My Top 5’s – Max Burgess

He played a starring role in pre-season so far…

Find out a bit more about Max Burgess and the midfielders who have influenced him with his Top 5!

Juan Roman Riquelme

“He epitomised the classic number 10 particularly with his great footwork and vision.

“Good goals but it was his assists and his vision that really stood out.”

Juan Roman-Riquelme


“He’s super direct and very dominant physically out of midfield.

“He was a huge part of that Milan side that was dominant when I was a kid.”

Kaka in action against the Socceroos in 2006

Zinedine Zidane

“Not much needs to be said about Zizou. He’s got one of the best first touches of a player that I’ve ever seen.

“He was so elegant, had vision, was a World Cup winner and a successful competitor.”

Zinedine Zidane holding the trophy with teammates after their 3-0 victory over Brazil in the final of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

David Silva

“He was a very dominant part of that City success, he was left footed and technically brilliant.

“He was definitely up there with the best in the world.”

David Silva of Manchester City

Cesc Fabregas

“When he first started playing at Arsenal, his vision and weight of pass was definitely refreshing.

“He stood out and definitely impacted the game when he played.”

Cesc Fabregas was instrumental in Arsenal’s team of the mid-late 2000’s