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brassneck
01 Jun 16 20:14
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George Best.
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Report clacherholiday2 June 1, 2016 9:15 PM BST
fat ronaldo
Report brassneck June 1, 2016 9:16 PM BST
Jimmy Greaves
Report brassneck June 1, 2016 9:23 PM BST
Diego Maradona
Report brassneck June 1, 2016 9:23 PM BST
pele
Report brassneck June 1, 2016 10:11 PM BST
Platini.
Report brassneck June 1, 2016 10:14 PM BST
Dennis Bergkamp
Report BRIGGSY08 June 1, 2016 10:25 PM BST
Jackie milburn
Report BRIGGSY08 June 1, 2016 10:27 PM BST
Stan Mathews
Report The Dragon June 1, 2016 10:27 PM BST
johann cryuff
Report BRIGGSY08 June 1, 2016 10:27 PM BST
Zico
Report FCH June 1, 2016 11:17 PM BST
Messi
Report somemuppet June 1, 2016 11:32 PM BST
Shearer
Report themightymac June 1, 2016 11:38 PM BST
Jimmy Johnstone

and the man who said he was

Alfredo de Stefano
Report clacherholiday2 June 1, 2016 11:46 PM BST
zinedine yazid zidane
Report geordie1956 June 1, 2016 11:59 PM BST
Pele by a country mile
Report duffy June 2, 2016 1:40 AM BST
van basten
Report Burton-Brewers June 2, 2016 5:24 PM BST
Carlton Palmer
Report Whisperingdeath June 2, 2016 5:26 PM BST
Garrincha

Better than Pele as was George Best...source...Pele himself!
Report thelatarps June 2, 2016 5:30 PM BST
hughie gallacher of scotland
john charles wales
finney of england
best of ireland
thats 4 aces right there
Report duffy June 2, 2016 5:42 PM BST
Puskas

Gerd Muller
Report mega88 June 2, 2016 5:44 PM BST
Out an out striker - Luis Suarez aka dracula. Will go down as the greatest,messi in his shadow now.
All round Striker - Ronnie.
Midfielder - Pirlo, the maestro, miles better than Zidane.
Defender - Maldini nuff said.
Goalie - Gigi buffon, the Greatest!!!
Report Meyer Lansky June 2, 2016 6:08 PM BST
Goalkeeper Lev Yashin
Defender   Agree with mega88
Midfield   Xavi ( I know he played in a good team,but even so)
Forward    Di Stefano

best player I ever saw 'live' George Best
Report duffy June 2, 2016 6:12 PM BST
Defender - Maldini nuff said......almost

but his mate stood alongside of him was the greatest defender at reading a game of all time...Baresi.
Report Meyer Lansky June 2, 2016 6:16 PM BST
Crazy stat: Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini played 196 matches together for AC Milan and conceded just 29 goals.
Report duffy June 2, 2016 6:23 PM BST
either deserve the top accolade to be fairHappy, I was just playing devil's advocateDevil
Report geordie1956 June 2, 2016 7:46 PM BST
best 2 defenders I have seen were Beckenbauer & Moore
Report marychain1 June 2, 2016 7:56 PM BST
Kenny Lunt
Report duffy June 3, 2016 3:00 PM BST
Need a bit of bite in the middle of the park

Matthaus and Keane both in.
Report themightymac June 3, 2016 4:54 PM BST
Eusebio and the great Stanley Matthews would be in the top 20.
Report themover June 3, 2016 5:02 PM BST
Platini...better on the field than off it Plain
Report duffy June 3, 2016 5:08 PM BST
No Henry yetShocked
Report rogerthebutler June 3, 2016 5:19 PM BST
Paul Gascoigne
Lothar Mattheus
Daniel Passarella
Diego Maradona
Gigi Buffon
Gerd Muller
Report sparrow June 3, 2016 5:28 PM BST
Di Stefano
Report duffy June 3, 2016 5:52 PM BST
jairzinho
Socrates

personally I have a soft spot for Eder also, from the great Brazilian 82 side.Happy
Report jed.davison June 3, 2016 6:02 PM BST
lovely left foot that lad, great goal the one where he chips Rough.
Report jed.davison June 3, 2016 6:02 PM BST
Can't believe nobody's mentioned Milenko Acimovic yet.
Report kincsem June 3, 2016 6:19 PM BST
Lothar Mattheus was a good midfielder.
Report thelatarps June 3, 2016 7:23 PM BST
Platini great footballer
corrupt administrator
genius forumite
Wink
Report tommo1000 June 3, 2016 7:29 PM BST
gheorge hagi,underlooked genius

