Hall of Fame




Jari Litmanen

Position: Attacking mikdfield
International Caps: 137 Finland caps

Jari Litmanen is regarded by many as the greatest Finnish player of all time. He was the first-choice captain of the national team between 1996–2008 in an international career that ran from 1989 to 2010. In Finland, he is often called ‘Litti’ (after Pierre Littbarski), which dates from his early years, and is also known as ‘Kuningas’ (‘The King’). During his club career, he most notably represented Ajax, Barcelona and Liverpool. Once considered one of the best attacking midfielders in the world, he became the first Finnish footballing superstar while playing for Ajax in the mid-1990s, winning the champions league in 1995, the peak year of his career, Jari also won five Dutch titles with Ajax along with a UEFA cup and FA cup during his spell with Liverpool. Since retiring in 2011, Litmanen regularly represents Liverpool Masters and was an instrumental figure in their recent victory against Man Utd Masters in Singapore.




Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Position: Striker
International Caps: 89 England Caps

Michael Owen played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City as well as the England national team. He progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. In his first full season in the Premier League he finished as joint top scorer with 18 goals. He repeated this the following year and was Liverpool’s top goal scorer from 1997–2004. In 2001, Liverpool won a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Football League Cup, and Owen was the recipient of the Ballon d’Or. He went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool, and 158 goals in 297 total appearances. Internationally, Owen first played for the senior England team in 1998, becoming England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time. His performance at the 1998 FIFA World Cup brought him to national and international prominence and he went on to score in UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2004. He is the only player to have scored in four major tournaments for England. Owen made his Masters debut on a tour to Jakarta in 2013, scoring two goals and notching a fine assist.




Robert Pires

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 79 France Caps

Robert Pires is best known for his time with Arsenal, where he won three FA Cups and two Premier League titles including the club’s unbeaten season of 2003–04. A former France international, Pirès earned 79 caps between 1996 and 2004, including winning both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000. He has been included in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2001–02,2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, was the Player of the Tournament for the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup, FWA Player of the Year for the 2001–02 season, Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year for the 1995–96 season, and was included in the FIFA 100 by Pelé. He was also voted by Arsenal fans as the 6th greatest player in the club’s history. He is considered to be one of the greatest French players of all time and one of the finest midfielders of his generation. Robert made his Masters debut on a recent tour to China and Hong Kong – scoring two goals on his debut as he captained the EPL Masters to victory!




Ian Rush

Ian Rush

Position: Forward
International Caps: 67 Welsh Caps

Little more can be written in praise of one of the greatest footballers to have played the game. Rush eptiomised the talents needed to score at the highest levels and during a career of unrivalled success, he was party to some of the most memorable matches in history. For Liverpool he scored 346 goals in 658 games and won 5 1st Division Championships, 3 FA Cups, 1 European Cup, 3 League Cups and 4 Charity Shields.




Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

Position: Forward
International Caps: 66 Welsh Caps

A Welsh legend, Mark Hughes’s playing career will be remembered for two things. His tenacity and his sublime skill. Practically every Football Goals Videos out there features Sparky doing what he does best and after two stints with Man Utd, where he played 336 games and scored 119 goals, he moved to Chelsea where more glory awaited. One of the most successful Welsh National Managers, he now manages Stoke City.




Paul Scholes

Position: Central Midfield
International Caps: 66 England Caps

Paul Scholes played his entire professional career with Manchester United. He is the most decorated English footballer of all time, and one of the most successful footballers in history, having won a total of 25 trophies, featuring 11 Premier League titles and two Champions League titles.Scholes represented the England national team from 1997 to 2004, gaining 66 caps and participating in two world cups and two euro championships. Over his career, he has received praise from other managers and players, including Xavi, who called him “the best central midfielder I’ve seen in the last 15, 20 years”. Thierry Henry has cited Scholes as the greatest player in Premier League history. Scholes made 718 appearances for United, the third highest number of appearances by any player for the club. “Scholesy” made his Masters debut in a tour to Hong Kong in 2015 – scoring a trademark 30-yard cracker which went viral online within minutes.




Emmanuel Petit

Emmanuel Petit

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 63 France Caps

Emmanuel “Manu” Petit  played club football for Monaco, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea. He represented France at international level, and scored the third goal in France’s 3–0 victory in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final. Manu won the double with Arsenal in his first season, he also won Ligue 1 with Monaco and was in the PFA team of the year in the 1998/1999 season. Manu made his Masters debut in 2015 when he was a member of the EPL squad who toured China and Hong Kong – demonstrating his slick passing and crunching tackles from central midfield, Manu showed the fans of Asia he still has the class to play at the top level!




