Arhive etichetă: World Cup

Ronaldinho, the trophy collector

Ronaldinho is no ordinary football player. He is the type which resists in front of the spotlight all his career. No matter what happens. Since 1998 and until the very current 2013, the legendary Brazilian midfielder means something for football … Continuă lectura

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Eternal substitute, but record breaker

I am sure that the name of Archie Thompson doesn’t mean too much for most of the football lovers, but this Australian gained two personal performances which look impossible to be equalized soon, by other footballers. If Messi break Gerd … Continuă lectura

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A player representative for three countries of Maghreb

If your name is Karim Maroc (Morocco) and you play at a football World Cup under the colours of Algeria could become easily the subject of a successful book, but the full story behind this former midfielder overcomes all expectations. … Continuă lectura

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19 years of attachment and the power to continue elsewhere

Alessandro Del Piero might be one of the biggest players which appeared in World football. A pure blood attacker, the Italian reached 38 years but continues playing and scoring. It’s true, in the Australian top flight, at FC Sydney, but … Continuă lectura

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Who is the real Ronaldo?!

Ten years ago it was only Ronaldo Luis Nazario. ‘Il Fenomeno’, one of the greatest attackers of all time. Maybe the greatest! He won two World Cups, even though in 1994 was only an unused substitute, two Copa America and … Continuă lectura

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The opener – VI, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Maybe his name hasn’t the resonance that Gerd Muller’s has for German soccer, but is clear that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had a key role in the UEFA EURO 1980 campaign. The first ever tournament with eight teams at the start, begun … Continuă lectura

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Mutumbula from Lualuabourg

Mutumbula means assassin in a dialect from RD Congo, former Zaire, and this nick name is attributed to Pierre Ndaye Mulamba, who was probably the best striker from the history of the country. Also he was known as ‘Volvo’. Mulamba … Continuă lectura

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