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David Beckham, Midfielder, is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.

Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger, Beckham was runner up in the Ballon d'Or, twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2008. A global ambassador for the sport, Beckham is regarded as a British cultural icon.

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Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, known as Kaká, Attacking Midfielder, In 2003, he joined Italian club Milan for a fee of €8.5 million. While at Milan, Kaká won a Serie A title and the UEFA Champions League, and in 2007 he received the FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or awards. After four seasons in Spain playing for Real Madrid, he returned to Milan for a season in 2013, scoring his 100th goal for the club.

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Ronaldinho, Attacking Midfielder

Club

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Barcelona

  • La Liga (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Supercopa de España (2): 2005, 2006
  • UEFA Champions League (1): 2005–06

Milan

  • Serie A (1): 2010–11

Atlético Mineiro

  • Copa Libertadores (1): 2013
  • Recopa Sudamericana (1): 2014

International

Brazil

  • Copa América (1): 1999
  • FIFA World Cup (1): 2002
  • FIFA Confederations Cup (1): 2005
  • FIFA U-17 World Championship (1): 1997

Individual

  • Ballon d'Or (1): 2005
  • FIFA World Player of the Year (2): 2004, 2005
  • FIFA World Player of the Year – Bronze award (1): 2006
  • Onze d'Or (1): 2005
  • FIFA 100
  • UEFA Club Forward of the Year (1): 2004–05
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year (1): 2005–06
  • UEFA Team of the Year (3): 2004,2005,2006
  • UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year (substitute)
  • FIFPro World Player of the Year (2): 2005, 2006
  • FIFPro World XI (3): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
  • World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year (2): 2004, 2005
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Ball (1): 1999
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe (1): 1999
  • Golden Foot (1): 2009
  • Bola de Ouro (1): 2012
  • South American Footballer of the Year (1): 2013
  • Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame
  • La Liga Assist Leader (1): 2005–06
  • Serie A Assist Leader (1): 2009–10
  • A.C. Milan Hall of Fame
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Zlatan Ibrahimović, Forward, began his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s before being signed by Ajax, where he made a name for himself. He signed for Juventus and excelled in Serie A in a strike partnership with David Trezeguet. In 2006, he signed for rival side Internazionale and was named to the UEFA Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2009. In addition, Ibrahimović would finish as the league’s top scorer in 2008–09 and win three straight Scudetti. In the summer of 2009, he transferred to Barcelona, before moving back to Serie A football the following season, joining Milan in a deal that made him one of the highest-paid players in the world. He won another Scudetto with Milan in the 2010–11 season. He joined Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. During his four-season stay at PSG, Ibrahimović won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, three Coupes de la Ligue, two Coupes de France and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 for three seasons. In October 2015, he became PSG’s all time leading goalscorer. He finished his PSG career with 156 goals in 180 competitive matches. 

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At the beginning of 2013, former AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng made one of the biggest and defining moments against racism in professional football.

In a friendly match before the season resumed, the Ghana international was the subject of racist chants by the opposing team’s fans. Boateng became angry and frustrated with the chants, picked up the ball kicked it into the stands where the racist fans were seated and then walked off the pitch. After a moment of confusion, his AC Milan team mates decided to follow Boateng, leaving the pitch in support of the player against the racist fans. The match was then canceled. 
This marks the first time in football history that a match was abandoned due to racist abuse.

This challenged the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) policy that players must stay on the pitch regardless of abusive or racist chants.

Rather than disciplining the player and the team for leaving the pitch in the middle of a match, the Italian club, AC Milan, supported the players decision by making personalised “AC Milan against racism” jerseys for the players to wear before their next league match.

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Dida, Goalkeeper, became a penalty kick-saving specialist with Cruzeiro and Corinthians. He is perhaps best remembered for his successful and often tumultuous ten-year stint with Milan from 2000 to 2010, where he established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers due to his shot-stopping ability and command of the area; he won multiple trophies and individual awards with the club, but became equally known for his propensity for errors as well as his excellent gameplay, while he gained media attention in 2005 for being hit by a lit flare during a match against crosstown rivals Internazionale. 

Dida won one Serie A title (Scudetto) and twice the UEFA Champions League with Milan, with the first of those victories coming after he saved three penalties in the 2003 final against Serie A rivals Juventus. One of four Rossoneri goalies with over 300 total career appearances, Dida was inducted into Milan’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Andriy Shevchenko, Forward, ranked as the fifth top goalscorer in all European competitions with 67 goals. With a tally of 175 goals scored for Milan, Shevchenko is the second most prolific player in the history of the club, and is also the all-time top scorer of the Derby della Madonnina (the derby between Milan and their local rivals Internazionale) with 14 goals. Furthermore, he is the all-time top scorer for the Ukrainian national team with 48 goals.

Shevchenko’s career has been highlighted by many awards, the most prestigious of which was the Ballon d'Or in 2004 (becoming the third Ukrainian, after Oleh Blokhin and Igor Belanov, to receive it). He won the UEFA Champions League in 2003 with Milan, and he has also won various league and cup titles in Ukraine, Italy and England. He was also an UEFA Champions League runner-up in 2005 and 2008.