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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Achraf Hakimi

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Borussia Dortmund's 'Achraf Hakimi' is "One to Watch".

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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Ansu Fati

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to Episode 2 of our weekly feature 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Ansu Fati is "One to Watch".

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  • Pro:Direct One's to Watch: Erling Haaland

    We don't regret to inform you that we know everything about football here at Pro:Direct, therefore, we welcome you to our first ever episode of 'One's to Watch'.  A weekly feature you'll want to read and watch as we give you a baller in world football that's on form. 

    From stats to clips, background to future, here's why we think Erling Braut Haaland is "One to Watch".

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  • Join the Scouting System Ep1: Donyell Malen

    Think you can spot the next Lionel Messi, Frank Lampard, Nicolas Bendtner? At Pro:Direct Soccer we thrive on being the first in the know, with our eyes firmly on every corner of the footballing globe to find the future star of football.


    Therefore, we welcome you to Episode One of our weekly feature we like to call; ‘Join the Scouting System’. Every seven days we’ll be delving deep into a one special talent who we believe will make it to the very top. Listen, we may get it wrong, we may even get it terribly wrong, but one thing we want to pride ourselves on is finding that hidden gem who, like the kids say, “are doing bits”!

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  • FIFA The Best Awards 2019

    It may not quite be the Ballon D'or, but it’s comes in as the second-best individual award for a player in European football. The FIFA ‘The Best’ Award is given to a player based on their respective achievements during the period between 16 July 2018 to 19 July 2019 inclusive. The ten-man shortlist is compiled by a ‘panel of experts’, and yes, I know what you’re thinking, probably a bunch of nobodies that came up with the shortlist. But don’t get ahead of yourself our young football angels, this “panel” consisted of Xavi, Kaka, Lothar Matthaus, Fabio Capello, Franco Baresi, Juan Sebastian Veron, Francisco Maturana and Hugo Sanchez.

    Not a bad list of ex-players to decide who should win. However… after this it’s then up to the fans, national team coaches, captains and journalists to choose between 3 finalists from the list of 10. Of course it’s tough to move Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of their perch so they’re in the final choose. But, after this, it was between eight other candidates to join the GOAT’s to see if they have the chance to win The Best FIFA Football Awards. An awards show taking place today in Milan.

    Below are the 3 finalists for the award, plus the other candidates that unfortunately didn’t make the cut.

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