Greece, Egypt, Northern Cyprus & Jordan: The remarkable career of JJ Adjeman-Pamboe

At the age of 31, some players may be thinking it is time for a change. Maybe they will be thinking of trying something new as they head into the final years of their career. That wouldn't be possible for JJ. He's already seen the world playing football. It'd be hard to find something more …

Luc Jeggo: The former Melbourne Victory Youth captain on his adventures in Norway

Luc Jeggo was born in Austria and grew up in Australia but his English parents have provided a route into senior football which for the past three years has seen the midfielder play in Norway. "It's not the most usual combination," says Jeggo. "My parents were both born in England and eventually moved to Austria …

Paul Clowes: The former Man City man set to write history playing for Greenville Triumph

Paul Clowes spent part of 2018 regaining his fitness with a team who play in the 12th tier of English football. But they are no normal grassroots football team. Egerton FC train daily and have had the likes of Nathan Ellington, Emile Heskey and Victor Anichebe take part in sessions in the past. Earlier this …

Poland, Australia and the Philippines: The story of Ben Starosta who took on Agüero at the Under-20 World Cup

The 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup held in Canada was the making of many a future world football star. The tournament was won by Argentina who boasted the likes of Sergio Agüero, Angel Di Maria and Éver Banega. The Spain team had Gerard Piqué and Juan Mata. Brazil had Marcelo, David Luiz and Willian. And …

Alex Bruce: The Geordie striker who didn’t need college to turn pro in the US

"I was very upset because I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to just study because that doesn’t interest me at all. I only wanted to play football." The end of 2017 was a difficult time for Alex Bruce. The striker from Gateshead was used to upheaval, having spent time growing up in …

The next generation of English abroad – Shama Bako & Jubril Adedeji

I regularly post interviews with players who are already making an impact on the first team stage but what about the next generation? Are there any English players coming through at academies abroad? In fact, two youngsters did make the move abroad last autumn. The first was Jubril Adedeji. After leaving Watford last summer, the …

2017 USL Coach of the Year Mark Briggs on his time playing and coaching abroad

At just 36, Mark Briggs is young to have already achieved success in a coaching career but that is exactly what he did when he was named as the USL Coach of the Year in 2017, the award for the best manager in America's second tier. The accolade came after the former midfielder from Wolverhampton …