From the despair of Euro 2004 to the ecstasy of Euro 2016, Portuguese football has come far. ‘Twenty years ago, we had football seven-a-side for kids in the sand. Not … Continue Reading Rising Nations – Portugal: The second coming of a golden generation
This the story of Raheem Sterling and how he made his dreams come true. Brent is a place where you can hear a hundred languages. It is where backgrounds and … Continue Reading The inside story of Raheem Sterling: The kid from Brent who made his dreams come true
From Paris to Liverpool via Leipzig. Ibrahima Konaté has caught the eye upon his every step. FTF rolled back the years and spoke to his first coach. Reda Bekhti still … Continue Reading The inside story of Ibrahima Konaté: From Paris to Liverpool
In his first full senior season, Romain Faivre has captivated in Brest’s fun attacking side. FTF spoke to his youth coach to uncover just where this elegant playmaker grew from.
Andreas Skov Olsen was not supposed to be a winger. In fact, he was not even supposed to be a footballer, but this year he can be a star at … Continue Reading Andreas Skov Olsen: The Danish Dynamo made in Nordsjælland
Soccer continues to rise in USA with a growing influence from Barcelona and the club’s ancient La Masia traditions. 9,000 kilometres west of La Masia, Barcelona are cultivating another crop … Continue Reading The American Barcelona: Inside the Barca Residency programme
Konrad de la Fuente could be the next US national to make his break at a top club. In uncertain times for Barcelona, he could be the sensation to rejuvenate them.
In Enis Bardhi North Macedonia have a midfield jewel. A dynamo who will be crucial in the nation’s historic appearance at the Euros this summer. Surrounded by brick fences, in … Continue Reading Enis Bardhi: Macedonia’s midfield gem at EURO 2020
From the US to Italy to the UK to Spain, Valencia winger Yunus Musah has had a remarkable and unique journey. FTF interviewed his former coaches as part of an … Continue Reading The inside story of Yunus Musah: Through the chaos
From loanee in the non-league to England debut goalscorer, the story of Aston Villa and England striker Ollie Watkins is nothing short of miraculous. Six years after a career-changing loan … Continue Reading The inside story of Ollie Watkins: Super-Mare to superstar
Many might have worried when Christopher Nkunku left hometown club PSG in 2019. Since then however he has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest talents. FTF spoke to his former trainer Franck Plaine, who was there at the start of the journey.
Florian Wirtz could become Germany’s youngest player since the 1950s. FTF spoke to former FC Köln and current Bayer Leverkusen coach, Markus Daun. At 17 years of age Florian Wirtz … Continue Reading The inside story of Florian Wirtz: Bayer Leverkusen’s teenage sensation
The twenty-year old has made the switch to Europe’s most exciting young team and is set to fight Christian Pulisic for his position in the USMNT. Once ridiculed as the … Continue Reading The inside story of Brenden Aaronson: From USA to Europe
The twenty-one year old is the latest from Sporting’s academy, now enhancing his reputation at Milan, following in the footsteps of some legendary names. The halls of Sporting CP’s youth … Continue Reading The inside story of Rafael Leão: Made in Lisbon, thriving in Milan
Angelino has become RB Leipzig’s leading figure this season. FTF spoke to his ex-coach at NAC Breda where the Spaniard first blossomed into life. RB Leipzig’s bald headed dynamo, Angeliño, … Continue Reading The inside story of Angeliño: From Manchester City to RB Leipzig
From a trial at Reading to playing for 7 time European Champions AC Milan, Jens Petter Hauge has enjoyed a whirlwind of a journey. It was a regular weekday afternoon. … Continue Reading The inside story of Jens Petter Hauge: From England trial to AC Milan