This was an incredibly difficult seven to compile, so I decided to come up with a system to make myself feel a little more confident with my eventual selections and their ordering.
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.
Here are Barcelona’s last 7 top scorers: Where are they now?
Without further ado, here are Real Madrid’s last 7 top scorers: Where are they now?
Anderson made his debut for West Ham on Wednesday night.
Here are the last 7 World Cup Golden Ball winners: Where are they now?
Between 1930 to 1978, there was no award for being the top scorer at a World Cup. From 1982 to 2006, the top scorer was awarded the Golden Shoe, and since 2010, it has been known as the Golden Boot.
The World Cup is the biggest stage in world football, and as such, it can often be make or break for footballing legacies over a single month once every four years.
Obviously picking a single player over a ten-year timespan is no easy task, so we’ll try and cover some particularly honourable mentions for each decade as well.
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In Saitama, during the summer of 2002, a busload of Japanese commuters facing the tiring last leg of their journey home found themselves suddenly overwhelmed by a gang of exuberant Brazilians who jumped aboard armed with ukeleles, percussion and an outpouring of joyous song.
Undisputed footballing heroes these players may be, but there is one trophy missing from their bulging cabinets.
A footballer’s career does not end when he retires.