Interesting Best XI

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Excape Goat, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Let's come up with some interesting and fun best XI.

    Bext XI for the 100 Caps Club

    -------------Zoff----------------
    Cafu --- Beckenbauer ---Moore---- Maldini
    M.laudrup----Bozsik--Hagi---Blokin------
    ----------Charlton---Dalglish----------

    Bench
    Klinsmann
    Matthaeus

    For your reference


    Best "Italian" XI

    ------------Zoff------------------
    Foni------Barsei---Passarella---Maldini

    Platini----Rivera----Meazza---Maradona

    Di Stefano--------Omar Sivori----
     
  2. jrod69

    jrod69 Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    NYC
    there was an Italian Maradona??? and wouldnt baggio be in there
     
  3. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The list contains all the player who are Italian by hertiage. Maradona's ancesters are Italians. You might have noticed Di Stefano and Platini are on my list.
     
  4. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    But Maradona is not of 100% Italian heritage, is he? Unlike di Stéfano and Platini, if I remember correctly.
     
  5. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Yes, but a best Azzurri XI might be different:

    --Riva-------Meazza--

    --------Rivera--------

    --Tardelli----Conti----

    ------S. Mazzola-------

    -Maldini (wing-back)-

    -Baresi--Scirea--Bergomi-- (3 CBs)

    ---------Combi-----------

    subs: Baggio; Vieri; Rossi; Antognoni; Ferri ..........
     
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I think it is okay to include him.

    meanwhile, my best Judas XI. I need some help here.

    GK: Pat Jennings(Spur to Arsenal)
    RB:
    CB: Sol Campbell (Spur to Arsenal)
    CB:
    LB:
    RW: Lus Figo(Barcelona to Real Madrid)
    CM
    CM
    LM: Luis Enrique(Real Madrid to Barcelona)
    FW: Johan Cruyff(Ajax to Feyenoord)
    FW: Mo Johnston(betraying his church).
     
  7. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The Best Roberto/Robert XI
    GK Roberto Abbondanzieri
    RB Roberto Sensini
    CB Robert Moore
    CB Roberto Ayala
    LB Roberto Carlos
    RM Robert Pires
    AM Roberto Baggio
    CM Bryan Robson
    LM Paulo Roberto FALCÃO
    FW Robert Charlton
    FW Roberto Rivelino

    bench
    Robbie Kean
    MÁRCIO Roberto dos SANTOS
     
  8. silver bullet

    silver bullet Member

    May 11, 2004
    Ronald Koeman (Ajax to PSV) for CB and Ruud Gullit (Feyenoord to PSV) in midfield

    (edit) and how about Eusebio as a fwd. He was on his way to Portugal to sign for Sporting, got picked up by a Benfica delegation at the airport and signed for them instead.
     
  9. Bertje

    Bertje New Member

    Nov 10, 2004
    Leiden
    Maybe Koeman twice? He also went to Feyenoord. :D

    Micheal Laudrup, from Barca to Real.

    John Rep also played for Feyenoord.
     
  10. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    All-Time South American XI without players from Brazil or Argentina:


    -------L.Sanchez (Chi)----Spencer (Uru)------Cubilla (Uru)

    -----Cubillas (Per)--------Schiaffino (Uru)-----Francescoli (Uru)

    ----Mujica (Uru)------Figueroa (Chi)------Chumpitaz (Per)-----Ubinas (Uru)

    ----------------------------Mazurkiewicz (Uru)



    All-Time European XI without players from Germany and Italy:

    ---------Gento (Esp)----------Cruijff (Hol)-------Best (N.Irl)

    --------Puskas (Hun)--------Charlton (Eng)-------Platini (Fra)

    ------Krol (Hol)------Rijkaard (Hol)----Moore (Eng)-----Thuram (Fra)

    -------------------------------Banks (Eng)
     
  11. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy

    CM- Emerson (Roma to Juventus)
     
  12. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't have time to think of teams today, but a few challenges (I'll post my teams later this week):


    1) Best XI from countries that have never won a World Cup, which means excluding Uruguay, Italy, (West) Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, and France

    2) Best XI who never played in a World Cup

    3) Best XI from countries that have never played in a World Cup

    4) Best XI who played for more than one country

    5) Best XI "immigrant" players (who never represented their country of birth)
     
  13. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz

    Excellent idea.

    I'll start off with the easiest one, Best XI from countries that have never won the World Cup:

    -----------Cubillas-------Cruijff--------Best

    -----------Puskas-------Deyna--------Bozsik

    -----Krol---------Rijkaard-----Hansen------Szymanowski

    -----------------------Grosics
     
  14. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    NYC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    FW: Ferenc Puskas (Hungary/Spain)
    FW: Alfredo di Stefano (Argentina/Spain)
    LM: Omar Sivori (Argentina/Italy)
    CM: Laszlo Kubala (Hungary/Czechoslovakia/Spain)
    CM: Luis Monti (Argentina/Italy)
    RM: Raimundo Orsi (Argentina/Italy)
    LB: Robert Jarni (Yugoslavia/Croatia)
    CB: Jose Santamaria (Uruguay/Spain)
    CB: Mattias Sammer (East Germany/Germany)
    RB: Karl Sesta (Austria/Germany)
    GK: Drazen Ladic (Yugoslavia/Croatia)

    This was actually a pretty tough one - some of them are out of position.
     
