Tag: germany

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…

How Germany became an example to the world of football

In a culture that models itself on punctuality and efficiency, German football has been packed with teams that are organised, strong and physically fit. Following a complete shake-up, coaching methods and precedencies…