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Last month saw the launch of FIFA 21, with the popularity of the series as strong as ever. You might think that releasing effectively the same game year after year …

Once tipped to be Brazil’s next big star, Alexandre Pato has never quite lived up to the boundless potential he showed as a teenager. The now-30-year-old looked as though he …

Sometimes, dreams do come true. Nobody knows that better than on-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo. The Nigeria international, who typically wears the number 9 shirt for his national team, …

By Tom Dean So Zlatan Ibrahimović is to reprise his role as the main man at AC Milan, having been part of the last team to stop Juventus from winning …

With a club career record of 281 goals in 567 games and 48 strikes in 80 England caps, Gary Lineker was a pure number 9. Except he didn’t really wear …

Once dubbed a “genius” by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson, Dimitar Berbatov enjoyed a fruitful career at some of Europe’s top sides, arguably playing his best football whilst in the …

Titles, trophies and personal accolades have always been the key sources of inspiration for young players all over the world, but what do you do if you simply can’t lose? …

In January, FC Barcelona shocked the football world by going into the transfer market and coming out with US Sassuolo’s Kevin-Prince Boateng – the odds you would have got on that! The …

Jermain Defoe is set to make his competitive debut for Rangers away to Kilmarnock tonight, January 23 (last Friday’s Scottish Cup game against Cowdenbeath, which should have been his first …

This is the second part in this series, the first instalment looked at Ronaldo METZ (2001-03) Having been scouted in his native Togo, Emmanuel Adebayor joined FC Metz in 1999 …

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