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Top UK football prospect continues prolific goal scoring in Portugal

An exciting football prospect from south London has continued his prolific goal scoring in Portugal after grabbing two goals in a 3-1 victory over Sporting Club Portugal. Nathan Laleye was snapped up by Grupo Sportivo de Loures this summer after becoming the youngest footballer to play for Guildford City FC in February, aged just 16 …

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Top south London prospect, 16, signs for Portuguese football club

A top football prospect from south London will continue his development in Portugal after completing a transfer to Grupo Sportivo de Loures. Nathan Laleye, who featured in an exclusive Player Impact article, was snapped up after becoming the youngest footballer to play for Guildford City FC in February, aged just 16 years and two months. …

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Football tournament set up in honour of legendary Brixton youth coach Derrick Accra

A new five-a-side football tournament has been set up to honour legendary youth coach Derrick Accra. The competition for under 12s and under 14s is being organised by Derrick’s daughter Nandi and will also feature a community fun day, with food on sale, face painting, bouncy castle and other activities for families. Nandi hopes the …

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New documentary on unsigned ex-academy footballers is out now: Watch

The Unsigned Ballerz documentary is now available to watch on Player Impact’s website. The three-part series has already been viewed thousands of times since it was released exclusively on Metro.co.uk on June 12.  The documentary was part of a collaboration between Player Impact and Metro.co.uk which also featured an article on the current problems free …

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Top UK prospects: Nathan Laleye, 16, could be the next Jude Bellingham, Mason Greenwood or Billy Gilmour

A south London teenager has joined top prospects Jude Bellingham, Mason Greenwood and Billy Gilmour as one of the youngest British footballers to make a senior debut in recent years. In February, Nathan Laleye became the youngest footballer to play for Guildford City FC when he came on as a substitute aged just 16 years …

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Brixton charity donates £4,000 worth of trainers to NHS staff as part of Stephen Lawrence Day

A south London charity has partnered with Adidas and Brixton Village to donate £4,000 worth of trainers to NHS staff.  Re: Sole, which provides homeless people and at-risk youth with free footwear, will hand out 25 ultra-boost Adidas trainers (£160) to King’s College Hospital staff. The donations are part of a new ‘Never Forget Stephen …

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Ex-Goldman Sachs trader explains what footballers need to know about stocks, NFTs and cryptocurrency

Professional footballers could make a lot of money with minimal risk in the stock market as long as they have the right strategy, mentoring and risk management, according to a former City trader. Player Impact spoke to ex-Goldman Sachs and Barclays employee Debodun Osekita, 32, who has a decade of experience in investment banking and …

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Exclusive interview: How Zyen Jones – one of US football’s brightest talents – moved to Hungary’s biggest team during the pandemic

Zyen Jones’ journey back to European football has not been an easy one, but he’s grabbing his second opportunity with both hands.  The 20-year-old attacker signed with Hungarian champions Ferencvárosi TC ( Fradi) during the coronavirus pandemic in October. Finding a new club during lockdown was not easy, but Zyen, from Dallas, Texas, persevered and …

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Top tips for footballers to gain followers on Instagram

Social media is essential for any footballer, but many miss out on building a loyal following because they’re not taking full advantage of their online presence. Former Evening Standard Head of Social Sally Biddall told Player Impact sportspeople should create engaging content to increase their audience. She said researching your “competitors” was also important in …

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Ex-Evening Standard social media editor reveals key mistakes footballers make online

If you’re a professional footballer and want to be successful on social media, you should avoid “becoming a walking advert” and always “read the room” when posting content. A robust online presence is essential for sportspeople and their brand. Still, according to former Evening Standard Head of Social Sally Biddall, they continue to make crucial mistakes. …

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