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Below you will find super interesting articles about soccer players and managers who have impacted our great game. We have not just covered the best players globally, just like you would find on other soccer websites. Instead, we have shared untold stories about talented people who have made football so interesting.

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Jairzinho: The 1970 World Cup Star Nicknamed The Hurricane

Jair Ventura Filha, better known as Jairzinho, was born in the northern Rio suburb of Duque de Caxias on Christmas Day in 1944. The coaches quickly spotted his prodigious speed and strength on the ball at Botafogo, where he signed …

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Rivellino: The Bending Free Kick Specialist With The Mustache

Rivellino was born in the Sao Paulo suburb of Aclimacao on New Year’s Day, 1946 but grew up in the neighboring district of Brooklin Paulistana. In the 1950s, Sao Paulo was still a city of open spaces. As a kid, …

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Real Madrid English Players: Only Five Englishman Ever

There have only ever been five Real Madrid English Players in the history of the most famous football club in the world. Those Englishman are: Laurie Cunningham 1979-1984 Steve McManaman 1999-2003 David Beckham 2003-2007 Michael Owen 2004-2005 Jonathan Woodgate 2004-2007 …

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Shay Given: Premier League And National Team Goalkeeper

The former Irish goalkeeper Shay Given played professionally as a goalkeeper. The Republic of Ireland’s second-most capped national team player with 134 caps. Given was regarded as an agile, athletic, committed, and courageous goalkeeper with exceptional reflexes. His Premier League …

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Gary Lineker: England Striker And 1986 Golden Boot Winner

After three decades of tedious crisp adverts and 23 years of even more tedious Match of the Day links, it is easy to forget that Gary Lineker was a great striker. Well, he was. In fact, he was not only …

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Alfredo Di Stefano: Regarded As One Of The Best Of All Time

On 4th July 1926, Alfredo Stefano di Stéfano Laulhé was born to a first-generation Italian-Argentine father and an Argentine mother of French-Irish descent. Alfredo’s early years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were spent working on his parents’ farm and helping other …

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Quini: Enrique Castro The Sporting Gijón’s Riveting Striker

Enrique Castro González, also known as ‘Quini,’ was a spectacular striker at Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona. He gained legendary status due to his supremacy in front of the goal and his bravery on and off the pitch. “The …

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László Kubala

László Kubala: From Hungarian Refugee To FC Barcelona Genius

László Kubala (also known as Ladislao Kubala) was an iconic footballer who graced stadiums during the 1950s and 1960s. His life was colored with indescribable struggles, survival, heroics, and glorious triumphs. He was Kubala…footballer, manager, and as he himself once …

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Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid Coach For More Than A Decade

Diego Simeone, one of Argentina’s greatest football stars, has had an illustrious playing career spanning two decades. As manager of Spanish club Atlético de Madrid, Simeone has written a new and enchanting chapter in the club’s history. ‘El Cholo’ Diego …

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Ferenc Puskas: The Real Madrid Electrifying Goal Poacher

Ferenc Puskas was goalscoring royalty during his reign in the 1950s and 1960s. It’s no wonder he was destined to become a legend who, in making Europe his kingdom, became one of the greatest footballers of the 20th century. This …

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