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European Cup Kings

Chelsea’s first taste of European success came in 1971 when they beat the mighty Real Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup final. Peter Osgood scored the vital goal in the replay for Dave Sexton’s Blues to give them a 2-1 victory. Along the way Chelsea had previously dispatched Aris FC, CSKA Sofia, Club Brugge […]

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The Galloping Major

Hungary’s finest ever player and one of the greatest footballers to grace the FIFA World Cup, Ferenc Puskas was the figurehead of the ground breaking ‘Magical Magyars’ team that dominated world football in the early 1950s. Alas, the supreme distinction of being world champion eluded this magnificent forward after Hungary suffered a historic 3-2 loss […]

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From Liverpool to Madrid

England and Liverpool wonderkid Michael Owen joined fellow Englishman David Beckham at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to become the latest Galácticos to play in La Liga. Real Madrid signed the Liverpool star for £8 million on 13 August 2004 and during his time with Los Blancos he scored 16 La Liga goals from 26 starts. Following […]

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The Vulture

Emilio Butragueno is first and foremost a gentleman footballer. Known as El Buitre (The Vulture) he was like a throwback to the golden age of the 50s and 60s when he burst on to the scene at Real Madrid as an elegant and highly skilled centre forward, and watching him felt like witnessing the last […]

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