Captains who lifted FIFA World Cup in last four decades

Published: 12th June 2018 04:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2018 06:00 PM  

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PHILIP LAHM, GERMANY (2010): The legendary German defender was the last captain to lift the World Cup, his final act before retiring from international football. IN PIC: Philipp Lahm (C) holds The World Cup as he poses with teammates after their FIFA World Cup final triumph over Argentina at The Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. (Photo | AFP)
IKER CASILLAS, SPAIN (2010): 'The Saint' of Spanish football saved two penalties against Ireland in La Rojas journey to ultimate glory in South Africa. Spain's longest serving captain also picked up the 'Golden Glove' award for his magnificent presence before the post. IN PIC: Iker Casillas holds up the trophy on a stage set up for the Spanish team victory ceremony in Madrid on July 12, 2010 a day after they won the 2010 FIFA football World Cup match against the Netherlands in Johannesburg. (Photo | AFP)
FABIO CANNAVARO, ITALY (2006): The first (and only) defender to be named Fifa world player of the year, he brought back the trophy to Rome in 2006 after a nervy summit clash against Zidane's France. IN PIC: Fabio Cannavaro celebrates with the trophy on July 9, 2006 at Berlin stadium. (Photo | AFP)
CAFU, BRAZIL (2002): WIth a band of unstoppable men at his dispense, Brazil's most-capped player of all time, lifted the Cup after his 21st World Cup appearance. IN PIC: Cafu holds the trophy after his team defeated Germany 2-0 in the final match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan at International Stadium Yokohama 30 June, 2002, in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo | AFP)
DIDIER DESCHAMPS, FRANCE (1998): The current coach of France was the last successfull man to bring Cup to Paris. Can he repeat the milestone again, this time through his group of youngsters? IN PIC: Zinedine Zidane holds the 1998 FIFA Trophy next to his teammates (From L) Bernard Diomede, Robert Pires, Deschamps, and Marcel Desailly as they celebrate at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis after their World Cup final match against Brazil. (Photo | AFP)
DUNGA, BRAZIL (1994): Dunga answered the critics of his “thuggish and defensive” style by winning the forth World Cup for the Canaries. IN PIC: Dunga holds the FIFA World Cup trophy as Romario (2nd L) exults in front of Branco (L), after Brazil defeated Italy 3-2 in the shoot-out session (0-0 after extra time) at the end of the World Cup final, 17 July 1994 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (Photo | AFP)
LOTHAR MATTHAEUS, WEST GERMANY (1990): The legendary midfileder lead his side to ultimate glory just before the two Germanies came together to become a unified nation. IN PIC: othar Matthaeus (L) and forward Pierre Littbarski celebrate with the World Cup trophy after their team beat the defending champions Argentina 1-0 on a penalty kick by defender Andreas Brehme in the World Cup final, 08 July 1990 in Rome. (Photo | AFP)
DIEGO MARADONA, ARGENTINA (1986): One of the games all time legends, with the infamous “Hand of God” and what later became known as the Goal of the Century. He played four World Cups for his country. IN PIC: Diego Maradona is carried on the shoulders of fans as he does a victory lap holding the FIFA World Cup after Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 in the World Cup final on June 29, 1986 in Mexico City. (Photo | AFP)
DINO ZOFF, ITALY (1982): The Azzurri won back the cup under the leadership of their 40-year-old goalkeeper. IN PIC: Dino Zoff brandishes the FIFA World Cup trophy after Italy defeated West Germany 3-1 in the World Cup final, 11 July 1982 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (Photo | AFP)
DANIEL ALBERTO PASSARELL, ARGENTINA (1978): South America’s answer to Germany's Fransz Beckenbauer, which earned him the nickname El Kaiser, brought the trophy to Buenos Aires. (Photo | Wikipedia Commons)
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