So, Chris Waddle then. Possibly the most underrated English footballer of all time? It's pretty easy to ignore his achievements at Marseille considering that back then nobody in England ever paid attention to foreign football (especially the newly-rich French league). As far as I know he only got ONE cap under Graham Taylor. I'm an Arsenal fan, but it's pretty obvious why so many Spurs fans I've known became fans because of their late 80s side with Waddle alongside Hoddle and Gascoigne; you could make a case that all three were woefully treated by the national set up and I'd not disagree. It's a travesty that he's remembered almost solely for his mullet and that penalty miss in England by people that didn't follow his many clubs.
He was only second to his teammate Jean Pierre Papin for the Ballon D'Or in 1991 as part of OM's best ever team (even if they weren't the one that actually won the European Cup in '93) and 2nd to Papin again in a vote of Marseille's greatest ever players. Of all of the videos on youtube of Waddle I like this one best as it shows off a lot of Waddle's personality as well as most of his best goals in a Marseille shirt. The volley against Sacchi's Milan in the 1991 European Cup quarter final is astonishing.
whilst it's not on that video, in the first leg of that encounter he played the final through-ball to Papin for this goal:
and he's also responsible for one of the all time greatest football songs (no, not that one):
The only man to score for two different countries in World Cup final tournaments, Portsmouth legend Robert Prosinecki.