The countdown ticks on as we run through the 50 best players at this summers World Cup Finals in South Africa.
For a decade plus Dejan Stankovic has been making a name for himself as one of the most talented players in Serie A. First at Lazio, where he helped the Rome club to a domestic title, and then at Inter Milan, where he has secured a further four winners medals, the Serbian attacking midfielder could rightfully place himself in a list of the best foreign imports to Italy in recent history.
A great footballing brain and the instinct to be in the right place at the right time have made the 31 year old invaluable to Jose Mourinho and the World Cup could see the former Red Star man make a further impact on the world stage.
He helped Yugoslavia to the second round in 1998 and in 2002 when he represented Serbia and Montenegro as they failed to accrue a single point. This World Cup could well see a marked improvement both for the nation and Stankovic himself.