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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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Gary Speed: The Welsh Cult Hero Who Took His Own Life

If there ever was a death that shook the soccer world, then the untimely death of Welsh player and manager Gary Speed was it. Speed ultimately took his own life, and it was something that no one saw coming. It …

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Bob Paisley: Liverpool’s Three Time European Cup Manager

Bob Paisley was a Liverpool soccer player, manager, and administrator for almost 50 years. No football manager demonstrated the art of leading quietly and without ego more than Bob Paisley. He did not always demand the final word. He did not …

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Danny Winter: Welsh Born Bolton Wanderers And Chelsea Player

Like many players of his era, Daniel Winter (also known as Danny Winter) lost the best years of his career to the war. He began playing football seriously at the age of 15 for the local team Maes yr Haf …

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John Charles: First Black Player To Represent England Youth

John Charles captained the West Ham team that defeated Liverpool to win the FA Youth Cup in 1962-63 and was capped by England at youth level. John was the first black player to captain a team to win a major …

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Ernst Happel: Austrian European Football Player And Manager

Ernst Happel is one of the greatest soccer managers ever. The name alone brings a smile to the face of every true soccer fan. A name that makes us all wonder for a moment if there are still such sincere …

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Sir Bobby Robson: More Than A Football Manager In Tyneside

Bobby Robson is one of England’s greatest soccer managers. In a career that spanned over four decades, Robson would manage professional clubs such as Fulham, Ipswich Town, PSV Eindhoven, FC Barcelona, Sporting Lisbon, Porto, Newcastle United, and the pinnacle for …

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Miguel Muñoz: First To Win European Cup As Player And Manager

Before Zidane, there’s Miguel Muñoz, the man who gave his heart for Real Madrid and led them to arguably their greatest decades. In spite of Real Madrid being the biggest and best football club in the world, the greatest manager …

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Herbert Chapman: Arsenal FC And Huddersfield Town Manager

Herbert Chapman is considered one of the greatest English football managers from the pre-war era. He is mainly known for his successful managerial spells with Northampton Town, Huddersfield Town and Arsenal Football Club. He has a special place in footballing …

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