Elder statesmen in football when they were young (photos)

yumtum

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80% of these look really handsome, but it might just be that they're so much younger than how I know them to look.

Moyes and Strachan obviously outliers.
You clearly missed the guy who inspired Harry Potter - Jurgen klopp.
 

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Not sure if he was sour here yet, or not? The hair on some of the older generation from the 70's is top notch.


Zlatan looking youthful.
 

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Ole when he was 15-30 y.o.

 

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Neven Subotic



Oliver Kahn



Lothar Matthäus



Jürgen Klopp
 

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Cheers, it's great fun isn't it. Now I know Capello and Bielsa were cool as feck and Romario was sublime. But my favourite out of all these are Cruyff and Pellegrini. The Cruyff one reminds me of Joy Division for some reason but Pellegrini looks like some archetypal gladiator.
 

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Cool thread! :)

Vicente del Bosque as a player at Castellón:



Florentino Pérez as a young politician:



Cristiano Ronaldo as a toddler:



Mircea Lucescu at Wembley for Romania vs. England:



Fabio Capello as a player at Roma:



Michel Platini as a player at Nancy:

 

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That's because he manages us.
 

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Sir Alex was handsome back in the day, as were most the Italians and Bielsa.

I'm quite enjoying seeing these old kits/badges though. Also like seeing photos of older/newer generation players like Cruyff and Rijkard etc
 

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(can a mod insert the image?)
 
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