German midfielder Lothar Matthäus, a Puma athlete, captained Germany to victory at the 1990 World Cup. He was also voted “European Footballer of the Year”, “World Footballer of the Year”, and “World Sportsman of the Year” .Soccer was first played as an official Olympic competition in 1908. Great Britain won the Gold that year.The mascot for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany was a lion named Goleo VI. He had a talking soccer ball sidekick named Pille.The U.S. Women's National Team's top two career goal scorers, Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, were teammates at the University of North Carolina.London's new Wembley Stadium, which opened in 2007, has a seating capacity of 90,000.
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