The Polish immigrant as hero: The case of Raymond Kopa

Raymond Kopa after winning the European Cup with Real Madrid in 1957 It is the spring of 1959, the supremely gifted French international Raymond Kopa is hosting the Real Madrid official Raimundo Saporta in his Madrid home to discuss a contract extension.  It has been a gloriously successful couple of years for France, Real and […]

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Ukraina Lviv: The story of Ukrainian football in Inter-war Poland

Panorama of present-day Lviv ‘In Lwów there are no border posts between different nations.  In Lwów there is however a Romanesque church built by Armenian hands, and the Baroque church of St. George.  Here there are remnants of German and Byzantium culture crammed together like market stalls…Different cultures in the city are not separated by […]