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 ai??i?? Isabelino Gradin.
This is a story of how an amateur team made up of coal mine workers became the first ever "World Champions".
During the Nazi occupation of Ukraine, Kyiv witnessed the birth and death of one of the most valiant football sides ever, FC Start. Here is their story
Helmuth Duckadam has lost more in life than he has received or deserved for his heroics against Barcelona at Seville. We unravel the mysteries surround this legendary Steaua Bucharest goalkeeper.
Today we take a look at a national team which doesn't exist any more. All that is left is a German football club which has won the French domestic league.
Today we look back on one of the most significant matches in football history. A match which changed Germany and Hungary forever. The miracle of Bern.