Daily Mail Top 50 players ever

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  1. JamesBH11

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    Sorry but Figo did not deserve in such a highlevel legends team///

    Many greats of better choices than his name: Best , Garrincha, Rivelino, Jaizinho, Gento ...

    Zidane got more votes from "YOUNGER fans" available on internet surely


  2. Dearman

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    George Best's consistency is definitely not great enough to win top 10.

    Zico was not that bad in WC 1982. He had to play in the most diffilcult group while Zidane didn't significantly better than Zico in his performance in WC 2006.
  3. PDG1978

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    No, Zico was definately excellent in WC '82 - I suppose his consistency is questioned in that tournament but he provided several magical moments. He was probably at times unfairly hampered by Gentile in the Italy game too.
    Yeah I voted largely on peak form myself (not sure about others) and I felt Best was remarkable enough to place that high but I wouldn't consider him any higher than I put him definately. Some people in Britain say he was the best ever but I wouldn't go that far.
  4. schwuppe

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    Okay I edited my list ...
    I feel that there is a pro 50s - early 90s player bias going on so I did the following:

    - Categorize football history in 7 different eras
    - Selected the 7 (8 for the 60s) best player for each era
    - First I tried to seperate the 00s - 50s in 3 eras, but it's too hard for me to rate players with no video footage available and questionable competition so I decided to put them down as one


    Pre WW II Leonidas Moreno Meazza Matthews Sindelar
    Zizinho Nasazzi

    50s Di Stefano Puskas Walter Kubala Didi Kopa Kocsis

    60s Pele Garrincha Eusebio Charlton Best Moore Yashin Seeler

    70s Cruyff Beckenbauer Müller Rivelino Zoff Passarella Jairzinho

    80s Maradona Platini Zico Rummenigge Van Basten Gullit Baresi

    90s Romario Baggio Matthäus Rivaldo Ronaldo Maldini Figo

    00s Zidane Ronaldinho Henry Messi Buffon Cristiano Ronaldo
    Xavi


    1. Pele
    2. Maradona
    3. Beckenbauer
    4. Cruyff
    5. Di Stefano
    6. Zidane
    7. Platini
    8. Puskas
    9. Garrincha
    10. Ronaldo
    11. Müller
    12. Zico
    13. Matthews
    14. Yashin
    15. Eusebio
    16. Van Basten
    17. Charlton
    18. Maldini
    19. Moreno
    20. Best
    21. Meazza
    22. Romario
    23. Rivaldo
    24. Moore
    25. Ronaldinho
    26. Didi
    27. Nasazzi
    28. Baggio
    29. Zizinho
    30. Rivelino
    31. Messi
    32. Leonidas
    33. Rummenigge
    34. Matthäus
    35. Kubala
    36. Seeler
    37. Zoff
    38. Baresi
    39. Gullit
    40. Henry
    41. Sindelar
    42. Buffon
    43. Kopa
    44. Figo
    45. Kocsis
    46. Walter
    47. Passarella
    48. Jairzinho
    49. Cristiano Ronaldo
    50. Xavi

    Oh and in case someone thinks I made this pro old players bias up some food for the thoughts ...

    Out of Dearman's Top50

    Players active in 2005:
    Past/Pre Prime - Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Zidane, Maldini and Romario

    Players active in 1965:
    Past/Pre Prime - Cruyff, Di Stefano, Puskas, Beckenbauer, Garrincha, Müller, Didi, Rivelino, Kubala, Kopa
    Prime: Yashin, Eusebio, Best, Charlton, Moore, Seeler, Rivera, Luis Suarez, Facchetti, Banks, Jairzinho, Dzajic


    And this makes sense ...? :(


  5. PDG1978

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    OK Schwuppe, I'm gonna check both your lists and adjust the points and the honourable mentions.
    I'll do a check on how many of my top 50 were playing at those times too....

    Just to confirm - you wanted Yashin and Shevchenko in your final selection rather than Walter and Rivera (who were listed when you brainstormed your players by era)? I'll assume Yashin and Sheva in (I'm sure you meant to include Yashin) and not the other 2 unless you say otherwise.
  6. schwuppe

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    Thanks mixed it up a bit ...
    Not sure about Xavi, Sheva, CR - decided to cut Shevchenko.
    While I think Shevchenko was a better player for most part of his career than Xavi I feel it's necessary to include a player from the EC/WC winning Spanish side.

    Should be correct now.
  7. PDG1978

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    OK, thats great - the latest overall ranking should be up fairly soon. Counting the players in my top 50, I had only one less playing in 2005 than in 1965 but this may be a bit misleading as the top 10 has more playing in 1965 and the bottom 10 (41-50) more in 2005.
  8. schwuppe

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    You seem to be rather 90s focused including players like Klinsmann, Weah, Hagi, Savicevic, Sammer, Brian Laudrup and Cantona.

    For my surpise no Rivaldo and Romario in the Top 50 ... very interested to hear your reasoning why you took above players over the 2 Brazilians.
  9. PDG1978

