Bundesliga: 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74
DFB-Pokal: 1965–66, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71
European Cup: 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1966–67
Intercontinental Cup: 1976
New York Cosmos
North American Soccer League: 1977, 1978, 1980
Trans-Atlantic Cup: 1980, 1983
FIFA World Cup: 1974
UEFA European Championship: 1972
Ligue 1: 1990–91
UEFA Cup: 1995–96
FIFA World Cup: 1990
Ballon d’Or: 1972, 1976
FIFA Presidential Award: 2012
UEFA President’s Award: 2013
FIFA Order of Merit: 1984
FIFA Centennial Player and Football Personality Award: 2004
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: 2007
Marca Leyenda: 2012
World Cup Young Player of the Tournament: 1966
World Cup Silver Ball: 1974
FIFA World Cup All-Time Team: 1994
FIFA 100: 2004
World Cup Team of the Tournament: 1966, 1970, 1974
Regionalliga Süd: 1965
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament: 1972, 1976
German Footballer of the Year: 1966, 1968, 1974, 1976
NASL Most Valuable Player Award: 1977
World Soccer Magazine Player of the Year: 1972, 1976
Tag Archive: Greatest
contesting the showpiece final at the end of another CL season….two teams taking to the field with ‘envious’ glances from madrid, munich and manchester….
Date: 25th May. 2005.
Venue: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul Turkey.
Weather Clear night
18 °C (64 °F)
mentality of ac milan fans: gigantic titanic massive club – a club steeped in history that has tasted the pinnacle of success and has had some of the worlds greatest super-stars in world football grace the turf at san siro and steer them to domestic and european domination. Italian footballs arrogance personified. Entered this final as 6 times winners of the CL.
mentality of liverpool fans: fearless, faithful and fiercely passionate – a club that during its bleakest times has performed ‘miracles’ defying belief and logic, and the night of 25th May 2005 in Turkey was going to be no different – the world was watching ^_^
The 2005 final was the sixth time Liverpool had reached the final and it was their first appearance since the 1985 European Cup Final, when they lost 1–0 to Juventus and were subsequently banned from European competition for an indefinite period due to the Heysel Stadium disaster.
They had previously won the European Cup on four occasions in 1977, 1978, 1981 and 1984. The match was Milan’s tenth appearance in the final. They had won on six occasions (1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003), and lost three times (1958, 1993, 1995). In total the teams had participated in 14 finals between them. Prior to the game, Milan were assured of entering the Champions League next season after finishing second in Serie A.
Liverpool meanwhile had failed to finish in the top four in the Premier League, and had to win the final to enter the competition the following season. Even if they did win the match, they were not assured of a place after UEFA failed to confirm whether they would allow Liverpool to defend the championship. The Football Association supported Liverpool, stating, “We have already submitted a written request to have an additional place, should they win the Champions League”.
Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti had his own view on the situation: “I think a team that wins should have the right to defend it but we may just do the English federation a favour and solve this”.
Impossible is Nothing [Milan vs Liverpool review] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPEmC3vN-…
famous words by the commentators during the game
” there once was a time when Liverpool F.C WERE the BEST TEAM IN Europe…tonight is a chance for history to repeat itself…”
” Liverpool are facing some VERY talented players tonight….”
” They certainly are Bryan… ” ~ Andy Townsend’s reply.
” And Andrea Pirlo steps up to swing in the free kick – and its volleyed in – would you believe it ! – Paulo Maldini ! inside 50 seconds ! ( Milan stars celebrating like they’ve won it already…)
” And heres Kaka….lifted into Shevchenko…hes onside this time – hes got Crespo in support – heres Hernan Crespo – TWO NIL ! ”
* SCORE ON GIANT BOARD AC MILAN 2 – Liverpool 0 *
” Kaka wins it and spots Crespo’s run – what a ball that is – what a ball – and Crespo finishes – what a goal that is – WHAT – A – GOAL – THAT IS !…. Hernan Crespo again from a ‘sublime pass’ from Kaka…and Milan now playing ‘ football out of this world…’ ”
” its 3 -0….Ac Milan tearing Liverpool apart….Nobody can live with this…. ”
* HALF TIME SCORE – AC MILAN 3 – Liverpool 0 *
* Players walk back down tunnel….iconic moment in European Cup history, arrogant c0cky thug Genaro Gattuso gently brushes the sacred trophy with the palm of his hand like its in the bag for Milan. *
NOTE, fans who are 3-0 down at Half Time in the most prestigious club competition to win – would be biting their nails and standing still quietly – unable to grasp, comprehend what they’d just witnessed…. BUT this was OUR fans reaction.
LIVERPOOL FANS SINGING ‘YNWA’ AT HALF TIME (MILAN 3 – POOL 0)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8CEh_TgA…
Thats Passion. Thats Belief. Thats Special. Thats LFC.
and the good thing about it all – we are going to have many nights like that one again – its in our DNA – nobody can keep us down. NOBODY.
