George Best


Football's 7 Greatest Number 7's

Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine footballer walks past the UEFA Champions League Trophy prior to the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on...

Historically, and still largely to this day, the number seven shirt has tended to be donned by a wide player, but in the last two or three decades, the number has also been adopted by a number of more central forward players.

7 Best Teenage Footballers of All Time

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...

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.

7 Footballers Who Left Europe Too Early

Andres Iniesta of Spain runs with the ball during the International Friendly match between Spain and Switzerland at Estadio de La Ceramica on June 3, 2018 in Villareal, Spain.

These aren’t the seven who left the earliest, or the best seven, the best paid seven - or anything else like that. These are simply seven we randomly chose for your enjoyment, feel free to share your examples in the comments.