Author: Jordan Florit

How Darwin Machís Became The Standout Player For Venezuela And Granada

How Darwin Machís Became The Standout Player For Venezuela And Granada

By Jordan Florit. Can a player have a breakthrough year at the age of 27, amid a worldwide pandemic and after five loans in six years? And can they [...]
How James Ward-Prowse Became More Than A Set Piece Specialist Under Ralph Hasenhüttl

How James Ward-Prowse Became More Than A Set Piece Specialist Under Ralph Hasenhüttl

By Jordan Florit. On 25 October 2011, a 16-year-old James Ward-Prowse made his Southampton debut. A little over nine years later, he has played und [...]
“Everything Happens For A Reason”: The International Goalkeeper In The Spanish Third Tier

“Everything Happens For A Reason”: The International Goalkeeper In The Spanish Third Tier

By Jordan Florit. Earlier this year as her 30th birthday approached, Andrea Tovar had achieved all but one dream of any little girl who hopes to on [...]
Floods, Faith, And Football: Yerliane Moreno’s Journey From The Brink To Spain’s Top Flight

Floods, Faith, And Football: Yerliane Moreno’s Journey From The Brink To Spain’s Top Flight

By Jordan Florit. In July 2015, 10-foot floods submerged the Venezuelan town of Guasdualito. It was the worst flooding in Apure State for over 20 y [...]
COVID And Football In Venezuela: How The Pandemic Showed The Emperors Were Never Clothed

COVID And Football In Venezuela: How The Pandemic Showed The Emperors Were Never Clothed

By Jordan Florit. Two days before President Nicolás Maduro announced a nationwide quarantine on 17 March, the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) [...]
Juan García Rivas: The South American Goal Machine You’ve Never Heard Of

Juan García Rivas: The South American Goal Machine You’ve Never Heard Of

By Jordan Florit. Pelé and Romário of Brazil. Alfredo Di Stefano and Gabriel Batistuta of Argentina. Names from ages past -- the great goalscorers [...]
‘We Can’t Go Unnoticed’ – Venezuela’s Female Footballers Ignored Amid Pandemic

‘We Can’t Go Unnoticed’ – Venezuela’s Female Footballers Ignored Amid Pandemic

By Jordan Florit. On February 15, 2020, after four years as a professional footballer, an 18-year-old Dianny Pérez left her home state of Zulia for [...]
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