The 2014 World Cup has come and gone and Germany will defend her title in 2018. We saw many of the well-known veterans like Argentina’s Lionel Messi , Germany’s Thomas Muller, and Netherland’s Robin van Persie display their talents on the pitch. We also saw many younger players such as Columbia’s James Rodriguez and Brazil’s Neymar, who will attempt to shine once again in 2018.
Soccer has had many famous names and continues to have shining stars. We would like to present to you, the infographic below which briefly describes a few of the great names of football (soccer) and a few interesting facts about some of the players.
For instance, did you know that Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style? Perhaps, you did not know that England’s Wayne Rooney was the youngest scorer in Premier League history. At age 11, Argentina’s Lionel Messi was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that required expensive treatment. Finally, as of the present, Argentina’s Diego Maradona holds the record for suffering the most number of fouls in a World Cup – 53!
This infographic is brought to you by www.sport4kids.biz, a Children’s Soccer Coaching Academy. Enjoy!