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, the most well-known Swedish player in modern history. Nordahl, however, who preceded Ibrahimovic by over half a century, is arguably the greatest More...

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By Gianluca Filosi On Sunday, July 19th, 2015
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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...

By Kevin Pogorzelski On Saturday, July 18th, 2015
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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...

By Enzo Misuraca On Friday, July 17th, 2015
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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...

By Richard Hinman On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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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
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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...

By Louis Gibberd-Thomas On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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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...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Rudi Voller

German legend Rudi Voller was a complete striker and provided five years of loyal service to Roma, although his time as coach of the club would prove to be short lived as his tactical services were overshadowed More...

By Forza Italian Football Staff On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Gianfranco Zola

Gianfranco Zola earned the respect of players and fans alike for his footballing wizardry and humble personality, traits which were a compliment to a colourful career at the top level.Born in Oliena, Sardinia More...

By Joe Crann On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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Legend of Calcio: Giuseppe Meazza

One of the true legends of Calcio, Giuseppe Meazza is widely regarded as one of the best players not only of his generation but of all time, with leadership, versatility and supreme skill helping to inspire a nation.Born More...

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