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Mário Zagallo: Brazil’s habitual World Cup winner

Every footballer dreams of lifting the World Cup. Some achieve this goal, and others sit in the rarefied air of winning it on multiple occasions. Mário Zagallo is in a league of his…

Liam Brady: the most complete Irish footballer of all-time

Elegant, intelligent, incisive and a match-winner; terms that can be applied to the greats of the game, and terms that unequivocally apply to Dublin’s Liam Brady. A midfielder with touch and poise ahead…

The symbiotic relationship between ageing stars and MLS

As featured on Guardian Sport It’s strange what falling out with Real Madrid can lead to; the evolution of Major League Soccer and the career of David Beckham can attest to that. Having…

The dethroning of Liverpool and lessons for today

When Alan Hansen lifted Liverpool’s eighth championship in 12 years in 1990 few would have thought it would be a quarter of a century, and counting, before the club would collect its next.…