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Carlos Valderrama Columbian Soccer Player

Colombia’s Metronome: Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama

An iconic look can go a long way in manifesting a player’s status as a cult hero. If you have the talent to go alongside your appearance, you are a legend in the making. Carlos Valderrama had both, and the …

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Mane Garrincha Brazilian Soccer Player

The Extraordinary Garrincha

The mighty Pelé often overshadowed Brazilian players of bygone generations. Still, there were some whose star shone just as bright and sometimes brighter than that of their legendary teammate. One of these iconic athletes was Mané Garrincha, a tricky speedster …

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Young Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit and Dutch Excellence

Cruyffian ideals permeate every aspect of the game, but few players have oozed Total Football quite like Ruud Gullit. The majestic Dutchman dominated in an era defined by great defenders, and he paved the way for an entire generation of …

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Hugo Sanchez Famous Mexican Soccer Player

Hugo Sánchez and the Art of Finishing

Goal scoring is a delicate art form. Football has produced plenty of great finishers, but few could master this unique skill quite like Hugo Sánchez. The Mexican striker dominated for much of the mid to late 1980s and firmly etched …

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Chivas USA final team photo

The Brief, Cursed Existence of Chivas USA

As football becomes ever more cutthroat and profit-driven, brand exposure has developed into a prominent aspect of the business. Clubs can take different approaches. Some clubs sign players from specific markets or partner with existing teams in certain parts of …

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Alan Shearer - Playing For Newcastle United

Alan Shearer: The Quintessential Hometown Hero

Alan Shearer was never a one-club man like Paolo Maldini, nor could he boast the same silverware as some of his compatriots and peers. What he did have, however, was an unshakable loyalty to his hometown club, Newcastle United. As …

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1974 Netherlands World Cup Team: Greatest Losers in History

“History is written by the victors” and “no one remembers who came in second” are old adages that don’t always ring true. The best example of that is the Netherlands World Cup team that finished runner-up in the 1974 tournament. …

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UNC Men’s Soccer: The University Of North Carolina History

The UNC men’s soccer program has written a long and successful story for itself, heading into the 2022 campaign, having had just two losing seasons since being founded in 1947. With nine trips to the NCAA national championship, the soccer …

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