Monday, August 8, 2011


No other sport in the planet brings the adrenaline and emotions as high as Football (Soccer) does, all over the world and in every single continent the crowds want Football and will support their local team no matter what.! boys and girls at early age play and enjoy the discipline of 90 minutes of technical fight to get  that ball into the net.
Some of my best memories of Football are seeing old photos of my dad wearing a uniform for his local team, then years later my brother and best friends in my neighborhood joined our local team the black and yellow " Atletico Bilbao" from el Pasaje Torres or Barrio San Jacinto more in general, I never played the sport until my second year of Junior high when I played goal keeper and it was so much fun and also a bit scary to see that ball coming along with a whole bunch of sweaty players, All in my direction to get that ball into the net.

This are some of the Football players that I remember being some of the greatest in the world:

Edson Arantes Do Nascimento "PELE"
from whom I inherited my name, he was born in 3 Coracoes, Minas Gerais, Brazil in 1940
Pele played 4 World Cups 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
Edson Arantes once said " I was born for Football, just like Beethoven was born for music"
Pele started playing Football at age 14 for Bauru Athletic Club Juniors of Sao Paulo and a year later went to play at Santos and stayed loyal to them until 1974.
Kevin Keegan
From England, born on Feb-14-1951, in 1979 Keegan went after a different venue, from Football to music, releasing an album title "Head Over Heels In Love"
Coach  Kevin Keegan in 2009
Franz Beckenbauer
Born in Munich, Germany in Sep-11-1945, here pictured in 1980 at age 35.

Coach Franz Beckenbauer in June 2010
His last team as a player was the 'NY Cosmos' 1982-83
A Shower photo in 1977 of Edson Arantes Do Nascimento 'Pele' and Franz Beckenbauer with team members.
Beckenbauer and his team Germany won the World Cup in 1974.
Diego Armando Maradona.
Born on October 30, 1960 from a poor and crime infested neighborhood of Villa, Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Maradona nicknamed "El Pibe De Oro" in Argentina and all of Latin America is claimed as one of the best ever in Football history.
Jorge "El Magico" Gonzalez
Born on March 13, 1958 ,The player was the pride and joy of his country El Salvador,  here wearing the color of his local team 'Club Deportivo FAS' of Santa Ana.
Jorge 'Magico' Gonzalez with fellow team members Chalo Henriquez and Roberto Casadei in 1979
Representing El Salvador's National Team,  Jorge Gonzalez and team member Jaime Rodriguez "La Chelona"
This days Jorge 'Magico' Gonzalez has been honor with a stadium named on his honor in San Salvador.
Marco Van Basten
Born October 31-1964 in Utrecht, Netherlands
here during his days with the Ajax in 1982
Coach Marco Van Basten in Nov-2008
Van Basten last team was the Milan from 1987 to 1995

Romario De Souza Faria.
Born January 29, 1966 on Ri De Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most goals prolific scorers in Football history, Winner of the Golden Ball for Most outstanding performer on the 1994 World Cup.

Romario De Sauza in 2010
The Football legend started playing at 13 with the Olaria F.C

Lothar Herbert Matthaus
Born March 21, 1961 in Germany
Twice named German Footballer of the year.

Lothar Matthaus in 2010
The first ever FIFA World Player  Of The Year in 1991

Gerd Muller.
Born November 1945
Muller scored the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup against the Netherlands in Germany, leading to a heroic triumph for his country.

Gerd Muller. The most notorious goal poacher of his generation and the World Cup all time top scorer, scoring 10 goals 1n 1970, Mexico, in only 6 matches, winning The Golden Boot.
Zinedine Zidane
Born in June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France
Holding the World Cup in 1998 as France became the Soccer Champion of the world.
Zinedine Zidane played for The Real Madrid from 2001 to 2006
Diego Forlan
Born in May 19, 1979 in Montevideo, Uruguay
Holding the Golden Boot awarded in World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
Diego Forlan durin a match in South Africa World Cup 2010
Forlan currently plays with Manchester United, his father Pablo Forlan played for Uruguay's national team in West Germany World Cup 1974.
David Villa Sanchez
Born December 03, 1981 in Tulla, Spain
In the 2010 World Cup in South Africa David Villa was quite the show man with several moments of individual brilliance, later Villa confessed he cried like a child after his country's triumph of the World Cup.
David Villa and fellow team members celebrate becoming the Soccer World Champions 2010 in south Africa.
Villa unveiling a wax figure on his honor at the WaxWorks Museum in Madrid, Spain on March 22, 2011.

The Football legacy will live for many generations to come. We, the devoted and heart passionate fans will be there to cheer our teams, to live to agony of the last minutes of the game and to cry on celebration for the victory, Football is more than a sport for the world, is an expression of Peace and Unity. The world becomes closer every four years when we live together  again the emotions of the World Cup.

This visit to the some of the most memorable men in Football history has been For Your Eyes Only.

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