Robert prosinecki,untouchable when he played for red star Belgrade,pervayor of silk cut as well!!!!
Report themightymac June 3, 2016 7:57 PM BST
Yes, Hagi and Prosinecki were great players. So was Stoichkov the Bulgarian. Eastern players didn`t get the recognition they deserved. imo.
Report geordie1956 June 3, 2016 8:05 PM BST
I remember Dumitrache (Rumania or is it now Romania) from the 1970 WC - just looked him up on wiki - poor fella died in 2007 aged 59 - might have gone to juventus but the communist regime refused to allow it
Report clacherholiday2 June 3, 2016 8:11 PM BST
stoichkov might not be looked back on in the same light as other 90's strikers such as george weah or batistuta as he never made it in italy, the best league in the world at the time.

theres no doubt at all he got the recognition he deserved, he won the spanish league 4 times with barcelona and got to 2 european cup finals with them, winning one of them.  he won the ballon d'or in the 94 world cup year, its just from our perspoective in the uk he (and hagi) appeared to emerge from obscurity at the usa world cup, he was already an established european star by then.
Report marychain1 June 3, 2016 8:23 PM BST
Laszlo Kubala top 10 easy
Report jamesdean June 3, 2016 8:45 PM BST
Ronaldinho Cool
Report jamesdean June 3, 2016 8:46 PM BST
and Henrik Larsson
Report HansUlrichApfelStrudel June 3, 2016 9:37 PM BST
Gerd Muller Cool

365 Bundesliga goals

68 International Goals in 62 Games
Report lfc1971 June 3, 2016 9:56 PM BST
Jimmy Greaves not only the most gifted goalscorer but also the most beautiful player.
Nobody could, with his back to goal, turn and beat 3 or 4 defenders and score with the same style and vision...not even Best, or Cruff, or Pele or Messi.
Greaves was a masterpiece.
Report MC Roller June 3, 2016 10:01 PM BST
Fabio Cannavaro, Hugo Sanchez and Romario.
Report brain dead jockeys June 3, 2016 10:42 PM BST
1. messi
2. pele
3. maradonna
4. garrincha
5. cryuff
Report brain dead jockeys June 3, 2016 10:43 PM BST
jimmy greaves still has the european goalscoring record.........366 league goals...........messi and ronny soon to overtake
Report Platini June 4, 2016 11:54 AM BST
Platini great footballer
corrupt administrator
genius forumite


Laugh
Report Platini June 4, 2016 11:55 AM BST
BTW,

KENNY DALGLISH


a shocking omission, so far
Report fatpizzachef June 8, 2016 9:20 PM BST
Mathias Sindelar
Carlos Valderrama
Report Coachbuster June 8, 2016 9:31 PM BST
Messi for me  Sad
Report akabula June 8, 2016 9:39 PM BST
Jim Baxter. The best I've ever seen live and would be in my team of best ever.
Scored the two goals here to give us a 2-1 win at Wembley after Scotland had been reduced to 10 men early on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu4knK0fu0k
Report expensive hobby June 8, 2016 9:56 PM BST
roberto baggio pretty good
Report ian merseyside June 8, 2016 11:33 PM BST
Ronaldinho.  He wasn't at his very best for long, but for a period of about 12 months he was better than Pele, Maradona, Ronaldo or Messi.  Whilst at Barca, I once saw him receive the ball near the half way line, quickly turn away from from 2 opposition players who were so bamboozled that they ran into each other and ended up on the deck in a heap.
Report Charlton2005 June 8, 2016 11:49 PM BST
Le Tissier
Report Charlton2005 June 8, 2016 11:52 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp-XhGIyGdo

a man, never more than 50% fit, playing at the speed of a tortoise and carrying 10 other players week in week out...

