Who is Who - L

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 L.

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Grzegorz Lato
Michael Laudrup
Denis Law
Nils Liedholm
Gary Lineker
Nat Lofthouse

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Grzegorz Lato (Player 1968-1984)
Grzegorz Lato Forward - Grzegorz Lato was a pacy and productive winger from the golden age of Polish football. The most capped player of his country, he helped Poland reach third place at the World Cup in 1974, with Lato crowned tournament top scorer, and 1982. He guided his club, Stal Mielec, to two Polish titles.
Clubs: Stal Mielec, KSC Lokeren, Atlante Mexico City
Born: April 8, 1950 (Malbork, Poland)
Caps: 104 (45 goals)
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Michael Laudrup (Player 1981-1998)
Michael Laudrup Midfielder - Voted best Danish footballer of all time, Michael Laudrup shot to fame as the young star of the great Danish national team of the mid 1980's. Laudrup won the European Cup with Barcelona In 1992, but missed Denmark's Euro '92 victory due to a conflict with the Danish national manager.
Clubs: Brøndby, Lazio Roma, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Ajax, a.o.
Born: June 15, 1964 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Caps: 104 (37 goals)
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Denis Law (Player 1956-1974)
Denis Law Forward - Denis Law was a key member of the great Man United team of the 1960's. The King was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1964. Ironically, playing for Manchester City, United's second highest ever goalscorer (171 goals) was also the man that scored the goal that sealed their relegation in 1974.
Clubs: Huddersfield Town, Manchester City, Torino, Manchester United
Born: February 24, 1940 (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Caps: 55 (30 goals)
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Nils Liedholm (Player 1943-1961)
Forward - Nils Liedholm was part of a trio of Swedish strikers, along with Gunnar Nordahl and Gunnar Gren, that, in 1951, brought AC Milan it's first championship for over 40 years. With Sweden he won the 1948 Olympics and reached the final of the 1958 World Cup. Liedholm was also a successful manager.
Clubs: IK Sleipner, IFK Norrköping, AC Milan
Born: October 8, 1922 (Valdemarsvik, Sweden)
Caps: 23 (11 goals)
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Gary Lineker (Player 1979-1994)
Gary Lineker Forward - The best English striker of the eighties, Gary Lineker was the 1986 World Cup top scorer. Surprisingly, his club career was light on silverware, with a top flight league championship eluding the tree times English top scorer. Lineker was never shown a single red or yellow card during his lengthy career.
Clubs: Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, Grampus Eight
Born: November 30, 1960 (Leicester, England)
Caps: 80 (48 goals)
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Nat Lofthouse (Player 1941-1961)
Nat Lofthouse Forward - Nat Lofthouse was a productive striker known for his powerful shot. He played for Bolton Wanderers during his entire career, winning the FA Cup in 1958. Lofthouse won a total of 33 caps for England in which he scored no less than 30 goals. He was named English Footballer of the Year in 1953.
Clubs: Bolton Wanderers
Born: August 27, 1925 (Bolton, England)
Caps: 33 (30 goals)
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