The steady decline of goalkeepers in English football

Since the heady days of Banks, Clemence and Shilton, British football has experienced a regression in the number of goalkeeper at the highest level. We look back over the years.

Dixie Dean: football’s first great number nine

GERD MÜLLER called Lionel Messi an “incredible player” after the Argentine broke his record of 85 goals in a calendar year. Much was made of the records broken by Messi as he went…

The story of the 1930 World Cup

WHEN FIFA WAS FORMED IN 1904 its membership was comprised of only seven teams, all from Europe. Over the next two decades more and more national sides joined FIFA, and the 1924 Olympic…