Who is Who - D

This part of the site contains a who’s who of football history. A collection of short profiles of legendary players, managers and officials. On this page you'll find people whose last name starts with the letter D.

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Ali Daei
Kenny Dalglish
Dixie Dean
Kazimierz Deyna
Roberto Donadoni
Helmut Ducadam

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Ali Daei (Player 1988-2007)
Ali Daei Forward - Ali Daei scored a record number of 104 international goals for Iran. Truth be told, weak opponents in the Asian region were probably a contributing factor, as his goal ratio at the club level was more modest. Daei spent four years playing in Germany, winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in 1999.
Clubs: Persepolis, Arminia Bielefeld, Bayern Munich, Hertha BSC, a.o.
Born: March 21, 1969 (Arabil, Iran)
Caps: 149 (104 goals)
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Kenny Dalglish (Player 1968-1990)
Kenny Dalglish Forward - Blessed with a deft touch and superb vision, Kenny Dalglish was as adept at making goals as he was at scoring them. Dalglish had his job cut out for him when he arrived at Anfield as a replacement for Kevin Keegan, but he rose to the challenge and helped Liverpool win three European Cups.
Clubs: Celtic, Liverpool
Born: March 4, 1951 (Glasgow, Scotland)
Caps: 102 (30 goals)
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Dixie Dean (Player 1923-1939)
Dixie Dean Forward - Everton legend Dixie Dean stands out as the most prolific goal-scorer in English football history. His incredible record of 60 goals (in 39 matches) during the 1927-1928 season is unlikely to ever be beaten. In all, Dean notched up a total of 349 goals in 399 games for the club from Liverpool.
Clubs: Tranmere Rovers, Everton, Notts County
Born: January 22, 1907 (Birkenhead, England)
Caps: 16 (18 goals)
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Kazimierz Deyna (Player 1966-1984)
Kazimierz Deyna Midfielder - Kazimierz Deyna starred as Poland won gold at the 1972 Olympic Games and finished third at the 1974 World Cup. The gifted playmaker led Legia Warsaw to the Polish title in 1969 and 1970. Deyna, who played for Manchester City from 1978 to 1981, was voted best ever Polish footballer in 1994.
Clubs: LKS Lodz, Legia Warschau, Manchester City, San Diego Sockers,a.o.
Born: October 23, 1947 (Starogard Gdański, Poland)
Caps: 94 (41 goals) [1]
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Roberto Donadoni (Player 1982-2000)
Roberto Donadoni Midfielder - Roberto Donadoni was a regular on the right flank of the great AC Milan team of the late eighties and early nineties. The powerful midfielder won the Serie A on five occasions with Milan and the European Cup on three. In 1994 Donadoni almost won the World Cup with Italy, losing the final on penalties.
Clubs: Atalanta Bergamo, AC Milan, NY MetroStars, Al-Ittihad
Born: September 9, 1963 (Cisano Bergamasco, Italy)
Caps: 63 (5 goals)
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Helmut Ducadam (Player 1978-1986)
Helmut Ducadam Goalkeeper - Helmut Ducadam's finest hour came when the final of the 1986 European Cup ended in a draw and was decided by a penalty shoot-out that saw the Steaua Bucharest goalie stop all four Barcelona penalties. A rare blood disorder would force him to retire shortly after that memorable performance.
Clubs: UT Arad, Steaua Bucharest
Born: April 1, 1959 (Semlac, Romania)
Caps: 2 (0 goals)
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#01: Counting matches played at the Olympics, Deyna collected 103 caps and scored 45 goals, but those games are no longer recognised as full internationals by FIFA.

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