Soon the seventh edition of the Goal 50 will be upon us, but only three players have appeared in every list since the prize was launched in 2008The 2014 Goal 50 is now upon us, with the names of the greatest 50 players of the 2013-14 season set to be revealed on Monday July 28.
It will be the seventh edition of the prestigious award, and so hotly-contested has the prize been that only three players have featured in every edition thus far.
Have you guessed who the trio are yet?
Well, unsurprisingly two of the names are reigning champion Lionel Messi and Real Madrid hero Cristiano Ronaldo. The former has picked up the prize on three occasions, the latter twice.
The third player to have appeared on every list is Barcelona star Andres Iniesta, whose best placing was second in 2009.
Prior to last year's Goal 50, Xavi, Dani Alves and Wayne Rooney had also been ever-presents. But all three failed to make the cut in 2013, demonstrating just how difficult it is to remain at the top of the game.
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