What qualities define a game-changing midfield player? Is it the ability to make crunching tackles, keep possession in the centre of the pitch, provide service and assists for strikers or score goals? The best of the best can do multiple of these, if not all of them.
Though holding midfielders deserve a lot of credit for the tireless work they put in chasing the ball in every match, it's the attacking midfielders who get the most acclaim, in particular the flashy ones.
Whether it be Frank Lampard or Charlie Adam striking a ball from 35 yards or Nani twisting and turning his way through the defence, we love watching footballers pull off what seems impossible.
Whether it be right after making an inch-perfect through-pass or scoring a cracking goal from outside the box, it's safe to say that these 10 midfielders have an eye for goal.