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In terms of footballing heritage, South America is one of the richest, with Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay all having won the World Cup multiple times.

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Djalma Santos: Best Ever Right-Back and World Cup Winner

Djalma Santos is regarded by many as the best right-back ever in the history of soccer. He was a two-time FIFA World Cup winner with Brazil in Sweden in 1958 and Chile in 1962. Twice a Rio-São Paulo Tournament winner …

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Pelés First Game: Playing Sheffield Wednesday At Hillsborough

Pelé is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player the world has ever seen, yet he played in just a handful of games in England and never at the country’s home of football, Wembley Stadium. Pele’s first game in the …

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Luis Suarez: One Of The Dirtiest Football Players In World

Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez divides opinions. He was beloved by many, despised by more. This man attracted the ire of an entire continent, a man notorious for biting opponents, but also a family man and a generational talent. Seneca the …

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Enzo Francescoli: The Elite Playmaker Known As El Principe

When people think of football legends, El Príncipe is frequently overlooked. Still, Enzo Francescoli was one of the best players of his era, arguably on par with peers Maradona and Zico. This Uruguayan and River Plate star deserves to be …

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Fernando Redondo: Tenerife, Real Madrid and AC Milan Prince

Fernando Redondo was a defensive midfielder who contributed at both ends of the soccer field. The Argentina-born star played ten seasons in La Liga for Tenerife and Real Madrid, then finished his career with AC Milan. Over his career, the …

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Mane Garrincha: The Forgotten Brazilian Soccer Superstar

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

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Juan Alberto Schiaffino: Italian-Uruguayan Football Player

On 13 November 2002, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, one of the best Uruguayan footballers died aged 77. He scarcely looked a footballer being dark-haired, pale, and thin. Still, Juan Alberto Schiaffino Villano possessed superb control and exceptional positional play amalgamated to …

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Tele Santana: Brazil’s Successful Offensive Minded Coach

While most coaches prefer strong defense and tight marking, Tele Santana guided his players to seek attack and goals. As a manager, Telê was a master at attacking football. The Brazilian national team only needed a draw against Italy, in …

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