Tag: dinamo

Eduardo da Silva and the broken dreams of a spectacular finisher

Zagreb: November 2009.Maksimirska Street is abuzz with activity as investigators reconstruct the scene of an attempted double murder from 1995. Vjeko Sliško and Juraj Dodić‘s trauma is being recreated, as police examine if their movements could…

Lev Yashin: the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or

Illustration by Federico Manasse How do you measure greatness? Statistics, trophies and personal accolades are often touted as the benchmarks, but for Lev Yashin, the best indication is through the reputation he…

Alen Halilović: the Barcelona outcast at an early crossroads

THE EXPLOITS and activities of elite football clubs in the current era are often ruthless, both on and off the pitch. Every European superpower has a youth system filled with talented players, plucked…

Spartak Moscow and the Physical Culture Day of 1936

A WAGON WITH A PORTRAIT OF VLADIMIR LENIN on the front and a huge, white statue of the Soviet Union’s leader Joseph Stalin on the top is rolling through the Red Square. Behind…