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Gianluigi Buffon Set to Retire in 2018: A Profile of One of Football’s Greatest Goalkeepers

On Thursday, January 28th, Gianluigi Buffon turned 38. Even by the standards of goalkeepers—who typically have longer careers than other footballers—the Italian legend is reaching the twilight years of his professional career. Not too surprisingly, then, the week of Buffon’s…

Is Massimiliano Allegri Heading to Chelsea?

When was the last time this many major, league-winning managers were in the market for new jobs? Between Chelsea’s December sacking of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola’s decision to leave Bayern Munich for Manchester City at the end of the…

Nike Versus Adidas: Who Made the Better 2015/16 Football Kits?

There may be a few other kit manufacturers on the battlefield—like Puma or the newly involved New Balance—but for the most part, Adidas and Nike are the rulers of the football kit market. Ahead of the 2015/16 season, these two…

Serie A 2016 Week 21: Juventus Almost Back on Top With Win Against Roma

There was a month or two earlier this season where it looked like Juventus might stumble in their pursuit of a fifth consecutive Serie A title. Now, after 21 weeks of play in Italy’s top-flight football league, the Zebras are…

Is Serie A the League to Watch in 2016?

In the Spanish La Liga, five points currently separate the top four clubs on the standings table. In the English Premier League, the top-four spread is six points. In the German Bundesliga, it’s 17 points. In the French Ligue 1,…