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In 2003, the leadership of the Tuttosport publication had the idea to establish an award for the best young footballer in Europe, which will be awarded annually. In order to win it, a player must meet only two basic criteria – not to be over 21 and compete in one of the top divisions of the European championships. Being talented and standing out from the background of your peers is a matter of course for winning the Golden Boy. Continue reading
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most important millionaires in the country. Argentina, England, Croatia and other top teams will soon arrive there, and then one of the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup will take place. At the same time, clubs are regularly buried here: an outrageous project with the first legionnaires in Russia, and a team full of aging stars, and a lamp team named after the region. Alexander Plekhanov went to Nizhny Novgorod and figured out why such a fragile region has such a fragile football.
“Do you know what“ Russian roulette ”is? This is when you are given the task of taking the sixth place, and otherwise you threaten to disperse the whole team, ”said Valery Ovchinnikov about the goals of the Nizhny Novgorod Lokomotiv. He was engaged in the team from 1989 to 2002 – at first he only coached, and then became the club president. Continue reading
“Such a life. It’s just me, ”Marco Arnautovich said with a helpless gesture when he crashed a club car two days after receiving it. In “Twente” they understood what they were going for: in 2006 a great talent appeared in the team, but with an unstable mentality, a difficult character and a reputation as a bully.
The Austrian practically grew up on the street where his friends looted houses and shops, and then went to prison. Marco recalled that time like this: “We specifically looked at people in the eye to provoke fights, although I was not some kind of gangster and did not kill anyone.” Street education Arnautovich moved to football.
Even before moving to Holland, Marco roared in his native Vienna, where he replaced more than one team. Continue reading