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绝处逢生
绝处逢生
Paulinho绝处逢生

在这个时候,梅西突然径直走过来看着我说:“怎么样,到底来不来巴萨?”


Eu estava no túmulo
Eu estava no túmulo
PaulinhoEu estava no túmulo

De repente, Messi vem ao meu encontro, olha direto nos meus olhos e diz: “Então...nós vamos para o Barcelona ou não?”


I Was in the Grave
I Was in the Grave
PaulinhoI Was in the Grave

All of a sudden, Messi walks straight up to me, looks me in the eye, and says, “So … are we going to Barcelona or not?"


Piqué+ Lewandowski
Piqué+ Lewandowski
Gerard PiquéPiqué+ Lewandowski

"Every time when I’m playing for the Polish national team, the feeling I think is a little bit different." Credit: Kosmos Studios


For My Father
For My Father
David VillaFor My Father

Without him, I would never have played for Valencia, Barça or Atlético Madrid. I’d never have won the World Cup.


Para Mi Padre
Para Mi Padre
David VillaPara Mi Padre

Sin él, yo nunca hubiera jugado en el Valencia, el Barça o el Atlético de Madrid. Nunca hubiera ganado el Mundial.


Luca
Luca
A.J. DeLaGarzaLuca

“Your son is the sickest child in the entire hospital.” Those were the doctor's exact words. I broke down and cried when I heard them.


Welcome
Welcome
Fyodor SmolovWelcome

Whether you’re visiting my home country, or watching the tournament from far away, I want to say welcome to Russia.


¡Vamos México!
¡Vamos México!
Andrés Guardado¡Vamos México!

Ahora, sólo tenemos que jugar bien como equipo. Fácil. No, estoy bromeando —por supuesto que esa es siempre la parte más difícil.


To Brazil
To Brazil
TiteTo Brazil

I must start with a story about a radio. Because when I was a child, the radio was not a just a little black box. To me, it was magical.


Para o Brasil
TitePara o Brasil

Porque quando eu era criança, o rádio não era apenas uma caixa preta. Para mim, era mágica.


Champions
Champions
Julie Ertz and Zach ErtzChampions

Julie Ertz The whole world has now seen me weeping in public. Thanks, Zach. Zach Ertz I wanted to cry, too, honestly. We had just beat...

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A Long Story
A Long Story
Gerard PiquéA Long Story

I’m going to let you in on a little inside information. Everybody knows that footballers have text groups on WhatsApp. I have one just...


Why I Play for Iraq
Why I Play for Iraq
Justin MeramWhy I Play for Iraq

I was checking my Facebook page when the message popped up. “Are you Iraqi?” it read. Nothing else. To this day, I still think to...


Even God Loves Napoli
Even God Loves Napoli
Lorenzo InsigneEven God Loves Napoli

Before I begin this story, I have to start by apologizing to God. And by “God,” I mean “D10S” ... Mr. Maradona. I also want to apologize...


Zero to 100
Zero to 100
Harry KaneZero to 100

I’m really happy to have reached 100 goals in the Premier League. When Tottenham sent me out on loan for two years, there were so many...


DIY
DIY
Moya DoddDIY

The scandals and corruption we’ve seen do not represent the essence of football, or the values of the players who love this game. It’s...


Piqué+ Suárez
Piqué+ Suárez
Gerard PiquéPiqué+ Suárez

"You made your debut with the national team right before we met — when you played against me, against Spain, in the Under-20 World Cup...


Piqué+ Neymar
Piqué+ Neymar
Gerard PiquéPiqué+ Neymar

Hello, here we are. Gerard Piqué for The Players’ Tribune interviewing my great friend Ney, el amigo del “se queda.” Hahaha! How are...


The Bandit
The Bandit
Javi MartínezThe Bandit

Shortly after 2 a.m. on a balmy September night in 2012, a drunk man climbed over the fence of Athletic Club’s Lezama training center in...


