Tag Archives: Diego Maradona

Greatest XI of players who never won the Champions League

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Gianluigi Buffon One of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, Buffon is still searching for his first Champions League win. The 2006 World Cup and a seven-time Serie A winner, has finished twice as runners-up – in 2003 and 2015 – but he hasn’t gone any further. Lilian Thuram The Frenchman was an integral part of the 1998 World Cup ...

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Top 5 forwards to never win Ballon d’Or

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Ferenc Puskas Puskas was the leading figure of the Mighty Magyars as they dominated the world of football in the 1950s, and are regarded amongst the greatest international sides of all time. Puskas was a prolific goalscorer for his national team as well as Budapest Honved for whom he scored at the rate of more than a goal per game. ...

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Top 6 Soccer Jersey Retired by clubs

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Bobby Moore (Wes Ham United, #6) Bobby Moore is regarded amongst the greatest players to have ever adorned the Three Lions as well as the Hammers jersey. He was the captain of the England national team as they went on to win their only World Cup in 1966. The defender spent 16 years at Upton Park and is regarded amongst ...

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Five Best Soccer Players to never win the Ballon d’Or

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Ferenc Puskas The mighty Magyar is rightly counted amongst the greatest players to have graced the beautiful game. His goalscoring heroics are of legendary proportions. Puskas racked 84 goals in 85 international matches for the Hungarian national team and 514 goals in 529 league games. Not just the numbers, but Puskas always got the timing right as well. The three-time ...

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Top 5: Best Soccer Players of all-time

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Pele If we just let the numbers do the talking, then it is very hard to argue against Pele being the best player in the history of the game. The Brazilian legend went on to win three World Cups! Yes, three. He was part of the Brazil national teams that won the prestigious title in 1958, 1962 and 1970. He ...

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Top 5 Solo performances in football

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Diego Maradona vs. England at the Estadio Azteca (1986 World Cup) There are few individual performances that can rival Maradona’s in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina’s hated rivals England. The Argentine captain put in a performance that defeated the Three Lions both with his incredible play as well has his mendaciousness. The match saw Maradona put his team ...

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5 Biggest Soccer Controversies of all-time

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  The hand of god Diego Maradona was a fierce competitor. He wasn’t one to let go off any opportunity to gain advantage even if it was through illegal means. And England bore the brunt of his conniving ways, when he blatantly scored with his hand in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final to give his team the lead against the ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – Doping

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Diego Maradona The 1986 World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. The way he led Argentina to the pinnacle of world football in 1986 has very few parallels in any sport. Maradona was blessed with superhuman abilities. His intelligence on the pitch, never say die attitude, and most importantly, his close control ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – the hand of God

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If there was one match that summed up Diego Maradona, then Argentina’s quarter-final clash against England at the 1986 World Cup at the Estadio Azetca in Mexico would be it. In the 51st minute of the encounter, Maradona after a typical mazy run from the midfield that saw him go past three English players, played a diagonal pass to Jorge ...

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