Osvaldo César Ardiles (born 3 August 1952 in Córdoba Province), often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentinian national team. A competitive and skilled midfielder, he became a cult hero in England, along with Glenn Hoddle and compatriot Ricardo Villa, as a player for Tottenham Hotspur.
Alan Shearer, (born 13 August 1970) is a retired English footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. He is widely considered as one of the greatest English strikers of all time, being both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goalscorer. After retiring as a player, Shearer worked as a television pundit for the BBC.
Robert Bernard "Robbie" Fowler (born 9 April 1975) is an English footballer, who plays for the North Queensland Fury in the Australian A-League. He is the fourth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. Fowler scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, of which 120 were scored in the Premier League. He subsequently played for Leeds United and Manchester City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006. He moved clubs again 18 months later to sign for Cardiff City.
Christopher "Chris" Coleman is a Welsh football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Coventry City. As a player, he usually played in defence while also occasionally appearing as a forward. He won 32 caps playing for Wales. As a manager, Coleman attained a respectable ninth place finish in the Premier League as the manager of Fulham, who had been tipped for relegation, in 2004.
Christopher Roy "Chris" Sutton (born 10 March 1973) is an English football manager and former player. In his career, Sutton played for Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Celtic, Birmingham City and Aston Villa. Sutton scored over 150 career goals in over 400 league appearances spanning 16 years in the English and Scottish Premier Leagues. He was capped once by England. Sutton played in either defence, midfield or attack, although usually in the latter role.
Dwight Eversley Yorke is a Trinidad and Tobago former football player. He played for Aston Villa for most of his career, followed by stints with Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Sydney FC and Sunderland. He was the assistant manager of the Trinidad and Tobago national team until the completion of the qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Andrew Alexander Cole is a retired English footballer. He is most well known by the name Andy Cole (by which he was universally known in the 1990s), but in 2000, he asked to be known as Andrew Cole. He currently works as a forwards coach at Huddersfield Town under his former Newcastle United and Fulham team-mate Lee Clark.
Brett Michael Emerton is an Australian professional footballer who is currently playing his club football for Blackburn Rovers in the English Barclays Premier League as a right midfielder. He has also appeared in 72 games for his international side the Australia national football team where he has netted 17 goals for the Socceroos in the process since making his debut back in 1998.
Bradley Howard Friedel (born May 18, 1971) is an American football goalkeeper who plays for Aston Villa in the English Premier League. He played 82 games for the United States national team between 1992 and 2005, and represented his country at three FIFA World Cup tournaments. He is the current holder of the Premier League record for most consecutive appearances with 215, and still going strong.
Craig Douglas Bellamy (born 13 July 1979) is a Welsh footballer who plays for Manchester City and the Welsh national team as a striker. He has previously played for a number of sides in England as well as a spell in Scotland since making his debut for Norwich City in 1997. He is captain of the Welsh national side. During his career he has been well known for his exceptional pace and skill which has seen him win the Scottish Cup and Community Shield.
El-Hadji Ousseynou Diouf (born 15 January 1981 in Saint-Louis) is a Senegalese footballer who is currently playing his club football as a forward but preferrably as a right winger for the English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers. Diouf is known for his versitality, and he can play on both wings and as a forward, he is also known for his controversies on and off the football field.
Séamus John James "Shay" Given (born 20 April 1976) is an Irish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and the Republic of Ireland known for his shot stopping abilities. After leaving Celtic in 1994 having been deemed surplus to requirements, Given was part of the Sunderland team who won the Football League First Division title in 1995–96, while on loan from Blackburn Rovers.
Marcus Nathan Bent (born 19 May 1978) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Queens Park Rangers on loan from Birmingham City. Bent has played for more than ten clubs, never spending more than two seasons at one place. At club level, he previously played for Brentford, Crystal Palace, Port Vale, Sheffield United, Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Everton, Charlton Athletic, Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough.
Patrik "Bjärred" Jonas Andersson (born 18 August 1971 in Borgeby) is a former Swedish footballer. Both his father, Roy Andersson, as well as his younger brother, Daniel Andersson, have played professional football. Andersson has a total of 96 caps for the Swedish national team, scoring 3 goals. He won a bronze medal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
Robert "Bob" Crompton (26 September 1879 – 16 March 1941) was an English professional footballer. He spent the entirety of his career with his hometown club, Blackburn Rovers. He also represented England on 41 occasions, captaining them 22 times.
Michael James "Mickey" Evans is an English-born Irish former footballer. He spent the majority of his career at home-town club Plymouth Argyle, with notable success, including two Football League title's. He also played for Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol Rovers and Torquay United before retiring from the game in 2006 to pursue a career in construction. Despite being born and bred in Plymouth, he has one cap for the Republic of Ireland. He attended St Boniface's Catholic College.
Edward Colin Hendry (born 7 December 1965) is a former Scottish professional and international football defender and manager. Hendry started his career with Dundee in 1983 and spent spells at Blackburn, Man City, Rangers, Coventry, Bolton and Blackpool. He was part of the Blackburn squad that won the Premiership in 1995 and the Rangers squad that won the domestic treble in 1999.
Barry Ferguson MBE (born 2 February 1978) is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder. He plays for Premier League club Birmingham City. Ferguson overtook David Narey's record for the number of European appearances made whilst playing for a Scottish club, by starting in a UEFA Cup match against Werder Bremen. He broke Kenny Dalglish's record for the number of competitive European appearances by a Scottish footballer when he played in his 80th match in Europe, against Sporting Lisbon.