Since the creation of the football leagues we have been graced with some incredibly talented players through the years.

Every position has had its standout players; the men that do not just fulfil requirements but go above and beyond what their manager sent them out to do.

But the question is, who is the best footballer ever to have played the game? To narrow hundreds of years worth of players down to just five is a near impossible task so here is GiveMeSport academy member Jamie Wilkinson's top five with some honourable mentions for those who just didn't make the cut.


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