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Phil Thompson


Philip Bernard Thompson  is a retired English footballer, who played as a defender for Liverpool team of the 1970s and 1980s. During this time, he also represented the England national football team on 42 occasions. After retiring as a player, he later served Liverpool as assistant manager and, during the 2001–02 season, acted as caretaker for 6 months

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Nigel Winterburn


Nigel Winterburn  is an English former professional footballer and current football television pundit who played as a left back from 1981 to 2003. He is best known for his role alongside the likes of Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Martin Keown and Lee Dixon, forming a celebrated defensive line for Arsenal in the Premier League and European football during the 1990s.

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Ken Monkou


Kenneth John “Ken” Monkou is a retired Dutch footballer who played in a defensive role.

Born in Suriname but raised in the Netherlands, Monkou’s first major side was Feyenoord Rotterdam. He moved to England in May 1989 to sign for newly promoted to the First Division Chelsea for £100,000.

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Murdo MacLeod


Murdo Davidson MacLeod is a Scottish former professional football player and manager. MacLeod, who played as a midfielder, made 20 appearances for Scotland and played in the 1990 World Cup Finals.

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Alan Smith


Alan Smith, is an English former football manager who began his coaching career as Steve Coppell’s assistant at Crystal Palace. When Palace suffered relegation from the Premiership in 1993, Coppell resigned and Smith moved up to the manager’s seat. Smith achieved instant success at Selhurst Park, as his side won the Division One championship,

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Alan Smith


Alan Martin Smith (born 21 November 1962 in Hollywood, Worcestershire) is an English former professional footballer and current sports television pundit and the club patron of Alvechurch F.C.. As a player he was a striker from 1981 until retiring from injury in 1995.

He played for Leicester City before joining Arsenal where he played in the Premier League. He also won thirteen caps for England.

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David Vernon “Dave” Watson (born 5 October 1946) is a former English footballer who played for Notts County, Rotherham United, Sunderland, Manchester City, Werder Bremen, Southampton, Stoke City, Vancouver Whitecaps and Derby County as well at the England national team where he won 65 caps

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Willie Young


William David “Willie” Young is a Scottish former footballer. A large, physically intimidating centre back from Edinburgh, Young first played for Aberdeen, and made 187 appearances for the Dons between 1970 and 1975, before joining English sides Arsenal and Tottenham.

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Willie Morgan


William “Willie” Morgan is a Scottish former professional football player. Morgan won 21 caps for Scotland including world cup 1974, scoring once against Denmark in 1972. Willie enjoyed a 21 year career at Burneley, Machester United, Bolton Wanderers and loan spells at Chicago Sting and Minnesota Kicks, beforea return to England to play for Blackpool.

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Wilf McGuiness


Wilfred “Wilf” McGuiness is a former English football player and manager, who played twice for England. He is best known for taking over from Matt Busby as manager of Manchester United.

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Viv Anderson


Vivian Alexander “Viv” Anderson MBE is an English football player and coach, who played for clubs including Nottingham Forest, Arsenal, Manchester United and Sheffield Wednesday in the 1970s and 1980s. He also went on to win 30 caps for England.

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Trevor Francis


Trevor John Francis, is a former footballer who won the European Cup with Nottingham Forest and played for England 52 times. He was England’s first £1 million player.

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Trevor Cherry


Trevor John Cherry is a former England and Leeds United footballer who also captained his country. He was a defender who also played for Huddersfield Town and Bradford City, and managed the latter club. He won a total of 27 international caps and became just the third England international to be shown the red card.

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Tony Gale


Anthony Peter “Tony” Gale is an English former professional footballer who played for Fulham, West Ham United, Blackburn Rovers, Crystal Palace and Maidenhead United.Tony is now a regular pundit on Soccer Saturday. He also contributes a column for the British tabloid newspaper The Sun.

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Tony Cottee


Tony Cottee Anthony Richard “Tony” Cottee is an English former professional footballer and manager who now works as a television football commentator. He was capped seven times by England, and played in the Football League for Birmingham City, Norwich City and Millwall.

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Tony Adams


Tony Alexander Adams, MBE is an English football manager and former player. As a player Adams played his whole career at Arsenal where he made 504 appearances. When his playing career finished Adams went into football management, spending periods in charge of Wycombe Wanderers, Portsmouth and Azerbaijan side Gabala.

