Where are they now? World Cup stars of the past

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With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil underway, we take a look back at some of the tournament's past greats, then and now. - Alex Baker, Yahoo Sports

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FILE - In this June 29, 1986, file photo, Diego Maradona, holds up the trophy, after Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in their World Cup soccer final match, at the Atzeca Stadium, in Mexico City. On this day: Maradona leads Argentina to its second World Cup triumph. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
In this June 29, 1986, file photo, Diego Maradona, holds up the trophy, after Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in their World Cup soccer final match, at the Atzeca Stadium, in Mexico City. On this day: Maradona leads Argentina to its second World Cup triumph
FILE - In this June 29, 1986, file photo, Diego Maradona, holds up the trophy, after Argentina beat West Germany 3-2 in their World Cup soccer final match, at the Atzeca Stadium, in Mexico City. On this day: Maradona leads Argentina to its second World Cup triumph. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
Former Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona listens to journalists' questions during a press conference he held to discussed his tax feud with the Italian authority, Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. As Italy's tax collection agency Equitalia is demanding him to pay off a tax debt of 40 million euros, Maradona, who was joined at the press conference by lawyer Angelo Pisani and member of European Parliament Enzo Rivellini, announced he appealed to the European Parliament to overturn this decision. Maradona's Italian debts stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91, when he helped the club win its only two Serie A titles. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo)
Former Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona listens to journalists' questions during a press conference he held to discussed his tax feud with the Italian authority, Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. As Italy's tax collection agency Equitalia is demanding him to pay off a tax debt of 40 million euros, Maradona, who was joined at the press conference by lawyer Angelo Pisani and member of European Parliament Enzo Rivellini, announced he appealed to the European Parliament to overturn this decision. Maradona's Italian debts stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91, when he helped the club win its only two Serie A titles
Former Argentine soccer star Diego Armando Maradona listens to journalists' questions during a press conference he held to discussed his tax feud with the Italian authority, Rome, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. As Italy's tax collection agency Equitalia is demanding him to pay off a tax debt of 40 million euros, Maradona, who was joined at the press conference by lawyer Angelo Pisani and member of European Parliament Enzo Rivellini, announced he appealed to the European Parliament to overturn this decision. Maradona's Italian debts stem from alleged unpaid taxes during the time he played for Napoli from 1984-91, when he helped the club win its only two Serie A titles. (AP Photo/Roberto Monaldo)
The Brazilian Ronaldo (<span>Koji Aoki/ AFLO/Getty Images)<br></span>
The Brazilian Ronaldo
The Brazilian Ronaldo (Koji Aoki/ AFLO/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 10: Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo Nazario speaks during the opening ceremony of the 64th FIFA Congress at the Expocenter Transamerica on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
The Brazilian Ronaldo
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 10: Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo Nazario speaks during the opening ceremony of the 64th FIFA Congress at the Expocenter Transamerica on June 10, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil&#39;s Pele is hoisted on shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City&#39;s Estadio Azteca. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament&#39;s history. Pele Considered by many the greatest player in football history, Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He was a teenager when he helped the &quot;Selecao&quot; lift the trophy in 1958, then four years later he won the title again despite playing only one match because of an injury. Pele&#39;s career was at its peak when he led Brazil to victory in 1970. He remains the only player to win three World Cup titles. (AP Photo/File)
10 World Cup greats
FILE - In this June 21, 1970 file photo, Brazil's Pele is hoisted on shoulders of his teammates after Brazil won the World Cup final against Italy, 4-1, in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament's history. Pele Considered by many the greatest player in football history, Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He was a teenager when he helped the "Selecao" lift the trophy in 1958, then four years later he won the title again despite playing only one match because of an injury. Pele's career was at its peak when he led Brazil to victory in 1970. He remains the only player to win three World Cup titles. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pele gestures during an interview at The Associated Press in New York. Brazil&#39;s World Cup ambassador says he&#39;s concerned about the country&#39;s outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. &quot;It&#39;s a concern. I arrived from a trip a few days ago and there was chaos at the airport,&quot; Pele said Monday, April 7, 2014, at an event to launch a diamond collection honoring his career. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Brazil judge sentences Pele's son to 33 years
