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TOP 11 GREATEST FOOTBALL LEGENDS OF ALL TIME (TO BE CONTINUED)

Football is a “king” sport that offers its fans unforgettable feelings. Apart from great matches, football is also where “legends” were born. 

1, “King of soccer” Pele

King of soccer may be a name that reminds people of Pele more than his real one. Being born and raised in a country where football is one of the most thriving sports – Brazil, Pele started training football since the age of 15 and at the age of 17, he became part National Brazil Football Team and also in this year, his National team becomes World Cup champion. 

During his football playing career, Pele used to win 3 World Cup Championship and become the most prolific goal scorer in Brazil National Football Team. According to IFFHS, Pele is also a legendary goal scorer in international football history with 1281 goals in total 1363 matches. 

2. “Golden boy” Diego Maradona

Even though there are a lot of scandals outside the football pitch, Argentina football legendary – Maradona is still deserved to be one of the greatest football players all over the world. With endowed talent, he has played an important part in the World Cup 1986 Championship of Argentina.

In football club career, Maradona is also an outstanding player who helped Napoli ranked first Seria A in 2 seasons in 1987 and in 1990. Moreover, he also earned various individual titles and football cups throughout his legendary career. 

3. Legend Johann Cruyff

Johann Cruyff is a Netherlands legendary football player. Throughout his football playing career, he used to take part in top-ranked football clubs such as Ajax and Barcelona and became the most crucial factor leading to these clubs’ success. 

4. “King” Franz Beckenbauer

If Brazil has ”King of football” Pele, then in Germany, Franz Beckenbauer is the legend in the football field worldwide. He is one of very few players who have resounding triumph both on his playing and coaching career lately.

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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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