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EUROs Unsung Heroes

From Alonso to Zidane, Allofs to Zoff, some of the biggest names have shone in the European Championships’ 64 years, but what of the lesser-heralded players, managers, fans and administrators? The Game Magazine columnist Andy Murray runs down some of the unsung heroes whose stories last the ages.

Forest Green Rovers. The World’s greenest soccer club.

Based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, in the far west of England, Forest Green Rovers would probably be one of many little-noticed fourth-division clubs in English soccer if it weren't for Dale Vince. The 60-year-old eco-visionary and entrepreneur saved the club from insolvency in 2010 and has since completely turned it around, and not just from a sporting perspective: in 2018, the United Nations presented Forest Green Rovers with the "Momentum for Change Award" as the world's first climate-neutral soccer club.