Category: Football Players

95% of football transfers begin with ‘tapping up’

21 Sep 20

The phrase 'tapping up' is often used to describe how a football club approaches a player. The phrase is thrown around quite often and according to reports, it occurs in 95% of transfers.
What is tapping...

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Who is on the Forbes richest footballer 2020 list?

17 Sep 20

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is football's second billionaire after officially pushing his pre-tax career earnings to more than $1 billion according to financial experts Forbes. Messi is the second footballer...

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What is a Bosman Transfer and who was Jean-Marc Bosman?

13 Sep 20

You may hear football pundits use the phrase "Bosman Transfer" when talking about player moves. While it is a term that is used often, you may not realise what Bosman Transfer means or where the term comes...

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Why do footballers have financial difficulties?

8 Sep 20

Football players, especially those in the top five leagues in Europe, earn more money than ever. In the Premier League alone, players earn millions of pounds a year. The division's top-paid player, David...

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What is a football transfer?

31 Aug 20

Transfers are talked about ad nauseam in the football world and there is always speculation about players move clubs. Transfers happen every year as there are two windows that allow the major leagues around...

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Premier League’s once-youngest player: What happened to Matthew Briggs?

8 Aug 20

In May 2019, Harvey Elliott made his Premier League debut for Fulham. Elliott was just 16-years, 30-days old when he made his debut for the Cottagers. The winger completed a transfer to Liverpool shortly...

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Guillermo Varela: What happens when you defy your football club’s wishes?

5 Aug 20

Manchester United and Eintracht Frankfurt supporters may remember the name, Guillermo Varela. Others may know the name for his decision to defy his football club's wishes which ultimately got him banned...

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The world’s most expensive 17-year-old: Jude Bellingham

22 Jul 20

Borussia Dortmund paid an initial fee of £25 million to English club Birmingham City in July for highly-rated midfielder Jude Bellingham, making him the most expensive 17-year-old in world football.


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What does it mean to be the most fouled player?

10 Jul 20

With nine games left to go in the 2019-20 Premier League season, Aston Villa's Jack Grealish became the most fouled player in a single top-flight English season. The magic number of 128 broke the previous...

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Is Gianluigi Buffon the greatest goalkeeper of all-time?

6 Jul 20

Whether you talk about longevity or trophies, Gianluigi Buffon's name is near the top -- if not at the top -- of the list of the greatest goalkeepers of all-time.

Buffon is one of a small number of...

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Do you know who Premier League’s best scoring duo is?

30 Jun 20

Modern Premier League football often sees teams deploy a central striker with attacking midfielders or wingers supporting them. The scoring duo has replaced the strike partnership that used to make up...

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The EFL’s oldest players still alive and kicking

16 Jun 20

The EFL's oldest players still alive and kicking

Many of the great footballers tend to slow down when they hit 30-years old. It is an age in which many players begin to lose a step and struggle to keep...

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