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    Battle of the Footballers

    Well as it's the height of battle season, I thought we could carry on things with a Battle of the Footballers thread.. I've compiled a short shortlist which of course I hope will be added to until we get a valid number of players

    Not sure if I want to keep tabs with it all the way through, but if we have some volunteers who are willing to do so that would be great!

    Here goes..

    Andriy Shevchenko (UKR)
    Thierry Henry (FRA)
    Raul (SPA)
    George Best (NI)
    Pele (BRA)
    Alan Shearer (ENG)
    Peter Schmeichel (DEN)
    Zinedine Zidane (FRA)
    Johan Cruyff (HOL)
    Jurgen Klinsmann (GER)
    Diego Maradona (ARG)
    Dennis Bergkamp (HOL)
    Sir Stanley Matthews (ENG)
    Marco van Basten (HOL)
    Ferenc Puskas (HUN)
    Bobby Charlton (ENG)
    Ronaldo (BRA)
    Franz Beckenbauer (GER)
    Ronaldinho (BRA)
    Last edited by Langeveldt; 18-01-2006 at 02:16 PM.
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    Shevchenko but no Henry ? no raul ? no.....lineker...?

    ouch controversial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger
    Shevchenko but no Henry ? no raul ? no.....lineker...?

    ouch controversial.
    I actually deleted them off my original list, so they are back up

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    Er Carlo Cudicini?

    COME ON YOU BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    Er Carlo Cudicini?
    Er. how about no

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    Er. How about I don't think you appreciate the legs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna
    Er. How about I don't think you appreciate the legs
    Er, how about if you aprreciated good sport instead of good sportsmen you might be raving about entirely different people?

    I've heard Peter Schmiechel has nice eyes..

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    That is true, he has lovely eyes.

    I don't particularly like football that much so I think I'm allowed to appreciate Carlo's legs Anyway, he is a dam good keeper. I do know a good player when I see them tho.

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    This needs to be bigger, actually.

    I nominate Zico, Garrincha, Gerd Muller, Raymond Kopa, Just Fontaine, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Romario, Zamorano, Valderrama, Stoichkov, Suker, Brian Laudrup, Michael Laudrup, Gordon Banks, Cantona, Zidane, Platini, Sepp Maier, Roberto Baggio, Paolo Rossi, Franco Baresi, Rijkaard, Gullit, Eusebio, Hagi, Roger Milla, George Weah.
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    rivelinho should be there also.

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    I reckon Tony Adams & John Terry. Takes a lot to get past those 2

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    Some others for consideration:

    Gerd Muller (West Germany) - scorer of more world cup goals than anyone else (14) & an international goal ratio of better than a goal a game. 65 in 62 IIRC.

    Eusebio (Portugal) - The first African superstar (born in Mozambique), top goalscorer in 1966.

    Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina/Columbia/Spain) - played for all 3 countries. Arguably the best midfielder ever, at the heart of the great Real team of the late 50s with Puskas & Raymond Kopa.

    Gordon Banks (England) - The Banks of England. Possibly the best goalkeeper ever, certainly made the best save.

    Garrincha (Brazil) - Amazing winger born with one leg shorter that the other that he used to his advantage & tormented defenders. Liked an ale; once had sex with a goat (alledgedly).

    Lev Yashin (USSR) - The black octopus. Probably the best keeper ever, amazingly acrobatic.

    Zico (Brazil) - The white Pele. Hub of the amazing 1982 Brazil team who somehow managed to convince themselves they weren't the best team in the world.

    Romario (Brazil) - Best striker in the world in the early 90s. Made wandering back from an offside postion into an artform.

    Michael Platini (France) - France's greatest ever player (all due respect to Henry). Over 60 international goals from midfield.

    Bobby Moore (England) - Our skipper in '66. Pele's shout as the best ever defender. No pace, but never seemed rushed on the ball.

    Roberto Baggio (Italy) - Great in 1990, better in 94. Italy started slowly (losing to Eire), but the divine ponytail was magic in the knock-out stages until he stepped up to the ball on the penalty spot in the final...
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    Beat you to some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent TBY
    Beat you to some of them.
    Yeah, sorry. I was too busy trying to justify my shouts when you nipped in and stuck the ball away...

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    Blatter
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