Quiz: Can You Recognize These Famous Soccer Players From a Black and White Photo?
Can You Recognize These Famous Soccer Players From a Black and White Photo?
By: Robin Tyler
Image: Ardfern via Wiki Commons

About This Quiz

There is no doubt about it. Soccer is the most loved sporting activity the world over with billions of fans watching their favorite teams week in and week out. And when they are not playing, it's time to support your national team as they try to qualify for and then win the World Cup. 

This is something not achieved by many players but those who do become instant legends. Many soccer competitions also thrust players into the limelight, like the European Cup, for instance. With Real Madrid dominating it over the past four years, their players have become household names and command salaries that the man on the street can only dream of.

But it doesn't matter, because they become heroes to many, young and old alike, as they dazzle us with their incredible football skills. A dribble here, a 60-meter pass there or an incredible curing free-kick that is the winning goal, soccer players send their fans into rapture time and time again.

So, as a fan, you should be able to identify them, right? Sure, some of the modern footballers will be easy to recognize, even from a black and white picture. But what about those legends of the game who played years and years ago? Do you think you would be able to identify them?

Good luck!

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The soccer player pictured here has won many major accolades. He captains Portugal at the international level. Who is he?
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He's a five-time Ballon d'Or winner. Can you name the player in this image who plays for Argentina and Barcelona?
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This player scored the infamous 'Hand of God' goal in the 1986 World Cup. Who is he?
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The player in this picture is considered to be the greatest soccer player ever. Can you name him?
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Name this French player, one of the most exciting at the 2018 World Cup.
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Can you identify the player shown here? He was called the 'Wizard of Dribble.'
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Identify this Brazilian soccer player, please.
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He was not only a very successful soccer player but later a manager. Identify this Dutch player if you can!
9.0 of 40
Name this soccer player, one of the greatest Frenchmen to ever play the game.
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The soccer player in this image is ______________
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This striker claimed he scored more than 1,000 goals in his career. Who is he?
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Name this player, one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.
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This soccer player is married to a pop star. Can you name him?
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Identify this former West German captain, please.
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He is currently one of the most popular players in the world. Can you name this soccer player?
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Name this Dutch maestro please. A versatile player, he helped Holland win the European Championship in 1988.
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The English captain at the 1966 World Cup is pictured here. Can you name him?
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Identify this soccer player, please.
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He was an early great of the beautiful game. Can you name this player?
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Name this player, a star for Brazil at the 1962 Soccer World Cup.
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He was a devastating striker who played for Brazil. Can you name him?
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This player hailed from Mozambique but played for Portugal. Who is he?
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Name this Welshman, one of the most decorated players ever.
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Pictured here is an early Real Madrid legend. Who is he?
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This defender had a 25-year career. Incredible! Can you name him?
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One of England's greatest-ever players is pictured in this image. Who is he?
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This player was forced to retire at the age of 28. Who is he?
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The player in this image is _______?
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This player was known as 'Der Kaiser.' Do you know who he is?
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The hero for France at the European Championship in 1984, can you name this player?
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As hard as they come, name this Italian defender, please.
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This footballer has bitten people on the pitch! Who is he?
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Can you identify this player, please?
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This player is currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Who is he?
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Opposition fans call him 'Shrek.' Can you identify this famous soccer player?
36.0 of 40
The soccer player in this image is ____________.
37.0 of 40
Name this player who captained both England and Liverpool.
38.0 of 40
This midfielder was an influential member of the French team that won the 2018 Soccer World Cup. Name him, please.
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Name this soccer player who plays for Brazil and Barcelona.
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He's nown for his diving as well as his brilliant play. Can you tell us the name of this player?
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