While he may never have won the crowd appreciation that his talents merited, the midfielder was always much cherished by his coaches.
Humberto Grondona, a respected playmaker during the 80s, has forged a successful career as coach in his country’s top flight and at youth level.
Holger Osieck was born on 31 August 1948 in Homberg, Germany. He took up the game at the age of ten with Gelsenkirchen-based Schalke.
One of the best players in Tanzania’s history, Leodegar Tenga has since become a respected administrator and representative.
The quick, right-footed Argentinian free-kick specialist boasts top-level experience going back to the 1979 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Alvin Corneal has seemingly done all there is to do in the world of Trinidad and Tobago football, and he has not stopped there either.
One of the most creative players Hong Kong has ever produced, Kwok Ka-Ming began his career in 1968 when he signed for Hong Kong Rangers.
Considered Zambia’s greatest player, Kalusha Bwalya is a hero in his homeland and its main footballing ambassador.
Ephraim Matsilele ‘Jomo’ Sono is perhaps the finest player to ever emerge from South Africa and one of the country’s all-time sporting heroes.
Australian Jim Selby has extensive experience as a coach and coach educator having worked within the field for over a quarter of a century.
TSG Chief Jean-Paul Brigger was born in Switzerland on 14 December 1957. He started playing football with his hometown club in St. Niklaus.
Due to the fact that he never tasted professional football as a player, Gerard Houllier is a self-taught coach, appropriate for a former teacher.
Teofilo Cubillas made a major impact at the highest level, scoring ten goals for his country in his three appearances at the FIFA World Cup finals.
A respected and hard-working player, Abdel Moneim Hussein has gone on to become one of key figures in the development and study of football.
Andy Roxburgh was a striker or winger who provided a dependable source of goals for each of the Scottish clubs with which he plied his trade.
An icon in Central American football circles, Guimaraes was born in the north-eastern part of football-mad Brazil but made his name in Costa Rica.