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There were many players who did not make the top 10, either because they did not play as big a role for their country as some others or because their international side failed to make it in as many international tournaments. Here are a few of those who deserve honorable mention.
With 98 caps and 62 goals to date, Drogba is not only the Ivory Coast's all-time top scorer, but he is a living legend for the African nation. His failure to make the top 10 is based solely on the fact that his Ivory Coast team has struggled to win any championships, falling twice at the final hurdle in the African Cup of Nations, in which Drogba missed crucial penalties on both occasions. They have also failed to get out of the group stages of either of the World Cups that he has played in.
John Terry won 78 caps for England, scored six goals and was the captain of the side for four years. It seems odd that a player of that caliber should miss out on a place in the top 10. However, the multiple scandals and ultimate resignation meant that Terry's England legacy is not what it could have been and doesn't quite match up to that of some of the other players who have been included in the list.
Weah played for Liberia 60 times and scored 22 goals. But Weah was cursed with a poor side. Despite Weah's performance and team funding, Liberia was never going to rise to his lofty standards and never qualified for a World Cup.
Sheva earned 111 caps and scored 48 goals for Ukraine. But despite this fantastic record, the team only managed to qualify for one World Cup and one European Championship during his international career.
Cech has 103 caps for the Czech Republic and captained the side. However, the team has been guilty of some patchy tournament play, and Cech misses out partly as a result of his high profile errors, in particular in Euro 2008 against Turkey.