Category Archives: Players

Adriano: A story of what might have been

Not the look of a man who once terrified defenders all around Europe.

Not the look of a man who once terrified defenders all around Europe.

2005 Confederations Cup final: Brazil 4-1 Argentina. The Brazilians battered their rivals and looked a simply unstoppable force on their way to retaining the World Cup in Germany in a year’s time. Adriano scored a brace in the final, taking his tournament tally to five on his way to the Golden Shoe as top goalscorer and Golden Ball as best player. The 24-year-old had the world at his feet. Continue reading

Guti: The forgotten Madrid legend

Guti Football Nostalgia

“Why wouldn’t anybody trust me?”

Until recently we’d forgotten about Guti. Hard to imagine you could forget someone who played over 500 times for Real Madrid, but forget him we did. Perhaps that’s because despite winning three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles with Madrid, Guti never really realised his potential. Continue reading