5. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was the ultimate central midfielder - capable of orchestrating the biggest matches for both club and country.

A gifted and graceful footballer, Zidane’s touch and vision were both off the scale.

The former France international would also score goals at crucial times - like all truly great players do - including his three goals in two World Cup finals and that stunning left-footed volley against Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 Champions League final.