It is usually great goalscorers that are mentioned in debates around the greatest player of all time, but make no mistake about it, Zinedine Zidane deserves to be in that conversation.
The France icon did score goals – and great ones at that – but he captured the imagination due to his all-round game. Zizou matched grace with power, subtlety with skills and humility with the odd reminder that he was the boss.
But rather than pay tribute to the former Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid ourselves, we’ve left it to the experts – the players and managers who got to witness his greatness firsthand.
Basically naming obscure betting companies.
Dumbarton almost signed Johan Cruyff.
“I hope he’s not better than me” – Roberto Carlos.
It is now ridiculously tight.
Yes, Mick McCarthy shouting “f*ck off” makes it.
You didn’t even blink at this Lionel Messi assist.
A class act from Danny Rose.
Anthony Martial can dribble. His best this season?
Some brilliant insight from the Man Utd legend.
This is just phenomenal.