Aquarius Football Players

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Cristiano Ronaldo
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Cristiano Ronaldo
373
Birthdate: February 5, 1985
Birthplace: Funchal, Portugal

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Portuguese football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, is one of the world's highest-paid athletes. He is a versatile attacker capable of playing on either wing as well as through the center of the pitch. He has the distinction of being the first European to score 100 international goals.

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Neymar
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Neymar
147
Birthdate: February 5, 1992
Birthplace: State of São Paulo, Brazil
Amongst the best football players in the world presently, Neymar is a part of Brazil national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain. The prolific goal scorer debuted with Santos and played for Barcelona before joining PSG in a deal that made him the world’s most expensive player. He led Brazil national team to its first Olympic gold medal in 2016.
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Luis Suarez
(Uruguayan Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Luis Suarez
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Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Birthplace: Salto, Uruguay

Controversy’s favorite child Uruguayan professional Luis Suarez has been in the news for an infamous handball and also for biting opponents. He now plays for Atlético Madrid and has previously represented Barcelona and Liverpool, winning 19 trophies in his career to date. He is Uruguay's leading goalscorer of all time.

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Gianluigi Buffon
(One of the Greatest Goalkeepers of All Time)
Gianluigi Buffon
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Birthdate: January 28, 1978
Birthplace: Carrara, Italy
Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian footballer, often considered the greatest goalkeeper of all time. The first goalkeeper to receive the Golden Foot Award, Buffon was included in Pelé's FIFA 100 list in 2004. He is also well-known for his charity work; in 2019, he was named a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' World Food Programme.
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 5 
Xavi
(One of the Greatest Football Midfielders of All Time)
Xavi
18
Birthdate: January 25, 1980
Birthplace: Terrassa, Spain
Former Barcelona footballer Xavi won multiple trophies with the team, such as the La Liga and the UEFA Champions League. Famous for his tiki-taka style, he also helped Spain win the FIFA World Cup in 2010. After playing for the Qatari club Al-Sadd, he began coaching the team.
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Radamel Falcao
(Colombian Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Radamel Falcao
22
Birthdate: February 10, 1986
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia

Radamel Falcao is a Colombian football player who has been playing for the national football team since 2007. He is the all-time top scorer for the Colombia national team. Nicknamed The Tiger, Falcao is often counted among the greatest Colombian football players of all time. Radamel Falcao is also considered one of the best strikers of his generation.

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Roberto Baggio
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder or as a Forward)
Roberto Baggio
16
Birthdate: February 18, 1967
Birthplace: Caldogno, Italy
Italian former footballer Roberto Baggio is the only Italian to score goals in three World Cups, in 1990, 1994, and 1998. He was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993. Nicknamed “The Divine Ponytail" for his peculiar hairstyle, he also became the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN’s FAO.
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Romário
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Romário
16
Birthdate: January 29, 1966
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the most prolific goal scorers in the history of football, Romario has had an engaging and electric presence both on and off field. He starred in Brazil's 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph and was named the Player of The Tournament, earning a Golden Ball. He later turned to politics after he bid adieu to the field.
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Gabriel Batistuta
(One of the Greatest Football Strikers of All Time)
Gabriel Batistuta
12
Birthdate: February 1, 1969
Birthplace: Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Argentine former footballer Gabriel Batistuta, also known as “Batigol” and “El Ángel Gabriel,” has played for clubs such as Fiorentina and Roma. A powerful striker, he was Argentina's all-time leading goal-scorer until Lionel Messi broke his record. He is also the only footballer with two hat-tricks in separate World Cups
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Hristo Stoichkov
(One of the Greatest Bulgarian Football Players of All Time)
Hristo Stoichkov
9
Birthdate: February 8, 1966
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Bulgarian footballer/coach Hristo Stoichkov’s temper and ugly fights with players have earned him nicknames such as The Raging Bull and The Dagger. The Ballon d'Or-winning player started his career at 11 with a local club. He then graduated to CSKA Sofia and Barcelona and was named to FIFA 100, too.
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Gerard Piqué
(Spanish Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Gerard Piqué
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Birthdate: February 2, 1987
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, who plays for FC Barcelona, is considered one of the world’s best centre halves. He is amongst the few players who have won the UEFA Champions League for two consecutive years, but for different teams. He also played a crucial role in the Spain national team’s victory in 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2012.

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José Mourinho
(Portuguese Former Professional Football Player and One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
José Mourinho
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Birthplace: Setúbal

When it comes to great football managers, Jose Mourinho’s name comes right at the top. He is regarded as one of the most tactfully brilliant managers ever, even though his defensive style has at times been criticised. He has had great stints with Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

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Christian Eriksen
(Football Player)
Christian Eriksen
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Birthdate: February 14, 1992
Birthplace: Middelfart, Denmark
Five-time Danish Football Player of the Year Christian Eriksen has gained fame as a Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, and now plays for Inter Milan. He has been Hotspur’s Player of the Year twice and became the only player apart from Beckham to score 10+ assists in four successive Premier League seasons.
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Ángel Di María
(Footballer)
Ángel Di María
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Birthdate: February 14, 1988
Birthplace: Rosario

Ángel Di María is an Argentine football player. An important member of the Argentina national team, Ángel Di María helped Argentina win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics by scoring the only goal of the gold medal match against Nigeria at the 58th minute of the match. Ángel Di María has also represented Argentina at three FIFA World Cups.

