Soccer Greats!

Soccer Great:

Alan Shearer, one of English Soccer's all-time greats. Read about him here: Shearer Bio.

Want to see some of his highlights? Click Here!

 

Week 1, Friday: 

Soccer Great:

Ada Hegerberg, one the best players in the game! She is on the Norwegian National Team and plays her club ball at Olympique Lyonnais in France. Want to read more about here? Click Here! 

Want to see some of her skills and highlights? She's got so many we have 2 different compilations to look at!

Clip 1: Click Here

Clip 2: Click Here

The picture to the right is Hegerberg winning the Ballon d'Or in 2018!

Week 2, Tuesday: 

Soccer Great:

Diego Maradona – Best known for his controversial goals in the 1986 World Cup, he led Argentina to winning that same year. He is one of the greatest dribblers of his time and was constantly wowing the crowds with his amazing ball control. 

Maradona has highlights on highlights of his playing time, but we've found 50 of his top skill moves from his playing career. Check it out!

 

Week 2, Friday: 

Soccer Great:

Luzy Bronze - One of the best outside defenders in the game currently, Luzy Bronze plays a pivotal role on England's National Women's Team. She's a modern day defender, attacking sometimes more than she defends. She is currently a part of Olympique Lyonnais for her club ball. Check out a few of her highlights here!

Check out this Q&A with D.C. United's Donovan Pines as he answers questions about playing and what he's doing during quaruntine! Click here to see!

Week 3, Tuesday: 

 Soccer Great:

 Pele! One of the greatest players of all time. Real  name Edson Arantes do Nascimento but everyone knows him as Pele. He is a Brazilian retired professional soccer player who played as a forward. He is regarded for his unbelievable scoring ability, scoring a total of 1,281 goals in his career. Check out some of his highlights here!

Week 3, Friday:

Soccer Great:

Abby Wambach is a soccer icon, speaker, New York Times Best Seller and activist for equality and inclusion. Abby is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist & FIFA World Cup Champion. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Abby retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. She scored an amazing 184 international goals, only surpassed by Christine Sinclair of Canada. To see some of her highlights click here!

Week 4, Tuesday:

Dennis Bergkamp 

At one point, Bergkamp was the top scorer for the Netherlands National team. He was a prolific goal scoring striker and played many years in the Premier League in addition to his national team appearances. He helped lead Netherlands to a 1998 World Cup win with a last-second goal to beat out Argentina. Check out this tribute to Bergkamp by planet football. Check out some highlights of his career here!

Week 4, Friday:

Sam Kerr

Kerr is an Australian soccer player who plays for Chelsea in the English FA Women's Super League. She is the current captain of the Australia women's national soccer team. As of 2019, Kerr is the all-time leading scorer in both the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) in the United States and the Australian W-League. Sam Kerr's ability to zoom past defenders, and ball control help her find the back of the net quite frequently, normally followed by her iconic backflip celebrations. Check out all her NWSL goals here!

Week 5, Tuesday:

Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov is a Bulgarian former professional footballer who is currently a football commentator for Univision Deportes. A prolific forward, he is regarded as one of the best players of his generation and is widely considered one of the greatest Bulgarian footballers of all time. His bursts of speed made him hard to stop from scoring. He even played for numerous teams in the MLS for the Chicago Fire and D.C. United. He was part of the D.C. United team that won the U.S. Open Cup. Click here to see some of his best goals!

Week 5, Friday: 

Ronaldinho

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional footballer and ambassador for Barcelona. He played mostly as an attacking midfielder, but was also deployed as a forward or a winger. This is part of the reason he was so unstoppable. He says "My game is based on improvisation. Often a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.” Click here to see some of Ronaldinho's craziest moves and goals!

 

Week 6, Tuesday: 

Hope Solo

Hope Solo is one of the best goalkeepers to ever stand between the posts, male or female. She helped lead the US Women's National Team to Olympic Gold and a FIFA World Cup Championship. Now retired, she holds many records for the US Women's National Team including, most shutouts (102), most appearances by an American goalkeeper (202) and longest winning streak (55)! Click here to see some of her crazy saves!

Week 6, Friday:

Ronaldo - the original

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, commonly known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed El Fenomeno, he is widely considered one of the greatest football players of all time. In his prime, he was known for his dribbling at speed, feints, and clinical finishing. Check out some of his craziest goals and moves here!

Week 7, Tuesday:

George Best

George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. Named European Footballer of the Year in 1968, he is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Best had amazing ball control and dribbling ablilities.  Check out some of his craziest goals and moves here!

Week 7, Friday:

Birgit Prinz

With drive, speed, and an accurate finish in front of goal, she was widely regarded as the number one player in Europe. Prinz made her National Team debut at just 16 and eventually led the German Women's National Team to 2 World Cup trophies and 3 Olympic Bronze medals. In her 3 World Cups she scored a total of 14 goals. She was also named FIFA Player of the Year 4 different times

She was part of the 100 Most Memorable Moments of the Women's World Cup - Check it out here!

Week 8, Tuesday:

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov is a Bulgarian former professional footballer. A striker, he captained the Bulgaria national team from 2006 to 2010, and is the country's all-time leading goalscorer. He also was a prolific scorer for Manchester United for many years. Check out his top 10 goals of all time here!

Week 9, Friday: 

Andrea Pirlo

Pirlo played for the Italian national team and mostly Italian clubs, most notably AC Milan. At the end of his career he played in the MLS with New York City FC. He is best known for his ball control, free kick ability, and was a great passer of the ball and had tons of creativity.

Check out some of his highlights here!

Week 10, Tuesday:

Franz Anton Beckenbauer 

Beckenbauer was a versatile player, playing midfield then transitioning to defender towards the end of his career. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance, and leadership on the field. He was very successful with his club team Bayern Munich and played on the German National Team. Check out some of his highlights here!

Week 10, Friday:

Manuel Neuer 

Neuer is a German professional player who plays as a goalkeeper and captain for both Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time! Neuer has been described as a "sweeper-keeper" because of his unique playing style and speed when rushing off his line to anticipate opponents. Click here to see some of his best stops!

Week 11, Tuesday:

Rose Lavelle

Rose Lavelle is an American professional soccer player for the Washington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and is a member of the United States women's national soccer team. She is best known for her crazy ball skills and ability to break down entire defenses with her dribbling skills. Check out this video to see some of her great footwork and goals!