Capricorn Football Players

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Pep Guardiola
(Former Spanish Football Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Managers of All Time)
Pep Guardiola
79
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Birthplace: Santpedor, Spain

A football addict from beginning, Pep Guardiola went on to become a key player with the Barcelona and the Spanish National team. He played a crucial role in winning major titles like the La Liga and an Olympic gold medal. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and is widely regarded as one of the world's best coaches. 

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Lilian Thuram
(French Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Lilian Thuram
18
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Birthplace: Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France

French former footballer Lilian Thuram, who is now a renowned author, with books on racism such as White Thinking to his credit. His 142 appearances for the French national team made him the most capped player of his country, while he was part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.

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Eden Hazard
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger /Attacking Midfielder)
Eden Hazard
52
Birthdate: 1991
Birthplace: La Louvière, Belgium

One of the best Belgian footballers of all time, Eden Hazard is also regarded as one of the best players of the current generation. Thanks to his ability to retain possession among other footballing skills, Hazard is often compared with players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

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 4 
Jamie Vardy
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Jamie Vardy
47
Birthdate: January 11, 1987
Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Considered a late bloomer in the world of soccer, Jamie Vardy became the oldest player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award when he scored the maximum number of goals during the 2019–20 Premier League season. Apart from his goal-scoring abilities, Jamie is also known for his direct approach and relentless running.

 5 
Davor Šuker
(Iconic Croatian Former Footballer and Sports Administrator)
Davor Šuker
6
Birthdate: January 1, 1968
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia

Legendary Croatian former footballer Davor Šuker has also headed the Croatian Football Federation as its president. His illustrious career saw him spend successful stints at both Real Madrid and Arsenal. He was also part of the 1998 FIFA World Cup third place-winning Croatian squad and remains Croatia’s all-time top goal-scorer.

 6 
Hugo Lloris
(French Football Player Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Hugo Lloris
9
Birthdate: December 26, 1986
Birthplace: Nice, France

Hugo Lloris is a French football player and the current captain of the France national team as well as the popular club Tottenham Hotspur. One of the most popular goalkeepers of his generation, Lloris has won the prestigious Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award on three occasions. Hugo Lloris also helped his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Toni Kroos
(German Professional Football Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Toni Kroos
19
Birthdate: January 4, 1990
Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

German midfielder Toni Kroos has won two La Ligas and three UEFA Champions Leagues with his current team Real Madrid. He has previously helped Bayern Munich win three Bundesliga titles and one FIFA Cup World Cup. He also led Germany to a FIFA World Cup win in 2014.

 8 
Takumi Minamino
(Japanese Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder or Winger)
Takumi Minamino
6
Birthdate: January 16, 1995
Birthplace: Izumisano, Japan

Inspired by Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, Takumi Minamino decided to make football his career and joined Cerezo Osaka at age 12. The Japanese football star now plays both for the Japanese national team and Liverpool. He has also had a successful stint at the Austrian club Salzburg.

 9 
Jan Oblak
(Slovenian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Jan Oblak
6
Birthdate: January 7, 1993
Birthplace: Škofja Loka, Slovenia

Jan Oblak is a Slovenian football player best known for his role as the goalkeeper and captain for the Slovenia national team. He also plays for the popular Spanish club Atlético Madrid. A tall, athletic, and strong goalkeeper, Jan Oblak is renowned for his agility, quick reflexes, and speed. He is often counted among the best goalkeepers in the world

 10 
Víctor Valdés
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Víctor Valdés
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
 11 
Declan Rice
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Declan Rice
2
Birthdate: January 14, 1999
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England
 12 
Iván Zamorano
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Iván Zamorano
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1967
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
 13 
David Silva
( Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays As Midfielder )
David Silva
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1986
Birthplace: Arguineguín, Spain
Spanish footballer David Silva played a key role in Spain's victories in the UEFA Euro Cup in 2008 and 2012 and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. A midfielder, he is known for his dribbling skills and ability to retain possession of the ball. Having played for football clubs like Valencia and Manchester United, he currently plays for Real Sociedad.
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Jairzinho
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer)
Jairzinho
2
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 15 
Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
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Jonny Evans
(Association football player)
Jonny Evans
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1988
Birthplace: Belfast
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James Milner
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
James Milner
5
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Birthplace: Wortley, Leeds, England
 18 
Aaron Ramsey
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aaron Ramsey
5
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
 19 
Leroy Sané
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Leroy Sané
15
Birthdate: January 11, 1996
Birthplace: Essen, Germany

Leroy Sané is a German professional football player who played a prominent role in helping Manchester City win the EFL Cup and the Premier League for which he was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season. Also an important member of the German national team, Sané can also represent France as he also holds French citizenship.

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Nacho
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nacho
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Paolo Guerrero
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Paolo Guerrero
5
Birthdate: January 1, 1984
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
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Pablo Zabaleta
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Pablo Zabaleta
4
Birthdate: January 16, 1985
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mike Thalassitis
(Football player)
Mike Thalassitis
3
Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: March 15, 2019
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Tony Pulis
(Welsh Football Manager and Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Tony Pulis
5
Birthdate: January 16, 1958
Birthplace: Newport, Wales

Tony Pulis is a Welsh former football player who played for teams like Bristol Rovers, AFC Bournemouth, and Newport County in a career that spanned 17 years. Pulis is better known for his career as a football manager, for which he was made an inductee to the LMA Hall of Fame.

