From Sol Campbell to Mick McCarthy, Frank Lampard to Big Neville Southall, some footballers are willing to stick their heads above the political parapet, whether it’s wise or not.
When Liverpool won the 1977 European Cup final in Rome, Bob Paisley had been there before. That was just over 30 years previous, when he rode into the city on the back of a tank.
On this day, 16 years ago, England lost their last ever match at the old Wembley Stadium. What ensued was both hilarious and poignant, in the way that only Kevin Keegan could be.
What did the best players of the '80s and '90s do when they got bored? Forged brief and strange pop music careers, of course.
15 years ago, England clashed with old rivals Germany in the final game at the old Wembley Stadium.