Flashback

How Aston Villa turned down the chance to sign Real Madrid hero Roberto Carlos

If you’re a fellow fan of the 1995-96 Villa players naming their favourite drinks, you’ll know they had top-notch talent like Dwight Yorke, Gareth Southgate and Andy Townsend.

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Flashback

Watch: When Roberto Carlos scored the improbable goal for Real Madrid

Growing up I loved Roberto Carlos.  Power.  Pace.  Amazing goals.  One of his best came in 1997/98 for Real Madrid against Tenerife when he scored the “improbable goal”.  It was picked by by football writer Sheridan Bird as his favourite goal in our “favourite football shirt interview” .

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Fan memories

Steve Welsh: My favourite Boro shirt

We caught up with illustrator and Boro fan Steve Welsh to talk about; Skill Leisurewear football shirts, transformers-esque Pumas shirts and Real Madrid’s Roberto Carlos scoring the “impossible goal”.

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