Since the introduction of football in Netherlands from the 19th century, the football has became the most popular sport in Netherlands. Dutch football is famous for the Netherlands national football team dressing in orangeDutch football shirts. There are many well-known football stars in the history of Netherlands football. Johan Cruyff is one of these excellent footballers.
He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Apr. 25, 1947. In 1971, 1973 and 1974, Johan Cruyff won the Ballon d’Or for three times acted as a player. For his extraordinary performance and great achievements, he is regarded as one of the most famous footballers in the history of Netherlands football. The Netherlands national football team has grown into the competent football team in the 1970s. Under the leading of Cruyff, Netherlands squad entered into the final of the 974 FIFA World Cup, achieving the Golden Ball as a player. He is the inventor of the “Cruyff Turn” – a feint in the sports activities, which is a move used often in modern football.
Xavier was born in Terrassa, Spain on Jan. 25, 1980. As a Spanish professional football player, he act as the central midfielder for a club. He grew from the Barcelona youth academy — La Masia aged 11. In 1998, he participated in an important competition for his playing career. From then on, he participated in 700 competitions and won 82 goals. Although with great talents, the great success is a critical factor contributing to his perfect performance on football fields.
Due to his good personality and team spirit, Xavi is regarded as the demonstration of the tiki-taka passing style, and is regarded as one of the greatest central midfielders. In 1999 and 2000, Xavi won the U20 World Cup and the Silver Medal of the Olympics respectively. After his debut in senior team, he has been chosen by the Spain national football team for more than 100 times. For his outstanding performance in the football team, he is regarded as the most influential footballer of the team. When you saw the view of his back in Spain football shirt on football fields, you’ll be moved by his efforts and enthusiasm on goals.
As the most popular sport in Brazil, the Brazil national football team has make great achievements in the past decades. Brazilian culture was heavily affected by the football. In the process of major competitions and international sports events, people of Brazil will skip their work to watch the national team play. Employers will also provide places for employees rather than punish them heavily. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is one of the most well-known football star of Brazil.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil on Mar. 21, 1980. Now he is a skillful and experienced footballer of the Brazil national football team and the represents of the Spanish club. Act as an attacking midfielder, forward or winger, most of competitions he participated in was at European clubs Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Milan. Whenever you see his figure in Brazil sportswear on football fields, he is the most extraordinary footballer in competitions. He has participated in 97 international competitions for the Brazil national football team, with 33 goals.
Luján was born on May 11, 1984. He participated the most important football competition for his playing career aged 18 for the first time. In 2004-05 season, he began participating in many football competitions and remained in that team since then. Played as a midfielder for FC Barcelona and a midfielder for the Spain national football team, he was an inevitable member of the Barcelona. His outstanding performance and extraordinary achievements make him into the list of best-paid footballer.
He is generally accepted as one of the best players of his generation and the brilliant footballer of all time for his achievements. From 2001, he caught attention from spectators from across the world for his appearance on to international scene. After as a member of his country at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship, he remained in the team.
At the very beginning, he was played for a team as a defensive midfielder. He progressed as a qualified attacking midfielder for his balance, ball control and agility. Besides his raw talent, his versatility, work ethic and inventiveness are all factors of his success.
Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz was born on Jan. 24, 1987. He is a skillful and veteran footballer of the Uruguayan national football team. As a forward of Spanish club FC Barcelona and Uruguay national team, he was regarded as the best forward around the world. And he was also awarded the name of third-best footballer, second-best footballer and the most excellent forward by The Guardian, Goal and ESPN FC respectively.
He started his playing career to work for Nacional from 2003. He transferred to the Netherlands to work for Groningen aged 19. After this stage, he relocated to Ajax in 2007. Although there are some invitations for his participation in qualification for the 2007 U-20 World Cup, but he was not allowed to do so. He is also known for his extraordinary technical ability and brilliant performance on football fields. He has reached sponsorship agreements with German sportswear and equipment supplier – Adidas. He is a permanent excellent footballer for all loyal fans.