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Luca Toni: the last of the great target-men

Luca Toni may not have gone down as the most glamorous or talented, but he was prolific. And when you’re a centre-forward, that’s all that really matters

Preben Elkjær: the last of football’s true mavericks

The date is 5 June 1985 and, in Copenhagen, Denmark have just beaten the Soviet Union 4-2 in World Cup qualifying group 6. It’s quite possibly the very plateau above cloud level…

The renaissance of Luca Toni

As something of a vagabond journeyman, Luca Toni has carved out an unlikely career as one of the continent’s most effective goalscorers. We celebrate his rise from obscurity to dominance at the World Cup, goals at Bayern Munich and longevity at Verona.