Eliot Rothwell

Soccer Contributor

Eliot Rothwell is a freelance sports writer from Manchester, England. The 20-year-old was accredited for Euro 2012, spending a month in Ukraine and has previously been accredited for the Premier League. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the Central and Eastern European website the Slavic Football Union [] and specialises in football in that part of the world. Closer to home he has worked as a football correspondent for, Four Four Two magazine, The Daily Mirror and The Huffington Post.


Dinamo Zagreb And Croatia's Latest Star

Eastern European expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at Dinamo Zagreb's conveyor belt of talent with a focus on Mateo Kovačić, the latest promising youngster to burst onto the scene. With thanks to...

Differing Fortunes For Russia's Two UEFA Champions League Adventurers

Reviewing the fortunes of CSKA Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg in this week's Champions League fixtures.

Welliton's Punishment Sees The Russian Premier League Hotting Up

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell runs through the controversy surrounding Spartak striker Welliton's injury of CSKA and Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev and the Brazilians subsequent punishment.

Make Or Break Time For Russia And Advocaat

The upcoming UEFA European Championship qualifying matches with Macedonia and the Republic of Ireland provide a stern evaluation of Russia's progress and Advocaat's reign, writes Eastern Europe...

The Champions League Draw And Eastern Europe

Eastern European writer Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the UEFA Champions League draw from the perspective fo the east.

Dinamo Moscow Capitalise As CSKA And Zenit Struggle

Formed by a secret police chief, Dinamo Moscow look to stealthily climb the Russian Premier League as their rivals fail to win.

Yuri Zhirkov Faces The Boo Boys As Russia Defeat Serbia

Eastern Europe correspondent Eliot Rothwell explains the story surrounding the booing of Yuri Zhirkov in Russia's 1-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday.

Anzhi Makhachkala And New Europe's Nouveau Riche

Eastern Europe expert Eliot Rothwell takes a look at the impact of new money in this footballing New Europe with a focus on the story surrounding the rise of Anzhi Makhachkala.

A Tale Of Two Contrasting Teams And Two Contrasting Managers

The brillance of Berdyev sees Rubin Kazan leave Kiev with two away goals and a clean sheet ahead of next Wednesday's Champions League third qualifying round second leg.

The Uneasy Partnership Between Russia And Ukraine

The Russian Premier League's Executive Director Sergey Cheban mooted the possibility of uniting the Russian and Ukrainian leagues. Our Eastern Europe expert sees some pitfalls in the idea.

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