Ronny Johnsen

Ronny Johnsen

Position: Centre Back
International Caps: 62 Norway Caps

Ronny Johnsen played club football in Norway, Turkey, and England – most notably for Beşiktas, Manchester United and Aston Villa. He was capped 62 times for Norway, and competed at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. While at Manchester United, he won 4 league titles, 1 FA Cup and was also a key part of the team that won the Champions League in 1999. He covered the central midfield position in Manchester United’s away win over Juventus in the semi-final in a game that is considered by many to be the best of his career. He also played the whole of the final in Barcelona, this time in defence, alongside Jaap Stam. He has the rare distinction of also winning four medals in four consecutive appearances with the club. He was on the pitch for the title clincher, FA Cup final, and Champions League final in 1999, and because of injury, the 2000 league title clincher against Tottenham. Still in top shape and as competitive as ever, Ronny often represents Manchester Utd Masters teams in both 6-aside and 11-aside formats – recently captaining the Utd Masters to victory in the “battle of the reds” game in Bangkok.




Peter Beardsley

Peter Beardsley

Position: Forward
International Caps: 59 England Caps

A former member of Wallsend Boys Club, Beardsley first began his career at Carlisle where he played 93 games. A brief spell at Manchester Utd saw him move to Newcastle, his home town club where between 1983-1986 he scored 61 goals in 146 games. Bought by Liverpool in 1987, he continued to improve, scoring 46 goals in 120 games before transferring to Everton and then back to Newcastle. An England and Masters great.




Dietmar Hamann

Dietmar Hamann

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 59 German Caps

Didi Hamann played for Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, Liverpool, and Manchester City primarily in a defensive midfield position. Throughout his playing career Hamann gained a reputation for being a highly consistent and reliable player. He is highly respected by supporters of Liverpool due in large part to his involvement in the 2005 Champions League Final which was probably the highlight of Didi’s career. Hamann twice enjoyed league success with Bayern Munich and also won the League cup twice and FA cup twice during his time with Liverpool. Didi was also a part of the German national siude who were runners up at the 2002 world cup.




Des Walker

Des Walker

Position: Centre Back
International Caps: 59 England Caps

Des Walker played in seven cup finals for Nottingham Forrest at Wembley, winning five of them. He was Forest’s player of the year three times. On four straight occasions at Forest he was selected for the PFA Team of the Year. At Sheffield Wednesday he picked up another player of the year accolade. He played in twenty seasons of senior football and enjoyed a season in Italy, representing Sampdoria in between his spells at Nottingham Forrest and Sheffield Wednesday. Following his full international debut in 1988, Des became the quickest player to collect 50 full England caps taking just over 4 years. Regarded by many of his peers as the “traditional English centre half” – Des was known by all to be a pacey, tough tackling defender who just loved defending! This is reflected in the fact he only scored one goal in his whole career. Since retiring, Des is a regular in EPL Masters squads and showed he hasn’t lost any of his pace, positioning or love for a tackle in recent exhibition matches against Hong Kong Masters and Thailand All Stars.




Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 57 England Caps

One of the most colourful characters in the game and loved by millions, Gazza is best known for shedding tears during the World Cup semi-finals in 1990. But for the many who followed this mercurial talent as he grew up, they will tell you he was undoubtably the most exciting prospect in English football for years. A Toon hero, he became equally popular at Spurs, Lazio and Rangers, before bowing out into management.




Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 53 England Caps

One of the finest talents to ever emerge from these shores, Hoddle’s mercurial skills lit up White Hart Lane between 1975 and 1986, where his 371 games and 88 goals made him a Spurs legend. A move to AS Monaco, under the guidance of Arsene Wenger, improved him further and laid the foundations for his future career in management, which saw him rise from Swindon and Chelsea coach to become England Manager.




Steve McManaman

Steve McManaman

Position: Winger
International Caps: 37 England Caps

Steve McManaman played as a midfield, winger and playmaker for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Man City. McManaman is the most decorated English footballer to have played for a club abroad, winning the champions league twice with the Spanish giants aswell as two league titles and a UEFA super cup medal. Mcmanman also won the FA cup and league cup with his beloved Liverpool. Still one of the fans favourites, “Macca” regularly throws back the years on the Masters tours and recently dictated the “Battle of the Reds” match in Singapore from a deep lying central midfield role.




Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Position: Forward
International Caps: 33 England Caps

Wright started his career at Crystal Palace, scoring 89 goals in just 206 appearances. A firm favourite with the South London side, he was later bought by George Graham and taken to Arsenal, where his strike rate was no less impressive. 128 goals in 212 games saw him become Arsenal’s leading ever goalscorer and earned him his place in the England set up. Now a TV presenter, Wrighty remains an integral part of Arsenal Masters.




