much the same, as Leo Style explores the history and future of Palestinian football.
Joško Gvardiol’s recent transfer to RB Leipzig turned heads in football circles. Was this relative unknown the latest great recruit by the German club? James Beagley assesses this diamond talent’s potential.
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.
The Eredevisie’s talent pool is bulging at the seams. AZ Alkmaar’s Jesper Karlsson is yet another catching the eye, as Adam Khan explores what makes this young Swede so special.
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.