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“I LIKE PLAYING FOOTBALL, I LIKE WINNING – I DON’T NEED TO BE PAID FOR THAT”

Corinthian-Casuals are England’s highestranked amateur football club, which makes Danny Bracken the country’s leading amateur goalkeeper. Dominic Bliss caught up with him shortly after his side won the inaugural Egri Erbstein Tournament in Budapest to find out about tours to Brazil and Hungary, and what it’s like to play for one of the most significant clubs in football history.

Danny, you lifted the Corinthian Cup this summer, which is the prize for the winners of the new European amateur club competition, the Egri Erbstein Tournament. It must be special for a non-league team to get to compete in Europe and win trophies like that?

For me to come and represent Corinthian-Casuals at an international tournament was a special moment. We knew that the trip was about more than just the football – it was about showing that the sport can still be played the right way, with the right values, and you can still be a successful team that way. We’ve gone on and won it and to say that I was captain when we came over to Hungary and retraced a tour that happened years and years ago is a good thing.

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We're back with issue 3, and we have a stellar line-up! David de Gea, Karen Bardsley, Tony Coton, Eric Steele, David Preece, Tim Flowers, Danny Bracken, Owain Fon Williams, Shaka Hislop, David Seaman, Raimond van Der Gouw, Dave Beasant, Todd Hoffard, and more. Plus! The goalkeepers to watch this season. the greatest goalie pics of all time and loads more!

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