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  Didi (football player) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valdir Pereira or Didì (October 8, 1929-May 12, 2001) was a Brazilian midfield football player who played in three World Cups: in 1954, and winning in 1958 and 1962.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he was famous for being and intelligent player and for his "folha seca" ("falling leaf") free kicks, where the ball will swerve seemingly downwards at the right time resulting in a goal.
This biographical article related to South American football (soccer) is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Didi_(football_player)   (197 words)

 BOBBY CHARLTON - International Football Hall of Fame
Charlton was born in October, 1937, into a football family in the Northumberland mining village of Ashington.
His mother Cissie was a Milburn, his grandfather and four of his uncles were professional footballers and one of those uncles was the legendary "Wor" Jackie Milburn, Newcastle United and England centre forward.
They had played some breathtaking football that season, but inexplicably they missed out on honours, their FA Cup run also ending in the semi-finals and finishing fourth in the League.
www.ifhof.com /hof/charlton.asp   (3970 words)

 The Best x Players of the Century/All-Time
With the 20th century coming to an end, all kind of experts are publishing their selection of best football players of all time or of this century (which, after all, is essentially the same).
The start was made by the IFFHS in their continental "player and keeper of the century" elections.
Players may also be chosen outside the 100 chosen by the magazine; for this purpose World Soccer also published a second list of 100 players which they apparently consider 101-200; choices outside those 200 are accepted as well.
www.rsssf.com /miscellaneous/best-x-players-of-y.html   (851 words)

 Appendiix:  Glossary of Football Terms and Phrases
Many outfield players in the colder climates have long worn gloves in the winter months, but they were rarely seen on outfield players in English football until the recent influx of foreign players used to warmer climates.
A player may be generally fit in the sense that he has recovered from an injury and yet still not match-fit because he has not yet achieved the physical condition required for the rigours of match play.
A player may also sell the dummy by deceiving the opposition into believing he is going to give the ball to one team-mate when in fact he sends it to another or keeps it himself, perhaps for a shot on goal, the dummy in those cases being a team-mate rather than himself.
www.englandfootballonline.com /App/AppGlossary.html   (3606 words)

 BBC SPORT | FOOTBALL | Brazilian legend Didi dies
Didi, full name Waldir Pereira, was regarded as one of the greatest footballers Brazil has produced and was famous for his long-range shots nicknamed "the dry leaf" which dipped viciously at the last minute.
In 1950, he became the first player to score at the Maracana, built for the 1950 World Cup which Brazil hosted, in a match between a Rio de Janeiro XI and a Sao Paulo XI.
The Peruvians delighted the world with their effervescent football and might have gone further than the last eight had they not had the misfortune to meet Brazil's Pele-inspired team in a quarter-final which Brazil won 4-2.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/1327963.stm   (377 words)

 naderdavoodi.net: April 2006 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Didier Deschamps (born 15 October 1968 in Bayonne) is a former French football player who captained France to victories in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
Marcel Desailly (born September 7, 1968 in Accra, Ghana as Odonkey Abbey) is a French football player and a former star for its national team, with whom he won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.
He was awarded Hamburg Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004 by the fans, and also attained the envious title of the top assister of goals in the Bundesliga.
www.naderdavoodi.net /archives/2006/04   (3007 words)

 Total Football Forums > **Legends**   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Their star player Eusebio was in his prime and he had been presented with the European Footballer of the Year trophy just before the kick-off.
Yet even last season we had players doing more or less nothing to earn their money, ie sitting on the sick list (sorry Jamie Redknapp Lar, I couldn't help it) whilst throughout the nightmare nineties we had players earning a mere ten grand a week complaining that they were underpaid.
While not the most talented player of his day, he was disciplined, dedicated, reliable, consistent, courageous, resourceful, intelligent and versatile, a wonderful sportsman on the pitch--never sent off or even cautioned--and unfailingly courteous and modest off it.
www.totalfootballforums.com /forums/lofiversion/index.php?t283.html   (18496 words)

 IGN Boards - Why are most football players so Anti-homosexual?
Because the football players were the jocks in high school who beat up all the homosexual kids, and now they are afraid that those homosexuals will rape their virgin asses...
I remember seeing this episode of Oprah and she was interviewing this former NFL football player who came out after he left the league.
I'm not saying gay people can't be football players.
boards.ign.com /Football/b5105/65027268/p1   (961 words)

 Missouri Tiger Football | Columbia Daily Tribune
Missouri football radio analyst John Kadlec, a regular onlooker at MU practices, watched rover Dedrick Harrington stalk the sidelines during a recent practice and marveled.
University of Missouri-Columbia football player Nick Tarpoff pleaded not guilty this morning to felony possession of an illegal weapon.
An offensive Missouri football player hasn’t been drafted on the first day of the NFL draft since 1993 when Philadelphia took Victor Bailey in the second round.
www.columbiatribune.com /mutigers/football2002.asp   (7991 words)

