Despite winning the greatest individual accolade in football, Oleg Blokhin is rarely mentioned outside Ukraine. In Kiev however, Blokhin is King.
Alou Kuol’s rise from playing in the Australian youth leagues to becoming Sven Mislintat’s next potential diamond in the rough, has been exciting. Modern-day football is an intense business. The … Continue Reading The inside story of Alou Kuol from South Sudan to Stuttgart
Already a star of the women’s game, Catarina Macário is only just beginning her journey to superstardom. This is her inside story to date.
Christophe Galtier has arrived at Nice. Armed with some fascinating signings, and a talented squad, they will be a force to watch in coming years.
Slashed from Italy’s initial squad, a twist of fate saw Matteo Pessina step up to help his country win Euro 2020. From humble beginnings at Monza to the present day, … Continue Reading The inside story of Matteo Pessina: Monza’s jewel to Mancini’s joker
Eastern European footballers caught the eye in 2020/21 and more will follow. From strikers faster than Kylian Mbappe to silky wingers and more. From Dominik Szoboszlai scoring belters from long … Continue Reading Five Eastern European stars who will have a break-out 2021/22 season
Red Bull Salzburg are set to undergo yet another metamorphosis, but what can we expect after Marsch and Daka? And who are the new stars to watch? Half of Jesse … Continue Reading What’s next for Red Bull Salzburg after Daka and Marsch?
As the summer transfer window looms in the shadows of Euro 2020, FTF takes a look at some standout performers at relegated clubs who will look to take the next … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Finding bargains at relegated clubs
The arrival of Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham could benefit Ryan Sessegnon in his return to the club. It would remind fans of a rare talent still in its infancy.
Sportswashing is as taboo a term as one can find in modern sport. Entangling the intricacies of sporting success with the means of getting there is a messy web for the brain to unwind.
Attila Szalai is catching the eye and attracting interest from some of Europe’s elite clubs. This is the story of how he was discovered in Cyprus. Sitting in a small … Continue Reading The inside story of Attila Szalai: “Hungary’s Virgil Van Dijk”
On the back of a historic goal for MŠK Žilina Taofiq Jibril is preparing for an important season and the club’s inaugural UEFA Conference League game. In the floodlit gleam … Continue Reading Taofiq Jibril talks about the UEFA Conference League and MŠK Žilina
Australia has long suffered a lowly status among European football discussions. The domestic league, plus a high profile manager, are doing everything to change that.
UEFA Euro 2020’s group stages offered a brief glimpse of some very intriguing talents. The extravaganza of international European football is about to enter the business end of things. Some … Continue Reading Scouting by the numbers – Euro 2020 edition
South London has produced a plethora of stars, but perhaps none bigger than Jadon Sancho. This is the story of his roots in the sport and the city. London’s utopian … Continue Reading The inside story of Jadon Sancho from London to Manchester United
It takes a special kind of defender to appeal to both the heart and mind. Then again, Jules Koundé is a special kind of defender.