very few to have ever played the game could have managed that
Report Whisperingdeath June 9, 2016 9:46 AM BST

ian merseyside
08 Jun 16 23:33

Ronaldinho


The Barca front three of Ronaldhino, Eto'oo and Messi was wonderful and that Barca side I think around 2005 under Rijkard was the most exciting football playing side I have ever had the privilege to watch in awe ( apart from Brasil '70 and '82 of course ). You can kep your tika taka, that is not football as God intended.
Report irishone June 9, 2016 9:56 AM BST
Jimmy Hogan  ?
Alfredo Di Stefano ?
Guillermo Stábile  ?
Juste Fontaine ?
 


what a ridiculous thread .... greatest of all time ...how da feck would the gonzos on here ever be in a position to take an informed view  ?
Report Whisperingdeath June 9, 2016 10:04 AM BST
just a bit of fun Irish. Nothing wrong with nostalgia and a bit of bullsheite.

You want to try comparing greatest cricketers ever! Some people think Alistair Cook would be a shoe in for Opener in Englands Greatest XL. He wouldn't even make my list of water carriers!
Report Coachbuster June 9, 2016 11:27 AM BST
He was some talent  Ch2005 - exceptional goals ,enjoyed them .

Even the Villa fans took time to applause
Report Money Tree cost me thousands!! June 9, 2016 11:38 AM BST
Aguero.
Report therhino June 9, 2016 12:48 PM BST

Jun 9, 2016 -- 3:46AM, Whisperingdeath wrote:


ian merseyside08 Jun 16 23:33RonaldinhoThe Barca front three of Ronaldhino, Eto'oo and Messi was wonderful and that Barca side I think around 2005 under Rijkard was the most exciting football playing side I have ever had the privilege to watch in awe ( apart from Brasil '70 and '82 of course ). You can kep your tika taka, that is not football as God intended.


Respect. Would have a hard time arguing they were better than Messi and Ronaldo, but Ronaldinho and Zidane are still my favourite players ever. Ronaldinho in particular, was magical to watch. The standing ovation game at Bernabeu was perfection and the dancing goal at Stamford Bridge one of my faves ever. Zidane as well, a ballerina on a football field.

Report Burton-Brewers June 9, 2016 2:07 PM BST
Justin Fashanu
Report ian merseyside June 9, 2016 4:16 PM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmkr8LrNw14

All 10 of the above Ronaldinho goals are pretty tasty but number 2 is the one I will always remember.  Any England fans close your eyes for number 7! Surprised
Report Over2.5 June 9, 2016 4:44 PM BST
BOBAN
Report jed.davison June 9, 2016 7:29 PM BST
No player in history has cost me more money than Zvonimir Boban. So he can do one.
Report Over2.5 June 10, 2016 11:00 AM BST
Enzo Francescoli
Report Poppydog. June 10, 2016 1:05 PM BST
IMO I'd hazard a guess that 95%+ of the population of the UK
have never seen Maradona play near 10 hours of football live (maybe much less)
given that he'd long gone from Napoli when Ch4 'Football Italia' started
and the tendency (in those days) of BBC and ITV not showing all live World Cup games,
be it due to group fixture clashes, time schedules or only highlights
(you'd get 3 minutes of Paraguay v Belgium)

Yet so many keyboard experts personally portray him as the all-conqering Messiah, in football terms

Only 4 major medals and about 20 international goals from the age of 22

How spoilt we are now with hundreds and thousands of hours of Messi, Zidane, Ronaldo, Buffon etc.
Report lcredd June 10, 2016 1:11 PM BST
Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Christiano Ronaldo
Report Forumite77 June 10, 2016 1:13 PM BST
Morricone
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