Discussion in 'Soccer' started by lud, Dec 10, 2018.
Are you specifying any criteria for judging "greatest"
Best overall career?
Most impact on how the game was played?
Pele, Cruyff, Platini, Messi, Maradona, Beckenbauer, Di Stefano, and for the last one, I'm torn.
It will be interesting to see how many people put names of players on their list they haven't seen play before.
There are lot of videos from 70's,80's...
Though, it's not the same thing.
I only have two, Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
E: Ohh I forgot about that beard guy from Italia. Pirlo I think his name was.
E2: Add Kaka to the list.
My final choice is between :
Zico, Zidane, Puskas, Socrates, Eusebio, Ronaldo, Garrincha, Muller.
Pele and Di Stefano I never saw live. All of the others I have in my top 8 players list. Cruyff not long.
Gerrard, Suarez, Salah, Alonso, Mascherano, van Dijk, Carragher, Owen. There you go.
In all seriousness, I'll go with Messi, Pele, C. Ronaldo (but if this rape thing is proven true, I would never put him anywhere near this list), Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Maradona, Platini, Garrincha.
Since the obvious will already be nominated...
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
Messi, Cruyff, Pele, CR7, Beckenbauer, Platini, R9 and van Basten.
8th is one of Garrincha Zidane or Platini. Going with Zidane as a personal preferance and because I saw him play more.
Hmm a lot of the ones i would have said have already been mentioned so I'm going start extending this:
Edit: I saw Eusebio was taken but realized it was @Evilo just decideing so i'm going to add him to mine.
He is replacing Robben for me
My favourite: Zidane
My GOAT : Messi
I never saw play the great dutchs (Cruyff, Van Basten) & brazilians (Zico, Pele, Garincha) & german (Muller, Beckenbauer)
HM to Ronaldinho who is possibly the most entertaining player I watched.
The never-ending story continues. To make it quick: Pele. Close thread.
Nvm, I just saw that already nominated players don't count.
Luis Suarez (original one, 50s Barca and 60s Inter one)
CruyffPele MaradonaPlatiniPuskasMessiBeckenbauer VanBasten if not for injuries and a bad WC would probably be there, Shevchenko my favorite of the last 25 years easy.
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