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Connor Smith

I'm Connor, the guy behind SoccerPrime. I'm a former NCAA Div 1 college player that retired at the age of 21 due to injuries - which led me into a new career as a soccer coach.

9 Skills Needed To Be a Great Soccer Defender

Being a great defender takes time, experience, and a willingness to put the team before yourself. All the greatest defenders in history have one thing in common; a selfless determination to work for the team rather than seek the glory for themselves.  A talented young defender might have three or four of the key attributes …

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Lionel Messi’s Family: Parents, Siblings, Wife & Kids

The great Argentinian trickster Lionel Messi may well be the greatest player to have ever graced the game, and with him just a few short years away from leaving the beautiful game forever we know so much about the little man from Rosario. While so much is known about Lionel Messi, some of you will …

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Handball Rule In Soccer: A Complete Guide

The handball rule in soccer is one of the most challenging rules referees have to deal with; it’s often unclear, consistently divisive, and changes so often that it’s impossible to get right every time. For instance, did you know that before 2020, where on a player’s arm a handball could happen hadn’t actually been defined?  …

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7 Reasons Why The FIFA World Cup Is So Popular

With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar just around the corner, fans worldwide are starting to get excited about finally getting to see their national team performing on the biggest stage. With 32 teams competing for the most prestigious award in world soccer, for a few short days, every team will fancy their chances of …

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Kevin De Bruyne’s Family: Parents, Siblings, Wife & Kids

Known as one of the greatest Belgian soccer players ever, Kevin de Bruyne still has time to add to his legacy. Since 2015, he’s been a mainstay at Manchester City, helping them be one of the most consistent teams in the Premier League. His success on the pitch at the club and international level only …

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7 Players With The Most Goals In a Single Season

Fans love players who can score goals; it’s what wins games and gets people off their seats cheering on their team. From audacious chips to 30-yard thunderbolts, there’s something special about seeing a great goal being scored.  The best strikers are always the most sought-after players; their goals can propel a team to league glory …

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Lionel Messi: 7 Best Seasons In His Career

Every season will probably be a good one when you’re looking at a player of Lionel Messi’s caliber. But even the greatest player of all time has had some seasons that stand out above the rest. Be it another record broken or another trophy won, Messi has, over the years, had some truly outstanding individual …

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9 Players With The Most Goals In A Single FIFA World Cup

With the upcoming World Cup finals in Qatar at the forefront of every soccer fan’s mind, we’ve decided to look back at previous World Cups and see which players have shone on the world stage. Goals win games, and a goal for your country at a World Cup finals is the pinnacle of a player’s …

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