Glory is a new football magazine with an ethos to put the ‘beautiful’ back in the beautiful game. We travel the world documenting alternative football cultures including the most remote, exotic and unusual destinations.
Glory are a team of designers, writers and photographers with a shared passion for football. We wanted to explore football beyond the Premier League, the Champions League and the World Cup, beyond Sky Sports and BT – beyond even the Football League and the major European club competitions.
Football is the world’s most popular sport, and there are countless nations where die-hard fans pack remote, windswept stadia or watch their national teams scrap for the honour of a place in the FIFA top 100. We look beyond the money, the glamour and the trophies to find the real Glory of football.
Meet the founders
Raised in 'The Snakepit' at Carrow Road, Ryan has travelled the world following the beautiful game. His passion for photography came through in his late teens, and after years of honing his craft, he's been commissioned across the globe for clients such as Soccerbible, Adidas and Caterham F1. Ryan was featured in the No.1 US Soccer magazine Eight by Eight for the best creative work in football right now. Ryan has recently had twin girls to help bolster the Norwich City fanbase.
An Ipswich fan for most of his life (for some reason Liverpool lost their appeal once the '80's were over...) Lee is an award-winning creative with 20 years' experience in the design and advertising industries. Inspired by a trip to the Nou Camp at age 9, football and travel became the twin passions of Lee's life (alongside his wife and two boys – who, inevitably, are Norwich fans).
Louis is Glory's resident wordsmith. A freelance writer and award-winning short filmmaker, Louis has written numerous short film scripts, blog posts, feature articles and other inspirational content for brands all over the world. Louis is a long-suffering Arsenal fan and Arsene Wenger apologist with a soft spot for the nearly and sometimes-men of European football: AS Roma, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.