Rough Diamonds

Rough Diamonds is a series which looks at young players who have the talent and the ability to dominate world football in the years to come. And we would like,you the readers to contribute to this series.
The player you are writing about must be 21 or younger(Exceptions might be made),and preferably not someone famous and well known like Neymar/Wilshire.
Send in your entries to thefalse9[at]gmail[dot]com with your name and other details like twitter/blog url.

Rough Diamonds series has been featured in A Football Report's The Best of Football Writing in 2011.

You can read the already posted articles in this series here.


  1. check out this kid I spotted on my blog... Yusuf Kaka. Feel free to use the article.

  2. If you want to contribute to this series,you can use the id given and mail the article to us.

  3. Kevin Keegan once described Georgios Samaras as a rough diamond.

  4. James Wilson (Manchester United)
    Antony Martial (AS Monaco)
    Adrien Rabiot (PSG)
    Samuel Umtiti (Lyon)
    Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) my favorite!
    Serge Aurier (Toulose)
    Balde Keita (Lazio) another favorite!
    Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United)

  5. Lee Seung Woo (FC Barcelona)
    Regarded as one of the best prospects in the academy and both Chelsea and Liverpool are fighting for his signature.
    Playing style is similar to that of Leo Messi.