Gianluigi Buffon’s unveiling at the Parc Des Princes after joining PSG on a free transfer from Juventus, in the summer of 2018. The Italian spent 17 years at the Bianconeri, making over 500 appearances and truly establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in football history🔵🇮🇹
Dennis Bergkamp lifting the UEFA Cup in 1994 for Inter Milan, after beating Austria Salzburg in the final over two legs. Bergkamp managed 11 goals in 52 appearances with Inter in the 2 years he was at the club before moving to Arsenal for £7.5million in 1995🇳🇱🔵⚫️
Marco Van Basten’s moment of individual brilliance in the Euro ‘88 Final against the Soviet Union. The three time Ballon d’Or winner scored one of the most infamous volleys in football history, as he perfectly lifted his strike from near the byline over the Soviet’s keeper into the top corner. The Oranjes went on to win the game 2-0 and lift the European Championship trophy in that beautiful orange kit🇳🇱🍊
A photo highlight how football can be an incredibly touching game at times as Oliver Kahn consoles the opposition goalkeeper, Santi Canizares. One of the finest goalkeepers of his generation, Khan consoles Canizares after Valencia lost the Champions League final to Bayern Munich in 2001⚽️
A photo taken in 1975 at a match between Barcalona and Malaga, Johan Cruyff took off his captain's armband (with its red and gold stripes symbolising the flag of Catalonia), looked up at the packed terraces of the Camp Nou and kissed it. To this day, the incident is interpreted as signifying Catalan resistance to dictator Francisco Franco's government in Madrid🔵🔴
Alan Shearer celebrating Premier League triumph at Blackburn Rovers in the 1994/95 season. Shearer won both the Golden Boot for contributing 34 of Blackburn's 80 league goals in 42 games and also the PFA Players Player of the Year award🔵⚽️
An incredible Michael Owen inspired hat-trick helps England to a memorable 5-1 victory at the Olympic stadium in Munich, against Germany. The game was part of the World Cup qualifying stages for the 2002 World Cup. England would go on to lose to inevitable winners Brazil in the Quarter final, whilst Germany tasted more success by reaching the final🏴⚽️
Iceland players celebrate with their travelling fans at Euro 2016 after beating England in the knockout stages. Celebrating in style with the notorious ‘Viking clap’🔵🇮🇸
An emotional Francesco Totti bids goodbye to football after 25 years of service to AS Roma, in 2017. Totti reached a staggering 786 appearances for Roma across 25 seasons and scored 307 times for the Giallorossi. An absolute icon to the world of football and the definition of a one club player🔴⚽️
Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaps and scores an unbelievable bicycle kick from 27 yards out, against England in 2013. The goal was voted the best goal of 2013 and Zlatan was awarded with the 2013 FIFA Puskás Award🇸🇪⚽️
An iconic image of two of the biggest black sporting icons, as Pelé and Muhammad Ali exchange a kiss on the cheek. The photograph was taken in 1977, at Pelé’s farewell game with the New York Cosmos at Giants Stadium, marking an end to one of football’s greatest🇧🇷⚽️
The presentation of Barcalona’s world record signing of Diego Maradona. The Argentine signed for, at the time, an unprecedented £5million fee with much anticipation. Despite his genius ability on the pitch, injuries and disciplinary incidents on the pitch made his time difficult in Catalonia🔴🔵🇦🇷
The NFL history book would be just an oversized pamphlet without HBCU players. There are 30 in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, almost 10 percent of the membership.
Walter Payton was the leading rusher in league history before Emmitt Smith, and he was from Jackson State, as was Rams tackle Jackie Slater.
Jerry Rice is and might always be the leading receiver in league history, and he was from Mississippi Valley State.
South Carolina State has three HOF members: Deacon Jones, Harry Carson and Marion Motley. South Carolina has none.
Tennessee State has two: Richard Dent and Claude Humphrey. Tennessee also has two.
There’s not enough room to explain them all, to recount what John Stallworth (Alabama A&M), Mel Blount (Southern), Art Shell (Maryland-Eastern Shore), Bob Hayes (Florida A&M) and Willie Brown (Grambling) did for the game.
There are so many more greats who haven’t reached the Hall, like Otis Taylor (Prairie View), Doug Williams (Grambling) and Isiah Robertson, the effervescent linebacker from Southern who was a two-time All-Pro.
Former Rams defensive end William Hayes, now with Miami, played at Winston-Salem State. Current Rams receiver KhaDarel Hodge is a Prairie View alum.
Did somebody say Thursday Night Football? Back-in-the-day, Bishop College Athletics had a lot to say by producing some pretty significant PRO Football greats like: •Bobby Moten, Denver Broncos+, pictured in his Bishop College practice uniform •Emmitt Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs, currently Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive backs coach •Ike Thomas, Dallas Cowboys+ •Tony McGee, New England Patriots+ •Dennis DeVaughn, Philadelphia Eagles •Tony Martin, San Diego Chargers+
Classic photo of Johan Cruyff during the 1974 World Cup.
In the 1974 tournament he captained the Netherlands to the final, was named player of the tournament and also introduced the world to the iconic 'Cruyff Turn' 🍊🇳🇱👑👏 #JohanCruyff
What could have been one of the deadliest striking partnerships in football 🔥🔥💪🙌 "He was an animal. He could shoot from every angle, nobody could tackle him, nobody could take the ball, he was a pure animal.” - Zlatan Ibrahimovic
A young Rivaldo during his Mogi Mirim days
Throwback to a 19 year old Thierry Henry at AS Monaco. Before he became one of football's most prolific strikers ⚽️👑 #ThierryHenry