Interesting Best XI

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

  1. wm442433

    wm442433 Member

    Sep 19, 2014
    Club:
    FC Nantes
  2. msioux75

    msioux75 Member+

    Jan 8, 2006
    Lima, Peru
    The Avengers XI

    ----------------------------- Ant Man
    Spider Man ----- Iron Man ----- Cpt.America ----- Dr.Strange
    ----------------------------- Thanos
    --------- Black Panther ------------- Groot
    Batman ----------------- Thor ------------------- Hulk


    Real characters:
    Giora Antman
    Jonas Gutierrez
    Sean Fallon
    Hector Chumpitaz
    Alfred Strange
    Thanos Petsos
    Eusebio da Silva
    Henk Groot
    Umit Can Batman
    Thor Bjarnasson
    Hulk Vieira
     
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  3. Xylophone

    Xylophone Member

    Fiorentina
    Sweden
    Jan 30, 2018
    CYPRUS XI - Best foreigners (on paper, at least)

    Aleksandr Filimonov (Russia): Was Spartak Moscow's #1 goalie as the capital-based club won several league titles in a row. His career waned surprisingly early for a GK, but I believe his peak was higher than any of the alternatives.

    John Arne Riise (Norway): Needs no real introduction here, Riise was an excellent left-back who won quite a few trophies throughout his career. He spent one season in Cyprus when in his mid-30s, before moving on to India (maybe I'll do a few non-European leagues in the future?).

    Iván Campo (Spain): Yes, he did end up playing for Bolton under Allardyce while sitll in his 20s and yes, he was only capped 4 times. However, if you have started in a Champions League final and won the title for a club like Real Madrid, then you are a quality player.

    Traianos Dellas (Greece): Was only a matter of time before a Greek player would appear here, right? Well, after the outstanding performance he had at the Euro 2004, he surely deserves a spot in the team. Even aside from the NT, I'd say that his time in Roma was pretty decent.

    Christos Patsatzoglu (Greece): I originally wanted to select Marco Motta here, but I can't find any evidence of him making any appearances for Omonia this season. Oh well, Patsatzoglu is the next-best option, as his long service for Olympiacos would indicate.

    Aldo Duscher (Argentina): Every team could use a tough, tackling central midfielder, and Duscher certainly fits that description. He spent most of his career in various La Liga teams, most notably Deportivo. He had less luck in the national team, though, due to the fierce competition.

    Terry McDermott (England): Part of the highly successful Liverpool team that won numerous trophies in the 70s & 80s. His England career was less stellar (25 caps), but overall a terrific footballing resumé.

    Hennadiy Lytovchenko (Soviet/Ukraine): Another one from back in the day. The midfielder had his prime in the domestic league in the 1980s; for example, winning the ”Soviet footballer of the year” award in 1984. He also played in the Greek league for a few years. For his national team, he was capped over 50 times and participated in three consecutive tournaments. He gets the RM position here.

    Sávio (Brazil): On the left side, we have Sávio, the Brazilian winger who had a lot of success in Real Madrid, including 3 CL titles. Rarely got the chance to play for Brazil, but that can be said for a lot of fantastic players throughout the years.

    Ray Kennedy (England): Used to be a forward, before switching to left midfielder in his Liverpool days. With all his accolades, it is impossible to leave him out. Underused in the national team, though.

    Oleg Blokhin
    (Soviet): Who would've thought that the small nation of Cyprus would be able to come up with such a strong team? Blokhin, of course, is the cherry on top, having been one of the best strikers in the world during his prime. The prolific goalscorer won Ballon d'or back in 1975.


    Bench:

    GK: Dragoslav Jevrić (Serbia & Montenegro) & Rumyancho Goranov (Bulgaria)

    LB: Danijel Pranjić (Croatia)

    CB: Stefan Majewski (Poland) & Michalis Kapsis (Greece)

    RB: Branko Ilić (Slovenia)

    MF: Romaric (Ivory Coast), Hedwiges Maduro (Netherlands), Mutiu Adepoju (Nigeria) & Georgi Kinkladze (Georgia)

    FW: Mário Jardel (Brazil) & Paulo Rink (Germany)


    Blokhin (c)
    Sávio - Kennedy - Duscher - McDermott - Lytovchenko
    Riise - Campo - Dellas - Patsatzoglu
    Filimonov​

    NEXT UP: Luxembourg
     
  4. Xylophone

    Xylophone Member

    Fiorentina
    Sweden
    Jan 30, 2018
    I recently discovered that Brad Friedel & Bobby Moore have both played for Danish clubs. Both would undoubtedly replace Roy Carroll & Mellberg/Boulahrouz in the lineup for Denmark.

