In another life... Franck Ribery would be an evil James Bond villain

We have already established that Andriy Shevchenko would make an excellent Bond villain's henchman, so who better to be the man he would call 'Boss' than France's Franck Ribery. The scar-faced Marseille winger would make a terrific Bond villain in the mould of Ernest Stavro Blofeld

Ribery picked up the obligatory Bond villain scars from a childhood car accident. Now all he needs is a white cat to stroke. Expect him to establish himself on the word stage in Germany. In fact, I might just have hatched a plan to do a Bratwurst Player To Watch profile on Ribery (evil laugh to fade).

Rob Parker