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    Yeah the question is does that relate to the players playing when I was 10-20 years old or were there really so many top players playing then? Again though, not one 90's player (if Zidane's prime is considered later anyway) in my top 10. For every 50's/60's/70's player near the top of my rankings I can see a clear reason to put them so high, but I do have a clutch of 80's/90's players in the middle of my top 100 I think. If I used your method I'd definately end up with too many 90's players in my top 50 and top 100! I genuinely do feel there were a lot of excellent star players playing then though, more so than now, but that most of them fell short of the level of the previously established top legends overall.
    Yeah Rivaldo and Romario were certainly top players - for one thing in my opinion the middle of the top 100 is incredibly tight whichever order it is put in. Perhaps I rate pure penalty-box goalscorers a little lower than others do in comparison to playmakers/dribblers/creative genius type players, so though I have Romario at 56 with no points I had Gerd Muller at 30 nearly 20 places lower than you and some others. Romario could certainly fashion chances for himself and interact with his strike partner very well, but he didn't tend to dribble past a few players before playing a team-mate in with a 40 yard pass. Rivaldo did exceptionally well at Barcelona at the end of the 90's especially - he scored a lot of goals and did have great vision and great technique on his left-side. Again I think it's a comparison between players with different star qualities but I can certainly see a case to go with Hagi as a better playmaker, B Laudrup as quicker and more creative in general play etc. Weah was 1995 WPOTY though and Savicevic was nicknamed 'il genio' or 'genjie which means genius in Italian and I assume Yugoslavian/Serbian. Klinsmann was actually a complete striker and Cantona was a legend in England so these players all have great credentials. Sammer won the 1996 Balon D'or too. I'm not anti-Brazilian though - I have 16 of them in the top 100 and 4 in my top 16 including 1st. Romario and Rivaldo are doing pretty well in the poll so far though and I wouldn't think I have enough of a case to change your mind - well maybe if you watch the '94 Champions League final involving Savicevic and Romario (but that's just one game and Romario did go on to win the World Cup that year though Yugoslavia of course couldn't take part so no Savicevic).
  10. PDG1978

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    OK, the new standings after Schwuppe's revised ranking:
    1 Pele 648
    2 Diego Maradona 627
    3 Johan Cruyff 625
    4 Alfredo Di Stéfano 595
    5 Franz Beckenbauer 590
    6 Michel Platini 568
    7 Ferenc Puskás 564
    8 Garrincha 530
    9 George Best 512
    10 Zinedine Zidane 494
    11 Ronaldo 479
    12 Zico 478
    13 Bobby Charlton 469
    14 Eusebio 467
    15 Marco van Basten 456
    16 Gerd Müller 439
    17 Lev Yashin 403
    18 Romario 367
    19 Paolo Maldini 329
    20 Bobby Moore 328
    21 Lothar Matthäus 314
    22 Didí 297
    23 Franco Baresi 284
    24 Stanley Matthews 280
    25 Rivelino 245
    26 Ruud Gullit 238
    27 Giuseppe Meazza 228
    28 Leonidas 226
    29 Zizinho 224
    30 Roberto Baggio 220
    31 José Manuel Moreno 218
    32 Ronaldinho 167
    33 Raymond Kopa 152
    34 Ladislao Kubala 138
    35 Dino Zoff 137
    36= Fritz Walter 128
    36= Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 128
    38 Lionel Messi 121
    39= Dennis Bergkamp 102
    39= Thierry Henry 102
    41 Gianni Rivera 90
    42 Matthias Sindelar 87
    43 Sandor Kocsis 81
    44 Rivaldo 80
    45= Kenny Dalglish 70
    45= Daniel Passarella 70
    47 Paolo Rossi 67
    48 Uwe Seeler 61
    49 Adolfo Pedernera 60
    50= Nilton Santos 59
    50= Roberto Carlos 59
    50= Duncan Edwards 59
    53 George Weah 58
    54= Falcao 57
    54= Luís Figo 57
    56 Gordon Banks 56
    57 Michael Laudrup 55
    58 Frank Rijkaard 53
    59= Johan Neeskens 51
    59= Luis Suarez 51
    61 Peter Schmeichel 48
    62= Cafú 46
    62= Giacinto Facchetti 46
    62= Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    65 Gabriel Batistuta 45
    66= Omar Sivori 43
    66= Sandro Mazzola 43
    68 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    69 Carlos Alberto 39
    70 Josef Bican 38
    71 Just Fontaine 37
    72 Hector Scarone 36
    73 Mario Kempes 34
    74= Arsenio Erico 33
    74= Teófilo Cubillas 33
    76= John Charles 32
    76= Jairzinho 32
    78= Dejan Savicevic 31
    78= Kaká 31
    78= Elías Figueroa 31
    81= Gheorghe Hagi
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    81= Gyorgy Sarosi 28
    83 Andriy Shevchenko 27
    84 Dragan Dzajic 26
    85= Artur Friedenreich 25
    85= Junior 25
    87 Jose Nasazzi 24
    88= Valentino Mazzola 23
    88= Hugo Sanchez 23
    90= Hristo Stoichkov 22
    90= Tostao 22
    92= Mario Zagallo 20
    92= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    94 Tom Finney 18
    95= Socrates 17
    95=Domingos da Guia 17
    97= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    97= Bebeto 15
    99= Francisco Gento 14
    99= Ryan Giggs 14
    101= Kevin Keegan 12
    101= Piet Keizer 12
    103 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    104= Francesco Totti 10
    104= Gaetano Scirea 10
    106= Emilio Butragueño 9
    106= Eric Cantona 9
    106= Careca 9
    106= Gianluigi Buffon 9
    110= José Leandro Andrade 8
    110= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    110= Sepp Maier 8
    110= Leandro 8
    114= Enzo Francescoli 7
    114= Matthias Sammer 7
    114= Oliver Kahn 7
    117 Raul 6
    118= Fabio Cannavaro 5
    118= Edgar Davids 5
    118= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    121= Robert Pires 4
    121= Gerson 4
    123 Jorginho 3
    124= Telmo Zarra 2
    124= Patrick Vieira 2
    124= Gary Lineker 2
    127= Fernando Redondo 1
    127= Brian Laudrup 1
    127= Xavi 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Cesar Cueto
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Alessandro Nesta
    Careca
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
  11. Dagoods

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    1. Pele
    2. Maradona
    3. Ronaldo (Brazil)
    4. Di Stefano
    5. Cruyff
    6. Garrincha
    7. Beckenbauer
    8. Zico
    9. Platini
    10. Puskas
    11. Best
    12. Muller
    13. Baggio
    14. Van Basten
    15. Eusebio
    16. Charlton
    17. Maldini
    18. Baresi
    19. Yashin
    20. Romario
    21. Didi
    22. Rivelino
    23. Matthews
    24. Cueto
    25. Cubillas
    26. Matthaus
    27. Moore
    28. Rivera
    29. Meazza
    30. Kopa
    31. Jairzinho
    32. Gullit
    33. Hagi
    34. Stoichkov
    35. Messi
    36. Kempes
    37. Rossi
    38. Scirea
    39. Passarella
    40. Carlos Alberto
    41. Cafu
    42. Facchetti
    43. Seeler
    44. Mazzola
    45. Figo
    46. Rummenigge
    47. Rivaldo
    48. Chumpitaz
    49. Figueroa
    50. Zidane
  12. PDG1978

