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Robbie Fowler

Fowler was born in Toxteth, Merseyside, England and brought up in the inner city area of Liverpool, England. At this time he was known as Robert Ryder, his mother's surname.  He lived in Toxteth at the time of the 1981 Toxteth riots, when he was six years old. As a youngster he supported Everton F.C., regularly travelling to Goodison Park. He played regularly for schoolboy team Thorvald, and once scored 16 times in a 26–0 rout.
In 1985 a 10-year-old Fowler was selected for Liverpool Schoolboys and was spotted by Liverpool scout Jim Aspinall. He began training with Liverpool once a week and signed schoolboy forms with the club. On leaving school in 1991 he signed as a YTS trainee, and turned professional on his 17th birthday less than a year later.
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Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian  footballer who plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team as a striker. He is the third-highest scorer in the history of European club competition with 67 goals as of 2011-03-10, behind Filippo Inzaghi and Raúl. He is also the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina (derby between A.C. Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals
Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko born 29 September 1976) is a Ukrainian  footballer who plays for Dynamo Kyiv and the Ukraine national team as a striker. He is the third-highest scorer in the history of European club competition with 67 goals as of 2011-03-10, behind Filippo Inzaghi and Raúl. He is also the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina (derby between A.C. Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals.
Shevchenko's career has been highlighted by many awards, the most prestigious of which was the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (becoming the third Ukrainian, after Oleg Blokhin and Igor Belanov to receive it). He won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan, and he has also won various league and cup titles in Ukraine, Italy, and England.
In his illustrious international career, the striker led the Ukraine national football team as captain to the quarterfinals in their first ever FIFA World Cup appearance in 2006.
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Pavel Nedvěd

Pavel Nedvěd born 30 August 1972 in Cheb) is a retired Czech former football midfielder. He is one of the most successful Czech players to have played in a top European league, winning numerous accolades with Lazio  and Juventus. Widely regarded as one of the best midfielders in the modern era, he was the recipient of the prestigious Ballon d'Or, the first Czech player since the break up of Czechoslovakia, in 2003 while at Juventus. He is known for his energy and tireless runs, hence his nickname Furia Ceca ("The Czech Fury", an Italian wordplay with Furia Cieca meaning "Blind Fury" instead) amongst Juve fans, as well as his goal scoring ability.
Nedvěd was born in the town of Cheb and was raised in the nearby town Skalná. Nedvěd began his career in his native Czechoslovakia. He played for top Prague clubs, Dukla Prague and Sparta Prague. From Sparta, he moved to Italy, where he became famous. His performances at UEFA Euro 1996 did not go unnoticed; despite having a verbal agreement with PSV, Nedvěd decided to move from Sparta Prague to Lazio  in the Serie A in 1996.
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Paolo Di Canio

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Di Canio was born in Rome, in the district of Quarticciolo. He signed for Lazio, in 1985; here he remained until 1990, moving to another of Italy's biggest clubs, Juventus. He stayed there until 1993 and successive seasons saw him join first Napoli  and then A.C. Milan. In 1996 he joined Celtic in Scotland, and his successful season in Glasgow  (scoring 15 goals in 37 appearances) saw him make a move to the English Premiership as he joined Sheffield Wednesday for a sum of around £4.2m. Whilst in Sheffield, Di Canio was the club's leading goal scorer for the 1997–98 season with 14 goals and he became a favourite of the fans.
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Iván Luis Zamorano

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Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora (born January 18, 1967 in Santiago) is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with Marcelo Salas, Roberto Rojas, Elias Figueroa, and Sergio Livingstone he has been some of Chile's most recognized football players.

He was a member of the Chilean national team and played in the 1998 World Cup. He played for several clubs, notably Spanish clubs Sevilla and Real Madrid C.F. as well as Italian club Internazionale. He won the 1994-95 La Liga title and was the season's top scorer with Real Madrid. He also won the UEFA Cup with Internazionale.

