Category: Venezuela

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Manuel ‘Chente’ Molina On Football In Lara State, Deportivo Lara, And Moving To Caracas FC

Manuel ‘Chente’ Molina On Football In Lara State, Deportivo Lara, And Moving To Caracas FC

By Dominic José Bisogno. Venezuelan football is full of fallen and risen titans. Caracas FC’s decade long trophy drought only reaffirmed how succes [...]
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 [...]
José Andrés Martínez – El Brujo – The Maracucho Identity & The Next Venezuelan To Light Up MLS

José Andrés Martínez – El Brujo – The Maracucho Identity & The Next Venezuelan To Light Up MLS

By Dominic José Bisogno. Few players have made as much of a landing impact on Major League Soccer this year as José Andrés Martínez, otherwise know [...]
‘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 [...]
Sonia O’Neil On A Renewed Passion For Football Thanks To Venezuela & Rangers

Sonia O’Neil On A Renewed Passion For Football Thanks To Venezuela & Rangers

By Louis Smith. Venezuela international footballer Sonia O'Neil grew up in Canada where she fell in love with football from an early age. O'Neil [...]
Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Messi’s Late Run – Red Wine For His Men

Kazan. June 30th 2018. The last time Lionel Messi played international football prior to tonight's friendly against Venezuela. On that day Argentin [...]
Yangel Herrera: The Venezuelan City Boy

Yangel Herrera: The Venezuelan City Boy

At the recent U20 World Cup in South Korea, Yangel Herrera was awarded the Bronze Ball as the third best player at the tournament. He helped Venezuela [...]
Uruguay vs Venezuela – U20 World Cup Semi-Final Preview

Uruguay vs Venezuela – U20 World Cup Semi-Final Preview

Since 2001, the U20 World Cup final has always featured a South American nation, and 2017 will be no different. In the blue corner is Uruguay, 2013 [...]
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