Herbert Champan was one of the inventors of the modern game and it is largely due to him that football got to witness the likes of Matt Busby and Bill Shakly.
Today we look back at two football tours, during two wars and two legends who rose from it.
Out of all the World Cups Germany has won, none is more fondly remembered than the 1954 title. And with good reason.
TheHardTackle looks back at the team to have won the first treble of world football
When one talks of Dutch football in the early 70's, many people unleash a sonnet, announcing the perfection and innovation and dominance of Ajax, Rinus Michels and Johan Cruyff. Most people would dismiss of it as an 'April Fool's Day joke' , when they are told that the first Dutch team to win the European Cup is surprisingly, not Ajax - which is a very common and very wide misconception. It was actually the club Ajax would've liked least to have taken this honour, their fiercest rivals in an enmity that runs deep into both clubs' history and has taken root in the very identity of both cities: Feyenoord Rotterdam.
Ricardo Bochini, a name that may not sound familiar to a football enthusiast from Europe or Asia, is one of the most hailed footballers in South America and particularly, Argentina.
TheHardTackle rewinds memory back to the 40's and casts a look at the often under-appreciated Argentinian football.
The mass brawl, that guiltiest of guilty pleasures, has its merits and deserves to be included in modern football.
Today we look back at a footballer who rose above racism and oppression to attain legendary status in Uruguay — Isabelino Gradin.
This is a story of how an amateur team made up of coal mine workers became the first ever "World Champions".