I think most people who have any sort of footballing knowledge probably knew who would be topping the No.1 spot on this list before they even started to read the article.
As a kid, David Beckham was my absolute hero and idol. From '98 to '02 I had a Manchester United shirt with "Beckham 7" on the back.
I'm looking at one of those shirts right now actually, and it brings back a lot of good memories about when the world's most famous footballer ever used to play for the club.
Don't let the glitz and glamour of Hollywood fool you; there was a time when David Beckham wasn't just famous, but he was actually one of the best in the game.
It was an injury in 2002 that started Beckham on his downward spiral at United. During his time away from the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had adopted his regular position on the right of the midfield.
When Beckham came back he (rather arrogantly) expected Ole to be instantly benched for him. But Fergie had other ideas—after all Solskjaer had done a good job in his absence.
Eventually Beckham did earn his way back into the side, but in the meantime, tensions had risen between the England man and his manager.
The arrival of Ruud van Nistelrooy also took a lot of the spotlight away from D-Beck, who slowly began to fall more and more out of favour with the top men at the club.
After a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup, Beckham and Ferguson had to be restrained from one and other after Fergie "accidentally" kicked a boot into his right-midfielder's face.
I think deep down I knew at this point that it was curtains for Becks at United.
A few months later he signed with Real Madrid and was gone from Old Trafford forever.
An interesting pattern here though:
Beckham fights with Fergie because of Ruud—leaves for Madrid.
Ruud fights with Fergie because of Ronaldo—leaves for Madrid
Ronaldo falls out with Fergie publicly—leaves for Madrid.
At least somebody is making the most of these arguments!