  15. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    NYC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    FW: David Trezeguet (Born in Argentina, played for France)
    FW: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Born in Surinam, played for the Netherlands)
    LM: Alex Santos (Born in Brazil, played for Japan)
    CM: Edgar Davids (Born in Surinam, played for the Netherlands)
    CM: Patrick Vieira (Born in Senegal, played for France)
    RM: Clarence Seedorf (Born in Surinam, played for the Netherlands)
    LB:
    CB: Marcel Desailly (Born in Ghana, played for France)
    CB: Donato Silva (Born in Brazil, played for Spain)
    RB: Lilian Thuram (Born in Guadeloupe, played for France)
    GK:

    I'm drawing a blank on a left-back and a goalkeeper, and I didn't include Eusebio cause I'm not sure whether or not Mozambique had its own national team at the time.
     
  16. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    The best I could do for left back would be Tony Dorigo (England international born in Australia).
    You could have John Barnes (born Jamaica) on the left wing and Christian Vieri up front.
    Keepers are a struggle - Costa Pereira was a team mate of Eusebio's and also from Mozambique, but as they never had a recognised national team until the 70's then it's a big stretch.
     
  17. jambon-beurre

    jambon-beurre Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    France
    Trezeguet's born in France, his father's an argie and his mother is french.

    And, for Thuram, Guadeloupe's part of France constitutionally. It's not a country. :confused:

    But it's OK for the other 2.
     
  18. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Another challenge:

    Best Second Division XI

    Funny Last Name XI
     
  19. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I will play Seedorf on the left midfield and then add Camoranesi on the right. I will put Deco as AM in place of Davids for better offensive. Joey Didulica who is a backup keeper fopr croatia was born in Australia. I also put Kovac in place of Donato so that everyone is an active player. i do not want to go into historical players since I would have to put Eusebio on the list. Robert Prosinečki was also born in West Germany.

    FW: David Trezeguet (Born in Argentina, played for France)
    FW: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Born in Surinam, played for the Netherlands)
    LM: Seedorf (Born in Surinaml, played for Holland)
    CM: Edgar Davids (Born in Surinam, played for the Netherlands)
    CM: Patrick Vieira (Born in Senegal, played for France)
    RM: Camoranesi (Bornm in Argentina, played for italy)
    LB:
    CB: Marcel Desailly (Born in Ghana, played for France)
    CB: Robetrt Kovac(Born in Germany, played for Croatia)
    RB: Lilian Thuram (Born in Guadeloupe, played for France)
    GK: Joey Didulica (Born in Australia, played for Croatia)

    I still could not get a leftback. I knew a few Croatian player born uin Australia and a few Turks born in Germany. I have no luck so far.
     
  20. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Anybody can come up with a best Ronald/Ronaldo XI?

    I have this so far.

    Ronald Koeman
    C.Ronaldo
    Ronaldo
    Ronaldinho
    Ronnie Whelan
     
  21. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    I will add Ze Roberto on the list. I will cut Robson and put Ze Roberto in the middle.
     
  22. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    I thought Vieri was born in Italy and raised in Australia
     
  23. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    Spencer is from ecuador
     
  24. FCPorto_Dragao

    Jun 15, 2005
    E DUBs
    Club:
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Best XI that have never played in a World Cup (as of today's date)


    here's my poor attempt:

    GK-

    DL-
    DC- Bernd Schuster (Germany)
    DC-
    DR-

    MR- Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina/Spain)
    MC- George Best (Northern Ireland)
    MC- Pavel Nedved (Czech Rep.)
    ML- Ryan Giggs (Wales)

    FC- George Weah (Liberia)
    FC- Eric Cantona (France)

    need a little help
     
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  25. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Best Short XI

    Some of data are probably incorrect. They list D'Alessandro as 174 cm. I only went over the Europe-based players and the players from big clubs or NT members.

    GK: Canizares -- 181
    RB Cicinho -- 171 cm
    CN Cannavaro --176 cm
    CB Cordoba -- 173 cm
    LB Roberto Carlos -- 168 cm
    RM Wright-Philips -- 168 cm
    CM Aimar -- 170 cm
    DM Makelele -- 170 cm
    LM Robinho -- ???
    FW Saviola -- 168 cm
    FW Owen -- 170 cm

    Others considered

    Rightback
    Cafu -- 176
    Belletti 175
    Salgado -- 173
    Puyol -- 178

    Keepers
    Canizares -- 181
    Julio Cear -- 186
    Valdes -- 183
    Casillas -- 185
    Hilderand -- 185
    Coupet -- 181


    FW/MF
    D.Beasley -- 170
    Sneijder -- 170
    Simao -- 170
    Love -- 171
    Davids -- 169
    Forlan -- 172
    De la Pena -- 169
    Scholas -- 170
    Kevin Philips -- 170
    Emre -- 171
    Lahm -- 170
    D'Alessandro -- 174(right?)
     

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