 IFFHS' Century Elections
The IFFHS (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) has been organizing elections for the "Football Player of the Century" for various countries and continents, and separate elections for the "Goal 'Keeper of the Century".
Players above the dotted lines in the continental elections were eligible for the worldwide elections.
Players whose country is given in italics were (implicitly) chosen as the best of their country.
www.rsssf.com /miscellaneous/iffhs-century.html   (1112 words)

 rediff.com: The Player of the 1958 World Cup "DIDI" is no more!
Born on October 8, 1928 in Campos, Didi, a defensive mid-fielder, was named the Player of the 1958 World Cup.
He was the pioneer of this curving dead-ball shot, which is now part of every great player's armoury.
Didi, then aged 21, joined the Brazilian club, Fluminense in 1950 and within two years he appeared for the national team for the first time.
www.rediff.com /sports/2001/may/13didi.htm   (339 words)

 Dietmar Hamann - Liverpool Football Club Player Profile from Carling Football
Hamann is best known for his calmness on the ball and range of passing, not to mention his awesome ability to strike the ball towards goal - as England fans know all too well.
Didi has become an integral part of the Liverpool midfield - helping them on their way to a much-celebrated cup Treble and places in the Champions League in 2001 and 2002.
He was part of the German side which lost 2-0 to Brazil in the Japan and South Korea finals in 2002.
www.carling.com /football/liverpool-football-club/dietmar-hamann.html   (466 words)

 Courier Electronic Edition: December 17, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
University of Findlay football fans unable to make the trip south to Savannah, Tenn. for Saturday's NAIA championship game can watch the Oilers battle Willamette, Ore. College in live TV broadcasts at 1 p.m.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Wojtas had started all 13 football games this season for the Oilers, and had lettered at the university in both 1995 and 1996.
DiDi Reynolds led the unbeaten Chieftains (5-0) with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
www.thecourier.com /issues/1997/dec/121797.htm   (5424 words)

 England Player Honours - International Football Hall of Champions
The Hall of Fame will be run as a joint venture by FIFA, the Spanish Football Association and the Province of Valencia, and FIFA will not bear any of the costs.
Altogether 21 players were honoured, including the the two scheduled to be inducted at the aborted 2001 ceremony.
Eligibility for the Hall of Champions is based on both sporting success and a consistent contribution to the positive image of the game of football.
www.englandfootballonline.com /TeamHons/HonsHallChamp.html   (524 words)

 Pelé Eterno (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First of all, I gotta say the "football" I'm talking about is what Americans call "soccer".
Anyway, this is about "football", as the planet knows it.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or just Pelé, was the best player the world has always known.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0420066   (340 words)

Twelve-year-old Paul, who lives in the shadow of his football hero brother Erik, fights for the right to play soccer in spite of his near blindness and slowly begins to remember the incident that damaged his eyesight.
With a brilliant college football career behind him, Lou Powers risks losing his chance at a professional career when he becomes involved in a gambling scandal.
Motown and Didi find their own way of dealing with the grimness and danger of their lives in Harlem.
www.glenbard.dupage.k12.il.us /Glenbard_East/pages/llmc/readinglists/excitingreadingforfreshmen.htm   (2698 words)

 DFB-Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The national player earns his money at the English club Liverpool FC and at present he is one of the most desired central midfield players in Europe.
The former Munich player is an absolute star and a key-player at Liverpool FC (contract till 2005).
Originally, when he was a small boy, horse and dog fan Hamann, golf and stock exchange were his hobbies, did not think at all of a big career as a football player: "Didi" wanted to become a postman...
dfb.de /dfb-team/nationalteam/weltms/wmkorja/team/spieler/e_hamann.html   (450 words)

 Football United: 01/01/2005 - 01/31/2005
In the dying moments, with every Milan player encamped in the Bologna half, Tomasson almost reached a loose ball in the area, but the danger was cleared.
The same player inadvertently scored the next goal 15 minutes later, turning the ball into his own net to bring Athletic level, but atoned for his error a minute before the interval with another strike that earned a 2-1 victory for the home team.
The player was diagnosed a traumatism in the left knee.
www.footballunited.blogspot.com /2005_01_01_footballunited_archive.html   (11404 words)

 Diego Armando Maradona The Best!!! - Soccer Fans Network Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is maybe pointless to choose one player from the entire history of world football as the best ever, but if asked I would have to say the boy from the slums of Buenos Aires with the magic in his feet.
Pele is the most well known player because of what he did for football.
I don't know which footballer you are talking about, but I think he was too conceeded to help anyone but his footballing career.
forums.soccerfansnetwork.com /showthread.php?t=22520   (1950 words)

