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"These footballers will remain in memories forever. How many soccer legends do you know from 1930-1994. Learn more about these legends as you play."
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He is regarded as one of the most successful Italian internationals, winning two World Cups in 1934 and 1938, the latter as captain. Born in Milan in 1910, he signed for Inter Milan when he was 17. He forged a reputation as a ruthless finisher par excellence. He suffered a knee injury which effectively ended his career. Which great Italian footballer are we talking about?
One of the most prolific scorer in international history, he captained Hungary from 1950 to 1956, scoring 83 goals from 84 appearances. The loss at the 1954 World Cup final to West Germany, was the beginning of the end of his career. He played for Real Madrid in Spain and represented Spain unsuccesfully at the 1962 World Cup finals. Which football legend are we talking about?
His international career spanned 13 years. A veteran of three World Cups, he also won the European Player of the Year award. His nicknames include Black Panther, Black Spider and Black Octupus. Which goalkeeper are we talking about?
He was born in Morocco in 1933, and was signed by Nice. Although he was not very tall or good in the air to be a centre forward, he was quick and brave. A powerful left-footer, he played for France and scored 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup finals. He helped France to a third place finish by scoring four goals in a 6-3 demolition of West Germany. Which French legend are we talking about?
He was born in 1937, into a famous football family. He was spotted by Matt Busby at the age of 17 and soon signed up for Manchester United FC. Atthe time he had a unique collection of winners medals - World Cup, League Championship and FA Cup. The highpoint of his career came in 1966, when he won the World Cup and was named European Player of the Year. Which legend are we talking about?
Sir Bobby Charlton
Manuel dos Santos Francisco was born half-crippled in 1933 and required an operation which enabled him to walk. Against all odds, his physical disability proved no obstacle to a career as a professional footballer. He earned 60 caps for Brazil. In 1953, he joined Botafogo and scored a hat-trick on his debut, earning the nickname Little Bird. In the 1962 World Cup finals, he scored two goals against England in the quarter-finals, and added two more in the semi-finals during the 4-2 defeat of hosts Chile. In the Final, Brazil defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 to win the World Cup. What other name is this legend known as?
One of the key members of Brazil's winning squads in 1958 and 1962, this goalkeeper was a picture of confidence under the bar. He is known to have made the best save of his life in the 1962 World Cup finals in a crucial match against Spain. He conceded only 95 goals in 100 internationals for Brazil, being on the losing side only 14 times. Which Brazilian legend are we talking about?
He had a phenomenal ability to read the game and a cool, reassuring presence under pressure along with superb timing. He made the tackle which won the World Cup for England in 1966. His inspirational performance in the 4-2 final victory over West Germany earned him the accolade of the tournament's best player. Which legend are we talking about?
This Mozambique born striker, nicknamed the European Pele and Black Panther, played for Portugal and finished top scorer in the 1966 World Cup finals with nine goals, including four goals against North Korea after trailing 0-3. Which Portuguese soccer legend are we talking about?
Starting in midfield, this legend developed into an elegant attacking sweeper, or libero. He exuded supreme confidence and was part of the triumphant West German squad of 1974. He was also five times a German title-winner with Bayern Munich and Hamburg. Which German legend are we talking about?
He scored 33 goals in 48 internationals and became the inspiration behind the great Ajax and Holland sides of the 1970s. His name became synonymous with the revolutionary 'Total Football' concept introduced by Holland as they reached the final in the 1974 World Cup. Which legend are we talking about?
Adri Van Kraay
A fleet-footed fullback in Holland's 1974 side, he graduated to captain four years later (1978) in a more withdrawn sweeper role. He learned his craft and the philosophy of Total Football with Ajax making his transition into the national squad a natural progression. In the 1978 final, he nearly inspired the Dutch to the title. Which legend are we talking about?
This Valencia striker was the only foriegn-based player to be chosen by coach Cesar Luis Menotti for the 1978 World Cup finals. He was known as a free-kick specialist, but had the ability to pierce defences with the ball at his feet that did nost to lead Argentina to glory. He scored twice in the 3-1 win against Holland in the final. He went on to register 20 goals in 43 internationals. Which legend are we talking about?
