Do You Know These Famous Soccer Players?

By: Annette
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About This Quiz

Futbol is the most popular sport in the world. Well, soccer, that is, to Americans. Soccer players are true athletes. They define the word. In this quiz, we're going to test your knowledge of the most famous soccer legends.

Who is the most famous soccer player who ever lived?

Move aside, David Beckham. Pelé is the most famous soccer player who ever lived. Pelé hails from Brazil.

Where is Diego Maradona from?

Diego Maradona is an Argentinian footballer. Some regard him as one of the best players that ever lived.

Who is one of the most famous players for Spanish club FC Barcelona?

Lionel Messi is a famous Argentinian footballer who plays for FC Barcelona. He plays forward, and folks call him Leo.

Who is nicknamed Zizou?

Zinedine Zidane goes by the nickname of Zizou. He hails from France and is the coach of Real Madrid Castilla.

Which player is called "the phenomenon"?

Ronaldo is known as "the phenomenon." His real name is Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, and he comes from Brazil.

What Brazilian athlete played for the Mexican club Querétaro?

Ronaldinho is otherwise known as Ronaldo de Assis Moreira. He won the FIFA World Player of the Year award twice.

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff comes from where?

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff hails from the Netherlands. He is a former Dutch footballer that won the Ballon d'Or three times in the 1970s.

What former German footballer was named Der Kaiser?

Franz Beckenbauer is a former German player and now manager. He is regarded as the best German footballer of all time.

Which Portuguese footballer plays for Spanish club Real Madrid C.F.?

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese player for Real Madrid C.F. His full name is Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro.

Which professional player is known as Gigi?

Gianluigi Buffon is an Italian goalkeeper known as Gigi. He was born in Carrera, Italy.

What Italian footballer could play with either foot?

Paolo Maldini was a former Italian footballer that could play with either foot. He played as a left back or central defender.

Which Dutch footballer played for Ajax and A.C. Milan?

Marco van Basten was a former Dutch footballer who played for Milan. He also coached for the Netherlands national team.

Where was George Best from?

George Best hailed from Ireland. He played as a winger for Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

Whose nickname was Garrincha?

Manuel Francisco dos Santos was more commonly known as Garrincha. He was a Brazilian footballer known as Mané to his friends.

Where is Andrés Iniesta from?

Andrés Iniesta hails from Spain. He plays for FC Barcelona and the Spain national team as a central midfielder.

Who goes by the unfortunate name of Kaká?

Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite goes by the name of Kaka. He is both Italian and Brazilian.

Which Italian player is a free-kick specialist?

Andrea Pirlo is an Italian player that is a free-kick specialist. He plays for the Italian Serie A club Juventus and the Italian national team.

Which player is known as Zico?

Arthur Antunes Coimbra is more commonly known as Zico. He is from Brazil and is often called the "White Pelé."

Xavier Hernández i Creus is known as _____ ?

Xavier "Xavi" Hernández i Creus is from Spain. He plays for Qatari club Al Sadd as a central midfielder.

Who is Gerd Müller?

Gerd Müller is a retired German footballer. He is called one of the greatest goal scorers of all time.

Where is Thierry Henry from?

Thierry Henry is from France. He is a retired player who played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, and the New York Red Bulls.

Where is Zlatan Ibrahimović from?

Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer. He played for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Swedish national team, and currently plays for Manchester.

Which of these players is from the Netherlands?

Ruud Gullit is a famous player from the Netherlands. He played professionally in the 1980s and 1990s.

Where is Eusébio from?

Eusébio was from Mozambique. His full name is Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, and he's considered one of the greatest players of all time.

Which of these players became a politician?

Romário was a retired Brazilian footballer who then became a politician. He helped Brazil win the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

Which Dutch footballer is now the assistant manager to Frank de Boer at Ajax?

Dennis Bergkamp is the former Dutch footballer turned assistant manager. He was a forward from Amsterdam.

Where was David Beckham born?

David Beckham is England's most famous footballer. He was born in Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom.

Who is considered one of the greatest defenders of all time?

Franco Baresi is considered to be one of the greatest defenders of all time. He was born in Travagliato, Italy.

Which player is the former president of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation?

Roberto Baggio is a former Italian footballer. He went on to be president of the technical sector of the Italian Football Federation.

Which French footballer is regarded as one of the best of all time?

Michel Platini is considered to be one of the best footballers to ever come out of France. He has been the president of the Union of European Football Associations since 2007.

Which Brazilian player is known as Cafu?

Marcos Evangelista de Morais is commonly known as Cafu. He's a former Brazilian player that played for São Paulo, Roma and Milan.

Francesco Totti is an Italian ______ ?

Francesco Totti is an Italian player that excels at all three positions. He plays for and captains AS Roma.

Where is Peter Schmeichel from?

Peter Schmeichel was a Danish goalkeeper who is now retired. He was voted "World's Best Goalkeeper".

Who did Bobby Charlton play for?

Bobby Charlton was a player for Manchester United. Sir Robert "Bobby" Charlton was considered one of the greatest midfielders of all time.

Who did Raúl play for, until his retirement?

Raúl, who is Raúl González Blanco, last played for the New York Cosmos. He is a Spanish professional footballer.

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