The clock is ticking and there at the moment are simply 51 days to head till the Global Cup in Russia starts and talkSPORT.com is counting them down via having a look on the match’s maximum superb gamers.
This icons listing, that includes Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, seems to be on the biggest moments from essentially the most iconic footballers – from nice objective scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those that simply didn’t know the principles.
51) Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini: Brazil, defender (1958, 1962, 1966)
Captain of Brazil’s 1958 Global Cup-winning aspect, Bellini (above, some distance proper) supplied steering to his aspect’s blossoming abilities akin to a 17-year-old Pele, however wasn’t so sort to any attackers who attempted to take him on. An uncompromising centre-half at the pitch and a gent off it, he used to be the primary participant to start out the custom of lifting a trophy above your head – a gesture concept a trifle extravagant again then.
A statue of him maintaining the Jules Rimet trophy above his head stands out of doors the Maracana.
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