A list of the Goalhanger's favourite footballers from the 1970's.

We're not saying that they're all necessarily the best footballers from the 70's, but they're the ones we liked for some reason or other. It's entirely possible that we only remembered them favourably because they had a terrible haircut, or a decent beard, or because they once scored a cracking goal in a World Cup or a European Championship.

But it still made us remember them...

So here's a list of our favourites from the 1970's, including the club(s) they were playing at when we really liked them...

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Argentina

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Ramón Díaz River Plate
Diego Maradona Argentinos Juniors
Osvaldo Ardiles Spurs
Mario Kempes Rosario Central , Valencia
Daniel Passarella River Plate
Ricardo Villa Spurs
Alberto Tarantini Boca Juniors, Birmingham City

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Austria

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Hans Krankl Rapid Vienna, Barcelona
Bruno Pezzey FC Wacker Innsbruck, Eintracht Frankfurt
Herbert Prohaska Austria Vienna

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Belgium

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Jean-Marie Pfaff Beveren
Jan Ceulemans Club Brugge
Julien Cools Club Brugge Quality name. And quality striker for the great Club Brugge team of the 1970's.
Eric Gerets Standard Liege
François Van Der Elst Anderlecht
Erwin Vandenbergh Lierse
Franky Vercauteren Anderlecht, Nantes

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Brazil

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Sócrates Corinthians
Zico Flamengo

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Czechoslovakia

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Antonín Panenka Bohemians Praha Well, obviously for 'that' penalty back in 1976.

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Denmark

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Allan Simonsen Borussia Mönchengladbach, Barcelona

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from England

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Laurie Cunningham West Brom, Real Madrid
Alan Devonshire West Ham
Trevor Francis Birmingham City, Notts Forest
Vince Hilaire Crystal Palace
Glenn Hoddle Spurs
Kevin Keegan Liverpool, Hamburger SV
Bryan Robson West Brom
Kenny Sabella Sheffield Utd
Kenny Sansom Crystal Palace
Tony Woodcock Notts Forest, 1. FC Köln

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from France

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Dominique Rocheteau St Etienne France
Michel Platini Nancy, St Etienne France
Didier Six Valenciennes, Marseille France
Maxime Bossis Nantes France
Alain Giresse Bordeaux France
Jean-François Larios St Etienne France

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Hungary

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
László Kiss Vasas
Tibor Nyilasi Ferencvaros, Austria Vienna

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Italy

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Giancarlo Antognoni Fiorentina
Antonio Cabrini Juventus
Marco Tardelli Juventus
Dino Zoff Juventus
Claudio Gentile Juventus

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from the Netherlands

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Zico Flamengo
Frans Thijssen FC Twente, Ipswich Town

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Scotland

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Steve Archibald Aberdeen
Davie Cooper Rangers
Kenny Dalglish Celtic, Liverpool
Alan Hansen Liverpool
Graeme Souness Middlesborough, Liverpool
Paul Sturrock Dudee Utd

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Spain

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Luis Arconada Real Sociedad
José Antonio Camacho Real Madrid
Juanito Real Madrid
Roberto López Ufarte Real Sociedad
Quini Sporting Gijón
Santillana Real Madrid

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from Yugoslavia

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Safet Sušic FK Sarajevo

Favourite Footballers of the 1970's from West Germany

Player Favourite Club(s) in the 1970s Why ?
Hans-Peter Briegel 1. FC Kaiserslautern
Manfred Kaltz Hamburger SV One of our all-time favourites. There was no better sight than 'Manni' getting forward from right back and bending in one of his famous "Bananenflanken" (banana crosses).
Pierre Littbarski 1. FC Köln
Felix Magath Hamburger SV
Hansi Müller VfB Stuttgart
Harald Schumacher 1. FC Köln Like him or loathe him for 'that challenge', there's no doubting that Schumacher was a top keeper.
Bernd Schuster 1. FC Köln
Uli Stielike Borussia Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich