Cult Hero : Benito Carbone
Name: Benito Carbone
Clubs: Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Bradford, Derby and Middlesbrough
The pint-sized Italian arrived in 1996 to play for Sheffield Wednesday for the measly sum of £3m. Along with his Ginola-esque haircut, he brought pace and quick feet to the Owls forward line.
Benito was able to form an all-Italian front line partnership with the equally skilful Paulo Di Canio, which made the Owls, on their day, a match for anyone. His ability helped propel Wednesday to an impressive seventh place and two further mid-table finishes during his three-year stint.
Villa fans will undoubtedly remember him for his stunning 35-yard curling drive against Leeds in the FA Cup. Carbone brought down a long clearance and with the keeper slightly out of position, he bent the ball from an angle into the top corner.
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