Pepe 1958
19 June 2019
On the anniversary of his first World Cup goal, we look back at how the Seleção's boy king conquered the world in Sweden – but only after some pre-tournament guff from within his own country's ranks
Johan Cruyff Barcelona
1 May 2019
Barcelona was far from a happy place when Johan Cruyff walked back through the door as coach in 1988. Over 30 years on, his legacy is keenly felt at the Nou Camp and beyond
Gordon Banks Pele
12 February 2019
The former England, Leicester and Stoke legend has died at the age of 81. In September 2016, FFT quizzed the Three Lions hero on the games that changed his life
Andres Iniesta 2010
15 June 2018
Vicente del Bosque's men were shaken up by their opening-game defeat to Switzerland – but clear minds and cool heads saw them through to a masterful triumph in South Africa
Fabio Cannavaro 2006
14 June 2018
Despite being engulfed by scandal, Italy emerged victorious in 2006 – and their captain went down in history
Zinedine Zidane 1998 trophy
13 June 2018
He started slowly in this tournament, and the red mist descended once again – but, as he would do again after, saved his most decisive contributions for the final 
Baggio Brazil USA 94
12 June 2018
It wasn't quite the kick that killed a career, but there was no coming back from shootout heartbreak for the Divine Ponytail – who still can't shake the feeling today
Paul Gascoigne Italia 90
11 June 2018
Gazza's professional career lasted from 1985 to 2005, but he will always be remembered for one month in mid-1990
Socrates World Cup 1982
8 June 2018
The great icon of Brazilian football never went beyond a World Cup quarter-final... but that was never his priority
Mario Kempes 1978
7 June 2018
Argentina's 1978 World Cup win was played out on a backdrop of military terror, but their star striker and his team-mates fought – and angled – their way to victory amid the horror

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