The best soccer players in history

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The best soccer players in history
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List of the 10 most important legends that this sport has given us, football. which by the way is listed as the most beautiful sport in the world ... http://futbolistasleyendas10.blogspot.com.ar/

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LEV YASHIN

LEV YASHIN
Moscow, Soviet Union, October 22, 1929 - Ibid, March 20, 1990 was a Soviet footballer. Considered the best goalkeeper in football history, he was popularly known as "the black spider" in reference to the dark colors he always wore and the impression of having eight arms to catch the ball. Yashin was a complete archer, of a great size, he was very agile and safe under the sticks. He won 5 titles of the Soviet League and 3 Cups of the Soviet Union.3 With his selection he was champion in the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956 and the Eurocup in 1960 He was the winner of many awards and recognitions, among the most recognized figures having been awarded the Olympic Order by the IOC elected the best goalkeeper of the 20th Century by IFFHS, goalkeeper of the 20th Century by FIFA, awarded the Order of Merit of FIFA, included in the FIFA Dream Team ) of the history of the World Cups by FIFA, awarded the Order of Lenin10 and winner of the Golden Ball by France Football that accredits him as the best in the world in 1963 and until today, of history, among many other distinctions he has won 8 national titles in the Soviet Union and 2 international titles

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FRANZ BECKENBAUER

FRANZ BECKENBAUER
(born in Munich, Germany on September 11, 1945) s a former German soccer player. Nicknamed The Kaiser, he is recognized as one of the best footballers of all time and the greatest in the history of his country. He was the captain of the German National Team that won the 1974 Soccer World Cup and the 1972 Eurocup, as well as the coach of the same team that won the 1990 World Cup in Italy. He also won three UEFA Champions League, one Intercontinental Cup, one European Cup Winners Cup, four Bundesliga and four German Cups in the Bayern Munich shirt and was awarded the Ball of Gold of Europe in 1972 and 1976. It occupies the 3rd place in the ranking of the best footballer of the century published by IFFHS in 2004. Beckenbauer was a versatile player. Although he stood out as a midfielder, he adapted to different positions on the playing field, being the creator of the position of the libero to win as a player 12 national and 7 international titles as coach 1 national title and 2 international being one of the two players who have won the world cup as a player and as a coach


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JOHAN CRUYFF

JOHAN CRUYFF
Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, known internationally as Johan Cruyff (Amsterdam, April 25, 1947 About this sound Johan Cruiff) is a former Dutch footballer He received the Golden Ball three times (1971, 1973 and 1974), a brand he shares with Michel Platini and Marco Van Basten. Cruyff was the most famous exponent of the football philosophy known as "Total Soccer", developed by Rinus Michels. He is considered by FIFA one of the four best soccer players of the twentieth century, along with Pele, Diego Armando Maradona, and Alfredo Di Stéfano, and the best in Europe. He was also chosen in second position as Best Player of the 20th Century by the IFFHS6 and in 1999 as the Best Player of the Century by all the Golden Ball winners to date. 17 national titles as a player and 10 national titles as a coach 5 international titles as a player and 4 international titles as a coach is the creator of Total Soccer is a game system used in football in which a player who moves out of position It is replaced by another of the same team, which allows the group to retain its tactical structure. In this fluid system no soccer player has an assigned role; whereupon, anyone can be a forward, midfielder and defender, This style of play was perfected by Rinus Michels during his stay at Ajax in Amsterdam and reached its peak during Johan Cruyff's stay as a player in the club and in the Netherlands national football team

