Germany World Cup winner Rudi Voller
There are just 48 days to go until fans start going crazy for international football. Ahead of the World Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.
The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.
48) Rudi Voller: West Germany/Germany, forward 1986, 1990, 1994
Despite eight goals in three World Cups, Voller is rather unfortunately best known for the two big greenies in his mullet (see no.49 below). The injustice is that Voller did little to deserve either Rijkaard’s spittle or the red card he was shown in that West Germany-Holland clash. Indeed, he displayed admirable restraint. “I still can’t understand why the ref sent me off,” he later said.
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WORLD CUP ICONS No.49: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990