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A mystery that ? Or is there a big secret ?
Ok, everyone! Forget it for a while! Because now I just want to discuss the number 10 used in the soccer player’s costume shirt. Although I am not a soccer player and not a fanatic fan of a team and football for me is just an entertainment and I also like NBA Basket and Automotive. But what I know in football, shirt with number 10 is very special, because it is used by players who ability above average.
In football history, there are some players with the number 10 of the most successful and it is only a few, only four players. Why so ? For a footballer of the most prestigious title, the FIFA World Cup is certainly the most coveted. Even some footballers like to take off the title or trophy like the world’s best player Ballon d’Or. There are some motivations that make the players want to be part of the world champion team, one of them, among others, because of a sense of nationalism or love to his homeland. Here are the four successful players with the number 10 jersey:
1. Pele. This legendary player’s real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Striker who spearheaded the beautiful game or Jogo Bonito successfully deliver Samba Brazil team world champion football as much as three times. Namely in 1958 in Sweden, 1962 in Chile and champion in 1970 in Mexico and he is the only player capable of reaching that world title that much. Pele then crowned as a great footballer of all time. Even Time magazine put its name into one of the 100 influential people of the 20th century. Overall, Pelé has scored 1281 goals in 1363 matches including unofficial matches and friendlies so it is included in the Guinness World Records as the top scorer in football. How about his career at Santos club? Pele became a fertility player and also brought his club won the Copa Libertadores in 1962-1963.
2. Diego Armando Maradona. Familiarly called up with Maradona, Argentine national team player is also a brilliant footballer. Many people also call Maradona the best player of all time. Also later joined Pele in the FIFA Player of the 20th Century. In 1986 Maradona led the Argentine Tango team to become FIFA world champion in Mexico. What is the most excited about him? When he scored with solo run to pass some England palyers in Mexico Wrold Cup. For the Italian Serie A side Maradona won the club for the first time in 1986-87 and 1988-89 and the next two runners-up. After Maradona did not play again in Napoli, as a tribute to him, then the number 10 shirt is not used anymore in Naples.
3. Lothar Matthaus. In 1990 the midfielder Matthaus took the West German team to the World Cup in Italy. Then in 1991 he was crowned the world’s best player for the first time and until now the only German player to win the title. Lothar Matthaeus has played in five FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998. Not a single football player in the world can compete with him. The name Matthäus is also included in the list of 100 major FIFA players selected by Pele. Together with Italian Serie A club Matthaus and his German teammate Andreas Brehme won the skudeto in the 1988-1989 season. Two years later in 1991 with Inter Milan also managed to win the UEFA Cup. And when Lothar returned to Germany and joined Bayern Munich, he won four Bundesliga titles.
4. Zinedine Zidane. With the call “Zizou”. He is one of the legend players in the world of football. Footballer who played in the middle position was successfully brought the France national team won the World Cup for the first time. In the match in the final against Brazil, Zidane scored two goals. For his club career, Zizou won the Spanish League title with Real Madrid, two titles in the Serie A league with Juventus. When the transfer from Juventus to El Real in 2001 set a record 75 million Euro. Zinedine Zidane was voted FIFA’s world best player three times, in 1998, 2000 and 2003.
Of the four players numbered 10 costumes, each has its own privileges. Like Pele who scored the most. Diego Maradona, although small but possesses the ability above the average world player and he became captain of Argentina Tango Team. Lothar Matthaus who has played in five world cup, and will be difficult to match by any soccer player. While Zinedine Zidane, who was voted 3 times by FIFA’s best player and bringing two different clubs to the league champions, is an achievement that is difficult to compete with other footballers. Will there be the next 10 jersey number players who can make the achievements like the four players mentioned above? Or is there a player not number 10 who can match their record ? All possibilities are possible.
Ok, everyone, this article is not to prove that the number 10 is special or has its own mystery even big secret.
See you later.