Gerd Muller

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Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Johan Cruyff has died aged 68. Photograph: Getty

It’s the defining image of the 1974 World Cup; the defining image of the great Dutch team of the 70s; the defining image of one of the most talented, (...)

Brazil’s Neymar celebrates his second goal against the United States during a friendly  at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: CJ Gunther/PA

Welcome back, then, the Premier League. On you go. No really. Don’t wait. Let me just sit here and get my breath back. There may have been more frothi(...)

Robbie Keane’s five goals in two matches against Gibraltar have enabled him win back top scorer slot in  history of European qualification matches from Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Andrea Pirlo was one of the classiest midfield playmakers in Europe for more than a decade, but it turns out that doesn’t count for much in Major L(...)

Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane celebrates scoring the first of his two goals in the Euro 2016 Group D qualifier against Gibraltar at Estadio do Algarve in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gibraltar 0 Republic of Ireland 4 His name may not have the same sort of familiar ring to it as Gary Mackay’s and this time around there is still a g(...)

 Robbie Keane: “If it’s right for the team, regardless of if I’m playing or not, I don’t really care. As long as we get a result, I couldn’t care less.” Photograph:  Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Robbie Keane insists he’s not paying attention to the international goal tally despite it hurtling ever higher into nose bleed territory. Anoth(...)

 Germany striker Miroslav Klose celebrating after scoring a goal during the World Cup semi-final win over Brazil  in Belo Horizonte.  Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who capped a record-breaking career with the national team by winning the World Cup last month, has retired from inter(...)

 Germany coach Joachim Löw

Germany’s Mario Gomez and Miroslav Klose are the first choice strikers as the team enters its final stretch to next year’s World Cup in Brazil, coach (...)

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