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

Born near the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1913, Leonidas 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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Daniel Bertoni: Argentine Winger Who Played On Left Or Right

Former Argentine soccer player Daniel Bertoni played on either the left or right-wing. During his successful career in Argentina, he dominated the soccer field at Club Atlético Independiente, where he won three Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup, and three Copa …

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Paul Breitner: Exclusive Interview With World Cup Winner

Paul Breitner played professional soccer for the German national team as a midfielder and left-back. In addition to being named in the World Cup All-Time Team, Breitner was also considered one of the best players of his generation. He formed …

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Ricardo Rocha: The Former Defender Known As The Sherriff

For Santa Cruz, one of the big three soccer clubs in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, the deal struck back in early 1983 for Ricardo Rocha was just one of many done with smaller clubs from the interior. Yet even …

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Uwe Seeler: Famous Germany Soccer Legend And Hamburg Icon

Uwe Seeler is widely considered one of the greatest German soccer players of all time. Uwe was born on 5 November 1936 in Hamburg, where he subsequently joined his beloved local club Hamburger SV at just nine years of age. …

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Iván Kaviedes: The Ecuadorian Journeyman Nicknamed El Nine

Iván Kaviedes is a former professional soccer player from Ecuador. He represented the Ecuador national team on 57 occasions. He had a journeyman career at the club level and played for several clubs across Europe and the Americas. He played …

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Marcelino Garcia Toral: Has Managed Top Tier Teams In Spain

Marcelino Garcia Toral is a famous Spanish soccer manager/coach currently in charge of La Liga team Athletic Bilbao. Famously known as Marcelino, he has managed several top-tier sides in Spanish soccer. He was also a professional footballer and played as …

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Fabio Capello: AC Milan Tactician And Fierce Disciplinarian

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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Pat Nevin: 20 Year Soccer Career In Scotland And England

Pat Nevin played nearly 750 games over a 20-year career in England and Scotland, making him one of the most familiar faces in British soccer. After scoring a hat-trick against Celtic Boys’ Club for his team, Blue Star, he signed …

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Carlos Bilardo with Diego Maradona celebrating their World Cup win

Carlos Bilardo: Doctor Becomes 1986 World Cup Winning Coach

As a player with Estudiantes de La Plata in the 1960s and as the Argentina manager during the 1986 World Cup, Carlos Bilardo achieved worldwide renown. The team came close to reclaiming the title in 1990, reaching the final. During …

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