1. FC Barcelona: In-Depth Analysis of Barca's Season So Far

    After 10 league matches, two Super Cup matches, one Copa Del Rey match and four Champions League matches, it's time to analyse Barcelona's performance so far this season and also to predict what the rest of the season may bring...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,230 reads 35 comments

  2. World Football: The 11 Most Successful European Clubs in History

    The following is a ranking of the 11 most successful European clubs in history. The criterion is quite simple and couldn't be any more objective: number of (official) trophies won...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 161,025 reads 70 comments

  3. Filippo Inzaghi: The Most Special 37-Year-Old Player in the World

    Filippo Inzaghi is perhaps one of the most underrated players in football history. At 37, the Italian legend is still up to his usual tricks, proving his goalscoring credentials at every occasion...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,103 reads 35 comments

  4. Andrés Iniesta: The Best Football Player in the World?

    When one thinks of Andrés Iniesta, two specific moments come to mind: his epic goal at Stamford Bridge and his equally epic World Cup-winning goal earlier this year in South Africa...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 2,844 reads 148 comments

  5. The Slaughter of Innocents: Barcelona Anihilates Sevilla 5-0

    What a glorious display of football! Barcelona had their best performance of the season, an evening reminiscent of the glorious 2008/2009 season, and they completely destroyed Sevilla ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about over 3 years ago 995 reads 40 comments

  6. Why Barcelona's Pep Guardiola Is One of the World's Best: A Tale of Two Coaches

    One has been a manager for 30 years. The other has been a manager for two years. The one with the 30-year career has won very little. The one with the 2-year career has won everything...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 2,665 reads 230 comments

  7. FC Barcelona: Ranking the Top 5 Managers In the Club's History

    Barcelona are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in history, and they have had some great managers throughout their history. Unfortunately, a Top Five compilation makes it difficult to include them all...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 3,850 reads 67 comments

  8. Sergi Samper: Arsène Wenger Trying To Steal Another Barcelona Youth Player

    This is not exactly breaking news, but Mr. Wenger is reportedly planning to steal another Barcelona youth product in January: Sergi Samper, a 15 year old hailed by some as the "new Xavi...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 6,065 reads 416 comments

  9. La Liga: Leo Messi Scores a Brace and Barcelona Keep Their Perfect Away Record

    Today's victory over Saragoza marked Barcelona's best away start in La Liga ever. After beating Racing (0-3) and winning in the Calderón (1-2) and San Mamés (1-3) , Guardiola’s ...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,181 reads 58 comments

  10. The Return Of the King: Lionel Messi Leads Barcelona to Victory Over Copenhagen

    The best player on the planet is up to his usual tricks again. Today, against a very worthy Danish side, the Argentinian genius scored twice and inspired Barcelona to a very difficult 2-0 win...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,044 reads 38 comments

  11. World Football: Top 11 Current Club Teams in the World

    The following are, in my opinion, the current 11 strongest club teams in European football, based on squad quality, current form and recent results. I hope you enjoy...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 14,043 reads 117 comments

  12. La Liga: Barcelona Grind Out 2-1 Comeback Win Over Valencia

    After a two week break in the league, Barcelona hosted the league leaders Valencia in an absolutely must-win match. A defeat would have been a serious blow to Barcelona's title hopes...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 640 reads 24 comments

  13. FC Barcelona: Ranking the Seven Best Individual Performances of the Past Decade

    FC Barcelona are one of the biggest, most popular clubs in the world, and it's no surprise that some of the finest players on the planet have played for this great club over the past decade...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 9,181 reads 71 comments

  14. World Football: The Current Best 11 Wingers in the World

    The past two recipients of the FIFA Player of the Year Award, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, are both wingers, which shows just how skillful today's wingers are...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 820 reads 190 comments

  15. FC Barcelona: Rating the Players' Performances So Far This Season

    Due to the Euro 2010 qualifers, we're now in the middle of a two-week break in club football and it's time to analyse how Barcelona players have been performing so far and to predict the rest of the season...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 5,142 reads 61 comments

  16. Victor Valdés: The Unsung Hero of FC Barcelona

    When trying to explain Barcelona's tremendous success over the past two seasons, most pundits immediately refer to the likes of Messi, Xavi, Iniesta or even Puyol and Piqué...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 810 reads 10 comments

  17. World Football's Current 11 Best Centre/Attacking Midfielders in the World

    When Spain won the World Cup earlier in the summer, the brightest stars weren't the forwards, but the midfielders: Xavi and Andres Iniesta (who scored the decisive goal). This shows how important midfielders are...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 27,304 reads 219 comments

  18. La Liga: Xavi-Less Barcelona Struggle at Home Again and Draw 1-1 with Mallorca

    In the most surprising result of the weekend in Spain, Barcelona, without their leader Xavi and David Villa, were held to a 1-1 draw by Michael Laudrup's Mallorca...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 721 reads 52 comments

  19. Chelsea Bounce Back from City Defeat and Firmly Lead the EPL

    Despite a very unconvincing performance, Chelsea managed to beat their North London rivals 2-0 and now hold a four point lead over Manchester City and five over Manchester United, their rivals in the title race...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 573 reads 55 comments

  20. FC Barcelona: Team of the Decade

    Despite a shaky start, the first decade of the noughties was a very successful decade for Barcelona. They won four Spanish Leagues, two Champions Leagues and, in 2009, they become the first club in history to win the sextuple...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 11,238 reads 68 comments

  21. Premier League Title Race: Chelsea, Manchester United...and Manchester City?

    For the past few seasons, the Premier League has basically been a two-horse race between Chelsea and Manchester United. In fact, in the past six editions, the two giants split the glory with three titles each...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 602 reads 40 comments

  22. Déjà-Vu All Over Again: Rubin Kazan Stop The Barcelona Juggernaut

    The curse continues! Barcelona was yet again unable to beat Rubin Kazan , despite completely dominating possession (75 percent) and creating (and missing) countless chances...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 481 reads 17 comments

  23. World Football: The Current Best 11 Defenders In The World

    When people think of the best players in the world, forwards and midfielders always come to mind. This can considered quite natural, but it is undoubtedly a little unfair for defenders; everyone knows that a good defense is fundamental for success...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 11,485 reads 179 comments

  24. UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona Seeking Revenge Against Rubin Kazan

    Since Guardiola became manager, there's only been one team that Barcelona faced and were unable to beat: Rubin Kazan...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 1,150 reads 45 comments

  25. La Liga: Barcelona Win at Bilbao Despite Wasteful Performance; Villa Sent Off

    Despite another shaky performance, heavy rain and a tough opponent, Barcelona managed to win 3-1 at San Mamés, thanks to three goals from the midfielders: Seydou Keita, Xavi Hernandez and the in-form Sergio Busquets...

    Manuel Traquete Written by Manuel Traquete about almost 4 years ago 940 reads 30 comments