Franck Ribéry. Even a anti-football fan knows him.
He is not like Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo or other southern football players. But currently he’s the best French football player. Even Zidane has called Ribéry the “jewel of French football.”

When he was 2 years old he got involved in a car crash. Ribéry suffered serious facial injuries that resulted in over one hundred stitches. And although Ribéry isn’t worlds most beautiful player, he is a popular player amongst the public. In Bayern Munich the merchandising couldn’t live without him.

Nike also uses its jewel often to amuse the crowd. Look a this video where he jokes around with Luca Toni, his colleague but also the man whom he lost again in the World Cup Soccer in 2006.
In the next video pretends that he’s a wax sculpture.. Look at what happens.