Human Interest

Luis Suarez Says He Never Imagined He Would Take The #9 Spot From Messi

When Pep Guardiola moved Lionel Messi from the right wing to the middle of the park, he unleashed a monster. The fist instance of the move resulted in a 6-2 destruction of arch rivals Real Madrid. It took a bit of time for the position to become Messi’s primary one but, once it did, world-beating results followed. Have you ever heard of Lionel Messi’s 91 goal year in 2012? Yeah, that happened when he was playing striker. 

Marco Russ Was Diagnosed With A Tumor The Day Before A Match. He Still Went Out And Captained His Team.

Frankfurt captain Marco Russ has had a difficult week. On Wednesday, a routine doping test found an elevated level of the growth hormone HCG in his system, and the doctors found a tumor to be the root cause of the problem.

El Gothico Is The Goth Football Game That Unites One Strange Community

Meet El Gothico: the game, appropriately nicknamed, that is a part of a yearly Goth get together in the town of Whitby, England. It involves a team of visiting goths facing off against locals and it’s as whimsical as you imagine.

These Are The Tears Of A Coach Who Fought For What He Believed In And Lost

Let’s make one thing clear: Rayo Vallecano didn’t win a lot this year. They just weren’t good enough to do so. But, g** d*** it they tried. 

In an era when most outmatched clubs sit back and park the bus, Paco Jemez’s men attacked. When they were up against Real Madrid, they attacked. When they were up against Barcelona, they attacked. When they were up against Atletico Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, and Levante, they attacked.

Gianni Infantino Just Proved FIFA Reform Is Basically Hopeless

Gianni Infantino, we knew this would happen. We just didn't know it would be this soon. Infantino reportedly is trying to roll back some of the major reforms FIFA enacted when Infantino entered office back in February. This has reportedly caused Domenico Scala, formerly FIFA's audit and compliance chief, to resign in protest.

Lionel Messi’s Biggest Idol Just Compared Messi To Michael Jordan

Pablo Aimar is one of the greatest Argentine players of all time. The two time La Liga winner made his name at Valencia, Benfica, and River Plate with his brilliant dribbling and playmaking ability. Nicknamed El Payaso (the clown) he was idolized by children across Argentina, and one of those kids was Lionel Messi. 

Jamie Vardy: The Factory Worker Who Became The Idol Of The Premier League

The Premier League had a big surprise for fans this year. As the main attraction of English football for most of the year, Leicester City were given 5000-1 odds to win the league. Even those odds seemed to make light of their situation, but in spite of it all they became Premier League champions this week with an unlikely campaign led by a former blue collar worker.

His name is Jamie Vardy. He grew up in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in England, playing football. At 16, rejected by his hometown Sheffield United FC, he started working for a carbon fiber factory.

Even The Taliban Won’t Stand In This Boy’s Way Of Admiring Messi

Earlier this year many of us heard the heartwarming story of Murtaza Ahmadi – a 5 year old boy from Afghanistan who admires Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. When pictures of little Murtaza in his homemade Messi “jersey,” made from a blue and white striped plastic bag, went viral Messi and his team took notice. Messi autographed an actual jersey for his young fan and had it delivered to the boy in eastern Afghanistan. A touching gesture that shows the global reach of the beautiful game.

How Playing With Barcelona Changed Luis Suarez’s Life

Barcelona forward Luis Suárez surprised the world with statements he made to the European TV network Helden TV, in which he said he did not feel qualified to play for the Catalan club.

The Uruguayan is currently one of the figureheads of the FC Barcelona team. He is La Liga’s top scorer with 35 goals and joint top assistant with 14 assists, tied with his teammate Lionel Messi.

Who Are The Most Well Behaved Guys In The World Of Soccer?

The image of football players at wild parties with crazy girls is reinforced every generation. What few of us might know, however, is that this image does not fit every star player. Off the field, the nicest footballers in the world maintain lasting romances with girlfriends and wives. They form couples, even in adolescence, when they were still in youth teams. The most popular player today, Lionel Messi met his wife Antonella Roccuzzo when he was just a promising young boy from the lowland areas of Argentina.