Jimmy Hill was a fine footballer, but it is his efforts off the pitch that are widely-praised. The changes he implemented, from electronic boards and removing the wage cap, were revolutionary, and he is a pioneer in British football.
Poverty, a cholera outbreak, destroyed infrastructure and trouble everyday. Yemen has endured a traumatic period but their football scene is doing better than it should be. Against all odds, this nation is excelling.
İstanbul Başakşehir have made lots of noise since coming to the fore in 2014. Politically motivated, financially stable and successful so far, this is a club looking to break the ‘Big Three’ and create a big impact on the Turkish football scene.
Stockport County are one of Manchester’s most prominent clubs, but they have been out of the picture for much of the 21st century. Recent times have, however, provided some optimism and they are looking up after years of trouble.
The MimoSifcom academy is the most prestigious in Africa. Taking a unique philosophy and a humble approach, they have produced some of the finest African players ever and are of massive benefit to the Ivorian national team.
José Mourinho has managed a host of clubs, but for various reasons, it is perhaps his days at Inter that are the best. This is the story of his time in Milan, featuring victory, smart tactics and solid relationships with staff and players.