Articles by Richard Godden

Wonder Wall: Emerson Thome In Japan


Emerson Thome had the character and footballing traits that earned him a place in the hearts of fans wherever he played and, during two seasons in Japan, with Vissel Kobe, the man nicknamed “The Wall” for his defensive stoicism became a local hero. He relives his enriching career finale…

Emerson Thome was given an emotional send-off when he departed Kobe in 2007 and ended his playing career


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