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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    I saw the 18-year old Ronaldo playing for PSV, and (as I’ve posted here before) he remains the most naturally gifted footballer I have ever seen. Phenomenal.
    When he played for Inter he was unstoppable - quick, strong, good in the air, could go both ways, great first touch and hold up play, his step-overs would happen so fast he would dance round players - that goal he scored where he did about 5 step - overs and the keeper fell over and he slotted home was used in a Nike advert and the keeper tried to sue them saying it made him look bad and they shouldn’t use it! What a player.


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    Of course you could add Puskas, Garrincha, di Stefano, George Best etc. How on earth can you chose just one? Even dear old Stanley Matthews or Tommy Finney.


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    Gerd Müller, „Der Bomber“.

    487 goals in 555 league matches, and 68 goals in 62 matches (yes, you read that right) for West Germany.

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    Ronaldo.

    There’s a reason why he’s called “the phenomenon” in Brazil. I’ve never seen a better centre-forward before or since.

    That season he was at Barcelona, he was fucking unstoppable.

    Close second and third is Ronaldinho (the player I would want to be if I could choose) and Zidane (a maestro).


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    Being a Inter fan this thread is fun.

    Ronaldo is the best hands down for me.

    My favourite was a little Uruguayan chap named Alvaro 'El Chino' Recoba.

    A great little article that sums him up here
    https://www.planetfootball.com/nosta...-recoba-inter/

    https://youtu.be/MxwEtkzRcjM

    Special mention to Javier Zanetti, one of the most underrated footballers of all time. In his pomp, Adriano was unstoppable with the hardest hitting left foot to play the game.

    And lastly, away from Inter, Ronaldinho for doing things on a football field that nobody has ever done, or has done since. He was like a cheat mode on a computer game.

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    The great Johan Cruyff.
    That '74 WC is the one that got me hooked on football as a kid. Others from that World Cup that just fascinated me were Franz Beckenbauer, Johan Neeskens, Ruud Krol, Gerd Muller and Dragan Dzajic. There were so many more on display that year. It was a special tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_82 View Post
    My Milan squad for the mid 00s - Cafu, Maldini, Nesta, Stam, Ambrosini, Gattuso, Rui Costa, Pirlo, Seedorf, Kaka, Shevchenko, Super Pippo, Crespo etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by EmmersonForest4 View Post
    The ac Milan side in the mid to late 2000s were an absolute joy. I’m reciting this side so they could be wrong
    ———————————Dida———————————
    Cafu——Maldini——Nesta——Costacurta
    —————————Gattuso—————————
    ———-Pirlo————-Seedorf———-
    —————————Kaka—————————-
    —————Inzhahi—-Shevchencko—

    I could pick 5 out of their that I love with Pirlo being one of them. When gattuso was great he was unbelievable but Kaka and Cafu were legends then as well. Shevchencko was my favourite on pes 4 though so many great players.
    I have to pick the Milan side that won back to back European Cups in 1989 and 1990: Franco Baresi, Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Costacurta, Roberto Donadoni, Giovanni Galli, Carlo Ancelotti and the Great Dutch trio of Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard. Managed by Arrigo Sacchi. Just my opinion.


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    Could have been, would have been a legend. Hands up all those who were fortunate enough to see Einar Aas


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    Mine are all random - yes there are some truly great players I could pick, but my favourites were always the ones who did something different, or were just completely nuts:-

    George Campos - Goalkeeper who loved flourescent shirts, with cut off sleeves, who quite often switched to playing up front.
    Jose Luis Chilavert - Goalkeeper who could strike free-kicks.
    Carlos Alberto Valderrama - That hair though.
    Roger Milla - Cameroon striker who claimed to be in his thirties when everyone knew he was nearly 50. Had a great goal celebration too.


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    Tino Asprilla

    What a unique footballer with such a languid style of play. So skilful.

    Scored a goal for Parma to end Milan's long run of games unbeaten. Won a few European trophies with the Italian side too.

    Signed for Newcastle and came off the bench on his debut to turnaround a derby game at Middlesbrough. Turning defenders inside out and dishing out nutmegs. Scored a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona. Two great headers - he had some leap and could hang in the air.

    Legend in Colombia. Scored twice against Argentina as they destroyed them 5-0 in Buenos Aires during World Cup qualification.

    What a madman and a good friend of Pablo Escobar.




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    Asprilla, Zola -and Brolin was some attack at Parma.


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    John McGovern.


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    Gazza


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    Phillips Albert for nothing more than the goal he scored against Man Utd in the 5 - 0 drubbing by the Toon in the Keegan days

    https://youtu.be/KJ_uxIAg_yw

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    No one better, no one more lethal with the outside of his left boot...




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    David Ginola

    One of the last of a dying breed. An out-and-out, orthodox winger. Could play both flanks and beat defenders on either side. He was brilliant with his right and left foot.

    Made his debut in France at 18. Wasn't long before he became a real real crowd-pleaser at PSG. Won plenty of team and individual honours in France. Real Madrid and Barcelona were interested in him apparently, but he signed for Newcastle. He was part of Keegan's side that were 10 points clear in January. Left Newcastle for Spurs and won a League Cup.

    In 1999, Dutch legend Johan Cruijff remarked that it was his belief that Ginola was currently the best player in the world.

    Man United won the treble in 99, but Ginola won Player of the Year that season.




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    Vincent Kompany.


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    Agueroooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gets a nod for THAT goal and what it did to the smug smile on Ferguson's purple, strawberry nosed face

    By "relegation battle", do you mean 7th, 12th or 14th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liaminho View Post
    Vincent Kompany.
    He's up there with Demba Ba.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Liaminho View Post
    Vincent Kompany.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagman View Post
    Agueroooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gets a nod for THAT goal and what it did to the smug smile on Ferguson's purple, strawberry nosed face
    That game was just mental. Absolutely mental.


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    Bryan Roy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bristol tricky View Post
    Bryan Roy

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    That 94/95 season with Roy and Collymore up front. We finished 3rd in the Premier League.


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    None, they’re all shit


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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor_82 View Post
    This guy for me......played like he had glue on his boots.


 

 

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