Category Archives: Legend in Review

Legends in Review – Dennis Bergkamp

As the English Premier League era began to flourish in the late 90s and early 2000s, one player brought continental flair and creativity like no other. Dennis Bergkamp was one of the best players in European football for a time. He had one of the best first touches the Premier League has ever seen and […]

Legends in Review – Andrea Pirlo

A player who defined the role of the deep-lying playmaker, Andrea Pirlo oozed class, elegance, and effortlessness during a career spanning 20 years. The Italian played most of his career at the top-level in Italy for both Milan teams and Juventus. He was also extremely successful on the international stage, playing a leading role for […]

Legends in Review – Luis Figo

An incredibly gifted attacker, Luis Figo epitomised football in the 90s and 2000s. The Portuguese star was the perfect attacking player, quick, intelligent and possessing the ability to play with both feet, he was unstoppable in his prime. Throughout his exceptional 20 year career, Figo won several teams and individual accolades at Barcelona, Real Madrid […]

Legends in Review – Xavi

Xavi was a player who epitomised Barcelona and Spain during his career. well-known for his possession-based playing style, Xavi was the heartbeat of both club and country for two decades. The Spanish World Cup winner also showed outstanding leadership abilities on and off the pitch. Furthermore, he displayed an immense football intelligence, rarely matched at […]

Legends in Review – Roberto Carlos

Roberto Carlos – The Early Days Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha was born in a small town near Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1973. Carlos grew up in poverty and his family worked as labourers on a nearby coffee farm. At the age of 12, Carlos himself took a job in a textiles factory to support […]

Legends in Review – Rivaldo

A true attacker, Rivaldo could do it all. Score goals, set up goals, bend in audacious free-kicks, take players on, link up the midfield and attack, the Brazilian forward was class and intelligent. Rivaldo’s esteemed playing career took place over 20 eventful years. He reached the heights of his career during a long spell with […]

Legends in Review – Thierry Henry

Scoring and scoring in style. This was Thierry Heny’s trademark for much of his career. The Frenchman was synonymous with hitting the back of the net but he didn’t just score tap ins. Blistering runs leaving the opposition in his wake, 25-yard flick ups and volleys, backheels, Henry could do it all. There was an […]

Legends in Review – Ronaldo

Brazilian icon Ronaldo was an unplayable striker at the peak of his career. He was an emphatic goalscorer and showcased incredible touch and skills, often mesmerising defenders with fancy footwork and pace. His goal scoring record at the highest levels of elite football speak for themselves and his esteemed trophy cabinet is testament to how […]

Legends in Review – Raúl

Spanish striker Raúl was one of the greatest goalscorers of his generation. He was a world-renowned poacher, often popping up in the right place at the right time during an attack to finishing with lethal consistency. The striker’s ability to find the net was unrivalled and his affinity with Real Madrid endeared him to the […]

Legends in Review – Kaká

Brazilian playmaker Kaká became one of the defining players of the noughties. His vision to pick a pass and drive the play forward for his team was unrivalled for a period and his unique style played a big role in influencing the midfielder’s role in modern European football.  The extent of Kaká’s quality led him […]

Legend in Review – Ronaldinho

A skillful, audacious footballer, Ronaldinho was a rare player who epitomised the style and flair that can’t be taught outside of the streets, beaches and Favelas of Brazil.  Ronaldinho took to the football pitch with a playful, boyish attitude, which characterised his performances on some of the greatest professional stages in world soccer. The charismatic […]