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This is a list of all the professional soccer player articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

Stephane Chapuisat in his role as chief scout at Young Boys Bern

Stephane Chapuisat: The Swiss 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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soccer golf, also known as footgolf

Soccer Golf (aka Footgolf) History, Rules, Where To Play

Soccer Golf is a recently developed sport that has gained popularity since its inception in 2008. It’s also popularly known as Footgolf, and as the name suggests, it combines the mechanics of two extremely popular sports – association football and …

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Alexia Putellas being presented another personal award

Alexia Putellas: Makes History Winning Ballon d’Or

Alexia Putellas Segura is a professional soccer player who plays for the Spain women’s national team and Barcelona Femení. She plays in the midfield and is considered one of the best players ever in women’s soccer. She has won five …

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Hao Haidong celebrating after scoring for China

Hao Haidong: China Greatest Marksman

Goalscoring in the Chinese Super League during the 2000s followed a familiar theme: foreigners dominated it. The media and fans were not immune to reminiscing about Hao Haidong, who finished in the top three on the scoring chart year after …

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Valery Karpin hugging one of this russian footballers

Valery Karpin: Helping Russia To Qualify For Qatar 2022

Barely three years after hanging up his boots, the Russian Valery Karpin is a successful businessman with a profile very different from your typical ex-player. The former Real Sociedad and Celta Vigo star, whose career took off at Spartak Moscow …

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ronaldo is congratulating peter crouch, the most successfull tallest player in modern soccer

Tallest Soccer Player In The World (2021/22 Season)

Height is not a prerequisite to being a top player in professional soccer. However, it certainly helps, in some positions, more than others. For example: being tall is undoubtedly helpful for goalkeepers and center-backs. However, any midfielder would prefer agility …

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Rene Higuita is captured making a save with a scorpion kick

Rene Higuita: Colombia’s Goalscoring Goalkeeper

Goalkeeper Rene Higuita was an inspired, eccentric, and trailblazing player who played for several South American club teams and the Colombian national team. Although he is considered one of the greatest goalkeepers to wear the gloves in Colombia, he is …

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Zinedine Zidane caught head butting in World Cup Final

Zinedine Zidane: The Master Of Madness

Zinedine Zidane is one of the greatest soccer players in the game’s history, a true legend who achieved all there is to achieve and did it in style. But what made this French attacking midfielder special, and why has a …

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Hiroshi Nanami playing for Japan

Hiroshi Nanami: A Former Japanese Icon

Hiroshi Nanami’s silky skills and lethal left foot were vital to Japan’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup and Jubilo Iwata’s dominance of the J.League in the late 1990s. The History Of Soccer team explores the career of the former …

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pat bonner concentrating in goal for celtic

Pat Bonner: A One Club Celtic Goalkeeper

There are soccer players around the world whose lone moment will be remembered forever. Even a stellar career can be ruined by an embarrassing own-goal or a costly penalty miss. Luckily for Pat Bonner, he belongs to a more encouraging …

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