Clarence Seedorf


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The Black Manager

The announcement that Clarence Seedorf will be the new manager of AC Milan in Serie A immediately makes him the highest profile black club manager in the world, right? Though no other black manager has come close to the heights Seedorf has achieved here--except Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona (2003-2008)--we wondered whether we could make a list...

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Didier Drogba, Politician

Despite his brilliance as a footballer, a lot of people can’t take footballer Didier Drogba serious. For starters, what’s with that wet curl?

Monday, April 12th, 2010


In his book, “Murder in Amsterdam,” about the death of the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004, the writer Ian Buruma provides this description of Dutch football: “Proud of their superior skills, their multicultural makeup, the...