10 Most Legendary Substitutes In Football History

Super-Substitutes that not only changed the outcome of a game but cemented themselves into History!

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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?


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