European Championship

This is a list of all the European Soccer Championship articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Emmanuel Petit: One Of The Best Defensive Midfielders

Emmanuel Petit is a retired soccer player representing the French national soccer team and some of the biggest European clubs, such as Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Monaco. Petit became worldwide prominence with the midfield partnership he developed with Patrick Vieira …

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Pierluigi Collina: Voted Best Referee Of The Year Six Times

Let’s admit it. It takes a special kind of mentality like Pierluigi Collina to referee football at the highest level. Enforcing the soccer laws of the game and managing players’ tempers while keeping up with play for 90 nonstop minutes …

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Ruud Gullit: The Former World Soccer Player Of The Year

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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