CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DEBUT: 1996
TEAM(S): Real Madrid
Legs, lungs, and lasers (and we're not talking about watered-down Lupe Fiasco albums) are the three Ls any footy fan should conjure when Roberto Carlos is mentioned. The little Brazilian was like a bald-headed pendulum running up and down the left sidelines for both club and country, and is, without much competition, the greatest left back the game has ever seen. But despite all the trophies (3 CL titles and 1 World Cup), tricks and individual triumphs, RC was best known for his missile-like ball-striking ability which surely kept keepers and unguarded nut sacks trembling in fear throughout the European continent.