Discussion in 'Soccer' started by lud, Dec 19, 2018.
Also, it's kinda ridiculous that Henry was 3 votes. Same with Batistuta, as much as I love him.
Pele at the top, van Basten and R9 in the second tier and then the rest.
The clear and obvious answer is Van Nistelrooy.
Pele embarrassed WC defenseman.
Can't remember who said "I thought before the game he was made of flesh and bone, I was wrong".
Ronaldo had a two or three year peak.
Including one often referred to as (one of)the best defenders of all time:
And Santos beat pretty much every European team they played against:
This is wrong. Garrincha nickname was joy the people and was the crowd favourite but Pele is considered the greatest brazilian player. Basically almost every football dribble was "invented" by him. Invented = used in a game situation. Pele is the answer here.
Yup. I did a thread I think last year about this video:
There really didn't seem to be any defense or defender he couldn't dribble through (well maybe Bobby Moore in 1970 WC). He was the definition of "OP". Could score from close or long range with both feet, fast, great in the air, great passer and football IQ in general. Perhaps prime Pelé in 1970 WC was a prefect example that he didn't need to score to decide games.
You have names like Villa and Drogba (even as a Chelsea fan, I laughed), how does Zlatan not even make that list?
Trezeguet was a better striker than Villa and Drogba. Zlatan obviously. And that's just in recent years.
If Klose had a better club career, he should get some consideration. Probably the one of the best strikers at the international level.
actually inside the box he was probably one of the most clinical strikers ever. Obviously not the best striker lol but yeah I mean probably one of the best finishers ever.
I even go as far as saying that he might have been influential in R7 stepping his finishing game up, as well as becoming Penaldo lol RVN was a penalty master.
Where is Lukaku?
Voted for Romario. During the time, i started to watch football, he was the most enjoyable player to watch from the list.
Dont forget he played in Italy. By far the best league to that time. Stronger as the PL nowdays.
Another factor is that the game was very defensive minded in Italy.
I dunno he's been missing for months now.
I didn't forget it, I said it. Though there were more goals in the late 80s early 90s than in the mid 80s.
You can say another way : MVB won the scoring title in Serie A twice in his career.
In the same time frame, Signori won it three times.
And no, MVB didn't miss that many games since he had four consecutive 30/40 game seasons.
I don't want to diminish MVB, I loved him. But he's not the best striker all time. He's a clear tier under Pele and I'd pick Ronaldo over him as well.
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