Our list of the 13 photos from the current era of football that will one day become iconic was so popular both on YouTube and 101 Great Goals, that we have decided to compile another picture list.
This time we must credit an imgur album titled “Once upon a time in football” which has a whole host of cracking images.
The pictures below are all images you will surely have to look at more than once, such is the history behind them or strange placement of an individual or team in our collective memories.
Jose Mourinho, Bobby Robson & (Brazilian) Ronaldo after Barcelona won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1997.
Eric Cantona on trial at Sheffield Wednesday, 1992
The awesome 1998/1999 Parma team.
David Beckham on loan at Preston, 1995
Ronald Koeman & Louis van Gaal at Barcelona
Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Malmo, reading about his idol Ronaldo
David Beckham, Michael Owen & Frank Lampard, 1997/1998
A young Robin van Persie in Rotterdam
Patrick Vieira at AC Milan, challenges Zinedine Zidane, playing for Bordeaux.
Dennis Bergkamp on a plane
Juan Carlos Busquets (Sergio Busquets’ father), Luis Enrique, José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola at Barcelona