Brian Kidd is well known among both the red and blue sides of Manchester. Kidd started his career at Manchester United before moving to Manchester City. After his playing career was over, he coached at United before joining City in 2009. Kidd is a true blue cult hero.
Tosh McKinlay was the cornerstone of Heart of Midlothian FC's defence for more than 200 games. The tough-tackling left-back played for Hearts between 1988 and 1994. Mckinlay will always be remembered by Hearts fans for the loyalty and passion he displayed on and off the pitch. Here are his best moments for the club.
Eyal Berkovic was a player ahead of his time, and Kevin De Bruyne is currently regarded as one of the best players in the world. Both are their teams crucial playmakers and have had profound effects on Manchester City, whether it has been under Kevin Keegan or under Pep Guardiola. But who was more important for their team in their respective eras?
Yaya Touré was at the heart of a Manchester City midfield that won title after title and beat record after record in the English Premier League. Arriving from FC Barcelona, Touré was signed alongside stars such as David Silva and Sergio Aguero in a revamp of the Manchester City team under Roberto Mancini. He scored some great goals and become a true blue icon.
Roberto Mancini is the ultimate hero for any Sampdoria fan. Mancini joined Sampdoria in 1982, at the request of President Mantovani, who wanted him at all costs. Mancini repaid that trust, offering his talent and loyalty towards Sampdoria's colours throughout the years. In 424 matches, he scored a total of 132 goals, many of them in partnership with Gianluca Vialli, becoming the so-called 'Goal Twins'.
Giorgos Koudas signed for PAOK aged 12 and made his debut at just 17. Nicknamed ‘Alexander The Great’, Koudas is regarded as one of the best Greek players of all time. The midfielder spent his entire 20-year career at PAOK, retiring in 1984 aged 37. Koudas helped PAOK to win our first three trophies.
Czech midfielder Rudi Skácel arrived at Hearts from Olympique de Marseille in 2005 and instantly became a fan favourite, scoring in each of his first seven SPFL games of the season. The midfielder will be fondly remembered for his goals in the 2012 Scottish Cup Final, scoring twice in a 5-1 win over Hibernian. Join us as we take a look back at the Czech's time in Scotland.
Ferenc Puskas is one of the greatest players to ever wear a Real Madrid shirt. His signing completed the legendary group formed by Alfredo Di Stéfano, Raymond Kopa, Héctor Rial, José Santamaría, Francisco Gento and Rogelio Domínguez. Puskas won five LaLiga titles, one Spanish Cup, three European Cups, one Intercontinental Cup, and four LaLiga top-scorer awards with Los Blancos.
Antoine Kombouaré spent five seasons at PSG, winning the French Cup in 1993 and 1995 and the League Cup in 1995. Kombouaré became a cult hero among PSG fans, his habit of netting match-winning headers earned him the name of 'Casque d'Or', which translates as 'Golden Helmet'. He eventually became PSG's coach in 2009 until 2011, reaching the French Cup final in 2010-11.