In 2004, Zamorano was selected among the FIFA 100, a list of the best living football players in the world compiled by Pelé.
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Antonio Valencia

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Luis Antonio Valencia Mosquera (born 4 August 1985),  commonly known as Antonio Valencia, is an Ecuadorian  footballer who currently plays as a winger  for Manchester United and the Ecuadorian national team.
After progressing through the youth system at El Nacional, Valencia became a first team regular and made over 80 appearances for the club before signing for La Liga side Villarreal in 2005. He only made two league appearances for the Spanish side in between successful loan spells at Recreativo for the 2005–06 season and later English Premier League club Wigan Athletic from 2006 to 2008. Wigan later signed Valencia on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee in January 2008. His performances for Wigan soon attracted attention from several high profile clubs and he turned down a move to Real Madrid before signing for Manchester United in June 2009, as a replacement for the departed Cristiano Ronaldo. Valencia has since won the 2009-10 Football League Cup and the 2010 FA Community Shield during his time at Manchester United along with being voted into PFA Team of the Year in his debut season.
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Alan Smith

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Alan Smith (born 28 October 1980) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Newcastle United, and has won 19 England caps.
Smith first came to prominence as a forward during his early days at Leeds United before Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson started using him in a more withdrawn role and turning him into a midfielder. Smith has earned a reputation as a hard-tackling midfielder and is noted for his high work rate.
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Javier Hernández "Chicharito"

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Javier Hernández Balcázar born 1 June 1988), also known simply as Chicharito, is a Mexican footballer who currently plays as a forward for Manchester United, being the first Mexican to do so, and the Mexican national team. He previously played for Mexican club Guadalajara. He made his debut for Mexico in September 2009 in a match against Colombia and represented them at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice. He is the son of Javier Hernández Gutiérrez and the grandson of Tomás Balcázar.
Hernández was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and first played in a recreation league when he was seven years old. His father, Javier Hernández Gutiérrez, himself a previous Mexican international striker, said he never thought his son would actually make it as a professional. Hernández joined C.D. Guadalajara  at the age of nine and signed his first professional contract when he was 15.  He was set to play in the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, but an injury sidelined him from the team that ultimately won the championship.
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Xavi Hernandez

Full name : Xavier Hernández i Creus
Date of birth : 25 January 1980
Place of birth : Terrassa, Spain
Playing position : Midfielder
Career club : Barcelona 1988-
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Roberto Carlos

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Full name : Roberto Carlos da Silva Rocha
Date of birth : 10 April 1973
Place of birth Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
Playing position : Left wingback
Career club : União São João 1990–1993
  Palmeiras 1993–1995
  Internazionale 1995–1996
  Real Madrid 1996–2007
  Fenerbahçe 2007–2009
  Corinthians 2010–2011
  Anzhi Makhachkala 2011–
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Zinedine Zidane

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Full name : Zinedine Yazid Zidane
Date of birth : 23 June 1972
Place of birth : Marseille, France
Playing position : Playmaker
Career club : Cannes 1988–1992
  Bordeaux 1992–1996
  Juventus 1996–2001
  Real Madrid 2001–2006
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Iker Casillas

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Full name : Iker Casillas Fernández
Date of birth : 20 May 1981
Place of birth : Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Playing position : Goalkeeper
Career club : Real Madrid 1999–
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Patrice Evra

Full name : Patrice Latyr Evra
Date of birth : 15 May 1981
Place of birth : Dakar, Senegal
Playing position : Left back
Career club : Marsala 1998–1999
  Monza 1999–2000
  Nice 2000–2002
  Monaco 2002–2006

  Manchester United 2006–
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Owen Hargreaves

Full name : Owen Lee Hargreaves
Date of birth : 20 January 1981
Place of birth : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Playing position : Midfielder
Career club : Bayern Munich 2000–2007
  Manchester United 2007–
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Roberto Baggio

