Totti, Pirlo, Best, Zidane and the 40 Coolest Footballers Ever

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Totti, Pirlo, Best, Zidane and the 40 Coolest Footballers Ever
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are widely recognised as the greatest footballers on the planet right now, but they're not very cool are they?

Messi doesn't really look like a footballer and he turns up to awards shows in red tuxedos, whilst Ronaldo shaves patterns into the side of his head and spends all his time in the Real Madrid changing room staring at himself in the mirror.

Despite the examples set by these two extraordinary humans though, it is possible to be both excellent at football and pretty cool too. How do we know? Well football history is littered with such players.

We're bound to have missed off one of your favourites from this list, so feel free to add them in the comments below but for now here are 40 of the coolest men to have ever played the game:

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