Ten of the most awe inspiring football images of the modern era.
Photography plays a key role in football. From the pitch side snapper that captures the moment a match winning goal goes in, or the photog with a deeper interest in the game as a whole, photographs make the game what it is on reflection.
Below are just ten of the most iconic football pictures taken in the recent era.
10. Marco Materazzi and Rui Costa reflect on the crowd trouble during a Milan derby.
9. Mats Hummels trolls a beleaguered Dutch defence with a cheeky grin en route to the World Cup final.