Spectacles or contact lenses?

As a spectacle wearer, I thought I’d share the following with my more myopic readership (those of you that have Mr Magoo level eyesight might need a magnifying glass!).

From the WSC “Interesting Photographs” forums:

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Joop van Daele

“Van Daele is the glasses wearing Feyenoord defender and hero of the Intercontinental Cup win against Estudiantes in 1970 when he came on as sub to score the winning goal, before having the glasses ripped off his face, broken in two and stomped into the ground by enraged Estudiantes players.

“He was forced to play the last 25 minutes without his glasses. The glasses can now be found in Feyenoord’s museum.”

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Edgar Davids

Edgar Davids wore protective goggles throughout his playing career, due to his glaucoma.

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Joseph Jurion

From IBWM, “JEF JURION – THE FOOTBALLER IN GLASSES

“Perhaps the one player (other than Davids) most noted as an on-field glasses wearer was Belgian schemer Jef Jurion. Yet what was remarkable about Jurion was not merely his chosen eye wear but also his versatility. Rarely has there been a player who featured in more positions during his career, especially at the highest level.”

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