What Has Happened to the ‘Number 10’?

Football fans have been spoilt over the last decade, witnessing arguably two of the greatest players ever battle it out in the same era in Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, this period has also seen the demise of what was traditionally football’s most important position, the ‘number 10’.

For decades, some of the most creative and gifted players we have ever seen played in the number 10 position; Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Michel Platini, Eusebio and Francesco Totti.

You can read the rest of this article at Lastwordonfootball.com

Special thanks to Newmarket SFC legend Cameron Pearce for inspiring me to write this piece.

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