Uganda, Oct. 17 -- Claude Makelele is arguably one of the players who best customised their roles in world football to the extent that the defensive midfield duty is termed as the 'Makelele role.'

He won big at club level and some regarded him the most important Galactico. He played in France's golden era. But did you know he never won a trophy with his country?

Having left DR Congo with his family, aged four, Makelele grew to enjoy football in Brest, like many sons of African immigrants. He begun his professional career with the dominant Nantes side that won the 1994-95 French league and reached the 1995-96 Champions League semifinal, had a season at Marseille, before arriving at La Liga through Celta Vigo in 1998.

Here, Makelele redefi...