Gemini Football Players

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 1 
George Best
(Footballer)
George Best
24
Birthdate: May 22, 1946
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: November 25, 2005
Manchester United winger/midfielder George Best was the 1968 European Footballer of the Year and was placed sixth on the FIFA Player of the Century list. A skilled dribbler, the Northern Irish player was also known for his stunning good looks and his affinity for women and alcohol. 
 2 
Eric Cantona
(French Actor and One of the Greatest Footballers of His Generation)
Eric Cantona
24
Birthdate: May 24, 1966
Birthplace: Marseille, France

Eric Cantona is a French actor, filmmaker, and former football player. During his playing career, Cantona was a key player for the popular football club Manchester United and is often credited with reviving the club's reputation as a footballing force. Nicknamed King Eric by Manchester United fans, Eric Cantona continues to enjoy an iconic status within the club.

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Michel Platini
(Former French Football Player, Manager and 6th President of UEFA (2007 - 2015))
Michel Platini
9
Birthdate: June 21, 1955
Birthplace: Jœuf, France

Michel Platini is a former football player, administrator, and manager. Widely considered one of the greatest football players of all time, this French footballer won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award three times during his glorious playing career. Michel Platini also played a key role as France's national team coach before he was banned from football by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

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Mohamed Salah
(Football player)
Mohamed Salah
45
Birthdate: June 15, 1992
Birthplace: Nagrig, Egypt

Egyptian professional footballer Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best players in the world. Known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed, he plays for the Premier League club Liverpool and the Egyptian national team. He has been named the CAF African Footballer of the Year twice. His fans and the press have nicknamed him "The Pharaoh."

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 5 
Oliver Kahn
(Footballer)
Oliver Kahn
11
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
 6 
Sergio Agüero
(Footballer)
Sergio Agüero
25
Birthdate: June 2, 1988
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentine footballer and Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero was the youngest footballer of the Argentine Primera División, at 15. From scoring two goals in the semi-final to help Argentina win the 2008 Olympic gold medal, to being the fourth-highest goal-scorer of Premier League, he has many feats to his credit.
 7 
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
(Professional Footballer and Gabon's All-Time Top Goalscorer)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
31
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Birthplace: Laval, France

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a footballer who plays as a forward and is the captain of the Gabon national team. He is known for his pace and finishing and is said to be one of the best strikers in the world. He plays for the English club team, Arsenal. He has played for other clubs as well like AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund.

 8 
Philippe Coutinho
(Brazilian Professional Football Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and Winger)
Philippe Coutinho
19
Birthdate: June 12, 1992
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian footballer, Phillipe Coutinho, is hailed as one of the most talented midfielders and playmakers in the world. He has been a key player for Premier League clubs like Inter Milan, Liverpool, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He was a member of the Brazilian national team that won the 2019 Copa America.

 9 
Frank Lampard
(Footballer)
Frank Lampard
17
Birthdate: June 20, 1978
Birthplace: Romford, London, England

The current head coach of Chelsea Football Club, Lampard spent most of his playing career with Chelsea. He is widely considered one of the greatest midfielders and greatest Chelsea players of his generation. While playing for the England national team, he represented England at three World Cups. In 2015, he was appointed an OBE for his services to football.

 10 
Steven Gerrard
(Football Player)
Steven Gerrard
22
Birthdate: May 30, 1980
Birthplace: Whiston
Steven Gerrard spent most of his career as a Liverpool midfielder and also captained Liverpool and the English national team. His phenomenal performance in the 2006 FA Cup Final led it to be called The Gerrard Final. The Order of the British Empire member now manages the Scottish club Rangers.
 11 
Michael Laudrup
(Footballer)
Michael Laudrup
6
Birthdate: June 15, 1964
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark
 12 
Javier Hernández
(Football player)
Javier Hernández
17
Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico

Javier Hernández is a professional football player and the first Mexican to represent the popular football club Manchester United. An important player for his national team, Hernández is the all-time leading goal-scorer for Mexico. He has represented Mexico at important tournaments like 2010, 2014, and 2018 FIFA World Cups. Hernández also serves as an inspiration to many aspiring Mexican footballers.

 13 
Carlo Ancelotti
(Footballer)
Carlo Ancelotti
12
Birthdate: June 10, 1959
Birthplace: Reggiolo

Carlo Ancelotti had humble beginnings as a midfielder in Italian club football. He was part of the Italian national squad in two World Cups and one UEFA Euro, and is one of three managers who have won the UEFA Champions League thrice, twice with Milan and once with Real Madrid.

