Category: Football Players

Lionel Messi contract: Breaking down Messi’s insane Barcelona wages

8 Feb 21

Lionel Messi has made headlines since breaking into the Barcelona first-team over a decade ago. More recently, he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. His Barcelona contract was recently released...

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The most expensive January transfers of all-time

30 Jan 21

The January transfer window closes next week and clubs around Europe -- and most of the world -- are currently hunting down new players. The winter transfer window is usually less busy than the summer...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes football’s all-time leading scorer

23 Jan 21

The debate over which footballer is better -- Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo -- will rage on for years to come. Fans of Ronaldo now have one major state to throw out when claiming the Portuguese legend...

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Which countries export the most footballers?

17 Jan 21

Watch any of the top football leagues around the globe and you are bound to see players countries from all corners of the world. In 2020, the CIES Football Observatory analysed the numbers of foreign players...

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Football superstitions: Bobby Moore’s shorts

12 Jan 21

Footballers and athletes of all kinds work hard to keep bad luck away. In the seminal autobiography written by former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden, he wrote of the habits and superstitions...

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Did you know Diego Maradona nearly missed the 1986 World Cup?

22 Dec 20

Diego Maradona is famous (or infamous) for winning the 1986 World Cup with Argentina. Maradona captained Argentina to World Cup glorying, but what you may not know is that he nearly missed the tournament....

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What is the deep-lying playmaker position in football?

12 Dec 20

The No. 10 gets all of the headlines in football with their ability to create goals and score them. However, there is another position on the football pitch that creates goals from a central area and is...

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What is the attacking midfielder position in football?

1 Dec 20

The attacking midfielder position in football may be more commonly referred to as the No. 10 position. It is a position that links the midfield with the forwards, creating goalscoring opportunities for...

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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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