With every year that passes, fewer and fewer people can boast that they watched Pele play in the flesh. In other words, a large proportion of football lovers across the globe have only seen O Rei's exploits through videos. Linda Sembrant falls into this category, having been born in 1987, a decade after the Brazilian genius hung up his boots. On the other hand, she can lay claim to having witnessed two giants of the women's game working their magic at close quarters.
The Swedish defender is lucky enough to Cheap Fifa Coins be coached at international level by her compatriot Pia Sundhage, who began writing her legend with a ball at her feet and has continued to do so on the touchline. Sembrant also had the privilege of sharing a dressing room with Brazilian maestro Marta over two seasons at Tyreso. The duo have made a lasting impact on her, which explains why she will be keenly following their fortunes at the upcoming The Best FIFA 17 Football Awards? ceremony, with both in contention for honours.
Sundhage is in the running to be named the outstanding women's football coach of the year for the second time, having captured the crown back in 2012. This earlier accolade came in recognition of her work in inspiring USA to their third straight Olympic gold medal (she was also at the helm for the second of those triumphs). After taking charge of her native Sweden in late 2012, she fell just short of completing a remarkable personal hat-trick four years later, making a mockery of the supposed gulf between the Bl?gult and the Stars and Stripes in terms of their respective resources and talent pools by guiding her homeland to the brink of glory at Rio 2016.