7. "I have this complex. I don't like too much exposure. I don't know why it is. Maybe it's bred in me, because my dad always told me to be humble and don't think you're too good."

There are a few quotes throughout Viduka's career that go some way to explaining that often talked-about approach to the game and the media.

In one of his final ever interviews for The Herald Sun in 2011, Viduka spoke candidly about how his upbringing - his parents had fled war-torn Croatia and struggled to adapt to Australian life - had determined his mindset.

"I had plenty of offers to do sponsorships and TV commercials, but it's just not in me," he continued. "I would love to get that out of me, but I just don't feel comfortable with it."

6. "I’m sort of a lazy player. I don’t really like running that much.”

From a quote that defines Viduka's personality to one that defines his playing style, Viduka freely mused at the beginning of his career that he didn't believe England would be suited to him, as he couldn't keep up with the pace of the game.

Once again, boy was he wrong.

While Viduka was often characterised as lazy throughout his career, so often the scorn of big strikers, the Australian could move deceptively fast when required. He also had an intimidatingly adept ability to read the game. Oh, and he could shoot from anywhere. That helps.

5. “Sleep.”

One of the most impressive aspects of Viduka's career is how his general demeanour never really changed, despite his fame.

Upon first signing for Leeds among great fanfare (he'd scored nearly a goal a game for Celtic and been linked with Barcelona), Viduka's response to the reporter's banal question, 'What do you enjoy outside of football?' gave a great insight into the decade to follow.