Seen here (left) with his compatriot and another crucial part of the great Arrigo Sacchi AC Milan side that dominated European football at the end of the 1980s. He was crowned Ballon d'Or winner in 1988, 1989 and 1992 - the latter also saw him win only the second FIFA World Player of the Year award. A sublime goal in the Euro 1988 final and two consecutive European Cups were just two highlights of a glorious career cut tragically short by injury.

Zinedine Zidane, France

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