Zinedine Zidane, the monk-like fantasista - heir to Platini's throne as France's greatest ever player, is also widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game. United made Martial the world's most expensive teenager at the time, with a fee that could rise to £58m, and while he's not reached the heights many fans would have expected, he has scored more than 50 goals for the club, is still only 23 and has plenty to offer.
It was a curious quirk that one of the league's best players had to wait until 2017-18 for his first inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year, but he made the cut for a second successive season last term as City won their fourth Premier League crown since Aguero joined the club.
Real Madrid are the best-represented club on the list, with Brazilian forwards Rodrygo (£82m) and Vinicius Jr (£69m), and Japan international Takefusa Kubo (£38m) all making the top 20. The only Barcelona player to feature is Ansu Fati, who became the club's youngest ever goalscorer earlier this season.
The oldest and most powerful of three soccer-playing Fernández brothers, he - known affectionately as "Lolo"- is considered as one of the country's greatest athletes of all time, along with Edwin Vásquez Cam (Olympic gold medalist at the 1948 London Summer Games), Cecilia Tait Villacorta (among the world's top volleyball players in the past century), Juan Carlos "Johnny" Bello (winner of 12 Bolivarian titles in the early 1970s), and Gabriela "Gaby" Pérez del Solar (silver medal in women's volleyball at the 1988 South Korea Games).
After missing most of the last season due to injuries, it is looking clear that De Bruyne is back at his very best this time around as he has already scored seven goals along with providing 14 assists in 25 matches in all competitions for the current English champions.
While he was often accused of lacking end product in his early days at Man City , Sterling has certainly added it to his game in recent campaigns, already netting 20 goals this season, following on from the 48 goals that he has scored over the previous two campaigns, winning two Premier League winners medals along the way.
Things did not go so smoothly initially and De Gea was even taken out of the team by Sir Alex Ferguson for a spell in his early United years, but he has been the undisputed first choice for much of the decade and has already secured his place as one of the Premier League's all-time great goalkeepers.
Maradona (widely regarded as one of the best football players ever) is a footballing legend that inspired Argentina to a world cup victory and S.S.C. Napoli (in the Italian Football League) to its first and second League title Scudetti in its history.
Having come through the clubs academy, Rashford has finally started to fulfil his massive potential, scoring a career-best 17 goals so far this season, comfortably Manchester United ‘s most influential player in what has been a largely underwhelming campaign.
Although his homeland's squad succumbed in a controversial game against Austria (a match they should have won) during the Men's Olympic Games Soccer Tournament- the unofficial world cup of soccer at that time- he was regarded as one of the South America's most celebrated sportsmen (Hilton, 2011).
Under this atmosphere, Peru was one of the last countries to make its international debut in the Football South American Championship (known as the Copa America later), having competed for the first in the XI Cup in 1927.Similarly, their athletes could not attend the Summer Olympics between 1900 and 1932.
The 20-year-old has scored only four times this season and his last league goal came in September. Harry Kane has been scoring goals on a regular basis for Tottenham Hotspur for the past four season, registering a total of 135 goals in all competitions in that time period.