Starlyst Football Stars

There is no sport quite like football, rough and tumble as it is, a battle over every inch from one goalpost to the other. To become a football star, an athlete needs to fall into a perfect combination of gifts – strength, speed, stamina, grit, agility, vision, intelligence – and then work with a tirelessness that seems mind-boggling even to their fellow athletes. Even the most gifted football player, though, will fall short of stardom if he lacks what is perhaps the most important trait of all – the capacity to play on a team. The best football stars may be athletes on their resumes, but in their hearts, they are leaders.