Liga pra Mãe
Liga pra Mãe
Gabriel JesusLiga pra Mãe

Eu sempre fui um sonhador. Mas mesmo nos meus melhores sonhos, eu não pensei que estaria vivendo o que estou hoje.


Call Your Momma
Call Your Momma
Gabriel JesusCall Your Momma

We have an expression in Brazil, and it’s the only way to describe what happened to me. My life turned from water into wine. Five years...


Houston
Houston
Stuart HoldenHouston

Whether it was watching the news or scrolling through social media, I saw parts of my hometown completely underwater. Places like Bear...


1,834 Days
1,834 Days
Christian Pulisic1,834 Days

I knew it was over. But I still had to know. I asked one of our assistants, “What were the other scores?” You ever have a...


Merci, Montréal
Merci, Montréal
Patrice BernierMerci, Montréal

It’s hard to know exactly when my love for soccer started. I was around four or five when my father first put me into club soccer, but I...


For Toronto
For Toronto
Sebastian GiovincoFor Toronto

Call our season a comeback story, a redemption story, whatever you want. We’ve been at the top of the table all year. But we’re not...


Madrid: My Story
Madrid: My Story
Cristiano RonaldoMadrid: My Story

There is a moment with my son that I will always remember so clearly. When I think about it, I feel warm. It was the moment on the field...


Cascadian Man
Cascadian Man
Fredy MonteroCascadian Man

I will have lots of family and friends in the stands at CenturyLink Field, some in Sounders jerseys and some in Whitecaps jerseys. And...


But First We Attack
But First We Attack
MarceloBut First We Attack

Where do we begin? I want to tell you about how my grandfather changed my life. But I also want to tell you about Ronaldo. And about...


Primeiro nós atacamos
Primeiro nós atacamos
MarceloPrimeiro nós atacamos

Por onde nós começamos? Eu quero contar para você como meu avô mudou a minha vida. Mas eu também quero falar sobre o Ronaldo. E também...


The Principal
The Principal
Massimiliano AllegriThe Principal

I left Cardiff with the team and returned to Italy. The next evening, when I got home, I had to ask myself a very hard question: Is this...


Il Preside
Il Preside
Massimiliano AllegriIl Preside

Non mi definisco un manager. Mi considero un allenatore del settore giovanile. Faccio questo perché mi piace insegnare. Mi diverto e ho...


The Life of “Dadado”
The Life of “Dadado”
RonaldoThe Life of “Dadado”

Maybe, looking back, that’s what made me different from all the other kids in Brazil who wanted to be footballers. I wasn’t just...


A Vida de “Dadado”
A Vida de “Dadado”
RonaldoA Vida de “Dadado”

Olhando para trás, talvez tenha sido isso que me fez diferente dos demais garotos no Brasil que queriam ser jogadores de futebol. Eu não...


The Phone Call
The Phone Call
Claudio RanieriThe Phone Call

I know that in Nantes there are a lot of expectations, especially after all that happened at Leicester. But the stories of the two teams...


The Waves
The Waves
Harry ArterThe Waves

I went numb. I didn’t understand. Five minutes before that, everything was fine. We were about to meet our little girl. She has a name....


The Secret
The Secret
Dani AlvesThe Secret

When Barcelona made their incredible comeback against Paris St.-Germain in the Champions League, I was watching every moment from my...


For Naples
For Naples
Marek HamšíkFor Naples

I need to have more than just a paycheck and trophies. I need to feel something in my soul. Naples gave me that, and I am forever grateful.


On Rivalries
On Rivalries
Graeme SounessOn Rivalries

I first learned what a rivalry really was at White Hart Lane. Well, to be honest, I probably learned it first from the Arsenal fans...


Dreams
Dreams
Eric DierDreams

I think that’s what’s so beautiful about football — people come from all over the world and it brings them together, no matter where...


The Number 9
The Number 9
Marcus RashfordThe Number 9

It’s important that we bring pride back to our country. We know that’s what supporters have been waiting for as well.