Beerschot's Nicoletta den Ridder somehow manages to scoop a rebound over the bar from a yard against Ajax. Oops
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Even the game's greatest idols had heroes. And they're not always who you might expect
"He could score goals from anywhere on the pitch. My parents got me a Newcastle strip with No.9 on it and my name. I'd go to bed in it every night."
"I played against him when I was at Juve. When you are on the pitch with the guy you've adored all your life, that's when you realise you've become a big person."
"To a small boy the Welshman was a giant. I swear to this day that Wyn could head a ball as hard as most could kick it."
"Maradona is a God in Naples - he changed history. In seven seasons with him we won two leagues, a UEFA Cup and two Italian Cups. Perfetto."
"There was only one player in the world as far as I was concerned. As a child, I tried to model my game on him."
"I always got to White Hart Lane early enough to watch Glenn go through his warm-up routine. I was mesmerised by what he could do."
"When I was old enough I used to watch Everton. I remember watching from the terraces the year he scored 30 goals - little dreaming that one day I'd equal that feat."
"I modelled my game on Junior from the 1982 World Cup. He was the business. He was right-footed, but a very attacking full-back. I always wanted to play like him."
"I admired him because he was the top player at Sao Paulo when I was starting out. He was a leader who decided games and was an elegant player."
"He was 30 by the time he joined us, but he was still right up there. He was a total professional, one of the best players in the world in almost a decade."
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