Occasionally, it doesn’t doesn’t take a statistical anorak or a scout with a crystal ball to highlight a skillful playmaker running rings around his peers. There are times when sheer … Continue Reading Ziyech, Veerman and the Heerenveen Incubator
Hungary have been in the shadows of their predecessors for decades. But a new generation might change that. In 1953, on the turf of the hallowed pitch in the ‘home … Continue Reading Rising Nations: Hungary in pursuit of the impossible
Asian talent has flourished in Europe’s top five leagues in recent years. These five players could follow suit. At the 2002 World Cup football ‘arrived’ in Asia. The frenzy and … Continue Reading The next Son, Kagawa and Park: Asia’s top five prospects
Ledley King’s career should not be discussed as an obituary, as potential torn down by injury. At Tottenham his legacy stands tall, as speaking to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare showed us
The Toure brothers were icons who inspired a generation. This is the story behind their careers. ‘Kolo Kolo…Yaya, Yaya,..Toure!’ On the outskirts of Abidjan, a little further from the Ebrie … Continue Reading The heart-warming inside story behind Yaya and Kolo Toure
Once, the role of the goalkeeper was to stop shots going in. Now they are required to be an asset in possession. These are some of the key moments in the birth of the modern sweeper-keeper.
Dominik Szoboszlai has worked his way to the top. The Hungarian has a bright future and one an entire nations holds its breath for. In 2019 January, a piece of … Continue Reading The inside story of Dominik Szoboszlai: Hungary’s greatest hope
Before becoming one of Europe’s best playmakers, Bruno Fernandes had to learn his trade in Italy. It was at Novara Calcio that he made his professional debut, and where many remember him fondly.
Leon Bailey has had an incredible journey to the top and he hasn’t stopped yet. This is an exclusive interview with, Craig Butler, Leon’s father and agent. Craig Butler was … Continue Reading The inside story of Leon Bailey: From kidnap, European dreams and never giving up
Between 1964 and 1968, three Manchester United players won the Ballon D’Or. Denis Law was the first, yet receives little of the acclaim of Best and Charlton. this is the story of ‘The King’.
There are few who can compare to Darko Pancev’s ability to score, the Macedonian was one of a kind. This is the story of his success for Red Star. There … Continue Reading Darko Pancev – The Red Star who shone the brightest
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is one of the brightest talents of our age. The midfielder has always stood out from the rest. As the rain pattered down in Oslo, the time for … Continue Reading Exclusive: The inside story of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and why he can be the best in the world
The Iberian Peninsula has been the birth place of some of football’s biggest names. These are the next to follow their steps. The Spanish national team dominated world football throughout … Continue Reading The next Iniesta, Ronaldo and Eusebio: The best young talents in Iberia
Upamecano and his rise through the ranks at the Red Bull empire is a story of hard work and genuine talent. RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions … Continue Reading Dayot Upamecano -The Frenchman flying on Red Bull wings
These are the teams to watch outside the top five leagues in Europe. Whether you are looking for your next Football Manager save or curious to see where the next … Continue Reading The youngest and most exciting teams outside of Europe’s top five leagues
Dundalk begin their Europa League adventure at home to Molde next week. FTF spoke to Dundalk writer James Rogers about this most remarkable of seasons.