A billion-to-one anatomic anomaly added to Pavel Nedved’s legendary make-up and made him a stand-out performer for Juventus and the Czech national team.
Lou Reed Foster charts Gaizka Mendieta’s journey from Serie A outcast to Middlesbrough marvel.
Gavin White was a teenager when he first travelled to Italy to see Francesco Totti in action, having grown up mesmerised by the skills of the Serie A legend. He casts a nostalgic look back on the career of his favourite player, Il Re di Roma.
Pro Vercelli were a side that dominated Italian football from 1908 until 1922, winning an incredible seven titles across 14 years. In a guest post, as part of their Month of Calcio, The Final Third tell their story.
As the first Irish players to ply his trade in Italy, Armagh’s Paddy Sloan was a football pioneer, writes Cian Manning.
Copa90 tell the story of how Parma rose through the Italian divisions to become champions in Europe, before a spectacular crash saw them bankrupt and relegated to the amateur leagues.
After confirming his move to MLS’s New York City, Juventus release a tribute video to an icon. “Andrea Pirlo will continue his career in New York following four glorious years in the black and white stripes. Here’s our tribute to a true champion”
On January 20, 1985, Paolo Cesare Maldini made his first-team debut for AC Milan at the age of 16, coming on as a sub against Udinese. He spent his entire career – 25 seasons – at the Serie A giants before hanging up his boots in 2009 at the age of 41 as a legend of the world game. Watch the documentary Paolo Maldini – Football’s Greatest.
Nicolas Anelka really ought to think about what clubs he name-checks in his public statements. The Frenchman has revealed that Lazio, a club with their own fan problems, tried to sign him in the last few days while insisting he has done nothing wrong.
AC Milan was founded as Milan Cricket and Football Club on 16 December 1899 by English expatriates Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin.