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Scout Report: Australia

Scout Report: Australia

Background Established in 2004, the Hyundai A-League is Australia’s highest level football league. It succeeded the National Soccer League which ran for twenty eight seasons, beginning in 1977, before disbanding in 2004. In its twenty seven year history, a total of forty two teams featured in the National Soccer League, forty one of those from Australia, and one from New ... Read More »

Scout Report: Portugal

Scout Report: Portugal

Background The Portuguese first division, the Primeira Liga, has been in establishment since 1934, and is currently in its 80th season. Before 1938, the Portuguese league was not considered the most important competition for club sides; it was in fact the Portuguese knock out cup that was more important, with the winner being crowned Portuguese Champions. The Portuguese top division ... Read More »

Scout Report: Sweden

Scout Report: Sweden

Background The Swedish First Division, Allsvenskan, has been in its current format since 1924, after taking over from the Svenska Serien, the original Swedish First Division. In 2001, the Allsvenskan trophy was named the ‘Lennart Johanssons Pokal’, after the former UEFA President Lennart Johansson. Johansson held his post as UEFA President between 1990 and 2007, and is the longest serving ... Read More »

Scout Report: USA

Scout Report: USA

Background Major League Soccer (MLS) is the highest level for professional football teams in the United States and Canada. The MLS concept was created in 1993 after FIFA requested that the United States establish a professional football league in order to host the 1994 World Cup, with the first season taking place in 1996. At this present moment, the MLS ... Read More »

Football Journalism internships with FootyBlog

Football Journalism internships with FootyBlog

FootyBlog.net is offering several aspiring football journalists the opportunity of gaining valuable work experience whilst building up a portfolio as a writer right here on our famous football blog. We’re looking to build a small team of talented writers who can contribute several pieces per week to the site. Obviously these articles will need to be unique and unpublished, and ... Read More »

What ever happened to… Luís Boa Morte?

What ever happened to… Luís Boa Morte?

From Arsenal, via the Portuguese national team, to South Africa, this is the story of Luís Boa Morte, currently playing in the 12th tier of English football for for Hampshire Premier League Division One side Four Marks. Boa Morte started his youth career at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, the country of his birth. His parents were from  São Tomé and Príncipe and moved to Portugal ... Read More »

Scout Report: Turkey

Scout Report: Turkey

Background Turkey’s Super League (Super Lig) was founded in 1959, after a number of individual city-based leagues joined forces to create the national Super Lig. Of the sixteen teams that competed in the 1959 season, only Besiktas, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, and Genclerbirligi began the 2013-2014 season in the top flight. In recent times, the country has become an attractive destination for ... Read More »

Scout Report: Argentina

Scout Report: Argentina

Background When Argentina is mentioned in a conversation, attention turns to the Argentine players that have lit up the world with incredible talent over the years. Alfredo Di Stefano played for Real Madrid in the 50’s and 60’s, Diego Maradona for Napoli in the 1980’s, and Lionel Messi is currently breaking record after record in the historic colours of Barcelona. ... Read More »

What ever happened to… Junichi Inamoto?

What ever happened to… Junichi Inamoto?

JUNICHI INAMOTO Factfile Full name: Junichi Inamoto Date of birth: 18 September 1979 (age 34) Place of birth: Yusui, Kagoshima, Japan Height: 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1?2 in) Playing position: Midfielder Playing career summary A part of Arsenal’s 2001/02 Championship winning squad, albeit with no league appearances, Inamoto was a great hope back home as part of Japan’s emerging ... Read More »

Scout Report: Ukraine

Scout Report: Ukraine

Background Before 1991, Ukraine was part of the USSR, and their domestic clubs played in the Soviet Championship. But since then, Ukraine has gained independence, and the Ukrainian Football Federation was formed, alongside the national league, The Supreme League. Then in 1996, The Supreme League joined forces with all the professional football leagues in Ukraine and together became members of ... Read More »