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Predrag Mijatović: the LaLiga diaries

One of Real Madrid’s most iconic imports, Predrag Mijatović remains a shining star in a spectacular era of gifted Yugoslav footballers

Spanish football in the Franco years

With much of Spain under the oppression of General Franco, football suffered immensely as the nationalist, brutal dictator stamped his authority

The decorated, destructive and damned career of Robert Prosinečki

In February 2002, over 12,000 fans packed themselves into Fratton Park to see former Real Madrid and Barcelona maestro Robert Prosinečki score a scintillating hat-trick against Barnsley. What should have been an easy three…

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…