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    Soccer - What is Your Best first XI of all time

    Obviously, there have been far too many great soccer players over the years to fit them all into one "best XI".
    But if you could choose any player, from any time and make a starting XI, what would it look like?

    Mine team would essentially play a 4-4-2 formation, with a defensive mid and a second striker.

    My team would look something like this:
    Buffon
    Dani Alves Maldini Stam Roberto Carlos

    Rijkaard

    Lionel Messi Steven Gerrard Ryan Giggs

    Diego Maradonna

    Marco Van Basten


    There were many many more players i wanted to include, such as Pele, Zidane, and Cryuff but i just couldnt fit em in.

    So what would ur Best/Favourite XI of all time look like?

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    Steven Gerrard one of the best of all times? :x

    Since i have not lived in the days of di Stefano, Beckenbauer, Pele and Cruyff i will only pick players from ~85 onward.

    Oliver Kahn
    Maicon - Paolo Maldini - Lucio - Roberto Carlos
    Lionel Messi - Lothar Matthäus - Zinedine Zindane - Ronaldinho
    Marco van Basten - Diego Maradonna

    reserves would contain Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Raul, Michel Platini, ...

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    GK: Schmeichel
    Defenders: Maldini, Bobby Moore, Beckenbauer,
    Midfield: Brian Laudrup, Zidane, Cruyff, Messi, Christiano Ronaldo
    Strikers: Van Basten, Pele

    All managed by Sir. Alex Ferguson
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    Goal : Jean-Michel Preud'Homme

    Defence : Nesta, Bergomi, Couto, Songh

    Midfield : Zidane, Hagi, Maradona,

    Forward: Batistuta, Stoichkov, Cruyff

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    Quote Originally Posted by koodledrum View Post
    All managed by Sir. Alex Ferguson
    him indeed or Guus Hiddink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brader View Post
    Goal : Jean-Michel Preud'Homme
    Do you mean Michel Preud'homme or Jean-Marie Pfaff here? :s

    (OK his official name is Michel Georges Jean Ghislain Preud’Homme so you're at least a very little bit correct...)

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    The best dream team I'd use right now is:

    Casillas
    Dani Alves Pique Vidic Lahm

    Xabi Alonso
    Iniesta Schwensteiger

    Messi Gomez Ronaldo

    Subs: Xavi,Nueuer,Dzeko,THiago Silva,David Silva,Hazard
    Pew pew

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    I meant Michel
    Was hard to decide betweeen those 2 i mixed them up a bit

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    in their prime, some in funny positions:

    Shilton

    S.Pearce L.Thuram R.Carlos

    Xavi D.Maradonna G.Best Messi (really didn't want to include him but the guy is out of this world at times, otherwise he's totally absent)

    Fat Ronaldo Raul Muller


    Managed by Brian Clough!

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    Will only post players that I've actually seen play.

    GK: Iker Casillas
    Defenders: Maldini, Cannavaro, Nesta
    Midfield: Zidane, Ronaldinho, Messi, Xavi
    Strikers: Del Piero, Ronaldo, Batistuta

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    Peleeeee is the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullup View Post
    The best dream team I'd use right now is:

    Casillas
    Dani Alves Pique Vidic Lahm

    Xabi Alonso
    Iniesta Schwensteiger

    Messi Gomez Ronaldo

    Subs: Xavi,Nueuer,Dzeko,THiago Silva,David Silva,Hazard
    QFT This team incorporates some of the best players out there today

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    I'll only use players that's been active in the 00s, its hard to compare and know everything about older players from different times:

    Keeper: Kahn
    Defenders: Maicon Lucio Vidic R.Carlos
    MFs: L.Messi Xavi Zidane W.Sneijder (/hate CR)
    Strikers: Z.Ibrahimovic Henry

    Trainer: Can't choose between Mou, Pep, SAF and Hiddink.
    Reserves: Robben, Iniesta, Schweinsteiger, Buffon, Lampard, Eto'o
    Fans: AIK, Bröndby or Red Star (those clubs don't play in EL/CL often and aint well known cuz of that)

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    Schmeichel
    Vidic, Maldini, R. Carlos, Nesta
    C. Ronaldo, Zidane, Ronaldinho, Beckham
    Ronaldo, Messi

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    As I'm only 20 years old, I have not seen many legends of Football play, but I'll give it a shot.

    GK: Julio Cesar

    Defense: (LB)Javier Zanetti (CB) Paolo Maldini (CB) Walter Samuel (RB) Roberto Carlos

    Midfield: (RM) Arjen Robben (CDM) Franz Beckenbauer (CAM) Diego Maradona (LM) Zinedine Zidane

    Offense: (RS) Lionel Messi (LS) Pelè

    Coach: Carlo Ancelotti

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penatar View Post
    Want to know something, different areas of the world have different words for the same things. Shocking I know. Who would have ever guessed there would be different word out there?

    OT: Some of these match ups would be interesting to see. I'm not a huge soccer fan, as it isn't shown much in the great state of hockey, but when it's on I'll tune in.

    EDIT:

    The word "soccer" originated as an "Oxford '-er'" slang abbreviation of "association", and was popularized in the late nineteenth century by a prominent English footballer, Charles Wreford-Brown.[5] This origin is evident in the sometimes-heard variation, "soccer football".

    SO you Europe "football" pride people can get over yourselves, ir was your people that started the term soccer.
    well football was made before american football, so they stole our name! (THEY TOOK ER JOOBS)
    much like rugby is actually called Rugby Football..

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    Here's mine

    Ray Clemence

    Cafu, Bobby Moore, Lothar Mattheus, Paolo Maldini

    Lionel Messi, Pele, Johan Cruyff, George best

    Diego Maradona, Marco Van Basten

    And to continue with someone else's off topic mention of best goal, check out this little gem from the Irish Premier League



    Fixed the video link for you. ~ Fuzzzie
    Last edited by Fuzzzie; 2010-12-26 at 04:03 PM.

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    I'm gonna go with a more recent team aswell.


    P.Schmeichel
    Maicon R.Ferdinand C.Puyol G.Bale

    C.Ronaldo Xavi P.Scholes R.Giggs

    T.Henry Ronaldo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullup View Post
    Subs: Xavi
    you gotta be out of your mind to put Xavi on the bench

    I'm too young to remember even World Cup 1998, I was like seven back then, so it'll be (4-4-2)

    Schmeichel
    V. Bronckhorst, Puyol, Cafu, Maicon
    Messi Vieira Zidane Iniesta
    Ronaldo.br, van Basten

    crap no space for Xavi too :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by messi4h View Post
    Steven Gerrard one of the best of all times? :x
    Yes? Hes a born leader, he was unreal in his prime.

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