    Also, there is Dennis Wise for Sweden, Zygmunt Anczok for Norway & Elvir Rahimić for Slovenia to consider...
     
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  5. Xylophone

    Xylophone Member

    Fiorentina
    Sweden
    Jan 30, 2018
    Here are the revised XIs for the countries I've done so far:

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    ICELAND XI

    SøderlundSlade
    Sharpe
    BettQuashieWard
    Dickinson
    WestonMwesigwaKeogh
    James
    (c)

    FINLAND XI

    GillhausBene
    Gavrilov
    (c)
    AnnanGabrielFaubert
    Taiwo
    MéïtéPurseGyan
    Poom


    NORWAY XI

    Guðjohnsen (c) – Chapman
    Davis
    AlmeydaMikelWilhelmsson
    Anczok
    KlavanBjörklundLustig
    Al-Habsi


    DENMARK XI

    ZidanElmander
    van der Vaart
    LinderothHutchinsonZuma
    Bjørnebye
    Moore (c) – MellbergBergdølmo
    Friedel


    SWEDEN XI

    CrouchSheringham
    Litmanen
    Eguren
    AleinikovWise
    Taiwo
    Lugano (c) – BeattieRadinović
    Thorstvedt


    POLAND XI

    EduardoSalenko
    Kapo
    PaulinhoAmaralKrasić
    Demyanenko
    (c) – MarceloBorowkaJaliens
    Mucha

    CZECH REPUBLIC XI

    Džeko (c) – Braine
    Ivanschitz
    MavubaKuckaDanny
    Čech
    KayaMitrovićZabavník
    Jakšić


    SLOVAKIA XI

    SimonMaierhoferKweuke
    Novotný
    Matić (c) – Nono
    Leal
    MensahMitrovićVršajević
    Kelava


    HUNGARY XI

    SignoriRocchi (c)
    HeinzSibaya - BešićKeita
    Selymes
    CaneiraAngouaLowton
    Dmitrović


    ROMANIA XI

    MendozaThéréau
    Baptista
    ObodoKharjaZiani
    Pereira
    Lorant (c) – CésarZoro
    Beto


    BULGARIA XI

    Jardel
    Redín
    Obertan
    Namouchi
    GómezRadimov (c)
    LawalKabaseleMoțiZabavnik
    Prunea


    UKRAINE XI

    Lucarelli
    Costa
    MkhitaryanWillian
    Touré
    Fernandinho
    Trémoulinas
    KaladzeVidaSrna (c)
    Pletikosa

    SERBIA XI

    BojinovAíltonWetzer
    Marin
    Djemba-DjembaAppiah
    West
    Belodedici (c) – SavićIlić
    Božović


    CROATIA XI

    AlmeidaBobičViduka
    Čeh
    Strasser
    Skoko
    Cufré
    CesarNowotny (c) – Vršajević
    Eduardo


    SLOVENIA XI

    LapadulaŠokotaMakinwa
    Riera
    Prosinečki (c) – Rahimić
    Pranjić
    ÇipiAkotoApau
    Cordaz


    MALTA XI

    Mariner
    Miccoli
    Bolasie
    KrčilCallejasCruijff (c)
    MulemoEguavoenBergodiZaccardo
    Warner


    CYPRUS XI

    Blokhin (c)
    SávioKennedyDuscherMcDermottLytovchenko
    Riise
    CampoDellasPatsatzoglu
    Filimonov

     
  6. Ariaga II

    Ariaga II Member

    Dec 8, 2018
    Brian Greenhoff for Finland. Is this top tier only? Otherwise, add Leonid Buryak and Nikolai Larionov. Not sure how good exactly Jozsef Varga was, but probably enough to earn a spot here.
     
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  7. poetgooner

    poetgooner Member+

    Nov 20, 2014
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Love Carragher's reaction! :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. carlito86

    carlito86 Member+

    Jan 11, 2016
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    The way his voice cracked when he said Bergkamp along with his scouser accent was extremely LOL worthy :laugh:
    Carragher is probably the most opinionated pundit on sky
    If must get under his skin every time Gary Neville puts him straight
     
  9. ManiacButcher

    ManiacButcher Member

    Palmeiras
    Argentina
    May 23, 2004
    Brasil
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    An unnusual kind of best XI. :D
    Intercontinental RetroStars League - Team of the season.
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  10. PDG1978

    PDG1978 Member+

    Mar 8, 2009
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    I'm guessing Benfica won the CL and/or Portugal won an International trophy this 'season'!

    Probably with Juventus and/or Italy going close (or the other way round even).
     
  11. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    He even returns to that here, lol



    (Also, their other video with PK9 is awful)
     

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