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Farnborough FC Add Messi, Pelé and Zidane to Squad

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We bet you never thought you'd see Lothar Matthaus, George Best and Diego Maradona strutting their stuff in the Conference South.

But that's exactly what's going to happen, as all of non-league Farnborough FC's squad have changed their name by deed poll to a legendary player in their position.

There's no doubt it's a tasty lineup: Gordon Banks in goal, Maldini marshalling the defence, Gazza pulling the strings in midfield and Cruyff laying on the passes for Lineker to tap in.

They'll be managed by Sir Alex Ferguson, while the kit man is Terry Venables. Their sponsor (and new assistant manager) Paddy Power is behind the stunt.

Presumably if they triumph in league or cup, then John Terry will be straight to the front to pick up the trophy.

Farnborough FC 2013/2014 lineup:

Goalkeeper:

Gordon Banks (Kevin Scriven)

Defence:

Lothar Matthaus (Joshua Huggins)

Roberto Carlos (Oliver Treacher)

Paolo Maldini (Adam Doyle)

Alan Hansen (Alan Inns)

Cafu (Paul Massaquoi)

John Terry (Djibril Fofana)

Franz Beckenbauer (Thomas McGarry)

Midfield:

George Best (Reece Jones)

Paul Gascoigne (Stephen Laidler)

Zinedine Zidane (Merrick James-Lewis)

Johann Cruyff (Tyrone Berry)

Diego Maradona (David Tarpey)

Strikers:

Lionel Messi (Daniel Bennett)

Gary Lineker (Reece Connolly)

Pele (Elvis Hammond)

[via ESPN]

(Image: Getty)

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