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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Bison
Born in the small town of Hornefors in northern Sweden, Gunnar Nordahl is one of five brothers, each of whom was a football player. They all played in the amateur…

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Golden Zlatan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (born 1981) He is one of the best strikers in Europe. In fact, Zlatan was very close to deciding the fate of the Golden Ball in his personal…

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How the clothes of footballers changed from century to century: From tunics and bast to cylinders and haute couture shirts

Since the advent of football – and this game, as we know, has a rich history – not only the sport itself has changed, but also the clothes of the athletes playing it. Perhaps by modern standards, the footballers of the past or the last century looked ridiculous. But they certainly played with no less passion than modern athletes. And dressed in what in those days was considered the most practical and fashionable. Continue reading

The story of how a soccer ball fell to Earth from space and came back

In 1986, the Challenger shuttle exploded 73 seconds after the flight began, thus ending the lives of seven members of the NASA team. The ship scattered into 14 tons of debris that could be found – they all scattered across the ocean’s water surface, and a special search team was forced to search for the remains of the crew’s bodies among them. Continue reading

Matches with sacrifices and the ball “hovering” in the air, or How different nations of different eras played football

The World Cup forced to follow this game even those who are indifferent to it at the usual time and do not understand the subtleties of the rules. What can we say about the fans who do not miss a single match of their favorite team – they now can not even think about anything else. Continue reading

The Best George Best
“Best” in English means “the best.” Many Englishmen really consider George Best to be the best player in the history of British football. He owned feints no worse than the…

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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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Brilliant years of Liverpool,
The 1970s were in English football the brilliant years of Liverpool, thanks in large part to Kevin Keegan's magnificent play. Already in 1973, the twenty-two-year-old football player for the first…

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Liverpool to bone marrow
Robert Paisley was a member of the coaching staff of Bill Shankly, in which Liverpool first returned to the top division in the 1960s, then entered the European arena for…

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