1970 FIFA World Cup players

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  1. Pelé



    Edson Arantes do Nascimento known as Pelé (born on 23 October 1940), is a retired Brazilian professional footballer who is widely regarded to be the greatest player of all time. In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). The same year, France Football asked their former Ballon d'Or winners to choose the Football Player of the Century; they selected Pelé. In 1999, Pelé was elected Athlete of the Century by the IOC, and Time named him in their list of 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In 2013 he received the FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur in recognition of his career and achievements as a global icon of football.

  2. Franz Beckenbauer

    Franz Beckenbauer


    Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) is a German football manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser ("The Emperor") because of his elegant style; his leadership; his first name "Franz" (reminiscent of the Austrian emperors), and his dominance on the football pitch. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest German footballers of all time and one of the most decorated footballers in the history of the game. Beckenbauer was a versatile player, who started out as a midfielder, but made his name as a defender. He is often credited as having invented the role of the modern sweeper or libero.

  3. Lev Yashin

    Lev Yashin


    Lev Ivanovich Yashin (Russian: Лев Ива́нович Я́шин, 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990), nicknamed "The Black Spider" or "The Black Panther", was a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. He was known for his athleticism in goal, imposing stature and reflex saves. He was also deputy chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union.

  4. Gianni Rivera

    Gianni Rivera


    Giovanni "Gianni" Rivera (born 18 August 1943 in Alessandria) is an Italian former football midfielder, who was mostly utilised as an offensive playmaker; he was awarded the Ballon d'Or, one of the most prestigious individual awards in football, in 1969. Dubbed Italy's "Golden Boy" by the media, he played the majority of his career with Serie A side A.C. Milan where he enjoyed a highly successful career in domestic and European football. Internationally, he represented Italy, 63 times scoring 15 goals, at four World Cups (1962, 1966, 1970, and 1974). Rivera is widely remembered for scoring the decisive goal in Italy's extra-time win over West Germany in the semi-final of the 1970 World Cup, leading them to final against Brazil, where they would be defeated 4-1, however. Rivera was also a member of the first Italian side to win the European Football Championship in 1968, on home soil.

  5. Gerd Müller

    Gerd Müller


    Gerhard "Gerd" Müller (born 3 November 1945) is a German retired footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, especially inside the penalty box, he is regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time.

  6. Bobby Charlton

    Bobby Charlton


    Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton CBE (born 11 October 1937) is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts and passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot. He was also well known for his fitness and stamina. He was cautioned only twice in his career; once against Argentina in the 1966 World Cup, and once in a league match against Chelsea. His elder brother Jack, who was also in the World Cup-winning team, is a former defender for Leeds United and international manager.

  7. Bobby Moore

    Bobby Moore


    Robert Frederick Chelsea "Bobby" Moore OBE (12 April 1941 – 24 February 1993) was an English professional footballer. He captained West Ham United for more than ten years and was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders of all time, and was cited by Pelé as the greatest defender that he had ever played against. Moore is a member of the World Team of the 20th Century.

  8. Emlyn Hughes

    Emlyn Hughes



  9. Ahmed Faras

    Ahmed Faras


    Ahmed Faras (Arabic: أحمد فرس‎) (born 7 december 1946 in Mohammedia) is a former Moroccan football forward. He was named African Footballer of the Year in 1975, and spent all of his playing career with his native Chabab Mohammédia.

  10. Dino Zoff

    Dino Zoff


    Dino Zoff (born 28 February 1942) is an Italian former football goalkeeper and is the oldest winner ever of the World Cup, which he earned as captain of the Italian team in the 1982 tournament in Spain, at the age of 40 years, 4 months and 13 days, also winning the award for best goalkeeper of the tournament, and being elected to the team of the tournament, for his performances, keeping two clean-sheets, an honour he also received after winning the 1968 European Championship on home soil. Zoff also achieved great club success with Juventus, winning 6 Serie A titles, 2 Coppa Italias, and an UEFA Cup, also reaching two European Champions' Cup finals in the 1972-73 and 1982-83 seasons, as well as finishing second in the 1973 Intercontinental Cup final.

  11. Alan Ball, Jr.

    Alan Ball, Jr.


    Alan James Ball, Jr., MBE (12 May 1945 – 25 April 2007) was a professional English footballer and football club manager.

  12. Giacinto Facchetti

    Giacinto Facchetti


    Giacinto Facchetti (18 July 1942 – 4 September 2006) was an Italian football player. From January 2004 until his death, he was President of Internazionale, the club for which he played for his whole career during the 1960s and 1970s, playing 634 official games and scoring 75 goals. He played for the Internazionale team remembered as “Grande Inter”. Facchetti is remembered as one of the first truly great attacking full-backs, and one of the best ever in his position; his excellent physical and technical traits, as well as his ability with both feet, his elegance, strength, pace, stamina, distribution, and ball skills, allowed him to excel in this position, where he notably scored 10 goals in Serie A during the 1965-66 Season. He also excelled defensively, playing as a sweeper later in his career due to his ability to read the game, man-marking, positioning, anticipation and tackling. In addition to his footballing ability, he was also known for his correct behaviour on the pitch, as well as his leadership. In March 2004, Pelé named him one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebrations.

