Fyodor Cherenkov – The Russian Hero That Football Has Forgotten

“Fyodor fue un ídolo durante mi infancia. (...) Cuando estuve en el Spartak y jugué junto a Fyodor fue como una cosa de ciencia ficción. (...) Beskov siempre le ponía como un ejemplo para nosotros.” - Aleksandr Mostovoi It is hard to find words to describe Fyodor Cherenkov’s talent and his unique personality. The former Spartak Moscow star was an example, both in football and as far as his personal life is concerned. A simple man, unattached to material things but blessed with such an … [Read more...]

Amir Natcho – Russia’s Next Superstar?

When the 18 year old Russian Amir Natcho moved to FC Barcelona’s famous youth academy, La Masia, before this season, he sought to continue a long and proud tradition of Russian midfielders in Spain’s La Liga. This tradition started in the 1990s when geniuses like Aleksandr Mostovoi and Valery Karpin impressed Spanish football fans. These days Villarreal’s Denis Cheryshev, despite his position on the wing, is keeping the tradition alive until we, hopefully, see Natcho in La Liga within the next … [Read more...]

Aleksandr Mostovoi – A Legend In His Own Time

“...Mostovoi...busca posicion para el disparo...sigue el Ruso...Mostovoi...Gol,Gol,Gol,Gol,Gol del Celta...Gol de Mostovoi...” - This was the sound it used to come out of my old television set back in the final years of the 1990s every time I tuned in TVG (Televisión de Galicia) to watch a Celta de Vigo match. That faint satellite connection gave me the opportunity to watch some glorious moments of football that I will never forget, most of them performed by a true artist that I learned to … [Read more...]