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7 Greatest Footballers of the 1940's

8 Jun 1958:  Referee Reg Leafe (background) watches Georg Stollenwerk (right) of West Germany tussle with Angel Labruna

The 1940’s was an unusual decade for football, marked by the lack of a World Cup due to the Second World War. It also gave birth to a national league in Germany, who went on to become a footballing powerhouse, a heated rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona - which is just as intense today - and many great players who we celebrate here.

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8 Jun 1958:  Referee Reg Leafe (background) watches Georg Stollenwerk (right) of West Germany tussle with Angel Labruna

7 Greatest Footballers of the 1940's

The 1940’s was an unusual decade for football, marked by the lack of a World Cup due to the Second World War. It also gave birth to a national league in Germany, who went on to become a footballing powerhouse, a heated rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona - which is just as intense today - and many great players who we celebrate here.