  13. Jack Charlton

    Jack Charlton


    John "Jack" Charlton, OBE, DL (born 8 May 1935) is an English former footballer and manager. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is the elder brother of former Manchester United attacker Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England's World Cup final victory. He spent his entire club career with Leeds United from 1950 to 1973, helping the club to the Second Division title (1963–64), First Division title (1968–69), FA Cup (1972), League Cup (1968), Charity Shield (1969), Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (1968 and 1971), as well as one other promotion from the Second Division (1955–56) and five second-place finishes in the First Division, two FA Cup final defeats and one Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final defeat. His 629 league and 762 total competitive appearances are club records. In 2006, Leeds United supporters voted Charlton into the club's greatest ever XI.

  14. Carlos Alberto Torres

    Carlos Alberto Torres


    Carlos Alberto Torres (born 17 July 1944, Rio de Janeiro) is a former Brazilian footballer. He is widely regarded as one of the best defenders of all time. He captained Brazil national team to victory in the 1970 World Cup, scoring the fourth goal in the final, considered one of the greatest goals in the history of the tournament.

  15. Roberto Rivelino

    Roberto Rivelino


    Roberto Rivellino (also Rivelino, born 1 January 1946 in São Paulo) is a former Brazilian footballer. He was one of the stars of Brazil's 1970 FIFA World Cup winning team. Rivellino currently works as a pundit for Brazilian TV Cultura.

  16. Uwe Seeler

    Uwe Seeler


    Uwe Seeler (born 5 November 1936) is a former German footballer and football official. He played for Hamburger SV and also made 72 appearances for the West German national team. Usually regarded as one of the greatest players in German football history, in 2004, he was named as one of FIFA's 125 greatest living players, by Pelé. His grandson, Levin Öztunalı, is also a professional footballer.

  17. Peter Osgood

    Peter Osgood


    Peter Leslie Osgood (20 February 1947 – 1 March 2006) was an English footballer who was active during the 1960s and 1970s. He is best remembered for representing Chelsea and Southampton at club level, and was also capped four times by England in the early 1970s.

  18. Anatoliy Byshovets

    Anatoliy Byshovets


    Anatoliy Fyodorovich Byshovets (Ukrainian: Анато́лій Фе́дорович Бишове́ць, Russian: Анатолий Фёдорович Бышовец) (born 23 April 1946 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a Russian football manager and former Soviet international striker. He played his entire professional career with club side Dynamo Kyiv. He won Olympic gold as a coach with the Soviet team at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He was also a manager of USSR, Russia, and South Korea national teams. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he managed South Korean team. One of the most successful and noble modern Russian coaches.

  19. Luis Cubilla

    Luis Cubilla


    Luis Alberto Cubilla Almeida (28 March 1940 – 3 March 2013) was a Uruguayan football player and coach. He had a successful playing career winning 16 major titles. He then went on to become one of the most successful managers in South American football with 17 major titles.

  20. Atilio Ancheta

    Atilio Ancheta


    Atilio Genaro Ancheta Weigel (born July 19, 1948 in Florida, Uruguay) is a former footballer from Uruguay, who played for the national team at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. He was a defender and spent most of his career with Grêmio Football Porto-Alegrense, appearing in 164 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A matches. In 1973 he received the Brazilian Bola de Ouro award.

  21. Georgi Asparuhov

    Georgi Asparuhov


    Georgi Rangelov Asparuhov (Bulgarian: Георги Рангелов Аспарухов) (sometimes spelled Asparoukhov), nicknamed Gundi (4 May 1943 – 30 June 1971) was a Bulgarian football player. He is considered to be among the top Bulgarian footballers of all time. He was voted the best Bulgarian footballer of the 20th Century, ahead of Hristo Stoichkov. Asparuhov was nominated for the 1965 Ballon D'Or award, finishing eighth in the final standings. Normally a striker, Asparuhov was renowned for his finishing, technique and heading ability.

  22. Peter Dietrich

    Peter Dietrich


    Peter Dietrich (born 6 March 1944 in Neu-Isenburg) is a former German football player.

  23. Sepp Maier

    Sepp Maier


    Josef Dieter "Sepp" Maier (born 28 February 1944) is a German former professional football goalkeeper. His nickname was "Die Katze von Anzing" ("the cat from Anzing") for his fast reflexes.

  24. Mordechai Spiegler

    Mordechai Spiegler


    Mordechai "Motaleh" Spiegler (Hebrew: מרדכי שפיגלר‎, born in Sochi, Soviet Union, 19 August 1944) is a former Israeli footballer and manager. He remains Israel's record goalscorer, with 33 goals in 83 caps.

  25. Allan Clarke (footballer)

    Allan Clarke (footballer)


    Allan John Clarke (born 31 July 1946 in Short Heath, Willenhall, Staffordshire), nicknamed "Sniffer", is a former footballer who played in the Football League for Walsall, Fulham, Leicester City, Leeds United and Barnsley, and won 19 international caps for England.

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