Tag: middlesbrough

Names of the Nineties: Juninho

To be a legend is something special; to have a connection with a city and its fans – Juninho had it all at Middlesbrough when he finally left for good

Names of the Nineties: Emerson

Arriving at a time of great promise at Middlesbrough, Brazilian midfielder Emerson would become a cult hero in a single season at the Cellnet

Juninho Paulista: the little magician

“I still think about Middlesbrough and the times I had there all the time,” said Juninho Paulista. Ask any Boro fan and they’ll tell you the same

The colossal impact of Mark Viduka

Illustration by Federico Manasse The abiding memory of Mark Viduka in the Premier League is that of a brooding bulldog forward, lazily monikered with the ‘good touch for a big man’ tag. The…

Why the Premier League is still waiting for a Brazilian icon

THE SIGHT OF A BRAZIL TEAM in full samba flow invokes something in football supporters that can’t be replicated by any other team. People marvel over Spain’s fluid passing and Germany’s ruthless dynamism…