Discussion in 'Soccer' started by Mundy, Oct 28, 2011.
Alves Ramos Bonucci Tierney
Busquets Xavi iniesta
Messi Larsson Cristiano Ronaldo
U need kung fu taig Gordon in goal. Like the rest of ur team tho
team looks a bit unbalanced and I don't think faddy is much of a keeper either
Figo - Rui Costa - Ronaldinho
Romario - R9
Subs: Messi (LOL), Riquelme, Nedved, Cannavaro, Weah, Rivaldo, Kaka.
Messi is so much better than Rui Acosta it's not even funny. Ronaldo has also surpassed Figo.
These are teams we'd most like to see, not just the best teams possible.
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Rui Costa was a classic #10 play maker and quite possibly the most elegant player I've ever seen. Watching the guy play was like poetry in motion. Look at the team that I put up there, Messi is not a prototypical #10, he wouldn't fit on there.
CR7 is better than Figo at scoring goals and that's about it. Figo's footballing abilities are three galaxies removed from what CR7 could ever dream of accomplishing.
Messi literally fits on any team and could play a number of roles. He's the best player ever.
As for that Figo vs. Ronaldo statement...oy.
That's a silly statement. I mean sure, he could play at left back for instance but he would he be better than Roberto Carlos there?
I bet he would be a better leftback than Roberto Carlos tbh.
Yes, Roberto Carlos was immensly overrated. Big shot and quick. Never a great defenseman.
Though I agree with the main point about Messi (imagine him in goals).
Probably. May take a season or two of adjusting.
Too many Frenchies. A team without Diego, Marco, Johan and Franz don't seem right. Renat usually is/ was under the radar, maybe because of the sick Van Basten goal.
It says favorite and Beckenbauer was before my time.
leaving the GOAT off the squad?
I've seen him once live (and Sepp Maier, Gerd MÃ¼ller) when I was a small kid at Olympia stadium in Munich. So (at least for me) it counts.
According to the op, you include anyone you've watched in your time.
In terms of going back through different eras, the thing to recall where football is concerned is the checks and balances from different eras. Rules regarding tackling, offside and backpasses have all been altered since 1992 to benefit attackers with the express intention of more goals being scored. The quality of pitches have improved too, and footballs have been designed with the goal of moving through the air more.
All these considerations need to be played off against developments in coaching, preparation, speed, strength etc.
As for the English top flight, foreign players really began arriving in larger numbers in the late 90s. If memory serves, freedom of movement to work anywhere in the EU was enshrined in 1992, but the floodgates really opened up in 1996. That summer European Championships had showcased the transformation of English football's infrastructure and culture, and at the same time the Bosman ruling had ushered in what was tantamount to genuine free agency, making it easier for English clubs to acquire foreign talent for cheaper than home grown players.
He played football beautifully, and his partnership with Batigol was glorious.
From 1994-2000 Fiorentina scarcely gave you a dull moment.
van der Sar
Lahm - Rio - Vidic - Roberto Carlos
Beckham - Iniesta - Modric - Ronaldo
Rooney - van Nistelrooy
C. Ronaldo Klinsmann Messi
Pirlo Keane Zidane
P. Maldini Cannavaro Beckenbauer Cafu
Players that I have seen play live
Danny McGrain Alan Hansen Bobby Moore Stevie Nichol
Jimmy Johnston Graeme Sounness Liam Brady Bud Jonstone
Kenny Dalgleish KH Rumminnegge
Subs Goram, Butcher, Laudrup, Durrant, Larrson and D.Farirclough(the greatest supersub ever)
Here we go:
GK - Yashin
RB - Dani Alves
CB - Maldini
LB - Marcelo
CM - Patrick Veira
AM - Neymar
CF - (Fat) Ronaldo
Separate names with a comma.