May 15 – With a 1-0 victory against RSCA Futures, RWD Molenbeek ensured their return to the Belgian topflight after a 21-year absence.
May 5 – They reportedly cut their wage bill by 15%, were not predicted even to make the top four yet have now won their first Scudetto for 33 years with an insurmountable 16-point lead and five games still to play.
May 5 – Having seemingly fallen out irreconcilably with Paris St Germain, Lionel Messi is reported to have received a formal offer to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal next season.
May 5 – Controversial Roma boss Jose Mourinho, rarely out of the news wherever he manages, wore a secret hidden microphone to “protect” himself against “the worst referee I have met in my life” during his side’s 1-1 draw with Monza earlier this week.
May 4 – Manchester City’s marauding Norwegian Erling Haaland broke the record for most Premier League goals in a single season on Wednesday as his 35th goal of an incredible season helped secure a 3-0 win over West Ham United that sent his side back to the top of the table.
May 3 – Leeds United have become the latest struggling Premier League club to sack the manager in desperation at trying to avoid relegation.
May 2 – Manchester City’s Norwegian striker Erling Haaland hit a new landmark at the weekend when he became the first player in England’s top flight for almost a century to score a staggering 50 goals in all competitions in the same season.
April 21 – Egyptian referees leading a ranking of leagues worldwide of the highest frequency of penalties awarded.
April 20 – England’s women have been handed a major injury scare just months before the World Cup this summer after captain Leah Williamson limped out of Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at WSL title rivals Manchester United on Wednesday.
April 14 – Bayern Munich have dramatically dropped Sadio Mané and fined the Senegal forward following reports that he struck teammate Leroy Sané after Tuesday’s Champions League 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
April 14 – A ranking by the CIES Football Observatory of the percentage of minutes played by footballers who had not yet turned 20 in domestic league matches found Denmark’s Nordsjælland top with an astonishing 37% of minutes played.
April 4 – Alex Robertson, a box-to-box midfielder, has pledged his international allegiance to Australia despite representing England at both U17 and U18 levels.
April 11 – Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney celebrated in the stands as Wrexham, the club they took over in 2020, moved closer to promotion in dramatic fashion on Monday.
April 11 – Burnley are back in the big time. With seven matches to spare, the Clarets clinched promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 victory against Middlesbrough, the culmination of Vincent Kompany’s one-season transformation of the club.