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Added by The Flagship on 1 Aug 2010 09:40
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Footballers with Statues!

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Affiliations: West Ham (544 appearances, 24 goals) and England (108 appearances, 2 goals)

Most famous for: Being the only Englishman to captain a World Cup winning team.

"He was my friend as well as the greatest defender I ever played against. The world has lost one of its greatest football players and an honourable gentleman." - Pelé

Affiliations: Colombia (111 appearances, 11 goals)

Most famous for: Holds the record number of caps for a Columbian player, as well as the sweetest barnet ever worn on a football pitch.
Average listal rating (17 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 0

Affiliations: Benfica (715 appearances, 727 goals) and Portugal (64 appearances, 41 goals)

Most famous for: Regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time and is the all time leading goalscorer for Benfica. Just look at that record!

Affiliations: Wolves (490 appearances, 13 goals) and England (105 appearances, 3 goals)

Most famous for: Wright was the first ever player to represent their country over 100 times and was never booked throughout his entire club career.

Affiliations: Preston (433 appearances, 187 goals) and England (76 appearances, 30 goals)

Most famous for: Unflinching loyalty to his boyhood club, Preston North End. Not to mention the greatest statue on this list!

"Trevor Francis? Aye, he's as good as Tommy – but then Tommy's nearly 60 now" - Bill Shankly

Affiliations: Napoli (188 appearances, 81 goals) and Argentina (91 appearances, 34 goals)

Most famous for: Scoring wonder goals, scoring illegal goals, being bombastic and generally bringing the game into disrepute.

"I went to buy a pair of shoes once, and 500 scooters started to follow me. They were waiting for me, it was all planned. Someone must have tipped them off. I was with my wife and daughter. I remember saying 'You can kill me, but don't touch Dalma, or I will quit playing for Napoli.'" - Diego Maradona

Affiliations: Fulham (594 appearances, 147 goals) and England (56 appearances, 18 goals)

Most famous for: Being the first player to earn £100 a week, and captaining England whilst Fulham were languishing in League 2. Pele called him 'the best passer of the ball I've ever seen'.

"Once you get used to watching that perfection you realised the rest of the secret. John was always available, always hungry for the ball, always wanting to play. I loved watching the player. Later I learnt to love the man." - Bobby Moore

Affiliations: Manchester United (151 appearances, 20 goals) and England (18 appearances, 5 goals)

Most famous for: Edwards was a key member of the Busby babes and touted as a future England captain, becoming a regular in the national team at 19 years of age. Tragically killed in the Munich air crash of 1958.

"He's the only player that ever made me feel inferior" - Bobby Charlton
Average listal rating (55 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0

Affiliations: Real Madrid (127 appearances, 83 goals) and Brazil (97 appearances, 62 goals)

Most famous for: An incredible goal scoring record, double world cup winner, and scorer of the most goals in World Cup history. Then going off the rails a bit...

"Of course I'm flattered to be compared to Pele, but Pele only left the playing fields after scoring 1,000 goals and I`m just getting started." - Ronaldo

Affiliations: Manchester United (196 appearances, 84 goals) and Portugal (76 appearances, 23 goals)

Most famous for: Scoring a phenomenal amount of goals from midfield, being a dead-ball specialist, step-overs and sheer arrogance. This statue is not a genuine tribute, but it's surely a matter of time.

"There have been a few players described as the new George Best over the years, but this is the first time it’s been a compliment to me." - George Best
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The beautiful game enraptures the entire world. Some players go on to become local legends, others are national heroes, and some become worldwide superstars who command attention and envy with their integrity and skill!

The chances are, if you're in the latter category, you'll get a statue thrown up in your honour so that the rest of us mere mortals can remember your services to the game.

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