Your Top 5 Footballers of all time?

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  1. TomB88 profile image61
    TomB88posted 12 years ago

    Everyone has their favourite footballer and everyone's is different for personal reasons depending on which team you support.
    For me i have too many favourite's so here's my top 5 !!

    5. Zinedine Zidane
    elegant and relaxed Zidane made football look easy like no other player.

    4. Lionel Messi
    Probably the best to watch in the world right now besides Cristiano Ronaldo Messi has it all, he's also an amazing example of a true professional , ever heard Messi partying or sleeping around true pro.

    3. Fat Ronaldo
    Watch his Barcelona season 95-96 enough said !!

    2. Ronaldinho
    So good to watch can't believe he's been forgotten since Cristiano and Messi have come along, when Barcelona won the Champions League in 2006 he had a massive part to play and i don't think there's been a better player in terms of invention on the pitch check this out.

    1. Eric Cantona
    Purely for personal reasons the ultimate player of the Premier League in the 90's showed Man United how to play football, if it wasn't for him i don't think United would be quite the force they are now , shame he retired at 29 but he prevented the great decline in his 30's, all we remember of Cantona is magic and genius.
    Such a legend !!

  2. couturepopcafe profile image60
    couturepopcafeposted 12 years ago

    Only know American Football but like British better.  No armor to fall back on. What's up with the push huddle?  Why do they do that?

  3. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 12 years ago

    1) Pele

    2) Maradona

    3) Zidane

    4) Roberto Baggio

    5) Christiano Ronaldo/David Villa - projected

    Messi is overrated... he can't score when it matters i.e. World Cup.

  4. TomB88 profile image61
    TomB88posted 12 years ago

    couturepopcafe think you might be on about Rugby lol . Not completely sure that's what you meant but were talking about soccer.

    Roti you could say the same about Cristiano Ronaldo.

    No one can say Messi is overrated he's too good but i agree he had a poor world cup but so did a lot of stars  i.e. Rooney, Ribery, Kaka, Ronaldo.
    I think it was the ball , pretty much ruined a world cup lol

    1. rotl profile image61
      rotlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That ball was crazy... but I think Messi, more than anyone, just couldn't handle the pressure of being the star coming into the world cup. That's what separates him from guys like Maradona who did their best when all eyes were on them, that's what makes a "great." That's why I really liked what David Villa did... clutch.

      1. TomB88 profile image61
        TomB88posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        yer i gotta agree David Villa was amazing in the world cup no doubt about it one of the best strikers in the world.
        I think Messi will have his day he's too good , but it's crucial to remember you have to have a good team around you these days, David Villa had world class players all around him , whilst Messi had Jonas Guiterrez lol

        1. rotl profile image61
          rotlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Good point... the Spanish team overall was probably better... though I thought Argentina had some nice players too. I think Messi will do better next world cup, he's still very young... but will he become a world cup legend? Maradona loves him, so perhaps he will.

  5. Fuller_legend profile image84
    Fuller_legendposted 12 years ago

    Based on players in my lifetime here's mine:

    5)Paul Gascoigne
    4)Lionel Messi
    3)Ronaldo (Brazil)
    2)Dennis Bergkamp
    1)Zinedine Zidane

  6. mio cid profile image62
    mio cidposted 12 years ago

    MARADONA                                                        PELE                                                            DISTEFFANO                                                      CRUYFF                                                          BECKEMBAUER

  7. michael ely profile image73
    michael elyposted 12 years ago

    It's difficult getting it down to 5 names, but in the end i would go for

    5  Mario Kempes

    4  Michel Platini

    3  Johan Cruyff

    2  Diego Maradona

    1  Pele

  8. republik profile image59
    republikposted 12 years ago

    Top 5 that I have seen with my own eyes

    1) Cristiano Ronaldo
    2) Maradona
    3) Lionel Messi
    4) Lothar Mattheus
    5) Zidane

    I dont think I have ever seen anyone get close to how good Ronaldo is, a real pleasure to watch live.

  9. Donnacha C profile image72
    Donnacha Cposted 12 years ago

    5. Paolo Maldini
    4. Zinedine Zidane
    3. Maradona
    2. Pele
    1. Ferenc Puskas

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    George Best?

  11. Sam-Willett profile image60
    Sam-Willettposted 12 years ago

    4)Lionel Messi
    3)Diego Maradona
    2)Zinedine Zidane

  12. profile image49
    Nikkipageposted 12 years ago

    As they say in Manchester, Pele great, Maradona better, George Best!!

  13. saifhayel profile image58
    saifhayelposted 12 years ago


    simply the best of the best at the same time in the same team.

  14. dave360 profile image64
    dave360posted 12 years ago

    3-Ronaldo (brazil)

  15. profile image0
    Martyv25posted 12 years ago

    1 - Paulo Maldini
    2 - Dennis Bergkamp
    3 - Zinedine Zidane
    4 - Paul Scholes
    5 - Paul Gascoigne

  16. MeGunner profile image61
    MeGunnerposted 12 years ago

    1)Zinedine Zidane
    2)Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha
    3)Cristiano Ronaldo
    4)Lionel Messi
    5)Steven Gerrrard
    I doubt if Maradona and Pele would be that great if they played today. Besides I don't really know them practically.Sorry

  17. jake_90 profile image61
    jake_90posted 12 years ago

    1) Lionel Messi
    2) Diego Maradonna
    3) Pele
    4) Cristiano Ronaldo
    5) Kenny Daglish

  18. Don Ship profile image77
    Don Shipposted 12 years ago

    Lionel Messi
    Fernando Torres
    Frank Lampard
    Wesley Sneijder
    Andrés Iniesta


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