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Tommy Smith


MBE A long-serving footballer with Liverpool where he made 463 appearances, tommy was known for his uncompromising defensive style. tommy made only one cap for England.

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Tommy Gemmell


Thomas Gemmell is a former Scottish footballer and manager. He won 18 caps and scored one goal from the penalty spot against Cyprus in an 8-0 in a 1970 World Cup qualifier for Scotland. Gemmell made 247 appearances for Celtic before moving to Nottingham Forrest, then finally ended up at Dundee where he made 94 appearances, he retired from playing football in 1977 and then took the managers role at dundee for a further three years.

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Tommy Docherty


Thomas Henderson “Tommy” Docherty, commonly known as “The Doc”, is a Scottish former footballer who had a long career with Preston North End before he moved onto arsenal where he made 83 appearances. Tommy became a football manager once retired, who managed a total of 13 clubs between 1961 and 1988 as well as managing the Scottish national side.

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Terry Venables


Terence Frederick “Terry” Venables, often referred to as “El Tel”, is an English former football player and manager, as well as being a media pundit. During the 1960s and 70s, he played for various clubs including Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers, and gained two caps for England. Terry went onto manage many big clubs such as Tottenham and Barcelona, Terry also had a brief spell in international management where he managed England in 1994 – 1996 and then Australia in 1997 – 1998. Terry is now technical advisor for Wembley FC.

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Terry McDermott


Terence “Terry” McDermott is a former football midfielder who was appointed assistant manager of Birmingham City in June 2012. In his England career, he had been capped 25 times at senior level, and scored three goals. He made appearances for clubs such as Liverpool and Newcastle United.

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Terry Butcher


Terence Ian “Terry” Butcher is an English football manager and former player. He was a highly successful football player and made his name as an uncompromising defender with Ipswich Town and Rangers in the 1980s.

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Teddy Sheringham


Edward Paul “Teddy” Sheringham MBE is a retired English footballer, and the father of footballer Charlie Sheringham. At the age of thirty-six, signalled the final end of Sheringham’s international career, during which he had earned fifty-one caps and scored eleven times for England. teddy also enjoyed a great career within football where he made 760 appearances and score 289 goals at numerous clubs including Manchester United

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Steven Gerrard


Steven George Gerrard MBE is an English footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club Liverpool who he has made 462 appearances for the club and is current England national team captain. Steven was also, captain for the historic Liverpool win over AC Milan in the European Cup Final which took place in 2004-2005. Gerrard has also made 108 appearances for his country.

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Steve Staunton


Stephen “Steve” Staunton is an Irish association football manager and former professional footballer, who was most recently manager of Darlington. He earned 102 caps for the Republic of Ireland national football team.

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Steve McManaman


International level winger who played for Real Madrid & Liverpool who made 272 appearances for liverpool and 98 for realmadrid before moving onto manchester city. Steve is now a pundit with BT Sport.

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Steve Kindon


Matthew Tinsley (AKA Steve Kindon) is a former professional footballer who played mainly on the left wing where his speed was an asset, but also played at centre forward. Steve began his career at Burnley where he played over 100 games and scored 28 goals.

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Steve Heighway


Stephen Derek “Steve” Heighway is an Irish former footballer who was part of the hugely successful Liverpool team of the 1970s where he made 329 appearances, and Steve representing his national side Republic of Ireland with a total of 34 caps.

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Steve Daley


Steve Daley is a former English footballer, who played as a midfielder. The most notorious incident in his career was his British record transfer to Manchester City in 1979. but he made most of his appearances at Woverhampton.

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Steve Claridge


Stephen Edward Claridge is an English football player, pundit and coach. He is currently a pundit for BBC Sport football shows.

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Steve Chalmers


Stevie Chalmers is a former Scottish footballer who played as a centre forward. He is best remembered for scoring the winning goal for Celtic in the 1967 European Cup Final against Inter Milan.

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Steve Bull


Stephen George “Steve” Bull, MBE, is an English former footballer who is best remembered for his 13-year spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was capped 13 times for the England team between 1989 and 1990, scoring four goals.

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Stan Collymore


Stanley Victor “Stan” Collymore is a former English football player and is currently an English football pundit.

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Sir Trevor Brooking


Sir Trevor David Brooking CBE in Barking, Essex is a football player turned manager he made 647 appearances for West Ham United. Since retiring from playing, he has taken up a number of positions in broadcasting as an on-air analyst and in administration.

