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Borussia Dortmund

Welcome to issue three of the club series by These Football Times. This is 130 pages of original photos, art and words dedicated to Borussia Dortmund

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…

Uli Hesse and the state of German football

Uli Hesse is the best-selling author of Tor!, Bayern Munich: Creating A Global Superclub and Alles BVB. He sat down with Jim Hart and Luca Hodges-Ramon to discuss the Bundesliga, the German…

The mercurial talents of Stéphane Chapuisat

Illustration by Federico Manasse Switzerland have never been an imposing football power. When the big tournaments have rolled around, Switzerland have proven themselves somewhat proficient, qualifying for their fair share, but never…

Marco Reus and the inescapable void of his career

ON 6 JUNE 2014, Marco Reus’s professional life plunged into darkness. Darkness often touches professional footballers, but for this exceptionally blessed German playmaker, it was a darkness that would come to plague…

Jens Lehmann: a lasting marriage of greatness and chaos

HELD IN THE FELICITOUS WARMTH that blessed the afternoon of 15 May 2004, as Arsenal came from behind to defeat Leicester City 2-1 at Highbury, many thousands lined the stands of the…