Greatest Defensive Midfielder of all Time?

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Greatest Defensive Midfielder of all Time?

Poll closed Dec 25, 2018.
  1. Bozsik

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Cambiassp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Casemiro

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    0.0%
  4. Davids

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Deschamps

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. Dunga

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  7. Emerson

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Falcao

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    0.0%
  9. Gatusso

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Kante

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  11. Keane

    5 vote(s)
    16.1%
  12. Mascherano

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Mattheus

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  14. Mauro Silva

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Redondo

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  16. Rijkaard

    8 vote(s)
    25.8%
  17. Sergio Busquets

    8 vote(s)
    25.8%
  18. Simeone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Tardelli

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Varela

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  1. lud

    lud Registered User

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  2. Luigi Habs

    Luigi Habs Captain Saku

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    Did you really put Casemiro on the list?

    Where’s Makalele? Vieira?

    This is a hard poll honestly. Not sure how to evaluate each. Does offensive contribution counts?

    Anyway to me there are 3 players that standout. Mattheus, Davids, Busquets with HM to Mascherano, Rijkard, Redondo, Vieira, Makalele
     
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  3. lud

    lud Registered User

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    Damn,how could I forgot Makalele? Makalele role..
    Vieira was more box to box midfielder,though
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Rijkaard.

    I don't know how anyone would have Davids over him.
     
  5. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    No Lucas Torreira?? ;)
     
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    I'm a huge Roy Keane guy , so he gets my vote.
     
  7. Evilo

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    David's was never great. Hype and media.
     
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    I guess it depends on your definition of great.

    He was a very good player. Never an all time great. Not in the same realm as Rijkaard.
     
  9. Deficient Mode

    Deficient Mode Registered User

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    It's Busquets.
     
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    Theokritos Moderator

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    Some of the players listed look like defensive specialists, others are good both ways. I know Jonathan Wilson loves to contrast Redondo-Real with Makelele-Real. Redondo good defensively but also good going forward, Makelele more limited but an elite destroyer.
     
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    Not Falcao?
     
  12. lud

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    Busquets is overrated,much like Pique. They are lucky to be part of Messi,Iniesta,Xavi,Casillas,Puyol generation
     
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  13. lud

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    Redondo-Real = 2 CL
    Makalele-Real = 1 CL
    Casemiro-Real = 4 CL + crazy,clutch goal
     
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    Way off on Busquets... better than Xavi tbh.
     
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    And speaking of Brazilian players who played for Roma, no Toninho Cerezo on the list?
     
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    So basically the Real team of the past 5 years is the all time 11 in this case?

    Guess we can shut down all these threads
     
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    That's the standard? If so, add Bojan to best players of all time 3 La lira's and 2 CL.
     
  18. StevenF1919

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    Alex Song as well :laugh:
     
  19. Evilo

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    Good player. No definition of great should include Davids. He wasn't even top 3 in his generation. He has nothing to do on this list.
     
  20. lud

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    No,I just sayin that Casemiro belong in this list. I vote for Redondo,btw
     
  21. lud

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    Noooo,it seems you didn't understand me. I just point that Casemiro belongs in poll
     
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    Well your wrong... like not even close
     
  23. lud

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    Statistically, Deschamps is probably Greatest.
    He made every club he played strong. Juve,Marseille,Valencia and France
     
  24. Theokritos

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    True. But when he was on his game he was incredible. It's just that he wasn't there consistently enough to qualify for this poll.
     
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  25. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    No man, Busquets is vital to Barça. Probably second most important player in squad (Messi obviously being 1st)
     

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