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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"If Bonek scored, it means that socialism is good."
Zbigniew Bonek - born March 3, 1956 in the city of Bydgoszcz (Poland). The nickname is “the handsome night” (according to one version, it was nicknamed Bonek ostensibly because he…

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Eternal record holder
In the late 1950s, Juste Fontaine was a great pair of strikers with Raymond Kopa. Together they played in the French team and in the club "Reims". Kopa built more,…

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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

Football match in the “city of the dead”: how besieged Leningrad proved to be alive
In St. Petersburg there is a monument about which not everyone knows - a monument in memory of the football players of besieged Leningrad. The legendary football match, which took…

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The first of the "flying Dutch"
Holland - one of the oldest "football" countries in Europe. The National Football Association was founded here in 1899. Date of birth of the famous Amsterdam club Ajax - 1900.…

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Football commercialization
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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Two "Cinderellas" of the English Premier League
The "Leicester" team is opening this season. Claudio Ranieri, a coach who doesn’t have enough stars from heaven, managed to create a very strong and attractive team. It is unlikely…

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