An iconic number associated with the game’s greatest players, a team’s No. 10 is looked at a bit differently than the others on the pitch.
Pele, Maradona, Zinadine Zidane, Roberto Baggio and others have made the number infamous, and with that comes great pressure for whoever decides to put on that jersey.
Today, a No. 10 type playmaker is a lot more versatile than before, and having a balanced game sets these players even further apart from the pack. They have the freedom to roam the field and their footballing qualities are unique, allowing a team to take on an identity.
Without a playmaker a team lacks that spark needed to succeed at the highest level, and the names on this list validate why a No. 10-type player is so desirable.
Synonymous with the game's superstars, here are the top 10 players currently wearing the No. 10 jersey.