Franz Beckenbauer of New York Cosmos in 1978: When Ross saw the famous German international   playing at the back on his debut, he phoned down to the dug-out with the immortal advice: “Get the Kraut into midfield! We’re not paying him all that money to play deefence!”    Photograph: Tony Duffy/Allsport

At one point in Pele’s final season with the New York Cosmos in 1977, the club announced that it was already planning for the future, dispatching Dave(...)

Former Manchester United defender Tony Dunne has died. Photograph: Getty Images

Republic of Ireland international Tony Dunne, rated as one of the best left backs ever to play in the English league, has died at the age 78. The Dubl(...)

Dublin-born forward Eamon Zayed has played internationally for Libya. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Having spent time in Iran and Malaysia, there is something surprisingly mainstream about the news that former Derry City, Drogheda United and Shamroc(...)

Ronaldo is eyeing up a potential return to football with NASL side Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Former Brazil forward Ronaldo said on Wednesday he will try to get back into shape with an eye on coming out of retirement to play for North American (...)

Defender Jaiyah Saelua prepares for the crunch tie against Tonga at the World Cup qualifiers in Apia, Samoa

In 2001, American Samoa’s attempts to qualify for the Fifa World Cup ended in a 31-0 thrashing at the hands of Australia – the worst defeat ever recor(...)