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.
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.
Which is pretty rich from a club that paid €81 million for Luis Suarez.
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.
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.
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.
For much of his illustrious career, Rivaldo deserved even more than he ultimately received. But this was inevitable: there is always a price when you do things your own way.
Matt Le Tissier, a Guernsey-born John the Baptist to Xavi’s impressionable young Christ
An icon with both Ajax and Barcelona, Cruyff was the posterboy of the ‘Total Football’ generation and widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time
VICE Sports sat down with Barcelona striker Neymar to discuss the Brazilian style of play and his future hopes on the pitch.
Every football team in the world claims to invest in youth development. Who actually does it?
Like, objectively the best goal in the history of existence.