Villarreal CF, From the Academy to the European Elite

Few top-tier European clubs are based in a city as small as Villarreal CF yet few bring through as many academy graduates as the Spanish club do. Club president Fernando…

Deportivo Alavés Plans to Continue Making History

Digital and international projects are increasing revenues, while redevelopment work on their Mendizorroza stadium is expected to create new commercial spaces. Deportivo Alavés have just celebrated their centenary while in…

How Technology Can Help Injury Prevention

LaLiga’s real-time match data and analytics platform Mediacoach is now helping clubs to monitor the physical condition of their players. The data has reached such a level of accuracy that…

FIFA Changes Are Needless

From our previous issue, by Gaby McKay Football has always had a rather tenuous connection with the concept of the New Year. The practice of throwing out the old and…

Alexander Isak: 5 Things You Didn’t Know

Alexander Isak is one of the most in-form strikers in LaLiga Santander with 12 goals and two assists so far this season. Here are some facts you may not already…

USWNT: Reset 2021

From our latest issue, Sean Maslin looks at the return of the USWNT as they prepare for the year to come, particularly the summer Olympics in Tokyo. After eight long…

Dybala Woes

Paulo Dybala is in his sixth season at Juventus and if he were to leave in the summer, his time at the club would be considered a resounding success. The…

Goal Hero

Antonio Conte was desperate to land Romelu Lukaku during his time in the Chelsea dugout but the Belgian hitman opted for Manchester United in the summer of 2017. The then-Everton…

Puma Sign Raphaël Varane

Global sports company PUMA has signed a long-term partnership with Real Madrid and France national team star Raphaël Varane. As one of the fastest defenders in world football, Varane will…

Crystal Ball: North American Soccer 2021

As with any new year, 2021 seems to be bringing a bit of optimism and some predictions as well. It is the start of a new page for both the…