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The Most Influential Players in the History of Football

Football players are some of the most influential personalities on the planet.They can inspire many and can make or help make decisions that can help infuence how the game is played and other projects.

Some of the most influential football players in history include;

*Jean Marc Bosman- he is a Belgian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

He is the man who changed transfer dealings between players and clubs when he challenged his abilty to switch clubs after his deal with Standard Liege had expired in the1900s.After lengthy court processes,players were now able to be signed by clubs on free transfers.


*George Weah-he was a professional footballer from Liberia who played as a striker for AC Milan.Regarded as one of the most influential players ever,Weah was the first player from Africa to win the FIFA Player of the year award in the year 1995.

He is also a three time African player of the year award winner.He has helped transform his country through various projects he has initiated and is regarded as a hero because he has inspired many African to play football and play it well.


*Xavi Hernandez-he is a former Barcelona and Spain superstar who is regarded as one of the finest midfielders to ever play football.

He changed the perception that size matters a lot in football as he controlled the midfield with his excellent technical ability,passing,vision and reading of the game enabling the role of the creative midfielder to be redefined.


*Lev Yashin-he was a professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper and regarded as the finest goalkeeper to ever play football.He established the role of a sweeper keeper in a team.


*Pele-a former Brazil football player,Pele is regarded as the finest footballer ever and is accorded legendary status.He is an ever present name when great players are mentioned and also comparing goal scoring exploits and thus has been an inspiration to many.


*Kalusha Bwalya- he is a former Zambia international and is the country's eighth most capped player and best player ever.He helped rebuild the Zambia team after an air crash in 1993 in which he was the sole survivor and take it all the way to the finals in the 1994 African Cup of Nations.

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