Category: Players

Diego Armando Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona was born as the fifth of eight children in the slums of Villa Fiorito near Buenos Aires. He entered professional football at the astonishing age…

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born in France on the 23-rd of June 1972. His parents of Algerian descent had a total of five children. As a kid, school was…

Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov was born in Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria. His father played as a goalkeeper for the local club Spartak. In 1976, at the age…

Raúl González Blanco

Raúl González Blanco was born on June 27th 1977 in Madrid, Spain. He was brought up in a modest quarter of the city, the colony of San Cristobal…

Pelé: “There will never be another Pelé”

Pelé, one of the greatest players of all time recently sat down to talk about the state of football in South America, Brazil’s current crop of stars and…

Pelé

Pelé is one of the first soccer players to achieve massive global acclaim. His name is regularly mentioned today, more than a quarter century after his retirement. Pelé…

David Beckham

David Beckham signed with the youth squad of Manchester United in July of 1991, at the age of sixteen. It took him about five years of playing on…

Luís Figo

Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo was born on the 4th of November, 1972. He grew up in a modest family setting in Almada, the working-class district of Lisbon….

Pavel Nedved

Pavel Nedved was born in the town of Cheb near Prague, capital of former Czechoslovakia. Parents Vaclav and Ana raised Pavel along with his older sister and encouraged…

Ronaldo

Ronaldo was born in the poor suburbs of Rio de Janeiro under the name Luis Nazario de Lima. Inspired by his childhood hero Zico, Ronaldo started playing in…

Eskandarian: “Pro teams contain only the best players”

In January of 2003, Alecko Eskandarian was selected as the #1 overall pick in the MLS Superdraft by DC United. Alecko played three seasons at the University of…