“Just Fantastic” – Just Fontaine


Just Fontaine is a name etched in the folklore of the World Cup.  His goalscoring exploits for France in the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where he scored 13 goals in the tournament, are legendary and the record he set there has yet to be surpassed by any player since. Born in Marrakech, Morrocco in 1933, Just Fontaine made his […]

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“There’s only one Juninho!” – Juninho Pernambucano

Lyon Juninho

When discussing Lyon’s successes in the 2000s, it is difficult not to mention the talents of Brazilian midfielder Antônio Augusto Ribeiro Reis Junior, better known as Juninho Pernambucano.  The midfielder certainly played a big part in the successes of the club, participating in eight seasons with the French giants and winning the league title in seven of those seasons.  Overall […]

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Johnny Rep: Les Verts and Oranje Legend


In the midst of transfer rumours and gossip it’s too easy to get lost in the hype of players of the future. So we asked John Dobson to cast his mind back to one of the greatest players ever to grace Ligue 1. Sometimes, even seasoned football observers must look at the Dutch side of the mid- to late-seventies and […]

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