Voted by more than 3,000 fans, IMAGO and FanQ are pleased to unveil the winner of the “Sports Image of the Month January,” a celebration of unforgettable moments in sports and the photographers who capture them. The winning photo for January, taken by Marcel von Fehrn captures a pivotal 3:3 equalizer by Hamburger SV attacker Robert Glatzel from behind the goal, receiving an average rating of 3.54 out of five stars.
The rise of the Spanish women's football team to World Cup glory in 2023 is not just a tale of sporting triumph but also a narrative of significant advancements in both the cultural perception and the structural development of women's football.
From the San Mamés to the Mestalla thrives a land, where the sun sets late and buzzing football noise echoes through the lively calles and vibrant alleys. In Spain, the passion for football transcends the boundaries of mere fandom. In Madrid, Barcelona and every village in between, the spirit for fútbol runs deep in one’s soul.
Read in IMAGO Zine: La Liga Edition, a personal account from photographer Bagu Blanco, who captured one of the most iconic moments in Lionel Messi’s career.
Dive into a photo story highlighting key sporting events from 2023 by IMAGO storytellers.
Wrapped in white robes, Real Madrid has been at the pinnacle of football for almost a whole century. The multitude of fame and accolades has shaped entire generations, right up to today. Iconic tales have been told, and players immortalized themselves in the heart of Spain’s capital. The Game Magazine spoke with someone who is right there, up close on the sidelines of the legendary Santiago Bernabéu, Alejandro Pérez Poza.
Attending a football match is often an experience of shared devotion, togetherness and wholehearted spirit. But sometimes, amidst the high-octane enthusiasm and overwhelming passion, unforeseen disasters strike, casting a dark shadow over what should have been moments of joy.
In every kick, every cheer, and every tear shed on the football pitch, there’s a story waiting to be told. Through a collaboration between The Game Magazine & Athleta Magazine, these tales from the 2022 football world are brought to light, captured by IMAGO photographers. Journey with us through a curated selection of photos that not only capture moments but also the very essence of the beautiful game.
The echoes of past triumphs resonating, East German football clubs still vividly remember their glorious days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. They once regularly graced the stages of European cup finals and amassed championships, now, 33 years after the German reunification, the traditional teams from the East find themselves in the bottom divisions of German football.
Amid the backdrop of war-torn Europe, a tale that sounds more like fiction than reality unfolded. It's the story of Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann - a former Luftwaffe paratrooper, a war prisoner, and ultimately, a football icon.