7. Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (39) represented Japan at two FIFA World Cups™ – at Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 – as well as at the 2003 and 2005 FIFA Confederation Cups, the 1997 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the 1993 FIFA U-17 World Cup and the 2000 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament. The influential defender also led his compatriots to glory at the 2004 AFC Asian Cup. At club level, he spent 12 years at Gamba Osaka, during which time he won a J. League title, prior to joining Red Bull Salzburg, where he claimed an Austrian Championship. After three seasons in Europe, Miyamoto returned to his homeland to ply his trade for Vissel Kobe.
8. Horst Eckel (84) made six appearances for West Germany at Switzerland 1954, where he and his team-mates lifted the FIFA World Cup Trophy for the first time. Four years later, the hard-working midfielder was part of the side that finished fourth at Sweden 1958. Eckel developed into a star at Kaiserslautern, claiming two German League titles, but also defended the colours of Rochling Volklingen, a club he later coached.
9. Anderson Polga (37) helped Brazil capture the FIFA World Cup for the fifth time at Korea/Japan 2002, where he played in two matches. After rising to prominence at Gremio, where he earned winners’ medals in two Campeonato Gaucho campaigns and a Brazilian Cup final, the solid centre-back signed for Sporting Lisbon, with whom he secured two Portuguese Cups and two Portuguese Super Cups. Polga was an unused substitute in the 2005 UEFA Cup final, which Sporting lost to CSKA Moscow. Nine seasons down the line, he returned to Brazil to star for Corinthians, holding aloft the FIFA Club World Cup in 2012.
10. Gabri (37) was a member of the Spanish golden generation that lifted the 1999 U-20 World Cup in Nigeria, where he made seven appearances and scored three goals – two against Brazil in the group stage and one versus Japan in the final. The following year, the tough-tackling midfielder picked up a silver medal at the Olympic Football Tournament in Sydney. A product of Barcelona’s youth system, he established himself in the first team and bagged two Liga titles, a Spanish Super Cup and a UEFA Champions League crown during his time at Camp Nou. The Spaniard later turned out for Ajax, where he claimed two Dutch Cups and two Dutch Super Cups, as well as Qatari outfit Umm-Salal and Swiss clubs Sion and Lausanne.