Guillermo Gorostiza Paredes (February 15, 1909 — August 23, 1966), commonly referred to as Gorostiza, was a Spanish footballer who played as a forward. He spent most of his career at two clubs, Athletic Club and Valencia CF. He also played for Spain and the Euskadi XI. He was born in Santurtzi, Vizcaya.
Zlatko Zahovič (born 1 February 1971) is a former Slovenian footballer. He is the current director of football for NK Maribor. Zahovič was born in Maribor, SR Slovenia of the former Yugoslavia. He started his career at the youth team of Kovinar Maribor. In 1989 he was noticed by a well known Yugoslav football player Milko Đurovski (who at that time was doing military service in Maribor).
Mario Alberto Kempes is an Argentine former footballstriker. His father, Mario, who was also a football player, inspired him to play from a young age. At the age of 7 years, he began playing with a junior team and at 14 he joined la cuarta de Talleres. He is most famous for playing for Valencia and being the focal point of Argentina's 1978 World Cup win.
Patrick Stephan Kluivert (born 1 July 1976) is a Dutch footballer, currently pursuing his interest in coaching. He played as a striker for AFC Ajax, A.C. Milan, FC Barcelona, Newcastle United F.C. , Valencia CF, PSV Eindhoven, and Lille OSC. Kluivert played for the Dutch national team from 1994 to 2004. He is their all-time leading goalscorer with 40 goals. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers chosen by Pelé as part of FIFA's centenary observances.
Romário de Souza Faria (born January 29, 1966 in Rio de Janeiro), better known simply as Romário, is a Brazilian football striker currently playing in América Football Club. He helped the Brazil national team win the 1994 FIFA World Cup and is one of the most prolific strikers in the world. He was selected the FIFA World Player of the Year and won the World Cup Golden Ball in 1994 and named as one of the Top 125 greatest living footballers as part of FIFA's 100th anniversary celebration.
Didier Claude Deschamps (born 15 October 1968 in Bayonne), is a former French football player who captained France to victories in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000. He is a first cousin of Nathalie Tauziat, a former elite French tennis player.
Fernando Morientes Sánchez (born 5 April 1976 in Cáceres) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Olympique de Marseille, as a striker. Morientes' main asset is his aerial and strong goalscoring abilities. He played for a number of clubs throughout his career, including Real Madrid, AS Monaco, Liverpool, and Valencia CF.
Roberto Fabián Ayala (born 14 April 1973 in Paraná, Argentina), nicknamed El Ratón is an Argentine footballer. Regarded as one of the best central defenders, he has been captain of the Argentine national team for more matches than anyone else. He has captained 63 matches and has played in three World Cups. Ayala made 115 international appearances, only Javier Zanetti having more caps for Argentina.
Pablo César Aimar Giordano (born 3 November 1979 in Río Cuarto, Córdoba) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Portuguese first division. An attacking midfielder with a vast array of skills, he also holds a Spanish passport.
Leonardo Nascimento de Araújo, known simply as Leonardo, is a retired football midfielder, who played for Brazil, and current manager of Italian side A.C. Milan. He played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup winning side, as well as the runners up side in the 1998.
Sándor Kocsis Péter was a Hungarian footballer who played for Ferencváros TC, Budapest Honvéd, Young Fellows Zürich, CF Barcelona and Hungary. During the 1950s, along with Ferenc Puskás, Zoltán Czibor, József Bozsik and Nándor Hidegkuti, he was one of the legendary Mighty Magyars. After the 1956 Hungarian Revolution he moved to Spain where he became a prominent member of the successful CF Barcelona team of the late 1950s.
Frank Arnesen (born 30 September 1956 in Copenhagen) is a Danish former football player and current Director of Football at English football club Chelsea F.C.. As a player, he most notably played with Dutch clubs Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven, winning the 1988 European Cup with PSV. Arnesen was capped 52 times and scored 14 goals for the Danish national team, and participated in the Euro 1984 and 1986 FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Arnaldo Ariel Ortega (born 4 March 1974) is an Argentine football attacking midfielder, who plays for River Plate. His nickname is "El Burrito" ("The Little Donkey"), thus called "Burrito Ortega". Ortega's previous clubs include Fenerbahçe, Parma, Sampdoria, Valencia, and Newell's Old Boys. Ortega played for his country in the 1994, 1998, and 2002 World Cups. He was also a member of the team that won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Predrag "Peđa" Mijatović is a former Montenegrin football player and former sports director of Real Madrid. He is considered one of Yugoslavia's best players of the 1990s. During his career his position on the pitch was striker but was very often deployed, especially later in his career, as a midfield creator. On the club level, Mijatović played for 6 different clubs: Budućnost Podgorica, FK Partizan, Valencia, Real Madrid, Fiorentina, and Levante.
Andoni Zubizarreta Urreta (born 23 October 1961) is a former Spanish footballer, who played as a goalkeeper. The all-time most capped player for the Spanish national team, he is best known for his lengthy spells at Athletic Bilbao and FC Barcelona, having played more than 700 official professional matches during his club career.
Gaizka Mendieta Zabala (born 27 March 1974 in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain) is a Spanish former football player of Basque origin. He is a midfielder who played for the Spanish football club Valencia. He has played 40 games and scored 8 goals for the Spanish national football team, and represented Spain at the 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 European Championship, and 2002 World Cup tournaments.