Originally Posted by sledger
Was somewhat surprised after running a search that there doesn't seem to be a thread on this topic, so thought I'd throw the question out there.
But, if you had to choose one (just one) player to nominate as being your favourite of all time, who would it be?
Bit of a tough call for me, am a bit spoilt for choice considering I grew up watching an Arsenal Team, made up by a group of players who many can now be considered all-time club greats. Despite Thierry Henry pushing hard for top spot, I think my favourite is without question Robert Pires. There was something about him that I always really liked, and I'd say between 2002-2004 there was probably no better player in his position in the entire world. Him being substituted off in the Champions League final is probably one of my worst sporting memories, even worse than losing the match itself.
Anyway...the floor is open....
Edit: Will always love him for this
spurs fans vs pires - YouTube
Thought that was going to be him making a donkey face at a defender who'd been reduced to bringing him down. Who was that btw? Something tells me it was Gary Neville but I can't remember. Loved him at Arsenal, apart from his ****ty beard.
My favourite is tied between Ally McCoist and Brian Laudrup. I honestly can't seperate them, Laudrup is the best player I've seen in a Rangers shirt but McCoist was my very first childhood hero and who I first pretended to be in the school playground. It's a shame they never shared a peak, as Laudrup only arrived when McCoist was in his twighlight years and fading thanks to injuries.
Non-Rangers player it's probably between Roberto Baggio, Ronaldo and Juan Roman Riquelme.