Pavel Nedved was born in Cheb (Czechoslovakia) on August 30, 1972. He was a professional football player.
In Czechoslovakia he played at Dukla and at Sparta Praga; he played 91 times for the Czech Republic national team. Since 1996 he played in Italy, first at Lazio and then, from 2001 to 2009, at Juventus FC.
Vice-champion of Europe, both as club and national player, thanks to the results achieved first in 1996 with the Czech Republic and then with Juventus, in 2003 he won the Golden ball award.
In August 2009 he announced the end of his football career as a player. He is considered one of the best midfield player in Europe, and he is the foreign player who played for the longest period at Juventus. He is the 7th best foreign goal scorer ever of Juventus.
Andrea Pirlo is considered to be one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers of all time, Pirlo was renowned for his vision, ball control, technique, creativity, passing, and free-kick ability. Pirlo began his club career in 1995 as an attacking midfielder with hometown club Brescia, winning the Serie B title in 1997. He signed for Serie A club Inter Milan a year later, but limited game time and loans away from the club saw him sold to cross-city rivals Milan in 2001. There, Pirlo matured into a world-class deep-lying playmaker, and won two Serie A titles, two UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, a FIFA Club World Cup, a Coppa Italia, and a Supercoppa Italiana. He departed Milan for Juventus in 2011, where he won four consecutive Serie A titles, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and another Coppa Italia. In 2015, Pirlo joined Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City, with whom he played for two years before retiring in 2017. At international level, Pirlo played 116 matches for the Italian national football team, which is the fifth-most of all time.
Zinedine Zidane, popularly known as Zizou, is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time,Zidane was an elite playmaker renowned for his elegance, vision, passing, ball control, and technique. He received many individual accolades as a player, including being named FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d'Or.
Zidane started his career at Cannes before establishing himself as one of the best players in the French Division 1 at Bordeaux. In 1996, he moved to Juventus where he won trophies including two Serie A titles. He moved to Real Madrid for a world-record fee at the time of €77.5 million in 2001, which remained unmatched for the next eight years. In Spain, Zidane won several trophies, including a La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League. In the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final, he scored a left-foot volleyed winner which is considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition's history.
Capped 108 times by France, Zidane won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice in the final, and was named to the All-Star Team. This triumph made him a national hero in France, and he received the Legion of Honour in 1998. He won UEFA Euro 2000, and was named Player of the Tournament. He also received the Golden Ball for Player of the Tournament at the 2006 World Cup, despite his infamous sending off in the final against Italy for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest. He retired as the fourth-most capped player in French history. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living players compiled by Pelé, and in the same year was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll.
Zidane is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or.