A cultural icon who welcomed in a new age of football and society. Sadly, Best just couldn't survive in it
On his 49th birthday, we remember the majesty of Dennis. This was the first ever Portait of an Icon....
Sexual icon, fashion icon and sporting icon, yet still with whiff of boy next door. The sportsman of our times?
Player, manager, trailblazer, Sir Bobby will long be remembered more as English football's gentleman...
The most attractive defender in the history of the game. There isn't anyone who doesn't love Maldini
Eric Cantona retired on this day in 1997. He was a game-changer for Man United and the Premier League.
England football's greatest captain and greatest defender, treated appallingly by his country...
Arguably the greatest goalkeeper of all time, and certainly the most influential. It's Lev Yashin...
For ten years, Alan Shearer made Newcastle fans feel a little bit better about supporting Newcastle. And he was brilliant.
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
"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.
He became the most famous referee in the game, but also one of its best and certainly its most committed.
England's greatest modern goalscorer, and now TV surpremo. The nation's hero became national treasure
The greatest amateur footballer of the last 30 years, in the truest sense of the word. Step forward Batigol.
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