Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game’s greatest occasions. In a 10-part series, they told their stories.
Including Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s MLS arrival, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham carrying their countries to World Cups and Carli Lloyd scoring a World Cup final hat trick.
Including a pair of Luis Suarez incidents at World Cups and Thierry Henry’s handball against Republic of Ireland, but dominated by a moment of infamy for Zinedine Zidane.
Including a USA World Cup late show courtesy of Landon Donovan, Leicester’s shock Premier League title and a Manchester United Champions League final miracle.
Including a spectacular Cristiano Ronaldo effort for Real Madrid as well Carli Lloyd’s World Cup final epic and and vintage volleys by Zinedine Zidane and Robin van Persie.
Including Lionel Messi — a popular pick for the majority of writers — as well as Diego Maradona and Kaka.
Including Champions League comebacks by Liverpool, Barcelona and Manchester United, an MLS playoff classic and Agueroooo!
Including Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona humiliating Manchester United and Real Madrid, Germany thrashing Brazil and Spain at Euro 2012.
Including Germany’s humiliation of Brazil at the 2014 World Cup and the U.S. failing to qualify for the tournament four years later.
Including Cristiano Ronaldo’s over-the-top goal celebration in a Champions League final and Mario Balotelli asking, “Why always me?”
Including Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, the Spain team that won three straight tournaments and Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United.