By Oliver Yew
4 Mar 2011 16:37:00
David Luiz, Chelsea
And after his goalscoring exploits against the league leaders, the curly haired star really captured the imagination of Chelsea’s supporters, the centre-back looks destined to become a cult hero at Stamford Bridge.
The £21.3 million Brazilian, who joined the Blues on transfer deadline day in January, is comfortable on the ball and his desire to get forward has made him an instant hit with the fans.
But it was not just his scoring exploits which caught the eye on Tuesday as his rather reckless nature caused controversy.
The former Benfica man was lucky to stay on the field after two fouls on Wayne Rooney and another on Javier Hernandez, but this no-nonsense style has concreted his status as a fan favourite.
Luiz’s impact got Goal.com UK thinking about cult heroes of the past and present and we want you to let us know who your favourite cult hero is.
They’re the players who are not necessarily the most skilled or gifted footballer on the team but for some reason the fans just love them.
Nominate your favourites below and we will publish the best of them on Monday…
Who is your favourite footballing cult hero?