Seasons watched: 2008–09 to 2010–11 (Age 18–20 seasons according to FBref)

Given how far he has fallen over the past decade, it can sometimes be forgotten how massive a star Alexandre Pato was during his formative years. The hype could be traced back to his performances in the 2006 Club…


Seasons watched: 2007–2008 to 2009–10 (Age 19–21 seasons according to FBref)

For the majority of the past 10 years, Ligue 1 has been dominated by Paris Saint-Germain. Through state-sponsorship as a form of soft power to improve its image worldwide (a trend that’s become all too familiar in football), PSG…


Seasons watched: 2006–07 to 2009–10 (Age 18–21 seasons according to FBref)

When looking back at Sergio Agüero’s brilliant career to this point, many will gravitate towards his title clinching goal for Manchester City against QPR in May 2012, and it’s easy to see why. It’s the most iconic goal in…


Seasons watched: 2006–07 to 2008–09 (Age 19–21 seasons according to FBref)

The Greatest of All Time debate is a mainstay within sporting discourse in North America, especially in basketball given how much a singular player can impact winning. It has led to many forms of analysis, both interesting and nauseating…


Seasons watched: 2004–05 to 2007–08 (Age 18–21 seasons according to FBref)

For a player who reached the heights that Wayne Rooney did, there still remains a certain degree of “what if” which surrounds him. This is largely due to him having a career arc that was slightly atypical from what…


Seasons watched: 2002–03 to 2005–06 (Age 18–21 seasons according to FBRef)

It’s been nearly ten years since Atlético Madrid hired Diego Simeone in December 2011, and in the time since they have ascended to become one of the most successful clubs in European football. With their shocking La Liga triumph…


Seasons watched: 2001–02 to 2003–04 (Age 19–21 seasons according to FBref)

The heights that Diego Maradona reached in the 1980’s were so grand that towards the end of his playing career, he joined an exclusive club of sporting figures where the media rushes to find their successor. Just in Argentina…


Seasons Watched: 1997–98 to 2001–02 (age 17–21 according to FBref)

Every few years, there seems to be a young English attacking talent who bursts onto the scene and displays the kind of potential which could see him eventually rival some of the best in Europe during his prime. As it…


Seasons Watched: 1997–98 to 1999–2000 (age 19–21 seasons according to FBref)

At his peak, Thierry Henry was one of the great footballers that we’ve seen in the 21st century, who came to symbolize the continued evolution of the modern attacker through a combination of fluid athleticism and inventiveness as an…


Seasons scouted: 1994–95 to 1997–98 (Age 18-21 seasons according to FBref)

Ajax’s 1994–95 campaign has rightfully been remembered as one of the best single seasons that a European side has ever had, going undefeated in both the Eredivisie and Champions League. While there have been a few instances of teams…

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Previously wrote about current football, now I focus on producing historical football pieces to help fill the gaps

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