The making of Zlatan Ibrahimović at Ajax

If there ever was the perfect way to score your last goal for a club, it would be Zlatan Ibrahimović’s magnificent solo goal for Ajax against NAC Breda. In a moment of pure brilliance, Ibrahimović would torment half their team with cutbacks, feints, several mazy dribbles and, in the end, a simple finish to send…

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The damned career of Christoph Metzelder

In the end, it was a career of unfulfilled potential, one cruelly defined by injuries. Christoph Metzelder, ever the optimist, didn’t see it like that though: “I am just thankful for my great career,” he said on his retirement from professional football in 2013. His career, compared to most, was undoubtedly great, but it was…

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The Ebony Shoe and The Belgian Lion

The Jupiler Pro League in Belgium is no different from the other leagues across Europe. At the end of the season, the best individuals are nominated for the player of the year, with the league’s finest performer taking home the award. However, in Belgium there are a couple of other awards which are unique amongst…

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Coritiba and the incredible Brasileiro of 1985

Now here’s a question for all you football trivia buffs out there; which club holds the world record for the most consecutive games won? Chelsea achieved 13 last year in winning the Premier League title, but still fell one short of Arsenal’s Premier League record of 14. Neither, however, were anywhere near the world record…

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