Usually, we’d talk about this type of ‘telepathy’ between players who are stationed closer together on the pitch, so these two really are in a class of their own. Best known for their exploits at international level, the relationship between Pelé and Carlos Alberto really… Read More »The Unique Understanding Between Pelé and Carlos Alberto
The great game of football can teach us things beyond the realms of the sport. From racial issues, to diversity and homophobia … we explore more!
Of all the players I was fortunate enough to watch in the ‘foreign’ leagues, it’s clear that ‘The Emperor’ ranks as one of the best I’d ever gotten to see. Able to do pretty much anything you’d require from a top striker, Adriano was the… Read More »The Heartbreaking Reality of Adriano’s Career
Yes, I know his name has been used as a pseudonym for a few bands in the past, but for us, this title belongs to one heck of a striker from the English First Division period. To fans of Watford all over … Watford, Luther… Read More »Clearing Up Luther Blissett’s A.C. Milan Myth from 1983!
What do you get for a man who has everything? Something which can’t be bought. A quick glance at Rivaldo’s CV reveals a stack of papers awash with some of the best experiences one could wish to have in their football career. Where, though some… Read More »A Wholesome End to Rivaldo’s Great Career in 2015
Sometimes, this beautiful game of football provides a story which teaches us something which breaks the confines of the sport. And one of those is the concept of a personal injury crisis. As Fabio Aurelio knows well, an injury can have a truly debilitating effect… Read More »Fábio Aurélio & His Tough Valencia Learning Curve in ’04
The life of a Three Lions supporter hasn’t been the easiest since the famous World Cup triumph of 1966, but certain things need to be said following this summer’s European Championship campaign. Ever since a somewhat surprising World Cup semi-final outing in 2018, England fans… Read More »An Open, Honest Letter to England Fans …
It seems quite apt that, this Father’s Day, we remember one of the game’s most familial figures from the hot seat. There are very few people I get wistful and misty-eyed about, but Sir Bobby Robson is definitely one of them. Not just for his… Read More »An Ultra United Tribute to the Great Sir Bobby Robson
Football was certainly very different ‘back in the day’ and it took some pioneering figures to change the view of the game from an outsiders’ POV. All things considered, Sir Matt Busby must go down as one of the most pivotal figures in the history… Read More »Sir Matt Busby’s Beautiful Attacking Football Mantra
The history of American soccer is one that we will go into in a lot more detail soon, as this story dovetails nicely into its introduction in the ’70s. As his name would suggest to the untrained eye, George Best was easily one of the… Read More »Remembering George Best’s Los Angeles Retreat in 1976
We usually brag about how positive we are here at Ultra United, but it’s similarly important to highlight issues like these for players where history seems to relentlessly repeat itself … Right now, stop what you’re doing and answer this: do you remember how good… Read More »The Unfortunate Development of Alexandre Pato