Who is Who - P and Q

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 letters P or Q.

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Jean-Pierre Papin
Michel Platini
Ferenc Puskas
Jacinto Quincoces
Niall Quinn

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Jean-Pierre Papin (Player 1981-1999)
Jean-Pierre Papin Forward - Jean-Pierre Papin was a prolific striker who helped Olympique Marseille win four league titles in a row from 1989 to 1992, heading the French top scorers list each season. In 1992 JPP joined AC Milan, but he failed to impress in the Serie A. Papin was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1991.
Clubs: Club Brugge, Olympique Marseille, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, a.o.
Born: November 5, 1963 (Boulogne-sur-Mer, France)
Caps: 54 (30 goals)
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Pele (Player 1956-1977)
Pele Forward - Pelé made his league debut at the age of 16. He promptly went on to become top scorer. It earned him a place in the Brazilian squad for the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, where the Brazilians ended up lifting the trophy. Pelé would go on to win two more World Cups and score more than 500 league goals.
Clubs: Santos FC, New York Cosmos
Born: October 23, 1940 (São Paulo, Brazil)
Caps: 91 (77 goals)
Full Profile: Pele

Player Name (Player 1973-1987)
Midfielder - Three times European Footballer of the year, Michel Platini led France to two World Cup semi-finals and the 1984 European Championship title. One of the greatest passers of the ball in the history of the game, Platini was also a master of the free kick. He won the European Cup with Juventus in 1985.
Clubs: AS Nancy, AS Saint-Étienne, Juventus
Born: June 21, 1955 (Joeuf, France)
Caps: 72 (41 goals)
Full Profile: Michel Platini

Ferenc Puskás (Player 1944-1966)
Ferenc Puskas Forward - Ferenc Puskás was the biggest star of the marvelous Hungarian national team of the early 1950's, for which he scored no less than 84 goals in 85 matches. Puskas fled Hungary in the wake of the Soviet invasion of 1956 and went on to play for Real Madrid well into his 30's, winning numerous trophies.
Clubs: Honved Budapest, Real Madrid
Born: April 2, 1927 (Budapest, Hungary)
Caps: 85 (84 goals)
Full Profile: Ferenc Puskas

Jacinto Quincoces Jacinto Quincoces Defender - In the 1930's Jacinto Quincoces, who played for Spain at the 1934 World Cup, was seen as one of the best defenders in the World. He started off at Deportivo Alavés but later moved to Real Madrid, where he won two Spanish titles and two cups. As a coach Quincoces guided Madrid to the 1946 Copa del Rey.
Clubs: Deportivo Alavés, Real Madrid
Born: July 17, 1905 (Barakaldo, Spain)
Caps: 25 (0 goals)
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Niall Quinn (Player 1985-2003)
Niall Quinn Forward - The exceptionally tall Niall Quinn was the archetypical British target-man. He got his start at Arsenal and went on to play for Manchester City and Sunderland. Quinn collected 91 caps for the Republic of Ireland, appearing at the 1990 and 2002 World Cups. In 2006 he became chairman of Sunderland.
Clubs: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sunderland
Born: October 6, 1966 (Dublin, Ireland)
Caps: 91 (21 goals)
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