The MENA region is a largely unmined land for talent. Mohamed Salah, Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi have shown that great players lie within it, as David Cohen finds out.
Already a Europa League winner with Sevilla, twenty two year old Jules Koundé is another terrific French talent. It will likely be no time before he is the talk of your club’s rumour mill.
This titanic clash in 2007 is remembered as a dramatic goal filled occasion. Yet behind the goals, there were a number of tactical battles that set the foundations to a classic encounter.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Germany’s capital city has two representatives in the top-flight, of the two, Union Berlin’s story is different than most A quick Google search will tell you that there are more … Continue Reading Of the fans, by the fans, for the fans- This is Union Berlin
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.
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.