While most footballers - simply by virtue of their profession - appear to be living every man's childhood dream, many are more memorable than others.
Whether they standout due to their ability, controversial off-field antics or a particularly bizarre haircut, there is simply no doubting that some footballers are more widely-known than others.
And, whether they would openly admit it or not, there are also a number of footballers who might be adequately described as 'cool' - if that's still an acceptable (and not highly-embarrassing) word used by the youth of today.
'Cool', by my definition of the term, cannot be summed up or explained in a simple sentence. Rather, it is just there.
So, with that in mind, we decided to have a light-hearted look at eight of the coolest footballers involved in the game today*.
Take a look at our choices by clicking the tabs above or below and don't be scared to let us know what you think in the comment box provided below.
Are these eight of the coolest footballers on the planet? Who do you think is the coolest?
Or perhaps you feel that one or more of these players is not worthy of featuring on such a list? Have we missed out anyone obvious?
*Please note, this is only a bit of fun and the players are in no particular order. We also set ourselves a rule of seven current active players and one retired player...
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