Tag: germany

We need to talk about Toni Kroos …

It comes as no surprise that Toni Kroos has the medal collection that he does, but it’s shocking that so many don’t give him the credit he surely deserves

A-Z of the 2000s: Michael Ballack

Despite his near-misses, when leading men, when redefining a role and offering hope where none was to be found, Michael Ballack was king

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…

FC Fidel: when Cuba joined the German fourth tier

Cuban football is a minor mystery to the outside world. The league is amateur, in the literal sense, and the national team only contests one or two competitive ties each World Cup…

The renaissance of KFC Uerdingen

What do Brian Laudrup, Oliver Bierhoff and Aílton have in common? They’ve all played for a club that now plays his football in the 3. Liga, the third tier of German football. That club…