4/20/2010: Argentine Legend Daniel Bertoni and South African Bafana Bafana Legend Phil Masinga Join Global United Squad

Monday, April 19, 2010 Ryan Kozlowski

Daniel Bertoni is getting up there in age a bit at 55. So, it should be interesting to see how long he can run around out there on April 30th. Nevertheless, Bertoni may still have a trick or two to employ against DDL F.C. as he has played a vital role in beating other Dutch teams, such as the Netherlands NT in the 1978 World Cup. Bertoni scored the final goal in a 3-1 win in the 1978 World Cup final on Argentinian soil against the Netherlands. Daniel played in both the 1978 and 1982 World Cups and also had quite the strike rate in Europe at clubs such as Napoli, Fiorentina, and Sevilla. Bertoni played a total of 31 games for Argentina scoring 12 goals.

Bertoni scoring his most important goal to seal the deal in the 1978 World Cup Final in a 3-1 vs. Holland and a highlight reel mainly of his time at Napoli:

Phil Masinga had his best club success with Bari (then of the Italian Serie A) where he scored 24 goals in 75 appearances from 1997 to 2001. Masinga also played for Leeds United when they were in the English Premiership. Masinga has been a part of the highlight moments for South African soccer from the 90's including starting for the Bafana Bafana side that won the 1996 African Cup of Nations and was ranked 16th in the World by FIFA at the time. Masinga was also part of the South African squad that placed second at the 1998 African Cup of Nations. Further, Masinga's goal against the Congo in 1997 was what got the South Africans to their first World Cup, France in 1998, before qualifying in 2002 and automatically in 2010 as the host country. With the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, it will be interesting to hear the 40 year old Masinga's thoughts on his country hosting. Masinga represented his country 58 times scoring 18 goals.

Masinga scoring against Inter Milan and teaching how to celebrate in a commercial for 2009's FIFA Confederations Cup:


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