A gutsy midfielder, his intelligent passing and ball skills were crucial to Argentina's success. He won 42 caps for his country and was a roaring success at Tottenham Hotspur. He made 238 league appearances for the club, helping them to FA Cup and UEFA Cup wins. He also had a spell with Paris St-Germain in 1982-83. Which legend are we talking about?
Santiago Santas Maria
This Italian World Cup hero of 1982 almost missed out on the tournament after being banned for almost three years in 1980. He had been caught up in a bribery scandal and was allowed to compete after continuously pleading his innocence. He exploded onto the stage with a hattrick in the 3-2 win against Brazil. In the semi-final he scored both the goals against Poland, and scored the first goal in the final, when Italy defeated West Germany 3-1 to life the Cup. Which legend are we talking about?
Though this Brazilian scored over 650 goals for Flamengo and opened his international tally by scoring from a free kick against Uruguay on his debut, he was unlucky from the three World Cups he featured in from 1978 to 1986, when he returned at the age of 33. He signed up for the Japanese J-League, scoring 79 goals in 85 games. He earned the nickname White Pele. By which name is this legend known?
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This attacking midfielder was the inspiration behind the success of France in the 1980s. An expert from deadball situations, he scored 41 goals for France. He helped France to a semi-final finish in 1982 and 1986, where they lost to Germany both times. He also helped Juventus to three league titles in four years. Which great Frenchman are we talking about?
Born in 1960, this gifted Argentinian international led his country to their second World Cup victory in 1986. He scored the controversial 'Hand of God' goal against England. He was suspended in 1991 for cocaine addiction and quit international football after failing the dope test in the 1994 World cup finals. Name this legend.
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Born in 1960, this English international scored 48 goals from 80 caps. He often passed the ball into the net rather than blasting it in. He saved England in the 1986 World Cup finals, when he scored a hattrick against Poland. Further goals against Paraguay and Argentina saw him finish as top scorer with six goals. Which legend are we talking about?
A real goal poacher, this striker was inspirational in West Germany's surprisingly strong showing at the 1986 World Cup finals. He managed 43 goals in 84 appearances for West Germany, helping them to victory in the 1990 World Cup with three goals in the opening stages. Though sent off against Holland, he returned and craftily won the penalty that clinched the Cup for the Germans. Which legend are we talking about?
Karl Heinz Rummenigge
He was captain and midfield general behind West Germany's success at the 1990 World Cup. The archetypical German footballer, he combined power, pace and skill with a ruthless eye for goal. He scored a brilliant goal against Yugoslavia and added three more as West Germany lifted the trophy in 1990. He was also in the side that reached the 1986 final and was captain again at the 1994 World Cup finals. Which legend are we talking about?
This blonde triker was West Germany's key attacker throughout the 1990s. He earned a reputation for diving earlier in his career, but won over many English critics during a hugely succesful and short spell with Tottenham Hotspur. He scored five goals for Germany at the 1994 World Cup finals. Which German legend are we talking about?
He made a stunning impact on the 1990 World Cup finals at the age of 38. Having made 80 appearances for Cameroon, he was persuaded out of retirement and helped Cameroon become the first African country to reach the quarter=finals. He scored four goals becoming the oldest player to do so in the World Cup finals. Incredibly he bettered that feat in 1994, when he came on as a substitute to score against Russia at the age of 42. Which legend are we talking about?
Juan Pierre Tokoto
He is a contoversial Brazilian forward, who mixes raw oppurtunism and exceptional cool in front of the goal with a fiery temperature on and off the pitch - "the night is my friend," he says. He provided a razor sharp cutting edge to a largely pragmatic Brazil team at the 1994 World Cup finals, scoring the winner against Sweden in the semi-finals. He also scored against them in the group stages, with strikes against Cameroon, Russia and Holland taking his tally to five. Which legend are we talking about?
This pony-tailed playmaker was the world's most expensive player at the 1990 World Cup finals. He flattered only to deceive, scoring a brilliant individual goal against Czechoslovakia. He was voted European and World Footballer of the Year in 1993 and was a sensation in the 1994 World Cup finals, almost single handedly dragging his team to the final. Ironically, it was his skied penalty in the final shootout that handed Brazil the victory. Which Italian legend are we talking about?
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