Tag: psv

The dream of Ronaldo and Romário

This feature is part of Duology One was an unfathomably gifted prodigee, a PSV Eindhoven graduate turned timeless Barcelona hero; a Brazilian wonder and undisputed icon to a generation of admirers of…

The coming of Chucky: Hirving Lozano and the road to the top

In an era where the influence of the Eredivisie is waning and being widely written off, one young Mexican is continuing a tradition of Latin American inspiration in the Netherlands. Hirving Lozano, affectionately…

How Sir Bobby Robson changed the make-up of modern football

It is the sign of a true footballing great when they are revered long after they have departed this world. Their legacy transcends barriers, overcomes criticism, and ultimately manifests itself in every…

Park Ji-sung: the first nuclear-powered South Korean

Illustration by Federico Manasse For a man who was once described by Andrea Pirlo as “the first nuclear-powered South Korean”, South Korea’s Park Ji-Sung has made quite the name for himself for…

The inconsistent but storied career of Jefferson Farfán

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLERS are wondrous athletes. The sheer talent that many possess often ensures fans and media run out of superlatives to describe what they have just witnessed. However, there are fine lines…

Netherlands

No country has given more to the modern game than the Netherlands and no single city has given more than Amsterdam. Simply put, it’s a nation that has reinvented, redefined and reshaped…

Champions League Groups A-D after Tuesday’s results

Joan Gamper Trophy (CC BY 2.0) by tpower1978 Manchester City secured an entirely unexpected 3-1 victory over Spanish giants, Barcelona, on Tuesday evening, a result that prolongs the conclusion of Group C for another fortnight.…

Can a Dutch club win the Champions League again?

The goal was scrappy. Patrick Kluivert, on as a late substitute, slipped and stumbled through the penalty area before somehow stabbing the ball home. With five minutes remaining, Ajax were ahead in the…

Ruud van Nistelrooy and the art of scoring goals

“He is a great goalscorer but a poor footballer.” These were supposedly the words of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff when discussing the qualities of his compatriot Ruud van Nistelrooy. The quote is…

Ronaldo: in touching distance of being the greatest

This feature is part of The Fleeting Fraternity What is tragedy? In modern-day usage, it is defined by an event of monumental human suffering, shrouded by pathos and disaster. In dramatic arts’…