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Default Jose Manuel Moreno

From Wikipedia... one of a handful of Players that were super important that few know about.... and these are some of my new favorite cards!

José Manuel Moreno Fernández (3 August 1916 — 26 August 1978), nicknamed "El Charro", was an Argentine footballer who played as an inside forward for several clubs in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Colombia; for many who saw him play, he is the greatest player of all time, even better than Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano,[1] and was the first footballer ever to have won first division league titles in four countries (later players to emulate the feat include Jiri Jarosik and Rivaldo).

Moreno was part of the River Plate team known as La Máquina ("The Machine") which dominated Argentine football in the 1940s, and was also a member of the Argentine national team that won three South American Championships during the same decade.

He was regarded by many as a complete player.[2][3] In 1999, he was ranked among the 25 best players in the world in the 20th century and among the five best in South America, through a poll by the IFFHS.[4] He was known as a player of great technique, great vision, and lethal in the penalty area.[3] Despite his reputation for drinking, smoking and not going to training, Moreno was also known for his formidable heading ability and fine physical qualities.[3]
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