Don Patricio

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Patrick O’Connell managed both FC Barcelona and Real Betis, and is still referred to there as ‘Don Patricio’ O’Connell.

Some women are romanced with flowers or chocolates, but when I met Mike, the man that would become my husband, I was beguiled by tales of the grandfat(...)

Inmaculate Cabecerán, here being chaired by team-mates, laid the foundations for Barcelona women’s football. Photograph: Barcawomen/Twitter

You live for about an average of 70 years. But if you leave people something to remember you by, you shall live forever. Football, just like the worl(...)

Patrick O’Connell (centre) managed Real Betis to their sole league title but his success received little coverage in Ireland and the UK

An exhibition and a film are to be launched over the next few months on the life and times of Dubliner Patrick O’Connell, the former Manchester United(...)

At the memorial event for footballer Patrick O’Connell in The Mansion House were Mike O’Connell (centre) grandson of Patrick O’Connell with Steve Archibald (left) ex FC Barcelona and Scotland and Jimmy Nicholl (right) Ex Manchester United and Northern Ireland.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Really he should be one of Ireland’s most famous sons. The first Irishman to captain Manchester United, Irish Home Championships-winning captain in 19(...)

Plot 216 in St Mary’s cemetery, Kensal Rise: Patrick O’Donnell’s long-neglected resting place

London, Wednesday Over in the corner by the railway line, he lies, unmarked. From beyond the green metal fence you can hear the rattle of the Bakerloo(...)

Patrick O’Connell (centre) sits on the bench during his time with Barcelona. He lead an exhibition tour to Mexico in 1937 which helped save the club.   Photograph: FCB

Johan Cruyff wants you to read this. So do Oliver Kahn, Martin O’Neill and Luis Figo. They are just some of the luminaries who have expressed their(...)