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    Thanks for the vote Dagoods. I'm adding points to Sandro Mazzola, but let me know if you meant Valentino Mazzola, or Jose Altafini (known as Mazzola in Brazil) and I can change it.
    New standings:
    1 Pele 698
    2 Diego Maradona 676
    3 Johan Cruyff 671
    4 Alfredo Di Stéfano 642
    5 Franz Beckenbauer 634
    6 Michel Platini 610
    7 Ferenc Puskás 605
    8 Garrincha 575
    9 George Best 552
    10 Ronaldo 527
    11 Zico 521
    12 Bobby Charlton 504
    13 Eusebio 503
    14 Zinedine Zidane 495
    15 Marco van Basten 493
    16 Gerd Müller 478
    17 Lev Yashin 435
    18 Romario 398
    19 Paolo Maldini 363
    20 Bobby Moore 352
    21 Lothar Matthäus 339
    22 Didí 327
    23 Franco Baresi 317
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    25 Rivelino 274
    26 Roberto Baggio 258
    27 Ruud Gullit 257
    28 Giuseppe Meazza 250
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224
    31 José Manuel Moreno 218
    32 Ronaldinho 167
    33 Raymond Kopa 173
    34 Ladislao Kubala 138
    35= Dino Zoff 137
    35= Lionel Messi 137
    37 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 133
    38 Fritz Walter 128
    39 Gianni Rivera 113
    40= Dennis Bergkamp 102
    40= Thierry Henry 102
    42 Matthias Sindelar 87
    43 Rivaldo 84
    44 Daniel Passarella 82
    45= Sandor Kocsis 81
    45= Paolo Rossi 81
    47 Kenny Dalglish 70
    48 Uwe Seeler 69
    49 Luís Figo 63
    50 Adolfo Pedernera 60
    51= Nilton Santos 59
    51= Roberto Carlos 59
    51= Duncan Edwards 59
    51= Mario Kempes 59
    51= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    56 George Weah 58
    57 Falcao 57
    58= Cafú 56
    58= Gordon Banks 56
    60= Michael Laudrup 55
    60= Giacinto Facchetti 55
    62 Frank Rijkaard 53
    63 Jairzinho 52
    64= Johan Neeskens 51
    64= Luis Suarez 51
    66= Sandro Mazzola 50
    66= Carlos Alberto 50
    68 Peter Schmeichel 48
    69= Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    69= Gheorghe Hagi 46
    71 Gabriel Batistuta 45
    72 Omar Sivori 43
    73 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    74 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    75 Josef Bican 38
    76 Just Fontaine 37
    77 Hector Scarone 36
    78= Arsenio Erico 33
    78= Elías Figueroa 33
    80 John Charles 32
    81= Dejan Savicevic 31
    81= Kaká 31
    83 Gyorgy Sarosi 28
    84= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    84= Cesar Cueto 27
    86 Dragan Dzajic 26
    87= Artur Friedenreich 25
    87= Junior 25
    89 Jose Nasazzi 24
    90= Valentino Mazzola 23
    90= Hugo Sanchez 23
    90= Gaetano Scirea 23
    93 Tostao 22
    94= Mario Zagallo 20
    94= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    96 Tom Finney 18
    97= Socrates 17
    97=Domingos da Guia 17
    99= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    99= Bebeto 15
    101= Francisco Gento 14
    101= Ryan Giggs 14
    103= Kevin Keegan 12
    103= Piet Keizer 12
    105 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    106 Francesco Totti 10
    107= Emilio Butragueño 9
    107= Eric Cantona 9
    107= Careca 9
    107= Gianluigi Buffon 9
    111= José Leandro Andrade 8
    111= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    111= Sepp Maier 8
    111= Leandro 8
    115= Enzo Francescoli 7
    115= Matthias Sammer 7
    115= Oliver Kahn 7
    118 Raul 6
    119= Fabio Cannavaro 5
    119= Edgar Davids 5
    119= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    122= Robert Pires 4
    122= Gerson 4
    124= Jorginho 3
    124= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    126= Telmo Zarra 2
    126= Patrick Vieira 2
    126= Gary Lineker 2
    129= Fernando Redondo 1
    129= Brian Laudrup 1
    129= Xavi 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Alessandro Nesta
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
  13. Dagoods

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    My mistake, I Meant the father Valentino Mazzola. The son was a superb player but his father was way better.
  14. PDG1978

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    OK, here's the correct version:
    1 Pele 698
    2 Diego Maradona 676
    3 Johan Cruyff 671
    4 Alfredo Di Stéfano 642
    5 Franz Beckenbauer 634
    6 Michel Platini 610
    7 Ferenc Puskás 605
    8 Garrincha 575
    9 George Best 552
    10 Ronaldo 527
    11 Zico 521
    12 Bobby Charlton 504
    13 Eusebio 503
    14 Zinedine Zidane 495
    15 Marco van Basten 493
    16 Gerd Müller 478
    17 Lev Yashin 435
    18 Romario 398
    19 Paolo Maldini 363
    20 Bobby Moore 352
    21 Lothar Matthäus 339
    22 Didí 327
    23 Franco Baresi 317
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    25 Rivelino 274
    26 Roberto Baggio 258
    27 Ruud Gullit 257
    28 Giuseppe Meazza 250
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224
    31 José Manuel Moreno 218
    32 Raymond Kopa 173

