#2 Kolo Toure:
Kolo Toure held an exceptional reputation with the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas. Arsenal gave a trial in 2002, in which he ended up tackling Arsene Wenger! His work ethic and never-say-die attitude impressed Wenger, who handed the defender a long-term contract.
The Ivorian was part of the famous Invincibles side, which went undefeated throughout a Premier League season. Additionally, he also managed to bag FA Cup twice during his famous seven-year stint with the Gunners. A bid worth £14 million from Manchester City proved too tough for Arsene Wenger to turn down.
Kolo was part of the rebuilding phrase under Mark Hughes and Roberto Mancini and fulfilled his four-year contract with the Citizens. He managed to win Premier League once under the Italian manager.
At the age of 32, former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers signed him on a free transfer in 2013. Knowing he would only play second-fiddle to others, he was an inspirational figure off-the-pitch. He managed to make 71 appearances during his three-year spell with the Reds, before becoming invincible with Celtic. He’s currently with Leicester City as backroom staff.