Italy's Annibale Frossi won an Olympic Gold medal in 1936 wearing glasses and JF Mitchell wore his specs in an FA Cup Final. In the modern era, however, the wearers of spectacles have been, it seems, confined to Netherlands and Belgium.
Rinus Israël-Israël played most of his career with Feyenoord and then PEC Zwolle. He represented the Netherlands 47 times (1964–1974). He was known as IJzeren Rinus.
In a career lasting from 1967- 81 Joop van Daele played in the main for Feyenoord and Fortuna Sittard. He Famously got his glasses broken playing against Estudiantes in the Intercontinental Cup final.