Thursday, May 18, 2017

The uncapped, Part Fifteen

1- Angelo Colombo
Italian midfielder Angelo Colombo was a vital cog in Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan side of the late 90s. He failed to gain a full cap, though he was selected for Italy’s Olympic side.

Photo From:  Il Grande Calcio 88 Vallardi
(Angelo Colombo at AC Milan, 1987/88)

2- Erik Willaarts
Utrecht striker Erik Willaarts did well enough to attract the attention of Bundelsiga’s Borussia Moenchengladbach in 1987.
However, he was not deemed good enough to be selected for the National Team in the era of Gullit and van Basten.

Photo From:  ALE 1987-88 Panini
(Erik Willaarts at Borussia Moenchengladbach, 1987/88)

3- Garth Crooks
The closest Tottenham Hotspur forward came to the full National Team was in 1982, when he was part of the final 40 player pool for the World Cup.

Photo From:  english football panini 82-83
(Garth Crooks at Tottenham Hotspur)

4- Massimo Mauro
Catanzaro midfielder Massimo Mauro was part of the final 40 player pool for the 1982 World Cup.
He later joined Juventus and was part of Italy’s Olympic squad, but gained no full caps.

Photo From:  Il Grande Calcio 88 Vallardi
(Massimo Mauro at Juventus, 1987/88)

5- Thomas Kempe
West Gernan midfielder Thomas Kempe was a solid performer at club level for the likes of Stuttgart and Bochum in the 80s and 90s.

He earned a handful of ‘B’ caps but full International honors eluded him.

Photo From:  Fussball Magazin, Issue 11, November 1988
(Thomas Kempe at Bochum, 1988/89)

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