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 names to emerge from the Arsenal youth ranks rival those of any academy. But why have these names found success away from the club?
From Lewandowski to Modric, Eastern European talent are currently thriving on the world-stage, these seven players will be hoping to follow suit. Eastern European football is enjoying a renaissance. From … Continue Reading Scouting Eastern European talent: Seven players to watch
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
PSG announced themselves under new coach Mauricio Pochettino with a breath-taking 4-1 win away at Barcelona last month. Key to this were the roles of two midfield talents.
The Zweite Bundesliga has always been a source of great talents for the Bundesliga and the rest of Europe – this summer shall be no different. One of the most … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Five underrated youngsters from 2.Bundesliga
FTF explores the parallels between Nike’s 2014 dystopian world to present day football under the Covid-19 pandemic and why there is hope. ‘Football just changed,’ declares Nike’s archetypal super-villain in … Continue Reading How a 2014 Nike advert predicted football under Covid-19
The South American continent has always been a hot-bed for footballing talent. These five teenagers are worth keeping an eye on. Whether it is on the streets of Buenos Aires, … Continue Reading Five underrated teenagers from the South American continent
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
Much is made of the midfield options available to England for the forthcoming Euros, but how best to fit them all in? Tom Cross explores the merits of the 4-2-3-1 to do so.
The Serbian’s contributions at Stamford Bridge were pivotal in European success in consecutive years. Branislav Ivanovic and Chelsea were fighting what was the battle of their lives. The venue was … Continue Reading Remembering Branislav Ivanović’s epic 2011/12 season
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.
North Macedonia’s qualification for the European Championships represents a huge shift in their sporting but also political history, writes Jeremy Goldstein.