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Pele

Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Pele won 3 World Cups with Brazil, the first in 1958 when he was just 17 years old. With 77 goals for his country and over 600 for his club Santos, Pele is one of the most prolific goal-scorers of all time, and the first global superstar of the game.

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RYAN GIGGS

The most decorated player in the history of English football. At Manchester United he won an incredible 34 trophies, including 13 Premier League tiles and 2 European Cups. His greatest achievement may be his longevity, playing for 22 consecutive seasons in the top division and making a record 672 appearances for United.

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SIR BOBBY ROBSON

One of the most popular figures in the game, Sir Bobby guided Ipswich to FA Cup and UEFA Cup triumphs, before taking England to the 1990 World Cup Semi Final. He went on to manage some of Europe’s biggest clubs including Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and then his hometown club Newcastle United.

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NAT LOFTHOUSE

I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one. Old Big 'Ed had a prolific career as a centre forward for Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 goals in 274 appearances, but it’s his career as a manager that make him a legend. Back to back European Cups with Nottingham Forest being undoubtedly his greatest achievement.

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SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS

SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS 1998 The Wizard of the Dribble is the only player to be knighted while still playing. A former European Footballer of the year, he played at the highest level until he was 50 years old. His crowing glory, the 1953 FA Cup Final, Aka The Matthews Final” where he inspired Blackpool to victory against Bolton Wanderers.

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