FUTRE
Jul02

FUTRE

Name: Paulo Jorge dos Santos FUTRE Born: February 28th 1966, Montijo, Portugal Height: 1,75 m 5ft 9in Position: Left Winger Top Skills: Powerful dribble and pace; amazing left foot ball technique and shooting accuracy; Best Achievements: 1987 – European Champions Cup (FC Porto) 1985 and 1986 – Portugal League Winner (FC Porto) 1991 and 1992 – Spain Cup Winner (Atl. Madrid) 1993 – Portugal Cup Winner (SL Benfica) Analysis Paulo Futre...

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MARADONA
Jul01

MARADONA

Name: Diego Armando MARADONA Franco Born: October 30th 1960, Lanús, Argentina Height: 1,65 m 5tf 5in Position: Central Attacking Midfielder  Top Skills: Left foot technique, he could pass, shoot and dribble with amazing perfection and accuracy; despite his low size, he had the strength to hold the ball and sustain contact and at the same time, keeping his head high and be able to produce the goods with his fantastic vision to see his...

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MALDINI
Jun02

MALDINI

Name: Paolo Cesare MALDINI Born: June 26th 1968, Milan, Italy Height: 1,86 m 6ft 1in Position: Defender (left/central) Top Skills: He was excellent in all the main skills a defender should be skillful: speed, positioning, focus, precise and sliding tackles, heading, passing, marking. And he could play well with both feet, despite naturally right footed. Best Achievements: 1989/1990/1994/2003/2007 – European Cup/Champions League Winner...

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MILLA
Jun02

MILLA

Name: Albert Roger Mooh Miller (MILLA) Born: May 20th 1952, Yaoundé, Cameroon Height: 1,73 m 5ft 8in Position: Striker Top Skills: He was not a genius player, despite a good pace and finishing technique, but his persistency, charisma and belief made of him a legend. His top skill was probably to create a chance to score out of nothing. Best Achievements: 1984 and 1988 – African Cup of Nations Winner (Cameroon) 1981 – French Cup...

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VAN BASTEN
Jun02

VAN BASTEN

Name: Marcel VAN BASTEN Born: October 31st 1964, Utrecht, Netherlands Height: 1,88 m 6ft 2in Position: Striker Top Skills: Quickness to react and intelligence to read and to decide the best options; powerful and accuracy shooting and heading; brilliant technique according to his size Best Achievements: 1988 – 1st place – European Championship (Netherlands) 1989 and 1990 – European Champions Cup (AC Milan) 1987 – Uefa Cup Winners Cup...

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ROMÁRIO
Jun02

ROMÁRIO

Name: ROMÁRIO de Souza Faria Born: January 29th 1966, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Height: 1,69 m 5tf 6 1/2in Position: Striker Top Skills: Sublime technique on his right foot, which gave him the power to control the ball and shoot with extreme efficiency; pace and off the ball moves to get free from marking. Best Achievements: 1994 – 1st place – World Cup 1989 and 1997 1st place – Copa América 1994 –  Spanish League Winner...

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MATTHAUS
Jun02

MATTHAUS

Name: Lothar Herbert Matthaus Born: March 21st 1961, Erlangen, West Germany Height: 1,74 m 5tf 8 1/2in Position: Central Midfielder Top Skills: It´s difficult to choose the top skills of Matthaus because what made him so special was that he had so many qualities in the defensive and attacking aspects of the game, he was so complete and versatile, that I can only highlight his middle distance shooting ability, the leadership and...

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GASCOIGNE
Jun02

GASCOIGNE

Name: Paul John GASCOIGNE Born: May 27th 1967, Gateshead, England Height: 1,75 m 5ft 9in Position: Central Midfielder Top Skills: Unpredictable moves, he could go all the way in a strong dribble run or move off the ball to finish with a header, so his biggest asset was probably the surprise effect due to his genuine and unique personality. Best Achievements: 1990 – World Cup 4th place (England) 1996 – European Championship 3rd place...

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DASAYEV
Jun02

DASAYEV

Name: Rinat Fayzrakhmanovich DASAYEV Born: June 13th 1957, Astrakhan, Russia Height: 1,88 m 6ft 2in Position: Goalkeeper Top Skills: He was top in all the skills that a goalkeeper should be good: reflexes, handling, commanding the defenders, agility, intercepting crosses. But I can add two skills that he was also excellent and are harder to find: positioning and launching the attack. Best Achievements: 1988 – European Championship...

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BAGGIO
Jun02

BAGGIO

Name: Roberto BAGGIO Born: February 18th 1967, Caldogno, Italy Height: 1,74 m 5tf 8 1/2in Position: Second Striker Top Skills: Magnificent right foot, with an extreme shot accuracy, that made him a big threat at free kicks; Dribble and pace, sublime technique and amazing ball control; Best Achievements: 1994 – 2nd place – World Cup 1990 – 3rd place – World Cup 1995 and 1996 –  Italian Serie A Winner (Juventus and AC Milan)...

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AC MILAN 1988-1989
Jun02

AC MILAN 1988-1989

Players and Tactical Formation     Giovanni Galli – Goalkeeper Lots of experience, Italian international already with two world cups participations. He was reliable, giving security and trust to the defenders. Tassotti – Right Back Aggressive right back, played always with great determination and had a good understanding with Donadoni. With 29 years old, he would have to wait 3 more years to play for Italia. Baresi – Central...

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BRAZIL WORLD CUP 1982
Jun02

BRAZIL WORLD CUP 1982

Players and Tactical Formation       Waldir – Goalkeeper Made a big mistake against USSR on the first match of the tournament and never has been the keeper that gives confidence to a defensive sector. Leandro – Right Back Very attacking right back, did really good crosses with decisive assists also. Some problems defending, the tactical system was risky for his position. Oscar – Central Defender Dangerous on set pieces,...

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TELÊ SANTANA
Jun01

TELÊ SANTANA

Name: TELÊ SANTANA da Silva Born: July 26th 1931, Itabirito, Brazil Best Achievements 1992 and 1993 – Libertadores Cup (São Paulo) 1992 and 1993 – Intercontinental Cup (São Paulo) 1971 – Brazilian League Champion (Atl. Mineiro) 1991 – Brazilian League Champion (São Paulo) Analysis Telê Santana had a peculiar career, with a strong beginning, a frustrating but outstanding middle way, and a brilliant end for more than 25 years at...

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RINUS MICHELS
May30

RINUS MICHELS

Name: Marinus (RINUS) Jacobus Hendricus MICHELS Born: February 9th 1928, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Best Achievements 1988 – European Championship Winner (Netherlands) 1974 – 2nd placed World Cup (Netherlands) 1971 – European Champions Cup Winner (Ajax) 1974 – Spanish League Winner (Barcelona) 1971 – Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (Barcelona) 1966-1967-1968-1970 – Netherlands League (Ajax)   Analysis   Rinus Michels has a...

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BRIAN CLOUGH
May30

BRIAN CLOUGH

Name: BRIAN Howard CLOUGH Born: March 21st 1935, Middlesbrough, England   Best Achievements 1979 and 1980 – European Champions Cup (Nottingham Forest) 1978 – England League Winner (Nottingham Forest) 1972 – England League Winner (Derby County) 1979 – European Super Cup (Nottingham Forest) 1978-1979-1989-1990 – League Cup (Nottingham Forest)   Analysis   Brian Clough is one of the best football managers ever, no...

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