Alex Reid is a freelance journalist and the former digital features editor at FourFourTwo. He has also written for the Guardian, talkSPORT, Boxing News and Sport magazine. Like most Londoners, he is a lifelong supporter of Aberdeen FC. He is deceptively bad in the air for a big man. He has never been a cage fighter.
Quiz Eric Cantona may have been one of the first from Le France – but plenty have followed him across the channel since…
Ballon d'Or Robert Lewandowski scored 48 goals in a season and still didn't win the Ballon d'Or - don't worry Bobby, you're in good company...
UEFA Champions League Barcelona's prodigy has done it, aged 17 years, one month and 10 days. These teenagers all netted goals in Europe’s top club competition post-1992, but how they did fare after?
Raheem Sterling The Manchester City and England star didn't deserve the animosity he received, and his new narrative sets a dangerous precedent
Premier League Look, it's the international break OK? Let’s leave our tactics board at the door and imagine a perfect actor to play every Premier League boss
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Lists Rescuing kids from stricken boats, chasing down thieves and punching gunmen – these players proved their off-pitch heroism
Premier League Frank Lampard beware: a successful playing career doesn’t always mean you can master it in charge at your old club, as these men painfully discovered
Football quiz It's the club that’s given us galacticos, record-breaking fees and a burning desire to buy your club's best player - but do you know their 50 most expensive signings?
Football quiz From Italia '90 to the Nations League 2019, these are the players who’ve scored – or missed – in a penalty shootout for England
Football quiz Every club to have taken part in the grand final of European club football’s biggest game, hailing from 13 different domestic leagues. Time to name the lot…
UEFA Champions League The single superstar has been obsessed over for too long. This terrific Champions League season is a welcome reminder that football remains the ultimate team sport
Funny We couldn’t let the final season begin without assessing the time each Prem boss would last in this vicious world, could we? Apparently not
Scottish Premiership Gazza, Larsson, Laudrup, Viduka: Scotland’s giants boasted attacking superstars... before the Premier League’s growth swallowed everything up
Lists Put your hands over your eyes - just as many fans did as they watched this hapless bunch. It's the Premier League's worst players of all time
UEFA Champions League From Italian maestros to German heavy metalists, these are the great gaffers who’ve never managed to add The Big One to their CVs. Yet...
Football quiz From the one-move record-breakers to the multiple big-club movers, more money has been spent on these 50 players than any others
Football quiz These Prem players have won more tackles than any others – including the man closing in on 1,000 successful challenges
Football quiz This January, the record transfer fee for an American player was smashed – but how well do you know the priciest footballers from around the world?
Lists France won the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid – but what about the other notable events which are already past recalling?
Football quiz These players have all hit a ton of goals across all competitions for one club. How many can you name?
Football quiz It's every nationality represented on Premier League scoresheets this season after 18 games. Can you name each country’s most prolific player?
Football quiz This season, a Manchester United midfielder became the 28th player to grab a half-century of goals and of assists in the Premier League era. How many do you know?
Premier League The modern victories that have meant the most to the top flight’s current 20 teams, from incredible fightbacks to title-deciding triumphs
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