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Portrait of an iconic manager – Udo Lattek

Udo Lattek is ranked amongst the greatest managers in world football, and for good reason. The German had a knack of winning trophies and he went on to collect 14 of them before retiring from football management. Lattek’s playing career wasn’t much to write about, but he achieved tremendous success as a manager. His first assignment was an assistant to ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Ousmane Dembele

In the 2016 summer transfer window Borussia Dortmund acquired the services of Ousmane Dembele after signing him on a five-year contract from French club Rennes. The youngster was much in demand and was also linked with a move to the English Premier League giants Liverpool, but the Black and Yellows were able to take him away to Germany. And the ...

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5 Unexpected Summer Transfers of 2016

Joe Hart (Manchester City to Torino) Any managerial change leads to upheavals, but Joe Hart probably didn’t see the sudden change of fortune that was to come his way after the appointment of Pep Guardiola at the helm of Manchester City. The long-serving Citizens’ custodian and a crowd favourite became a pariah and it was quickly made clear to him ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Ottmar Hitzfeld

Ottmar Hitzfeld is regarded as one of the greatest managers in the history of Bayern Munich as well as the greatest to have graced the German football. And rightly so. The German began his playing career with Swiss outfit FC Basel in 1971 and went on to feature in 92 league games for the club, scoring 66 goals as a ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic is the fourth youngest player to score in the Bundesliga history, and the youngest non-German to achieve the feat. He came on as a second half substitute on 30th January against Ingolstdt to become the eighth youngest debutante in the Bundesliga history. In March this year, he became the youngest ever player to represent the United States of ...

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Top 5 youngest debutants across top 5 European leagues

Mathew Briggs, who started his career at Fulham of the Premier League, and now plays as a full-back at Colchester United in the third division of the English league, remains the youngest Premier League debutant when he replaced Moritz Volz after 77 minutes in a fixture against Middlesbrough in May 2007 in what was a 3-1 defeat for the Londoners. ...

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Mathias Sammer’s Contributions To Borussia Dortmund

Matthias Sammer’s father, Klaus Sammer was a mainstay in Dynamo Dresden’s midfield for over a decade, in the process making 17 appearances for East Germany prior to Germany’s unification. It was only plausible that the young Sammer would follow his father’s lead in the beautiful game. Born in 1967, Sammer made his first team debut for Dynamo Dresden in 1985 ...

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