Mourinho is not known across the footballing circles as team builder, but more like a mercenary given money to buy players to win trophies.
When it comes to football, the strikers take all the accolades. But the real show-stoppers are the men who guard the posts. Generally unheralded but the real heroes. A look at some of the best the European championship has seen over the years.
The Spanish football team can rightfully claim to be one of the major powers in world football today. But, for their fans it was a 44 year long wait. The Spaniards invariably choked on the big stage and with world class players never performed to their potential till 2008.
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." This is what football means to me.
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