Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior was born in João Pessoa, Brazil on Jun. 29, 1954. As an extremely good footballer of Brazil, the competitive advantages of Júnior are technique, teamwork and versatility. Having made great contributions for Brazil national football team, he was regarded as an integral part of the Brazil national football team for his outstanding performances on football fields.
During his club career, he won numerous accolades, titles and trophies for several clubs he played for. In the late nineteenth century, he won Brazilian Championships in 1980, 1982, 1983 and in 1992. Pulling on Brazil football shirt, Júnior played for the Brazil national football team at numerous international competitions, scoring 7 goals in 69 appearances. After his playing career, he was appointed as the manager of Flamengo from 1993 to 1994, and in 1997. During his managerial career, he devoted himself to cultivate new-generation professional players for Flamengo, helping young footballers outdo their best at international competitions.
Enrique Omar Sívori was born in San Nicolás, Argentina on Oct. 2, 1935. As an excellent forward of Argentina, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. When he was young, he started play football on street near his home with barefoot. In Omar Sivori’s hometown, he mastered sophisticated technique, turning to be fearless young professional footballer.
For fabulous technique, hard work, dynamic energy and outstanding performances on football fields, he was sought after among world-class football clubs, including Juventus, River Plate and Napoli. In 1957, he accomplished his first appearance at a major competition in Argentina football shirt (new), playing an important role at this year’s Copa América. After ended his playing career, he began his coach career, aiming at helping his team reaching a higher level at international competitions. The audacious and brilliant professional football were famous for his sophisticated techniques – speed, dribbling, feints, precise passing and dynamic energy.
Rüştü Reçber was born in Antalya, Turkey on May 10, 1973. Having played for Antalyaspor, Fenerbahçe, Barcelona and Beşiktaş as a goalkeeper, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation. Given outstanding performances, he became a member of the Turkey national football team, appearing at 120 games on behalf of Turkey.
In 1994, Rüştü accomplished his first appearance at a competition against Iceland. From 2002, Rüştü began cutting a noticeable figure on football fields, catching attention of European world-class club. He turned to be a member of FIFA 100 and the the 125 best living footballers in the world.
As a once famous footballer of Turkey national football team, he made great contributions for Turkey national football team in domestic and abroad football fields. Pulling on Turkey football shirt, he spared no efforts at numerous competitions, aiming at playing a role in the team. He won respects of most spectators and loyal football fans from all over the world.
Raúl González was born in Madrid, Spain on Jun. 27, 1977. For distinguished performances and arduous efforts, he was widely considered as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. When he was young, outstanding talents and amazing performances of him listed himself into the first division team from the fourth division team of Real Madrid in a short time. In his 16-year-long playing career at Real Madrid, he has won 323 goals as the best goal-scorer for the club in 741 games.
And throughout his whole international career, he has won 44 goals in 102 games when he played for the Spain national football team. In 1996, he began cutting a striking figure in Spain football shirt at a game against the Czech Republic. Raúl claimed a place at the Spain national football team for competitive advantages on football fields, such as powerful shot, speed, dribbling, header and long shot. In 1999, he was assessed as the best forward. Some classic scenes on football fields are inscribed in spectators’ minds.
Manuel Rui Costa was born in Amadora, Portugal on Mar. 29, 1972. Played as an attacking midfielder of Portugal, Manuel Rui Costa was famous for creativity, speed, intelligence, movement, precise passing and diligence. He was listed into the FIFA 100 and the 125 greatest living football players by Pelé in 2004. When he was young, he started his training career aged five after playing on football fields for five minutes. Then he was inducted into training group of youth. As a representative of Golden Generation, Costa has won numerous accolades, titles and trophies, including the Primeira Liga, Taça de Portugal, Serie A, Coppa Italia, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup.
On the basis of outstanding performances on football fields, he began cutting a striking figure in the summer of 1991. In 2004, the Portugal national football team entered into final under help of Costa in Portugal football shirt. As a result, all his efforts and exercises were paid off though his whole playing career, scoring 26 goals in 95 appearances.