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King Satan
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:16 PM
WHo's the greatest footballer (soccer player) ever?

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:19 PM
Well some say Pele, in my lifetime Diego Maradona.

I have seen Pele on video, but it's not the same as growing up with Maradona (despite being a cheating b@stard)

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:48 PM
Maradona, cheating twat, cocaine addict, genius.

World Cup '86 was all about him, he could do things with a football that no-one could ever do.

Top 3 for me would be

1) Maradona
2) Pele
3) Ronaldo

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:52 PM
Ooh a top 3, i won't choose Pele as i'm only 26 but from what i have seen, he was very very good

1. Maradona
2. Van Basten
3. Zidane
3. Ronaldo

Zidane and Ronaldo are the only 2 players since Maradona/Van Basten that i would consider worthy of the admission fee alone

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:53 PM
Finally my kind of topic.

Forwards:
1. Maradona
2. Pelé
3 Baggio

Defenders:
1. Baresi
2. Beckenbauer
3. Maldini

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:56 PM
Maldini has never been the same player without Baresi to hold his hand. Beckenbauer probably greatest defender, but agree that in my lifetime Baresi, Desailly was World Class too, still pretty decent

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:00 PM
Oh yeah, defenders...

1) Baresi (ITA)
2) McGrath (IRE)
3) Stimac (CRO)

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:02 PM
Maldini has been exelent this season together with Nesta.

Stimac, McGrath? no offense man but they aren't even top 50.

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:05 PM
Goalies

1) Yashin (USSR)
2) Shilton (ENG)
3) Poom (EST) (Simply because Shilton is seen as a legend around the world of football, and there are some who would say Poom was a better Derby goalkeeper than Shilts... Poom is a phenomenal 'keeper though and I'm gutted to see him go :()

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:06 PM
McGrath was great, Stimac dodgy, but then Joey is a Derby fan ;)

nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:07 PM
KEEPERS

1. Yashin
2. Zoff
3. Zenga (Im Biased)

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:09 PM
McGrath, only PFA player of the year to win it as a defender in god knows how many years.

Stimac... you had to actually see him in action, mind you in Euro'96 and World Cup '98 he was class... the man oozed confidence and ability. IIIIIIIIIIIGOR!

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:13 PM
Stimac dodgy?

Signed in October 1995 whilst Derby were a lowly 17th in Division one for £1.75 million from Hadjuk Split. Made his debut against Tranmere, scored the only goal in a 5-1 thrashing up at Prenton Park, looked the only decent Derby player on the field as the rest looked totally out of their depth.

A formation change putting Stimac as a sweeper ensued in the follwoing game against West Brom, which the Rams won 3-0, and went on to embark on a 20 match unbeaten run that would see them rise to the top of the league and would eventually see promotion...

God, that man was a legend, I still have his autographed pic on my wall and I won't sell it!

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:14 PM
In Division 1.............................

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:16 PM
Incidentally... he didnt win player of the season that year! That went to Dean Yates... who i voted for, but he was a reliable captain in every sense of the word.

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:22 PM
Correction, van der Laan was captain of the Derby promotion side, not Yates...

Look... class act at Euro '96 and the '98 World Cup, when we sold him, the downward spiral began. Seriously, that man was the only Derby County player from the past 10 years I can quite frankly say would have fit into any team in the world. Hey we even turned down a £5 million bid from Man Utd. He was, and still is, a God.

Lola
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Voodoo Child
WHo's the greatest footballer (soccer player) ever?
It must be JOHANN CRUYFF!!!

King Satan
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:28 AM
Do any of you think Michael Owen has the potential to be one of the greats?

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:32 AM
1 in a million.

Owen is very fast, he's the "on the right place on the right time" player, but his technical skills are limited and he's not such a good team player. When he got a bad day and doesn't score he's invincible for 90 minutes and it feels like the team has only 10 players on the pitch.

King Satan
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:34 AM
Of all the young players, who do you think has a chance to be the next great one?

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:40 AM
There are many good one's, bu it's difficult to know what will happen to them in the future and how powerful they will become. Check out Rafael Van Der Vaart, Andres D'Allesandro and Diego. They are all young great talents. Also think Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a bright future.

Chris
Nov 19th, 2002, 10:42 AM
Pele is the best I think.
2.Maradona
3.Cruyff
4.Beckenbauer
5.Platini

Yes, van der Vaart will be a great player for years to come.

bliss
Nov 19th, 2002, 11:42 AM
Forwards:
1- Maradona
2- Pele (I have seen him only in video)
3- Marco Van Basten
4- Johan Cruyff (idem Pele)
5- Platini (i have seen him in his last years)

Defenders:
1- Beckenbauer (idem Pele and Cruyff)
2- Paolo Maldini
3- Franco Baresi
4- Fernando Hierro
5- Jorge Valdano

Goalkeepers:
1- Dino Zoff
2- Walter Zenga
3- Arconada
4- Jean Marie Pfaff
5- Iker Casillas (Well, he has a bright future)


Special mention in other positions: Ruud Gullit, one of my favourites players

BritneySpearsIsHot
Nov 19th, 2002, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Voodoo Child
Of all the young players, who do you think has a chance to be the next great one?

Diego Ribas and Robinho of Santos and Kaka of Sao Paulo

For England's sake, i hope Rooney comes through

Julio Colombo and Jaques Faty of Montpellier and Rennes look to have big futures

Jonathan Soriano of Espanyol

MartianJoeyWinson
Nov 19th, 2002, 08:35 PM
Ivan Cvetkov of Bulgaria.

Lola
Nov 19th, 2002, 10:29 PM
Michael Ballack