Who is Who - N

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

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Johan Neeskens
Oldrich Nejedly
Igor Netto
Gunter Netzer
Gunnar Nordahl

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Johan Neeskens (Player 1968-1991)
Johan Neeskens Midfielder - Johan Neeskens won a hat-trick of European Cups with Ajax. A dynamic and industrious midfielder, he scored his share of goals, but was not above putting in the boot when a match called for it. With the Dutch national team, Neeskens reached the final of the World Cup in 1974 and 1978.
Clubs: RHC, Ajax, FC Barcelona, New York Cosmos, FC Groningen, a.o.
Born: September 15, 1951 (Heemstede, Netherlands)
Caps: 49 (17 goals)
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Oldrich Nejedly (Player 1926-1948)
Oldrich Nejedly Forward - One of the best footballers of his era, Oldřich Nejedlý reached the final of the 1934 World Cup with Czechoslovakia, and captured the Golden Boot along the way. Relying on his excellent technique, timing and positioning, the frail Nejedlý scored 161 goals in 187 league games for Sparta Prague.
Clubs: SK Rakovnik, Sparta Praag
Born: December 26, 19090 (Zebrák, Austria-Hungary)
Caps: 43 (29 goals)
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Igor Netto (Player 1949-1966)
Igor Netto Midfielder - One of the most successful Russian footballers ever, Igor Netto captained the Soviet Union to victory at the 1956 Olympics and at the inaugural European Football Championship in 1960. In addition, the dynamic and gifted left-footer led his club Spartak Moscow to five league titles and three cups.
Clubs: Spartak Moscow
Born: January 9, 1930 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Caps: 54 (4 goals)
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Gunter Netzer (Player 1963-1977)
Gunter Netzer Midfielder - Günter Netzer was the star of the German national team that impressively won the 1972 European Championship. But the man from Borussia Mönchengladbach and later Real Madrid was a controversial figure. At the 1974 World Cup the reliable Overath was preferred over the flamboyant Netzer.
Clubs: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid, Grasshoppers Zürich
Born: September 14, 1944 (Mönchengladbach, Germany)
Caps: 37 (6 goals)
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Gunnar Nordahl (Player 1937-1961)
Gunnar Nordahl Forward - Gunnar Nordahl won Olympic gold with Sweden in 1948 and was rewarded with a transfer to AC Milan, where he would become a club legend. In 1951 his goals brought Milan it's first title since 1907. To this day Nordahl is still the club's all time topscorer, with 210 goals in 257 league appearances.
Clubs: Hörnefors IF, Degerfors IF, IFK Norrköping, AC Milan, AS Roma
Born: October 19, 1921 (Hörnefors, Sweden)
Caps: 33 (43 goals)
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