The Greatest Forgotten Footballers, Pt. 1

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The Greatest Forgotten Footballers, Pt. 1

The history of football is littered with legendary names: Greatest ever lists usually include the likes of Pele, Maradona (pictured), George Best, Ferenc Puskas, Franz Beckenbauer, Eusebio, Alfredo Di Stefano, Johan Cruyff and, in the interest of fairness, Lev Yashin, the legendary USSR goalkeeper. In more recent times, the likes of Ronaldo, Zidane, Oliver Kahn, Rivaldo, Cannavaro and many others, will surely share a similar fate.

In truth, all of these names rightfully deserve their place in history. All possessed undoubted ability, showcased their talent consistently, and achieved great things for club and country alike, usually as the stand-out performer. There is no questioning their places in footballing history; they have all earned them.

Yet footballing history is also littered with once great talents, who also achieved plenty of success, yet find their names forgotten, discarded by the wayside, hardly known when compared to those mentioned beforehand. Who knows, maybe some of the more recent names mentioned above may end up like this.

Some have been forgotten simply with time, while others seem to have been forgotten far too quickly. The purpose of these articles is to introduce fans of football to players that they may have never heard of, and the remarkable achievements and stories that went hand in hand with their careers.

Hopefully you enjoy this list of lesser-known players. Feel free to comment and add your own forgotten players, maybe to add to a future list!

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