Lev Ivanovich Yashin was a Russian football player often considered to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of football. Over the course of his illustrious career, he had appeared in four World Cups. Yashin was very well known for his positioning, stature, and acrobatic reflex saves. He was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 18, he began working in a military factory and also played for the factory football team. A very good player, he was spotted while playing for the factory team and was invited to join the Dynamo Moscow team. During his career with the team, he led them to win the USSR football championship five times and the USSR cup three times. He also played for the Russian national team, helping them win the Summer Olympics in 1956 and the European Championship in 1960. Later, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union. In recognition of his contribution to football, he was presented with several awards and honors, such as the Order of Lenin (1967), FIFA Order of Merit (1988) and FIFA goalkeeper of the century (2000).
Soccer defensive back who signed with Everton before the 2015-2016 season. He'd spent the previous season with League One side Barnsley.
French soccer player who has gained fame playing defender for Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine. She is also a member of the French national team.
Honored with the 1956 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award, he played through five dislocated vertebrae that year to help Manchester City win the 1956 Cup Final.
Soccer forward who represented Canada at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2003, 2007 and 2011. She won the Cyprus Women's Cup and CONCACAF Women's Cup in 2010 and made the transition to analyst for Rogers Sportsnet the following year.
Right back nicknamed Il Due who appeared in 254 matches for Real Madrid from 1999 to 2009, helping the club win two UEFA Champions League titles and four La Liga titles. He was a member of the Spanish national team from 1998 to 2006.
English midfielder who played most of his career in England before signing a contract with Toronto FC in the MLS in 2013.
Midfielder who played for Celtic and the Scottish national team and was named the Scottish PFA Player of the Year and SFWA Footballer of the Year in 1988.
Dutch centre back who has found success with clubs like Feyenoord, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday, winning multiple league titles with Celtic from 2008 to 2012. He earned his first senior cap with the Netherlands in 2009.
Striker who joined Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2011 and became a member of Northern Ireland's national team in 2013.
Forward who played for Kitwe United and the Zabwe Warriors as well as for the Zambian national team in the 1960s and '70s. He was a five time Zambian Footballer of the Year.
Defender who last played with Chelsea from 2000 to 2004. He announced his retirement in November 2005.
Right back who has gained fame for his career playing for clubs all over the world, including for Saint-Étienne in France's Ligue 1. He signed with FC Porto in 2018 before transferring to England's Championship with Nottingham Forest in 2018-2019.
Romanian soccer player who has played as a defender for FC Dinamo Bucharest and SS Lazia, both of which he won league titles with. He began representing Romania internationally at the Under-21 level in 2006.
Brazilian football player who is known for his work as an attacking midfielder on the Bahia club on loan from Atletico Paranaense. He is also known for having played on the Corinthians club as well as the Antalyaspor club.
Jamaican midfielder who began his MLS career with the Houston Dynamo in 2011. He spent a season with the Dynamo before joining FC Dallas in 2013.
Played for Ilkeston Town, Middlesbrough, Watford; later became Watford's manager for 16 seasons, leading them to a Southern League Championship in 1914–15.
Professional football player who is best known for playing the position of forward. He is associated with Almere City in the Dutch Eerste Divisie. He is also known for playing on the Indonesian national team.
Journeyman forward who began his professional career with Manchester United in 2000; helped lead Blackpool to the Football League Championship play-offs in 2010.
Winger who made his senior debut with Liverpool FC in 2019. He joined the Portuguese national squad in 2015 at the under-16 level.