Category Archives: Football players

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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The Gotze Saga continues with PSV

There is only one Lionel Messi just like there was only one Maradona and one Pele, albeit many have come close to reaching their greatness.  One of these contenders was Mario Gotze, the prominent star who was set to replace, or shall we say be a Messi clone. With odds against him, according to various bookmakers, Gotze made it to the high ranks of football, almost, but never quite made the name for himself of reaching the summit.  At 28,…
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Overweight footy players who showed that fitness is overrated

It is all well and good notching goals and assists when you have a six-pack, bulging pecs and a 50-inch vertical leap, but try doing all that when you are so out of shape that a light jog leaves you out of breath, or you have not been able to tie your own laces for weeks. These were the obstacles that the players on this list were faced with and yet overcame them to become the greatest overweight footballers ever.…
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Has Robert Lewandowski been robbed of the 2020 Ballon d’Or?

Before the season restarted again after the impact from the global pandemic ensuring that all football was cancelled to ensure that social distancing measures were able to be put in place, the Ballon d’Or executives said that the trophy will “take a break” in 2020 which is the first time this has happened since 1956. Although this is obviously upsetting news for the organisers of the trophy, many feel as if this was the year that Ronaldo and Messi’s reign…
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Soccer players with best stats today

For the last 15 years or so, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been ranked as the world’s best players. Ronaldo is famous for his remarkable longevity in the game, surpassing the expectations of many fans, while Messi's dribbling skills have earned him a place in the history books. Additionally, the Argentina native has remained loyal to Barcelona since the start of his career, making him an almost unique player. While the celebrated duo have earned their place amongst the…
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Come and do the Bosman: the five best free transfers in Premier League history

The sporting-world has come to a halt and given how free betting picks aren't something we see often, we’ve decided to list what we consider to be five of the best free transfers. The initiation of the Bosman ruling in 1995 allowed players to sign for other clubs at the end of their contract for free. Since this, the Premier League has seen some wonderful bargain buys over the years and here are what we believe to be five of…
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