Stumbling upon streets or squares dedicated to footballers is not as uncommon as you might think, and it happens all over the world, as FIFA.com discovers.
As the first matches in the major European leagues loom large, clubs have been making some final changes to their squads before the big kick-off, with Roberto Soldado, Bernard and Park Jisung among the players on the move.
FIFA.com rounds up the latest moves in the close-season transfer market, with Clarence Seedorf, Seydou Keita, Diego Forlan and Park Ji-Sung among the players bought and sold.
Korea Republic international Park Ji-Sung has completed a transfer from Manchester United to Queens Park Rangers on a two-year deal.
FIFA.com’s weekly look at club action across Asia and Oceania takes in a goal avalanche in Japan, Marcello Lippi’s debut in China PR, a new leader in Korea Republic, plus trophies claimed in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Vanuatu.
Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa is grabbing all the headlines but it has been an indifferent season for many Asian players based in Europe.