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Mexican Soccer Hall of Fame Inducts Pele, Maradona and Sanchez

MEXICO CITY – Pele, Diego Maradona and Mexico’s Hugo Sanchez are among the inaugural class of the international Soccer Hall of Fame in the eastern Mexican city of Pachuca, director Antonio Moreno said.

A panel of journalists from across the Americas on Tuesday selected the first 30 inductees – 15 stars of Mexican soccer and 15 international figures – into the Hall of Fame and Museum, inaugurated on July 9 by FIFA chief Joseph Blatter.

The inauguration ceremony will be held on Nov. 8 at the facility in Pachuca, Moreno said.

Brazil and Germany had the most inductees among the international group with three each, while former all-time greats from Argentina, England, Russia, Hungary, Portugal, the Netherlands and France also were selected.

In addition to Pele, Brazil also is represented by Garrincha and Mario Zagallo, while the German inductees are Lothar Matthaus, Franz Beckenbauer and Gerd Muller.

Maradona and Alfredo Di Stefano are the two international group inductees from Argentina, while the French honorees are Michel Platini and Zinedine Zidane.

Hungary’s Ferenc Puskas, Portugal’s Eusebio, Dutchman Johan Cruyff, England’s Bobby Charlton and Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin completed the international list.

Besides Sanchez, the Mexican induction line-up includes Salvador Reyes, Horacio Casarin, Enrique Borja, Jorge Campos, Hector Hernandez, Antonio Carbajal and Luis de la Fuente; managers Ignacio Trelles and Raul Cardenas; and executive Guillermo Cañedo.

The panel also recognized Brazil’s Evanivaldo Castro, Argentina’s Miguel Marin, Chile’s Carlos Reynoso and Paraguay’s Jose Cardozo, all of whom had successful careers in the Mexican soccer league.

Players must be retired for at least five years to be eligible for induction, although managers can be enshrined while still active. EFE
 

 

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