If European footballÃ¢ÂÂs elite are good for anything, itÃ¢ÂÂs ensuring those at the pinnacle of the game get adequate recognition for their achievements.
Bearing that in mind, itÃ¢ÂÂs time to warmly welcome another inductee onto the Ã¢ÂÂGoldenfoot Award Walk of FameÃ¢ÂÂ.
Yes, thatÃ¢ÂÂs right, the awardÃ¢ÂÂs annual winner leaves a permanent mould of his footprints on "THE CHAMPIONS PROMENADE " on the seafront of the Principality of Monaco (the Hollywood of football now, apparentlyÃ¢ÂÂ¦)
The award, now in its sixth year, is only for football players who are at least 29 years old, who stand out for their Ã¢ÂÂsport resultsÃ¢ÂÂ, fair play, personality and are revered by both the public and football Ã¢ÂÂexpertsÃ¢ÂÂ (thatÃ¢ÂÂll be you and us, although which way round is up for debate).
This yearÃ¢ÂÂs nominees included David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Gianluigi Buffon.
We could just blurt out the winnerÃ¢ÂÂs name in gay abandon, but instead we thought weÃ¢ÂÂd tease you with this rather perplexing, if pointless, quiz:
- I was born on April 10th 1973 on a coffee farm.
- I have played a total of 13,320 minutes of international football to date, featuring in three World Cups, four continental Championships, one Confederations Cup and one Olympic football championships.
- While I was at my first club I supported myself financially by working in a fabric factory
- In 2004 Pele named me one of his 125 Ã¢ÂÂgreatest living footballersÃ¢ÂÂ, putting me on a par with Hong Myung-Bo and El Hadji Diouf.
- My idol is God, IÃ¢ÂÂve read his book and everythingÃ¢ÂÂ¦
- I share my name with a Grammy Award-winning singer known as Ã¢ÂÂthe KingÃ¢ÂÂ in my homeland
Given up? No, itÃ¢ÂÂs not Elvis Hammond (we knew that Ã¢ÂÂKingÃ¢ÂÂ bit would throw you off the scent), it is none other than FenerbahceÃ¢ÂÂs former Real Madrid and Brazil swervy-rockety free-kick maestro Roberto Carlos.
"Next stop, eBay!"
And who are we to argue when heÃ¢ÂÂs capable of thisÃ¢ÂÂ¦