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Mario Götze
(Football Player)
Mario Götze
10
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Birthplace: Memmingen, Germany
Midfielder Mario Götze led Germany to their World Cup win in 2014, scoring the winning goal. He began his career at 9, with Borussia Dortmund. He was awarded the 2011 Golden Boy Award. His move to Bayern Munich for €37 million made him the second-most expensive German player in history.
 15 
Marco Reus
(Footballer)
Marco Reus
10
Birthdate: May 31, 1989
Birthplace: Dortmund, Germany

Marco Reus is a German football player who plays for the Germany national team and the popular Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Known for his speed, versatility, technical skills, and shooting ability, Reus was named the Footballer of the Year (Germany) in 2012. In 2013, 2014, and 2019, Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund win the prestigious DFL-Supercup.

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Mario Mandžukić
(Football player)
Mario Mandžukić
5
Birthdate: May 21, 1986
Birthplace: Slavonski Brod, Croatia
 17 
Arturo Vidal
(Footballer)
Arturo Vidal
14
Birthdate: May 22, 1987
Birthplace: San Joaquín, Chile
 18 
Abby Wambach
(Soccer Player)
Abby Wambach
7
Birthdate: June 2, 1980
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

Retired soccer player Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. She is a FIFA Women's World Cup champion as well and a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She retired in 2015 and was listed in that year’s Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.

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Kyle Walker
(Association football player)
Kyle Walker
5
Birthdate: May 28, 1990
Birthplace: Sheffield
 20 
Miroslav Klose
(German Former Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
Miroslav Klose
9
Birthdate: June 9, 1978
Birthplace: Opole, Poland
Born to a footballer father and a handball player mother, Polish-born German striker Miroslav Klose soared to fame with clubs such as Bayern Munich and Lazio. Germany has won all games in which Klose has scored. Germany’s all-time top goal-scorer, Klose scored 5 goals in his first World Cup itself.
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Alexandre Lacazette
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Alexandre Lacazette
11
Birthdate: May 28, 1991
Birthplace: Lyon, France
French footballer Alexandre Lacazette currently plays as a forward for Arsenal and has previously played for Lyon. He scored the winning goal in France’s win at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He has also won the FA Cup with Arsenal and the Coupe de France with Lyon.
 22 
Lukas Podolski
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Forward)
Lukas Podolski
8
Birthdate: June 4, 1985
Birthplace: Gliwice, Poland

Lukas Podolski is a German football player renowned for his powerful and accurate kicks, technique, and explosive style of play. The third most-capped player in the history of German football, Podolski helped the German national team win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He is also the third-highest goalscorer in the history of German soccer.

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Wesley Sneijder
(Retired Dutch Footballer Who was Considered One of the Best Midfielders of His Time)
Wesley Sneijder
8
Birthdate: June 9, 1984
Birthplace: Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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John Stones
(Association football player)
John Stones
7
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Birthplace: Barnsley
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Lorenzo Insigne
(Association football player)
Lorenzo Insigne
6
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Birthplace: Naples

Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a forward. He is currently affiliated with Serie A club Napoli and the Italian national team. He has over a decade’s experience as a professional and can play on either flank or through the center. He is known for his technical ability, speed, and accuracy from free kicks. 

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Christian McCaffrey
(American football player)
Christian McCaffrey
14
Birthdate: June 7, 1996
Birthplace: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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Gabriel Martinelli
(Footballer Forward)
Gabriel Martinelli
4
Birthdate: June 18, 2001
Birthplace: Guarulhos, Brazil
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Odion Ighalo
(Footballer strike)
Odion Ighalo
9
Birthdate: June 16, 1989
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 29 
Joe Gomez
(Football player)
Joe Gomez
5
Birthdate: May 23, 1997
Birthplace: Catford, England
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Javier Mascherano
(Football Player)
Javier Mascherano
6
Birthdate: June 8, 1984
Birthplace: San Lorenzo, Argentina
Nicknamed “el Jefecito,” Argentine footballer Javier Mascherano played for West Ham United and then Liverpool. After joining Barcelona, he turned from a defensive midfielder to full central defender and won five La Ligas and two UEFA Champions Leagues, among others. He has also won two Summer Olympic golds for Argentina.
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Kalidou Koulibaly
(Footballer Centre-back)
Kalidou Koulibaly
6
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France

Born to Senegalese parents in France, Kalidou Koulibaly initially played for France U20 and then captained the Senegal national team. He took Senegal to the finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. He has often opened up about racism, especially after once being called a “monkey” by a Florentina fan.

 32 
Demba Ba
(Association football player)
Demba Ba
13
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Birthplace: Sèvres

Demba Ba is a former professional footballer who played as a striker in several teams, including Chelsea, West Ham United, and Newcastle United. He started playing football as a child and made his first-team debut with the team Rouen in 2005. He has been associated with many clubs since turning professional. He has also played for the Senegal national team. 

