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Old 04-12-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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typical ignorance hidden behind a cloak of conceit...

BBC Sport - Football - The greatest player you never saw

Oh get a sence of humour would you. I was joking with you when I said it. Some of you people really do take things to heart.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:25 PM
 
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Emile Heskey...


Seriously now, Zinedine Zidane. He was a complete footballer. He lead his team to a world cup final victory in 98 with some simply amazing performances. He produced similar quality performances again in 2006 at the age of 33 in what we all knew was his final tournament. How many others players could have won the best player of a world cup at 33, let alone their last ever professional tournament? In my opinion, none.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Scholes, Giggs etc were in their prime at 33 lol
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: STL
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Emile Heskey of course.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Even though I stand by my earlier post of Pele...I think there needs to be an end to this "greatest player ever" thing. There are so many variables that can be changed to come to a different outcome of who the greatest player is. Plus, the fact that people's personal preferences come into play as well. I admire Messi's skill, but I can't vote him as the best ever because he tore apart my team in CL finals twice (much to my heartache).

I also find it funny that keepers and defenders never, ever, get brought into the conversation of best ever. Yet, there are tons that have been beyond reproach in their careers.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I also find it funny that keepers and defenders never, ever, get brought into the conversation of best ever. Yet, there are tons that have been beyond reproach in their careers.
Because they are not FOOTball players, they are there just to stop the other team from scoring. That's not football, that's anti-football.
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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1.Lionel Messi
2.Diego Maradona
3.Pele
4.Johan Cruyff

5-10 (not in order):
Alfredo Di Stefano
Ronaldo
George Best
Zinedine Zidane
Franz Beckenbauer
Ferenc Puskas

11-30 (not in order):
Garrincha
Zico
Romario
Ronaldinho
Rivaldo
Alan Shearer
Bobby Charlton
Ryan Giggs
Marco van Basten
Ruud Gullit
Dennis Bergkamp
Ruud van Nistelrooy
Patrick Kluivert
Gerd Muller
Lothar Matthaus
Michel Platini
Thierry Henry
Eric Cantona
Eusebio
Cristiano Ronaldo
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Even though I stand by my earlier post of Pele...I think there needs to be an end to this "greatest player ever" thing. There are so many variables that can be changed to come to a different outcome of who the greatest player is. Plus, the fact that people's personal preferences come into play as well. I admire Messi's skill, but I can't vote him as the best ever because he tore apart my team in CL finals twice (much to my heartache).

I also find it funny that keepers and defenders never, ever, get brought into the conversation of best ever. Yet, there are tons that have been beyond reproach in their careers.
Ever heard of Beckenbauer?
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Paul McGrath

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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In general, Diego Maradona I think, but basing only what I have heard & seen about him.
From current days, like a XX-XXI century, I think Ronaldo (Luis Nazario de Lima).
This guys has completely changed the way how soccer looks like - in meaning of how ideal striker looks like, what is the tactics attitude etc.
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