At the ripe old age of 39, Cristiano Ronaldo was still terrorising Serie A defences, including a clinical hat-trick against his former club Juventus. But as 2024 was drawing to a close, the striker announced his intention to retire from playing football at the end of the season.
AS Roma took Serie A by storm in 2023/24, romping to the Italian title by smashing club records left, right and centre. The challenge now was to further strengthen key areas of a team that was packed with exciting talent.
Excitement is slowly beginning to build as, strange as it seems, we're under a month away from the start of the first-ever World Cup to take place in the middle of the European football season.
AS Roma came into 2024 sitting pretty at the top of Serie A but with lots of games remaining due to a strangely lop-sided season in Italy. And, despite dropping points in three games, they only had a narrow lead at the top.
The race is on for players to be fit and raring to go for Qatar 2022 - which begs the question, who should make England's World Cup 2022 squad? We let FM23 decide!
Seventy years ago, 38-year-old fledgling Roberto Nascimento da Silva Lazaró departed his hometown Medellín to begin his quest to become a Football Manager. Most the kids he grew up with on the streets scoffed and mocked, but Robinho Lazaró very much had the last laugh.
We had to target blog number 100 in this series, considering Robinho Lazaró had passed the milestone of being a 100-year-old Football Manager.
100-year-old Football Manager Robinho Lazaró had begun life back at Universidad Católica pretty well. He'd seen some positive signs and managed to bring in decent money for some of the club's older players.
AS Roma secured Champions League football on the final day of the 2022/23 campaign, but had plenty of work to do in the summer if their threadbare squad was to close the gap on runaway leaders AC Milan.