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Zlatan Ibrahimović
(One of the Greatest Football Strikers of All Time)
Zlatan Ibrahimović
189
Birthdate: October 3, 1981
Birthplace: Malmo, Sweden

Swedish professional footballer Zlatan Ibrahimović currently plays as a striker for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, he is one of the most decorated active footballers in the world.  He is Sweden's all-time leading goalscorer. He is a brash person and has been involved in several violent incidents with teammates.

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Pele
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Pele
71
Birthdate: October 23, 1940
Birthplace: Tres Coracoes, Brazil

Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, was named the Football Player of the Century by the IFFHS. He called football “The Beautiful Game” and was one of the world’s highest-paid athlete for a while. His 1279 goals in 1363 games is a Guinness World Record.

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Francesco Totti
(Italian Former Professional Football Player Who Played as an Attacking Midfielder and as a Forward)
Francesco Totti
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Birthdate: September 27, 1976
Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Italian footballer Francesco Totti is known for his 25-year stint with Roma. Nicknamed “The Golden Boy” and “The Gladiator,” he led Roma to win the Serie A and the Coppa Italia. He was also part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning Italian team. He was named to Pele’s FIFA 100

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Alisson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Alisson
13
Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Birthplace: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Didier Deschamps
(Former Footballer Defensive Midfielder)
Didier Deschamps
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Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Birthplace: Bayonne, France

Didier Deschamps is a French former professional football player turned manager. He played as a defensive midfielder for many clubs, such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, and Valencia. He was also a French international. He began his managerial career in 2001 and has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. Former tennis player Nathalie Tauziat is his cousin. 

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Michael Ballack
(German Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Midfielder)
Michael Ballack
6
Birthdate: September 26, 1976
Birthplace: Görlitz, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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George Weah
(25th President of Liberia and the First African Former Professional Footballer to Become a Head of State.)
George Weah
26
Birthdate: October 1, 1966
Birthplace: Clara Town, Liberia
George Weah, who has been the president of Liberia since 2018, was once a star footballer. The striker was named the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, and played for clubs such as A.C. Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. Following his retirement, he established the Congress for Democratic Change.
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Mesut Ozil
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as Midfielder)
Mesut Ozil
63
Birthdate: October 15, 1988
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
German footballer Mesut Özil, who now plays for the Premier League club Arsenal, has won Germany the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He also earned a record five German Player of the Year awards. However, he later retired from the German team, citing discrimination due to his Turkish descent.
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Olivier Giroud
(French Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Olivier Giroud
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Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Birthplace: Chambéry, France

Olivier Giroud is a football player and a prominent member of the France national team. He played a key role in helping his team win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Thanks to his popularity, Giroud has been a major media personality in France, with appearances in commercials for brands like Hugo Boss and Puma.

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Bobby Charlton
(One of the Greatest Football Players of All Time)
Bobby Charlton
13
Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England
Died: October 21, 2023

Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, Bobby Charlton was an important member of the England national football team that emerged victorious at the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ballon d'Or, Charlton received a knighthood in 1994. 

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Alvaro Morata
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Alvaro Morata
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Birthdate: October 23, 1992
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Alvaro Morata is a Spanish professional soccer player who has represented popular clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus, Chelsea, and Atlético Madrid. He is also an important player for the national team, having gathered the experience of playing in high-pressure tournaments like the UEFA European Football Championship. A versatile player, Alvaro Morata is best known for his pace, energy, and technique.

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Lev Yashin
(One of the Greatest Goalkeeper in the History of Football)
Lev Yashin
9
Birthdate: October 22, 1929
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 20, 1990
Legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin was nicknamed the Black Spider or the Black Panther for his signature all-black attire. He played in four World Cups and later also served as the deputy chairman of the Football Federation of his country. He became the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d'Or.
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Xherdan Shaqiri
(Swiss Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Xherdan Shaqiri
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Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Birthplace: Gjilan, Kosovo

Born to Albanian-origin working-class immigrant parents in Switzerland, Xherdan Shaqiri had a tough childhood. His talent in football led him to join Basel’s youth team at age 8. The Swiss footballer is now better known for his stints with clubs such as Bayern Munich and Liverpool.

