‘Paris Finale 2006’ artwork by Steve Welsh, miniboro.com
‘Final Moscow 2008’ artwork by Steve Welsh, miniboro.com
Football is supposed to be fun, we stay on our feet, we’re keeping the game beautiful, goal by exquisite goal, we are Team Messi.
Photography: Johannes Simon (Getty)
“Lucky number seven” in Machu Picchu
It seems like yesterday when we launched our #WhereIsFootball project, but after two months
we’reyou’re still going strong. This photo, taken by Ian Riley Mallahan in Peru, is the 50th we’ve featured on our Instagram. The project has transformed into a truly wonderful collage of the game in so many different spheres. So if you’re kicking with your friends or backpacking through South America, keep sharing your photos and show us: Where is football?
Foto inédita del rey pele en Inglaterra, mirenla!
Pele v Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, 1962.
record de asistencia en un partido
1901 FA Cup Final Sheffield Utd v Tottenham Hotspur at Crystal Palace. Attendance 110000.
The first football game in the World to attract a six figure crowd. (via carltonbasks)
Dani alves y sus 63 asistencias.. joeputa
Dani Alves and the 63 assists.
Towards the end of this past season, there were many question marks placed around Dani Alves. Is he actually a defender? What exactly does he bring to Barça’s starting XI? Of course, Dani Alves is a fantastic talent. He has redefined the definition of a right back, and despite the ambiguity of his position he remains arguably the best right back in the world.
A new La Liga season begins in a month, but since joining Barcelona from Sevilla in 2008 he has supplied 63 assists. 63. It’s an absurd number for any professional, especially a defender. Yet here they all are in one compilation that captures such an under appreciated aspect of Dani’s game. Also, Dani Alves and the 63 assists? Not a bad band name. [posted by EB]
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Keep your eye on… Suso.
Since 2007, Spain have won the U-19 European Championship three times, clinching their third title this past weekend in a 1-0 win over Greece. While the squad was supplied with plenty of future stars, such as Deulofeu and Jesé, one player stood out: Suso. That’s his nickname, of course. His full name is Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saez de La Torre, and he plays for Liverpool.
The compilation posted above showcases highlights only from the U-19 tournament, yet it’s plain to see just how dominant he was. The spraying of 35 yard passes time and time again reminds us of Xabi Alonso, yet there’s something about his skill on the ball that also adds a hint of Juan Mata. At only 18 years old, it could still be a year or two before we see Suso regularly at Anfield. Nevertheless, he is a playmaker to keep your eye on, especially as Brendan Rogers tries to transform Liverpool into a free-flowing attacking side. [AFR Twitter/FB]