Greatest Left-Back of all Time?

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Greatest Left-Back of all Time?

Poll closed Jan 13, 2019.
  1. Alba

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    0.0%
  2. Branco

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  3. Brehme

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  4. Cabrini

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  5. Camacho

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  6. Cole(Ashley)

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Evra

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  8. Facchetti

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  9. Gordillo

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  10. Irwin

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  11. Junior

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  12. Krol

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  13. Lizarazu

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  14. Maldini

    19 vote(s)
    63.3%
  15. Marcelo

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  16. Nilton Santos

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  17. Pearce

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Roberto Carlos

    4 vote(s)
    13.3%
  19. Schnellinger

    0 vote(s)
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  20. Van Bronckhorst

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  1. gary69

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    Didn't Dugarry play in the CL with Milan and Barcelona? Don't remember if he did with his French teams, if he meant that. I remember his couple of UEFA cup runs at least. Or maybe the emphasis was on the "not good enough" part?
     
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    Yes it was. Of course he played it and had some good UEFA runs (one in which he was actuall useful). But you should have seen his face. :laugh:
     
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    KoozNetsOff 92 Hala Madrid

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    Roberto Carlos. Maldini is overrated.
     
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    Lol Roberto Carlos...
    Lol Maldini overrated...
     
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    That list probably a bit too modern. But Maldini would probably win regardless so....

    Cole would be the closest to me. Probably the most complete left back as Maldini was much more of a "pure" defender. For me Maldini was more a central defender that happened to play left-back for parts of his career.

    The way the game has developed I would have taken Cole over Maldini if we are talking about filling the left-back position only.
     
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    Found the guy who hasn't watched either player play and has only seen Youtube compilations of Roberto Carlos free kicks set to techno music.
     
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    KoozNetsOff 92 Hala Madrid

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    OK lol.

    ESM toty: 7-4
    World cup XI: 2-2
    UEFA XI: 2-2
    UEFA defender of the year: 2-1
    Both voted to world cup dream XI

    Looks like a clear win for RC. But I guess the media who votes for these things like ESM toty and defender of the year also never watched either player play. Maldini was a great player, he just gets overrated because of how long he played.
     
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    Angelo Peruzzi has the same amount of ESM TOTY appearances as Buffon. Are they equal? No one gives two ****s about that irrelevant award.

    Maldini is a top 3 defender of all time. This is pretty much universally agreed upon by anyone who watched the sport when he played. Roberto Carlos isn't even the best Brazilian LB of all time. He's probably not even top 2. The only thing he was the best at was punting shots into the stands from 40 yards out.
     
  9. Fighter

    Fighter Achille's injury won't stop me!

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    Maldini was BOOED by his own Milan fans in his last match in San Siro. Can you believe it? This is how ****ing ROTTEN is Serie A.
    Besides, he's one of the All Time Greats, no question.

    P.S.: Who voted Marcelo? :lol: Evra?? :lol: :lol: Ashley Cole??????????? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Booing Maldini was one of the most embarrassing things I’ve ever seen from home fans.

    Ashley Cole was by no means a Maldini, it he was better than a lot of the other guys. For me, Ashly Cole was the best and most consistent of the entire English “golden generation” era.
     
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    An incredibly small section of ultras booed Maldini, and it had nothing to do with his play on the pitch.
     
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    Fighter Achille's injury won't stop me!

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    It was not that small (a good chunk of the "Curva" booed him because he called them out once) and with a Legend like Maldini not a single person of any team should EVER dare to boo him. Don't try to excuse that bunch of thugs, they are worse than you think and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
     

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