Imagine If London's Statues Came To Life And Formed A Football Team

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Imagine If London's Statues Came To Life And Formed A Football Team

London has at least a dozen statues commemorating footballers. Four of them, for example, can be found in the 1966 World Cup memorial near West Ham's old ground. Many more are dotted around the capital's stadia. Ledley King lurks in Mile End Park. Bobby Moore, meanwhile, is the only footballer to have two London statues — one in the World Cup memorial, and one outside Wembley.

We wondered what kind of team we could forge (in more than one sense) from combining the might of this metallic squad. The image above shows our best effort at a coherent team. We've had to fudge the midfield a bit, but we think the result would make a formidable side. Expect plenty of crunching tackles.

We've also added in a manager, managing director and even a match ball — all of which are commemorated at sites related to Arsenal.

Picture credits: the various images are all produced under creative commons licence. Original photos by: David Hatch (Sam Bartram), Matt Brown (Ledley King, match ball), ultra7 (Bobby Moore), Kieran Clarke (Tony Adams), Erik Cleves Kristensen (Ray Wilson, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst), Andrea 93 (Johnny Haynes), Ungry Young Man (Peter Osgood), Ronnie Macdonald (Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry), Little Savage (Herbert Chapman, Ken Friar), Nick (George Cohen).

Last Updated 21 December 2018