    33 Ronaldinho 167
    34 Ladislao Kubala 138
    35= Dino Zoff 137
    35= Lionel Messi 137
    37 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 133
    38 Fritz Walter 128
    39 Gianni Rivera 113
    40= Dennis Bergkamp 102
    40= Thierry Henry 102
    42 Matthias Sindelar 87
    43 Rivaldo 84
    44 Daniel Passarella 82
    45= Sandor Kocsis 81
    45= Paolo Rossi 81
    47 Kenny Dalglish 70
    48 Uwe Seeler 69
    49 Luís Figo 63
    50 Adolfo Pedernera 60
    51= Nilton Santos 59
    51= Roberto Carlos 59
    51= Duncan Edwards 59
    51= Mario Kempes 59
    51= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    56 George Weah 58
    57 Falcao 57
    58= Cafú 56
    58= Gordon Banks 56
    60= Michael Laudrup 55
    60= Giacinto Facchetti 55
    62 Frank Rijkaard 53
    63 Jairzinho 52
    64= Johan Neeskens 51
    64= Luis Suarez 51
    66 Carlos Alberto 50
    67 Peter Schmeichel 48
    68= Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    68= Gheorghe Hagi 46
    70 Gabriel Batistuta 45
    71= Sandro Mazzola 43
    71= Omar Sivori
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    73 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    74 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    75 Josef Bican 38
    76 Just Fontaine 37
    77 Hector Scarone 36
    78= Arsenio Erico 33
    78= Elías Figueroa 33
    80 John Charles 32
    81= Dejan Savicevic 31
    81= Kaká 31
    83 Valentino Mazzola 30
    84 Gyorgy Sarosi
    28
    85= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    85= Cesar Cueto 27
    87 Dragan Dzajic 26
    88= Artur Friedenreich 25
    88= Junior 25
    90 Jose Nasazzi 24
    91= Hugo Sanchez 23
    91= Gaetano Scirea 23
    93 Tostao 22
    94= Mario Zagallo 20
    94= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    96 Tom Finney 18
    97= Socrates 17
    97=Domingos da Guia 17
    99= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    99= Bebeto 15
    101= Francisco Gento 14
    101= Ryan Giggs 14
    103= Kevin Keegan 12
    103= Piet Keizer 12
    105 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    106 Francesco Totti 10
    107= Emilio Butragueño 9
    107= Eric Cantona 9
    107= Careca 9
    107= Gianluigi Buffon 9
    111= José Leandro Andrade 8
    111= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    111= Sepp Maier 8
    111= Leandro 8
    115= Enzo Francescoli 7
    115= Matthias Sammer 7
    115= Oliver Kahn 7
    118 Raul 6
    119= Fabio Cannavaro 5
    119= Edgar Davids 5
    119= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    122= Robert Pires 4
    122= Gerson 4
    124= Jorginho 3
    124= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    126= Telmo Zarra 2
    126= Patrick Vieira 2
    126= Gary Lineker 2
    129= Fernando Redondo 1
    129= Brian Laudrup 1
    129= Xavi 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Alessandro Nesta
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
  15. PDG1978

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    I've been considering the players that just missed out on my top 100 and settled on the following players in this order:
    101) Jorginho (Brazil)
    102) Teofilo Cubillas (Peru)
    103) Ruud Krol (Holland)
    104) Juan Schiaffino (Uruguay)
    105) Jari Litmanen (Finland)
    106) Dragan Stojkovic (Yugoslavia)
    107) Josef Masopust (Czechoslovakia)
    108) Nils Liedholm (Sweden)
    109) Tommy Lawton (England)
    110) Sandor Kocsis (Hungary)
    111) Renat Dasayev (Soviet Union)
    112) Dino Zoff (Italy)
    113) Valentino Mazzola (Italy)
    114) Alessandro Nesta (Italy)
    115) Neville Southall (Wales)
    116) Sepp Maier (Germany)
    117) Florian Albert (Hungary)
    118) Bixente Lizarazu (France)
    119) Fernando Hierro (Spain)

    I'm going to allow myself to add the 9 bolded ones to the HM's. 3 of the other players are already on the HM's list and the other 7 have points. I felt all 19 of these players (plus others too) were very close to the bottom of my top 100. In the end I've included several defenders and goalkeepers to balance out my selection a little, plus other players from the earlier part of last century (before my birth in '78) and Litmanen and Stojkovic who I pretty much rate at top 100 level too.
    I've also realised Peter Shilton should've already been on the HM's list so I'm adding him too.
  16. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    1 Pele 698
    2 Diego Maradona 676
    3 Johan Cruyff 671
    4 Alfredo Di Stéfano 642
    5 Franz Beckenbauer 634
    6 Michel Platini 610
    7 Ferenc Puskás 605
    8 Garrincha 575
    9 George Best 552
    10 Ronaldo 527
    11 Zico 521
    12 Bobby Charlton 504
    13 Eusebio 503
    14 Zinedine Zidane 495
    15 Marco van Basten 493
    16 Gerd Müller 478
    17 Lev Yashin 435
    18 Romario 398
    19 Paolo Maldini 363
    20 Bobby Moore 352
    21 Lothar Matthäus 339
    22 Didí 327
    23 Franco Baresi 317
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    25 Rivelino 274
    26 Roberto Baggio 258
    27 Ruud Gullit 257
    28 Giuseppe Meazza 250
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224
    31 José Manuel Moreno 218
    32 Raymond Kopa 173

