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Universally popular footballers

Yorkshire Blue

Super Moderator
Staff member
Oct 27, 2003
Surprised Barna hasn't linked to this already


What would be your nominations for universally loved footballers?

To make it interesting no Southend players allowed, otherwise it would be a team of Mark Bentley and Barry Corrs.

GK Peter Shilton - if only for letting in that Roy McDonough penalty
RB Rob Jones - everyone like Rob Jones, even I did and he played for Liverpool.
LB Stuart Pearce, he's a certified "national treasure" isn't he? Although Chris Powell should have had most of his caps.
CB Ledley King?
CB Phillipe Albert (for chipping Schmeichel) and going walkabout on a regular basis. A sort of better Titus Bramble without the rape charges
CM Frank Lampard - everyone (jealous Hamster fans don't count) loves Lampard surely? A brilliant servant of England, so consistent for club and country
CM Gazza - no-one else turned up with a fishing rod, lager and some chicken for Raoul Moat
RM Sir David Beckham - naturally
LM Edgar Davids - apparently
CF Mario Balotelli - everyone's favourite entertainer and a joy to watch
CF Mickey Quinn - he had a pot-belly and a 'tache, what's not to like?