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5 Players whose careers were cut short due to injury

Marco van Basten Van Basten is one of the greatest footballers of all time. The Dutchman was renowned for his spectacular strikes and volleys, the one against the Soviet Union in the final of the 1988 European Championship being the most lauded one. The attacking spearhead of the dominant Ajax and AC Milan of the 1980s and early 1990s, Van ...

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5 players who won both World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or

Lothar Matthaus (Ballon d’Or 1990; FIFA World Player of the Year 1991) The Germany legend was the first recipient of the FIFA World player of the Year award which came into existence in 1991. The defensive midfielder, who was singled out by Diego Maradona as the toughest player he ever faced, was plying his trade at the time for Inter ...

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