Vanuatu: Ronaldo Wilkins is back to 11-a-side football

After almost a year playing futsal, young midfielder Ronaldo Wilkins is back to 11-a-side football in the 2020 PVFA Mix First & Second Division Independence Cup. The 20-year-old forward is playing the tournament for AS Ambassador that is currently playing in the second-tier of Port Vila’s football league system. He last played 11-a-side football lastContinue reading “Vanuatu: Ronaldo Wilkins is back to 11-a-side football”

Brazil and Oceania: a Football connection

🇧🇷 PortuguĂŞs Brazil is the place where football happens; Brazilians call their country “the home of football” – and that could really be true. Five times in history, Brazil has won the most important football tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup. The same country that produced players such as PelĂ©, Zico, Ronaldo andContinue reading “Brazil and Oceania: a Football connection”

The rise of Ronaldo Wilkins

In the late 90s Ronaldo was shocking the world with his dribbles and goals. The legendary Brazilian forward won the Ballon D’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1997, two awards that are given to the best player in the world throughout the year. At the same time, on the other sideContinue reading “The rise of Ronaldo Wilkins”

TBT #07 – When Vanuatu faced the world

This week is a very special one for football fans in Vanuatu. Three years ago they had their first opportunity ever to face the world in a FIFA-sanctioned World Cup competition. Despite losing all their matches, their youth players really made Ni-Vanuatu people proud. Vanuatu managed to book a berth in the 2017 U20 FIFAContinue reading “TBT #07 – When Vanuatu faced the world”