Video: 7 Best Players Not Nominated for the 2018 Ballon d'Or

(L-R) Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne and Marco Verratti of Italy pose for a photo before the International Friendly match between Italy and Ukraine on October 10, 2018 in Genoa, Italy.

Right, I do apologise, but I’m going to have to start this video with a brief rant about the Ballon d’Or. A once fine institution and award, I fear it has been somewhat sullied in recent years. I mean, to start off with we should get back to basics. It is supposed to be an award given to the best individual over the course of a calendar year, and I fear it does neither of those things.

The 7 Greatest Back Fours of All Time

Marcel Desailly is pictured inside the photo booth prior to The Best FIFA Football Awards at Royal Festival Hall on September 24, 2018 in London, England.

We recently had a fair amount of success and positive feedback on a video looking at the 7 greatest attacking trios of all time. There were lots of interesting suggestions for similar videos we could do, from the best centre-back partnerships to the best midfields, but the one we’re going to look at today is the best back fours.


David Luiz, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea jump up to block a free-kick from Riyad Mahrez of Man City during the FA Community Shield match between Manchester City and Chelsea...

7 Best Teenage Footballers of All Time

Before we start, the primary criteria here is simply how good the player was in their teenage years, typically between their 16th and 20th birthdays, but factors such as the number of games they played and what they accomplished are naturally also taken into account. There will also be some very honourable mentions at the end.