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José Fonte
(Portuguese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
José Fonte
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1983
Birthplace: Penafiel, Portugal

José Fonte is a Portuguese football player who plays as a defender for the Portugal national team. He was part of the national team that won the UEFA European Football Championship title in 2016 as well as the UEFA Nations League in 2019. José Fonte also represented his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  

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Jack Wilshere
(English Football Coach and Former Professional Player Who Played as a Midfielder)
Jack Wilshere
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1992
Birthplace: Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England
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Nicklas Bendtner
(Danish Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Nicklas Bendtner
21
Birthdate: January 16, 1988
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Nicklas Bendtner is a Danish football player. A tall and physically strong player, Nicklas Bendtner possesses a powerful header, which he often uses to good effect. Throughout the course of his career, he has played for popular teams like Arsenal Football Club and Juventus Football Club. He also represented his national team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Raphaël Guerreiro
(Portuguese Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder & Defender)
Raphaël Guerreiro
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Birthplace: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

Raphaël Guerreiro is a Portuguese football player who plays for the Portugal national team. He was part of the team that won the 2016 UEFA European Football Championship and the 2019 UEFA Nations League. Raphaël Guerreiro also represented his national team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.

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Ricardo Pepi
(American Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Ricardo Pepi
3
Birthdate: January 9, 2003
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
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Koke
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Koke
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Gennaro Gattuso
(Italian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Gennaro Gattuso
8
Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Birthplace: Corigliano Calabro, Italy
Italian former footballer Gennaro Gattuso is best known for his stint with Milan and won titles such as the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with them. He was part of Italian squad that won the FIFA World Cup 2006. He now manages the football club Napoli.
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Ilaix Moriba
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Ilaix Moriba
1
Birthdate: January 19, 2003
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
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Emile Heskey
(English Former Professional Footballer)
Emile Heskey
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Birthplace: Leicester, England
 34 
Giuseppe Bergomi
(One of the Greatest Italian Defenders of All Time)
Giuseppe Bergomi
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1963
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
 35 
Kieron Dyer
(Association football player)
Kieron Dyer
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Birthplace: Ipswich
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Peter Beardsley
(Footballer)
Peter Beardsley
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Birthplace: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
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Kemar Roofe
(Football player)
Kemar Roofe
3
Birthdate: January 6, 1993
Birthplace: Walsall, England
 38 
Marc Bartra
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
Marc Bartra
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Birthplace: Sant Jaume dels Domenys, Spain
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Axel Witsel
(Belgian Football Midfielder)
Axel Witsel
6
Birthdate: January 12, 1989
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium

Belgian footballer Axel Witsel plays as a midfielder for the Spanish club Atlético Madrid. Starting his senior career with Standard Liège, he later had successful stints with teams such as the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg and the German club Borussia Dortmund. He also played in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups.

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Emre Can
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Emre Can
5
Birthdate: January 12, 1994
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
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Andreas Pereira
(Belgian-Born Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder for Brazil)
Andreas Pereira
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Birthplace: Duffel, Belgium

The son of Brazilian footballer Marcos Pereira, Andreas Pereira is a fine midfielder in his own right and plays for Fulham. The Belgian-born footballer started his senior career with the club Manchester United. While he initially represented the youth teams of both Belgium and Brazil, he later joined the Brazilian senior national team.

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Paul Hornung
(American Professional Football Player )
Paul Hornung
4
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 13, 2020
 43 
Steven Davis
(Northern Irish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Steven Davis
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: Ballymena
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Jermaine Pennant
(Footballer)
Jermaine Pennant
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1983
Birthplace: The Meadows, Nottingham
 45 
Allan
(Brazilian Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Allan
4
Birthdate: January 8, 1991
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Chris Kamara
(Footballer)
Chris Kamara
4
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, Teeside, England, UK
 47 
Claudio Marchisio
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Claudio Marchisio
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
 48 
Vinnie Jones
(British Actor, Presenter and Former Professional Footballer)
Vinnie Jones
5
Birthdate: January 5, 1965
Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Before being an actor, Vinnie Jones had a brilliant career as a footballer and had even led the Welsh national football team and excelled as a midfielder. He was later mostly seen playing criminals on screen. Fans adore him for his roles in X-Men: The Last Stand, Elementary, and Arrow.

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John Charles
(Welsh Footballer Who Played as a Centre-Forward or as a Centre-Back)
John Charles
4
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Birthplace: Swansea, Wales
Died: February 21, 2004
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Denis Cheryshev
(Russian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left Winger)
Denis Cheryshev
6
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

A youth product of Real Madrid, Denis Cheryshev is a Russian footballer; currently signed with Valencia CF. Making his senior debut in 2009, he has since been playing as a left winger in different competitions. Also a regular on the Russian national team, he helped his team reach the quarter finals by scoring four goals in 2018 World Cup.