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July 2, 2004

Mid-field Generals

A look at the best European mid-fielders who figure in the UEFA top 50 list.

Walter Fritz of Germany

One of the true legends of German football, Fritz Walter will always have a special place in his country.

He started as a forward, but finding that his elegant skills and perceptive reading of the game were wasted so far up the pitch, he reinvented himself as a midfielder.

A true testament of his standing in the eyes of Germans was when he made it to Germany's 'Team of the Century', voted by the people in 1999.

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