FILE - In this April 2, 2014 file photo, Pele gestures during an interview at The Associated Press in New York. Brazil's World Cup ambassador says he's concerned about the country's outdated airports less than 10 weeks before the tournament begins. "It's a concern. I arrived from a trip a few days ago and there was chaos at the airport," Pele said Monday, April 7, 2014, at an event to launch a diamond collection honoring his career. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Michel Platini of France
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini speaks during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, southeastern France. Seeking to bolster national team football amid the rampant success of club competitions, UEFA&#39;s 54 member countries voted Thursday to create the Nations League. UEFA boosted the new event by guaranteeing it would feed into qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. It could later be incorporated into European qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. &quot;This is a very important decision for the future of football at the level of national teams,&quot; UEFA President Michel Platini said Thursday after the unanimous vote at European football&#39;s annual congress.. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini speaks during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, southeastern France. Seeking to bolster national team football amid the rampant success of club competitions, UEFA's 54 member countries voted Thursday to create the Nations League. UEFA boosted the new event by guaranteeing it would feed into qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. It could later be incorporated into European qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. "This is a very important decision for the future of football at the level of national teams," UEFA President Michel Platini said Thursday after the unanimous vote at European football's annual congress
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini speaks during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw at the Acropolis Convention Centre in Nice, southeastern France. Seeking to bolster national team football amid the rampant success of club competitions, UEFA's 54 member countries voted Thursday to create the Nations League. UEFA boosted the new event by guaranteeing it would feed into qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. It could later be incorporated into European qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. "This is a very important decision for the future of football at the level of national teams," UEFA President Michel Platini said Thursday after the unanimous vote at European football's annual congress.. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
Roberto Baggio of Italy, Oct 14, 1989 (David Cannon/Gett Images)
Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio of Italy, Oct 14, 1989 (David Cannon/Gett Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 09: Roberto Baggio (R) and Kazuyoshi Miura look on prior to the J.League Legend and Glorie Azzurre match at the National Stadium on June 9, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
Roberto Baggio
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 09: Roberto Baggio (R) and Kazuyoshi Miura look on prior to the J.League Legend and Glorie Azzurre match at the National Stadium on June 9, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 7, 1974 file photo, West Germany&#39;s Franz Beckenbauer, holds up the World Cup trophy after they defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the World Cup soccer final at Munich&#39;s Olympic stadium in Germany. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament&#39;s history. Beckenbauer defined the role of libero and his elegant and effortless style earned him the nickname the Kaiser. Beckenbauer won every club honor with Bayern Munich, including three straight Champions Cup titles, and is the only man to captain (in 1974) and coach (1990) a team to the World Cup title. Beckenbauer made 103 appearances for Germany and is considered the football power&#39;s best player of all time. He also served as coach and president of Bayern. At 68, he has given up official functions but still works for television and remains vastly popular in Germany. (AP Photo/File)
10 World Cup greats
FILE - In this July 7, 1974 file photo, West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer, holds up the World Cup trophy after they defeated the Netherlands 2-1 in the World Cup soccer final at Munich's Olympic stadium in Germany. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament's history. Beckenbauer defined the role of libero and his elegant and effortless style earned him the nickname the Kaiser. Beckenbauer won every club honor with Bayern Munich, including three straight Champions Cup titles, and is the only man to captain (in 1974) and coach (1990) a team to the World Cup title. Beckenbauer made 103 appearances for Germany and is considered the football power's best player of all time. He also served as coach and president of Bayern. At 68, he has given up official functions but still works for television and remains vastly popular in Germany. (AP Photo/File)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (R) and Franz Beckenbauer attend the Men&#39;s Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Luge - Winter Olympics Day 2
