From his Real Sociedad days to his journey through Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso has had a storied career. And how better to see that journey than through the most popular football game?
In case anyone needed to remember what Alonso with blonde hair looked like, there's always FIFA 02 and FIFA 03 to refresh your memory.
And while you're at it, check his overall rating - apart from his debut season and a frankly shocking rating of 69 in FIFA 04, he was always rated above 80, although his pace unsurprisingly saw a drop in his later years.
England's failures on the international arena now go beyond just being well-documented - it's at a stage where they're second nature.
Despite the level of individual talent in several England squads that have shown up for tournaments over the last two decades, it's been almost a given that they would end up falling short - or, more to the point, not even be genuine contenders for top honours.
Lampard recalls hearing from Chelsea teammate Hernan Crespo about how tight-knit the Argentina squads were. Meanwhile, England's players were never fully unified due to their fierce rivalries in the Premier League.
The former midfielder however thinks the national team is about to benefit from the success at youth level, where the U17 team recently won the World Cup and the U19 team won the European Championships this summer.
Kaka never made it onto the pitch at the International Stadium Yokohama in Japan back in 2002 when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the final of the World Cup.
The legendary playmaker, although retired now, did take to the pitch of the 2018 World Cup final venue, the Luzhniki Stadium though.
Kaka was joined by Vuj and Timsby of the Copa90 team for a crossbar challenge at the 81,000 seater.
The trio had some fun attempting to rattle the same bar next year's finalists would be aggrieved to strike as the former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder discussed what it felt like to lift the most sought-after trophy in the game and Brazil's chances of repeating the feat in 2018.
What did you make of Kaka's attempts?