Billy Mehmet: The West Ham graduate and St Mirren legend who has played around the world

Billy Mehmet was part of the golden generation who came through the West Ham United academy. Whilst the forward was at the club, he played with the likes of Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand, it's no wonder it's become known as the Academy of Football. Although he may not have played …

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Q&A with former Servette forward Connor Bell

Connor Bell is currently focussed on helping his local side South Shields achieve promotion from the Northern Premier League but two seasons ago, he was playing football away from his homeland. Having spent time with Rotherham United in his youth days, Bell finished his footballing education with Wrexham before having a successful spell on loan …

Peter Ramage: From living the dream to making it happen again

By Oliver Stevenson It’s just turned 5am but already Peter Ramage is on the road. The former Newcastle, QPR, Crystal Palace and Phoenix Rising defender is now assistant manager of the USL Championship side, which is the second division in the American footballing pyramid. Peter joined the coaching staff shortly after the culmination of the …

Benjamin Agyeman-Badu: Moving abroad at 18 and experiencing cultural differences in Serbia and Slovenia

It has been less than two years since Benjamin Agyeman-Badu, also known as Ben Badu, was released by Blackpool at the age of 18. Some players may have dropped into non-league or returned to education in that time but that hasn't been the case for the young winger. He has played abroad in two different …

Noah Alexandersson: The hot prospect born in Warrington to a Swedish legend

Being the son of one of your country's most legendary footballers may come with a lot of expectation but for Noah Alexandersson, he's never wanted anything else than to follow in his father's footsteps and he is already making progress on that dream. "For as long as I can remember, becoming a professional footballer like …

Cameron Streete: Former Djurgårdens prospect looking to make his senior breakthrough in 2019

Cameron Streete comes from a talented family. His father Floyd Streete played as a defender for Cambridge United before having a spell playing in Holland. He later became a Wolverhampton Wanderers legend winning successive promotions and the Football League Trophy with the Midlands side. His half-brother Remie Streete grew up in the Newcastle United academy …

Georgeito-Silva Nunes: Crossing the border to play in Gibraltar

Gibraltar may only have a land area of just over two-and-a-half miles but there is a thriving footballing community on the British Overseas Territory. Ever since the Gibraltar Football Association was accepted as a member of UEFA in 2013, the country's domestic football has continued to improve from the increased funding clubs have received since. …

Chris Joyce: The Geordie striker who has spent 13 years in Norway

It's a rare occurrence but there are some English players who have built their entire professional careers abroad. One is Kenny Pavey. The former Millwall youngster has spent 20 years in Sweden, becoming an AIK legend. Another is Chris Joyce. He grew up in the Newcastle United academy and after a spell in the States, …

Paul Shaw: Q&A with former Arsenal, Millwall & Gillingham man on his time in Hungary and the US

Many English players go their whole careers without playing abroad and Paul Shaw thought that would be him. Having started his career at Arsenal, who he scored two Premier League goals for, the attacking midfielder would go on to make over 400 senior league appearances in England for ten different clubs including the likes of …