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
93
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. 

 2 
Lilian Thuram
(French Professional Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Lilian Thuram
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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.

 3 
Eden Hazard
(Belgian Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger /Attacking Midfielder)
Eden Hazard
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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.

 4 
Jamie Vardy
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Jamie Vardy
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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
8
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
11
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
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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 
Iván Zamorano
(Chilean Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Iván Zamorano
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1967
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 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 
Declan Rice
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defensive Midfielder)
Declan Rice
4
Birthdate: January 14, 1999
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 11 
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.

 12 
Víctor Valdés
(Spanish Football Coach and Former Football Goalkeeper)
Víctor Valdés
6
Birthdate: January 14, 1982
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 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.
 14 
Jairzinho
(Brazilian Former Professional Footballer)
Jairzinho
2
Birthdate: December 25, 1944
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
James Milner
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
James Milner
6
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Birthplace: Wortley, Leeds, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Danny Carvajal
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right Back)
Danny Carvajal
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1992
Birthplace: Leganés, Spain
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Aaron Ramsey
(Welsh Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Aaron Ramsey
5
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Birthplace: Caerphilly, Wales
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
Leroy Sané
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Winger)
Leroy Sané
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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.

 19 
Jonny Evans
(Association football player)
Jonny Evans
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1988
Birthplace: Belfast
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Nacho
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Defender)
Nacho
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1990
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Paolo Guerrero
(Peruvian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Paolo Guerrero
6
Birthdate: January 1, 1984
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Pablo Zabaleta
(Argentine Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Pablo Zabaleta
5
Birthdate: January 16, 1985
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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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
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 24 
Gennaro Gattuso
(Italian Professional Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Gennaro Gattuso
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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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José Fonte
(Portuguese Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back)
José Fonte
6
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.  

 26 
Tony Pulis
(Welsh Football Manager and Former Footballer Who Played as a Defender)
Tony Pulis
6
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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Emile Heskey
(English Former Professional Footballer)
Emile Heskey
3
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Birthplace: Leicester, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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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.

 29 
Mike Thalassitis
(Football player)
Mike Thalassitis
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1993
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: March 15, 2019
 30 
Kemar Roofe
(Football player)
Kemar Roofe
4
Birthdate: January 6, 1993
Birthplace: Walsall, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ricardo Pepi
(American Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Ricardo Pepi
5
Birthdate: January 9, 2003
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 32 
Peter Beardsley
(Footballer)
Peter Beardsley
4
Birthdate: January 18, 1961
Birthplace: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, UK
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Giuseppe Bergomi
(One of the Greatest Italian Defenders of All Time)
Giuseppe Bergomi
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1963
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ilaix Moriba
(Guinean Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Ilaix Moriba
3
Birthdate: January 19, 2003
Birthplace: Conakry, Guinea
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Adrian Mutu
(Professional Football Manager & Former Player)
Adrian Mutu
5
Birthdate: January 8, 1979
Birthplace: Călinești, Romania

Known for his “bad boy” image, Romanian former footballer Adrian Mutu has played for teams such as Inter Milan, Chelsea, and Juventus. Controversy’s favorite child, he was once banned by Chelsea for consuming cocaine. He also made headlines for drinking the blood of porn star Laura Andresan.

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Kieron Dyer
(Association football player)
Kieron Dyer
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1978
Birthplace: Ipswich
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
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.

 38 
Alex Teixeira
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Alex Teixeira
5
Birthdate: January 6, 1990
Birthplace: Duque de Caxias, Brazil
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Nicklas Bendtner
(Danish Former Professional Football Player Who Played as a Forward)
Nicklas Bendtner
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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.

 40 
Eric Dier
(English Professional Footballer)
Eric Dier
5
Birthdate: January 15, 1994
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 41 
Andy Carroll
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Andy Carroll
1
Birthdate: January 6, 1989
Birthplace: Gateshead, England
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 42 
Emre Can
(German Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Central Midfielder)
Emre Can
5
Birthdate: January 12, 1994
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Steve Bruce
(English Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Steve Bruce
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Birthdate: December 31, 1960
Birthplace: Corbridge, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Yohan Cabaye
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Yohan Cabaye
5
Birthdate: January 14, 1986
Birthplace: Tourcoing, France
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Paul Hornung
(American Professional Football Player )
Paul Hornung
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1935
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: November 13, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Gordon Banks
(One of the Greatest Goalkeepers of All Time)
Gordon Banks
0
Birthdate: December 30, 1937
Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Died: February 12, 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Claudio Marchisio
(Italian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Claudio Marchisio
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Marcos Alonso Mendoza
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre-Back / Left-Back)
Marcos Alonso Mendoza
1
Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Marcos Alonso Mendoza is a Spanish football player who plays for the Chelsea Football Club of Premier League. Alonso was part of the Chelsea Football Club when they won the 25th season of the Premier League and the 48th season of UEFA Europa League. Over the years, Alonso has also been an important member of the Spain national team.

 49 
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.

 50 
Chris Kamara
(Footballer)
Chris Kamara
4
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Birthplace: Middlesbrough, Teeside, England, UK
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)