The recent remarkable rise of Yaya Toure as Manchester City's playmaker supreme highlights a growing trend in the modern game, with top players asked to adapt and switch positions to meet the needs of a new club or manager.

Toure has gone from defensive-minded enforcer to set-piece superstar at the Etihad, but he is not alone in proving that a star man's place on the pitch should not be set in stone for their entire career.

Bearing that in mind GMS has decided to look at six supreme performers who continue to make new roles their own this season, with some surprising results.

Ryan Giggs
Thierry Henry
Manchester City
Lionel Messi
Gnegneri Toure Yaya
Premier League
Manchester United
Mikel Arteta