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (R) and Franz Beckenbauer attend the Men's Luge Singles on Day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Sliding Center Sanki on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 5, 2006 file photo of France&#39;s Zinedine Zidane, left, celebrates his penalty kick goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Portugal and France in the World Cup stadium in Munich, Germany. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament&#39;s history. People who don&#39;t know football remember Zidane for the headbutt that put Marco Materazzi on the floor in the 2006 World Cup final. That earned Zidane a red card and an ignominious end to a glorious career. The connoisseurs cherish a player gifted with uncommon skill and technique, an ability to control almost any ball and see the field, coupled with a penchant for big-game goals. The three-time FIFA&#39;s World Player of the Year helped France win the 1998 World Cup on home soil _ scoring on two headers in the final _ and the 2000 European Championship. He joined Real Madrid in 2001 from Juventus for a then-record
10 World Cup greats
FILE - This is a Wednesday, July 5, 2006 file photo of France's Zinedine Zidane, left, celebrates his penalty kick goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Portugal and France in the World Cup stadium in Munich, Germany. With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, The Associated Press takes a look at 10 great stars in the tournament's history. People who don't know football remember Zidane for the headbutt that put Marco Materazzi on the floor in the 2006 World Cup final. That earned Zidane a red card and an ignominious end to a glorious career. The connoisseurs cherish a player gifted with uncommon skill and technique, an ability to control almost any ball and see the field, coupled with a penchant for big-game goals. The three-time FIFA's World Player of the Year helped France win the 1998 World Cup on home soil _ scoring on two headers in the final _ and the 2000 European Championship. He joined Real Madrid in 2001 from Juventus for a then-record
Former player Zinedine Zidane lifts the Champion League trophy, at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Former player Zinedine Zidane lifts the Champion League trophy, at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1
Former player Zinedine Zidane lifts the Champion League trophy, at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Real Madrid won 4-1. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Italian goalkeeping legend, Dino Zoff, 01 July 1982. (Getty Images)
Dino Zoff
Italian goalkeeping legend, Dino Zoff, 01 July 1982. (Getty Images)
PESCARA, ITALY - OCTOBER 11: Dino Zoff (L) receives a commemorative award from Giancarlo Abete for the achievement of reaching 100 international caps for his country ahead of the EURO 2012 Qualifier match between Italy and Northern Ireland at Adriatico Stadium on October 11, 2011 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Dino Zoff
PESCARA, ITALY - OCTOBER 11: Dino Zoff (L) receives a commemorative award from Giancarlo Abete for the achievement of reaching 100 international caps for his country ahead of the EURO 2012 Qualifier match between Italy and Northern Ireland at Adriatico Stadium on October 11, 2011 in Pescara, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
Gerd Muller of West Germany (Getty Images)
Gerd Muller of West Germany
Gerd Muller of West Germany (Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 01: Gerd Muller during a media event discussing the Golden Boot comptetition in the FIFA 2010 World Cup held at the adidas Jo'bulani Central in Sandton Convention Centre on July 1, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images for adidas) *** Local Caption *** Gerd Muller
Gerd Muller
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 01: Gerd Muller during a media event discussing the Golden Boot comptetition in the FIFA 2010 World Cup held at the adidas Jo'bulani Central in Sandton Convention Centre on July 1, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Getty Images for adidas) *** Local Caption *** Gerd Muller
Netherlands soccer great, Johan Cruyff at the 1974 World Cup. (Getty Images)
Johan Cruyff
Netherlands soccer great, Johan Cruyff at the 1974 World Cup. (Getty Images)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 26: Johan Cruyff attends the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya Theatre on March 26, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Laureus)
Johan Cruyff at 2014 World Sports Awards
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 26: Johan Cruyff attends the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya Theatre on March 26, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Mike Hewitt/Getty Images for Laureus)

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