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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.

Stephane Chapuisat in his role as chief scout at Young Boys Bern

Stephane Chapuisat: The Swiss Prolific Goalscorer

There are many professions where the proverbial baton is passed from generation to generation, and soccer is no exception. And when it comes to sons emulating their fathers’ success, the case of the Chapuisat family is as fine an example …

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Hao Haidong celebrating after scoring for China

Hao Haidong: China Greatest Marksman

Goalscoring in the Chinese Super League during the 2000s followed a familiar theme: foreigners dominated it. The media and fans were not immune to reminiscing about Hao Haidong, who finished in the top three on the scoring chart year after …

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Valery Karpin: Helping Russia To Qualify For Qatar 2022

Barely three years after hanging up his boots, the Russian Valery Karpin is a successful businessman with a profile very different from your typical ex-player. The former Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo star, whose career took off at Spartak Moscow …

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Rene Higuita is captured making a save with a scorpion kick

Rene Higuita: Colombia’s Goalscoring Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper Rene Higuita was an inspired, eccentric, and trailblazing player who played for several South American club teams and the Colombian national team. Although he is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers to wear the gloves in Colombia, he is …

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Zinedine Zidane caught head butting in World Cup Final

Zinedine Zidane: The Master Of Madness

Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players in the game’s history, a true legend who achieved all there is to achieve and did it in style. But what made this French attacking midfielder special, and why has a …

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Hiroshi Nanami playing for Japan

Hiroshi Nanami: A Former Japanese Icon

Hiroshi Nanami’s silky skills and lethal left foot were vital to Japan’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup and Jubilo Iwata’s dominance of the J.League in the late 1990s. The History Of Soccer team explores the career of the former …

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Gabel Conejo having his photo taken after another great performance

Gabel Conejo: The Costa Rican Fan Favorite

The 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy was a tournament remembered more for tactical and defensive discipline than attacking flair. Yet, there was one side that managed to add some much-needed color to proceedings. Given little chance by the experts …

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pat bonner concentrating in goal for celtic

Pat Bonner: A One Club Celtic Goalkeeper

There are soccer players around the world whose lone moment will be remembered forever. Even a stellar career can be ruined by an embarrassing own-goal or a costly penalty miss. Luckily for Pat Bonner, he belongs to a more encouraging …

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Franz Beckenbauer: German And Bayern Munich Legend

Franz Beckenbauer is a German footballer who began his professional playing career as a forward and midfielder. In switching to defense, he changed soccer forever, becoming the greatest defender in history and inspiring countless players worldwide to follow in his …

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Paul Okon representing Australia

Paul Okon: Australian Captain That Lead The Way

Paul Okon was one of the most gifted players to wear the Australian green-and-gold colors, even though he lacks the profile of today’s current crop of superstars. In the early 1990s, he was the first Australian captain to play regularly …

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