There are players that are respected for their skill, commitment and hard work. There are players that are loved for their talent, artistry and skill. Then there is Günter Netzer. There is a sense that the cultural change of late sixties early seventies produced some of the greatest flair players football has seen. The freedom to […]
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The focus turns to Nigeria for the latest instalment of Alan Robins’ World Cup legends series.
Algeria’s Lakhdar Belloumi is the latest legend to be featured in Alan Robins’ series.
‘Don Gol’ – Jorge Errol Daniels Hibbert, was born May 1944 in Guácimo in the Limón Province of Costa Rica. Educated at Saint Francis College he was noted for his footballing ability, until in 1962 at the age of 18 he signed for Liga Deportiva Alajuelense alongside his brother Floyd. Initially in The Manudos youth […]
Dale O’Donnell discusses Luis Suarez’s latest biting incident and the impact that it has on Liverpool and criticizes those defending him.
Juan Alberto Schiaffino Villano, commonly known as ‘Pepe’ was born on the 28th Jul 1925 in Montevideo. Growing up, Pepe would play football in the parks of Pocitos before joining the youth team of local neighbourhood team Palermo. Moves to Olympia and Nacional followed before at 18 years of age his brother – Raul – […]
Alan Robins turns his attention to Iran and a player who netted them for them at the World Cup in 1998.
Armando Picchi is the latest player to feature in Alan Robins’ legends series.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, who didn’t enjoy the best of World Cup debuts, have produced some great players through the years.
Cabeza Mágica of Ecuador is the latest player to be profiled by Alan Robins.