One of the most important feature of FIFA is to stay connected to its roots and reconnect with the players that have helped to write the history of the world’s most popular sport. For that matter, FIFA Legends Team is designed to bring together former top players from football to promote and support football and its wider mission around the world, and to give something back to the game. These legends are Universal representatives of FIFA’s efforts to develop football and promote fair play and co-operation through the Game. They also take care of FIFA’s social development programs.
This universally popular Game has so many stars in it that makes it a tough choice for the developers to go for one among them and include him in the legend list. There stands the trouble and here we have come with a list, which consists of the most eligible choices. So, let us have a check on the list of the Legends that can be featured in this year’s FIFA 18 version:
FIFA 18 Legends Wishlist:
Zinedine Yazid Zidane – He is popularly known as Zizou, is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid. He had played as an attacking midfielder for the National teams of France, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. Zizou is Well-known for his style, vision, ball control and technique, for that he was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. He is extensively regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the Football.
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Matt Le Tissier – He is also nicknamed as Matthew is a former professional footballer and football television presenter. After his retirement Matt has been working as a football pundit for Sky Sports and is the honorary president of Guernsey F.C.. As a professional Football player Matt used to play for the club Southampton and won eight caps for the England national football team. His popularity among the fans and especially from Southampton’s fans garnered special love and they nicknamed him “Le God”.Le Tissier is the second-highest ever scorer for Southampton and the first midfielder to score 100 goals in the Premier League. He is considered one of the greatest player ever from the 12-yard spot.
Eli Ohana – He is a professional Footballer from Jerusalem, Israel.He is a former Israeli football player and the manager of the Israel U19 team. Ohana started his professional career in the year 1977, when he led the youth league team of Beitar Jerusalem to the state youth title. At age twenty-three, Ohana signed with KV Mechelen in Belgium and was instrumental in the club’s winning the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. Italian magazine Guerin’ Sportivo awarded Ohana with the Bravo Award, which is given to the best player under 23 in European competition. Ohana was also offered to coach the Israel national football team.
Diego Armando Maradona – He is a retired professional footballer from Argentina. Maradona is the first player in football history to set the world record transfer fee twice, first when he transferred to Barcelona and to Napoli. During his club career he played for clubs like Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys. In his international career with Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals. Maradona played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 World Cup in Mexico where he captained Argentina and led them to victory over West Germany in the final, and won the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.Renowned football writers, players, and fans, regard Maradona as the greatest football player of all time.
Manuel Francisco dos Santos – He also, known by the nickname Garrincha was a Brazilian footballer who played right winger and forward. He was regarded to be the best dribbler in football history. In 1958 and 1962, Garrincha won the FIFA World Cup with the Brazil national team. In 1962, he received the World Cup Golden Ball for player of the tournament, the Golden Boot as leading goal scorer, and was named in the World Cup All-Star Team. Garrincha played 50 international matches for Brazil between 1955 and 1966, and was a starter for the national team in the 1958, 1962 and 1966 World Cups. Despite his immense talent he had no interest in a professional career.
Marcos Evangelista de Morais – He is popularly nicknamed as Cafu, is a professional footballer from Brazil. With 142 appearances for the Brazilian national football team, he is the most internationally covered Brazilian player of all time. He represented Brazil in four FIFA World Cups between 1994 and 2006, and is the only player to have appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals, winning the 1994 and 2002 editions of the tournament. In 1994, he was named South American Footballer of the Year, and in 2004, he was named among the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards ceremony.
David Robert Joseph Beckham – He is an English former professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. Beckham was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players and was also included in the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Beckham has consistently ranked among the highest earners in football, and in 2013 he was listed as the highest-paid player in the world. As an international ambassador of Football, he is regarded as a British cultural icon.
Romário de Souza Faria – Simply known as Romário , is a former footballer and a Brazilian politician. A prolific striker, he is regarded as one of the greatest forwards of all time. Romário starred for Brazil in their 1994 FIFA World Cup triumph, receiving the FIFA Golden Ball as player of the tournament. He was also named as FIFA World Player of the Year. He won the Brazilian league title with CR Vasco da Gama in 2000, with 55 goals in 70 appearances for Brazil, Romário is the third-highest goalscorer for his Nation.
Arthur Antunes Coimbra – Also known as Zico, is a Brazilian coach and former footballer. In 1999, Zico came eighth in the FIFA Player of the Century grand jury vote With 48 goals in 71 official appearances for Brazil, Zico is fifth highest goalscorer for his national team. Zico is often considered one of the best players in football history but could not win any world cup. Arguably the world’s best player of the late 1970s and early 80s, he was a creative player, gifted with excellent technical ability and vision.
Roberto Rivellino – He is a former Brazilian professional footballer. He led the team to a World Cup win in the year 1970. Rivellino currently works as a pundit for Brazilian TV Cultura. He was popular for a famous football move called the “flip flap”, famously copied by Romário, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years. He was a great attacking midfielder, and was widely regarded as one of the most graceful football players ever, and among the best midfielders of his times.
Cristiano Ronaldo – He is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. He is a forward and serves as captain for Portugal. In 2008, he won the FIFA World Player of the Year awards. He received his fourth Ballon d’Or in 2016, the most for a European player in the history of the award. Also, Ronaldo had scored his 500th senior career goal for club and country.
Often ranked the best player in the world, he has won four European Golden Shoe awards. Ronaldo is one of the most marketable athletes in sport and in 2016 the Forbes Magazine named Ronaldo the world’s best paid athlete. In June 2016, ESPN ranked him the world’s most famous athlete.