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This page belongs to our Who's Who of Football History, a listing of prominent players, coaches and officials. In this section you'll find an overview of people who's last name starts with the letter W.

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Chris Waddle (Player 1980-2002)
Chris Waddle
Forward - Chris Waddle reached the semi-final of the World Cup with England in 1990, but the dream of a place in the final turned sour when the flamboyant winger botched up his effort in the penalty shoot out that decided the game. Waddle won the French league title with Olympique Marseille three times.
Clubs: Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Olympique Marseille, a.o.
Born: December 14, 1960 (Heworth, England)
Caps: 62 (6 goals)
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Fritz Walter (Player 1937-1959)
Fritz Walter
Forward - Fritz Walter won the German league title with 1.FC Kaiserslautern in 1951 and 1953. But the highlight of his career came in the form of the Miracle of Bern, when a West-Germany captained by Walter defeated a Hungary widely considered to be unbeatable in the final of the 1954 World Cup.
Clubs: 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Born: October 31, 1920 (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
Caps: 61 (33 goals)
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George Weah (Player 1986-2003)
George Weah
Forward - George Weah was famed for his pace, dribbling skills and physical strength. In 1995 he was voted European Footballer of the Year, after France Football opted to make every player active in a UEFA country eligible for the prestigious award. Many people consider Weah the best African player of all time.
Clubs: AS Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, Chelsea, a.o.
Born: October 1, 1966 (Monrovia, Liberia)
Caps: 60 (22 goals)
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Jan Wouters (Player 1980-1996)
Jan Wouters
Midfielder - Jan Wouters was a defensive midfielder who was content to do the dirty work in midfield that allowed more gifted teammates to shine. With his relentless tackling the often underestimated Wouters played a significant part in the Dutch national team winning the 1988 European Championship.
Clubs: FC Utrecht, Ajax, Bayern Munich, PSV Eindhoven
Born: July 17, 1960 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Caps: 70 (4 goals)
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Billy Wright (Player 1939-1959)
Billy Wright
Defender - Billy Wright led Wolverhampton Wanderers to league titles in 1954, '58 and '59, and to the FA-Cup in 1949. Known for his sportsmanship, he captained England for more than ten years. Sadly, it was a decade in which England found out that assuming you're the best, doesn't mean you are the best.
Clubs: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Born: February 6, 1924 (Ironbridge, England)
Caps: 105 (3 goals)
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