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Grateful
Grateful
Tyler AdamsGrateful

I wrote this for my dad. For my mom. For my brothers. I wouldn’t be me without them, I owe them everything.


跨界对话
跨界对话
Stephen Curry and Neymar Jr.跨界对话

两位世界上顶尖的运动员,今年九月份,在世界上最古老的篮球场上畅谈人生,这是位于巴黎的YMCA篮球场。史蒂芬库里和内马尔,谈论他们的人生故事。


Next Up: Arthur
Arthur MeloNext Up: Arthur

Young Brazil and Barcelona midfielder, Arthur, on what it means to pull on the number 8 jersey previously worn by Andrés Iniesta.


Indocumentado
Indocumentado
Miguel AguilarIndocumentado

Soy un futbolista profesional, pero esta no es una historia deportiva. No es una “historia de éxito” ni tampoco una historia para llorar.


Undocumented
Undocumented
Miguel AguilarUndocumented

I'm a professional soccer player, but this is not a sports story. It’s not a “success” story or a sob story, either.


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...


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
Gerard PiquéPiqué+ Neymar

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


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...