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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.

Zlatan Ibrahimović playing for AC milan

Zlatan Ibrahimović: Sweden’s Immigrant Superstar Striker

A boy can be removed from Rosengård, but Rosengård cannot be removed from Zlatan Ibrahimović. In Sweden, Rosengård, a suburb notorious for its crime and poor economy, has these words painted at the entrance to a tunnel leading to it. …

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Dunga marshalling his Brazil team

Dunga: Brazil’s Technically Gifted Defensive Midfielder

Dunga is the nickname given to Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri. A former professional soccer player from Brazil, he played as a defensive midfielder. In 1994, Brazil won the World Cup under his captaincy. He and Spanish midfielder Xavi are the …

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Johnny Haynes when signed for Fulham fc

Johnny Haynes: Fulham’s Greatest Ever Soccer Player

Fulham Football Club lost their most famous son with the death of the great Johnny Haynes. 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 silence at …

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djamel zidane celebrating a win over germany

Djamel Zidane: The Original Zidane From Algeria

Algerian soccer fans had their own Zidane, long before Zinedine Zidane burst onto the scene in France. Djamel Zidane was an inspiration to the illustrious Frenchman in his formative years. His Kabyle ancestry explains his two-footed appearance. A great deal …

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Former Brazilian Goalkeeper Claudio Taffarel

Claudio Taffarel: One Of Brazil’s Greatest Goalkeepers

Brazilian soccer player Claudio Taffarel played as a goalkeeper. He played professional soccer for five clubs in Brazil and Europe during an 18-year career. His senior career began with Internacional in 1985, while his later clubs were Parma, Reggiana, Atlético …

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The Greatest Soccer Player Of All Time, Pele.

The Greatest Soccer Player Of All Time: Who’s The Best?

Pelé is often thought to be the greatest soccer player of all time. But how good was he? How do his records compare to other modern game greats, and what made this striker so special? Who Was The Greatest Soccer …

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Olaf Thon playing for Germany

Olaf Thon: Former German Central Midfield Maestro

Olaf Thon recalls: “I still remember Peter Shilton not diving towards the corner until the previous penalties from Riedle, Matthaus, and Brehme had already gone in.” So I said to myself: “Come on, son, just hit the target, nothing too …

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer managing Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: No Longer The Baby Face Assassin

It’s time to grow up for the ‘Baby Faced Assassin. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played for Manchester United and Norway, is now learning to deal with failure since his sacking by the Red Devils in late 2021. With 261 goals …

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Dino Zoff making a save

Dino Zoff: World Cup And European Championship Winner

Dino Zoff’s stellar career spans three decades. At the age of 40 years, four months, and 13 days, Zoff is the oldest player to have won the World Cup, which he won as captain of the Italian national team in …

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Stephane Chapuisat today

Stephane Chapuisat: The Switzerland 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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