Which players work the hardest?
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There are some players who come alive when the ball arrives at their feet, and are virtual spectators when it isn't. There are others who, when not in possession, will run themselves into the ground for the cause.

Take Alfredo Di Stefano, Josef Masopust, Dave Mackay, Giacinto Facchetti, Berti Vogts, Johan Cruyff, Toninho Cerezo, Ivan Zamorano and Luis Enrique. They were all considered outstanding footballers, but were likewise renowned for their exemplary work-rates.

Today's game, too, is blessed with indefatigable players. Watching Gennaro Gattuso, Daniele De Rossi, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Torsten Frings, Dirk Kuyt and Carlos Tevez cover every blade of grass during AC Milan-Roma, Borussia Dortmund-Werder Bremen and Liverpool-Manchester United games is certainly impressive.

These are just a few of the countless industrious players across the world. It's now over to you to reveal who are the hardest-working players you've seen; be they current or retired, defensive or attacking, little-known or legendary.

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