    33 Ronaldinho 167
    34 Ladislao Kubala 138
    35= Dino Zoff 137
    35= Lionel Messi 137
    37 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 133
    38 Fritz Walter 128
    39 Gianni Rivera 113
    40= Dennis Bergkamp 102
    40= Thierry Henry 102
    42 Matthias Sindelar 87
    43 Rivaldo 84
    44 Daniel Passarella 82
    45= Sandor Kocsis 81
    45= Paolo Rossi 81
    47 Kenny Dalglish 70
    48 Uwe Seeler 69
    49 Luís Figo 63
    50 Adolfo Pedernera 60
    51= Nilton Santos 59
    51= Roberto Carlos 59
    51= Duncan Edwards 59
    51= Mario Kempes 59
    51= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    56 George Weah 58
    57 Falcao 57
    58= Cafú 56
    58= Gordon Banks 56
    60= Michael Laudrup 55
    60= Giacinto Facchetti 55
    62 Frank Rijkaard 53
    63 Jairzinho 52
    64= Johan Neeskens 51
    64= Luis Suarez 51
    66 Carlos Alberto 50
    67 Peter Schmeichel 48
    68= Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    68= Gheorghe Hagi 46
    70 Gabriel Batistuta 45
    71= Sandro Mazzola 43
    71= Omar Sivori
    43
    73 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    74 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    75 Josef Bican 38
    76 Just Fontaine 37
    77 Hector Scarone 36
    78= Arsenio Erico 33
    78= Elías Figueroa 33
    80 John Charles 32
    81= Dejan Savicevic 31
    81= Kaká 31
    83 Valentino Mazzola 30
    84 Gyorgy Sarosi
    28
    85= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    85= Cesar Cueto 27
    87 Dragan Dzajic 26
    88= Artur Friedenreich 25
    88= Junior 25
    90 Jose Nasazzi 24
    91= Hugo Sanchez 23
    91= Gaetano Scirea 23
    93 Tostao 22
    94= Mario Zagallo 20
    94= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    96 Tom Finney 18
    97= Socrates 17
    97=Domingos da Guia 17
    99= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    99= Bebeto 15
    101= Francisco Gento 14
    101= Ryan Giggs 14
    103= Kevin Keegan 12
    103= Piet Keizer 12
    105 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    106 Francesco Totti 10
    107= Emilio Butragueño 9
    107= Eric Cantona 9
    107= Careca 9
    107= Gianluigi Buffon 9
    111= José Leandro Andrade 8
    111= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    111= Sepp Maier 8
    111= Leandro 8
    115= Enzo Francescoli 7
    115= Matthias Sammer 7
    115= Oliver Kahn 7
    118 Raul 6
    119= Fabio Cannavaro 5
    119= Edgar Davids 5
    119= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    122= Robert Pires 4
    122= Gerson 4
    124= Jorginho 3
    124= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    126= Telmo Zarra 2
    126= Patrick Vieira 2
    126= Gary Lineker 2
    129= Fernando Redondo 1
    129= Brian Laudrup 1
    129= Xavi 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Alessandro Nesta
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
    Peter Shilton
    Tommy Lawton
    Nils Liedholm
    Ruud Krol
    Renat Dasayev
    Neville Southall
    Dragan Stojkovic
    Bixente Lizarazu
    Fernando Hierro
    Jari Litmanen
  17. ITALIA1982

    ITALIA1982 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
    1. Maradona 50
    2. Pele 49
    3. Franz Beckenbauer 48
    4. Johan Cruyff 47
    5. Eusebio 46
    6. Paolo Maldini 45
    7. Lev Yashin 44
    8. Ferenc Puskás 43
    9. Garrincha 42
    10. George Best 41
    11. Franco Baresi 40
    12. Lothar Matthäus 39
    13. Dino Zoff 38
    14. Gerd Müller 37
    15. Marco van Basten 36
    16. Bobby Charlton 35
    17. Paolo Rossi 34
    18. Zinedine Zidane 33
    19. Giuseppe Meazza 32
    20. Roberto Baggio 31
    21. Michel Platini 30
    22. Alfredo Di Stéfano 29
    23. Zico 28
    24. Ronaldo 27
    25. Lionel Mess 26
    26 Gianni Rivera 25
    27 Ronaldinho 24
    28 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 23
    29 Falcao 22
    30 Daniel Passarella 21
    31 Gabriel Batistuta 20
    32 Sandro Mazzola 19
    33 Thierry Henry 18
    34 Ruud Gullit 17
    35 Francesco Totti 16
    36 Gaetano Scirea 15
    37 Kaká 14
    38 Carlos Alberto 13
    39 Falcao 12
    40 Mario Kempes 11
    41 Didí 10
    42 Fabio Cannavaro 9
    43 Michael Laudrup 8
    44 Nesta 7
    45 Gheorghe Hagi 6
    46 Buffon 5
    47 José Manuel Moreno 4
    48 Sandor Kocsis 3
    49 Luís Figo 2
    50 Deco 1
  18. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
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    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Thanks for the vote Italia1982. I noticed Falcao in two places (I've given him 22pts for 29th place - let me know if you wanted to include someone else in 29th or 39th or if you want to add another player).
    New overall standings now:
    1 Pele 747
    2 Diego Maradona 726
    3 Johan Cruyff 718
    4 Franz Beckenbauer 682
    5 Alfredo Di Stéfano 671

    6 Ferenc Puskás 648
    7 Michel Platini 640

    8 Garrincha 617
    9 George Best 593
    10 Ronaldo 554
    11= Zico 549
    11= Eusebio 549
    13 Bobby Charlton 539

    14 Marco van Basten 529
    15 Zinedine Zidane 528

    16 Gerd Müller 515
    17 Lev Yashin 479
    18 Paolo Maldini 408
    19 Romario 398

    20 Lothar Matthäus 378
    21 Franco Baresi 357
    22 Bobby Moore 352

    23 Didí 337
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    25 Roberto Baggio 289
    26 Giuseppe Meazza 282
    27= Rivelino 274

    27= Ruud Gullit 274
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224
    31 José Manuel Moreno 222
    32 Ronaldinho 191
    33 Dino Zoff 175
    34 Raymond Kopa 173

    35 Lionel Messi 163
    36 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 156
    37= Ladislao Kubala 138

    37= Gianni Rivera 138
    39 Fritz Walter 128

    40 Thierry Henry 120
    41 Paolo Rossi 115
    42 Daniel Passarella 103
    43 Dennis Bergkamp 102

    44 Matthias Sindelar 87
    45= Rivaldo 84
    45= Sandor Kocsis 84
    47 Falcao 79
    48= Kenny Dalglish 70

    48= Mario Kempes 70
    50 Uwe Seeler 69

    51= Luís Figo 65
    51= Gabriel Batistuta 65
    53= Michael Laudrup 63
    53= Carlos Alberto 63
    55 Sandro Mazzola 62
    56 Adolfo Pedernera 60

