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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.

Carlos Valderrama Columbian Soccer Player

Colombia’s Metronome: Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama

An iconic look can go a long way in manifesting a player’s status as a cult hero. If you have the talent to go alongside your appearance, you are a legend in the making. Carlos Valderrama had both, and the …

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Mane Garrincha Brazilian Soccer Player

The Extraordinary Garrincha

The mighty Pelé often overshadowed Brazilian players of bygone generations. Still, there were some whose star shone just as bright and sometimes brighter than that of their legendary teammate. One of these iconic athletes was Mané Garrincha, a tricky speedster …

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Young Ruud Gullit

Ruud Gullit and Dutch Excellence

Cruyffian ideals permeate every aspect of the game, but few players have oozed Total Football quite like Ruud Gullit. The majestic Dutchman dominated in an era defined by great defenders, and he paved the way for an entire generation of …

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Hugo Sanchez Famous Mexican Soccer Player

Hugo Sánchez and the Art of Finishing

Goal scoring is a delicate art form. Football has produced plenty of great finishers, but few could master this unique skill quite like Hugo Sánchez. The Mexican striker dominated for much of the mid to late 1980s and firmly etched …

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Alan Shearer - Playing For Newcastle United

Alan Shearer: The Quintessential Hometown Hero

Alan Shearer was never a one-club man like Paolo Maldini, nor could he boast the same silverware as some of his compatriots and peers. What he did have, however, was an unshakable loyalty to his hometown club, Newcastle United. As …

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Juan Alberto Schiaffino training at AC Milan

Juan Alberto Schiaffano

On 13 November 2002, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, one of soccer’s great players died aged 77. He scarcely looked a footballer being dark-haired, pale, and thin. Still, Juan Alberto Schiaffino possessed superb control and exceptional positional play amalgamated to a talent …

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Alf Ramsey Training The England world Cup Team Of 1966

Alf Ramsey

Alf Ramsey was born in Dagenham in 1920. He had four brothers and one sister. His father, Herbert, was a laborer. His job was to look after pigs. Dagenham wasn’t a fancy place, and the young Alf Ramsey had to …

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Colin Veitch soccer player

Colin Veitch – Newcastle United Soccer Player And Vocal Conductor

Soccer players today have a reputation for being a somewhat uncultured group of individuals, whether deserved or not. Indeed that has often been the public perception of professional players throughout the history of soccer. The cultured, thinking footballers of the …

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Gary Speed playing for Newcastle United

Gary Speed

If there ever was a death that shook the football 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 Soccer Player

Bob Paisley

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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