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The Cult: Nobby Solano

Almost two decades after he first arrived in England, Nobby Solano remains beloved of Newcastle fans and trumpet aficionados everywhere.
Will Magee
6.20.17
Reviled

The Cult: John Terry

It’s hard to think of many footballers who are loved by so few and loathed by so many, but John Terry thoroughly deserves his supporters and his detractors. Adore or abhor him, Terry is unquestionably Cult.
Joe Bish
5.31.17
genius savant

The Cult: Andrey Arshavin

Andrey Arshavin was on another plane of thought to his teammates, but lost the ability to express his genius. How exactly that happened, nobody seems to know.
Will Magee
4.25.17
Hell Hath No Fury

The Cult: Pavel Nedved

Having made his breakout at Euro 96, Pavel Nedved’s blond mop became an iconic feature of Serie A. He was fiercely loyal to Juventus and his own intense brand of football, and for that we induct him into The Cult.
Will Magee
3.28.17
y meseia tawel

The Cult: Joe Allen

Though he's now plying his trade in the heart of Brexitland, Joe Allen is very much a European – rather than British – footballer. As divine in his midfield performances as he is in appearance, the Welshman is a worthy inductee to The Cult.
Leon Barton
3.7.17
the prince of patter

The Cult: Ally McCoist

This week's inductee to The Cult was a boyhood Rangers fan who went on to become one of the club's greatest goalscoring heroes. But, during an uninspiring spell as manager, Ally McCoist learned that you can't have it all.
Callum Hamilton
2.14.17
tragi-comic

The Cult: Roy Race

As a comic strip, ‘Roy of the Rovers’ was so famous that it entered the English lexicon forever. Sometimes forgotten, however, is the dark and tragic life of its protagonist.
Will Magee
1.24.17
the showman

The Cult: Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho was a footballer unlike any other, and a showman par excellence. For his infectious exuberance, warmth and flair, we induct him into The Cult.
Sean Cole
1.17.17
the midfield general

The Cult: Neil Lennon

Having enjoyed successful spells at the club as a player and manager, Neil Lennon is a genuine Celtic legend. But the combative midfielder faced considerable challenges off the pitch, battling both with depression and sectarian abuse.
Euan Davidson
10.25.16
keeping it simple

The Cult: Gabriel Batistuta

This week's addition to The Cult wrote his name in football history as a prolific goalscorer for both club and country. It was for this reason that Gabriel Batistuta became better known as "Batigol".
Juan Regis
10.18.16
the unloved

The Cult: Teddy Sheringham

In the nineties and early noughties, Teddy Sheringham was one of the most effective strikers in the Premier League. Despite all those goals, however, he remains somehow unloved.
Will Magee
10.11.16
the clown prince

The Cult: Robbie Savage

As a player and a pundit, Robbie Savage has always made himself difficult to ignore. Thus, we have relented to the Welshman's demands for attention and inducted him into The Cult.
Sean Cole
9.20.16
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