When was football's golden age?

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by Krokko, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Krokko

    Krokko Member

    Nov 16, 2011
    AIK Solna
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    As simple as that: when was the game at its zenith? Considering the quality of World Cups and other nat'l and intl competitions, number of great players and teams, absence of corruption etc?
  2. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    AS Roma
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    United States
    My favourite personally is the 32 team World Cup era.
    AlbertCamus and glennaldo_sf repped this.
  3. LoveModernFootball

    LoveModernFootball New Member

    Oct 14, 2011
    The true golden age is yet to come. It will happen as soon as the European Super League is formed.
  4. tudobem62014

    tudobem62014 Member+

    Feb 26, 2014
    FC Barcelona
    Still to come. Needs more parity especially for international competitions.
  5. Cyclonis

    Cyclonis Forza Juve

    Jul 12, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Juventus FC
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    In the 70's and 80's
  6. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    DC United
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    Many people will point to their childhoods, when the game was perhaps more simple and pure. For me that would be the Van Basten - Maradona era. Or from a Romania fan POV, the Hagi - Lacatus era. But in reality the game has no golden era as long as new generations are picking up the ball and playing, attending live matches and watching on TV. Every time someone new falls in love with the game becomes the golden era for that person. Years from now many people will look back at this current era we are living now with fondness and nostalgia.
  7. delandis

    delandis Member

    May 18, 2016
    Agreed. For me it was Eto'o, Michael Owen, Henry, Van Nistelrooy, and Ronaldinho.

    I mean I still thoroughly enjoy the game, but those guys and other greats of the late 90's and early 2000's are MY golden age.

    I can't tell you how many YouTube hours have been dedicated to watching those guys at their peaks.
  8. Gilbertsson

    Gilbertsson Member+

    Apr 1, 2012
    Toronto Croatia
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    #8 Gilbertsson, Jan 29, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
    1980'S and 1990'S.

    Hosts were true football countries. Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, Italy 1990, France 1998. Now we have "popularisation" of football.

    1970'S were the bridge for the Golden Age with Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina.

    In the 21st century I can't remember anything that had very high attention, hosts are on the stadiums which have never experienced any type of football history. Battles of architects and constructors, sponsored fan girls who don't know who actually plays. Global clubs and companies create everything. Football went far from football fans, became more distant. You need special TV arrangements so that you can watch top national leagues. Before 25-30 years, every national TV station made broadcasts with quality guests who could really elaborate every game aspect. In comments today, I notice usual phrases which became wider.

    In 20, 30 years, we can expect one large artificial island in one of the three oceans so that they can play the World Cup. Host will be: The World with the slogan: From The World To The People.:D
  9. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Colorado Rapids
    When the Colorado Rapids won the MLS cup in 2010! Seriously, maybe the 90's when the stadiums were safe but tickets were still affordable and hooliganism and racism was being stamped out but atmosphere's were still really good? Just nostalgia no doubt.
  10. +PL+

    +PL+ BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jun 22, 2015
    Manchester United FC
    70s as I hear from old fans and 2000s-2010s in my opinion.
  11. Daei_10

    Daei_10 Member+

    Aug 22, 2007
    LA, California
    Juventus FC
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    United States
    Clearly the 90s....right before money and commercialization took over

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