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ALFREDO DI STEFANO

ALFREDO DI STEFANO
Barracas, Buenos Aires, July 4, 1926 is a former soccer player and former Argentine soccer coach, current honorary president of the Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. In addition to having played 6 matches in the Argentine national team and also 31 matches with the Spanish national team also counting on their citizenship. He is considered by FIFA one of the five best soccer players of the twentieth century, along with Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer, Maradona and Johan Cruyff; In 2004 he was chosen the fourth Best Player of the 20th Century by the IFFHS2 and also by all the winners of the Golden Ball until 1999. He is the second Argentine player with the most titles in history. Despite what FIFA and IFFHS consider, Di Stéfano is considered by a large majority the best player of all time and his name is directly linked to Real Madrid, since, not in vain, his signing for the merengue team, made changing the course of the history of this team, arriving to consider the best club of the twentieth century especially, to the cups of Europe that this club got since Di Stéfano landed in the club. Also, of Di Stéfano it is possible to emphasize his exquisite technical quality and his versatility in the field, being for that reason, considered the most complete player that has given soccer worldwide. He has won 15 national and 7 international titles as a coach, 5 national and 1 international titles, all between soccer teams and the national team.

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PELÉ

PELÉ
PELÉ (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Três Corações, October 23, 1940, is a former Brazilian footballer. He is considered by many former players, by various sports entities, by journalists and the press in general, and much of football fans, as the best player in the history of this sport He was chosen the best player of the century in a vote made For the winners of the Golden Ball, IFFHS named him the best player in the world and the International Olympic Committee awarded him the title of the best athlete of the twentieth century. He was considered the best player in history in a survey conducted by members of the Football Commission of that institution and the subscribers of FIFA Magazine. With the Brazilian national team he won the 1958 World Cup, the 1962 World Cup and the 1970 World Cup. He debuted as a professional with Santos FC, a club where he spent most of his career, which during the time he played became one of the Best teams in the world. With this he won nine Paulista Championships, three Rio-São Paulo Tournaments, six Brazilian Serie A Championships, two Libertadores Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and the Intercontinental Champions Super Cup, in the final phase of his career he stood out in the New York Cosmos of the extinct NASL. He is the top scorer of the Brazil and Santos team, with 77 and 474 scores respectively.29 In his career he scored 760 official goals, 541 in league championships, making him the top scorer in all history. The 1,282 goals Cifra achieved including the many scored in official matches (760) and friendly (522): with the saints fc (pj. 1120 goals 1087) -new york cosmos (pj. 107 goals 64) -sel. Brazilian (p.107 goals 95) - other goals 36. 23 national championships, 8 international cups


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ZINEDINE ZIDANE

ZINEDINE ZIDANE
Marseille, France, June 23, 1972, also known as Zizou, is a former French footballer. He is considered by some means the greatest exponent of world football in the mid-1990s and early 2000s as well as one of the best soccer players of all time, It is included in the list of the 125 greatest live players made by Pelé in association with FIFA. That organization distinguished him as Best World Player in 1998, 2000, 2003. In 2004 he was chosen in an Internet survey promoted by UEFA as the Best European footballer of the last 50 years He achieved important sports achievements both with his team and with some of the clubs in which he played. With France he won the 1998 World Cup, the runner-up in the 2006 World Cup and won the 2000 Eurocup championship. His most important achievements at club level he obtained with Juventus and Real Madrid, he won two scudettos, a championship League, the Super Cups of Spain and Italy, the UEFA Intertoto Cup, a UEFA Champions League, two European Super Cups and two Intercontinental Cups. I won 6 national and 8 international championships between teams that played and French national team

