Legend of Calcio: Careca

The story of Careca, a phenomenal goalscorer, who together with Diego Maradona, led Napoli to the top of the Serie A Antonio de Oliveira Filho, better known as Careca, was the Brazilian forward of his generation. Appearing in the age before better known strikers such as Romario and Ronaldo, Careca was pacey and prolific with a knack of being in More...

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By Liam Stewart On Saturday, August 1st, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Helenio Herrera

Helenio Herrera was born in Buenos Aires on the 10th of April 1910 into a Spanish family in exile in Argentina. He could have succeeded at anything but chose football and became one the greatest coaches of all time.   Herrera More...

Pietro Vierchowod
By Jack Portley On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Pietro Vierchowod

Pietro Vierchowod made 562 Serie A appearances, was a member of the Italian squad that won the 1982 FIFA World Cup and continued playing beyond his fortieth birthday during a career spanning across almost 20 More...

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By Basil Lin On Monday, July 20th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Gunnar Nordahl

Gunnar Nordahl rewrote the goal scoring record books and in the process became a legend for both AC Milan and Sweden. When Swedish footballers are brought up today, most people would think of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, More...

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By Gianluca Filosi On Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Claudio Gentile

Claudio Gentile is often remembered as the hard man of Italy’s World Cup triumph in 1982 but there is much more to the former Juventus player who became one of the best defenders in the world. When one thinks More...

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By Kevin Pogorzelski On Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Gianluca Vialli

Hoisting aloft the Champions League with Juventus in 1996, Gianluca Vialli brought the curtain down on a trophy-laden career in Italy the only way he could, after littering it with European final success and failure. From More...

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By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, July 17th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Salvatore Schillaci

With a set of eyes bigger than a pair of Sicilian oranges, Salvatore Schillaci pricked up the ears of the international football community throughout those ‘Magic Nights’ of the 1990 World Cup, held More...

Cafu AC Milan
By Richard Hinman On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Cafu

Born in Sao Paulo on June 7, 1970 as Marcos Evangelista de Moraes, the Brazilian right-back Cafu is one of the most skilful, successful and widely respected attacking full-backs in the history of the game. During More...

By Clark Stupple On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Marco Materazzi

Marco Materazzi, a formidable hothead and an unconventional goal machine, as well as being one of the biggest and most memorable characters of modern Calcio. Marco was born in Lecce where his father Giuseppe Materazzi More...

Alessandro Nesta AC Milan
By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Legend of Calcio: Alessandro Nesta

The great Alessandro Nesta influenced Italian football in numerous permanent ways; For Lazio and AC Milan fans, he encompasses all the positive aspects to be found in football, leaving an incredible defensive legacy More...


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