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Daniel Fernandes: “If you do not transmit knowledge, you did not learn anything”

The Portuguese national team goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes is a real globetrotter, having experienced nine different countries during his long career in the elite of world football, and speaks languages such as Greek, German, English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently. In this second part of an informal conversation led by Nuno Milheiro, the current Birkirkara FC (Malta)

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Daniel Fernandes: “You have to invest in yourself emotionally to be stable”

The Portuguese national team goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes is a real globetrotter, having experienced 9 different countries during his long career in the elite of world football, and speaks languages such as Greek, German, English, Spanish, and Portuguese fluently. In this first part of an informal conversation led by Nuno Milheiro, the current Birkirkara FC (Malta)

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Miguel Moita: “I am feeling more and more prepared [to become a coach]”

Miguel Moita is a Soccer Analyst at Al-Hilal SFC and has recently won the 2021 Asian Football Confederation Champions League. In the second part of this exclusive interview, the instructor of the “Building a philosophy – Team identity and Soccer Analysis“ online course at Soccer HUB analyzes the blossoming of young talents in the teams

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Miguel Moita: “Nowadays, football is getting more dissected”

Miguel Moita is a Soccer Analyst at Al-Hilal SFC and has recently won the 2021 Asian Football Confederation Champions League. In the first part of this exclusive interview, the instructor of the “Building a philosophy – Team identity and Soccer Analysis“ online course at Soccer HUB reflects on the importance of game analysis and reveals

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Idalécio: “A few years ago, 30-year-old players were considered old”

Idalécio Rosa is a former Portuguese centre-back who represented clubs such as SC Braga, Rio Ave FC, CD Nacional, SC Farense, and CD Trofense throughout a career exclusively built in his home country. He was the tallest player in the Primeira Liga by several times, with an impressive 1.96 meters tall, and consolidated his name

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Cristian Zaccardo: “Being a World Champion? Only a few can”

Cristian Zaccardo is an inevitable name in Italian football, having won the 2006 FIFA World Cup and a UEFA European Under-21 Championship for the national team. During his career, he represented several clubs in his native country such as AC Milan, Parma, Bologna, Palermo, Spezia, Carpi and Vicenza Calcio. Additionally, Zaccardo has won the Bundesliga

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The Alves Brothers: “There was a lot of football DNA inside of us already”
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The Alves Brothers: “There was a lot of football DNA inside of us already”

The Alves Brothers: this title would perfectly fit a cinematographic work! Coming from a family with a solid football tradition, with three generations of players, Bruno, Geraldo, and Júlio Alves have participated, combined, in more than a thousand matches throughout their careers. Curiously, each has represented at least one of the three biggest Portuguese clubs:

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The “Neuer” generation of goalkeepers
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The “Neuer” generation of goalkeepers

In German, Neuer means newer. What Manuel Peter Neuer does is not exactly new, put certainly defined the new standard for the position. This new “standard” is mostly defined by playing with feet, the sweeper keeping and his standard stance for savings. The reader more familiar with the history of football can cite several other

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Guardiola the false 9 and the true 9
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Guardiola, the false 9 and the true 9

Yesterday, when asked at his press conference on Friday if a striker could make a difference to his City team, Guardiola says I completely agree with you. Strikers are strikers. We don’t have this weapon that teams like Chelsea, [Manchester] United or Tottenham or others have. We don’t have a player to score 25 league

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Simona Petkova: “If you quit you stop dreaming”
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Simona Petkova: “If you quit, you stop dreaming”

Simona Petkova is a Bulgarian international football player who has played in different countries such as England, Italy, and Switzerland, where she represented FC Lugano last season. The 27-year-old winger tells us about the difficulties she has faced throughout her career until becoming at a professional level and analyzes the current panorama of women’s football

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It is not easy to have good principles in football
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“It is not easy to have good principles in football”

Luís Boa Morte is a former Portuguese international player with a long career in England, where he has represented clubs such as Arsenal, Southampton, Fulham, and West Ham. After coaching Maccabi Haifa and Everton, he recently became the assistant coach of Fulham, the Championship club that strives for a place in the Premier League in

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Wilson Eduardo: “Angola winning an international trophy?
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Wilson Eduardo: “Angola winning an international trophy?”

Recently, Wilson Eduardo finished his adventure in the United Arab Emirates, where he had the opportunity to represent Al Ain during the 2020-2021 season. The experienced Sporting CP, Dinamo Zagreb, SC Braga, and ADO Den Haag former player analyzes his professional path, reveals how the possibility of playing for the Angolan national team occurred, and

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Sunday Oliseh Nigeria has the potential
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Sunday Oliseh: “Nigeria has the potential to be a World Champion”

Sunday Oliseh was a prominent element of Nigeria’s golden generation, which achieved notoriety in the 1990s after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and the 1996 Summer Olympics gold medal in Atlanta. Throughout his professional career, the former player has represented clubs such as Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, FC Köln, and Genk. In

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Early vs Late Specialization in Sports
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Early vs Late Specialization in Sports

There are coaches in many different sports who believe that athletes should specialize in their sport very early – training only in their sport, almost every day, from a very young age – sometimes as young as 9 or 10 years old. Other coaches prefer late specialization, where an athlete trains in multiple sports throughout elementary and even high school, and specializes only in

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Alexi Lalas: “We can win a World Cup in 2022!”
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Alexi Lalas: “We can win a World Cup in 2022!”

