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The inconsistent but storied career of Jefferson Farfán

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS are wondrous athletes. The sheer talent that many possess often ensures fans and media run out of superlatives to describe what they have just witnessed. However, there are fine lines…

Teófilo Cubillas: the greatest Peruvian of them all

ON 3 JUNE 1978, Peruvian footballer Teófilo Cubillas broke the hearts of five million Scots with a set-piece of ineffable magic. Moments earlier, Cubillas stood 20-yards away from the Scottish goal, staring…

The Alianza Lima air disaster of 1987

In 1987, Peru lost its number one ranked club side and biggest hope for the future of the national team. We look back at the nation’s greatest footballing tragedy.