5 greatest footballers to wear the number 10 jersey
There are some jersey numbers in football which have significant meaning and a history behind them. When you think of numbers such as the number 8, you are bound to think of the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.
When the number 7 comes to mind, undoubtedly one of the first names you think of is Cristiano Ronaldo. Not only did these players make the numbers more prestigious, but they also had to perform at a certain level consistently to be able to wear those numbers with pride.
In this article, we focus on the five greatest players to have donned the number 10 jersey throughout their careers. Some of the greatest footballers of all time have worn the number 10 with pride.
From Dennis Bergkamp to Francesco Totti, numerous elite players would make the list of the best players of their generation, but who narrowly miss out on this list. Let's see who makes it.
If a list starts with this man at number five, you know that the rest of the players will be the greatest amongst the greats. Having plied his trade with Barcelona, AC Milan and the Brazilian national team, Ronaldinho Gaucho was a man who transcended the game with the way he enjoyed it.
A samba boy with all the talent in the world and with a smile to cheer up even the opposition, Ronaldinho made millions fall in love with the beautiful game. He played it elegantly, and he approached the sport as an art form.
A two time FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho was nigh untouchable at his peak and was instrumental in helping Barcelona win their first Champions League in 14 years. He has also won the Serie A, the La Liga, the World Cup, and numerous other accolades in his storied career.
Ronaldinho's game extends way beyond his numbers and awards, however. He played football in the most simple yet elegant way, and he mesmerised millions with a few tricks and the most popular smile in the game's history. The only reason he ranks lower on this list is that his peak did not last for as long as the others on this list.