Tag: galatasaray

The European obsession of Galatasaray

Few clubs are as obsessed with continental competition as Galatasaray. To understand why, you need to delve into the very essence of the footballing goliath

A-Z of the 2000s: Tomáš Ujfaluši

Named as one of Fiorentina and the Czech Republic’s greatest defenders, Tomáš Ujfaluši was one of the 2000s most underrated players

Gheorghe Hagi: the Galatasaray diaries

The closest Turkish Süper Lig title race in years came to a familiar conclusion in May 2018. Central to Galatasaray being crowned champions was the appointment of Fatih Terim for a fourth…

Franck Ribéry: the Galatasaray diaries

AT THE AGE of just 19, where Kylian Mbappé will end up is a scary prospect. Already possessing a skillset many could merely dream of, he is rightly viewed as one of…

Gheorghe Hagi: the Maradona of the Carpathians

Illustration by Federico Manasse The Maradona of the Carpathians, Gheorghe Hagi is a complex character. There is a dividing line between the hero of the masses he undoubtedly was in Romania, and…

Hakan Şükür: Turkey’s undisputed goal king

He may not be revered as much as he deserves outside of Turkey, but Hakan Şükür’s goalscoring record stacks up against most of the 20th century’s greats

Arsenal’s UEFA Cup adventure of 1999/2000

It would be an understatement to say this season has been turbulent for Arsenal. Their Premier League title hopes have been extinguished once again by January, they suffered yet another last 16…