The Pros and Cons of Real Madrid getting into Women's Football

Women's football is enjoying an explosion of popularity, with the World Cup last year just one of it's many recent successes. Even before that, women's football was extremely popular in Spain. When rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona faced each other in March of 2019, 60,739 people watched the match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, breaking the attendance record for women's club football. In the footage of the goal Duggan scored against Atleti in front of almost 61,000, we can see an opposition fan giving her “the finger”. The following year, at Atletico's "B" stadium, Jenni Hermoso made her first away appearance against Atleti since leaving for rivals Barcelona in the summer, and the

Guro Reiten - The Norwegian Dazzler and the Blues Trump Card

Having won 'Toppserien Golden Boot' two years in a row and Toppserien Player of the Year for 2018, Guro Reiten landed in London for the 2019/20 season with Chelsea. She was a back-to-back league winner in the Norwegian league LSK Kvinner. With her standout performances and big game moments for Chelsea so far this year, she is easily the signing of the season in Women's Super League and one of the best signings this season in the whole of women's football. Player Profile: Date of birth: 26 July 1994 Place of birth: Sunndalsøra, Norway Height : 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) Playing position(s): Midfielder/Left Winger Club Career: Throughout Reiten's childhood, he

Vivianne Miedema - the undisputed phenomenon of female football

Vivianne Miedema, or to be very accurate - Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema - 23-year-old Dutch proffesional footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team. To be honest, Miedema is a player who, in my opinion, can be perfectly described with one word - a phenomenon. How else can you describe a player who before reaching the age of 23 achieved among others: Silver Medal at 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Gold Medal at 2017 UEFA Women's Euro, FA WSL title with Arsenal (season 18/19). And if that wasn't enough, this year (2019), she became the all-time top scorer for the Netherlands women's national football team, across both the women’s and

Mariona Caldentey- The Magician and The Creative Force of Barca Femeni

Mairona Caldentey- most FCB Femeni fans will have this name echoed in their ears. The player who took Barcelona to their first-ever UEFA Women's Champions League Final with her goal against Bayern Munich. Authentic, voracious and lethal in the rival area, Mariona Caldentey rises again to the top in the most delicate section of the season. She firmly forms the bases of Lluís Cortés' side, ready to take the league title back and reach the top of the European dream, the club's first-ever UWCL title. Player Profile: PLACE OF BIRTH: Felanitx (Mallorca) DATE OF BIRTH: 19/03/1996 WEIGHT: 62kg HEIGHT: 164cm Early Career and Signing for Barcelona:

Supercopa Femenina 2019/20 Semifinal : Atletico Madrid vs FCB Femeni – Tactical Analysis

In this tie of the semifinals of the first-ever Supercopa Femenina, Barcelona Femeni came into the match with a 9 point lead in the league and with a strong morale advantage over Atletico Madrid. The dominant performance of a 6-1 win against league rivals Atletico Madrid earlier in the season motivated Barcelona to win this title at all costs. In this analysis, we will dissect the main tactical points from the match. Both sides presented key tactical changes from the first match that we will cover in this analysis, which led to Barcelona winning 3-2 en route to clinching the Supercopa title. Both teams made changes to their starting eleven for this match. Atletico had an unchanged backline b

Pernille Harder - a born leader

27 year old Danish professional footballer.  She plays for Vfl Wolfsburg and Denmark women's national football team. Pernille Harder started playing football at the age of 5 for the club called Tulstrup - Faurholt IK . She played there from 1997 to 2005. After that she joined FC Ikast where she spent 2 years. In 2007 she moved to Team Viborg and played there for 3 years. She continued her senior career in IK Skovbakken in Elitedivisionen ( the highest- level league for women's football clubs in Denmark). She appeared in 27 games and scored 22 goals for IK Skovbakken. She signed for Linköpings in June 2012. Pernille Harder chose Swedish club for two reasons. First of all, she wanted a new cha

Vicky Losada - Capitana of FC Barcelona Femeni

Vicky Losada is a personified version of the tempo, the control, and the calm. She was part of the first group of Barcelona league winners and UEFA Women's Champions League debutantes. She is the first Spanish woman to score a goal in a World Cup. She was the first woman to captain a Barcelona team at a UEFA Women's Champions League final. She is the Barcelona player with the third most all-time appearances in the first team. She is, among other things, a staple of Spanish football, the captain and emblem of Barça Femení, and she is a master of the game. Giving a leg up in each battle, she became a star in her own light. Breaking barriers at a hectic pace, Barcelona Femení's first great achi

Caroline Graham Hansen and Marta Torrejón - The Lethal Connection

The evolution of football has seen the ever-increasing development of different positions and tactics. With strategies at the micro-level becoming remodeled, and philosophies like Tiki-Taka and Gegenpressing - pressing in advanced positions and active closing of space introduced, positions have also now been modified and updated. Now, nearly every third of the pitch has been reinvented. Focusing on the defensive end, full-backs are expected to give much more than ever before. Requiring finesse and athleticism, these players are expected to surge forward and join in on the attack. And their combination play with the attackers is becoming a vital part of unlocking strong defensive lines. With

Maria Teixidor and her Importance to Barca Femeni

Beyond the pitch, every sports club is a reflection of what is happening in society and the values ​​it promotes. In recent seasons, Barça has stood their ground for women's football, which recently had its greatest success in reaching their first ever Champions League final last season. At the same time, the board of directors of FC Barcelona and head of Barça Femení, Maria Teixidor, has been one of the most visible faces of the club's current board. Maria Teixidor, board member of FC Barcelona, secretary to oversee women's football, a lawyer, mediator, and businesswoman, plays a great role in strengthening Barca Femeni, and is constantly working towards giving them the platform they deserv