Little more can be written in praise of one of the greatest footballers to have played the game. Rush eptiomised the talents needed to score at the highest levels and during a career of unrivalled success, he was party to some of the most memorable matches in history. For Liverpool he scored 346 goals in 658 games and won 5 1st Division Championships, 3 FA Cups, 1 European Cup, 3 League Cups and 4 Charity Shields.
One of the finest talents to ever emerge from these shores, Hoddle's mercurial skills lit up White Hart Lane between 1975 and 1986, where his 371 games and 88 goals made him a Spurs legend. A move to AS Monaco, under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, improved him further and laid the foundations for his future career in management, which saw him rise from Swindon and Chelsea coach to become England Manager.
Wright started his career at Crystal Palace, scoring 89 goals in just 206 appearances. A firm favourite with the South London side, he was later bought by George Graham and taken to Arsenal, where his strike rate was no less impressive. 128 goals in 212 games saw him become Arsenal's leading ever goalscorer and earned him his place in the England set up. Now a TV presenter, Wrighty remains an integral part of Arsenal Masters.
One of the most colourful characters in the game and loved by millions, Gazza is best known for shedding tears during the World Cup semi-finals in 1990. But for the many who followed this mercurial talent as he grew up, they will tell you he was undoubtably the most exciting prospect in English football for years. A Toon hero, he became equally popular at Spurs, Lazio and Rangers, before bowing out into management.
A former member of Wallsend Boys Club, Beardsley first began his career at Carlisle where he played 93 games. A brief spell at Manchester Utd saw him move to Newcastle, his home town club where between 1983-1986 he scored 61 goals in 146 games. Bought by Liverpool in 1987, he continued to improve, scoring 46 goals in 120 games before transferring to Everton and then back to Newcastle. An England and Masters great.
From his very first game for Liverpool, a 2-1 win over QPR in 1978, Alan Kennedy's career was to flourish. A European Cup winner in 1981 and 1984, he made the troubling left-back position his own as he went on to win League Championships in 1978/9, 1979/80, 1981/2 and 1983/4. A League Cup winner in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, he made 356 first team games, scoring 21 goals. An ardent supported of Masters Football since its inception, Kennedy truely deserves his place in this line up.
A Welsh legend, Mark Hughes's playing career will be remembered for two things. His tenacity and his sublime skill. Practically every Football Goals Videos out there features Sparky doing what he does best and after two stints with Man Utd, where he played 336 games and scored 119 goals, he moved to Chelsea where more glory awaited. One of the most successful Welsh National Managers, he now manages Blackburn Rovers.