There's something mystical and mythical about the number 10. Though we live in an age where the classic, languid style of moody playmaker has been phased out of operation at the top of the game, their memories live on in the form of the unmistakable genius they left behind. They captivated us, placing us under a spell with their magic.
That's why we created this special, one-off magazine pitting the greatest number 10s against each other. Bolstered by some of the finest writing in the game and art by the brilliant Federico Manasse, this feast of football nostalgia and incredible images from yesteryear brings the greatest names to print.
Dennis Bergkamp vs Juan Román Riquelme
Gheorghe Hagi vs Michael Laudrup
Francesco Totti vs Ronaldinho
Michel Platini vs Zico
Roberto Baggio vs Zinedine Zidane
Pelé vs Ferenc Puskás
Lionel Messi vs Diego Maradona
Eusébio vs Denis Law