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The Number Eight Role – Who Played It Best?

Arguably one of the most important positions on the football pitch, the number eight role is for a player who can create goals, and from time-to-time, pop up on the score sheet. Today the Fan Park crew lists six world-class football players who’ve donned the role and left a legacy in their team’s midfield.

Paul Scholes                   

Clubs: Manchester United

Club Appearances: 696

Club Assists: 48

Club Goals: 146

Frank Lampard

Clubs: West Ham, Chelsea, Manchester City

Club Appearances: 807

Club Assists: 176

Club Goals: 239

Steven Gerrard

Clubs: Liverpool

Club Appearances: 679

Club Assists: 100

Club Goals: 177

Xavi Hernandez

Clubs: Barcelona

Club Appearances: 702

Club Assists: 157

Club Goals: 81

Andrea Pirlo

Clubs: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, Brescia, Reggina

Club Appearances: 656

Club Assists: 74

Club Goals: 69

Andres Iniesta

Clubs: Barcelona

Club Appearances: 526

Club Assists: 121

Club Goals: 52

Who do you think has played the number eight role best? Let us know in the comments section below.

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