Gerhard “Gerd” Müller

Born on 3 November 1945 at Nördlingen, Germany, Gerhard “Gerd” Müller is a retired German footballer who played for German national team and football clubs including Bayern Munich and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Nicknamed “Bomber der Nation (“the nation’s Bomber”)”, Müller is the greatest striker in Germany even in the world and he has won lots of team and individual trophies during his professional footballer career. He got the German Footballer of the Year award in 1967 and 1969 and was named the European Footballer of the Year and awarded Ballon d’Or in 1970. Besides, Müller got the 1970 and 1972 European Golden Shoe awards. In 2004, Brazilian football legend Pelé named Müller in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

Müller scored a total of 14 goals in two World Cups he had played. He scored ten goals at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and scored four goals in the 1974 World Cup for West Germany. It was Müller who held the goal-scoring record in the World Cup with 14 goals for 32 years. Brazilian footballer Ronaldo and German footballer Miroslav Klose broke the record in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Ronaldo was described as the most promising footballer of his generation by Pelé. He is a footballer with explosive pace and outstanding finishing skills. This player helped his team win two Copa Américas, a UEFA Cup, a Dutch Cup, a Spanish League Cup.

The Germany national team Müller has played for nowadays becomes an excellent and successful team. The squad won the 2014 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup. It got three titles of European Championship in 1972, 1980 and 1996, too. The team has reached the final in eight World Cups and got titles four times.

There is a collection of apparel released by Adidas, the global brand, with Müller’s name. It is part of the Adidas originals series. If you are a loyal fan of Müller, you may collect these shirts. In 2008, Rieser Sportpark was changed Gerd-Müller Stadion in honor of the great footballer.

Müller has a best friend Franz Beckenbauer. They played for Bayern München together and when they played away games, the two players always shared a room. Beckenbauer was called Der Kaiser (“The Emperor”) due to his elegant playing style.

Today, Beckenbauer remains an influential figure in both German and international football. He currently works as a pundit for Sky Germany, the Honorary Life President of Bayern München and is a columnist for the tabloid Bild.

Bayern München without doubt is the most successful football club in Germany which has won FIFA World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Deutscher Fussball Bund Pokal, DFL-Supercup and DFB-Liga-Pokal. The club is ranked the third in the current UEFA club coefficient rankings. The club has a very cute mascot called Berni. If you are a fan of the club and you like the mascot, you can buy some football shirt at FC Kingdom to show your loyalty and support.

Diego Armando Maradona

Maradona(full name: Diego Armando Maradona Franco) is an Argentine retired professional footballer. He is widely regarded as the greatest football player. He and Pelé were awarded FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. After his retirement, Maradona became the manager of Argentina national team in November 2008.

The draw for the 2018 World Cup has taken place in Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace, Russia on 1 December 2017, which defined the composition of the eight groups for 2018 FIFA World Cup. Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya presented the draw. Diego Maradona, as the guest, drew out England. Hosts Russia, Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia will meet in Group A. Thirty two teams will battle it out for the right to be crowned world champions next summer.

As a world-class player, Maradona played for Barcelona and helped the team win Copa del Rey, Copa de la Liga and Supercopa de España. He played for Napoli. The club won their first UEFA Europa League in 1989 with Maradona’s three goals and the assists. In 1990, he helped the team get the championship of Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana simultaneously.

The football legend scored his first national goal on 2 June 1979 and his team won FIFA U-20 World Cup this year. For him, Maradona got the Golden Ball award for Best Player of the FIFA U-20 World Cup. In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

In 2002, the second goal Maradona scored in the 1986 World Cup was named as “FIFA Goal of the Century” by FIFA.

The excellent player has got lots of individual and team awards. He is born to a footballer.

Versatile and Intelligent midfielder or Center-back Javier Mascherano

Alejandro Mascherano, nicknamed “El Jefecito” (“The Little Chief”), was born in San Lorenzo, Argentina on June 8, 1984. Nevertheless, the young football player made his name on behalf of Argentina national football team

ahead of his debut in club River Plate. At the moment River Plate won the 2003–04 Clausura championship, he also won his number one silverware. For his striking performances on football pitch, many football clubs like Real Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña revealed their interest in signing the young football player. However, none of these clubs would like to pay enough money for the eminent football player.

For the football club River Plate, the 2004-05 season is a tough season for the club for the sake of bad performances in the Apertura Championship (finishing in third) and the Clausura (finishing in tenth). In addition, the club lost to Sao Paulo in the semi-finals of Copa Libertadores. After this period, Alejandro Mascherano moved to Brazilian club Corinthians from club River Plate for US$15 million. Unfortunately, shortly after joining into Corinthians in mid-season, he got injured in his left foot severely, missing the end of the season. In order to cure his fracture of his left football, he returned to Argentina for operation and recuperation from the Argentina national team’s doctor.

 

Six months later, the young football player returned to football pitch in March 2006. Despite of his standout performances, he declined many offers to other football clubs. But before the deadline of the 2006 transfer window, he signed with West Ham United for an undisclosed fee.