As it is known with football, each football player has a particular position he plays at, and each of them has a particular “shirt number” considering their respective positions.
Thus, we have players who are particularly number 7 players, and majorly, they play as wingers, while some play as a striker.
Thus, considering different players who have played with the number 7 shirt over the years, some of them have been rated as the most iconic number 7 players in football history.
Given this, we will be seeing nine (9) players rated as the all-time best and most iconic number 7 players.
Below are the 9 players and a few details about them:
1. George Best
George Best was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skillful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Everyone knows that Ronaldo is currently one of the best players in the world, and he has been rated as one of the best number 7 players the world has ever seen.
3. David Beckham
David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is an English former professional footballer, the current president and co-owner of Inter Miami CF, and co-owner of Salford City.
4. Franck Ribery
Franck Henry Pierre Ribery is a French professional footballer who plays for and captains Serie A club Salernitana. He primarily plays as a winger, preferably on the left side, and is known for his pace, energy, skill, and precise passing.
5. Eric Cantona
Eric Daniel Pierre Cantona is a French actor, director, producer, and former professional footballer.
6. Luis Figo
Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo OIH is a Portuguese retired professional footballer who played as a winger for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Inter Milan.
He won 127 caps for the Portugal national team, a one-time record that has since been bettered by Pepe, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Joao Moutinho.
7. Kevin Keegan
Joseph Kevin Keegan OBE is an English former football player and manager. A forward, he played for several clubs, including Newcastle United, Southampton, Liverpool, and Hamburger SV.
8. Andriy Shevchenko
Andriy Mykolayovych Shevchenko is a Ukrainian football manager, a former professional football player, and a former politician.
Shevchenko played as a striker for Dynamo Kyiv, AC Milan, Chelsea, and the Ukraine national team. He was most recently head coach of Serie A club Genoa.
9. Raul Gonzalez
Raul Gonzalez Blanco, known as Raul, is a Spanish football manager and former player who played as a forward. He is the current manager of Real Madrid Castilla, the reserve team of La Liga club Real Madrid.Raul is regarded as one of the greatest players of his era.
So, these nine (9) players have created astounding records in their respective football careers, and as such, they have been rated as one of the best players in football history. More precisely, no other player with the “number 7” shirt has performed better than these players.
Out of these nine (9) players, which of them will you rate as the best number 7 player in football history? How many of these players have you seen play before? How well can you rate their performances?