KRC Genk: European Football’s most Understated Feeding Ground

Barcelona’s La Masia, Ajax’s esteemed youth academy and Lyon’s iconic production line all operate as a handful of Europe’s most prestigious talent pools. Racing Genk is a club not so commonly associated with this list. In a muddied environment of football transfers where short-term fixes and exuberant transfer fees reign supreme, self-sufficiency and youth development […]

‘The Death Match: The time FC Start defeated the Nazis at football’

Seventy-five years ago, on 9 August 1942, Kiev side FC Start defeated the Nazis at a game of football. The high of victory over their German oppressors was sobered instantaneously when the Gestapo arrested the entirety of the team in the following weeks. They had just defeated Flakelf, a German military football side consisting of […]

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