This week, introduces the English for football phrase ‘to come from behind. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. If you have any suggestions or questions then you can contact us at

Embed from Getty Images

Come from behind

Come from behind mp3 | Come from behind pdf

This week’s English for football is come from behind. Now, this phrase is quite simple as it originally means to win after being behind in a race. This season Liverpool’s opponents have taken the lead three times in the last five games, but Liverpool have won the matches. They have come from behind three times. The phrase is sometimes used to say that a team is lucky, but also to say that a team has a good spirit and never gives up. To come from behind.

  • Tottenham scored twice in injury time to defeat Leicester – an amazing come-from-behind victory.
  • Liverpool staged a second-half comeback against a resilient Norwich side ( Feb 22)

Check out more football phrases by visiting our huge glossary page, where you can find hundreds of words, phrases and cliches connected to the world of football. If there is a phrase you need explaining send us a comment or email and we will try to explain it for you.

Learn English Through Football
Learn English Through Football

Free football language podcast for learners of English brought to you by Damian and Damon. Interviews, match reviews, predictions all with full language support for football fans around the world who wish to improve their English language skills.

Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at

Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

Join the discussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

CEpisode 20