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Five father-son duos who played for the same club

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Zinedine and Enzo Zidane (Real Madrid) In Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey fixture against Cultural Leonesa last weekend, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane introduced Enzo Zidane as a second half substitute in place of Isco, giving the 21-year-old his senior debut for the club. In the process, Enzo followed in his father’s footsteps to become the second Zidane to play ...

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5 players who are known for their signature moves

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Cruyff turn Johan Cruyff debuted his turn at the 1974 World Cup against Sweden. The trick involves the player shaping to take a shot forward but instead using the instep to take the ball inwards in order to get away from his marker. The Dutch legend is synonymous with his exquisite skill which has since become quite common, being part ...

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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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Portrait of an iconic manager – Johan Cruyff

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  There are great players and then there are great managers. Many great players went into management and a bunch of them achieved some degree of success. However, very few can be considered legendary for both their playing career as well as management stints. Johan Cruyff makes both the lists. Tactics and man-management (Strengths) Cruyff was an exponent of attractive ...

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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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Portrait of an iconic manager – Rinus Michels

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Rinus Michels is best remembered as a pioneering football manager, but he was also an accomplished footballer. He began his playing career with Ajax in 1946 and over the course of the next 12 years he went on to play over 300 games for the Dutch club. Operating as a striker, he scored over 150 goals in all competitions and ...

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When Johan Cruyff played in Segunda Division

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Johan Cruyff is one of the greatest players the world of football has seen. The Dutchman was a maestro on the field and was integral to the great success that Ajax Amsterdam and later Barcelona enjoyed in the 1960s and ‘70s respectively. The man was an epitome of the hugely successful and revolutionary Total Football. He was instrumental in helping ...

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