Tag: ronaldo

The heartbreak of Ronaldo at Internazionale

This feature is part of The Football Italia Years Ronaldo was more force of nature than footballer. He was an irrepressible dribbler, a powerful runner and an unerringly precise finisher. In Italy,…

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 World Cup Series: 2010 and 2014

As Spain shook off their demons playing a brand of football as good as anything in World Cup history in 2010, Germany emulated them with a devastating blend of power and skill…

The art and anatomy of scoring a beautiful goal

They say art is a subjective matter. What one person finds majestic another can find abhorrent. Tracey Emin’s Unmade Bed, Michelangelo’s statue of David and Banksy’s Raise the Drawbridge are all works of…

Jorge Mendes and the journey from nobody to football titan

Modern-day football us about much more than just the 90 minutes played on the pitch. The intricate complexities of the game transcend the playing surface, forming a web spun by managers, directors and…

Football and social media: The power of the internet

THERE’S NO DENYING THAT SOCIAL MEDIA has had a monumental impact on the way we live our lives. Not only are we subjected to a continual stream of news, updates and information from…

How Ronaldo and Romário became the perfect partnership

We all marvel at the skill determination and single-minded focus of individuals that achieve greatness across the sports, from Muhammed Ali to Tiger Woods and Roger Federer to Usain Bolt. Commentators and pundits today…

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’…

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…