Insight

In the mixer

Three iconic managers feature in our issue 10 round-up, alongside a paint-splattered David Beckham and a Koulibaly competition

Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

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Documentary

Arsène Wenger: Invincible

Arsenal

Having previously chosen Bobby Robson and Jack Charlton as his managerial subjects, journalist and film-maker Gabriel Clarke has turned to the Frenchman who reinvented Arsenal – and came so close to winning the 2005/06 Champions League with them. The focus is their unbeaten march to the Premier League title in 2003/04, with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and even Sir Alex Ferguson providing insights. Wenger himself too of course, in typically cerebral form.

Book

The Immortals

Arrigo Sacchi

The legendary manager opens the pages of his diary from the 1988/89 season and recalls the training sessions, players, tactics and ties that culminated in AC Milan winning the European Cup for the first time in 20 years. His Milan of Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Carlo Ancelotti, which blew away Steaua București 4-0 in front of 90,000 Rossoneri fans in the Camp Nou final. But this is more than just a fascinating glimpse of how Sacchi – megaphone in hand in his first season at the San Siro – built this extraordinary team, implemented his breathless, high-press attacking style and conquered a continent. It is also a love letter to the European Cup, whose spell he first fell under watching Alfredo Di Stéfano and Paco Gento in the great Real Madrid sides of the 1950s.

Competition

Signed Champions Journal

Kalidou Koulibaly

Congratulations to Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who last month made his 300th appearance for the Partenopei. The 30-year-old Senegalese international was one of our cover stars for issue 4 and he has kindly signed five copies of the mag for us to give away. It is free to enter – just head over to the competition page on champions-journal.com for your chance to win.
Enter Now

Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

In the mixer
Insight

In the mixer

Three iconic managers feature in our issue 10 round-up, alongside a paint-splattered David Beckham and a Koulibaly competition

Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

Penalty Pedigree

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Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

Documentary

Arsène Wenger: Invincible

Arsenal

Having previously chosen Bobby Robson and Jack Charlton as his managerial subjects, journalist and film-maker Gabriel Clarke has turned to the Frenchman who reinvented Arsenal – and came so close to winning the 2005/06 Champions League with them. The focus is their unbeaten march to the Premier League title in 2003/04, with the likes of Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp and even Sir Alex Ferguson providing insights. Wenger himself too of course, in typically cerebral form.

Book

The Immortals

Arrigo Sacchi

The legendary manager opens the pages of his diary from the 1988/89 season and recalls the training sessions, players, tactics and ties that culminated in AC Milan winning the European Cup for the first time in 20 years. His Milan of Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten, Frank Rijkaard, Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Carlo Ancelotti, which blew away Steaua București 4-0 in front of 90,000 Rossoneri fans in the Camp Nou final. But this is more than just a fascinating glimpse of how Sacchi – megaphone in hand in his first season at the San Siro – built this extraordinary team, implemented his breathless, high-press attacking style and conquered a continent. It is also a love letter to the European Cup, whose spell he first fell under watching Alfredo Di Stéfano and Paco Gento in the great Real Madrid sides of the 1950s.

Competition

Signed Champions Journal

Kalidou Koulibaly

Congratulations to Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly, who last month made his 300th appearance for the Partenopei. The 30-year-old Senegalese international was one of our cover stars for issue 4 and he has kindly signed five copies of the mag for us to give away. It is free to enter – just head over to the competition page on champions-journal.com for your chance to win.
Enter Now

Art

Creative Set Piece

David Beckham

During his career, David Beckham’s right foot was regularly described as being not dissimilar to a wand. However, based on a recent promotion that he did for a well-known whisky brand, it would seem it’s morphed into a paint brush. Here you can see him doing his own version of paintballing, in the process of kicking multicoloured footballs at a massive piece of paper to create a lovely Christmas tree picture Festive and unerringly accurate. And the pièce de résistance, that was used to create the star at the top? A golden ball, of course.

Book

Be Good, Love Brian

Craig Bromfield

It was by chance, on a beach near Sunderland, that an 11-year-old Craig Bromfield and his brother Aaron first met Brian Clough. Nottingham Forest were playing Newcastle that day, so Craig and Aaron were invited to attend on the team coach. So begins the story of a young boy from a poor background who was taken under the wing of the Clough family. This autobiography provides an extraordinary insight into the manager’s character, kindness and generosity of spirit.

Awards

Gliterring Achievements

Ballon D'Or

Talking of golden balls (see above), hearty Champions Journal congratulations to the sparkling Lionel Messi for winning his record seventh Ballon d’Or; he claimed his first back in 2009. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski came in second and issue 9 cover star Jorginho finished third. Meanwhile, looking just as spangly, Alexia Putellas walked off with the Women’s Ballon d’Or. It recognises her achievement as the highest-scoring midfielder in Europe last season, alongside her key role in Barcelona’s Women’s Champions League win.

Penalty Pedigree

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