World Football Rankings: Counting Down the 50 Coolest Footballers of All Time

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World Football Rankings: Counting Down the 50 Coolest Footballers of All Time
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There aren't many young children who don't grow up wanting to be a professional footballer.

Where you are a youngster just getting into the game that will you love for the rest of your life, the ambition is to play for your club, because that is the coolest job on earth.

Maybe I'm exaggerating by generalising this point, but I'm fairly certain I wasn't the only young boy who dreamt of pulling on a Premier League football shirt and running out in front of thousands of adoring supporters.

In school, the kids that were the best at football, the ones who could pull off all the crazy tricks and flicks, they were the cool ones everyone aspired to be. So multiply that by 20  when it came to the pros.

Now maybe as we grow up, footballers start to appear less and less cool and sometimes we even start ridiculing players for the way they put themselves about, some being compared to petulant children.

However there are still a number of big names past and present that ooze cool and class, so here's a list of who I think the best in the business are and were.

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