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We document the European football players who have the biggest seasons and made the best contributions to their teams.

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Steve Bull: England And Wolverhampton Wolves Cult Hero

Steve Bull is remembered as nothing short of a hero by the supporters at Molineux. Stephen George Bull spent 13 seasons leading the line for Wolves, banging in a record 250 league goals and netting more than 300 times in …

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Peter Schmeichel: Manchester United and Denmark Goalkeeper

Peter Schmeichel is widely considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, but is the Great Dane Manchester United’s greatest ever keeper? As a goalkeeper, he was known for his hulking physique, rapid reflexes, saving pivotal spot-kicks, and scoring …

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Walter Tull: First Northampton Town Player To Enlist For War

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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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. The centre forward also represented England at the international level. For a club-record fee of around £20,000, he signed for Nottingham Forest …

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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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Fabio Capello: Former AC Milan Manager And Teams Coached

Fabio Capello has had many labels throughout his prodigious managerial career. A pragmatist, a tactician, and a fierce disciplinarian with clarity of mind and an obstinate determination to succeed. He was, however, no yes-man and indeed no proxy for Silvio …

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Best English Soccer Players Of The Century

At the end of 2021, we have been asking History Of Soccer readers to vote for your teams of the century across three different eras and, ultimately, the overall Best English Soccer Players Of The Century. And now, after taking …

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Johnny Haynes: Fulham Legend And Their Greatest Footballer

Fulham Football Club lost their most famous son with the death of the great Johnny Haynes in 2005. He was Fulham’s greatest-ever soccer player and probably the best soccer player in Britain during the late 1950s. There was a minute’s …

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Charles William Miller: How Did He Impact The Game Of Soccer

The grave of Charles William Miller lies more or less hidden in the corner of a Sao Paulo cemetery. No plaques denote this man’s impact on Brazil’s rich cultural history, no sign to remind visitors that he was even that …

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