Quite Unique FC - finding Europe's unicorn players

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The Athletic's Michael Cox, Tom Worville and Ali Maxwell set out to select an XI from across Europe's top five leagues consisting of players who are unique in their positions - whether it be a curious tactical style, strangely high or low stats compared to what you'd expect, or just the fact that they are ridiculously tall, this is Quite Unique FC

See if you can guess who we've picked from these clues:

  • A veteran keeper who keeps it simple and is the best cheerleader around
  • A right-back who would be more at home in 1992 than 2021
  • A young Premier League centre-back who doesn't really tackle but also doesn't pass
  • A ball-playing centre-half from Serie A who loves to use his weaker foot
  • An all-action left-back from Berlin who loves to surge forward
  • A decorated defensive mid who has quietly turned into an attacking midfielder
  • An Italian midfielder who plays like a young David Silva
  • The most tactically diverse midfielder in Europe
  • A prolific Argentinean who has never scored for Argentina
  • A 6ft7 striker with elegant feet on a hot streak
  • A sleep-loving Spanish winger whose mother named her dog after her son's famous night on Merseyside

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