11 Classy Player Portraits by Dave Merrell

Manchester based illustrator Dave Merrell, who has collaborated with brands such as Adidas, Nike and ESPN, has already created an unprecedented number of unique illustrations and graphics ranking from famous superstars such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to less-know players like Lina Nilsson from the Swedish national women's team in the past few years.

Dave's designs are anything but inconsistent with a "linear and textured approach to portraits that gives a real sense of energy and dynamism." (The Modern Game).

Football Illustrations by Dave Merrell

Here's a selection of the unique collection of football graphics by Dave Merrell.

Cristiano Ronaldo | Lionel Messi

Sergio Agüero

12 Legends - Nottingham Forest

Caroline Seger

Neymar, Luis Suarez

Wilshere, Yaya Toure

Schweinsteiger, Gerrard

Unique designs. What's your take on the illustrations and graphics by Dave Merrell? Let us know in the comments below, and check out Merrell's prints available to purchase.