Pace, power, gifted technical grace, athletic poise, twinkling toes, chiselled jawlines, toned abdominals, shining white teeth you could see in space, full heads of hair (natural or otherwise acquired), and a ferocious will to win at any cost.
A few sports stars in the world could lay claim to at least 90% of those attributes (100% if you were Manchester City star David Silva post-hair transplant).
But what is natural talent worth in today's market? Do the physical attributes add up to incredible wealth? It's said a smile gets you a long way in life, but how far can a really good and expensively assembled smile take you?
Let's take a look: