Póg Mo Goal Magazine

Greener on the other side

Home-grown managers were largely ignored in Ireland until Brian Kerr guided underage teams to Europe’s summit earning a too short-lived stay at the top of the Irish football pyramid. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 7.

From Dublin to Turin

As a new documentary charts the extraordinary career of Liam Brady, here we post our profile from Issue 6 of one of the greatest Irish players ever to play the game.

The Ascension of Messi

It was thanks to Angel Di María and his goal that Argentina and their divine superstar could finally touch glory at the Copa America. By Bruno Rodrigues from Póg Mo Goal Issue 7.

The Islander Who Sunk England

USA defeating England at the 1950 World Cup is one of football’s all-time greatest upsets but the scorer of the goal, Haitian immigrant Joe Gaetjens, would meet a tragic end in his homeland. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8.

Bora Ball

Velibor ‘Bora’ Milutonović started life fleeing the Nazis and went on to hold a record so unique, it’s unlikely to ever be broken, one that’s spread across 16 years, five World Cups, five countries and three continents. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 7, by Ryan Kilbane.

The Colour of Protest

The iconic Brazilian football shirt became a symbol in the divisive political climate and the Presidential election. Repost from Póg Mo Goal Issue 6 by Bruno Rodrigues.

The History Boys

A magical few weeks in Southeast Asia for Brian Kerr’s young Boys in Green in the late 1990s remains a defining period for Irish football. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8 by Macdara Ferris.

Pressure, Courage, and the Irish MVP

With Irish women’s football on the rise, one player has been blazing her own trail for club and country. From Póg Mo Goal Issue 8 by former Irish international Seana Cooke.

The Norse God of Ewood

From issue 8 of Póg Mo Goal. Signed to replace Damien Duff, Norwegian midfielder Morten Gamst Pederson became an unlikely star at Blackburn Rovers and lit up the Premier League.