Lothar Matthaus: cool on the pitch and super cool off it
Only 13 days remain until the World Cup begins and talkSPORT.com is counting them down with a look at the tournament’s most iconic players.
The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.
13) Lothar Matthaus: West Germany/Germany, midfielder (1982, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998)
“He is the best rival I’ve ever had. I guess that’s enough to define him,” reckoned Diego Maradona. But he’s wrong. Competing in five World Cups (an outfield record in itself), 25 matches and being the driving force behind Germany’s Italia ’90 win – those are the things that defined this dynamic, goal-scoring, box-to-box midfield star.
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