 33 
Juan Cuadrado
(Colombian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder & Defender)
Juan Cuadrado
8
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Birthplace: Necoclí, Colombia

Juan Cuadrado is a Colombian football player who has been representing the Colombia national football team since 2010. Renowned for his pace and dribbling skills, Juan Cuadrado is an important player for his national side. He also currently represents the Juventus Football Club and has won many championship titles for the team.

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Freddy Adu
(American Professional Footballer Player Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Freddy Adu
11
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

Freddy Adu is an American soccer player who was touted as the next Pelé when he was 14 years old. However, he did not live up to the expectations and has since been a journeyman, playing for several teams in different countries. He currently plays for Österlen FF, a Swedish Division 1 club. He has also represented his national team.

 35 
Kingsley Coman
(Footballer)
Kingsley Coman
24
Birthdate: June 13, 1996
Birthplace: Paris, France
 36 
Andrey Arshavin
(Russian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Winger / Midfielder)
Andrey Arshavin
5
Birthdate: May 29, 1981
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Andrey Arshavin is a Russian former football player who helped Zenit Saint Petersburg win several trophies, such as the League Cup, Russian Premier League, UEFA Cup, Russian Super Cup, and the UEFA Super Cup. He was also an important player for the Russian national football team and helped the team reach the semi-final of UEFA Euro 2008.

 37 
Yannick Bolasie
(Footballer winger)
Yannick Bolasie
6
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Birthplace: Lyon, France

Yannick Bolasie is a professional footballer. He currently  plays as a winger for Turkish Süper Lig club Çaykur Rizespor. In the past, he has played in the Football League for Plymouth Argyle, Barnet, Bristol City, and Crystal Palace, among others. He also plays for the DR Congo national football team. Besides football, he has a keen interest in grime music. 

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Islam Slimani
(Footballer)
Islam Slimani
9
Birthdate: June 18, 1988
Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria
 39 
Keisuke Honda
(Football player)
Keisuke Honda
6
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Birthplace: Settsu, Osaka, Japan

Keisuke Honda is a Japanese football player and manager. A versatile player, Honda can play as an attacking midfielder and as a winger. Renowned for his accuracy, dribbling skills, and powerful striking ability, Keisuke Honda helped the Japan national football team win the 2011 Asian Cup, where he was adjudged Player of the Tournament.       

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Fabio Capello
(Italian Former Professional Football Midfielder and Manager)
Fabio Capello
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1946
Birthplace: San Canzian d'Isonzo, Italy

Fabio Capello is a former footballer and manager. As a player, he won several trophies in a career that spanned over 15 years. Renowned for creating opportunities for his teammates, Capello is considered one of the best Italian footballers of his generation. He also had a successful career as a manager and is considered one of the greatest managers ever.

 41 
Sead Kolašinac
(Footballer)
Sead Kolašinac
4
Birthdate: June 20, 1993
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany
 42 
Cheick Tioté
(Ivorian Professional Football Player Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Cheick Tioté
5
Birthdate: June 21, 1986
Birthplace: Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Died: June 5, 2017

Cheick Tioté was an Ivorian football player who represented his national football team at the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. He also helped his team win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Cheick Tioté died at the age of 30 when he succumbed to cardiac arrest during a training session in 2017.

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Javier Pastore
(Association football player)
Javier Pastore
4
Birthdate: June 20, 1989
Birthplace: Córdoba
 44 
Diego Milito
(Football - Striker for Argentina)
Diego Milito
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Birthplace: Bernal, Argentina
 45 
Cafu
(Football player)
Cafu
4
Birthdate: June 7, 1970
Birthplace: Itaquaquecetuba, State of São Paulo, Brazil
 46 
Yussuf Poulsen
(Football player Striker)
Yussuf Poulsen
7
Birthdate: June 15, 1994
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
 47 
Luca Toni
(Football player)
Luca Toni
9
Birthdate: May 26, 1977
Birthplace: Pavullo Nel Frignano, Italy
 48 
Gervais Yao Kouassi
(Football Forwarder)
Gervais Yao Kouassi
4
Birthdate: May 27, 1987
Birthplace: Anyama, Ivory Coast
 49 
Marcus Dupree
(Football Player)
Marcus Dupree
7
Birthdate: May 22, 1964
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA
 50 
Matt Busby
(Football player)
Matt Busby
5
Birthdate: May 26, 1909
Birthplace: Bellshill, Scotland
Died: January 20, 1994

After an illustrious career that saw him play for teams such as Manchester City and Liverpool, Matt Busby did wonders as a manager, director, and president of Manchester United. The Scottish footballer also developed players later known as the Busby Babes, 8 of whom tragically died in the 1958 Munich air crash.