Thiago Rodrigues da Silva, commonly known as Mosquito is a young Brazilian striker who had one of the biggest reputation in Brazil after his exploits in its youth competitions. After the U17 World Cup, he was being lauded for his performances and the top clubs were all circling the youngster looking for his signature. As this … More Mosquito: Where has it all gone wrong?
To understand, why Jardel’s career went on a downward spiral, we must first go back and look at what might have caused this. His biggest desire as a player was to be recognised for his talents and play for his national team on a regular basis but his style of play lacked flair. He was … More PART 2 of Mario Jardel: The goal scoring legend history overlooks
However, the journey was not about to get easier for Ravel Morrison but it was starting to click into place for the other prodigy, Memphis Depay. The next two years would prove just as contrasting for both players as they had now reached those very crucial years in a young footballer’s career. With Memphis Depay … More Memphis Depay and Ravel Morrison: The tale of the two prodigies (Part 3)
GNK Dinamo Zagreb are the most successful club in Croatia, but very rarely do they get the plaudits they deserve when it comes to how they have achieved this – especially in the last decade or so. Over the last decade, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, have consistently produced quality young players from their academy. They have … More GNK Dinamo Zagreb Academy: “…They have no need to worry about their future.”
Mario Jardel is a former Brazilian international striker, who scored 298 goals in 321 games, all before the age of 30. And in that period, he played for teams such as FC Porto, Sporting Lisbon, Galatasary, Vasco de Gama and Gremio, in which, he won countless trophies for both his personal achievements and the clubs’ … More PART 1 of Mario Jardel: The goal scoring legend history overlooks
He prefers to be called by his nickname Índio which means Indian; a reference to his appearance. However, his real name is Matheus da Cunha Gomes. Índio is a technically gifted playmaker who has tremendous vision and creativity. He currently plays for Vasco de Gama, his boyhood club. A natural central midfielder, who is versatile enough … More Matheus Índio: The wonderkid tangled in football politics
Despite the growing concerns over both youngsters’ attitudes and disobedience, one thing was clearly undeniable and that was their talent. So why do these two footballing prodigies find themselves at polar opposite ends in their career? Well, I think I might have the answer. I think, it lies in the fact that these two youngsters … More Memphis Depay and Ravel Morrison: The tale of the two prodigies (Part 2)