Retro football legends who played in United States
It is more than usual for large Soccer legends looking for a golden retirement in his last years as a professional. U.S, Japan and more recently China, Qatar and the UAE are the favorite destinations. In this article we collect some of the most striking cases.
Genius and figure, You need no introduction. It was one of those who emigrated to the United States to play on multiple computers. first Los Angeles Aztecs in 1976, later in the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1978 and finally in San José Earthquakes in 1980.
Peel and BECKENBAUER
The best footballer of all time, for many, He also had an affair in the American League at the hands of the New York Cosmos. There he spent three years (1975, 1976 Y 1977) where he met stars of the moment as Franz Beckenbauer O Gigi Chinaglia.
The German was one of the most prolific in the American League. He stayed there for four seasons as one of the best in the championship.
One of the best strikers in history. The German, Bayern legend and selection, He also had his golden retirement in the United States, this time in the ranks of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Of course, He followed by goals.
for Pele, the best defense he faced the. English, world champion 1966, I had time to give their last legs in San Antonio Thunder Y Seattle Sounders the late 70.
Johan Cruyff's case was more atypical. After playing in the United States in the Washington Diplomats and in Los Angeles Aztecs, still he had time to win 3 Suspenders (two Ajax and one with Feyernoord) besides having a mini adventure in Second Division Levante UD.
The Benfica legend and selection Portuguese, He played in Mexico, Canada and U.S before hanging up his boots. The Panther shirts dressed as Boston Minutemen and Las Vegas Quicksilvers among others.
One of the best central defenders in history. Chile also triumphed abroad in Pinerolo (Uruguay) and the Internacional de Porto Alegre (Brazil). His American adventure only lasted a year (1980) in which he played in Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Of the historic Clockwork Orange, Neeskens played for New York Cosmos (with whom he won 2 leagues 1980 Y 1982) and the Kansas City.
Surely, the best Peruvian footballer in history. Teofilo Cubillas It is another football legend who had a good run in American football. Until 5 defended seasons T-Shirt FL Strikers scoring a number of goals and with great performance.