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Harry Gregg

Henry Gregg, was a Northern Irish professional footballer and manager. A goalkeeper, he played for Manchester United during the reign of Sir Matt Busby, with a total of 247 appearances for the club. He was a survivor of the Munich air disaster in 1958. Gregg also played for Doncaster Rovers and Stoke City, as well as making 25 appearances for the Northern Ireland national team between 1954 and 1963, including at the 1958 FIFA World Cup. He later went into management with Carlisle United, Crewe Alexandra, Shrewsbury Town and Swansea City.

TV, Sports, Business and economy

Ian Wright

Ian Edward Wright, is an English former professional footballer and television and radio personality. He is currently a commentator for BBC Sport and ITV Sport.


Pep Guardiola

Josep "Pep" Guardiola Sala is a Spanish professional football manager and former player. Currently managing Premier League club Manchester City, Guardiola is the only manager to win the continental treble twice, the youngest to win the UEFA Champions League, and he also holds the records for the most consecutive league games won in La Liga, the Bundesliga, and the Premier League.


Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Norbert Klopp is a German professional football manager and former player who leads the Premier League club Liverpool. He is widely regarded as one of the best football managers in the world.

Sports, Politics

José Mourinho

José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, GOIH, is a Portuguese professional football manager and former player who is set to become the head coach of Serie A club Roma from the 2021–22 season. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest managers of all time, and is one of the most decorated managers ever.


Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane, popularly known as Zizou, is a French professional football manager and former player who was most recently the coach of Real Madrid. One of the most decorated active coaches, Zidane is also widely regarded to be one of the greatest players of all time, winning the 1998 Ballon d'Or alongside three FIFA World Player of the Year victories.


Diego Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona was an Argentine professional football player and manager. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, he was one of the two joint winners of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. Maradona's vision, passing, ball control, and dribbling skills were combined with his small stature, which gave him a low centre of gravity allowing him to manoeuvre better than most other players. His presence and leadership on the field had a great effect on his team's general performance, while he would often be singled out by the opposition. In addition to his creative abilities, he possessed an eye for goal and was known to be a free kick specialist. A precocious talent, Maradona was given the nickname "El Pibe de Oro", a name that stuck with him throughout his career. He also had a troubled off-field life and was banned in both 1991 and 1994 for abusing drugs.


Thierry Henry

Thierry Daniel Henry is a French professional football coach and former player. He is the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team. During his playing career, Henry played for Monaco, Juventus, Barcelona, New York Red Bulls and spent eight years at Arsenal where he is the club's record goalscorer. At international level, he represented France and is his country's record goalscorer.


Simone Inzaghi

Simone Inzaghi is an Italian former footballer who played as a striker, and is the current manager of Lazio.


Mikel Arteta

Mikel Arteta Amatriain, is a Spanish professional football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of Premier League club Arsenal.


Bobby Charlton

Sir Robert Charlton was an English professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, central midfielder, and left winger. Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, he was a member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. He finished second in the Ballon d'Or voting in 1967 and 1968. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts, passing abilities from midfield, ferocious long-range shooting from both left and right foot, fitness, and stamina. He was cautioned only twice in his career; once against Argentina in the 1966 World Cup, and once in a league match against Chelsea. With success at club and international level, he was one of nine players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the European Cup and the Ballon d'Or. His elder brother Jack, who was also in the World Cup–winning team, was a former defender for Leeds United and international manager.


Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian professional football manager and former footballer who played as a forward. He was most recently the manager of Premier League club Manchester United. As a player, Solskjær spent the majority of his career with Manchester United and also played 67 times for the Norway national team.


Jackie McNamara

Jackie McNamara is a Scottish professional football player, coach and executive. He is a former Scotland international, who filled a variety of defensive roles in his playing career.


Ryan Giggs

Ryan Joseph Giggs, is a Welsh football coach and former player. He is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City. He played his entire professional career for Manchester United.


Filippo Inzaghi

Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi, Ufficiale OMRI is a retired Italian professional footballer and a manager. He is currently the manager of Bologna.