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Classic players wearing modern boots will bring you tears of joy

Ever wanted to see Zinedine Zidane in modern boots? Come inside then

Do you find yourself day dreaming about what Diego Maradona would have looked like in modern boots?

Well you’re not alone. One in four UK adults thinks about a classic player in modern boots at least once a day.

So settle in. This is going to be quite the ride.


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See these? These are s***

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See these? These are s***

Rivaldo

A man who relied on a balance between pace and skill.

Therefore he wears the adidas Nemezis, currently being sported by Lionel Messi and Thomas Lemar, among others.

Rivaldo looks delighted with his new boots

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Rivaldo looks delighted with his new boots

Paolo Maldini

A defender who oozed class. Not a speck of dirt would be on his boots at the end of 90 minutes.

We picture him in a pair of Nike Magista Opus II, worn by the ever so classy trio of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets and Joshua Kimmich.

His boots stay clean from minute 1 to 90

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His boots stay clean from minute 1 to 90

Diego Maradona

In the 1986 World Cup Maradona reigned supreme wearing a pair of Puma King.

These days he’d be jinking around in the Puma One, as seen on the slightly less superior left foot of Antoine Griezmann.

Does he wear glue on the front of his boots?

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Does he wear glue on the front of his boots?

Lilian Thuram

Thuram could probably play in every position on the pitch and excel.

He would wear the Nike Tiempo Legend VII, worn by two other players- Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique- who fancy themselves as roaming defenders.

He plays where he wants

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He plays where he wants

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Ronaldo

Ronaldo made the Nike Vapor famous with his signature dribbles and ruthless finishing.

As a special talent he deserves a special boot- the Nike Flyknit Ultra worn by Eden Hazard.

All black boots for an all white kit

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All black boots for an all white kit

Zinedine Zidane

Grace, poise, elegance. There could only be one boot for Zizou.

He’d wear the adidas Ace Purecontrol like Paul Pogba and Dele Alli.

Boots fit for a genius

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Boots fit for a genius