OTF to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. On BeautyHack - 10 success stories of legendary athletes of the 20th and 21st centuries.
David is 6th on the FIFA 100 European roster, which was compiled by Pele in 2004. Since then, the player has serious competitors, but his popularity has not fallen from this. In 1999, the already famous Manchester United player married Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams - thus forming an ideal fruitful union, which today turns 19 years old. During this time, the stars turned their names into brands and became the parents of four children. David has repeatedly become the best player in the world and played for clubs in Europe and North America and the England national team - from 1996 to 2010. And in 2003 he was awarded the Order of the British Empire. Now Beckham is 43 years old, and time is only good for him - watch Instagram stars as proof!
Many people learned the real name of Pele in 1958, when 17-year-old, promising in the big sport, Brazilian guy Edson Araantis do Nascimento became the world champion in the Brazilian national team. Pele repeated this achievement twice more - in 1962 and 1970, setting a championship record. The Santos forward scored 1,281 goals throughout his career, making him the most capable scorer in football history. Now 77 years old, Pele is married to Brazilian Marcia Sibeli Aoki (third marriage) and is the father of five children.
At the end of June, Diego Maradona came to Russia and attended the final match of the Confederations Cup in St. Petersburg and several matches within the 2018 World Cup. And on July 16, the famous footballer plans to be in Belarusian Brest (which he has already announced on his Instagram).
Diego ruined his reputation at the end of his career with news of drug addiction, arrests and even air rifle shooting at journalists, but he remains a cult player. In 1986, Maradona scored the legendary goal against England and received the nickname "Michelangelo from football." In the same year, the Argentine team became the world champion. In 2000, FIFA named him the Player of the Century.
Despite the fact that the capital of the Argentine national team has already left the 2018 World Cup, it has not lost the respect of peers and growing players. Lionel earned him for his exciting technique and a huge list of achievements. He became the champion of Spain 9 times with Barcelona. He won the Champions League 4 times. While playing for the Argentine national team, he became Olympic champion in 2008 and brought the team silver at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
In an interview with FIFA before the championship in Russia, Messi said that he considers the birth of his third child the most anticipated event of the year. Since 2017, the footballer has been married to Antonella Roccuzzo.
This year, one of the most famous players of the 20th century left his post as head coach of Real Madrid, bringing his team a victory in the Champions League in Kiev. Zinedine will not remain idle: he continues to train, collaborates with sports brands (for example, Adidas), and there are four potential football players in his family - all the sons followed in the footsteps of their father (we wrote more about the talented children of athletes here).
Zidane himself officially ended his career in 2006. As part of the French national team, he became the world champion in 1998 and almost single-handedly led the team to victory in the European Championship in 2000. The signature qualities of a football player are temperament, jewelery control of the ball, agility and exceptional vision.
In 2017, Cristiano's Instagram account was in third place in the world ranking. It now has 128 million subscribers. There are many reasons for such attention. Firstly, he is the most famous footballer of our time, the best player of the Portuguese national team and Real Madrid, who received the Golden Ball award five times. And secondly, at 33 he is a father of many children. In 2017, his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a daughter (read more here). This is the first baby in the athlete's family, not born of a surrogate mother.
The magnificent striker Ronaldo became one of the best football players in Brazil in the 90s after the legendary Pele. Nicknamed "The Phenomenon", he played for the teams "Inter", "Real Madrid", "Milan". As part of the Brazilian national team, he became world champion in 1994 and 2002. And FIFA named him the Footballer of the Year three times.
Ronaldo ended his career in 2011 playing with the Romanian national team. At the 2018 World Cup, the footballer also came to Russia, which he talked about on his Instagram.
While the Russian team is making history at the 2018 World Cup, BeautyHack could not help but talk about the outstanding Soviet player who turned the idea of goalkeeper defense and brought the Soviet Union a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics. Lev Ivanovich was the first to leave the goal in order to intercept blows and interfere with the attackers, for which he received the nickname "Black Spider" (his uniform was also invariably black). Yashin played 22 seasons in the Dynamo team and ended his career devoting himself to coaching.
Another footballer who made the Brazilian national team famous by taking shots that defied the laws of gravity. He became Brazilian champion four times and South America's best footballer three times. After completing his career, Zico managed to become the Minister of Sports of his country, and then went into coaching, having worked with teams around the world: from the Japanese national team to CSKA.
Zlatan retired from the Swedish national team just two years ago. Playing from the age of eight, the footballer managed to become famous for strong and accurate punches, hot temper on the field and tattoos. Ibrahimovic has represented Malmo, Ajax, Inter, Barcelona, and in 2018 moved to Los Angeles Galaxy.
On the field, Zlatan is famous for his track and field techniques - the result of regular taekwondo practice. The footballer received a black belt at the height of his career - in 2010. Moreover, it was presented by Mauro Sarmiento, an Italian taekwondo fighter, a participant in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.