Which hairy American centre back became the first modern-era American soccer player to play in Serie A ?
Following his playing career, Lalas served as President and General Manager of the San Jose Earthquakes, New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. As a player, he earned 96 caps, scoring 9 goals between 1991 and 1998
Which french defender who played in 3 World Cups was knocked out unconscious in the 1982 FIFA World Cup semi-final by German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher ?
The lasting image of France semi-final loss against West Germany in 1982, the agression by Schumacher (the 'crime of the century') is one of the most famous image in French soccer pop culture and the symbol of injustice in soccer for the French as though Battiston fell into a coma, the referee did not give a foul, let alone send Schumacher off
Before joining Real Madrid, what is the first European club left back Roberto Carlos played with ?
After almost signing for Bryan Robson's Middlesbrough side in 1995, Roberto Carlos chose a move to Internazionale, in the Serie A, playing one season for the Nerazzurri. He scored a 30 yard free-kick on his debut versus Vicenza. Javier Zanetti also made his debut in this game alongside former England international Paul Ince. In an interview with FourFourTwo in a May 2005 issue, Roberto Carlos said that the then-coach of Inter, Roy Hodgson, wanted him to play as a forward, but Roberto Carlos wanted to play as a left back. Roberto Carlos spoke to Massimo Moratti (the owner of F.C. Internazionale]) 'to see if he could sort things out and it soon became clear that the only solution was to leave.'
Which English manager is famous for leading England to its only World Cup ?
Right before the start of the overtime period in the final, he had this famous speech : 'You've won it once. Now you'll have to go out there and win it again.'
What is the name of Real Zaragoza's home stadium ?
With a capacity of 34596, it was a 1982 FIFA World Cup and 1992 Olympics venue
Which Belgian manager led Olympique de Marseille to the 1993 Champions League title ?
Nicknamed 'Raymond the Science', he was known for his blunt way of speaking, his habit of mispronouncing players' names and his distinctive Brussels accent. He was the father of the well-known UEFA referee Guy Goethals, who officiated the final of Euro 96
Who was the first italian player to miss a penalty in the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final against Brazil ?
Widely regarded as one of the finest and most intelligent defenders of all time, Baresi sent a terrible penalty over the bar in the 1994 final, the first miss of the series. Roberto Baggio then missed, and Brazil claimed its 4th title
What is the name of AC Milan's training facility ?
Built in 1963, the centre consists of 160,000 square metres (1,700,000 sq ft), including a pinewood and a little lake
Which New Zealand striker, who starred for Werder Bremen in the 90's, was named the Oceania Footballer of the Century by the Oceania Football Confederation ?
He was tied with Ronald Koeman for the 1993-1994 Champions League goalscoring title (8 goals)
Which Romanian sweeper was the first player to win the Champions League with two different clubs (in 1986 and 1991) ?
Nicknamed 'The Deer' due to his elegant tackles, Belodedici was a technically skilled defender and a great passer. He won his first cup with Steaua, his second with Red Star Belgrade, both scoreless draws decided on penalties, and he played the full game both times
Zico has played in only one european club : which one ?
'The White Pele' rejected offers from AS Roma and AC Milan before joining Udinese in 1983. In his first year, he was runner-up to Michel Platini in the Serie A goalscorers ranking (19 goals to 20, but 6 fewer games). According to Pele : 'throughout the years, the one player that came closest to me was Zico'
Which goalkeeper holds the record for most minutes without conceding a goal in the FIFA World Cup (517 minutes) ?
Hosting the World Cup in 1990, Italy didn't surrender a goal until Claudio Caniggia equalising header in the Semi-final. Argentina went on to win on penalties after Roberto Donadoni and Aldo Serena missed. Infamous for beeing played in Napoli, home of Diego Maradona, the Azzuri couldn't lean on the normal support of a host
Which forgotten Dutch goalkeeper won two consecutive La Liga title with Barcelona in 1997 and 1998 ?
He was brought to Barcelona by newly signed countryman Louis Van Gaal. Despite his strong play in Spain, he was never called up to play for the Dutch national team
Which french executive was FIFA longest serving President and the creator of the World Cup ?
The 3rd President of FIFA, he served from 1919 to 1946. The original World Cup trophy was named after him
Which stadium hosted the 1974 FIFA World Cup final ?
The Netherlands opened the scoring via a Johan Neeskens penalty in the second minute, only for Paul Breitner to equalise with another penalty in the 25th minute before Gerd Müller scored the winning goal in the 43rd minute, claiming West Germany's second FIFA World Cup
Which Serbian playmaker won the Champions League twice on penalties, scoring the decisive one in the 1996 final ?
Reknown for his graying hair, Jugovic was a world class midfielder. He played the whole game in Red Star Belgrade 1991 final against Marseille, and before scoring the clinching penalty, came in as a substitute for Antonio Conte in the first half in the 1996 Juventus win against Ajax.
Sepp Blatter is the 8th President of FIFA. Who was the 7th ?
He also served as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1963 to 2011 and was the longest serving active member upon his resignation
Which German coach led 1. FC Kaiserslautern to its last Bundesliga title in 1998
The first and so far only win by a promoted team in German first division. Rehhagel holds the record for most victories in the german top flight. He also led Greece to the 2004 Euro title
Which Brazilian striker was the first player to score in the final of two different World Cups (2 in 1958, 1 in 1962) ?
Widely considered one of the best strikers of his generation, Vava spent three years in Europe with Atletico Madrid
What is the name of Spartak Moscow's home ground ?
With a total capacity of 78360 covered seats, it is the biggest sports stadium in Russia
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