Paul Pogba names his childhood heroes - including one Sheffield Wednesday legend

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has included a Sheffield Wednesday legend in a list of players he idolised growing up.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 8:49 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 8:55 am
Paul Pogba - Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Paul Pogba - Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The French international named a star-studded list of football legends; including Maradona, Pele, Zidane and Messi.

But, while speaking to Argentine TV channel TyC Sports, Pogba included a former famous Sheffield Wednesday face on this list of legends.

Pogba named Wednesday legend Chris Waddle as one his childhood idols, along with other greats including Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Kaka.

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When asked who his idols were, Pogba said: "When I was smaller I always looked up to Zidane, Messi, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo.

"I had videos of Maradona. Pele, Chris Waddle, Kaka, many players. I wanted to have all the virtues of those players.

"Now I look more at players like Iniesta, Yaya Toure, Kevin De Bruyne who is a young player and Modric who is a very strong midfielder player. I look at them to try to be better."

Waddle arrived at Hillsborough in June 1992 in a £1 million move from Marseille before winning the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year award in 1993.

For many Owls fans, Waddle is regarded with a God-like status and regarded as the greatest Sheffield Wednesday player of all time.