In the 1998 World Cup, the Liverpudlian Michael Owen showed us what soccer was all about when he scored for England against Argentina. He played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, and Manchester United.
His magnetic moves on the grass and his modest and humble ways turn him into one of the most lovable ball kickers the world has known. Since his retirement, he is seen on the screen as a commentator for BT sports.
David Beckham made his first-team debut at age 17 way back in 1992, beginning his professional club career with Manchester United. Throughout his career, he played in three World Cups: 1998, 2002, and 2006. Beckham is the first English player to win league titles in four countries, England, Spain, France, and the United States.
And today? He is one of the owners and president of Inter Miami and a co-owner of the Salford City football club. Besides that, he is still the pretty face behind many top-of-the-range brands.
Zinedine Zidane is a name no one can forget. The one-in-a-generation French coach and player had a career every soccer player can dream of. From 1996 until 2006 he played for France in the World Cup.
He earned his fame and fortune playing for Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid, and the French national team bringing them significant achievements and recognition. Most recently, he was known as Real Madrid's coach.
Up until 2021, he was still running the field with an impressive career behind him. He played for England in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 World Cups. Besides playing soccer, his face has been all over big brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and Nokia, which helped turn him into a soccer legend.
These days, he is a soccer coach for the American D.C. United team. At his peak, Rooney was one of the most successful British players on the field — one of the greatest of his time.
Franz Beckenbauer played for Germany in the 1966, 1970, and 1974 World Cups. In 1974 he was the team's captain and in 1990 he was the team manager. In the 1966 match, he scored two goals out of the famous 5 against Switzerland.
Beckenbauer retired from playing international soccer at the early age of 31 and then moved to New York. He has almost reached his 80s and these days he runs the tournament organizing committee.