World Soccer (magazine)

World Soccer is an English language football magazine published by TI Media. The magazine was established in 1960.[2] It specialises in the international football scene. Its regular contributing writers include Brian Glanville, Keir Radnedge, Sid Lowe and Tim Vickery. World Soccer is a member of the European Sports Magazines (ESM), an umbrella group of similar magazines printed in other languages. Other members include A Bola, Don Balón, Kicker, La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sport Express. The members of this group elect a European "Team of the Month" and a European "Team of the Year".

World Soccer
EditorGavin Hamilton
CategoriesSport
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation331 000 (Jan - Dec 2013)[1]
PublisherTI Media
Year founded1960
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.worldsoccer.com

Since 1982, World Soccer has also organised "Player of the Year", "Manager of the Year" and "Team of the Year" awards.[3] In 2005 awards for the best "Young Player of the Year" and "Referee of the Year" were also introduced.[3] In the December 1999 issue of World Soccer, a readers' poll listing the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published.

The magazine marked its 50th anniversary in 2010 with a series of articles looking back on the past 50 years in international football.

Award winners

Young Player of the Year

World Team of the Year

Referee of the Year

Greatest XI of all time

The list is based on votes of 73 experts around the world.[20]

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Lev Yashin

Cafu
Franz Beckenbauer
Bobby Moore
Paolo Maldini

Zinedine Zidane
Diego Maradona
Johan Cruyff
Alfredo Di Stéfano

Pelé
Lionel Messi

Goalkeepers

Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1 Lev Yashin3142.47%
2 Gordon Banks68.22%
Dino Zoff
4 Gianluigi Buffon56.85%
Peter Schmeichel
6 Iker Casillas45.48%
7 Sepp Maier34.11%
8 Pat Jennings22.74%
Oliver Kahn
Edwin van der Sar

Full backs

Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1 Paolo Maldini4865.75%
2 Cafu2432.88%
3 Carlos Alberto Torres1824.66%
4 Roberto Carlos1317.81%
5 Djalma Santos1115.07%
6 Giacinto Facchetti79.59%
7 Nílton Santos68.22%
8 Berti Vogts45.48%
9 Lilian Thuram34.11%
10 Ruud Krol22.74%
Víctor Rodríguez Andrade
Karl-Heinz Schnellinger

Central defenders

Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1 Franz Beckenbauer6893.15%
2 Bobby Moore2331.51%
3 Franco Baresi2230.14%
4 Daniel Passarella45.48%
5 Fabio Cannavaro34.11%
John Charles
Marcel Desailly
Paul McGrath
9 Giuseppe Bergomi22.74%

Midfielders

Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1 Diego Maradona6487.67%
2 Johann Cruyff5879.45%
3 Zinedine Zidane2838.36%
4 Alfredo Di Stéfano2432.88%
5 Michel Platini1824.66%
6 Garrincha1520.55%
7 George Best1216.44%
8 Bobby Charlton56.85%
Lothar Matthäus

Strikers

Pos. Name Votes % of Votes
1 Pelé4663.01%
2 Lionel Messi1115.07%
3 Ronaldo912.33%
4 Marco van Basten56.85%
5 Gerd Müller45.48%
6 Oleh Blokhin22.74%
Eusébio

Greatest managers of all time

The list is based on votes of 70 experts around the world. Every expert could choose five managers whom they considered the greatest.

(Published July 2013)[20][21]

Pos. Name Years Notable teams Votes % of Votes
1 Sir Alex Ferguson1974–2013Aberdeen, Scotland national team, Manchester United4868.57%
2 Rinus Michels1960–1992AFC Ajax, Barcelona, Netherlans national team4665.71%
3 José Mourinho2000–Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United2130%
4 Helenio Herrera1944–1970, 1973–1981Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan1927%
5 Pep Guardiola2007–Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City1622.22%
6 Valeriy Lobanovskyi1969–2002Dnipro, Dynamo Kyiv, Soviet Union national team, Ukraine national team1521.43%
Arrigo Sacchi1985–1999, 2001Milan, Italy national team
8 Bob Paisley1974–1983Liverpool1217.14%
9 Herbert Chapman1907–1918, 1921–1934Leeds City, Huddersfield Town, Arsenal912.86%
Béla Guttmann1933–1939, 1945–1951, 1953–1962, 1964–1967, 1973Milan, São Paulo, Porto, Benfica, Peñarol
Ernst Happel1962–1992Feyenoord, Sevilla, Netherlans national team, Hamburger SV
Mário Zagallo1966–1991, 1994–2001Botafogo, Flamengo, Brazil national team, Vasco da Gama
13 Vittorio Pozzo1912–1922, 1924–1926, 1929–1948Italy national team, Torino, Milan811.43%
Vicente del Bosque1987–1990, 1994, 1996, 1999–2005, 2008–2016Real Madrid, Beşiktaş, Spain national team
Marcello Lippi1982–2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2014, 2016–Napoli, Juventus, Inter Milan, Italy national team, Guangzhou Evergrande
Telê Santana1969–1996Atlético Mineiro, São Paulo, Botafogo, Flamengo, Brazil national team
17 Brian Clough1965–1993Derby County, Leeds United, Nottingham Forest710%
Ottmar Hitzfeld1983–2004, 2007–2014Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Switzerland national team
19 Giovanni Trapattoni1974–2013Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Fiorentina, Italy national team68.57%
20 Sepp Herberger1930–1942, 1945–1946, 1950–1964Germany national team, Eintracht Frankfurt57.14%
Bill Shankly1949–1974Huddersfield Town, Liverpool
22 César Luis Menotti1970, 1972–1984, 1986–1994, 1996–1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007Argentina national team, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Boca Juniors, Independiente45.71%
Helmut Schön1952–1984Germany national team
24 Enzo Bearzot1964–1986Italy national team34.29%
Jimmy Hogan1910–1912, 1914–1921, 1924, 1924–1927, 1931–1939MTK Budapest, Netherlans national team, Fulham, Aston Villa
Hennes Weisweiler1948–1983Borussia Mönchengladbach, Barcelona, 1. FC Köln
Gusztáv Sebes1940–1946, 1949–1957Hungary national team
Fabio Capello1991–2015, 2017–2018Milan, Real Madrid, Roma, Juventus, England national team
29 Franz Beckenbauer1984–1991, 1993–1994, 1996Germany national team, Bayern Munich, Marseille22.86%
Carlos Bilardo1971, 1973–1993, 1996, 1998–2000, 2003–2004Estudiantes, Colombia national team, Argentina national team, Sevilla, Boca Juniors
Johan Cruyff1985–1996AFC Ajax, Barcelona
Vicente Feola1937–1942, 1947–1950, 1955–1956, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1966São Paulo, Brazil national team, Boca Juniors
Alf Ramsey1955–1974, 1977–1978Ipswich Town, England national team
Jock Stein1960–1985Celtic Glasgow, Scotland national team, Leeds United
Luiz Felipe Scolari1982–Brazil national team, Portugal national team, Grêmio, Palmeiras, Chelsea

The following managers only received one vote (1.43%):

The Greatest Players of the 20th century

(Published December 1999)[22]

See also

References

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