8. Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard has, so far in his career, never won a league title. But that shouldn't count against such a brilliant midfielder, who could have joined any club in world football at his peak.
The talismanic Liverpool captain did, of course, win the Champions League in 2005 - and he was largely responsible for that stunning turnaround against AC Milan in Istanbul.
Gerrard has everything required of a world-class midfielder - including unparalleled amounts of determination.