Review: Best Dribbler Of All Time

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by Daniel96, Dec 23, 2011.

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Greatest Dribbler Of All Time

  1. Pele

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Garrincha

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Maradona

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Cruyff

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. Zico

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. Ronaldo 9 (Brazil)

    6 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Zidane

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  8. Ronaldinho

    7 vote(s)
    19.4%
  9. Cristiano Ronaldo

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  10. Messi

    5 vote(s)
    13.9%
  11. Neymar

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. thejaccen

    thejaccen Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Playmaker i mean.
     
  2. sheva07

    sheva07 Member

    Jul 5, 2012
    Club:
    AC Milan
    LOL The idiot is the one who thinks that Garrincha doesnt deserve to be in this Poll
    Who does not deserve to be in this Poll is that POS Neymar
     
  3. thejaccen

    thejaccen Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Sarcasm isn't your best side is it? *sigh"
     
  4. tadm123

    tadm123 Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Club:
    Sporting Cristal Lima
    No surpised they look like clowns in Garrincha highlight video.
     
  5. tadm123

    tadm123 Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Club:
    Sporting Cristal Lima
    Been their best player all games is struggling now I suppose.
     
  6. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England


    [Once again, you are quite welcome, mate... :thumbsup:]
     
  7. Romanista89

    Romanista89 Member+

    Jun 8, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Not sure if anyone else has mentioned him but there is also Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone from Celtic's 1967 European Cup winning side:

     
  8. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    so you heard? but not knowing perse ?

    Well back to your first post, in Garrincha's era (60-70) there were many great DF in fact they were classified as ALL TIMES (TOP10 ) in DeGuia, B.Moore, N. Santos, D. Santos, Carlos Alberto, Shnellinger , Fachetti ...

    Nilton Santos was widely regarded as among TOP3 best LB in ALL time. Guess what? He was nutmeged TWICE (in a row) by Garrincha in his first duo - Nilton got sold and convinced Brazil coach to invite Garrincha to NT in WC58. Often Garrincha could pass 4,5 players AT WILL in his time.

    Now in this era, WHO would be (possibly) in TOP100 DF? name some? besides may be Ramos and Lahm ...
     
  9. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England


    [Are you trying to say "duel" rather than "duo" here, "Jim"? :confused:]
     
  10. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    thanks ...
     
  11. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England



    [Once again, you are quite welcome, mate... :thumbsup:]
     
  12. Johnny31

    Johnny31 New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    that is an undercover or connesiuers choice! i also say sivori uraguay and juventus!!
     
  13. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England



    [I might have pointed this out once before: as someone who actually saw Omar Sivori in action; he would DEFINITELY be a contender for this list IMHO.]
     
  14. Johnny31

    Johnny31 New Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    enjoy!!! royoftherovers!!!

     
  15. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England



    [Thanks for the kind words, mate... :thumbsup:]
     
  16. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England


    [I noticed that you mentioned Liverpool cult hero Chris Lawler over in the LFC history forum, mate. :thumbsup:!!]
     
  17. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whenever I see a discussion like this, I think of people playing on crap pitches wearing something other than soccer boots playing with something not quite balanced or round, who still manage to keep the ball at their feet and make moves up and down the "field." People you never heard of who could do things unimaginable to me - and perhaps to people we judge to be great in ideal conditions and ideal equipment. I'll always remember watching fishermen in an Azorean village playing on a bare patch of ground surrounded by walls made of volcanic rock, all of them wearing galoshes, and being amazed at what some of them were doing with the ball.

    Of course "fisherman in the Azores wearing galoshes" doesn't work well in a poll, but perhaps "someone we never heard of" might. :)
     
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  18. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    This should be topped: all spammers will BURN in HELL!! ;)
     
  19. RoyOfTheRovers

    Jul 24, 2009
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England




    [Puskas reached the '54 WC tournament final representing HUNGARY FFS...]
     
  20. reckless_mf

    reckless_mf Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Exactly, every video I've seen of Garrincha doesn't impress me. He had very good acceleration which he used to kick the ball towards the byline and deliver a cross and he also spent lots of time faking the same defender 3 times before kicking the ball to the byline. His close control was nothing special at all. He didn't go on slaloming runs past 3 or more defenders. I agree Pele's dribbling was much better, he had a flow to his dribbling and went past multiple players without stopping. I think Garrincha was the Denilson of the 50s, his dribbling was more for show but lacking skill.

    The best dribblers are Maradona, Messi and Best. They had the best close control, agility and due to their short height they had a low centre if gravity that let them turn quicker.
     
  21. Louis Soccer

    Louis Soccer Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Apr 17, 2017
    Best Dribbler all time:
    1. Pelé
    2. Garrincha
    3. Maradona
    4. Messi
    5. Cruyff
    6. Best
    7. Ronaldo
    8. Zidane
    9. Ronaldinho
    10. Matthews
     

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