Darren Anderton

Darren Anderton

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 30 England Caps

Darren spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder, where he won the League Cup in 1999. He played 30 times for the England, scoring 7 goals – most memorably a spectacular strike against Colombia at the 1998 World Cup. Despite having a career plagued by injuries, Anderton still made over 450 top flight appearances and is regarded by many of his peers as one of the most underrated players of his era. Since retiring in 2008, Darren has played with the Masters in EPL Masters teams on tours to Phuket and Hong Kong.




Robbie Fowler

Position: Forward
International Caps: 26 England Caps

Fowler is best remembered for his time at Liverpool and is the sixth-highest goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. He scored 183 goals in total for Liverpool, 128 of which were scored in the Premier League (162 Premier League goals in total). He earned the nickname “God” from the Anfield crowd, becoming a club legend due to his ruthlessness in front of goal and his cheeky personality. He subsequently played for Leeds and Man City, before returning to Liverpool in January 2006. Robbie won 2 league cups, 1 FA cup, 1 UEFA cup and 1 UEFA super cup aswell as the PFA Young player of the year award twice! Robbie is now a regular on the Masters tours and often turns back the years with genius touches, expert positioning and of course GOALS GOALS GOALS!




Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia

Position: Attacking Midfielder / Striker
International Caps: 20 Spanish Caps

Luis García played professionally for Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in his homeland, amongst others – being brought up in the former’s youth ranks – appearing abroad for Liverpool, with which he won one Champions League and an FA Cup. In total, Garcia scored 30 goals in 121 appearances for Liverpool, with ten coming in the Champions League, five in the knockout stages of the 2005 triumph. Over the course of eight seasons in La Liga, García amassed 22 goals in 150 games. A Spanish international for three years, he gained 20 caps and represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup. Luis made his Masters debut during the tour to China in October 2015, scoring in both games against Hong Kong Masters and Guandog XI, showing moments of magic as he linked up with legends Scholes, Pires and Mcmanaman like they had been playing together for years. Luis also opened the scoring in the “battle of the reds” game in Singapore with a looping header from the edge of the area to set up a 2-0 victory for his beloved Liverpool.




Louis Saha

Louis Saha

Position: Striker
International Caps: 20 France Caps

Louis Saha started his career at Metz before playing on loan at Newcastle United. Before the start of the 2000–01 season, Saha moved to Fulham where he established himself as first-choice striker, helping them to gain promotion to the Premier League. His performances gained attraction from Manchester United, who eventually secured his services midway through the 2003–04 season. Injuries plagued his Old Trafford career, however he did enjoy success with twice winning the Premier League, the 2007–08 Champions League and also scored six times en route to victory in the League Cup, including one goal in the final. After four and a half years at United, Everton took him to Goodison Park, where he opened the scoring in the 2009 FA Cup Final after 25 seconds, setting the record for the fastest goal scored in FA Cup Final history. Saha also became the first marquee player for the IMG-Reliance League, to be played in India in 2014. Louis has been a regular on the Masters tours since his retirement in 2013 – visiting Phuket, Singapore and Bangkok, playing in both 5-aside Masters events and 11-aside exhibition matches! Still as fit as ever, Louis regularly demonstrates that he still has his eye for goal and recently rolled back the years with a brilliant touch, turn and finish for Man Utd Masters in their recent “battle of the reds” game in Bangkok.




Andy Cole

Position: Forward
International Caps: 15 England Caps

Cole is the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history; in his career, King Cole has scored a total of 187 Premier League goals, placing him behind Alan Shearer who has 260 goals. Cole has the distinction of being one of the few players in England to have swept all possible honours in the English game, including the PFA Young Player of the Year award, as well as the coveted UEFA Champions League title which he won with Man Utd in 1999.




Lee Sharpe

Lee Sharpe

Position: Midfielder
International Caps: 8 England Caps

Lee Sharpe was a midfielder who usually played on the left side, Lee played 193 games for Man Utd, scoring 23 goals and winning 3 Premier League titles, 2 FA cup’s, 1 League Cup and a UEFA cup winners cup medal. Lee also enjoyed spells at Leeds Utd and Bradord City. Sharpe represented England on 8 occassions. Lee is now a regular with the Masters teams, both 6-aside tournaments and 11-aside exhibition matches! He was a key member of the team that recently beat Liverpool Masters 3-2 in Bangkok’s “battle of the reds”

“Had a great time on the Masters Football tour to Hong Kong, pleasure to play with some top lads and love getting my boots on again! Looking forward to the next tour!”

Paul Scholes