Football Legends

FOOTBALL LEGENDS -Past to present

Here we have listed just listed a few of the past and present great footballers who made the game what it is today of course there is so many to list but some names you just cant forget and will always go down in worldwide football as true football legends some still even play to date others have retired but never to be forgotten.

Pele

“I was born for soccer, just as Beethoven was born for music.” Arrogant, pompous words. Except when they are spoken by Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian genius known throughout the football world as Pele.
A veteran of four World Cups, scorer of 1,283 first-class goals – 12 of them in World Cup final tournaments – a member of those magical Brazilian squads that won soccer’s greatest prize in 1958, 1962 and 1970.

But just as a collection of notes do not make a Beethoven symphony, statistics cannot capture the majesty of those glorious Brazilian sides. This was football played to a samba beat. Beautiful skills, astonishing speed and ball control – and of all those great players in the yellow and green shirts, Pele was the greatest of them all.

He was lithe, agile, strong and seemed to be able to make the ball do as he pleased. Blessed with a stunning shot and an ability to soar above defences, he was expected to perform some astonishing feat of trickery every time he was in possession.

Maradonna

Diego Armando Maradona (born October 30, 1960) is an Argentine ex-football player. In 2000 Maradona shared the FIFA Player of the Century award with Pelé after finishing first in a FIFA internet poll on the best player of the 20th century. [1][2][3]
Maradona won many trophies with Boca Juniors, FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli over the course of his career. During an international career that included 91 caps and 34 goals, he played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, leading the Argentina national team to its victory over West Germany in 1986 World Cup, in which he collected the Golden Ball award as the tournament’s best player. He scored both goals in the 2-1 victory over England in the quarter-final of the ’86 tournament. The first goal was an unpenalized handball known as the “Hand of God”, while the second goal was a spectacular 60-metre weave through six England players, commonly referred to as “The Goal of the Century”

Zidane

Nickednamed zizou or el mestro FIFA Player of the Year in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006 .Zinedine Zidane won the Golden Ball as the most valuable player in the World Cups of 1998 and 2006. Zidane played his first professional First Division game for Cannes in 1991 and quickly rose through the professional ranks. He sealed his reputation by scoring two goals in the World Cup finals of 1998, helping France defeat Brazil to claim its first-ever World Cup championship. Zidane played for professional powerhouse Juventus from 1996 until 2001, when he was acquired by Real Madrid for 46 million pounds, a record fee.He became one of the best greatest living footballers to date a midfield player who had it all skill class and could score goals out of this world as well as make them.In the 2006 World Cup final (which France lost), Zidane was ejected for head-butting Italy’s Marco Materazzi, who had made a personally insulting remark, but he was again awarded the Golden Ball. Now retired he will always be rememberd as the masterclass player watch this great video that really shows what a talent he was.

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