HNK Rijeka were right in the mix for the Croatian title, just six points behind the almost unbeatable Dinamo Zagreb. Their efforts had once again been led by free-scoring striker Zijad Handzic, while the club's owners were reportedly worried by manager Vladimir Latunov walking away at the end of his contract in the summer.
Soviet Surge | Part 18 | Rijeka #3: Big Name Signings
A first season in Croatia ended without a trophy but offered glimpses of promise, including a potential superstar striker smashing goalscoring records. However, the HNK Rijeka board were unhappy with Vladimir Latunov not signing high-reputation players, which he immediately set about addressing in the summer of 2028.
Atalanta Avventura | Part 32: Cloud Nine
We moved into 2032 celebrating youth product Matteo Giacalone becoming the first Atalanta player in history to win World Player of the Year and World Golden Ball awards.
Atalanta Avventura: Part 22 – An Enforced Tactical Rethink
Having won a fourth straight Scudetto in 2027 a major tactical switch was upon Atalanta in the summer, largely enforced due to yet more major departures.
Atalanta Avventura | Part 21: Tight Title Race
The Atalanta boys moved into 2027 as two-time World Champions and lurking closely behind the two Milan clubs in Serie A with a couple of games in hand.
Atalanta Avventura | Part 20: International Adventures
There was an exciting new beginning for the club as we moved into the brand new Ivan Ruggeri Stadium, named after Atalanta's longest-serving Chairman from 1994 to 2008, to kick off the 2026/27 campaign.
Atalanta Avventura | Part 19: Meet the Famous Sextuplets
Having just wrapped up a famous and very likely unprecedented sextuple of the European Super Cup, Italian Super Cup, World Club Cup, Serie A, Italian Cup and Champions Cup in 2025/26, I thought it would be interesting to introduce the main stars of this fantastic squad.
Atalanta Avventura | Part 18: Let’s Talk About Sex-Tuplets
Having put our names in history by becoming World Champions for the first time in Atalanta's history last time out, we moved into 2026 in second place in Serie A and looking ahead to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup. The New Year got off to a bad start as we lost second striker... Continue Reading →
Atalanta Avventura | Part 17: World Champions!
Last time out we secured Atalanta's first-ever Champions Cup triumph, alongside wrapping up a second consecutive Serie A success. Now we look to defend both titles, alongside making the club's first appearance in the Club World Cup.
Atalanta Avventura: Part 16 – Champions of Europe!
We began the defence of Atalanta's first-ever Serie A title strongly, heading into 2025 in a fine vein of form with seven straight victories.