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Iconic Footballers

This list includes mostly current players but a few golden oldies.
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Last updated: April 16, 2019
First submittedMarch 23, 2019
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Signed for his only European Club on a paper napkin/serviette
Lionel Messi
Somehow universally loved and universally hated, depending on who you ask ;)
Cristiano Ronaldo
Helped his club win the Champions League and led his nation to a World Cup final in 2018
Luka Modric
Rapidly becoming the face of the diving antics in the sport
Neymar
Scored the "Goal of the Century" and the "Hand of God" in the same game
Diego Maradona
The face of Total Football and has a popular feint skill move named after him
Johan Cruyff
Uses his head expertly, to mastermind 3 Champions Leagues in a row as manager and to get himself sent off in a World Cup final
Zinedine Zidane
The pride of the South Korean national team, also known for his creative handshakes
Son Heung-Min
Known for his deadly strikes and bites
Luis Suarez
"Once a Blue, always a Blue" in Liverpool yet famous for being a "Red" in Manchester
Wayne Rooney
Is he more known for his memorable volleys or his memorable quotes?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Arguably football's best ever manager, having broken records at Barca, Bayern and Man City so far...
Pep Guardiola
The manager that turned Manchester United into the most famous club in the world for decades
Alex Ferguson
The Egyptian King
Mohamed Salah
England's biggest celebrity footballer ever, now starting a MLS club in Miami
David Beckham
Saw his dad cry when Brazil didn't win a World Cup, so he went and brought him 3
Pele
The villain of football, unless he's on your team, won everything at international and club level with Spain and Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos
The defensive midfielder that won the PFA Player's Player of the Year Award, then a new manager came in and played him out of position
N'Golo Kante
Don't leave him alone with your wife or girlfriend, no matter how long you've played with him
John Terry
The 'Special One'
Jose Mourinho
The Emperor of Rome, debut at 16, captain at 22, retired at 40, definition of loyalty
Francesco Totti
Turned football into art with the ease of his skillful dribbling, made some of the best defenders look hopeless against him
Ronaldinho
Hold the back page, hold the front page, a Leicester player has smashed the record!
Jamie Vardy
England's latest superstar striker, who won the Golden Boot at the Russian World Cup
Harry Kane
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