Panayotis Alexander Lalas, commonly known as Alexi Lalas, was a charismatic center-back that represented the United States of America (USA) national team and clubs such as LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City, Emelec, and Padova. In this talk conducted by Nuno Milheiro, the current Fox Sports soccer analyst reflects on the evolution

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The end of football as we know?
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The end of football as we know?

As Osho once said, A tree doesn’t just grow a trunk and branches and leaves in a singular direction towards the sun. It grows roots, too— it grows downward. And without a proportional amount of roots, the tree cannot stand.” We are all watching what could be a change in football that we all know,

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Marbella FC joins Soccer HUB Corporate

The Spanish Club, based in the city of Marbella, will have now the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s top specialists through the courses available at Soccer HUB! We are very pleased to have been recognized by Marbella FC as an entity responsible for improving the staff of this Spanish club ” –

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Alex Bunbury: “I would love to be part of a big club in Portugal”
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Alex Bunbury: “I would love to be part of a big club in Portugal”

Alex Bunbury is a Canadian former International football player. Born in Plaisance, Guyana, Alex was the first Canadian playing abroad and represented clubs such as West Ham and Marítimo, where he became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer. During this interview conducted by Nuno Milheiro, the former striker reveals to us his first steps as a

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Rethinking Brazilian football as a whole
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Rethinking Brazilian football as a whole

José Vítor Roque Júnior was part of the Brazillian winning squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, winner of the Copa Libertadores and the Champions League. Throughout his career, the former center-back has represented clubs such as AC Milan, Bayer Leverkusen, Leeds United and Palmeiras. Roque Júnior talks to us about his post-career steps and

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The Soccer Cycles
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The Soccer Cycles

Life is made up of cycles, and soccer is no exception. We can say soccer began to be played in a competitive and global way in the late nineteenth century, early twentieth century, with the first World Cup played only in 1930. A cycle has its beginning that is typically something progressive, its peak and

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Podiatry and Soccer
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Podiatry and Soccer

Sport, in all its guises, provides us with numerous healthy past-times, builds confidence, develops team-working skills, is used in rehabilitation after illness or injury and sometimes develops into a career – either as a sportsman or woman or as sports-focused allied health professional. In fact, some people go on to be both. When we think

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Return-to-Play after COVID-19 – What athletes NEED to Know
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Return-to-Play after COVID-19 – What athletes NEED to Know

Over the past 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in the world, from children to the elderly, public sector employees to private business owners, and of course, front-line health care workers and medical staff. Sports have endured large-scale shut-downs, cancellations, postponements of athletic training and competition, at both the amateur and professional levels, and everything in between. Of course, over the Summer and

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Soccer HUB with roundtable at Soccerex event!

From the 1st to the 5th of February, it will take place another edition of the SoccerEx Connected. As you all know SoccerEx is the number one event in the Football industry worldwide, which allows all the intervenients to interact and be together at the same place simultaneously. This year the event will be online,

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Luís Castro: “A coach is always what his players make of him”
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Luís Castro: “A coach is always what his players make of him”

Luís Castro is the current coach of Shakthar Donestk and has managed clubs such as FC Porto, Rio Ave, Vitória de Guimarães, or G.D. Chaves. Throughout this interview, the coach shared his thoughts about football unpredictability, leadership, the psychological dimension of players, and the importance of assertive communication. Read the full interview conducted by Nuno

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“If we tried to play like Barcelona we would lose every game”
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“If we tried to play like Barcelona, we would lose every game”

Currently playing for FC Augsburg, Alfred Finnbogason is an Icelandic international player with experience in countries such as Spain, Holland, Greece, Belgium, and Sweden. Throughout his career, the striker from Reykjavic has achieved 61 caps and has won a Greek League, an Icelandic League, a Belgian Cup, a Swedish Super Cup, and an Icelandic Cup.

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Pandemic in North London the strange Arsenal case!
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Pandemic in North London, the strange Arsenal case!

Recently we could all watch a situation develop that for sure many of us questioned. How can such a big, powerful, wealthy and top club as Arsenal decide to make 55 staff redundant? Roles from administrative to scouts, and even including the first team rehab coordinator, were all axed. This cut represents 10% of the

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Soccer HUB is Valencia CF Education Partner
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Soccer HUB is Valencia CF Education Partner

Soccer HUB have reached an agreement with Valencia Club de Fútbol, one of the most successful Spanish Soccer Clubs, allowing our platform to become the Club’s Official Education Partner! The collaboration means that all members of the staff at the VCF Academy will have access to online courses offered by Soccer HUB, as the club

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