Diego Armando Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona, Pelé, Alfredo Di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas are four football legend players in football history and no one can surpass them. They are respectable footballers.

Diego Armando Maradona, born on 30 October 1960, is a former Argentine professional footballer. He has played for some clubs and Argentina national team putting on Argentina football shirts in his football career. There is no doubt that he has got numerous individual and team awards.

Maradona is a great talent. When he was 3 years old, Maradona got a football from his father. From then on, football became his favorite sport. He joined the Argentinos Juniors at the age of 10. Because of his excellent performance, he was named in La Primera División Del Fútbol Argentino list, which is the highest level in Argentine football.

He finished his professional debut in 1975. He entered to the pitch wearing the jersey with a number 16, and said “That day I felt I had held the sky in my hands.” Three years later, 18-year-old Maradona became the youngest top scorer for 26 goals in Argentine football history. Maradona spent five years at Argentinos Juniors, from 1976 to 1981, scoring 115 goals in 167 appearances.

After the 1982 World Cup, Maradona was transferred to Barcelona in Spain in June. In 1983, Barcelona and Maradona won the the Spanish Super Cup, Copa del Rey and Copa de la Liga that had been cancelled in 1986.

It is no exaggeration to say that Maradona himself defeated England national team in 1986 World Cup. Argentina national team had 14 goals totally, including Maradona’s 10 goals.

As a professional footballer, he is the most successful for his dribbling ability, vision, close ball control, passing and creativity. Additionally, Maradona is considered one of the most skillful players ever.

Frank Rijkaard

Frank Rijkaard was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sep. 30, 1962. Known as a celebrated midfielder and a former manager of the Dutch national football team, he received warm welcome from many world-class football clubs, such as Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan. For outstanding performances at many international matches, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

He accomplished his first appearance in a senior team on Aug. 23, 1980. He became a professional footballer of Ajax by unique competitive advantages – speed, positioning, strategic intelligence and consistency. Before transferred to A.C. Milan, Frank Rijkaard served for Ajax for seven and a half season, winning countless accolades and honors for his team. Then he played for A.C. Milan for five season prior to go back to Ajax. In 1981, he made his first appearance at a major international match. Frank Rijkaard started his managerial career in 1998. He is also the most welcomed professional footballer of Netherlands national football team.

Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti was born in Rome, Italy on Sep. 27, 1976. As a former professional footballer having played for Italy national football team, he won 8 goals in 37 appearances at major international competitions for Italy squad. Most of playing career having experienced in Roma, Totti played as an attacking midfielder or second striker, winning numerous titles and accolades for his team.

Title of Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana are some of titles who has won in his playing career. As the competitive goal-scorer, Francesco Totti has been chosen as player of the Italy national football team. He capped for Italy in a competition against Portugal in Reggio Calabria on Apr. 26, 2000. Known for his broad vision, technique and scoring ability, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest professional footballers of his generation. After retired as prolific scorer, he was appointed as a coach of Italy squad, cultivating young generation footballers of the team. In his whole career, Totti won respects of football lovers from all over the world on the basis of excellent balance, dribbling skills and acceleration in a short time.

Djalma Santos

Djalma Santos, a former professional footballer of Brazil side, was born in São Paulo, Brazil on Feb. 27, 1929. He started his professional playing career from Portuguesa in Brazil. After transferred to Palmeiras, Djalma Santos participated near 500 matches for the club, winning numerous goals and titles for the club. From 1952 to 1968, Santos represented the Brazil side for 98 times, playing four consecutive World Cups in Brazil football shirt.

 

For brilliant achievements, outstanding practical skills and competitive techniques on football fields, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation, affecting the development of Brazil football industry. Known for competitive defensive skill, consistency, practical attacking skill and impressive technique, he, along with Franz Beckenbauer and Philipp Lahm, was inducted into the FIFA World Cup All Star teams in 1954, 1958 and 1962. In 2004, he was listed at the top 125 greatest living footballers, leaving a deep impression to people from all over the world.

Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller was born in Nördlingen, Germany on Nov. 3, 1945. Although having retired as a prolific striker, he is still a famous football player inscribed in the heart of football lovers. Different with traditional impressions in people, Gerd Müller was short, squat, awkward-looking and not very fast on football fields. For the sake of short legs, he could turn suddenly with a good balance in spaces and speeds while other football players will fall over for a suddenly turn.

When he was young, Gerd Müller show great interests in football. In 1861, Gerd Müller, a German professional football player, began his club career. For all outstanding and fabulous performances at competitions, he was nicknamed the “The Nation’s Bomber” or “Der Bomber”. In 1970, he was awarded the title of European Footballer of the Year. At the FIFA World Cup in 1970, he won ten goals for his team. Besides, he was also a winner of Golden Boot for his competitive ability in scoring for his team. As the nickname “The Nation’s Bomber” indicating, Gerd Müller’s status and honors show that he is always the most dazzling and attractive super star.

Lilian Thuram

Lilian Thuram was born in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe on Jan. 1, 1972. Having played for many famous football clubs, he is widely regarded as one of the world-class football player for extraordinary football. As the most capped footballer of the France national football team, Lilian Thuram has won numerous honors and titles for the team in France football kit. He participated in the 2002 World Cup, 2006 World Cup, Euro 1996, Euro 2004 and Euro 2008, in addition to winning the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Except for football, book and home are the rest two themes of his life, rather than drinking and entertainment. He is a really “bookworm” among many professional footballers of France national football team. He would like to spend more time on studying literature works. Besides, he is also a good husband who always help his wife dealing with housework and taking good care of his children in free time. Except all above, he has spending many time on charity in free time. There are also countless reports, news posts on Lilian Thuram on the internet.