Category Archives: Football Icons

Our section on Football Icons provides us with a chance to examine some of the top names to be involved in the Greatest Game on Earth. However, not only will we be examining players and managers in this section, we will also look at other Iconic things from the Football World. It may be a Stadium, A kit, a Club or a person that despite not playing or managing in the game still had a massive influence on the game itself. Select a heading from the Icon Menu and enjoy. When you have read the article please feel free to use the comment box at the bottom of the article to leave any thoughts.

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Football Icon 3: George Best

In beginning this Icons Series , we were fully aware of the pre-requisite of having to focus , and wax-lyrical upon subjects of Legends of Clubs other than our own . Thus , having , ” Crossed The Rubicon ..” , in the Shankly piece , as regards our Crimson Cousins , I now take on , ” Hannibal crossing The Alps ..” in addressing one of perhaps the 2 finest Footballers ever to represent Manchester United . This man , as was the intention at the inception of the series , not only had a seismic effect on the European Soccer environment , but had a tangible effect on British Society . He was News . No matter what he did . He was the First True Football Mega-Star , and moreover , REMAINED a Man-Of-The-People until the day he sadly passed away . Ladies and Gentlemen , I give you , Georgie Best ; Super-Star …..

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Football Icon 2. Mario Kempes

The Football Icon section of this site is obviously very subjective but I have chosen this particular player as he made such an impression on me. This player is probably my earliest memory of International Football and in particular the World Cup Finals. The year was 1978 and that player was Mario Kempes with his long hair and socks worn around his ankles. He is the only other thing I remember from that World Cup apart from the ‘litter’ all over the pitches, truly striking and once seen never forgotten.

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Football Icon 1. Bill Shankly

In beginning a Series on Football Icons , it was my intention to set a High-Water Mark , as regards not just this Person’s , FC Qualifications , they are a given , but more than that . I mean the wider effect his career had on the places which he worked , but more even that that , the Person Himself . The Man Behind The Name . His Socialism – the desire for the Betterment of All , along with his wit , were of World Renown .

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