Left-Footed Players - Name Them

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Gregoriak, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Gérard Sulon (Belgian international midfielder who played from the late-1950s to the early-1970s, mostly for RFC Liège).
     
  2. wm442433

    wm442433 Member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Club:
    FC Nantes
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    Dave Mackay
     
  3. wm442433

    wm442433 Member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Tahar Abouzid, known as Tahar or Taher or Abouzid or Abouzaid and with different combinations of first name and surname (Egyptian offensive midfielder, Al Ahly, Egypt team).
    Complete pamarès : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taher_Abouzaid
     
  4. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Please forgive any double-ups. I've read every page, but maybe haven't retained all of the info contained therein. I don't THINK these have been mentioned:

    Edgar Davids
    Soren Lerby
    Piet Keizer
    Laurent Blanc
    Gio van Bronckhorst
    Phillippe Cocu
    Ze Roberto
    Kily Gonzalez
    Gerson
    Mario Zagallo
    Rildo
    Zmarildo
    Pedrag Mijatovic
    Zinho
    Walter Samuel
    Nacka Skoglund
    Liam Brady
    Bixente Lizarazu
    Paolo Futre
    Omar Sivori
    Giovanni Francini
    Raul Gonzalez
    Jozef Chovanec
    Robert Jarni
    Paco Gento
    Srecko Katanec

    Again, apologies for any repeats. I'm not 100% about ALL of these, but I reckon they're all correct.
     
  5. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Neither Park nor O'Shea are left footed.
     
  6. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Neither Van Basten nor Laudrup were lefties.
     
  7. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Some great names here. I don't think that Zico, Holzenbein, Francescoli or Netzer were left footed though - although I seem to remember Brian Glanville, no less, ascribing left footedness to both Zico and Netzer. They definitely both took free kicks with their rights though.
     
  8. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Batistuta wasn't; nor Lucas Leiva, I don't believe. Pretty sure the rest are correct though.
     
  9. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Surprisingly, perhaps, Facchetti was right footed.
     
  10. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Rafa Marquez isn't a leftie. You missed off the all-time great Mexican leftie though: Hugo Sanchez! (I know he's already been mentioned elsewhere).
     
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  11. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    There's a few on here that aren't correct - Welbeck, Smalling, Lovren - but the rest look right.
     
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  12. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Ribery is reasonably two-footed, but definitely a natural rightie.
     
  13. wm442433

    wm442433 Member

    Sep 19, 2014
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    Yes right, he's probably more a right-footed, but he's a left-handed person though.
    Like Domenech.
     
  14. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Alfred Pfaff (German international inside forward who played for Eintracht Frankfurt among other clubs from the mid-40s to early-60s)
     
  15. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    There are a number of famous left-sided players who were right-footed, also Paul Breitner, Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, Paolo Maldini (not entirely sure), Franck Ribery and several others.
     
  16. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz

    Günter Netzer definitely was right-footed and Bernd Hölzenbein, too.
     
  17. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    To help you out like you've done for others!:
    - Blanc no.
    - Mijatovic no unless I make a mistake and he was somehow two sided but predominantly left or something, but I'm thinking not.
    - Katanec I forget exactly but I think no, although he sometimes played left back I know.
    - I don't know about Chovanec (literally) but I assume you are correct having named him!
    - Amarildo (just a typo but I knew who you meant), yes I think so.
    - Skogland I assume yes unless he was one of those left-sided right-footed cases, but without checking again today I think from what I saw he did seem left footed primarily.
     
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  18. wm442433

    wm442433 Member

    Sep 19, 2014
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    Stéphane Guivarc'h.
     
  19. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    You're quite right, actually, about both Blanc and Mijatovic - definitely both righties. My memory has been playing tricks on me! I also think I got Katanec wrong (for the same reason!). Thanks for correcting me on this!

    I actually watched the '58 World Cup final just the other night (inspired by this very thread, actually), to check out a few of what I thought might've been leftie candidates - being Gren, Liedholm and Skoglund. Turns out only Skoglund was a genuine leftie.
     
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  20. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    Here's a clip on Chovanec btw:

     
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  21. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    I was very surprised the first time I saw Maldini take a free-kick - with his right foot (which as others have noted, is a pretty good [though not infallible] guide to footedness.

    On the subject of righties playing on the left, was Lars Bastrup a rightie? I couldn't find any good footage of him.
     
  22. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Yeah, I saw that a while ago and actually felt (with other input to my brain too) Liedholm was probably left footed primarily (although he scored with his right in that game and is two sided really) but that might have been discussed on the thread already. Gren definitely right yes, and Skoglund I thought was left indeed but my memory wasn't quite so clear for sure (probably because some 'old' left wing legends were certainly right footed).
     
  23. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    I don't think this guy has been mentioned yet: Vladislav Bogicevic.
     
  24. hurricanekeith

    hurricanekeith New Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Auckland, NZ
    I'd forgotten this guy, too (might have been partly due to the fact that he largely played on the right - very unusual for the time): Bruno Conti.
     
  25. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Sebastiano Nela (Italian international left back who played from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s for Genoa, Roma and Napoli).
     

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