Written by Goalden Times Editorial Team on March 9, 2014
‘Football Alphabets’ is a collection of football legacies that defined the history, popular culture and dynamics of the game over the course of time. We have picked up each letter from English Alphabet and have chosen one such football cults to associate with them. The list is nowhere exhaustive but will truly portray the essence of the game.
C for Collina
A person who became a superstar of world football without playing the game – such was the charisma of Pierluigi Collina. His acute and killer vision, his geared up smile, supreme command over the field and a most recognizable bald head (which is a result of severe alopecia) made Kojak the most popular match official of all time. In an era full of errors and controversy – Collina truly emerges high on his job. We have chosen him because he has redefined the most difficult and thankless job on the field.
Other Honorary Mentions: Catenaccio, Cruyff, Chelsea, Christiano.