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A-Z of footballers
Football in General
Member Name: sam*sam
Football in General
Date: 29/06/02, updated on 30/06/02 (1642 review reads)
Advantages: great players
Disadvantages: cost too much
Adams,Tony, the great Arsenal and England centre back.
he had a alchohol problem, but got through it, and became one of the best ever defenders.
Beckham, David, yep, Golden balls found a way into my list, the superb Manu and england midfielder is one of the best ever midfielder.
Cantona, Eric, Flamboyant, often controversiol, lavishly gifted and a great team player-Eric Cantona was all of these and more, and his influence transformed Manu from a good side into a great one.
'Dixie' Dean, William, the goal-scoring feats of this legendary Evertonian are likely ever to be matched. in his first season with Tramnere he scored 27 goals in 27 games. Then he moved to an other mersyside team and into record breaking. He scored 60 goals in his first season, he only played 16 games for England.
Euesebio, Euesebio was the leader of the pack of African players who, in the 1960s, made a huge impact on the Portuguese game, he became a star international for Portugal in the 1966 world cup he lead them to the semi-final, he got fouled badly through the world cup and he had to retire from pro' footy in 1974 at the age of 32, when he was adviced not to play football again after he injured his knee very badly. The star from Mozambique scored 38 in 46 games.
Finney, Tom, English Footballer of the year in 1954 and again in 1957, the 'preston plumber' spent his whole career with the Preston team, and consequently won far fewer honours than he desserved. Versatile on both feet, Finney was a strong tackler who also possesed great power in his headers.
He won 76 caps and scored 30 goals, despite the distruption caused to the game by the 2nd world war.
He was knighted in late 90s.
Giggs, Ryan, the half welsh half english player who chose to play for wales and became one of Manus best left midfielders.
If he hade chose to play for England would have surely won many,many caps.
Geoff, strong and deceptively quick for a big man, he seemed to save himself for the big occasion.
If he had achived nothing else in his playing career, his Wembley hat-trick in the 1966 world cup final got him a place in englands hall of fame.
Jennings, Pat, the softly-spoken Jennings was a giant of the world game.
He played 1000+ pro' games including 4 f.a cup finals.
He won 119 northern ireland caps and 2 english player of the year awards.
Keegan, Kevin, he won the UEFA cup twice and the european cup once. he earned many caps and maneged england once.
A knee injury denied Law the possibility of his greatest triumph, forcing him to sit out of ManUs 1968 European Cup victory.
He won 2 leagues and 1 fa cup
'the king' scored 30 goals in 55 matches for scotland.
Few players have provoked as many headlines as Maradona, his talent lifted him above all others on the field, but off it he nearlly ruined himself-he has haf a succesion of problems with drink, drugs and firearms.
he lead argentina through 4 world cups, one of which was a world cup win.
Owen, Micheal, the young player has allready proved himself as 1 of the best strikers in the World at the age of 21.
Captain of the great Hungarian side that lost only once between 1950&1956.
Two matches sum up the brilliance of this 'Magical Magyar'
the 6-3 defeat of england and the 7-3 defeat of Eintracht frankfurt in Real Madrids 1960 Eurapean cup final.
Ronaldo made a storm of controversy during the summer of 1997 when he moved from barcelona to inter milan.
He messed up in the 1998 world cup final but proved his skill after a bad injury in this years world cup.
one of the men who lead manu to their great period in the 90s.
Is arguably 1 of the best ever keepers.
Goal scorer and man of the match in italy's 1982 world cup final.
An accomplished 'holding'midfielder who could also play as a deffender
One of the best fowards of the modern era, he was a dangerous combo' of power,pace and brains.
Most well known for his gravity-defying volley against the USSR and the injuury that prematurely endded his career.
The man who stripped the world cups 'youngest player' from pele.He began as a striker but converted to a midfielder with an eye for goal.
He, like Van Basten, had his career ended prematurely due to injury.