The first of the "flying Dutch"
Holland - one of the oldest "football" countries in Europe. The National Football Association was founded here in 1899. Date of birth of the famous Amsterdam club Ajax - 1900.…

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Football commercialization
Initially, football was designed more for that. to become a form of free pastime, rather than a professional occupation. The young people who founded the English Football Association did not…

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Football match in the “city of the dead”: how besieged Leningrad proved to be alive
In St. Petersburg there is a monument about which not everyone knows - a monument in memory of the football players of besieged Leningrad. The legendary football match, which took…

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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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The pearl of Mozambique – the hero of Portugal

The world knows the great football player only as Eusebio, but his full name is three times longer. When he was just starting to play, it never occurred to anyone to dignify the semi-literate Negro boy Eusebio and Silva Ferreira, all the more so as he began in the distant African wilderness. And since he broke into a very young football in great football, it was just Eusebio who remained for everyone. Continue reading

Eternal record holder

In the late 1950s, Juste Fontaine was a great pair of strikers with Raymond Kopa. Together they played in the French team and in the club “Reims”. Kopa built more, prepared attacks, and Fontaine scored, and very many. He knew how to be exactly where Kopa gave an unexpected pass for everyone, and knew how to use the slightest opportunity to deliver an accurate strike. Continue reading

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Jamie Vardy. From amator to the star of the Premier League: what next? Sensation from Lester
Jamie Vardy quite normally took the news that he did not hit the short list of applicants for the title of Personality of the Year from BBC Sports (despite the…

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Truth and fiction about the "death match" - the football battle of Soviet athletes and Nazi gunners
The Great Patriotic War is remembered by many grand battles in which Soviet soldiers defended the independence of their homeland. But in the history of the confrontations of the USSR…

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The pearl of Mozambique - the hero of Portugal
The world knows the great football player only as Eusebio, but his full name is three times longer. When he was just starting to play, it never occurred to anyone…

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The crystal genius of the Munich Bundesmachine
Very soon, on January 23, 2015, one of the greatest masters of dribbling and technology in modern football, and we are talking about midfielder Bayern Munich Arjene Robben, will turn…

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