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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.

7 Best False 9 Players of All Time 

There are eleven players on a soccer team, but several roles are associated with each position; fullbacks could be wingbacks, and there’s the box-to-box midfielder who could even play as a holding midfielder. The list goes on, but there’s one role that consistently captures the imagination, and that’s the mystical false 9.  A role that …

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9 Best Aston Villa Players of All Time 

Birmingham is probably best known for the Peaky Blinders and Aston Villa FC. And today, we’re going to look back through the history of Aston Villa, one of the founding members of the Football League. With a long history comes a long list of players that have donned the famous claret and blue jersey of …

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9 Most Popular Soccer Clubs In The World 

Modern soccer is an entirely different industry from what it was 30 years ago. The finances involved are astronomical; the coverage of everything from a player’s personal life to transfer rumors and dressing-room bust-ups are shared instantly on social media and 24-7 sports channels.  One thing that never changes, though, is the fans’ loyalty; your …

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5 Easiest Positions In Soccer 

All 11 players on a soccer field have responsibilities to contribute to their team’s success. As challenging as it might seem, some have it easier than others. What are the five easiest positions in soccer? This could be open to some debate, especially when considering the style of play. However, traditionally speaking, slightly weaker overall …

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15 Best Premier League Stadiums 

There’s something special about a soccer stadium; each team’s home ground holds memories for fans, successes and failures, promotions, and relegations. The weekly walk to the ground is as much a part of the experience as the match itself. Once the stadium comes into sight, the excitement intensifies, is today the day your team outplays …

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10 Most Popular Soccer Players of All Time

As the most popular sport in the world, soccer fans gravitate toward certain players. Whether they play for their favorite team, their favorite country, or both, popularity goes to another level when players reach top-level fame. Who are the 10 most popular soccer players of all time? These 10 all received worldwide love. A lot …

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7 Best Croatian Soccer Players of All Time 

Eastern Europe has always been a hotbed of talented soccer players, with a national team that has often far exceeded expectations. From a March 1994 FIFA ranking of 125th in the world to becoming the third best team a mere five years later, Croatia went on to finish runners-up in the 2018 World Cup.  Despite …

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