Famous Footballers

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David Beckham
David Beckham is one of Britain's most iconic athletes whose name is also an elite global advertising brand. He was captain of the English national team from 2000 to 2009, scored in three different FIFA World Cups, and played midfield for clubs in Manchester, England, Madrid, Spain, and Milan, Italy; he also won the MLS Cup playing for Los Angeles Galaxy in 2011 and 2012...
 
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Eric Cantona
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Eric Cantona is most known for his skill on the soccer field. Starring at Old Trafford, Manchester United's homeground, Cantona got the nickname "The King". The controversial striker has been praised as the one who brought back the trophies to one of the world's most famous soccer clubs. Cantona is well-known for being banned from playing soccer for 8 months after kicking a fan during a match...
 
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Gary Lineker
Gary Winston Lineker OBE was one of English football's top strikers in the 1980s and early 1990s. A unique blend of skill, intelligence and charm, he was venomous up front, an extreme professional, who rarely lost his temper. During his 14 year long professional career, Lineker was never cautioned, let alone sent off - very few footballers have achieved this feat...
 
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Pelé
Simply he was, and for many people still is, the greatest football player of the world. Not a single thing was impossible for him: he won three World Cup with his National Team of Brazil (Sweden 1958, Chile 1962, Mexico 1970). He scored more than 1.200 goals during his long career (more than 1.300 official matches)...
 
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Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer, generally considered one of the best footballers of all time. He plays for Juventus in Italy. Pelè named Del Piero in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelè as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations while Brazilian star Ronaldinho proclaimed that Del Piero is his idol...
 
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Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona was widely regarded as the best footballer in the world in the 1980s and his crowning achievement was his World Cup win with Argentina in 1986. He started his career at Argentinos Juniors and played his first game for Argentina in 1977, although he missed out on becoming part of the Argentina squad for the 1978 World Cup...
 
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Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is the only football player in history to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or four times, all of which he won consecutively. Born and raised in central Argentina, Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency as a child...
 
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Raúl González
He joined Real Madrid in season 1992/93 from the former Atlético Madrid lower teams. His promotion in the club has been unstoppable ever since he came in. After a brilliant performance in the reserve teams, he stepped up to make his debut in the first team when he was 17 under Jorge Valdano's coaching...
 
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Johan Cruyff
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Johan Cruyff (or Cruijffie) is voted the best European soccer player of the twentieth century (and the second best worldplayer). He started his career with AJAX Amsterdam and led them to 4 European finals of which 3 were won (1971/1972/1973). In 1973 Cruyff joined Barcelona (for a the then record-fee of 6 million guilders)...
 
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985, in Madeira, Portugal to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Diniz Aveiro. Cristiano has an elder brother, Hugo and two elder sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. His name was inspired by the former US-president, Ronald Reagan, whom his father was influenced by...
 
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Brian Robson
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Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer CBE is one of the all-time legends of English football. He started his career playing for Southampton F.C. in 1987, but five years later was snapped up by Blackburn Rovers F.C. Whilst there, he scored an astounding 30 goals three seasons running. In 1992, he joined the international squad as captain of England...
 
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan was born in 1981 in Malmö, Sweden. He received his first pair of football boots at the age of five and it was obvious even at this early age that he had the potential to become an extraordinary footballer. He grew up in the infamous neighbourhood Rosengård known for being one of Sweden's roughest areas...
 
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Clarence Seedorf
Clarence was born in Suriname and is widely considered as one of the 'greats' of modern football. He has been a permanent fixture in the Dutch international squad for a number of years and is the first player to have won the Champions League four times and with three different clubs - Ajax in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998 and Milan in 2003 and 2007...
 
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