Ah yes, the players. The great and the good. The bad and the bloody terrible. Trying to categorize them is always going to end in tears, but we've had a stab at it with our ever-growing list of the legends, the greats, the under-rated and the over-rated.
There are some fantastic player awards out there, with some great previous winners to reminisce over in the likes of the Ballon d'Or award, and its South American equivalent the Rey del Futbol de America.
If you want some of the lesser known awards from the emerging nations try the African Player of the Year, or the Oceania Player of the Year.
And if you want a who's who of cult footballers, check out the Belgian Golden Shoe, It may not sound too appealing, but you'll eat your words when you see the quality of players who've won it.