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.

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

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Does Mo Salah deserve the Ballon D’or?

Mohamed Salah further enhanced his Ballon D’or credentials when he tore Roma apart at Anfield in their Champion’s League clash.

Comparisons with Ronaldo and Messi have been played down throughout the season. However, following that stellar performance and similar league success, it seems that the same pundits believe he could snatch the Ballon D’or away from them.

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