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Sir Geoff Hurst


Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst MBE is a retired England footballer best remembered for making his mark in history as the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final which England won in the 1966 World Cup.

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Sir Bobby Charlton


Sir Robert “Bobby” Charlton CBE is an English former football player. A member of the England team who won the World Cup and Ballon d’Or for European Footballer of the Year in 1966, which was the same year he won the World Cup with the England squad. Sir Bobby made 606 appearances for Manchester United and scored 166 gals for the club.

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Sir Alex Ferguson


Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson, CBE is a Scottish football manager and former player who has managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. he is known to be one of the best tacticians in the game. He was also the 1998 – 1999 manager who led Manchester United to the Treble.

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Ruud Gullit


Ruud Gullit OON is a Dutch football manager and former football player, who played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s. He made appearances all around Europe with spells in Holland, Italy and England. Ruud won the Ballon d’or in 1987 and then went onto win Euro 1988 with Holland who he made 66 appearances for.

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Roy Keane


Former Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland player. Keane was known for his no nonsense approach to the game. Roy made over 67 appearances over Republic of Ireland, he had brief spells managing Sunderland and Ipswich Town. Now a coach and pundit.

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Ronnie Whelan


Ronald Andrew “Ronnie” Whelan is a former Irish association football midfielder, and sometimes defender, who was an integral part of the dominant Liverpool side of the 1980s. He was at the club from 1979 until 1994.

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Ron Yeats


Ronald ‘Ron’ Yeats is a Scottish former footballer. He was the captain of the first great Liverpool team of the 1960s where he made 358 appearances, he also made appearances for Dundee and Tranmere Rovers. He also won two caps for Scotland.

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Ron Harris


Ronald Edward Harris, better known as Ron “Chopper” Harris, is a former English footballer who played for Chelsea in the 1960s and 1970s. Ron made over 655 appearances Chelsea which spanned over a 19 year career with the club.

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Roger Hunt


Roger Hunt, MBE is an English former footballer. Roger made over 404 appearances and scored 245 goals. He was a member of the England team which won the 1966 World Cup. Hunt was capped 34 times for his country.

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Robbie Fowler


One of the greatest strikers in the English game. Played for Liverpool making 239 appearances and scored 120 goals and England where he went onto make 26 appearances and scored 7 goals.

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Ricky George


Richard Stuart George is a former professional footballer who had brief spells at many clubs, where his career spanned out across 13 years.

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Ray Wilkins


Raymond Colin Wilkins MBE, commonly known as Ray Wilkins, is an English former footballer who played for chelsea at the start of his career where he made 179 appearances, he then went onto manchester united where he made a further 160 appearances, Ray enjoyed his 24 year career where he made 695 appearances and at present he is a television pundit. Most recently, he was assistant manager of Chelsea.

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Ray Parlour


Raymond “Ray” Parlour is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Combined Counties League Premier Division side Wembley F.C. He won ten caps for his country but did not score any goals. He went onto make 339 appearances for Arsenal F.C.

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Ray Houghton


Raymond James “Ray” Houghton is a retired football player, Ray enjoyed a career in english footbal that spanned over 21 years where made 580 appearances, and current analyst and commentator with RTÉ Sport.

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Ray Clemence


Raymond Neal “Ray” Clemence, MBE is one of English and European football’s most decorated goalkeepers and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s. Because of an injury to his left knee Clemence was forced into retirement from international football shortly afterwards with a total of 61 caps

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Phil Neal


Philip George Neal is a former footballer who made well over 400 appearances for Liverpool which spanned over a nine year career with the club, Neal also had a seven year career with England, winning 50 caps and playing in the 1982 World Cup.

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Peter Shilton


Peter Leslie Shilton OBE is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He currently holds the record for playing more games for England than anyone else, earning 125 caps. He was also the goal keeper who conceeded the famous “Hand Of God” goal.

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Peter Reid


Peter Reid is an English football manager, pundit and retired player, who is currently without a club since his departure from Plymouth Argyle. Peter made many appearances across English football, most notably Everton where he made 159 appearances for the club. he then went onto manage numerous clubs including Manchester City and Sunderland where he spent seven years.

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Peter Lorimer


Peter Patrick Lorimer is a former footballer who played for Leeds United during the late 1960s and early 1970s, their most successful era he made over 700 appearances for Leeds United.

