The soccer’s greatest players are often compared by whether or not they have won the World Cup. Let us take a pause from latest fashion trends men and new fashion trends for men and review the best soccer players of their time who were not fortunate enough to lift the World Cup with their national teams.
1. Paolo Maldini, Italy:
One of the best defenders that World has ever seen, this former Italian professional player had played 4 World Cups including 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 but was never able to lift the World Cup for his team during his participation. He led this national team as a captain in 1994 and fought the way up to the finals but lost the game in a penalty shoot-out by 3-2 with Brazil.
2. Johan Cruyff, Netherlands:
The Dutch professional football player who led his team into the finals of the 1974 FIFA World Cup but lost the game to Wst Germany by 2-1. This exceptional player not only received the “Golden Ball as player of the tournament” but a dribbling trick “Cruyff Turn” used by him against Sweden where he outsmarted the defender Jan Olsson, is coined after him. The trick is now widely used by modern soccer players as a feint.
3. Lionel Messi, Argentina:
2018 World cup could change the history, but as of now Messi, one of the greatest players of all-time who led his national team to World Cup in 2006, 2010 and 2014 has not been able to lift the World Cup. In 2014, they reached the finals but Germany scored a goal to win the game by 1-0 in an extra time, as a result, Germany lifted their first World Cup as a unified nation.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo:
2018 World Cup could amaze everyone if Portugal wins the World cup as it was only in 2006 FIFA World Cup, they finished in fourth place with Ronaldo in the national team. In 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying matched Portugal had scored won 4–2 against Sweden with all four goals being scored by Ronaldo but the team lost out to Germany in their very first match by 4–0.