Lothar Herbert Matthäus was born in Erlangen, West Germany on Mar. 21, 1961. Inspired by world-class football star Franz Beckenbauer, Matthäus started playing football at the age of eleven. For poverty life of the family, he determined to lift their families out of poor, leaving him being a diligent person down to earth.
Played as a professional midfielder, competitive advantages of Matthäus include passing, positional sense, powerful shooting and dynamic energy. All above factors contributed to his great success in football, winning respects, love and esteem from spectators and loyal football fans from across the world. Lothar Herbert Matthäus was widely regarded as one of greatest footballers of his generation. After helping West Germany at the 1990 FIFA World Cup, he was awarded the title of European Footballer of the Year. As the most capped footballer in Germany football shirt, he won 23 goals in 150 appearances. He was also a member of FIFA 100 list named by Pelé for excellent performances.
Gianni Rivera was born in Alessandria, Italy on Aug. 18, 1943. He started football career from Alessandria in 1959, mostly played as football midfielder. Experienced most of his club career at A.C. Milan, he also enjoyed a highly successful career with in domestic and European football, achieving numerous honors, accolades, titles and trophies.
Pulling on Italy football shirt, he was capped 60 times from 1962 to 1974, winning 14 goals for the Italy national football team. During this period, he participated in World Cups four times for Italy, including the 1962 FIFA World Cup, 1966 FIFA World Cup, 1970 FIFA World Cup and the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Known for elegant style, creative offensive ability, efficiency and dynamic energy, he possessed excellent vision and distinguished techniques. He was widely regarded as the greatest footballer of his generation, claiming a place in the football development of Italy. As a winner of the Ballon d’Or in 1969, he became a number FIFA 100 greatest living footballers in 2004.
Clarence Seedorf was born in Paramaribo, Suriname on Apr. 1, 1976. As a world-class football player of Netherlands, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation. He became a professional and celebrated midfielder of the FIFA 100 in 2004.
Seedorf started receiving normal football training aged six. He started professional football career for Ajax in the early 1990s, played as a right midfielder. For outstanding performances and competitive advantages, he was sought after among many famous and tremendous strength football clubs, such as Sampdoria, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Milan, Botafogo.
For his diligence, versatile ability, stamina, extraordinary technique and dynamic energy, he was capped many times for Netherlands national football team, helping the team creating splendid achievements. After took off Netherlands football shirt, he was appointed as the head manager of Milan in 2014. Besides great success on football, he obtained master’s degree in Business, owning more abilities as we expected.
Romário was born on Jan. 29, 1966. Not only is he a well-known football player, but also he is a Brazilian politician. Under great reputation, he was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation for outstanding performances on football fields. Known for diligence, extraordinary ability, dynamic energy, sophisticated technique and skillful shooting, he obtained many achievements for his team.
Having played an important role at the 1994 FIFA World Cup victory in Brazil, he turned to be a winner of FIFA Golden Ball. In the same year, he became a professional football player of FIFA World Player of the Year. He won the fifth place in an internet poll in the FIFA Player of the Century.
Before transferred to FC Barcelona, he developed his football playing career at PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands in 1988. After played at PSV for five seasons, he became a member of Johan Cruyff‘s “Dream Team”. Besides, he was a critical football player for Brazil national football team, scoring 55 goals in 70 matches.