Footballers We All Can’t Help But Love

Valentine’s Day is here and we’ve got that warm, fuzzy feeling inside – like you do when Super Sunday is a triple-header?

There’s a lot of hate and vitriol in the world of football, so, let’s take a chance to remember those loved ones of recent years.

Dennis Bergkamp

Arguably one of the most influential and important foreign imports the Premier League has ever had.

How can anyone not adore a footballer capable of this?!

Gianfranco Zola

An absolute delight

Tony Hibbert

“If Tony Hibbert scores, we riot”


Petr Cech

It’s commendable to remain a likeable chap after spending over a decade in the depths of hell.

Great taste in music, too.



Henrik Larsson

From those iconic dreadlocks, to winning the Champions League with Barcelona and for his influential cameo spell with Manchester United, you couldn’t help but love the Celtic legend.

Not sure why, really, because common sense dictates that anyone who plays for United is instantly a huge bellend. Let’s mark Larsson down as an anomaly.


Vincent Kompany

The club captain we all want to have – and also the bloke we’d want to have on our pub quiz team.


Matt Le Tissier

The likes of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs get a lot of praise for being one-club men and so they should. However, how hard is it really to stay at a club that is challenging for, and consistently winning, honours?!

Matt Le Tissier remained at Southampton, despite interest from the likes of the Red Devils, for his whole career, despite the fact the Saints were never really going to compete for the top prizes. That is the kind of loyalty football fans admire and want to see.


Sergio Aguero

Always be yourself. Unless you can be Aguero.

Source: Sporting Life
Source: Sporting Life


Peter Crouch

One of the best footballers on Twitter. One of the worst on the pitch, but we don’t mind.