Chris Waddle made it look both so difficult and so easy. He also blazed a trail for Englishmen abroad.
The Little Fella remains adored on Teesside. Juninho helped transform the entire Premier League.
Paolo Maldini was beyond mere mortals. Whether at centre-half or left-back, 80s, 90s or 2000s, he shone.
Everybody might not love Dennis Bergkamp but everybody admires him...
Celtic worship him. Sir Alex Ferguson had him for 13 games and adored him. Arsenal fear him. It's Henrik.
McGrath had his demons, both on the pitch and off it. That adds to his legend rather than detracting from it.
How could you not love Francesco Totti? A beautiful man and a beautiful footballer...
Has a player's reputation ever gone before them so much and so early than it did with Joe Cole?
Gianluigi Buffon was - and still is - a mixture of icy veins and red hot passion. And Johnny loves him.
Football has become all about athleticism and too little about artistry. Get Dimitar Berbatov back in.
James Milner will buttock you off the ball and look brilliant doing it. He is the jack of no trades and master of most.
Gianfranco Zola arrived at a very different England as a 30-year-old, and won each of us over instantly.
Gabriel Batistuta was a remarkable player. He ensured the ball stayed hit and even pulled off a head band.
You could put peak Jimmy Greaves into the modern game and he'd excel. What a wonderful player he was.
Andrea Pirlo embodies something so many of us admire and is effortlessly sexy doing it. Ooft.
Ronaldo was an average Joe with silly hair and dodgy knees. He was also one of the greatest ever.
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