Tag: red star

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…

Gazprom, Zenit and European football

This feature is part of The Tsars of Football YOU HAVE JUST TURNED on your television to watch your favourite team play in the Champions League. Before the match start, you are…

An exclusive interview with Romanian legend Miodrag Belodedici

TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO, Red Star Belgrade won the European Cup. It was Miodrag Belodedici’s second after winning the competition with Steaua Bucharest five years previous. It hasn’t all been rosy, though. A defector,…

Red Star and the immortal triumph of 1991

AS THE IRON CURTAIN descended over Eastern Europe following the Second World War, when Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union held onto – or at the very least controlled – the land that it had…

A Tale of One City: Belgrade

This feature is part of A Tale of One City It’s March 1992, and the Marakana falls eerily silent. Sixty-thousand fans have packed into the stadium in Savski Venac, a central area of Belgrade,…

Gazprom’s colossal football empire

It was once said that of all the unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important. Today, that quote seems so antiquated. Football has transcended the boundaries of a mere sport, into…

A World of Ultras: Red Star

This feature is part of A World of Ultras Delije: a term that strikes fear across Europe and evokes all the images linked to football ultras. This is the name of Red Star…