‘Football’s Frankenstein’ - Building the perfect player on Halloween

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It’s Halloween! Well, it might not be. Depending on when you read this, of course.

But it is Halloween at the time of writing and football fans over on Twitter are busy building their dream ‘Football Frankenstein’ to mark the occasion.

Copa90 asked their Twitter followers to build their perfect player with the following attftubutes: left foot, right foot, finishing, footballing brain, vision, strength, speed, passing, dribbling, heading, and trick.

They’ve had hundreds of replies from football fans building their own ‘Football Frankenstein’ - some serious and well-considered and others, well, less so.

We’ve given it a go ourselves…

Left Foot: Messi

In truth, we could have put Lionel Messi’s name for almost all of these categories.

But when it comes to the best left foot in football history, his only other rival is his legendary compatriot, Diego Maradona.

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Right Foot: Pelé

Pele scored a ridiculous number of goals during his illustrious career - 1,200 by his reckoning - and he’s one of the most legendary players in football history, so we had to find a category for him.

Has there been a more famous right foot in football history? The answer is no.

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Finishing: Ronaldo (R9)

As cold as ice inside the box, the Brazilian Ronaldo could score all types of goals and was prolific throughout his career, despite suffering a couple of career-threatening injuries.

One of the best forwards of all time.

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Footballing Brain: Zinedine Zidane

It often felt like Zinedine Zidane was playing a different sport when he was on a football pitch. The Frenchman made football look like art and would always seem to have so much more time with the ball at his feet compared to every other player.

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Vision: Paul Scholes

Honourable mentions to the likes of Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso and Dennis Bergkamp but Paul Scholes must have had eyes in the back of his head.

‘Head on a swivel’ is a phrase often used when describing the way the Manchester United legend played football.

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Strength: Adebayo Akinfenwa

The least talented player on this list - sorry, Bayo! - but what a powerhouse of a striker!

The 16-stone lower-league colossus has been the strongest player on FIFA for quite a few years now.

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Speed: Kylian Mbappe

Theo Walcott, Adams Traore and a few others could have taken this slot, but we’ve gone for the lightning-quick Kylian Mbappe.

It’s scary to think the 22-year-old might be even faster in a few years’ time.

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Passing: Xavi

One of the best pass-masters in football history, Xavi lived by the motto ‘take the ball, pass the ball’.

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Dribbling: Diego Maradona

It was either Messi or Maradona for this category, but we couldn’t pick Messi again, so dribbling goes to El Diego.

If you haven’t seen much of Maradona dribbling before, do yourself a favour and immediately head to YouTube.

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Heading: Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hardcore fans would slaughter us if we didn’t mention their idol, so we’ll select him for his heading ability.

Ronaldo is one of the best headers of a ball we’ve ever seen, in fairness.

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Tricks: Ronaldinho

A magician who gave joy to millions of football fans thanks to his flair and imagination, Ronaldinho is arguably the most skilful player of all time.

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That’s our team - now let’s check out some of the other suggestions from football fans…

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Some great shouts there, to be fair. But we're not sure about this one...

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