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Peter Bonetti


Peter Phillip Bonetti is a former football goalkeeper for Chelsea where he made 495 appearances, the St. Louis Stars, Dundee United and England.

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Peter Beardsley


Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE is an English former footballer who played between 1979 and 1999, he is renowned for his two spell spent at Newcastle United where he bacame a fan favourite, he also went onto make 59 appearances. He is currently employed as the Reserve Team manager of Newcastle United.

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Peter Beagrie


Peter Sidney Beagrie is an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and commentator. As a player he was a left-winger in a career that lasted from 1983 to 2006.

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Perry Groves


Perry Groves is a former English footballer, known chiefly for his time at Arsenal. He was a fast-paced player who usually played as winger, and occasionally as a striker.

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Paul Walsh


 An English former professional footballer and sports television pundit. shot to fame in the 1980s during spells with Charlton Athletic, Luton Town, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. He also went on to play for Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City and Portsmouth. He was capped 4 times by England scoring 1 goals.

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Paul Parker


Paul Andrew Parker is an English former professional footballer, manager and sports television pundit. Paul made a number of appearances for Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United. He was also a crucial player at the 1990 World Cup with England and earned 19 caps.

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Paul Merson


Paul Charles Merson is an English former professional footballer, manager and current sports television pundit. Paul made 289 appearances and scored 78 goals for Arsenal. He also made 21 appearances for England.

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Paul McGrath


Paul McGrath is a retired Irish footballer, who played as a defender from 1981 until 1998. McGrath is widely recognised as one of the greatest players to have ever come out of Ireland. He was capped 83 times, scoring eight goals.

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Paul Fletcher


A retired English professional footballer who played as a striker. He was formerly the chief executive of Burnley. He also made 293 appearances for Burnley during his playing days.

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Pat Jennings


Patrick Anthony “Pat” Jennings OBE is a Northern Ireland former football player. He played 119 games for Northern Ireland as a goalkeeper. He also made 472 appearances for Tottenham before making the switch to Arsenal where he made a further 237 appearances.

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Paddy Crerand


Patrick Timothy “Paddy” Crerand is a Scottish-born former footballer of Irish descent. After six years at Celtic he moved to Manchester United where he was a member of teams that won the English League title twice, the FA Cup and European Cup. He also gained 16 international caps for Scotland.

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Ossie Ardiles


Osvaldo César Ardiles, often referred to in Britain as Ossie Ardiles, is a football coach, pundit and former midfielder who won the 1978 World Cup as part of the Argentine national team. He made appearances for Tottenham, Paris St Germain, Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers. he then went onto manage all over the world.

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Norman Whiteside


A former Northern Ireland international footballer who played in two World Cups. He played both as a midfielder and as a striker. Whiteside began his career at Manchester United, signing professional forms in 1982.

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Norman Hunter


Norman Hunter is a former English footballer who was a member of the Leeds United team of the 1960s and 1970s. He was also part of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning squad, receiving a medal in 2007.

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Nobby Stiles


Norbert “Nobby” Peter Stiles MBE is a retired English footballer. He was born in Collyhurst, Manchester. Stiles played for England for five years, winning 28 caps and scoring 1 goal.

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Nigel Clough


Nigel Howard Clough is an English former footballer and the current manager of Derby County. Playing predominately as a striker, but later in his career was used as a midfielder, Clough was capped by England 14 times in the early 1990s.

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Neville Southall


Neville Southall MBE is a Welsh former international footballer. He has been described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 1985. His 92 Welsh caps are a national record, he conceded 126 goals, for an average of 1.34 per match.

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Neil Ruddock


Neil Ruddock, nicknamed Razor Ruddock is an English former professional footballer, actor and television personality. As a player he played as a central defender from 1986 to 2003.

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Mike Summerbee


Mike Summerbee is an English former footballer, who played in the successful Manchester City side of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Mickey Thomas


Michael Reginald “Mickey” Thomas is a former football player. As a Welsh international, he made 51 appearances and scored four goals.

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Micky Quinn


Michael “Micky” Quinn is a retired English professional footballer. He was predominantly a centre forward during a career in which he scored 228 goals from 515 games in the Football League

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Michael Owen


Michael James Owen is an English footballer who played for Liverpool where he made 216 appearances and scored 118 goals, he then moved to Real Madrid where he enjoyed one year till he moved back to England to play for Newcastle United, Manchester United and finally Stoke City. He is England’s tenth most-capped player and has scored a national record of 26 competitive goals, with 40 in total from 89 appearances, most recently in 2008.

