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Edwards won his first international cap for Wales on 1 April 1967 at the age of 19 against France in Paris. Between 1967 and 1978 Edwards won 53 caps for Wales, including 13 as captain. All his caps were won in succession; he never had a dip in form or an injury that would allow anybody else to take his place. He scored twenty tries in internationals.
Played as a goalkeeper for Boavista and Sporting, appearing with the latter in more than 150 official games, winning one Portuguese Cup. In his 30s he moved abroad, representing mainly Betis. Won 79 caps with Portugal, appearing at two World Cups and as many European Championships, notably reaching the final at Euro 2004
Brazilian former footballer, who was deployed as a forward. During his career Careca played for several clubs, but he is most famous for his time with Italian side Napoli and also his contributions to the Brazilian national football team (he played in Mexico 86 and Italy 1990). In later stages he played for japanese team Kashiwa Reysol, Santos and São José (Brazil).
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Ronan is a Northern Irish professional golfer who formerly played on the European Tour. He won the Boys Amateur Championship aged fifteen and played in the Walker Cup aged seventeen. He tied for first place with Peter McEvoy in the 1980 English Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy. In 1989 Ronan finished top of the European Tour Order of Merit. In that same year he was also part of the 1989 Ryder Cup winning team. Ronan has 7 tour wins in total, including the Volvo Masters.
Manuel has 9 European Tour titles, including the British PGA Championship. He finished five seasons in the top ten of the Order of Merit. He participated in two Ryder Cup with the European team as a player in 1981 and was vice-captain on 3 occasions. In 1985 he actively took part in the European Ryder Cup victory 27 years later. Piñero was part of the Spanish team in the Golf World Cup 1976 to 1982. Winner of two editions, one with Severiano Ballesteros.
Polland was born in Newcastle, County Down. He turned professional in 1968 and won four times on the European Tour between 1973 and 1980. He played in the Ryder Cup in 1973. Since turning fifty he has played on the European Seniors Tour, where he has won twice. He was third in the European Seniors Tour Order of Merit in 1998 and second in 1999.
Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan before retiring on 31 May 2009. He won 127 caps for the Portugal national team. He was the 2000 Ballon d’Or, 2001 FIFA World Player of the Year and had a successful career highlighted by several trophy wins.