Greatest Players to Have Never Played at the World Cup
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One if the greatest players to have ever lived glad to say I'm from the same country as him. - wolphert
José Manuel Moreno Fernández (1916 - 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 one of the greatest players of all time, even along Diego Maradona, Pelé and Alfredo Di Stéfano, and was the first footballer ever to have won first division league titles in four countries.
During his professional career (1935-1961), he won 13 top division champioships and three Copa America (1941,1945, 1947).
According to the newspapers of the 1930s and 40s, he revolutionised the game, as regarded a hugely accomplished player blessed with great technique, an eye for goal and prodigious ability in the air.
The Brazilian legend was the first player that bagged more than 1,000 goals in his career and he lost the opportunity to take part in the first World Cup (1930) due to disconect of the Brazilian football authorities.
The great Italian player of the 1940s was unlucky enough to play in any World Cup.