Tag: hagi

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…

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…

Gheorghe Hagi: the master of fantasy

July 3, 1994: it’s Romania versus Argentina in the World Cup round of 16. As the teams line up for the anthems in the searing heat of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, Romania’s players look…

Stoichkov and Hagi: The Dagger and The King

It was the first match since being comprehensively beaten 4-0 by Fabio Capello’s Milan side in the Champions League final. A star-studded Barcelona showed up at Oosterpark Stadion in Groningen to face the…