10 One-Trick Footballing Ponies Who Made It At The Top Level

9. David Beckham

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game against Club Brugge.

Take away David Beckham's stunning ability to land a ball on a fifty-pence piece and what do you have left, really? Dashing good looks, a squeaky voice and an OBE (which he desperately wants to turn into a fully-fledged knighthood).

In truth, Becks' superstar profile had less to do with his exploits on the pitch than it did those off it - although, obviously, the former England captain didn't win a century of international caps and land a spot on the Galacticos roster without a lot of talent.

The technique and accuracy with which he struck the ball was matched by only a handful of his contemporaries. It was a truly incredible trick to have, but it wasn't accompanied by great pace nor dribbling ability, the normal skill-set of a top-class wide-man.