If you were around in the 1990s, Oliver Kahn is a name you surely remember. He was titled the best goalkeeper in 1999, 2002, and 2002 and played for his home team Germany, in four World Cups.
Kahn retired from playing the game in 2006 and he became a TV sports commentator. In 2021 he had enough of TV and went on to become the CEO of Bayern Munich AG.
Wesley Sneijder was considered one of the best midfielders the soccer world has ever known. He played for The Netherlands in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 World Cup tournaments and rose to fame wearing the uniforms of Inter Milam, Real Madrid, and Nice. In 2018, the kicker said farewell to soccer.
Unlike many other former soccer players, Wesley didn't turn to coaching or to management and his legend drifted away as if it almost never existed.
Before Carlos became a soccer ambassador, he was one of the greatest names in Brazilian soccer. He participated in the 1998, 2002, and 2006 World Cups and was named El Hombre Bala, "The Bullet Man" because of his powerful free kicks.
And what does Carlos do today? He is a soccer ambassador. What is a soccer ambassador? Well, it's basically being in charge of the club's PR, as in recruiting, marketing, and managing.
In Italy, he is named "The Eighth King of Rome". In the world of soccer, he was nicknamed "The Golden Boy". Whatever you choose to call him, Totti is a phenomenon, being the youngest Captain in series A to date. He proudly played for Italy in two World Cups, and until 2017 played for Rome.
Totti once said that soccer is played for love, and these days, unfortunately, it is played for money. Nowadays he is an agent, searching the globe for new talents and new big dreamers.
When you think of Robbem you think of fast dribbling and long-distance ball shots. He played in three World Cups representing The Netherlands with a total of six goals. Throughout his career, he played for the best, including Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich.
Arjen Robben retired twice. In 2019, he fled the game after a severe injury, however, returned for just seven games. Then, in July 2021, at the age of 37, he called it quits completely and is now not associated with soccer at all.