Truth is, the Argentine is very much of the Nicolas Anelka mould; neither will be remembered, due to their lack of loyalty, but they could’ve been club legends had they not been pricks and settled down.
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Better than Xavi, Iniesta, Scholes and whoever else you want to throw in there. How can the perfect midfielder simply be allowed to ride off into the sunset alone? Image Source: Twitter
The big Bayern Munich striker makes Sergio Aguero seem ineffective. But will struggle to break the utterly ridiculous cliche of 'well he didn't do it in the Premier League, did he?!' Image Source: Twitter
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Lol RvP doesn't start for Fenerbahce now. Image Source: Getty
Possesses everything you'd want in a defender - apart from the elegance of, say, a Paolo Maldini. And that prevents people from fully appreciating the talent of the Spanish international. Image Source: Twitter
We may never see a better No.10 in our lifetime. However, pre-determined notions on the World Cup-winner, mean he's already been discounted by a lot of ignorant football fans. Image Source: Getty Images
Nostalgic attachment means Cafu and Roberto Carlos form the full-back slots in the majority's 'Ultimate XIs'. However, the truth is, Dani Alves is better than both. Image Source: Twitter
You aren't going to remember a bloke who is brilliant, but you can't put your finger on why, are you? Image Source: Independent
Luis Enrique dubbed the Spaniard as the 'best midfielder in the world' - but of course he'd say that. However, you'd be hard-pressed to argue against the Barcelona manager. But no one remembers a defensive-midfielder, do they? Image Source: YouTube
59 Premier League goals in less than 100 starts for Manchester City. And then a similar goal-to-game ratio at Juventus. Throw in copious amounts of trophies and individual accolades, along the way, and you're looking at one of the game's most ruthlessly, efficient strikers. Image Source: elcomercio
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Robben has been - and still is - the winger everyone wants (even though they don't realise it). Image Source: HD Wallpaper
Controversy has followed Tevez throughout his career, from when West Ham pretended they didn’t obtain him illegally and basically just found him left on their doorstep, to refusing to warm up during a Champions League game for Manchester City.
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Tevez, like all tortured South America footballing geniuses seem to do, opted to return to his motherland, despite having some of his best ‘kicking a ball’ days ahead of them – although, this shouldn’t be a surprise anyone, really; Tevez once turned down a call-up to the Argentina national squad, for the 2014 World Cup, due to the fact he wanted to take his family to Disney World.
Anywho, there doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by, where the stupidly passionate South American game hasn’t descended into some sort of 22-man brawl. And naturally, Tevez always seems to be there or thereabouts when the action kicks off.
Tevez and his Boca pals took umbrage with Central’s, Teo Gutierrez, celebrating in front of Boca’s home fans. However, we still believe the biggest crime committed is the black shirt worn by one of the manager’s – 00:16 in – it’s like he’s off to a Year 7 school disco with one of Matalan’s finest.
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So let's start with the obvious: the guy who manned the sticks for Brazil's legendary 1960s side. Gilmar makes Joe Hart look like Massimo Taibi.
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New to football? Carlos Alberto is the dude who capped off that move against Italy in the 1970 World Cup Final.
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150 career goals is pretty impressive whichever way you spin it, but when you're a centre-back it's kind of ridiculous. Also: that beard though.
He's big, he's mean-looking, he won over 100 caps for Brazil, and he always sleeps with the light on. One of statements those is made up.
You know a player is a bit special when they are given set piece duties in a team that includes Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and David Beckham.
These days, El Cholo earns his crust by barking orders at his Atletico team from his technical area - but at his peak he was one of the world's best ball-winning midfielders.
The tail-end of Ronnie's career was less known for great goals than it was for partying - but that just makes us love him more.
Could Maradona really put in a shift way back in central midfield? Let me ask you this: who gives a shit?
Messi sits at the top of our diamond - and we think he'll do well as long as we don't find ourselves playing on a cold rainy night at the Brittannia.
Some may call him Fat Ronaldo, but for many of us he'll always be 'El Fenomeno'. Sorry, Cristiano.
Well, what did you expect? Pele is the probably game's greatest ever player (although, like Messi, never did the business at Stoke).