Substitutions are a significant part of
football and throughout history, many substitutes have made such a significant
impact on a game that they have claimed the status of a ‘super-sub’.
The term ‘super-sub’ began in the 1960s when
clubs acknowledged the vital importance of substitutes to a football team. Having a super-sub became an important strategy for any manager who would play a big
impact player off the bench to go for a decisive win or score a much-needed
goal to change the dynamic of a game.
Believe it or not, many of the greatest
forwards in world football history made their mark from the bench such as Cristiano
Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and other world-famous players.
After years of football history, here is a
list of those that have become particularly adept at the definition. But which
of the following is most legendary substitution?