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Matt Le Tissier


Matthew Le Tissier is a retired, Guernsey-born, English footballer. Le Tissier spent his entire club career with Southampton where he made 443 appearances and 161 goals and gained eight caps for the England national football team.

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Martin Peters


Martin Stanford Peters, MBE is a former football player and manager and a member of the England team which won the 1966 World Cup as well as playing in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.  He played three more games for England, reaching a total of 67 caps.

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Martin Keown


Martin Raymond Keown is a semi-professional footballer who currently plays for Wembley FC and a former English footballer who played as a defender from 1984 to 2005 notably in the Premier League for Arsenal where he made over 300 appearances for the club and won nine major trophies. Over 10 years Keown was capped 43 times for England.

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Mark Wright


Mark Wright is an English football manager, chairman and former England international football player. As a player, he had spells with Liverpool, Derby County, Southampton and Oxford United during the 1980s and 1990s.

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Mark Lawrenson


Mark Thomas Lawrenson is a former professional footballer, a defender in the Liverpool and Ireland football teams of the 1980s.

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Mark Halsey


Mark Halsey is a former professional referee with The Premier League who over came a battle with cancer to return to top flight sport.

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Malcolm McDonald


 A former English footballer nicknamed Supermac, famed for scoring goals for Luton Town where he scored 48 goals in 88 apearances, as well as Newcastle United and Arsenal.

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Allan Clarke


Former footballer who played in the Football League for Walsall, Fulham, Leicester City, Leeds United and Barnsley, and won 19 international caps for England

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Alex Stepney


Former English football player who was Manchester United’s goalkeeper when they became the first English club to win the European Cup.

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Alex McLeish


Scottish former professional football player and manager. Played for Aberdeen and Motherwell. Managed Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers, Scotland, Birmingham City and Aston villa. Alex McLeish is also a member of the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

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Alan Smith


Alan Smith is an English footballer who plays for Milton Keynes Dons, having signed for them in July 2012 following his release by Newcastle United a few weeks earlier. He also enjoyed a spell at Manchester United. He has also represented the England national football team, winning 19 caps.

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Alan Shearer


Alan Shearer OBE, DL is a retired English footballer. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. He is also, currently the leading goal scorer in English Premier League history.

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Alan Rough


Alan Roderick Rough is a former Scottish international goalkeeper, who won over 50 caps and played in two FIFA World Cups. He also had a long club career, mostly with Partick Thistle and Hibernian.

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Duncan McKenzie


Duncan McKenzie is an English former footballer who played as a striker in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Mansfield Town, Leeds United, Everton, Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers before enjoying a brief spell in the US.

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Alan Kennedy


Alan Kennedy was a former Newcastle United, Liverpool FC and Sunderland Footballer. He also applied his trade in Europe in both Denmark and Belgium.

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Alan Hansen


Alan David Hansen is a Scottish former football player and widely respected BBC television football pundit. He played as a central defender for Partick Thistle, Liverpool and Scotland.

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Alan Curbishley


Llewellyn Charles “Alan” Curbishley is an English former football player and manager. He has worked in the FA Premier League in management roles at Charlton Athletic, West Ham United and more recently was a Technical Director for Fulham FC.

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Alan Brazil


Scottish former football player and broadcaster. Footballer for Ipswich, Tottenham, Manchester United, Coventry City, Queens Park Rangers.

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Luther Blissett


Luther Loide Blissett is a former professional footballer and manager, who had a brief stint at AC Milan before being moved onto Watford where he made 127 appearances. He is currently a first-team coach at Hemel Hempstead Town.

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Lou Macari


Luigi “Lou” Macari is a Scottish former footballer and football manager of Italian descent. After a promising start to his playing career with Celtic, he moved south of the border in 1973 for £200,000 to sign for Manchester United, where he would spend the bulk of his playing career.

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Lee Sharpe


Lee Stuart Sharpe is an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and reality television personality, who as a player was predominantly a left winger from 1988 to 2004, he played for Manchester United for eight years making 193 appearances. He won a total of eight caps for England.

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Lawrie Sanchez


Lawrence Philip “Lawrie” Sanchez is a football manager, and a former player. Sanchez won three international caps for Northern Ireland.

