Trevor John Francis, is a former footballer who won the European Cup twice with Nottingham Forest and 52 caps for England. He was England's first £1 million player. He has also been a football manager. Francis is now working as a pundit with Al Jazeera Sports. England manager Fabio Capello labelled Francis as the best English player to have ever played in Serie A.
Giuseppe "Peppino" Meazza (23 August 1910 – 21 August 1979) also known as il "Balilla", Peppin in the Milanese dialect, and sometimes just Pepp, was an Italian footballer playing mainly for Inter in the 1930s, scoring 243 goals in 361 games for the club. He is still considered by many to be one of the greatest - if not the greatest - Italian players of all-time, as well as the greatest Italian forward of all time.
Francisco José Rodrigues da Costa, (born 1 December 1974 in Lisbon), commonly known as Costinha, is a retired Portuguese footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder. Best known for his tackling and positioning, he played professionally in five different countries, and was also a Portuguese international.
Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Cavaliere Ufficiale OMRI (born 9 August 1973 in Piacenza) is an Italian World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Milan. Inzaghi became the first striker to score in all international club competitions after his double against Boca Juniors during the FIFA Club World Cup final in 2007. Inzaghi currently is the all time most prolific goal scorer alongside Raúl González (with 68 goals) in European club competitions.
Roberto Donadoni (born 9 September 1963) is a former Italian international footballer and currently a manager, last in charge of Serie A club Napoli. An attacking midfielder or winger known for pace and technique, he was a pillar of the powerhouse AC Milan teams of the late 1980s and early 1990s and one of the pioneers of Major League Soccer, where he played two seasons for the NY/NJ MetroStars.
Franck Sauzée (born 28 October 1965) is a French former professional association football player and manager. He played 39 times for the French national team between 1988 and 1993, scoring nine goals and captaining the team several times. He achieved great success at club level during the same period, winning the 1993 UEFA Champions League Final and three league titles with Marseille.
Angelo Domenghini (born August 25, 1941) is an Italian former footballer. Born in Lallio, province of Bergamo, he played for Italy in both the finals of the 1968 European Championship and 1970 World Cup. He played 164 times for Internazionale scoring 54 goals for the club. He also played for Cagliari. He ended his career in A.S. Roma. In the 1968 European Championship final he equalised in the 80th minute against Yugoslavia with Italy trailing 1-0. They then went on to win the replay 2-0.
Claudio Paul Caniggia is a former Argentine football forward, who played 50 times for the Argentine national team. He appeared in three World Cups, and was a member of both rival clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors. Caniggia made a hundred meters in 10.70 while competing in Argentina athletic tournaments at provincial level. It was 100 and 200 meters and long jump. However, he did not get to Athletic Nationals because he dedicated himself to football.
Demetrio Albertini (born August 23, 1971) is an Italian former professional football midfielder who spent most of his career with AC Milan of the Italian Serie A, winning five national league championships and one UEFA Champions League title with that club. He also played for FC Barcelona in the Spanish League before retiring.
Paolo Rónald Montero Iglesias (born September 3, 1971 in Montevideo) is a former Uruguayan footballer who played as a central defender or Left back. He is well known for his poor disciplinary record and rough tackles, which have earned him a reputation as "being something of an uncompromising hardman"; he currently holds the record for the greatest number of red cards received in Serie A.
Nicola Ventola is an Italian footballer playing as a striker. He was a member of the Italian squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and represented Italy in the under-21s team. He plays for Novara. Nicola Ventola's career began with Bari in 1994 as a youth player. He made his Serie A debut on 6 November 1994 against AC Fiorentina. Signing for Internazionale in 1998 he was showing real star potential, including scoring against eventual European Cup winners Manchester United.
Gianluigi Lentini (born March 27, 1969 in Carmagnola) is a former Italian winger who was once the world's most expensive footballer, when he moved from Torino to AC Milan for £13 million in 1992. He played 30 times in Milan's title-winning season (1992-93), but managed only 33 more games for the club. Despite his title as 'world's most expensive player' he remained largely unknown outside Italy and never became a household name like players such as Roberto Baggio and Vialli.
Gerald Archibald "Gerry" Hitchens (8 October 1934 – 13 April 1983) was an English footballer, who played as a centre forward. Hitchens was born in the village of Rawnsley, Staffordshire, near Cannock, and began his career with non-league Kidderminster Harriers in 1953. He moved to Cardiff City in 1954 for £1,500, and moved on to Aston Villa in 1957 for £22,500, where he spent four seasons, scoring 96 goals in 160 appearances.
Glenn Peter Strömberg (born January 5, 1960) is a Swedish former footballer. He won the 1982 UEFA Cup with IFK Göteborg. Apart from Göteborg, he has also played for Benfica and Atalanta. He was voted Swedish footballer of the year, winning Guldbollen 1985. For his majestic way of playing in the midfield he was nicknamed "The Marathon Man". Strömberg currently work as an expert commentator for Sveriges Television, for Viasat on UEFA Champions League matches and for sports betting site Expekt.