Illustration: Paul Lacolley
8 May 2019
His unbelievable last-gasp goal for Carlisle United on this day 20 years ago will be remembered forever, but what happened to Glass after he saved the Cumbrians from Football League oblivion? He tells all...
Bruce Grobbelaar
13 March 2019
Bruce Grobbelaar won the lot with Liverpool, but only after fighting in the Rhodesian Bush War as a teenager. He shares his remarkable story – and how the harrowing experience helped him to stand up to King Kenny
Helmuth Duckadam
19 February 2019
The goalkeeper's career should have taken off after his heroics denied Barcelona in 1986. But with rumours lingering of a violent intervention by Romania’s communist rulers, he soon disappeared from view
5 February 2019
He may have tackled Sadio Mané, Riyad Mahrez and Mo Salah, but Zimbabwe defender Hardlife Zvirekwi’s biggest challenge has come off the pitch. Despite losing his left hand in a car crash, it hasn’t ended his career
Michael Owen 1998
15 November 2018
As Gareth Southgate’s boys have learned, returning from a World Cup having performed heroics for your country can propel a player into a new stratosphere of fame – and it’s not all fun, as Owen explains
Ryan Mason
25 September 2018
Ryan Mason was part of the same Tottenham academy generation as Harry Kane, but after representing his boyhood team and his country, his life took a different turn – one which left him lucky to be alive at all
Ronaldo redemption 2002 World Cup
8 June 2018
A seizure denied Ronaldo the 1998 World Cup winner’s medal he and many others felt he deserved. Then a string of career-threatening injuries left him facing a long and painful battle against his own body
Gennaro Gattuso
5 April 2018
He made a career from harnessing his inner rage for club and country. But, as the now-Milan manager admits, every now and then ‘the animal inside would come out’ – with dire consequences for anyone in striking distance. Team-mates included…
16 February 2018
Joe Thompson’s life and career were thrown into utter chaos after he was diagnosed with cancer twice within the space of three years. Now he's part of a Rochdale squad preparing to face Tottenham on Sunday. FourFourTwo heard his story
Tony Adams
6 February 2018
In a brutally frank account, Adams recalls his turmoil in the build-up to Euro 96, the horror of his suicidal bender after England’s exit –​ and how Paul Merson of all people helped him sober up

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