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TOP 10 MOST SHOCKING EVENTS THROUGHOUT FOOTBALL HISTORY

  • In 1950, the World Cup took place in Brazil. During the final of this championship this year, no one believed that under the cheering of almost 200.000 spectators on legendary Maracana Stadium, Brazil National Team ended up as a loser to Uruguay National Football Team. This has been one of the most shocking events in football history until now.
  • In 2006, the largest-scale football betting scandal and match-fixing which had never been seen before produced a stir in the whole world. Calciopoli is the scandal which led to Juventus Club’s championship disqualification of 2005 and 2006. This club was also under-ranked to play for Serie B. AC Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina and other football teams such as Reggina, Arezzo were also fined with different measures. If there were no championship for Juventus in 2006, a lot of Italian football players would be put in jail.
  • In 2000, Figo decided to sign a contract with the opponent team of Barcelona – Real Madrid with a staggering transformation fee of 38,7 million pounds. This transformation deal has added insult to injury between these 2 prestigious teams.
  • In the semi-final of World Cup 1982, when France has to face West Germany, Battiston comes into play from the substitute position in round 2. After 10 minutes of the match, Battiston was so close to scoring the goal when there was just only goalkeeper of West France Schumacher. However, a horrific thing happened when, in an effort for saving the lost, goalkeeper Harald Schumacher’s hips collided with the head of Barriston. This collide made Battiston fall into unconsciousness immediately. His neck was broken. Michel Platini said he had thought Battison had died, as “Barriston does not have heartbeat anymore and looked totally pale.” But luckily, he was taken to the hospital just in time.
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TOP 11 GREATEST FOOTBALL LEGENDS OF ALL TIME (PART 2)

5. “Alien” Ronaldo (Fat Ronaldo)

The next player in the legendary football players list is Ronaldo – who has the ”alien” nickname. He is the top-ranking player of Brazil National Football Team who played a crucial part in gaining various prestigious  titles for the whole team.

Apart from that, Ronaldo has gained Ballon d’Or title twice and also, he  was the youngest football player throughout the history to be awarded the ”European Golden Shoe” when he was at the age of 21. In regarding of many different factors, “alien” Ronaldo deserves to be the most legendary football player of all time. “There will be just a few players in the near future can compare with this legends” – football experts said.

6. Zinedine Zidane:

.Zinedine Zidane is also another outstanding player on the list of legendary football players of all time. During his professional football career, he used to help French Football National Team to bring home the bacon with World Cup 1998 Champion, Euro 2000 Champion and won d’Or title in 1998. Apart from that, Zidane is also the player who broke the record of the most staggering transformation contract of up to 77 million euro from Juventus to Real. 

Nowadays, Zidane is no longer a professional football player. However, he is a professional coach for the Spanish Royal Football Team – Real Madrid and has gained a lot of success for this renowned club. 

 7. Alfredo Di Stefano

Di Stefano used to be well-known as the soul of Real Madrid during the 50s of the last decade. Former Argentina striker is the 3rd most outstanding player throughout the history of Real Madrid with great achievements: 216 wins in 282 plays, the players who had most scores in El Clasico play history. 

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MOACIR BARBOSA – THE MOST UNFORTUNATE VICTIM OF FOOTBALL HISTORY

As everyone knows, football is an entertaining recreation. However, few of us also recognize how cruel this sport is. This is a story about Moacir Barbosa, the most unfortunate victim in football’s history. Just because of a fault, he had to pay off through his lifetime.

World Cup 1958 is the first time when Brazil won the title. However, at that moment of celebrating that world championship, Samba people we’re still mournful as they were supposed to be champion 8 years previously.

This is Moacir Barbosa, who was considered as World Cup 1950’s loser. He was the main reason for Brazil’s championship loss that year and then turned back on by the whole nation. 

Back in 1950, Brazil showed its great grave for winning the title. Throughout 60 years since its Independence day, they had never had the chance to do this. At that year, the World Cup was celebrated in Brazil, which was a special occasion for Brazilians. Mayor Rio de Janeiro on the day of publishing extravagant Maracana stadium declined: ” We finished our work of building Maracana, now it’s your turn, bring home the World Cup bacon.” 

On the 16th of July, there were 200.000 spectators gathering in Maracana to speculate the fateful final. When the match only had 24 minutes left and the score was 1-1, Brazil was close to being champion. Unfortunately, at the 79th minute, Alcides Ghiggia of Uruguay shot the ball perfectly to the goal while Canadian goalkeeper Barbosa could not read Alcides’ mind.

After that regretful failure in the decisive final, Moacir Barbosa was accused as the goalkeeper who ”made all of the Canadian cry”. He was condemned for life and treated badly since that day. Neither the National team not football club calls for Moacir until the end of his life. He died in poverty and disaffection of the whole nation. On the day he passed away, he said: ” In Brazil, the longest sentence only lasts 30 years, while I had to suffer from the 50-year sentence of the whole nation..”

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