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Carlos Valderrama

Carlos Valderrama was born in Santa Marta, Colombia on Sep. 2, 1961. He was listed into the 125 Top Living Football Players, turning into the single Colombian footballer winning this special honor. Hoping to teach his practical skills and unique techniques on football to young footballer, he coached football academy – Galactics. On the basis of competitive ability – range of passing, technical skills and elegant style, he was nicknamed the “classic number 10 playmaker” for the No. 10 Colombia football shirt shrouding his body at international competitions.

Carlos Valderrama

As a footballer of the Colombia national football team, Carlos Valderrama scored 11 goals at 111 matches from 1985 to 1998, turning into the most capped player on the country’s history on football development. In 1985, Valderrama accomplished his first appearance at international match aged 24. Under his help, the Colombia won the third place at the 1987 Copa América. Valderrama won a title of “languid” in spite of his raw talents and personal ability.

Cafú

As we all know, modern football originates from the United Kingdom. After a long term evolution, modern football become the most popular sport among Brazilian people. Many footballers with good reputation and competitive practical skills made great contributions to the development of this sport. Cafú is just one of them leave deep impression to all football lovers. The figure pulling on Brazil football shirt at international matches reminds people the great achievements won by Cafú.

Cafu

He was born in Itaquaquecetuba, Brazil on Jun. 7, 1970. Having been widely regarded as one of the greatest footballer, Cafú is famous for pace, stamina and range of passing. Having been chosen to play for the Brazil national football team for many times, he won numerous honors, titles and trophies for the Brazil squad. After experienced countless matches and endless practices, he was list into the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. Since then, he became one of footballers who have made great contributions in football.

Hugo Sánchez

Hugo Sánchez was born in Mexico City, Mexico on Jul. 11, 1958. As a child of a family of players, he decided to become a professional players to lift himself out of poor when he was young. After four-year diligent practices, his ability on football has made great progress. Soon after, he become a member of the Mexico national football team. As a retired footballer and coach of the Mexico squad, he played as a striker and a prolific goal-scorer. Sánchez was taken as one of the Mexico greatest footballers for strike and volleys.

In 1976, Sánchez started his playing career as a member of Club Universidad Nacional. After this stage, he transferred to Atlético Madrid and played for the Colchoneros in 1981. He spent the golden era of his playing career in Real Madrid, achieving numerous honor and trophies. Sánchez scored 29 goals at 58 matches, turning to the excellent goal-scorer from 1977 to 1944. Under his help, the Mexico national football team entered into the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.

Michelle Akers

As a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Michelle Akers is a well-known former footballer of the U.S. Michelle Akers was born in Santa Clara, California, U.S. on Feb. 1, 1966. With China’s Sun Wen, she was awarded the name of FIFA Female Player of the Century. Akers is widely regarded as one of the greatest female footballers of her generation.

In 1985, she was a professional footballer of the United States women’s national soccer team. Attributing to her injury, she didn’t appear in the second game rather than the first game. After a World Cup, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome in 1994. And in 1995, she struggled with a concussion and her knee injuries. In the semi-final game, her team was defeated by the Norway side, under the heavy impacts of her knee injuries. She was one of winners of the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1998 Goodwill Games. From 1991 to 1999, she played an important role in her team. In view of the great contributions to the United States women’s national team, she was awarded their highest reputation – FIFA Order of Merit.

Mario Kempes

Mario Kempes was born in Bell Ville, Argentina on Jul. 15, 1954. As a famous footballer of Argentina football team, the peak of his playing career is in the Argentina side, winning numerous honor and trophies for Argentina. Affected by his farther, Mario Kempes started his playing career when he was young. As a member of Valencia, Mario Kempes acted as a prolific goal-scorer, winning the titles of La Liga for two times and scoring 116 goals in 184 League games for the club.

Mario Kempes

Kempes was also the core of Argentina national football team at international competitions, winning the Golden Boot as the top goal-scorer. As a Golden Ball and Golden Boot winner, he became the third one won all three awards at a Single World Cup, following Garrincha and Paolo Rossi. Under his help in three World Cups, the Argentina national football team won the competition in 1978. Behind these splendid achievements, he endeavored to improve his skills and ability, aiming at better performances at international competitions in Argentina football shirt.