Second season syndrome? Forget it. In the 12 months since we last spoke, Dele Alli has gone from England’s hottest prospect to the most talked about young player in the world. The only thing that can stop him now – someone chewing up all his football boots
They Used To Call Me The Kicking Machine Yes , Really!
Argentina vs England at France 98, Di Canio’s infamous shove, Wenger’s revolution, the rise of Simeone... like a fighty, footballing Forrest Gump, Nelson Vivas has been history’s witness
Sun Shiiiiiiiiiiiine !
He’s a big fan of Oasis, learnt English watching Corrie and even enjoys the rain. It’s clear Pablo Zabaleta loves life in his adopted city – Blackpool Illuminations on the other hand...
How Is This Club Able To Compete With Real Madrid , Juventus And PSG?
Uruguayan second-tier side Deportivo Maldonado average crowds of less than 350 but are vying for the hottest South American starlets with the world’s richest football clubs. How? FFT investigates…
Hal Robson-kanu Sends Belgium For A Hot Dog
The highlight of Wales’ wondrous Euro 2016 was their cult hero flummoxing three Belgians to secure a semi-final spot. FFT meets up with our Goal of the Year winner.
So You Want Some Bubbles,eh…?
Refusing to let his dreams fade and die, Michail Antonio has seldom had more to smile about. The West Ham hero and FFT’s Breakthrough Man of the Year reveals his route to the top.
Idealist Pioneer Rebel
Few people knew the great Johan Cruyff as well as Jaap de Groot, the man who not only ghostwrote the Dutch legend’s weekly column for newspaper De Telegraaf and his 2016 autobiography, My Turn, but was his close friend for 30 years. He reveals Cruyff’s final months to FFT.
Our Man Of The Year Will See You Now
Champions League and European Championship medals in the bag make 2016 Cristiano Ronaldo’s most fruitful year to date. Next up, he says, is a plan to conquer Hollywood...
They're All Just Headphones!
Chris Waddle's rant was not a lonely one. Today's footballers are aided by an army of player liaison officers, sports scientists and psychologists, with tech on top. Do they have the stomach for a scrap?
And You Thought MLS Fans Didn't Care
Eurosnobs give MLS a bad rap, but keep your opinions to yourself when Seattle and Toronto fans are about.
It's been a while since the Gunners had a man who could mix it in midfield and have a pop from distance. Strap in... Granit's here.
What Do You Reckan, Mesut... Fancy Winning The League?
Arsenal have waited 13 long years for a Premier League title, but if anyone can end that barren run, it’s their telepathic twosome. But are Ozil & Sanchez really the new Bergkamp & Wright?