In the 1970s, Jairzinho was the hottest name in soccer. He played for Brazil in the 1966, 1970, and 1974 World Cups. He is known as the only player to score in every game in the 1970 tournament and in that same game, he brought home the trophy.
These days, he is the manager of Esprof Atletico Futebol Clube in Brazil and is still known as one of the best Brazilian soccer players the world has ever known.
From 1990 until 2002, Paolo took a significant part in the World Cup, wearing the Italian national team's uniform. He has been titled one of the greatest defenders of all time. His father, Cesare Maldini, was a big name in Italian soccer too.
During his magnificent career, he played for one team only — AC Milan. These days, he is the technical director for Milan as well as the co-owner of the championship club Miami FC.
In 1990, legend Roger Milla gave the performance of his life at the World Cup. He was 38 years old at the time, not young for a soccer player, and still managed to grasp the title of being the best African player in the world.
It is not clear what Roger Millas is doing these days, however, he has left such a mark in soccer history, and has brought so much pride to his nations, the rest doesn't really matter.
Lineker is one of the greatest English names in soccer. He has scored the most goals in World Cup matches than any other English player. He is also remembered for his goal in the controversial Maradona match in 1986.
Lineker is not only famous amongst the 20th-century soccer generation. Today, he is better known for presenting Match of the Day, the most popular sports show on British television.
1990 was a memorable World Cup for everyone, especially for England and Paul Gascoigne. He received a yellow card in the semi-final, which prevented him from playing in the last and final game. That was the only World Cup tournament Gascoigne participated in.
These days, he is well into his 50s and not involved in soccer at all. Unfortunately, he is one of the few former soccer players who didn't retain an easy retirement, having a drinking problem and blowing all of his money.