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Lawrie McMenemy


Lawrie McMenemy MBE is a retired English football coach, best known for his spell as manager of Southampton Football Club who he managed for 12 years.

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Kevin Ratcliffe


Kevin Ratcliffe is a former Welsh footballer who spent most of his career playing for Everton where he made 348 appearances.

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Kevin Keegan


Joseph Kevin Keegan, OBE is an English former footballer who played for several clubs including Liverpool where he won three Football League Division One titles, two UEFA Cups, an FA Cup and a European Cup. Kevin also went to manage many teams from the likes of Newcastle United, Fulham, England and Manchester City before returning to Newcastle United.

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Kevin Davies


Kevin Cyril Davies is an English footballer who played for Bolton Wanderers as a striker making 351 appearances. He was made Bolton team captain in January 2009 till he left and joined Preston North End in 2013.

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Kenny Sansom


Kenneth Graham Sansom is an English former footballer. Until overtaken by Ashley Cole in February 2011, he held the record for the number of caps for an England national football team full back, having appeared 86 times for his country between 1979 and 1988.

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Kenny Dalglish


Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE is a Scottish former footballer and manager. In a career spanning 22 years, he played for Celtic and Liverpool, winning numerous honours with both. He is also regarded as one of the best scottish footballers ever to grace the turf.

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Kenny Burns


A former Scotland international footballer, most famous for his time with Nottingham Forest, where he played a vital role in their European Cup successes.

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Johnny Giles


Michael John “Johnny” Giles is a former association footballer and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s.

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John Stiles


John Stiles is a former professional footballer and the son of 1966 England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles and nephew of Johnny Giles. Stiles made over 150 Football League appearances in total, having played for Leeds United and Doncaster Rovers.

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John Motson


John Walker Motson OBE, also known as Motty, is an English football commentator on both television and radio.

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John Lukic


Jovan “John” Lukic is an English former professional footballer of Serbian descent who played as a goalkeeper from 1978 to 2001. who had two long spells at leeds, that spanned over 18 years.

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John McGovern


John McGovern is a Scottish former association football player and manager. McGovern is most famous for captaining the Nottingham Forest side that won the European Cup twice, under the management of Brian Clough.

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John Hartson


John Hartson is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a striker from 1992 until 2008 notably in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic and the Premier League for Arsenal and West Ham United.

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John Greig


John Greig MBE is a Scottish former professional football player who, despite his boyhood allegiance to hometown team Heart of Midlothian, spent his entire career in Glasgow with Rangers as a player where he made 498 appearances and went onto manage and director.

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John Giles


Michael John “Johnny” Giles is a former association footballer and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s. He was also a player manager for his national side Republic of Ireland.

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John Beresford


John Beresford is a former English football player who played as a defender for many clubs, but most noticeably, Newcastle where he made 179 appearances, who is currently a pundit for ITV Tyne Tees and ESPN.

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John Barnes


John Barnes was a Jamaican born Englishman who played for teams like Watford & Liverpool where he became an Anfield Legend who played over 70 times for England on the wing, he may be remembered most for the goal which he scored against Brazil in 1984 where he outpaced several defenders to score. you may not know but John did not aqquire his British passport till after the world cup.

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Joey Jones


Joseph Patrick “Joey” Jones is a former Welsh international football full-back who played for Liverpool, with whom he won the European Cup.

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John Aldridge


John William Aldridge is a former Republic of Ireland international footballer and football manager. He was a prolific record-breaking striker best known for his productive time with Liverpool in the late 1980s, and for being the first man to have a penalty kick saved in a Wembley FA Cup Final.

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Joe Royle


Joseph “Joe” Royle is an English football manager. In his club career, he played for Everton, Manchester City, Bristol City, Norwich City, and the England national team. Royle has managed Oldham Athletic, Everton, Manchester City, and Ipswich Town.

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Joe Corrigan


A former football goalkeeper who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove Albion Manchester City, Norwich City and Stoke City as well as the England national team. Who went on later to coach a number of teams in a goalkeeping coach position.

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Jimmy Nicholl


James Michael “Jimmy” Nicholl is a Canadian-born former Northern Ireland international footballer who played for Manchester United. Nicholl won a total of 73 international caps for Northern Ireland, scoring once and is currently assistant manager at Kilmarnock.

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