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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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Walter Tull: Footballer And First Black British Army Officer

In 1999, Northampton Town Football Club dedicated a garden of memory to those football players who had lost their lives in the First World War. The centerpiece was a memorial to Walter Tull, a player of Afro Caribbean descent who …

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Ebenezer Cobb Morley: The Founding Father Of Modern Football

Having spent his formative years in a religious home in Hull, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, seen as the founder of the modern game, inherited important qualities, beneficial qualities which no doubt helped him during his future organizational roles. Initially, Ebenezer Cobb …

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Arthur Kinnaird: Soccer’s First Superstar Winning 5 FA Cups

This pioneer of soccer Arthur Kinnaird was born at 35 Hyde Park Gardens on 16 February 1847 and baptized at St. James’s, Paddington, being educated at Cheam Preparatory School in the 1850s. Not only was he the first superstar in …

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Rinus Michels: The Dutchman Who Invented Total Football

Those early Dutch teams were likened to the ‘Clockwork Oranje,’ but Rinus Michels was the mastermind behind the machinery. He was a man of few words, but he was the guiding force behind Total Football’s brilliance. Aged 12 When He …

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Sepp Herberger: The Mastermind Behind The Miracle Of Berne

Sepp Herberger was one of the fascinating figures in German football. As the German national team coach, he formed a team that sensationally won the title against Hungary in Switzerland in 1954 in its first participation in the World Cup …

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Frank Wignall: England’s Contribution To Football In Qatar

The professional footballing career of Frank Wignall includes Everton, Nottingham Forest, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Derby County, and Mansfield Town. He also represented England at the international level. For a club-record fee of around £20,000, he signed for Nottingham Forest from Everton …

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Peter Withe: Center Forward Who Was Dangerous In The Air

Having failed to make an impression at Southport, Barrow, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Peter Withe spent 1975 with the USA soccer team Portland Timbers in a season that would revolutionize his career. When he got the call from America, Peter Withe …

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Wu Lei: Chinese National Team And Espanyol Center Forward

With 169 goals, Wu Lei is the top goalscorer for the Shanghai SIPG soccer club’s history. One hundred and two goals make him the second most prolific goal scorer in Chinese Super League history before moving to the Spanish club …

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Tord Grip: How English Soccer Shaped His Coaching Philosophy

When Tord Grip was appointed second-in-command to England’s national team boss Sven Göran Eriksson, it was not his first direct experience of English soccer. Some 40 years previously in 1961, while a promising young Swedish player, he had spent three …

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Leônidas Da Silva: The ‘Black Diamond’ Of Brazilian Soccer

Born near the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1913, Leônidas Da Silva started playing in 1930, before soccer became a professional sport. Two years later received his first national call-up. At the 1934 World Cup in Italy, he scored …

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