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Matthias Sammer (Player 1985-1997)
Matthias Sammer
Midfielder - Known for his great composure on the ball, Matthias Sammer was one of the few players from East Germany to make a real impact on the German national team after reunification. Sammer was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1996, the year he won the European Championship with Germany.
Clubs: Dynamo Dresden, VfB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund
Born: September 5, 1967 (Dresden, East Germany)
Caps: 74 (14 goals) [1]
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Nilton Santos (Player 1946-1964)
Nilton Santos
Defender - Nilton dos Reis Santos played for Brazil at the 1954, 1958, and 1962 World Cups, providing the defensive cover that allowed stars like Pele and Garrincha to shine. In the run up to the 1998 World Cup, an international panel of journalists picked Santos as left-back in a 'team of the 20th century'.
Clubs: Botafogo
Born: May 16, 1925 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Caps: 83 (3 goals)
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Allan Simonsen (Player 1971-1989)
Allan Simonsen
Forward - Allan Simonsen helped Borussia Mönchengladbach win three Bundesliga titles and two UEFA-Cups. His buccaneering style of play, full of tricks and turns, made the small Dane a huge crowd favourite. He was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1977, the year Borussia reached the European Cup final.
Clubs: Vejle BK, Borrussia Mönchengladbach, FC Barcelona, a.o.
Born: December 15, 1952 (Vejle, Denmark)
Caps: 56 (21 goals)
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Omar Sivori (Player 1954-1969)
Omar Sivori
Forward -  Enrique Omar Sívori was a mainstay of the Juventus team that won three league titles in the late 1950's and early 1960's. A superb dribbler of the ball, he scored 134 goals for Juve in the Serie A and won caps for Argentina and Italy. Sivori was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1961.
Clubs: River Plate, Juventus, Napoli
Born: October 2, 1935 (San Nicolás, Argentina)
Caps: 28 (17 goals) [2]
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Alfredo di Stefano (Player 1945-1966, Manager 1967-1991)
Alfredo di Stefano
Forward - Alfredo di Stefano is universally recognised as one of the best footballers ever. He made international appearances for Argentina, Colombia, and Spain, but Di Stefano gained his fame as a club player. The European Footballer of the Year 1957 and 1959 helped Real Madrid win the European Cup five times.
Clubs: River Plate, Millonarios Bogota, Real Madrid, Espanyol, a.o.
Born: July 4, 1926 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Caps: 41 (29 goals) [3]
Full Profile: Alfredo di Stefano

Luis Suarez (Player 1953-1973)
Luis Suarez
Midfielder - Luis Suárez is widely viewed as best Spanish player ever. The gifted playmaker first rose to fame at Barcelona, but was most successful with Inter Milan, winning the European Cup twice. Suárez was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1960 and won the European Championship with Spain in 1964.
Clubs: Deportivo la Coruña, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Sampdoria
Born: May 2, 1935 (La Coruña, Spain)
Caps: 32 (14 goals)
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Hristo Stoichkov (Player 1982-2003)
Hristo Stoichkov
Forward - Hristo Stoichkov won the European Cup with Barcelona in 1992. He was known for his explosive temper as much as he was for his tremendous ability. In 1994 Stoichkov was voted European Footballer of the Year after guiding Bulgaria to the semi-finals of the World Cup, scoring six goals along the way.
Clubs: CSKA Sofia, FC Barcelona, Parma, Chicago Fire, a.o.
Born: February 8, 1966 (Plovdiv, Bulgaria)
Caps: 83 (37 goals)
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#01:
Sammer earned 23 of his caps for East Germany, scoring 6 goals
#02: Sivori earned 19 of his caps for Argentina (9 goals) and 9 for Italy (8 goals)
#03: Di Stefano earned 6 of his caps for Argentina, 4 for Colombia, and 31 for Spain
   


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