Five Stars With a Past in Russian Football

Since the formation of the Russian Football Premier League in 1992, a long range of quality players have amazed fans around the country. However, with so many players coming through the ranks, some more memorable than others, others more profitable for bookmakers, it is easy to forget a couple, especially for people who don't follow the league closely. Therefore, we have dived into the history books to find five superstars you might not know played in Russia at some point in their … [Read more...]

Thiago Silva’s Horrible Year in Moscow

Today the Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is considered one of the best central defenders in the world. He has won Serie A and Ligue 1, Olympic medals, and in 2014 he made FIFA’s Team of the Tournament after the World Cup, a World Cup where he also captained Seleção. Thiago Silva has however not always been this successful. In 2005, he spent a year on loan at Dinamo Moscow after the Russian oligarch Aleksey Fedorychev started to invest massively in the club, a year he has later called the worst … [Read more...]