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Arjen Robben
(Dutch Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Winger)
Arjen Robben
11
Birthdate: January 23, 1984
Birthplace: Bedum, Netherlands

Widely considered one of the best Dutch soccer players of all time, Arjen Robben is known for his long-range shots, ball control, speed, and dribbling skills. He helped his national team reach the finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which they lost to Spain.

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Memphis Depay
(Dutch Football Forward)
Memphis Depay
11
Birthdate: February 13, 1994
Birthplace: Moordrecht, Netherlands

Dutch footballer Memphis Depay is best known as a forward for Barcelona. Starting his senior career with PSV Eindhoven, he later also played for Manchester United and Lyon. He was also part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup third-place-winning Dutch squad and was the Eredivisie top scorer in 2014-15.

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Peter Crouch
(Footballer)
Peter Crouch
16
Birthdate: January 30, 1981
Birthplace: Macclesfield

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch is best known for his signature “robot” celebration after scoring goals. He also played with Aston Villa and Liverpool, helping the latter win the the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield. He also helped Tottenham gain a place in the UEFA Champions League.

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Robinho
(Footballer)
Robinho
6
Birthdate: January 25, 1984
Birthplace: São Vicente, São Paulo

Robinho is a Brazilian football player who was lucky and talented enough to be picked by Pelé as his heir apparent when the former was 15 years old. However, his career has been marked by inconsistency and Robinho is often accused of not living up to his potential. He has also been convicted of sexual assault by an Italian court.

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan
(Armenian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
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Birthdate: January 21, 1989
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

Armenian professional footballer, Henrikh Mkhitaryan ,currently plays for Serie A club Roma and the Armenian national team. He previously played for Pyunik, winning four Armenian Premier League titles with them. Armenia's all-time top goalscorer, he has been named Armenian Footballer of the Year ten times. He is a polyglot and speaks eight languages.

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Marco Asensio
(Association football player)
Marco Asensio
7
Birthdate: January 21, 1996
Birthplace: Palma, Majorca Palma, Spain
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Dimitar Berbatov
(The Leading Goal-Scorer in Bulgarian Football History)
Dimitar Berbatov
15
Birthdate: January 30, 1981
Birthplace: Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Born to a footballer father and a handball player mother, Bulgarian former footballer Dimitar Berbatov was no stranger to sports as a child. He made history as a striker and became Bulgaria’s leading goal-scorer of all time. He has also had a successful career with Manchester United, winning 2 Premier Leagues with them.

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Ivan Perisic
(Croatian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ivan Perisic
7
Birthdate: February 2, 1989
Birthplace: Split

Ivan Perisic is a Croatian football player who plays as a midfielder for the Croatia national football team and Tottenham Hotspur. Best known for his versatility, Perisic can play as an attacking midfielder, defender, or second striker. Ivan Perišić has represented his nation at important tournaments, such as the UEFA European Football Championships and World Cups.

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Brendan Rodgers
(Football coach)
Brendan Rodgers
6
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Birthplace: Carnlough, Antrim, Northern Ireland
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Naby Keita
(Association football player)
Naby Keita
4
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
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Arda Turan
(Footballer)
Arda Turan
4
Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Birthplace: Istanbul
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Adnan Januzaj
(Belgian Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Adnan Januzaj
9
Birthdate: February 5, 1995
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Adnan Januzaj is a Belgian football player who plays for the Belgium national team as a midfielder. In 2018, he helped his national team win the bronze medal at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Adnan Januzaj is also currently a part of the Sevilla Fútbol Club.

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Colton Underwood
(Television Personality)
Colton Underwood
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1992
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
Reality star Colton Underwood has previously been a footballer for Illinois State and NFL teams such as the San Diego Chargers, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Oakland Raiders. He later soared to fame with shows such as The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. He is associated with medical charity foundations, too.
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Jamie Carragher
( English football pundit and former footballer who played as a defender)
Jamie Carragher
4
Birthdate: January 28, 1978
Birthplace: Bootle, Merseyside, England
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Nathan Aké
(Dutch Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nathan Aké
5
Birthdate: February 18, 1995
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Nathan Aké is a Dutch football player who plays for the Netherlands national football team and Manchester City. In 2019, he helped his national team win the runner-up trophy at the UEFA Nations League. Nathan Aké was also part of the Manchester City Football Club that won the Premier League in 2021 and 2022.    

