The Five Young Stars Whose Careers Are Stalling This Season

Football is rich with tales of prodigious young players who burst onto the scene and announce themselves as the next big thing, only to slide rapidly into obscurity and mediocrity; burning brightly before quickly fading away. Whether it’s down to an inability to handle pressure, the dreaded ‘second season syndrome’ or early burnout, young players[…]

Analysing Inter Milan’s Great Summer Of Transfers

It’s been a summer of change like no other for Internazionale. There has been a change of ownership, with the Suning Group from China purchasing a controlling stake in the club. Then there was a somewhat unexpected change of manager, with Roberto Mancini parting ways with the Nerazzurri less than three weeks before the start[…]

6 Potential Copa América Breakout Stars

The Copa América is now held every four years and the last edition was in 2015, where Chile won their first title after defeating Argentina in the final on a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.  Even though the Copa América is usually held every four years, we have an additional tournament in 2016, the Copa América Centenario, as part of the competition’s[…]

Profiling Gabriel Jesus – The New Ronaldo?

It’s a long shot, but in Brazil this is his nickname: this youngster is known as “Fenomeno do Palmeiras” or “Novo Fenomeno”. He plays for Palmeiras, the “Italian” Brazilian team who are the latest team to win the Brazilian cup. We won’t draw a comparison between Luis Nazario da Lima Ronaldo and Gabriel Fernando de[…]

Profiling Gabriel Barbosa, The Next Santos Star?

Of all the teams in Sao Paulo (Brazil) there’s a team where stars never stop shining: Santos FC. From Pelè to Neymar, the next young Brazilian talent from the Peixe (“fish” in English, because Santos is the only club next to the sea out of the 4 major clubs in Sao Paulo) could be Gabriel[…]