Aston Villa, Tottenham and QPR greats also hailed.
Twitter went all nostalgic on Tuesday afternoon as #BestFootballerINeverSaw trended in the UK.
Football fans stormed onto the social media website to share with the world the names of players that they knew only through stories from their parents and grandparents, and from old documentary footage.
There were are few funny joke tweets too.
Here are the best of the tweets…
— Olly Keane (@FistPump65) March 3, 2015
— Jason Wheatley (@JaseWheatley) March 3, 2015
— // Ryan // (@_RyanBarton_) March 3, 2015
— Chris (@MusicMan_CP) March 3, 2015
— Adam James Jones (@AddaIago) March 3, 2015
— Jord (@Jordash1988) March 3, 2015