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Rafael Márquez
(Mexican Former Professional Footballer and Current Head Coach of Spanish Team 'Barcelona Atlètic')
Rafael Márquez
5
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Birthplace: Zamora, Mexico

One of the most decorated Mexican footballers, Rafael Márquez, nicknamed El Káiser, was a star defender in his time. Starting his career with Atlas at age 17, he later played for teams such as Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls. His achievements include 4 La Liga and 2 UEFA Champions League titles.

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Sebastian Giovinco
(Association football player)
Sebastian Giovinco
7
Birthdate: January 26, 1987
Birthplace: Turin

Nicknamed the Atomic Ant due to his short stature, Sebastian Giovinco had begun his career with the Juventus youth team. Known for his dribbling skills and ball control tactics, he has been named one of the world’s 100 best footballers by publications such as The Guardian.

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Nicolás Otamendi
(Association football player)
Nicolás Otamendi
5
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

Nicolás Otamendi is an Argentine football player best known for helping his national team win the 2021 Copa América in Brazil. He has also represented Argentina at two FIFA World Cups. Nicolás Otamendi has also helped Manchester City win two Premier League titles and one FA Cup. He has also won three successive Primeira Liga with Porto.

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Gheorghe Hagi
(Legendary Romanian Footballer, Manager and Owner of Liga I Club 'Farul Constanța')
Gheorghe Hagi
6
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Birthplace: Sacele, Romania

Known to fans as The Maradona of the Carpathians, Gheorghe Hagi is considered the most successful Romanian footballer of all time. An attacking midfielder, he began his career with FC Constanța, before playing for teams such as Real Madrid, Brescia, and Barcelona. Post-retirement, he managed the Romanian team.

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Leon Goretzka
(Association football player)
Leon Goretzka
7
Birthdate: February 6, 1995
Birthplace: Bochum
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek
(Association football player)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
4
Birthdate: January 23, 1996
Birthplace: Lewisham, England
Adriano Leite Ribeiro
4
Birthdate: February 17, 1982
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
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Diego Godín
(Footballer)
Diego Godín
3
Birthdate: February 16, 1986
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay
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Papu Gómez
(Football player)
Papu Gómez
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1988
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Eusébio
(Legendary Portuguese Footballer Known for His Speed and Exceptional Goal-Scoring Abilities)
Eusébio
7
Birthdate: January 25, 1942
Birthplace: Maputo, Mozambique
Died: January 5, 2014

Considered one of the most successful African-origin footballers of all time, Eusébio, or the Black Panther, was born in the Portuguese Mozambique and grew up to represent the Portuguese national team as a striker. He also had a great stint with the club Benfica, having won the Primeira Liga with them 11 times.

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Rui Patricio
(Portuguese Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Rui Patricio
3
Birthdate: February 15, 1988
Birthplace: Marrazes, Portugal

Rui Patricio is a Portuguese football player who plays as a goalkeeper. He was part of the national team that won the UEFA European Football Championship title in 2016. He also helped his team win the UEFA Nations League in 2019. Rui Patricio has also represented his country in two World Cups.

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Wes Morgan
(Association football player)
Wes Morgan
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1984
Birthplace: Nottingham

Wes Morgan is a former football player who played as a defender for teams like Leicester City Football Club, Nottingham Forest, and the Jamaican national team. He also captained Leicester City for nine years till his retirement in 2021. Morgan was a successful captain, leading his team to a Championship title, Premier League title, and their first FA Cup win.

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Darren Fletcher
(Association football player)
Darren Fletcher
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Birthplace: Dalkeith
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Giuseppe Rossi
(Footballer Forward)
Giuseppe Rossi
7
Birthdate: February 1, 1987
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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Owen Hargreaves
(Football Player)
Owen Hargreaves
11
Birthdate: January 20, 1981
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Darren Bent
(Association football player)
Darren Bent
3
Birthdate: February 6, 1984
Birthplace: Tooting
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Gary Neville
(Football player)
Gary Neville
5
Birthdate: February 18, 1975
Birthplace: Bury, England
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Shane Long
(Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker )
Shane Long
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1987
Birthplace: Gortnahoe, Ireland

Irish-born footballer Shane Long is best known as a striker for English club Southampton. He had also been a national-level hurler and a Gaelic footballer in the past. He was part of the 2011 Nations Cup-winning Irish squad and has won a Football League Championship with Reading, too.

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Juninho Pernambucano
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1975
Birthplace: Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil

Juninho Pernambucano is a Brazilian former football player. Renowned for his curling free kicks, Juninho is considered the greatest free kick-taker in football history; he holds the record for converting the maximum number of goals (75) through free kicks. On the personal front, Juninho speaks out publicly against racism in Brazil and doesn’t shy away from criticizing President Jair Bolsonaro.

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Kevin Keegan
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Kevin Keegan
6
Birthdate: February 14, 1951
Birthplace: Armthorpe
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Sergi Roberto
(Association football player)
Sergi Roberto
4
Birthdate: February 7, 1992
Birthplace: Tocopilla