Bruno Guimarães shares his story: “I really took ‘the long way’ to this moment, but I think that maybe I appreciate it more because of all the setbacks.”
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My heart jumps every time I hear my name read out on the team sheet with all those big names.
Jacob Ramsey on playing for Aston Villa: “I’m so lucky to wake up every morning and go train and play for Aston Villa.”
Antontion Rüdiger pens a goodbye to Chelsea.
Allow Granit Xhaka to set the record straight: “I lived through that nightmare once. I don’t ever want to do it again.”
In about five years I had gone from selling cigarettes in the streets of Abidjan to playing for the biggest club in the world.
Sometimes the best dreams aren’t yours — they’re the ones someone else tells you you can achieve. Let me tell you about my hero.
When people ask me about the estates in South London, I tell them about the cages. And I tell them that South London is where warriors come from.
For me, football is the only thing more inspiring than the cinema. You wake up in the morning, and the magic was all real. You actually knocked down Drago.
Rome. London. Paris. Rome again. Istanbul. And now Madrid. These are the places we will remember for the rest of our lives.
If I could tell you one secret about my life, this would be it. Anyone can be happy — anyone can love this game.
I am a brutally honest person. So I will let you in on a little secret.
Let Patrice Evra tell you a story about a train, an angel and three nuns and how they changed his life.
I missed France’s World Cup win in ’98. And didn’t make the team for 2018. But the next time France makes a World Cup final, I’ll be there.
Je dois commencer avec une histoire un peu gênante.
And I looked over at Pogs like, Oh my gosh, if the gaffer actually puts me in, I might wet meself.
To leave everything behind that I had in Mainz, that was quite tough. When I cleared my apartment, it felt like someone ripped my heart out of my chest.
Yes, I did play professional football, and had a fantastic career, but before I got to Crystal Palace, I had failed everywhere else. Everywhere.
Eric Cantona pens an open letter to the world of football.
"""We were a generation of kids with simple dreams. We just wanted to play football in peace."" This is Edin Džeko's story."
If you grew up the same way I grew up, don’t listen to what certain tabloids want to tell you.