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Paolo Rossi
(Italian Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Paolo Rossi
15
Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Birthplace: Prato, Italy
Died: December 9, 2020
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Granit Xhaka
(Swiss Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Granit Xhaka
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Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Swiss footballer and Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka wasn’t just part of the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning Swiss team but has also been part of 2 FIFA World Cups. In 2022, he posted an apology on social media following his red-card exit in a game against Liverpool.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kepa Arrizabalaga
11
Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Birthplace: Ondarroa, Spain
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Fabinho
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Fabinho
5
Birthdate: October 23, 1993
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Frank Rijkaard
(Dutch Former Football Player and Former Manager Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Frank Rijkaard
1
Birthdate: September 30, 1962
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch footballer and former manager Franklin Rijkaard has represented clubs such as Ajax, Real Zaragoza, and A.C. Milan. He has also coached clubs such as Barcelona and Sparta Rotterdam and the Dutch and Saudi Arabian national teams. He has also earned the 2005-2006 UEFA Manager of the Year honor.
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Roberto Firmino
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward / Attacking Midfielder)
Roberto Firmino
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Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Birthplace: Maceió, Brazil
Roberto Firmino started his career with Figueirense and Hoffenheim, before joining Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup, and a Premier League. Known for his no-look goals and Matador-style celebration, he was part of the 2019 Copa America-winning Brazil team
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Trent Alexander-Arnold
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Right-Back)
Trent Alexander-Arnold
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1998
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
(German Football Executive and Former Professional Player)
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
9
Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Nemanja Vidić
(Retired Serbian Footballer Best Known for His Stint with Manchester United)
Nemanja Vidić
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Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Birthplace: Užice, Serbia

Retired Serbian footballer Nemanja Vidić is regarded as one of the most skilled defenders of the game. Starting his senior career with Red Star Belgrade, he later had a successful stint with Manchester United, winning 5 Premier League titles with them, among other honors. He was twice named Serbian Footballer of the Year.

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Tammy Abraham
(English Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Striker)
Tammy Abraham
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Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Birthplace: Camberwell, England

Tammy Abraham is an English footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and the England national team. He is an academy graduate of Chelsea and made his first-team debut for the club in 2016. Since then, he has played for Bristol City and Aston Villa, scoring 25 goals in a single campaign for the team. 

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Alex Scott
(English Sports Presenter and Former Professional Football Right-Back)
Alex Scott
9
Birthdate: October 14, 1984
Birthplace: London, England

Alex Scott is an English TV presenter and former professional football player. Apart from playing for popular clubs like Arsenal and Birmingham City, Scott also represented the women's national football team. She also played for Great Britain at the London Olympics. In 2019, she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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Andriy Shevchenko
(Former Professional Football Player)
Andriy Shevchenko
1
Birthdate: September 29, 1976
Birthplace: Dvirkivshchyna, Ukraine

Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.

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Kelechi Iheanacho
(Nigerian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Kelechi Iheanacho
10
Birthdate: October 3, 1996
Birthplace: Owerri, Nigeria
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Ian Rush
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Ian Rush
4
Birthdate: October 20, 1961
Birthplace: St Asaph
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Michy Batshuayi
(Belgian Football Striker)
Michy Batshuayi
9
Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

Belgian footballer Michy Batshuayi now plays as a striker for the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. Starting his career with Standard Liège, he later had successful stints with clubs such as Marseille and Chelsea, winning a Premier League and 2 FA Cups with the latter. He also won the Ebony Shoe Award in 2013-14.

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Niko Kovač
(Former Croatian Footballer and Coach)
Niko Kovač
4
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Retired Croatian footballer and coach Niko Kovač has headed the Croatian national team as its captain for a long time. He has also had successful stints with Bayern Munich and Red Bull Salzburg as a player. He later tasted success as a manager of Bayern Munich, among other clubs.

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Jackson Martínez
(Colombian Retired Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
Jackson Martínez
4
Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Birthplace: Quibdó, Colombia

Jackson Martínez is a Colombian retired football player who played for the Colombia national football team from 2009 to 2015. Apart from representing his country in important tournaments like the 2014 FIFA World Cup and Copa Américas, Martínez also played for clubs like Atlético Madrid and Porto. In 2014 and 2015, Martínez was named FC Porto Athlete of the Year.