    57= Nilton Santos 59
    57= Roberto Carlos 59
    57= Duncan Edwards 59
    57= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    61 George Weah 58

    62= Cafú 56
    62= Gordon Banks 56
    64 Giacinto Facchetti 55
    65 Frank Rijkaard 53
    66= Jairzinho 52
    66= Gheorghe Hagi 52
    68= Johan Neeskens 51
    68= Luis Suarez 51
    70 Peter Schmeichel 48
    71 Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    72 Kaká 45
    73 Omar Sivori
    43
    74 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    75 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    76= Josef Bican 38
    76= Gaetano Scirea 38
    78 Just Fontaine 37

    79 Hector Scarone 36
    80= Arsenio Erico 33
    80= Elías Figueroa 33
    82 John Charles 32
    83 Dejan Savicevic 31
    84 Valentino Mazzola 30
    85 Gyorgy Sarosi
    28
    86= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    86= Cesar Cueto 27
    88= Dragan Dzajic 26
    88= Francesco Totti 26
    90= Artur Friedenreich 25

    90= Junior 25
    92 Jose Nasazzi 24
    93 Hugo Sanchez 23
    94 Tostao 22
    95= Mario Zagallo 20
    95= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    97 Tom Finney 18
    98= Socrates 17
    98= Domingos da Guia 17
    100= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    100= Bebeto 15
    102= Francisco Gento 14
    102= Ryan Giggs 14
    102= Gianluigi Buffon 14
    102= Fabio Cannavaro 14
    106= Kevin Keegan 12

    106= Piet Keizer 12
    108 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    109= Emilio Butragueño 9
    109= Eric Cantona 9
    109= Careca 9
    112= José Leandro Andrade 8
    112= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    112= Sepp Maier 8
    112= Leandro 8
    116= Enzo Francescoli 7
    116= Matthias Sammer 7
    116= Oliver Kahn 7
    116= Alessandro Nesta 7
    120 Raul 6
    121= Edgar Davids 5
    121= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    123= Robert Pires 4
    123= Gerson 4
    125= Jorginho 3
    125= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    127= Telmo Zarra 2
    127= Patrick Vieira 2
    127= Gary Lineker 2
    130= Fernando Redondo 1
    130= Brian Laudrup 1
    130= Xavi 1
    130= Deco 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
    Peter Shilton
    Tommy Lawton
    Nils Liedholm
    Ruud Krol
    Renat Dasayev
    Neville Southall
    Dragan Stojkovic
    Bixente Lizarazu
    Fernando Hierro
    Jari Litmanen
  19. ITALIA1982

    ITALIA1982 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto
    Club:
    AC Milan
  20. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
  21. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    New overall standings now:
    1 Pele 747
    2 Diego Maradona 726
    3 Johan Cruyff 718
    4 Franz Beckenbauer 682
    5 Alfredo Di Stéfano 671
    6 Ferenc Puskás 648
    7 Michel Platini 640
    8 Garrincha 617
    9 George Best 593
    10 Ronaldo 554
    11= Zico 549
    11= Eusebio 549
    13 Bobby Charlton 539
    14 Marco van Basten 529
    15 Zinedine Zidane 528
    16 Gerd Müller 515
    17 Lev Yashin 479
    18 Paolo Maldini 408
    19 Romario 398
    20 Lothar Matthäus 378
    21 Franco Baresi 357
    22 Bobby Moore 352
    23 Didí 337
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    25 Roberto Baggio 289
    26 Giuseppe Meazza 282
    27= Rivelino 274
    27= Ruud Gullit 274
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224
    31 José Manuel Moreno 222
    32 Ronaldinho 191
    33 Dino Zoff 175
    34 Raymond Kopa 173

    35 Lionel Messi 163
    36 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 156
    37= Ladislao Kubala 138

    37= Gianni Rivera 138
    39 Fritz Walter 128
    40 Thierry Henry 120
    41 Paolo Rossi 115
    42 Daniel Passarella 103
    43 Dennis Bergkamp 102

    44 Matthias Sindelar 87
    45= Rivaldo 84
    45= Sandor Kocsis 84
    47= Kenny Dalglish 70
    47= Mario Kempes 70
    49= Falcao 69
    49= Uwe Seeler 69

    51= Luís Figo 65
    51= Gabriel Batistuta 65
    53= Michael Laudrup 63
    53= Carlos Alberto 63
    55 Sandro Mazzola 62
    56 Adolfo Pedernera 60

    57= Nilton Santos 59
    57= Roberto Carlos 59
    57= Duncan Edwards 59
    57= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    61 George Weah 58

    62= Cafú 56
    62= Gordon Banks 56
    64 Giacinto Facchetti 55
    65 Frank Rijkaard 53
    66= Jairzinho 52
    66= Gheorghe Hagi 52
    68= Johan Neeskens 51
    68= Luis Suarez 51
    70 Peter Schmeichel 48
    71 Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    72 Kaká 45
    73 Omar Sivori 43
    74 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    75 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    76= Josef Bican 38
    76= Gaetano Scirea 38
    78 Just Fontaine 37
    79 Hector Scarone 36
    80= Arsenio Erico 33
    80= Elías Figueroa 33
    82 John Charles 32
    83 Dejan Savicevic 31
    84 Valentino Mazzola 30
    85 Gyorgy Sarosi 28
    86= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    86= Cesar Cueto 27
    88= Dragan Dzajic 26
    88= Francesco Totti 26
    90= Artur Friedenreich 25
    90= Junior 25
    92 Jose Nasazzi 24
    93 Hugo Sanchez 23
    94= Tostao 22
    94= Luigi Riva 22
    96= Mario Zagallo 20
    96= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    98 Tom Finney 18
    99= Socrates 17
    99= Domingos da Guia 17
    101= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    101= Bebeto 15
    103= Francisco Gento 14
    103= Ryan Giggs 14
    103= Gianluigi Buffon 14
    103= Fabio Cannavaro 14
    107= Kevin Keegan 12
    107= Piet Keizer 12
    109 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    110= Emilio Butragueño 9
    110= Eric Cantona 9
    110= Careca 9
    113= José Leandro Andrade 8
    113= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    113= Sepp Maier 8
    113= Leandro 8
    117= Enzo Francescoli 7
    117= Matthias Sammer 7
    117= Oliver Kahn 7
    117= Alessandro Nesta 7
    121 Raul 6
    122= Edgar Davids 5
    122= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    124= Robert Pires 4
    124= Gerson 4
    126= Jorginho 3
    126= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    128= Telmo Zarra 2
    128= Patrick Vieira 2
    128= Gary Lineker 2
    131= Fernando Redondo 1
    131= Brian Laudrup 1
    131= Xavi 1
    131= Deco 1

