Lionel Messi is Quietly Have His Greatest Season Ever
Messi destroyed the record books in 2011-12, but this year he's doing more with less.
2018 Will Be the Year of Neymar
Nobody not named Messi or Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or since 2007. This could be the year that finally changes.
'Barça is More Than a Club'
As Catalonia moves toward independence, we chronicled the intersection of soccer and politics in Barcelona in words and photos.
FC Barcelona is Winning Matches and Losing its Fanbase
As Catalonia marches toward independence, supporters are identifying less and less with a club that was once closely linked with the movement.
Six-Year-Old Soccer Player Ariana Dos Santos Has Become a Viral Sensation
Videos of Ariana Dos Santos playing soccer and juggling the ball have gone viral, but the six-year-old from Missouri still believes, in her words, "Tricks don't do anything." She wants to do more.
english footballers abroad
Gary Lineker at Barcelona: When Leicester’s Favourite Son Went Overseas
Having made his name with Leicester and Everton, the mid eighties saw Gary Lineker snapped up by ‘El Tel’ at Barca. Together, they would stir a slumbering Catalan giant, and restore glory to the club once more.
the catalan legend of johan cruyff
Total Footballer, Total Rebel: Johan Cruyff and The Resurgence of Catalonian Pride
Several months on from the passing of one of the game's greatest icons, Shirsho Dasgupta examines how Johan Cruyff's upbringing in sixties Amsterdam prepared him for hero status among the Catalan people.
Barcelona (!!!) Is Complaining About Premier League Teams Spending So Much Money
This is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez and that isn't even its most expensive acquisition.
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Griffiths, Gayle and Arda Turan: Goals of the Week
Goals are football's most crucial ingredient, without which the sport would lose all flavour. Without further ado, let us behold the best goals of the past week and revel in their absolute deliciousness.
UK Sports Staff
the human condition
The Cult: Ronaldo
In his pomp, Ronaldo was a striker sent from heaven. His career took a steep downward trajectory, however, and he bowed out of football as a mortal much like the rest of us.
Lionel Messi Sentenced to 21 Months in Jail for Tax Fraud
Leo Messi was sentenced to 21 months in jail and as it turns out, that was pretty lucky.
financial irregularities in la liga
Real Madrid and Barcelona Ordered to Pay Back Millions in Illegal State Aid
Spain’s two biggest clubs have been told to repay considerable sums to the Spanish government, as have Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche and Hercules.
UK Sports Staff