Times: 10 greatest World Cup players

15:47, May 26, 2010      

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Recently, British newspaper The Times has ranked "The Ten Greatest World Cup Players." The listed soccer geniuses are all legends in the history of FIFA World Cup.

Among them, The "Hand of God" Diego Maradona occupied the first place. Following him are superstar Pele and "Der Kaiser" Franz Beckenbauer.

Let's retrospect their glorious World Cup journeys.


Diego Maradona (Photo Source: sport.163.com)


When he played for Italian Napoli, Maradona led the team to win two Serie A titles and the Uefa Cup. And as the hard core of Argentina, he earned 91 caps, scoring 34 goals, won the World Cup in 1986 and finished a runner-up in 1990, until he was disqualified from games for cocaine abuse in 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Jorge Valdano, a former Argentina team-mate, said: "He is someone many people want to emulate, a controversial figure, loved, hated, who stirs great upheaval...he has no peers inside the pitch but he has turned his life into a show and is now living a personal ordeal that should not be imitated."


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