His paternal family originates from the Italian city of Ancona, where his ancestor emigrated in 1883. At the age of 11, he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency. Primera Division club River Plate showed interest in his progress, but did not have enough money to pay for the treatment, as it cost $900 a month. Carles Rexach, the sporting director of club X, had been made aware of his talent as he had relatives in Lleida, Catalonia. He and his father were able to arrange a trial. The club X signed him after watching him play, offering to pay for the medical bills if he was willing to move to Spain. Who ? 3
He competed as a swimmer in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He represented his country in water polo at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. He is a doctor of law. He is also the president of his country's national bus company. In 1988 he was advanced as a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Who is he? 5
M is Considered by many to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. In 1966 M was chiefly instrumental in his team, USSR, reach the semis. He had the nickname the “Black Spider”. In 1994, FIFA established the M Award for the best goalkeeper at the World Cup finals. Name M. 6
X was stolen during a public rare stamp exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 20th March, just four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England was scheduled to kick-off. The thief ignored rare stamps with a value of £3 million to steal X which was worth £3,000 at most. Police received a £15,000 ransom demand, but when they arrested the culprit he turned out to be a hoaxer. X was found just seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in Beulah Hill, South Norwood, South London, by Y. Name X and Y ? 7
Q was a Portuguese forward of Mozambican origin, considered one of the best footballers of all-time. Q helped the Portuguese national team reach third place at the 1966 World Cup, being the top goalscorer of the tournament with nine goals. Name the "The Black Panther", or "The Black Pearl" 8
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