Recreational drug use 'widespread' among English footballers, says professor

Drugs such as cocaine and marijuana are commonly used by England’s top flight footballers amid claims that the FA does not take drug-testing seriously, according to an expert in researching the use of drugs in sport. Professor Ivan Waddington, who works at the University of Chester, has spent decades analyzing the impact of drugs on […]

Russian footballers facing charges over cafe attack on civil servant (VIDEO)

Russian footballers Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are facing criminal charges over an alleged attack on a civil servant in a Moscow cafe and are also being investigated over claims of a separate assault on a driver. The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed it is investigating the incident in which the pair are said to have […]

We’re not ladies…call us female footballers

On side…Cristina Polania plays for club (Image: Joe Newman) Club player and treasurer Kristina Maddocks ignited the debate. She said the term “ladies” made many members of the club feel uncomfortable and that the word “women” was far more empowering. She said: “It’s not offensive to be referred to as a ladies club.” But she […]

FIFA rejects UK tabloid claims it covered up doping by Russian footballers

FIFA has rejected claims by UK tabloid the Mail on Sunday that it covered up cases of doping by Russian footballers. In typically sensationalist yet logic-light piece, Mail on Sunday journalist Nick Harris claimed that “FIFA had documentary proof of institutional cover-ups in Russian football 18 months ago — but have apparently done nothing to hold […]

Iowa high school footballers caught dressing as KKK, burning cross

Published time: 8 Sep, 2017 18:23 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2017 18:26 A group of high school students from Creston, Iowa has come come under fire after a photo of them dressed in Klu Klux Klan-like white hoods, holding a Confederate flag and with a burning cross behind them circulated online. The photo first appeared […]

Cristiano Ronaldo net worth: You’ll be shocked by size of footballer’s fortune

Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, earns a very generous £30.8million ($ 40million) salary a year. He has played professionally since his teenage years, commanding a high salary from the beginning. The then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson saw Ronaldo play in 2003 and signed him to the club, making him the first Portuguese player to join the […]

Why the world’s best footballers are cheaper than they seem

A head for figures FOR football clubs, August is often the costliest month, when they make vast bids for each other’s players. This year has been particularly lavish. On August 3rd Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a French team, signed Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, a Brazilian forward, from Barcelona for €222m ($ 264m), more than double […]

Premier League footballers 'have better eyesight than the general public'

GETTY Footballers have better eyesight than the average adult, research finds They have “substantially better” vision than the general public, according to the first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of Premier League players. The findings show they are much faster at changing their gaze between objects that are close and a long way off, an ability known […]