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★ Footballers, Meet the

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40,463.  [9.0]  PAT JENNINGS: The modern Prometheus: Pat Jennings grasped perfection from the gods.  esias

 

 

 

40,472.  [8.8]  CARLOS ALBERTO: Captain of the 1970 World Cup Brazilian dream team.  esias

 

 

40,473.  [8.7]  LILIAN THURAM: Fired two goals in the world cup final for France, and flanked a mean French defence.  esias

 

 

40,538.  1998: France is one of the most racially diverse countries in the world ... Thuram grew up to become an icon ...  Football: Rise as One: France, Sky Sports 2014

 

 

40,474.  [8.8]  PAOLO MALDINI: Few players can boast of a career spanning three decades at the very highest level.  Fewer still are loyal to just one club.  One of the finest defenders football has ever produced.  (Football & Footballers)  Football’s Greatest: Paolo Maldini

 

40,475.  When Maldini finally retired in 2009 Milan retired his number 3 shirt.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

 

40,477.  [8.8]  JOHN CHARLES: Awesome at centre-half and centre-forward.  His funeral tribute filled stadia around the world.  esias

 

 

40,478.  [9.0]  FRANZ BECKENBEAUR: ‘No-one ever got past Franz.’  (Football & Footballers)  Football’s Greatest: Franz Beckenbauer, Muller  

 

73,389.  'He had a fantastic vision.'  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.  Bobby Charlton

 

108,369.  A young star, Beckenbauer’s reputation was rising on and off the pitch.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

40,479.  It had been some career, lasting almost twenty years, spanning two continents and winning every possible honour.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

73,390.  'Beckenbauer was one of the best I ever saw play.'  (Football & Footballers)  Pele

 

 

40,476.  [8.9]  DUNCAN EDWARDS: Twenty-three of the Manchester United party died in the plane crash.  Football’s Greatest

 

 

40,406.  Everybody loves you – mighty Duncan Edwards.  (Football & Footballers)  United, BBC 2011

 

40,413.  How can I pass to another player knowing it’s not Duncan?  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.  Charlton

 

 

 

40,518.  [8.7]  ZINEDINE ZIDANE: ‘He had skill and technical ability which was out of the ordinary.’  (Football & Footballers)  Football’s Greatest: Zinedine Zidane, Desailly  

 

108,370.  He joined the Italian giants Juventus … Zidane developed into a truly world-class player.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.  

 

108,371.  Zidane left Juventus to sign for the Spanish giants Real Madrid.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

40,519.  ‘Exceptional coordination, an exceptional touch of the ball.’  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.  Arsene Wenger

 

108,372.  Merci beaucoup for the memories, Zizou.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

 

40,487.  [8.7]  EUSABIO: We’re better than good.  We’re better than Brazil.  Eusabio

 

 

108,318.  ‘He was a sensational athlete; so strong and so fast.’  (Football & Footballer)  Football’s Greatest: Eusabio, fan

 

108,319.  In May 1961 Benfica beat Barcelona 3-2 in Bern to become the first club apart from Real Madrid to win the European Cup.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid. 

 

108,320.  The first modern footballer combining a devastating blend of power and acceleration, then there was the fiercesome shot.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.    

 

 

109,372.  The jewel in the Benfica crown was Eusabio … The Black Panther as he came to be called broke all club goal-scoring records over the next 15 years.  (Football & Footballers)  Football’s Greatest Teams: Benfica

 

 

102,552.  [8.7]  GARRINCHA: July 16th 1950: The World’s largest football stadium, the Maracana … Uruguay v Brazil … A stunned silence greets Uruguay’s 2-1 victory.  (Football & Footballer)  Storyville: Gods of Brazil: Pele & Garrincha, BBC 2002

 

102,553.  But two impoverished kids are to pull Brazil back from the brink … Garrincha and Pele.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.

 

102,554.  By 1957 Garrincha’s wizardry had brought the Maracana back to life.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.

 

102,555.  29th June 1958 the big day: Brazil meet the hosts Sweden in the final.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.

 

102,557.  Brazilians love the Garrincha simplicity: he is one of them.  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.

 

 

108,311.  ‘The fans loved his innocence and authenticity.’  (Football & Footballers)  Football’s Greatest: Mane Garricha, fan

 

108,312.  ‘The greatest player I’ve ever seen.’  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.  Pele

 

108,313.  No-one not even Pele contributed so much to the myth of Brazlian football and its identification to the beautiful game.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid.

 

108,314.  In 1962 he became Brazil’s leader and inspiration.  (Football & Footballers)  ibid. 

 

 

40,488.  [8.6]  BOBBY CHARLTON: Not only a brilliant player but a great goal-scorer too.  Franz Beckenbauer

 

 

108,323.  He went on to a remarkable career with England and Manchester United.  (Football & Footballer)  Football’s Greatest: Bobby Charlton    

 

40,489.  ‘He had a grace.  A change of pace like a strike of lightning ... The power in his shooting was immense.’  (Football & Footballer)  ibid.  Terry Venables

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