The man we talk about today goes by the name of ‘Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite’ … or simply ‘Kaka’ to his mates. I know it seems crazy to think about, but there was once a time where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t hold… Read More »When Kaka was a Ballon D’Or Winner in ’07
I might not be from Italy, but I really like A.C. Milan!
I could use a plethora of words to describe how good I think this guy was – but we’ll stick with ‘stylish’ for now. It’s clean. When it comes to the art of ‘attack stopping’, before we explore Alessandro Nesta’s approach, here’s what you should… Read More »The Artistic Defensive Style of Alessandro Nesta
I can’t lie, this one hurts me to speak about. Not because I’m a Chelsea fan (I’m not, by the way), but because I absolutely adored the legendary Ukrainian. Following on from our piece surrounding Roberto Carlos’ time with Roy Hodgson’s Inter Milan, we have… Read More »Why Andriy Shevchenko Found Life Tough at Chelsea in 2006
Nowadays, elite African players staking their claim for the big time, owe a lot of their developments to the story of the legendary Liberian. Whenever we speak of George Weah, we need to also consider the career of the man who discovered him. Though most… Read More »The Inspiring ‘Rags to Riches’ Story of George Weah
You know, sometimes football can be a bit of a reality TV show at times. Not like ‘Love Island’, I mean a properly interesting one … The tale of Kaka and Manchester City is a real convoluted one, and altogether paints the picture of where… Read More »When Kaká’s Team ‘Tricked’ Manchester City in 2009
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
When we think about the Belgian national team, currently number one in FIFA’s world rankings, we throw out names like Kevin De Bruyne, Youri Tielemans and Axel Witsel, for example. And that’s just the midfielders. Alexis Saelemaekers is now another name to add to that Red Devils midriff. The 21 year old has made just one appearance… Read More »Reasons to Get a Bit Hyped about Alexis Saelemaekers!
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
A name that most kit-men will probably curse when having to print in on the back of his jersey, press-men-and-women the world over will have this youngster’s title firmly on their printers this summer. Immediately breaking through at A.C. Milan in 2015, Gianluigi Donnarumma has… Read More »Predicting Gianluigi Donnarumma’s Next Move