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Full name : Roberto Baggio
Date of birth : 18 February 1967
Place of birth : Caldogno, Italy
Playing position : Second striker
Career club : Vicenza 1982–1985
  Fiorentina 1985–1990
  Juventus 1990–1995
 Milan 1995–1997
 Bologna 1997–1998
 Internazionale 1998–2000
 Brescia 2000–2004
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Ruud van Nistelrooy

Full name : Rutgerus Johanne Martinus van Nistelrooij
Date of birth : 1 July 1976
Place of birth : Oss, North Brabant, Netherlands
Playing position : Striker
Career club : Den Bosch 1993–1997
  Heerenveen 1997–1998
  PSV Eindhoven 1998–2001
  Manchester United 2001–2006
  Real Madrid 2006–2010
  Hamburger SV 2010–
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Adrian Mutu

Full name : Adrian Mutu
Date of birth : January 8, 1979
Place of birth : Călineşti, Romania
Playing position : Striker
Career club : Argeş Piteşti 1996–1999
  Dinamo Bucureşti 1999–2000
  Internazionale 2000
  Verona 2000–2002
  Parma 2002–2003
  Chelsea 2003–2004
  Juventus 2005–2006
  Fiorentina 2006–
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Gabriel Batistuta

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Full name : Gabriel Omar Batistuta
Date of birth : 1 February 1969
Place of birth : Reconquista, Argentina
Playing position : Striker
Career club : Newell's Old Boys 1988–1989
  River Plate 1989–1990
  Boca Juniors 1990–1991
  Fiorentina 1999-2000
  Roma  2000–2003  Internazionale 2003
  Al Arabi 2003–2005
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Nemanja Vidić

Full name : Nemanja Vidić
Date of birth : 21 October 1981
Place of birth : Titovo Užice, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position : Centre back
Career club : Red Star Belgrade 2000–2004
  Spartak Moscow 2004–2006
  Manchester United 2006–
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Luís Nani

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Full name : Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha
Date of birth : 17 November 1986
Place of birth : Praia, Cape Verde
Playing position : Winger
Career club : Sporting CP 2005–2007
  Manchester United 2007–
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Full name : Wayne Mark Rooney
Date of birth : 24 October 1985
Place of birth : Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Playing position : Forward
Career club : Everton 2002–2004
  Manchester United 2004–
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Dimitar Berbatov

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Full name : Dimitar Ivanov Berbatov
Date of birth : 30 January 1981
Place of birth : Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Playing position : Deep-lying Forward
Career club : CSKA Sofia 1998–2001
  Bayer Leverkusen 2001–2006
  Tottenham Hotspur 2006–2008
  Manchester United 2008–
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Rio Ferdinand

Full name : Rio Gavin Ferdinand
Date of birth : 7 November 1978
Place of birth : Peckham, London, England
Playing position : Centre back
Career club : West Ham United 1996–2000
  Leeds United 2000–2002
  Manchester United 2002–
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Michael Owen

Full name : Michael James Owen
Date of birth : 14 December 1979
Place of birth : Chester, England
Playing position : Striker
Career club : Liverpool 1996–2004
  Real Madrid 2004–2005
  Newcastle United 2005–2009
  Manchester United 2009-
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Full name : Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Date of birth : 26 February 1973
Place of birth : Kristiansund, Norway
Playing position : Forward
Career club : Clausenengen 1990–1994
  Molde 1994–1996
  Manchester United 1996–2007
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Paul Scholes

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Full name : Paul Aaron Scholes
Date of birth : 16 November 1974
Place of birth : Salford, Greater Manchester
Playing position : Midfielder
Current club : Manchester United
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Edwin van der Sar

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Full name : Edwin van der Sar
Date of birth : 29 October 1970
Place of birth : Voorhout, Netherlands
Playing position : Goalkeeper
Current club : Manchester United
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Ryan Giggs

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Full name : Ryan Joseph Giggs
Date of birth : 29 November 1973
Place of birth : Cardiff, Wales
Playing position : Midfielder
Current club : Manchester United
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