It doesn’t help that there’s more than one ‘Juninho’ in the world … or that their second name begins with a ‘P’! Very confusing … Unfortunately for some I will not be chatting about the magical maestro who played for Middlesbrough during the mid-to-late nineties.… Read More »Juninho Pernambucano: Free-Kicks Personified!
Primera Ultra is the ultimate place for us all to celebrate South American ‘futebol‘ culture. The players, the teams, the football itself – just everything!
Pele’s 1000th goal. Maradona’s first Copa America. Messi’s only World Cup final. The Maracanã Stadium has been the host of history since its creation. We all want to be back. Sitting in your favourite stand, eating your favourite pie. The cathartic release of pointlessly screaming at… Read More »The Traumatic Beginnings of the Maracanã (1950)
Despite the odd scandal, a broken leg and no shortage of bust-ups, Ever Banega endeared himself to millions worldwide. Personally, and as a lifelong Preston North End fan who has grown up on the fringes of London, my self-professed ‘love’ for the Argentine has raised… Read More »Ever Banega: A Mini Maestro Many Loved to Hate!
Things could have been very different in the world of Martin Palermo. But ‘destiny’ is a funny ol’ thing in football, isn’t it! You know, there is a certain romanticism attached to great South American strikers. Players such as Ronaldo Nazario, Sergio Aguero and Carlos… Read More »Martin Palermo: Destined to be a Boca Juniors Legend (1997-2001 & 2004-11)!
If you don’t know much about this, let’s just say that Carlos Tevez’ earlier life wasn’t all too kind to him to say the least. Now available on Netflix across their global audience, is the turbulent tale of Carlos Tevez’ early footballing life. In this… Read More »Apache: The Early Life of Carlos Tevez
Born in an underprivileged community on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, there was very little to get excited about in the young life of Diego Maradona. He was the first son of 4 daughters before becoming the elder to two younger brothers not too long… Read More »An Ultra United Tribute to 🇦🇷 Diego Armando Maradona 🙌🏽