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13 July 2017
From German Kevins to the six hundred Brazilians called Lineker: the bizarre history of football-inspired names
Can a moniker make or break a career? How did Mighty Mouse become the father of all German Kevins?
uncovers the game’s bizarre and at times baffling nomenclature
4 May 2017
New South Africa boss will not be Mancini, Trapattoni or Matthaus
A host of high-profile names were said to have applied for the South Africa job, but all have been snubbed as Stuart Baxter has returned.
15 April 2017
'Easy' Bundesliga has made Bayern soft in Europe, claims Matthaus
Bayern Munich's Bundesliga domination has made them a soft touch in the Champions League, according to club legend Lothar Matthaus.
22 March 2017
11 forgotten international stars who shone after returning from the abyss
As Jermain Defoe is welcomed back into the England squad over three years on since his last cap,
looks at the players who made an impact after a spell in the international wilderness
16 March 2017
Thiago is like Maradona - Matthaus
Lothar Matthaus feels Thiago Alcantara is a bit like Diego Maradona following his superb performances for Bayern Munich.
21 February 2017
Matthaus encourages Gotze to stay at Dortmund
While Mario Gotze has struggled on his return to Borussia Dortmund, Lothar Matthaus does not believe another move is the answer.
17 February 2017
Mancini, Trapattoni, Matthaus apply for South Africa job
South Africa have named Roberto Mancini, Giovanni Trapattoni and Lothar Matthaus as applicants for the position of manager.
15 February 2017
6 of the dirtiest games in European Cup history
Adding a spicy cross-continental element to top-level football was always likely to create fireworks
7 February 2017
Lahm on par with Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller - Scholl
Mehmet Scholl has hailed Philipp Lahm in the wake of the Bayern Munich captain's decision to retire come June.
30 January 2017
Rest Muller for Confederations Cup, Matthaus tells Low
Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus expects Joachim Low not to take Thomas Muller to the Confederations Cup in Russia.
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