    HM's:
    Lilian Thuram
    Pavel Nedved
    Marcel Desailly
    Denis Law
    Josef Masopust
    Jimmy Greaves
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Rob Rensenbrink
    John Robertson
    Roger Milla
    Preben Elkjaer
    Jean Tigana
    Jan Ceulemans
    Glenn Hoddle
    Pierre Littbarski
    John Barnes
    Enzo Scifo
    Claudio Caniggia
    Paul Gascoigne
    Gianfranco Zola
    Davor Suker
    Henrik Larsson
    David Beckham
    Robinho
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Claude Makalele
    Luis Monti
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Alberto Spencer
    Ricardo Zamora
    Paul van Himst
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Abedi Pele
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Djalma Santos
    Peter Shilton
    Tommy Lawton
    Nils Liedholm
    Ruud Krol
    Renat Dasayev
    Neville Southall
    Dragan Stojkovic
    Bixente Lizarazu
    Fernando Hierro
    Jari Litmanen
  22. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    By nation (first nation played for):
    Argentina
    2 Diego Maradona 726
    5 Alfredo Di Stéfano 671
    31 José Manuel Moreno 222
    35 Lionel Messi 163
    42 Daniel Passarella 103
    47= Mario Kempes 70
    51= Gabriel Batistuta 65
    56 Adolfo Pedernera 60
    73 Omar Sivori 43
    122= Ubaldo Fillol 5
    131= Fernando Redondo 1
    Austria
    44 Matthias Sindelar 87
    76= Josef Bican 38
    Brazil
    1 Pele 747
    8 Garrincha 617
    10 Ronaldo 554
    11= Zico 549

    19 Romario 398
    23 Didí 337
    27= Rivelino 274
    29 Leonidas 226
    30 Zizinho 224

    32 Ronaldinho 191
    45= Rivaldo 84
    49= Falcao 69
    53= Carlos Alberto 63
    57= Nilton Santos 59
    57= Roberto Carlos 59
    62= Cafú 56
    66= Jairzinho 52
    72 Kaká 45
    90= Artur Friedenreich 25
    90= Junior 25

    94= Tostao 22
    96= Mario Zagallo 20
    99= Socrates 17
    99= Domingos da Guia 17

    101= Bebeto 15
    110= Careca 9
    113= Leandro 8
    124= Gerson 4
    126= Jorginho 3
    Bulgaria
    75 Hristo Stoichkov 39
    Chile
    80= Elías Figueroa 33
    Czechoslovakia
    37= Ladislao Kubala 138
    Denmark
    53= Michael Laudrup 63
    70 Peter Schmeichel 48
    131= Brian Laudrup 1
    England
    13 Bobby Charlton 539
    22 Bobby Moore 352
    24 Stanley Matthews 308
    57= Duncan Edwards 59
    62= Gordon Banks 56
    98 Tom Finney 18
    107= Kevin Keegan 12
    128= Gary Lineker 2
    France
    7 Michel Platini 640
    15 Zinedine Zidane 528
    34 Raymond Kopa 173
    40 Thierry Henry 120
    78 Just Fontaine 37
    110= Eric Cantona 9
    124= Robert Pires 4
    128= Patrick Vieira 2
    Germany
    4 Franz Beckenbauer 682
    16 Gerd Müller 515
    20 Lothar Matthäus 378
    36 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 156
    39 Fritz Walter 128
    49= Uwe Seeler 69
    71 Jürgen Klinsmann 46
    113= Sepp Maier 8
    117= Matthias Sammer 7
    117= Oliver Kahn 7
    Holland
    3 Johan Cruyff 718
    14 Marco van Basten 529
    27= Ruud Gullit 274
    43 Dennis Bergkamp 102
    65 Frank Rijkaard 53
    68= Johan Neeskens 51
    107= Piet Keizer 12
    122= Edgar Davids 5
    Hungary

    6 Ferenc Puskás 648
    45= Sandor Kocsis 84
    85 Gyorgy Sarosi 28
    109 Jozsef Bozsik 11
    Italy

    18 Paolo Maldini 408
    21 Franco Baresi 357
    25 Roberto Baggio 289
    26 Giuseppe Meazza 282
    33 Dino Zoff 175
    37= Gianni Rivera 138
    41 Paolo Rossi 115
    55 Sandro Mazzola 62
    64 Giacinto Facchetti 55
    76= Gaetano Scirea 38
    84 Valentino Mazzola 30
    88= Francesco Totti 26
    94= Luigi Riva 22
    103= Gianluigi Buffon 14
    103= Fabio Cannavaro 14
    117= Alessandro Nesta 7
    Liberia

    61 George Weah 58
    Mexico

    93 Hugo Sanchez 23
    Northern Ireland

    9 George Best 593
    Paraguay
    80= Arsenio Erico 33
    Peru

    57= Teófilo Cubillas 59
    86= Cesar Cueto 27
    126= Hector Chumpitaz 3
    Poland

