COLERAINE defender Adam Mullan has shortlisted his top ten favourite footballers of all time…
Over the next few months, colerainefc.com will be asking current first-team stars to narrow down ten players and explain the reasons for their inclusion.
With Mullan impressing in the heart of the back four this season, it should come as no surprise that he picked a centre-half as his number one pick.
10 – Roberto Carlos
Wand of a left foot, decent defender and his free-kicks were ridiculous.
9 – Ronaldinho
Played football as if he was playing with his mates on the street.
8 – Andrea Pirlo
Another player I enjoyed watching. He never broke sweat and 9 times out if 10 he made the right decision.
7 – Lionel Messi
Makes something out of nothing, skips by defenders as if they aren’t even there.
6 – Roy Keane
He put the fear into the opposition and loved a tackle.
5 – Zinedine Zidane
Had it all and was just a joy to watch.
4 – Nemanja Vidic
Solid as a rock and put his body on the line.
3 – Paul Scholes
United legend, controlled the game and scored important goals.
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo
1 – Rio Ferdinand
Calm on the ball and a top defender.