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Zlatan Ibrahimović
(One of the Greatest Football Strikers of All Time)
Zlatan Ibrahimović
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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
(Football player)
Pele
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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 1281 goals in 1363 games is a Guinness World Record.

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Francesco Totti
(Football player)
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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Bobby Charlton
(Football Player)
Bobby Charlton
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Birthdate: October 11, 1937
Birthplace: Ashington, Northumberland, England

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. He is the second-highest goalscorer for England.

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George Weah
(25th President of Liberia)
George Weah
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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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Lev Yashin
(Football Player)
Lev Yashin
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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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Alisson
(Brazilian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Alisson
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Birthdate: October 2, 1992
Birthplace: Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
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Frank Rijkaard
(Dutch Former Football Player and Former Manager Who Played as a Forward)
Frank Rijkaard
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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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Michael Ballack
(Football player)
Michael Ballack
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Birthdate: September 26, 1976
Birthplace: Görlitz, Germany
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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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Roberto Firmino
(Footballer)
Roberto Firmino
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Birthdate: October 2, 1991
Birthplace: Maceió, Alagoas
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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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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Trent Alexander-Arnold
(Association football player)
Trent Alexander-Arnold
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Birthdate: October 7, 1998
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Tammy Abraham
(Association football player)
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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Alvaro Morata
(Football player)
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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Paolo Rossi
(Football player)
Paolo Rossi
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Birthdate: September 23, 1956
Birthplace: Prato, Italy
Died: December 9, 2020
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Arsène Wenger
(Football Manager)
Arsène Wenger
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Birthdate: October 22, 1949
Birthplace: Strasbourg
French football manager Arsène Wenger is known for being the longest-tenured and most successful manager of Arsenal, with whom he won the Premier League title thrice. Nicknamed Le Professeur for his serious look, the English Football Hall of Fame inductee is known to encourage young talent in the sport. 
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
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Birthdate: September 25, 1955
Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany
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Mesut Ozil
(German Professional Football Player Who Plays as Midfielder)
Mesut Ozil
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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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Julio Iglesias
(Singer-songwriter - One of The Best-Selling Hispanic Artist of All-Time)
Julio Iglesias
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Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.
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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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Xherdan Shaqiri
(Football player - 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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Jermain Defoe
(Association football player)
Jermain Defoe
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Birthdate: October 7, 1982
Birthplace: Beckton
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Ricardo Quaresma
(Portuguese Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ricardo Quaresma
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Birthdate: September 26, 1983
Birthplace: Lisbon

Ricardo Quaresma is a Portuguese football player best known for his tricks, such as the rabona and curl. He played for Portugal from 2003 to 2018, during which he represented his team at three European Championships, including UEFA Euro 2016, which Portugal won. Ricardo Quaresma was named Primeira Liga Player of the Year in 2006.   

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Fabinho
(Association football player)
Fabinho
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Birthdate: October 23, 1993
Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
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Kepa Arrizabalaga
(Football player)
Kepa Arrizabalaga
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Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Birthplace: Ondarroa, Spain
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Diego Costa
(Professional Football Player Who Plays as a Striker)
Diego Costa
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Birthdate: October 7, 1988
Birthplace: Lagarto, State of Sergipe, Brazil

Diego Costa is a professional football player who helped Atlético Madrid win a UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey title, and La Liga title. Costa is one of the few footballers to have represented two international teams, having played for the Brazil national team and Spain national team; he played for the latter at the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.

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Alex Scott
(Footballer)
Alex Scott
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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
(Football Player, Manager)
Andriy Shevchenko
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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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Michy Batshuayi
(Belgian Football Striker)
Michy Batshuayi
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Birthdate: October 2, 1993
Birthplace: Brussels

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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Nemanja Vidić
(Football player)
Nemanja Vidić
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Birthdate: October 21, 1981
Birthplace: Užice, Serbia
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Andy Cole
(Football player)
Andy Cole
8
Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Birthplace: Nottingham, England
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Kelechi Iheanacho
(Nigerian footballer)
Kelechi Iheanacho
8
Birthdate: October 3, 1996
Birthplace: Imo, Nigeria
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André Villas-Boas
(Portuguese Football Manager )
André Villas-Boas
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Birthdate: October 17, 1977
Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
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Ian Rush
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Ian Rush
4
Birthdate: October 20, 1961
Birthplace: St Asaph
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Scott Parker
(Association football player)
Scott Parker
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Birthplace: Lambeth
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Niko Kovač
(Retired soccer star remembered for being the longtime captain of the Croatian national team)
Niko Kovač
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Birthdate: October 15, 1971
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
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Jackson Martínez
(Colombian Retired Football Player Who Played as a Striker)
Jackson Martínez
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Birthdate: October 3, 1986
Birthplace: Quibdó

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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Matt Le Tissier
(Footballer)
Matt Le Tissier
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Birthdate: October 14, 1968
Birthplace: Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK
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Paul Ince
(Association football player)
Paul Ince
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Birthdate: October 21, 1967
Birthplace: Ilford
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Josef Bican
(Austrian-Czech Professional Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Josef Bican
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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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Willy Caballero
(Association football player)
Willy Caballero
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Birthdate: September 28, 1981
Birthplace: Santa Elena, Entre Ríos Santa Elena, Argentina
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Andriy Yarmolenko
(Football Forward, Winger)
Andriy Yarmolenko
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Birthdate: October 23, 1989
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Kasper Dolberg
(Danish footballer)
Kasper Dolberg
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Birthdate: October 6, 1997
Birthplace: Silkeborg
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Tomáš Rosický
(Former Czech Footballer and Fourth-Highest Goal-Scorer from the Czech Republic)
Tomáš Rosický
5
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Birthplace: Prague
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Per Mertesacker
(Center back who became a longtime fixture of Germany's national team after debuting in 2004)
Per Mertesacker
5
Birthdate: September 29, 1984
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany
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Antonio Di Natale
(Association football player)
Antonio Di Natale
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Birthdate: October 13, 1977
Birthplace: Naples
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Raymond Kopa
(Football player - Attacking midfielder)
Raymond Kopa
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Birthdate: October 13, 1931
Birthplace: Nœux-les-Mines, France
Died: March 3, 2017
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Mathieu Valbuena
(French Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder and A Winger )
Mathieu Valbuena
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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
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Birthdate: October 13, 1979
Birthplace: Longsight, Manchester, England