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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 global acclaim. His name is regularly mentioned today, more than a quarter century after his retirement. Pelé started...

David Beckham


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

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 Luis Nazario de Lima and grew up in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by his childhood hero Zico, he joined a youth club...

Dream Team: Ajax 1970


Standing: 1.Heinz Stuy 3.Wim Suurbier 5.Ruud Krol 12.Horst Blankenburg 13.Barry Hulshoff (4 in earlier years) Squatting: 7.Johan Neeskens 15.Arie Haan 9.Gerry Mühren 14.Johan Cruyff 16.Johnny Rep 11.Piet Keizer...

Dream Team: Bulgaria 1994


Standing: 10.Nasko Sirakov, 3.Trifon Ivanov, 9.Yordan Letchkov, 1.Bobi Mihailov (Captain), 6.Zlatko Yankov, 7.Emil Kostadinov, Dimitar Penev (head coach) Squatting: 20.Krasimir Balakov, 5.Peter Hubchev, 8.Hristo Stoichkov, 4.Tzanko Tzvetanov, 16.Ilian...

Dream Team: Brazil 1962


Standing: 2.Djalma Santos, 4.Zito, 1.Gilmar, 5.Zozimo, 6.Nilton Santos, 3.Jose Mauro and Casihing (doctor) Squatting: Americo (masseur), 7.Garrincha, 8.Didi, 19.Vava, 20.Amarildo and 21.Mario Zagallo Starting formation (4-3-3) Pele Vava...

Greatest Soccer Rivalries


Some of the most obscure clubs names in the game have devoted supporters who uphold intense and long-lasting rivalries. AS Roma vs Lazio In 1977, smaller groups of...
The Modern Era: FIFA

The Modern Era: FIFA


On the 21st of May 1904, representatives from seven European countries (France, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) met in Paris and formed the governing body...

The Middle Ages: Calcio


Calcio is a ball game that originated around the 16th century in Florence, Italy. The game was initially known as “giuoco del Calcio fiorentino”. The first official rules...
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