She tries to make him jealous by dating a Rydell football player, and he tries to impress her by going out for the track team.
But the T-Birds characters are entertaining enough, with Jeff Conaway (later of Taxi fame) as the young punk with a heart, and the other three doing slapstick comedy bits, although Michael Tucci's character keeps reminding you of his current role as the hospital administrator on "Diagnosis Murder".
Stockard Channing gives a convincing performance as Rizzo, the tough girl who wants to party at all costs, and Didi Conn is great as the beauty school dropout who helps Sandy with her makeover.
www.chucksconnection.com /grease.html   (1199 words)

 Brazilian movies - Pele Eternal
If there ever was any doubt (in Brazil, where we who could see other fantastic players like Zizinho, Garrincha, Didi, Rivelino, Falcao, Zico, Romario, Ronaldo, just to name a few, it is almost unanimity that Pele was the best), the movie shows why Pele is the best football player of all time.
Also, many players talk about Pele (another rarity: footage from another movie where Pele attempts to be an actor, from the early 1960s, showing a young Pele and his Santos´ coleagues).
But if what you want to see is a collection of the finest goals of the greatest football player of all time, this is a movie not to be missed.
www.v-brazil.com /culture/movies/pele-eternal.html   (412 words)

 Xtratime Community - Talk football!
If you're a player, a coach, or a referee, come and discuss tactics, training tips and anything that have to do with playing the greatest game in the world.
Famed for playing stylish football and the first club to achieve the double in the 20th century.
Craddle of some of the greatest players of modern European football, Sporting Clube de Portugal is an ecletic club always turned towards the future...
www.xtratime.org /forum/archive/index.php/t-127135.html   (2296 words)

 History of Murshidabad
She went to Bhagalpur with her father and came in contact with Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and his group of litterateurs, all of whom, became famous later on.
Some of her famous books are Shyamali, Didi, and Annapurnar Mandir.
He was the captain of India Football team to Australia in1938.
murshidabad.nic.in /history2.htm   (2191 words)

 Football Players' Nicknames :: Soccerphile
The picturesque world of soccer is full of eccentric characters, who have inspired their mates and fans into giving them intriguing nicknames.
The current Liverpool team has few standout nicknames, but the Australian Harry Kewell owns one of the wittiest in the Premiership: "Wizard of Oz", which refers both to his skills and his Oz-tralian origins.
Here are the most curious nicknames of famous players and coaches from around the world.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/news/nicknames2.html   (359 words)

 Gwinnett (GA)teacher who refused to alter grade is fired   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gwinnett school officials said Neace was barred from campus for insubordination after he repeatedly refused to comply with the district policy that prohibits using grades as discipline.
Neace, who has taught at Dacula High for 23 years, was removed from class after he refused to raise the grade he had given a football player on an overnight assignment.
I tend to doubt that the football player did the assignment.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1397803/posts   (5441 words)

 Reporter OnLine Local/Area Sports: September 1996 Archives
September 25 - 4 more Arlington students punished: Three Arlington High School football players have been barred from playing in the school's homecoming game this Friday and a wrestling team member will miss one meet after admitting that they drank alcohol at a party where a 16-year-old girl says she was sexually assaulted.
Robertson said nine players and the two trainers were suspended and reinstated, but Keith said only seven players and two trainers were involved.
September 21 (early) - Arlington High Players Suspended: Seven Arlington High School football players were suspended from Friday night's game after admitting that they drank alcohol at a party at which a girl allegedly was raped, the coach said.
www.texnews.com /sports/spt.sep.html   (7461 words)

 E! Online - Gossip - Monday Night at Morton's - 2/10/99   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She walks in exploding out of a low-cut top, with a little fl jacket over it.
And he says, 'Didi, when I married you, were your breasts that big?'
I don't say anything, and Didi asks if she can have a martini.
www.eonline.com /Gossip/Morton/Archive/99/990210b.html   (372 words)

 Pele The Greatest Futbol Player Ever?-The Sports Chat Soccer Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Withut a doubt Pele is one of the best footballers to ever walk the face of the earth.
O rei was the greatest ever, Maradona was good, Ronaldo is the player with the best record still playing, but not the best player still playing.
Ronaldinho is now better then Ronaldo is now, Dinho is the best player playing at this point in time interms of current level, Ronaldo in current record both on my team
www.sports-chat.com /forums/showthread.php?p=23130   (2039 words)

 Evolving towards Pridelessness
For all you people out there whom do not understand what is the big deal about football, this is the blogg entry is ideal for you.
You see I to did not see the joy of football until recently when I decided to be a football fan.
Step 5, Play football or futsal, so you can appreciate the skills of the football player.
prideless74.blogspot.com   (4766 words)

 The People (London, England): Football: HERO DIDI TO STAY; Hamann's new deal with Kop champs.(Sport)@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Football: HERO DIDI TO STAY; Hamann's new deal with Kop champs.(Sport)
DIDI HAMANN, the hero of Istanbul, will sign a one-year deal with Liverpool following a surprise U-turn.
German midfielder Hamann was due to quit the Kop and switch to Bolton after being forced out...
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:132821157&refid=ink_tptd_np   (153 words)

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