Emilio Butragueno was born in Madrid, Spain on Jul. 22, 1963. He was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation for his outstanding performance on football fields, domestic, abroad and international competitions. He played for the Spain national football team for 69 times as a forward, scoring 26 goals totally. Fabulous goals and performances help him winning opportunities to play for the Real Madrid. In the playing career, he was nicknamed “The Vulture” for his remarkable performances.
At club level, Butragueno accumulated 123 goals in 341 games in 12 season. In 1984, he accomplished his first appearance at international level at the 1986 FIFA World Cup qualifier. All classic scenes of Butragueno in Spain football shirt on football fields remind people how excellent he was and constant efforts he had paid when many people admiring his remarkable achievements. In 2004, Butragueno took the place of the former teammate – Jorge Valdano, turning to be the director of football and vice-president of the club.
Known for speed, technique, powerful right-root shot, he was regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. He was born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique on Jan. 25, 1942. For his amazing speed on football fields, he was nicknamed the Black Panther or the Black Pearl. All well-known stars, celebrities and then officials show great respects to him. The Portuguese government announced a three day mourning in the memory of this great professional footballer.
Eusebio started his playing career when he was young. At the beginning, the football they have used is made of socks and newspapers. He was capped for the Portugal national football team many times, scoring 41 goals at 64 matches. Before new records created by Pauleta, he was the top goal-scorer of the Portugal side. Under Eusebio’s help, the Portugal squad won the third place in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, leaving him became the best goal-scorer by nine goals. In front of outstanding performance of the Korea side, he has shot four goals consecutively, shrinking gaps between them. This competition is the most classic records throughout his playing career.
Ruud Gullit, a Netherlandish football coach and former professional midfielder and forward, was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Sep. 1, 1962. At UEFA Euro 1988, he was appointed as the team leader and was chosen as a member to fight for his country at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and Euro 1992.
In 1987, he transferred to Milan to start another stage for his playing career. With symbolic hairstyle – dreadlocks, he was an inevitable member of well-known Dutch trio at Milan. For his outstanding performances and amazing raw talents, he became the player-manager one year after the contract with Chelsea.
He was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers by his versatile techniques, consistency, stamina and unique playing strategy. All great achievements and top ranks are the best evidences of his constant and arduous efforts throughout his playing career. He was capped for his country for many times and also made great contributions in Netherlands football shirt. All classic scenes and events remind people how much contributions he once made.
Franco Baresi was born in Travagliato, Brescia, Italy on May 8, 1960. As a sweeper or a professional central defender, he played for the A.C. Milan for 20 years. He coached the club for 15 seasons. For his outstanding performances and great achievements on football fields, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation.
There are many accolades, titles and trophies won by him, including Champions League, Serie A title, Supercoppa Italiana title, European Super Cup and Intercontinental Cup. At international level, Franco Baresi won the 1982 FIFA World Cup and the third place in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. In view of extraordinary performances, he was listed into the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team.
Franco Baresi was appointed as the team leader of Italy national football team at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At that time, he pulled on Italy football shirt and played for the team once again. All achievements and satisfying rankings are corresponding consequences of his constant and arduous efforts.
Paul Breitner was born in Kolbermoor, West Germany on Sep. 5, 1951. As a professional midfielder or defender, he played for the Germany national football team for 48 times. Famous for his relationships with Beckenbauer, Berti Vogts and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, he won numerous accolades and trophies for the team. It is the great achievements and outstanding performance made him listed into the top 125 greatest living footballers by Pelé.
Spanning a 13-year-long playing career, he played for many football clubs, such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Eintracht Braunschweig. He made his own contributions to the winning of the European Championship in 1972 and to the winning of the 1974 FIFA World Cup in 1974. The most notorious “17-hour coach” made him embarrassing when facing all spectators and fans across the world. After retiring as a footballer, he has been acted as a commentator, expert and writer of some column. He comments the latest sports event in a profession vision after took off the Germany football shirt.