Category Archives: Hall of Fame


Michel Platini (France)

Elegant midfielder Michel Platini was perhaps the best passer of the ball the UFWC has ever seen, not to mention a deadly free-kick specialist, and an incredibly prolific goalscorer. ‘He could thread the ball through the eye of a needle, as well as finish,’ said Bobby Charlton, of a player who left an indelible mark […]


Steve Bloomer (England)

Steve Bloomer wasn’t content with being arguably the best footballer of his day – he was a star cricketer and baseball player too. One of the leading goalscorers in UFWC history, he scored 20 goals in 17 title matches between 1895 and 1907. He scored in his first ten matches for England – an enduring […]


Joe Gaetjens (USA)

UFWC Hall of Fame: Joe Gaetjens scored one of the most famous goals in UFWC history, in the USA’s 1950 World Cup finals win over England. Born in Haiti in 1924, he moved to the US to study at New York’s Columbia University, and worked as a restaurant dishwasher to pay his way. He played […]