    113= Zbigniew Boniek 8
    Portugal

    11= Eusebio 549
    51= Luís Figo 65
    96= Cristiano Ronaldo 20
    131= Deco 1
    Romania

    66= Gheorghe Hagi 52
    Scotland

    47= Kenny Dalglish 70
    Soviet Union

    17 Lev Yashin 479
    Spain
    68= Luis Suarez 51
    103= Francisco Gento 14
    110= Emilio Butragueño 9
    121 Raul 6
    128= Telmo Zarra 2
    131= Xavi 1
    Sweden

    101= Gunnar Nordahl 15
    Ukraine

    86= Andriy Shevchenko 27
    Uruguay

    74 Juan Alberto Schiaffino 41
    79 Hector Scarone 36
    92 Jose Nasazzi 24
    113= José Leandro Andrade 8
    117= Enzo Francescoli 7
    Wales

    82 John Charles 32
    103= Ryan Giggs 14
    Yugoslavia

    83 Dejan Savicevic 31
    88= Dragan Dzajic 26

    HM's:
    Argentina
    Claudio Caniggia
    Angel Labruna
    Javier Zanetti
    Luis Monti
    Belgium
    Jan Ceulemans
    Enzo Scifo
    Paul van Himst
    Brazil
    Robinho
    Ademir Marques de Menezes
    Djalma Santos
    Cameroon
    Roger Milla
    Croatia
    Davor Suker (first played for Yugoslavia but mainly for Croatia)
    Czechoslovakia
    Josef Masopust
    Czech Republic
    Pavel Nedved
    Denmark
    Preben Elkjaer
    Ecuador
    Alberto Spencer
    England
    Jimmy Greaves
    Glenn Hoddle
    John Barnes
    Paul Gascoigne
    David Beckham
    Peter Shilton
    Tommy Lawton
    Finland
    Jari Litmanen
    France
    Lilian Thuram
    Marcel Desailly
    Jean Tigana
    Claude Makalele
    Bixente Lizarazu
    Germany
    Pierre Littbarski
    Wolfgang Overath
    Paul Breitner
    Ghana
    Abedi Pele
    Holland
    Rob Rensenbrink
    Ruud van Nistelrooy
    Johnny Rep
    Ruud Krol
    Hungary
    Florian Albert
    Nandor Hidegkuti
    Italy
    Gianfranco Zola
    Poland
    Kazimierz Deyna
    Wlodzmierz Lubanski
    Portugal
    Fernando Peyroteo
    Scotland
    Denis Law
    John Robertson
    Soviet Union
    Renat Dasayev
    Spain
    Ricardo Zamora
    Fernando Hierro
    Sweden
    Henrik Larsson
    Nils Liedholm
    Wales
    Neville Southall
    Yugoslavia
    Dragan Stojkovic
  23. Cirdan

    Cirdan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Location:
    Jena (Germany)
    1 Diego Maradona
    2 Pele
    3 Franz Beckenbauer
    4 Johan Cruyff
    5 Alfredo Di Stéfano
    6 Ferenc Puskás
    7 Michel Platini
    8 Eusebio
    9 Lev Yashin
    10 Garrincha
    11 Bobby Charlton
    12 Zico
    13 Franco Baresi
    14 Ronaldo
    15 Zinedine Zidane
    16 Stanley Matthews

    17 George Best

    18 Fritz Walter
    19 Gerd Müller
    20 Marco van Basten
    21 Paolo Maldini
    22 Romario
    23 Lothar Matthäus
    24 Bobby Moore
    25 Matthias Sammer
    26 Roberto Baggio
    27 Giuseppe Meazza
    28
    Ruud Gullit
    29 Sandor Kocsis
    30 Lionel Messi
    31 Rivelino
    32 Johan Neeskens
    33 Dino Zoff
    34 Raymond Kopa
    35 Paolo Rossi
    36 Mario Kempes
    37 Leonidas
    38 Xavi
    39 Jozsef Bozsik
    40 Berti Vogts
    41 Djalma Santos
    42 Peter Schmeichel
    43 Lilian Thuram
    44 Dennis Bergkamp
    45 Teófilo Cubillas
    46 Michael Laudrup
    47 Luís Figo
    48 Uwe Seeler
    49 Giacinto Facchetti
    50 Frank Rijkaard
  24. 4-3-3

    4-3-3 Member

    Joined:
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    1. Cruyff
    2. Maradona
    3. Pele
    4. Maldini
    5. Franz Beckenbauer
    6. Di Stefano
    7. Puskas
    8. Garrincha
    9. Dino Zoff
    10. Platini
    11. Franco Baresi
    12. Eusebio
    13. Gerd Müller
    14. Lothar Matthäus
    15. Paolo Rossi
    16. Van Basten
    17. Zinedine Zidane
    18. Baggio
    19. Ronaldo
    20. George Best
    21. Meazza
    22. Gullit
    23. Bobby Charlton
    24. Zico
    25. Ronaldinho
    26. Bruno Conti
    27. Romario
    28. Sandro Mazzola
    29. Bobby Moore
    30. Fransesco Totti
    31. Just Fontaine
    32. Didí
    33. Rummenigge
    34. Johan Neeskens
    35. Robben
    36. George Weah
    37. Luigi Riva
    38. Passarella
    39. Gentile
    40. Thierry Henry
    41. Kaká
    42. Buffon
    43. Demetrio Albertini
    44. Cafú
    45. Mario Kempes
    46. Gianni Rivera
    47. Sneider
    48. Roberto Donadoni
    49. Matthias Sindelar
    50. Marco Tardelli
  25. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Thanks Cirdan and 4-3-3, I'll have the rankings adjusted shortly. I think that's 3 votes in a row where Pele wasn't first now, but he still has a nice lead. Cruyff has a couple of first place votes and Maradona has 3 now I think. EDIT Just checked it's Cruyff with 3 first places and Maradona two, but Maradona has more points with more second places behind Pele and less 4th or 5th places.

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