The pearl of Mozambique - the hero of Portugal
The world knows the great football player only as Eusebio, but his full name is three times longer. When he was just starting to play, it never occurred to anyone…

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Valery Lobanovsky - Great coach!
Older generation football fans who took the early 1960s should remember well the famous corner kicks of Valery Lobanovsky, the forward Dynamo Kiev “Dynamo”. He twisted the ball so skillfully…

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Legendary Tactic
Initially, football was designed more for that. to become a form of free pastime, rather than a professional occupation. The young people who founded the English Football Association did not…

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Brazil national team – Uruguay national team 1950 World Cup

In 1950, the world championship, the fourth in a row, and the first, held after World War II, hosted Brazil. Millions of hot Brazilian fans remembered, of course, that in the I and II championships the winners were the hosts of the tournaments. They also remembered that at the last pre-war championship in 1938, in distant Europe, the Brazilian national team reached the semifinals, where they lost, as every Brazilian firmly knew, only because the coach did not install Leonidas. Continue reading

The Best George Best

“Best” in English means “the best.” Many Englishmen really consider George Best to be the best player in the history of British football. He owned feints no worse than the Brazilian wizard Garrincha, perfectly and accurately hit with both legs, played well in the air, picked up speed from the spot and jerked away from defenders … And, of course, scored goals, a lot of goals. Continue reading

Truth and fiction about the "death match" - the football battle of Soviet athletes and Nazi gunners
The Great Patriotic War is remembered by many grand battles in which Soviet soldiers defended the independence of their homeland. But in the history of the confrontations of the USSR…

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Ukrainian in MJ
Forgive us, football fans from Russia who persistently consider Manchester United's English star of the early 1990s as their footballer, but we will take the liberty to include a Ukrainian…

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Calcio Fiorentino - historical football for real men
Many fans criticize modern football for the fact that it has evolved from the sport of real men to the competition of cherished millionaires, who fall and writhe from the…

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Franz Beckenbauer became the first in the history of football
Franz Beckenbauer became the first in the history of football who managed to win the world champion title, being first a player, and then a coach of the German national…

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