It is no exaggeration to say that John Stones is an idol for Manchester City fans. Go to any game and the chant 'Jonny, Jonny Stones' is heard more than any other. He is serenaded even more than Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne - and even Pep Guardiola.
But he is more than just a cult hero. He is one of the most important players in the team, part-defender, part-midfielder, occasional scorer of jaw-dropping goals. He bossed the midfield against Liverpool and had the run of Luka Modric when City mauled Real Madrid. He was impeccable against Bayern Munich.
And he is certain to start in Saturday's Champions League final against Inter Milan. Victory in Istanbul would be all the more sweeter for Stones, given that only three years ago he sunk to the lowest point of his career.