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  • SIMAO_SABROSA_INTERVIEW

    Exclusive Interview with Simão Sabrosa, Director of International Relations for SL Benfica

    Breaking the Lines’ Zach Lowy had the chance to talk with Simão Sabrosa inside the offices of the Estadio Da Luz – house of SL Benfica, located in Lisbõa, Portugal. The legendary former player from Benfica talked about his new position with ‘The Eagles’ as the Director of International Relations. He shared with Zach about…

  • BTL Interview with Cloé Lacasse

    Exclusive Interview with Cloé Lacasse

    Breaking the Lines’ Zach Lowy chats with Cloé Lacasse at the historic Estadio Da Luz – the house of SL Benfica, located in Lisbõa, Portugal. The amazing Canadian player from Benfica Women’s team shares everything about her life: How she fell in love with soccer in her hometown of Sudbury, Ontario, the differences between grassroots…

  • Exclusive Interview with Berna Gözbaşı: The First Female President in Süper Lig History

    After various coaching changes, Kayserispor is looking to solidify their project this season. They have gone from barely staying up to dreaming of European football, but what can we expect from this team this season? Can they fight for Europe or possibly the Turkish Cup?   Kayserispor is one of the biggest clubs in the…

  • Exclusive Interview with Carlos Mané

    This summer saw various players depart the Primeira Liga and join the Süper Lig; Miguel Crespo joined Fenerbahçe on a permanent deal after playing a vital role in Estoril Praia’s promotion to the top-flight, whilst Famalicão captain Gustavo Assunção joined Galatasaray on loan. João Novais and Cristián Borja departed Braga and joined Alanyaspor on loan,…

  • The Making Of An Iconic Football Kit – Inside The Game

    A club’s football kit is often the most prized possession of a football fan who can wear the same outfit of their beloved team and their favourite player while willing their charges on from inside the ground or from afar.  Wearing your team’s shirt is a conversation starter on the train, a reason for curious…

  • Exclusive Interview with Bernard Blaquart

    On August 16, 1957, Bernard Blaquart was born in Roumazières-Loubert, a small town in southwestern France that sits two hours north of Bordeaux by car. Growing up in a family of eight siblings, Blaquart would join Girondins de Bordeaux’s academy as a teenager, where he would spend the next five years, save a sole loan…

  • Ghana, the Philippines and the Far East: Experiences of an Unknown English Coach Abroad

    Swedish side Östersunds FK’s rise to stardom made headlines all across the planet. The 2010 season had seen the depleted club relegated to the fourth tier of Swedish football. The side, hailing from the subarctic city of the same name, sat in turmoil; crowds of a few hundred were the only ones present to see…

  • Risk, Reward and International Competition: An Interview with Juventus Academy Silicon Valley General Manager Anders Perez

    Anders Perez is the General Manager of Juventus Academy Silicon Valley. The club has an incredible tale, formed by immigrants in the height of the Baby Boom and is now formally affiliated with one of the world’s true footballing superpowers.    Robert Pratley spoke to Anders about this remarkable relationship and the future of youth…

  • Progression, Principles and Player Development: An Interview with FC Helsingør Co-Owner Jordan Gardner

    Although Denmark might not be the first name that comes to mind when discussing international football, it’s worth remembering they are ex-European Championship winners and the Danish Superliga is increasingly yielding teams such as Midtjylland and FC Copenhagen that are starting to make a splash in UEFA Competitions on a more regular basis.    However,…

  • The Art of the Throw-In – An Interview with ‘The Throw-in Coach’ Thomas Grønnemark

    Although throwing the ball back into play should be one of the simplest components of football, it is an endless source of frustration for fans when possession is cheaply ceded. Although not everyone treats the throw-in with the level of attention it deserves, Thomas Grønnemark is on a mission to change this attitude.    Described…