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Best football player of all time?

Postby Elessar » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:10 pm

Whoever he is, I don't think he's playing in the World Cup this year. I'm sure that in the fullness of time the likes of Ronaldo, Messi and Kaka will be up there with the all-time greats, but I don't think any of them will be remembered as the greatest player of all time.

My nomination would be George Best, but his career at the highets level of football ended at a relatively young age, and due to his nationality he never really had the chance to shine on the international stage.

By far my favourite player from my own memory is Zinedine Zidane. Even the way he ended his career can't ruin an absolutely fantastic football legacy. He was just fantastic to watch, and even when he was playing simple passes, he did so with flair.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Cool Cat » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:14 pm

Its always a topical question, there's been so many wonderful players, Best, Pele, Charlton, Platini, Zidane, De Stefano, Puskas, Maradona etc, but my favourite as always been Johan Cruyff.
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Lino » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:47 pm

Eusébio! The Black Panther was a humble, dedicated, inspiring footballer and he scored hundreds, if not thousands, of goals in his career.
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Zidane didn't do as half as him and Pelé was lucky to have played with Brazil.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Cool Cat » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:30 pm

Not being a bit biased are we Lino? ;)
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Lino » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:32 pm

I'm just doing some justice to a great footballer who's not always listed like those you posted above.
Zidane a great footballer? Ok, he made France a world champ, but then he didn't as much afterwards and he had a childish behaviour at Berlin that prejudiced his team's work.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Cool Cat » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:36 pm

Eusébio was a great player, no doubt about that, and yes i should have mentioned him with the greats, but best ever? not for me.
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby henry » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:02 pm

Ade Akinbiyi
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Cool Cat » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:08 pm

henry wrote:Ade Akinbiyi

Excellent choice, don't know why he hasn't been mentioned already. :lol:
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby LittleBabyNothing » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:50 am

Zinedine Zidane for me.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Merovech » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:29 am

Another one for Zizou.

But the most entertaining player: Beckham, followed closely by Maradona and Olli Kahn. :lol:

But maybe Pelé is the best of all times. Never saw him play though.
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Lino » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:26 pm

Pelé was lucky to go play abroad, though. Eusébio was stopped by the dictatorship government of the time. He could have been much better.
I also suggest Figo, Rui Costa and to not be so biased, Cantona was better than Zizou.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Belle Leisha » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:42 pm

Not being a football fan, I don't know about the best ever, but in this World Cup, Messi has been astounding.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Clementine » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:53 pm

The first who came into my mind when I read the title of this thread was Maradona. He´s been a great player in his time.
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Cool Cat » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:05 pm

Clementine wrote:The first who came into my mind when I read the title of this thread was Maradona. He´s been a great player in his time.

Great footballer, but a bad example to set kids who looked up to him.
 
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Re: Best football player of all time?

Postby Elessar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:12 pm

Cool Cat wrote:
Clementine wrote:The first who came into my mind when I read the title of this thread was Maradona. He´s been a great player in his time.

Great footballer, but a bad example to set kids who looked up to him.


I guess that's true of my two nominations, Best and Zidane, as well. Maybe all true football geniuses are flawed in some way or other?
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