One of the beauties of football is that it can produce players of all shapes and sizes, while not necessarily dictating the position they play in, such is the importance of technique over physicality.
However, it is always an enjoyable experience to have some appreciation for those physical specimens that combine, skill, strength, size and speed in their game.
These are the 'beasts' of modern football; those players that have the ability to outmuscle most other opponents due to superior size or strength, while retaining the technical ability to maintain the level required to succeed in competitions like the UEFA Champions League.
GMS have had a little think about it and come up with what we think are the top ten 'beasts' of the European game.
Start the slideshow to see which specimens were picked...