Football is a very popular game. There have been many football legends who have created history with their playing skills. Some of these names will always be remembered by the football fans for generations. Here are the biggest heroes of football.
He is known as the greatest player of the century. He has scored the highest number of goals in leagues. He was also the best-paid athlete of his time. He joined the Brazil national football team at only 16. He won the FIFA World Cup thrice. He is also the leading goalscorer for Brazil. He has been a global ambassador for football. No other player could make such accurate shot using both feet. His dribbling skill is also outstanding. He received several awards during his career.
He is one of the best Argentine players we have ever seen. He has been the coach and manager of the Argentine national team and other clubs. He was named as the FIFA Player of the 20th Century. He always played in the number 10 position. Maradona is famous for his dribbling skills, control of the ball, speed, passing and the reflex actions. As he was not that tall, it allowed him to run better than the other football players. He was a sure game changer. In the 1986 FIFA World Cup, he was part of the winning team and had won the Golden Ball award. One of the goals he scored in the FIFA World Cup quarter-final against England is named as the Goal of the Century as he had to dribble the ball past five players and then get it into the net.
He is one of the best footballers of recent times. He is the captain of the Argentina football team and plays for FC Barcelona. He is the five-time winner of Ballon d’Or. He scored total 271 goals in 270 tournaments. He was the winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball. He is often known as the last minute game winner.
All these players have made a remarkable contribution to the world of football. It is for them that the game is so popular now throughout the world. The young players get a lot of inspiration from these legendary players and try to learn their skills.