- Publish Date
- Monday, 13 June 2022, 10:34AM
In this episode, we’re rewinding the clock one year to June 2021, when we sat down with All Whites legend Ryan Nelsen.
I remember this as a breakthrough episode for us. It was our 50th podcast, our biggest guest and we were both really anxious about getting it right.
And Ryan couldn’t have been a better guest. Across nearly two hours he shared all the best bits of his life and career – and we’re really proud of how it turned out.
We talk about all the best stories from his seven years at Blackburn, his frustrations with the All Whites in 2010, what it was like playing with Tugay, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, Harry Kane - and against Henry and Bergkamp, Ronaldinho and Neymar - the time he hit on Chelsea Clinton at Stanford and so, so many other cracking yarns from an incredible career.
Nelsen is a natural leader and this episode provides a pretty revealing picutre of why he was made captain of nearly every team he has played for.