Where would football be without the diminutive playmakers in today's game?
Entrusted to be the creative drive that pulls a team towards the opposing goal, playmakers bring a certain level of beauty to the game that no other position does.
But we are seeing some of the best playmakers of our time, Andres Iniesta, Andrea Pirlo and the like, coming towards the ends of their careers.
But never fear. The golden age of the playmaker is only just beginning. Here we take a look at 10 young players who are likely to take the places of today's greats.
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