because ignorance is bliss, knowledge is divine.
I started my career as a left winger, before moving into a more central striking role. I was a prolific goal scorer for my club, Vasco. I am 73 years old now. I formed a lethal combination with Zizinho and Jair when I played for my country. Who am I?
I was one of the legendary ‘Mighty Magyars’. I scored 75 goals for my country in just 68 games. I died at the age of 49, of stomach cancer, though I fell down from the fourth floor of a hospital in Barcelona. Who am I?
I managed to put four past West Germany in a FIFA World Cup. I wore the colors of Le Bleus. I am one of the record-goal scorers in a World Cup. I played 21 games for my country to score 30 goals. Who am I?
I was an exceptionally talented right-winger of my time. I was blessed with incredible pace. I scored 45 goals for my country in 100 matches. I became a Senator after retiring from football. I have a gold medal and a silver medal in consecutive Olympics, between which I had an exceptional World Cup outing. Who am I?
I was a prolific goal scorer for Valencia when I played there. I won two Pichichis with them in consecutive years being the top goal-scorer each time. My father was also a footballer. I scored two goals in a crucial World Cup final match. Who am I?
Identify the footballer?
Question 7 – Bonus Question
Connect the footballers, who were the answer to the first six questions.