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Marco van Basten in 2008

Marcel “Marco” van Basten was born on October 31, 1964 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. During his career as a footballer, he won the Dutch and Italian titles and a number of European competitions. He also won a European Championship with the Dutch national team.

Marco van Basten’s elegance and extraordinary technique exalted his fans and gained the respect of his opponents. Despite his considerable height, 1.88 meters (6’2″), his ball control was great and in the course of his career he scored decisive goals in several occasions showing that he was a true champion.

Dino Zoff in Italy - England at the football European Championship 1980

Dino Zoff was born on February 28, 1942 in Mariano del Friuli, Italy. He’s one of the greatest football goalkeepers of all time. At 40 he was the captain of the Italian team that won 1982 football World Cup.

Enzo Bearzot with the President of Italy Sandro Pertini after the 1982 World Cup Final

Enzo Bearzot, a legend of football particularly remembered as manager of Italian national football team, died this morning. Today we lose a symbol of a different football, a manager always up to the challenge but without big vocal displays, a man who won what he won focusing on the moral strength of players united to achieve a purpose.

Pelé

Today Edison “Edson” Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé, turns 70. Among the nicknames he was given there are for example “O Rei” (the king) and “Pérola Negra” (black pearl).