Category Archives: Football players

Five US players who didn’t live up to the hype

Although soccer may not be the most popular sport in the United States, it is still played by a number of players that have gone on to make a successful career for themselves. Indeed, these players have helped the sport to grow within the country, with a number of them going on to represent some of the best clubs or play in the best leagues in the world. Naturally, this has had a knock-on effect, as betting on soccer in…
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Football boot stats – Best boots by player performance 2021

The 2021 Ballon d’Or awards sparked plenty of controversy, with many people arguing that Robert Lewandowski should have beaten Lionel Messi to the prize. The annual award run by French magazine France Football celebrates the best footballer over the past year, and Messi finished marginally ahead of Lewandowski in the final vote. This is the seventh time the Argentinian striker has won the award, putting him two clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the standings. We take a look at the…
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Five best Premier League free kick takers

Down through the ages there have been some stellar dead ball specialists in the Premier League, whether it was David Beckham or Gianfranco Zola. Today there is a whole new breed of free kick takers, some of whom have very different techniques from those of the past and others who have obviously studied the masters of yesteryear to become great themselves. Here we detail some of the English Premier League’s elite free kick takers, all of whom have opposition goalkeepers,…
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The greatest football midfielders of all time

The world of football has seen so many football stars that have graced the game. Soccer is arguably the most-watched sport in the whole world. As a matter of fact, it has the highest fanbase in the entire universe. While people watch various leagues across Europe like La Liga, the English Premier League, Bundesliga, and the French Ligue 1, International tournaments have not been left out. Among the various positions in soccer, the midfield has produced so many great players.…
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Are we done? The big transfers that could still happen this summer

The domestic leagues around Europe are kicking off once again. For the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Real Madrid, Dortmund and Barcelona, it was winning starts. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a few more major additions to squads over the coming days. The transfer window is still wide open, and there’s been some heavy spending. But with the futures of a number of big stars up in the air, will we see more? The answer is…
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The five best Australians to play in the Premier League

Australia hasn’t been blessed when it comes to the world of football. Unlike cricket or rugby, the Socceroos haven’t produced dozens of world stars, but there are a number of players who have made a significant impact on the Premier League. We explore five of the best Aussie stars to have graced the division since the league’s inception in the early 1990s... Mark Viduka Many would say Viduka is the best Australian to play in the English top flight and…
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What it takes to be an effective Premier League club manager

Many football supporters around the world dream of one day playing a role in the most prestigious league in the world, the Premier League. The vast majority of them, of course, dream of becoming elite PL players, but this is a highly uncertain path that is likely to end up in a frustrating way. Perhaps more possible, though, is playing a managerial role. And that’s what we are going to be discussing today, exposing facts and some paths that future…
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The footballers with the most unexpected hobbies

Footballers get a lot of downtime. Of course, they dedicate their lives to their profession, training hard and come Saturday afternoon they’re fit and raring to go. But naturally rest is required and there are plenty of hours after training in which footballers can enjoy their favourite hobbies. And some are a little more obscure than others… Yes, many of the world’s top stars have weird and wonderful hobbies, and below you’ll find four that you really wouldn’t have expected.…
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NBA Players and their favourite football teams

Many NBA stars regularly show interest in other leagues and sports around the world, and that is certainly the case where the world’s most popular sport, football, is concerned. The likes of James Harden has even taken his love for football a step further in recent years, acquiring a stake in the MLS and NWSL clubs that play in Houston. Past NBA players such as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash also enjoyed strong links with football, further highlighting its popularity…
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Biggest names in the football world

It's the biggest sport in the world and the biggest names in world football are known throughout the globe by billions. They provide the masses with their talent and entertain households up and down the land. Over time there have been some absolutely unreal players and some even better characters on the pitch. From the likes of Pele and Cruyff’s raw talent to the cheeky mischievous Maradona and George Best, the sport has provided fans with amazing players who have…
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