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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: 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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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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Francisco Gento: The Real Madrid Legendary El Supersonico

As one of the greatest Spanish wingers of all time, Francisco Gento López is deserving of the title ‘legend’. He played a prominent role in one of the most successful eras in Real Madrid’s history, that of the 1950s and …

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Vinnie Jones: The Crazy Gang Figurehead Now Acting As A Thug

This name Vinnie Jones may well cause a few sniggers and certainly, look significantly out of place compared to other soccer legends. Yet, legendary status shouldn’t be attributed solely based on pure footballing ability, which was fortunate for Vincent Jones …

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Luis Suarez Miramontes: Barcelona’s Enchanting Playmaker

Luis Suarez Miramontes is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish playmakers in the history of the beautiful game, having graced European football during the 1950s and 1960s. He was responsible for revolutionizing the midfielder’s role into something quite spectacular …

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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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