For ten years, Alan Shearer made Newcastle fans feel a little bit better about supporting Newcastle. And he was brilliant.
Football's ultimate rags-to-riches story, from a township in Maputo to the top of the world. It's Eusebio...
The greatest all-round forward in the history of the game? It's Marco van Basten, and *that* volley
A genius caught between two eras, a scorer of supreme goals. Just don't criticise the ambition
Brazilian to the core, an entire country in footballer form and yet still man of the people. It's the great Romario
Elegant in both attack and defence, and a master of reading the game. It's Franco Baresi, the last great libero
A cultural icon who welcomed in a new age of football and society. Sadly, Best just couldn't survive in it
"A roly-poly sort of figure" but perhaps the greatest striker in the history of the game. Step forward Mr Puskas
Possibly the greatest midfielder ever, the personification of Johan Cruyff's Barcelona dream. It's Xavi
The most important winner of the World Player of the Year award. The man who changed his country.
Perhaps the most naturally talented player in football's history, ruined by addiction and let down by the game.
Hidetoshi Nakata was not the best player of the last 20 years, but he might be the most important.
Loyal and generous, his kindness is almost as famous as his goalscoring. Both are pretty magnificent
Magnificent man, player and hairstyle. When Zanetti retired, we lost the last gentleman of the game.
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