South America is a vast, fascinating country. From tropical rainforests to freezing tundras, from the highest peaks to the lowest valleys. The continent’s football history is certainly a colourful one, and this series attempts to explore some of best, if not most obvious, stories on offer. Enjoy!


Part One – Edmundo: O Animal – By Craig Campbell

Part Two – When Boca Juniors beat Real Madrid – By Stephen Brandt

Part Three – The sharp rise and fall of Josimar – By Matt Evans

Part Four – Alberto Spencer: the greatest player you’ve never heard of – By Gary Thacker

Part Five – Evaristo: the goal machine who straddled El Clásico’s divide – By Ryan Plant

Part Six – The weird and wonderful names of South American football – By Dan Roberts

Part Seven – Santos FC and the money machine of Brazil’s talent factory – By Sam Wilson

Part Eight – Óscar Tabárez: the maestro who gave Uruguay their spirit back – By Kristofer McCormack

Part Nine – The Pinheirão: a forgotten sanctuary of Brazilian football – By Gabriel Coelho

Part Ten – The Strongest: how Bolivia’s oldest club bounced back from tragedy – By Paul McParlan