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Raymond Kopa
(French Professional Footballer)
Raymond Kopa
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1931
Birthplace: Nœux-les-Mines, France
Died: March 3, 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Matt Le Tissier
(Former Professional Football Attacking Midfielder)
Matt Le Tissier
4
Birthdate: October 14, 1968
Birthplace: Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Josef Bican
(Austrian-Czech Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Josef Bican
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1913
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 12, 2001

Josef Bican was an Austrian-Czech footballer who played as a forward. According to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, Bican scored more than 950 goals in 624 official matches, which makes him the second-most prolific goalscorer of all time in recorded history. In 2000, Josef Bican was honored with the Golden Ball by the IFFHS

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Theo Hernandez
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Theo Hernandez
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Birthplace: Marseille, France
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alejandro Balde
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Left-Back)
Alejandro Balde
2
Birthdate: October 18, 2003
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Claudio Pizarro
(Peruvian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Claudio Pizarro
8
Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Birthplace: Callao District, Peru
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mathieu Valbuena
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and A Winger)
Mathieu Valbuena
5
Birthdate: September 28, 1984
Birthplace: Bruges, France

French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, who also plays for the Greek club Olympiacos, is known as le petit vélo, or the little bike, for his short stature. In 2015, he was dragged into a sex scandal, where fellow footballer Karim Benzema had blackmailed him and attempted to extort money over a sex tape.

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Wes Brown
(Football player)
Wes Brown
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1979
Birthplace: Longsight, Manchester, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Steven Bergwijn
(Surinamese-Origin Dutch Football Winger)
Steven Bergwijn
5
Birthdate: October 8, 1997
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch footballer Steven Bergwijn is best known as a winger for Ajax. He has been a 3-time Eredivisie winner with PSV and an EFL Cup runner-up with Tottenham Hotspur. The Surinamese-origin player also plays for the Dutch national team and has been the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player.
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Francisco Gento
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Francisco Gento
2
Birthdate: October 21, 1933
Birthplace: Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Bert Trautmann
(German Football Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Bert Trautmann
4
Birthdate: October 22, 1923
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany
Died: July 19, 2013

Bert Trautmann was a German football player who played as a goalkeeper for popular teams like Manchester City and St Helens Town. He made 508 appearances for the Manchester City from 1949 to 1964. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation, Bert Trautmann was made an inductee of the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame in 2005.

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David Trezeguet
(French Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
David Trezeguet
6
Birthdate: October 15, 1977
Birthplace: Rouen, France

David Trezeguet is a French retired football player who helped his national team win the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well as the 2000 UEFA European Championship title. Widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of his generation, David Trezeguet was also included in Pele's FIFA 100 list.

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Andy Cole
(British Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Andy Cole
5
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jermain Defoe
(English Former Professional Footballer and Coach)
Jermain Defoe
4
Birthdate: October 7, 1982
Birthplace: Beckton, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jimmy Johnstone
(Association football player)
Jimmy Johnstone
3
Birthdate: September 30, 1944
Birthplace: Uddingston
Died: March 13, 2006
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Mark Viduka
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Forward)
Mark Viduka
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Didi
(Footballer)
Didi
5
Birthdate: October 8, 1928
Birthplace: Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil
Died: May 12, 2001
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Quique Setién
(Spanish Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Central Midfielder)
Quique Setién
6
Birthdate: September 27, 1958
Birthplace: Santander, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Tomáš Rosický
(Former Czech Footballer and Fourth-Highest Goal-Scorer from the Czech Republic)
Tomáš Rosický
6
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia

The son of former footballer Jiří Rosický, Tomáš Rosický is known as The Little Mozart for setting the tone of the game on the field. He has represented teams such as Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal and has scripted history as the fourth-highest goal-scorer of his country.

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Kiko Casilla
(Spanish Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Kiko Casilla
5
Birthdate: October 2, 1986
Birthplace: Alcover, Spain
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)