Q – Fellow Reds – remember that famous clear night in Istanbul ? ^_^
Rip tiki taka
I am without a shadow of a doubt that the USA will be the best soccer country in the world! This week was all about the red, white, and blue when it came to European domination. Two Americans were the heroes of Europe this past week in UEFA and Premier League competition. The first instance was when Jermaine “my homeboy” Jones scored a free header to win the game for Schalke and scorch the hopes and dreams of Galatasary in the champions league. The other instance was today when Kei “who’s amazing” Kimura of Sporting KC scored to allow Norwich to beat Everton. With the two best players this week in the Champions League and Premier League being American, there is a lot of hope that the USA has great potential to becoming the best soccer country in the world. Not to mention, they have the best striker in the Premier League-Clint Dempsey, and the also have the best Goalkeeper in the Premier League, who is Tim Howard. They also have the best player in the MLS, who is Landon Donovan, who is both a Bayern Munich and Everton legend. As a result, USA is on good track to becoming the best of all time! GO USA!!!!!!!!
-3 time player of the year
-fifa magazine footballer of the decade (2000-2010)
-2 time winner of european golden boot.
-3 time world cup winner
-3 consecutive world cup final appearances (94-02)
-All time top scorer in world cups
-scored 50 goals in a season(1996-97) at the age of 19.
-youngest winner of world player of the year 20 years.
-youngest winner of world cup golden ball (21 years)
-raked up more than £100 million in transfers.
-starter france football’s international ‘team of the century’
If he didn’t get injured frequently people would have thought he isn’t human.
I have asked this before but now it is all over I thought i’d ask it again. I personally think that these olympic and Paralympic games have by far been the greatest in my opinion. Team GB has made every Brit proud, it’s made me proud to be British and show the world what a show we can put on, I don’t think anyone could put on a better show than the Brits. London is the greatest city in the world and I think a lot of people would agree with me. I will never forget London 2012 for as long as I live and i’m so pleased to say I have witnessed it in my lifetime. Every single athlete has done amazing. It’s sad that it has to come to an end, the atmosphere around Britain has been amazing. Great Britain/London has shown the world what we can do. I think the opening and closing ceremonies were brilliant and showed the world our culture and famous music. In addition the fantastic support us Brits gave to Team GB and how passionate we are! What are your thoughts?
Freddy Adu- Youngest goal scorer in MLS history. Considered by many as the next Pele.
William Looby- Best soccer player from St. Louis, Missouri ever.
Charlie Davies- Plays for Sochaux.
Maurice Edu- 32 appearances in the USNT.
Jozy Altidore- 13 goals internationally.
Damarcus Beasley- has scored more champions league goals than any American in history.
Oguchi Onyewu- 62 caps with 6 goals.
Michael Bradley- Plays for Chievo in Italy Serie A
Rick Davis- Best player for the New York Cosmos in the 80′s
Roy Lassiter- Holds most goals scored in a single season in MLS history with 27.
Tab Ramos- Played for Real Betis and MetroStars.
Carlos Bocanegra- Plays for Rangers in Spain.
John Harkes- First American soccer player in the Premier League. Huge legend.
Robert Millar- In 1915 he scored 59 goals in 34 games for the Bethlehem Steel
Alexi Lala- First American soccer player to play for the Italian league.
Kasey Keller- Beast goalie who played in the British Premier.
Ernie Stewart- Played in the Dutch league. And won 2 MLS cups.
Roy Wegerle- Played for Chelsea and Blackburn and was a legend for the Colorado Rapids.
Eddie Pope- Pure Legend who started for the American NT for 11 straight years.
Tim Howard- Considered one of the best American goalies in American history.
Cobi Jones- Holds many records for LA Galaxy.
Tony Meola- Made the MLS Hall of Fame and played in 2 world cups.
Brian McBride- 30 goals internationally and scored a goal against Mexico in the 2002 World Cup.
Brad Friedel- Played for Liverpool, Aston Villa, and Tottenham.
Paul Caligiuri- Made the MLS Hall of Fame in 2006
Thomas Dooley- One of the greatest American players ever, played in BayernM, and Shalke.
Eric Wynalda- Scored 1st goal in MLS history in 1996.
Clint Dempsey- He is the current Premier League goalscoring record holder for Fulham, despite playing in midfield for most of his career, has 25 goals for the USA and hes from Texas.
Claudio Reyna- Played for Rangers, Sunderland, Manchester City and New York Red Bulls.
Landon Donovan- The USMNT all-time leader in goals and assists. scored 46 goals along a career which has seen him play for Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Everton and Los Angeles Galaxy.
These men certainly deserve our respects for their great courage and skill who have made American soccer to what it is today. Because of these men the USA is one of the elite teams in the world along with Germany, Spain, Brazil, etc… According to you guys, who is the greatest of all time from these men?
and events like Champions League, Euro…just wondering what the greatest/most strived for goals for a team in soccer. Also curious how much the Olympics matter for great soccer players.