Only a few sportspeople take their sport forward; fewer still single-handedly broaden its popularity. Mia Hamm is one.
Paul McGrath was nicknamed 'God' by Aston Villa supporters, yet his fragile mortality was painfully evident
Gianfranco Zola was 'everybody's second player'. The only man who smiled playing Man United.
Football is a sport obsessed by attacking players, Fabio Cannavaro is a damn fine counsel for the defence
The artist with the rock star image and the volatility of a bad-tempered rhino. It's Hristo Stoichkov...
Roberto Baggio has become European football's forgotten genius, renowned for one moment of failure
The greatest amateur footballer of the last 30 years, in the truest sense of the word. Step forward Batigol.
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