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DIEGO MARADONA

DIEGO MARADONA
(Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 30, 1960, is a former Argentine soccer player and technical director. He is considered one of the best players in the history of this sport, being qualified by many soccer players and former soccer players by journalists and the press in general , 9 10 11 12 by personalities, technicians and related to sports entities and fans of football in general as the best footballer in history, he has also been listed as the best player in the history of the World Cups, he has been chosen as the Best Player of the Century with 53.6% of the votes in an official vote made on the FIFA website, is idolized by millions of football lovers around the world, An example of this idolatry is the Maradonian Church. and several parts of the world there is this parody of religion related to the cult of Maradona as supreme God. For them 1961 is the year 1 DD, After Diego, and marks the beginning of the Era Maradonian. The FIFA Player of the Century was an award created by FIFA to decide the best football player of the twentieth century with the participation of any citizen in the world, since IFFHS had made an election called Best Player of the Century only with sports specialists (where Pele won). Initially the prize would be decided by voting from the internet by any user, receiving the Argentine Diego Maradona the highest number of votes, however FIFA in a controversial decision created another title that was voted by the Federation itself, taking into account both elections, winning in this time Pele and third Maradona. After the results and criticism by people and world journalism, FIFA decided to proclaim winners of the prize to both former soccer players

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RONALDINHO

RONALDINHO
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; March 21, 1980), known worldwide as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or just as Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian footballer of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo in the league of Brazilian Serie A Championship. He is recognized worldwide for having been in European teams such as FC Barcelona and AC Milan and for his participation with the Brazilian national soccer team. He was named the best footballer of the 2000-2009 decade by World Soccer magazine.


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RONALDO

RONALDO
rasileño. He is considered one of the best soccer players in history and especially as one of the best strikers. He was the great figure of the Brazilian team that won the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and the runner-up in France 98. He also won the 1997 Copa América and 1999, as well as various European titles with prestigious teams such as PSV Eindhoven, FC Barcelona, Inter, Real Madrid and AC Milan. He also joined the Brazilian squad that won the United States World Cup 94 with only 17 years old, although he did not play any championship game. He was awarded the FIFA World Player Award in 1996, 1997 and 2002 the Golden Boot of Europe in 1997 , the Golden Ball of Europe in 1997 and 2002. He also obtained the Golden Ball in the World Cup France 98 and the Golden Boot in the Korea-Japan World Cup 2002, among other awards, Ronaldo has been the top scorer since 2006 in the history of the Soccer World Cup, scoring 15 goals and the second historical scorer of the Brazilian National Team, after Pelé. He has won 10 national and 10 international tournaments between different clubs he has played and the Brazilian national team

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LIONEL MESSI

LIONEL MESSI
Santa Fe, Argentina, June 24, 1987, is an Argentine footballer playing as a striker in the FC Barcelona of the first division of Spain and in the selection of soccer in Argentina, since 2009 he is considered by the world, various sports organizations , footballers, coaches and the press in general as [the best footballer of all] He received the award for Best FIFA World Player and the Golden Ball in 2009. He is also the first winner of the FIFA Golden Ball that since 2010 encompasses both prizes, winning it again in 2011 With the obtaining of the third consecutive Golden Ball. Messi has broken several records with the Football Club Barcelona, since he is the top scorer in the history of the club, it is possible to say that with this legend of modern football it is difficult to put everything he has done because day after day week after week he is exceeding records not only of ex-footballers or current footballers but it is also being overcome, today 09/04/2012 Barcelona striker Lionel Messi became the first player in almost 40 years to score 60 goals in one season European football The Argentine scored two goals in the 4-1 victory of his team, Barcelona, over Real Zaragoza, on Saturday's League day. The 24-year-old is now seven goals away from breaking the record held by German Gerd Müller for scoring the highest number of goals during a football year. The German legend converted 67 times for Bayern Munich in the 1972-73 campaign. This season, Messi has scored 38 times in the League, 14 in the Champions League (including 5 in a single game, against Bayer Leverkusen, in March). Add to that two in the Copa del Rey, three in the Super Cup, once in the UEFA Super Cup and two in the Club World Cup. Without a doubt, this record will be exceeded in a short time. I am talking about a thing of a month by Lionel Messi and I am left with a phrase that Sabella said "they must invent a word to describe Lionel Messi" because he already exhausted all the praise ... THE PRESTIGIOUS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PUBLIC MAGAZINE ACCORDING TO A STUDY CARRIED OUT THAT MESSI IS THE BEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME