In the last couple of weeks, potential additions to the game’s list of ‘legends’ has been a popular theme. Here we scanned the current list of FIFA legends for any glaring omissions, compiling the following list of the people we think are worthy of a place on next year’s game.
Winston Bogarde – Getting the sense that this isn’t all that serious yet? Good. You’re right. How good a player was Winston Bogarde? It’s a difficult question to answer if you’re a Chelsea fan. Having signed for the club in 2000, the Dutchman rarely played and his sizeable contract reportedly priced him out of a move elsewhere.
Jamie Lawrence – The one who played for Bradford in their stint in the Premier League and dyed his hair funny colours. Admittedly, the Jamaican international might not be regarded quite as highly as the likes of George Best and Luis Figo – other right wingers who currently have FIFA legend status – but his ever-changing hair colour would be a truly unique feature of next year’s game.
Freddy Adu – Unlike many of the other people who make up FIFA’s legends list, Freddy Adu is neither retired nor dead. Instead, he’s currently representing his 63rd football club, Tampa Bay Rowdies, in the North American Soccer League.
Jorge Campos – What Jamie Lawrence was to flamboyant hair styles at Valley Parade, Jorge Campos was to equally bright Mexican goalkeeper kits.
Jonathan Wilkes – By now, we’re running out of ideas, so why not this guy? Contrary to popular belief, Jonathan Wilkes wasn’t just Robbie Williams’ mate who he called on when the first few Soccer Aid matches rolled around – he was actually an entertainer and did songs and stuff.