1974 World Cup - Best Players

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  1. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    This information is taken from issue 58 of "Kicker sportmagazin" dated 15 July 1974.

    "Kicker" held a survey among 67 sports journalists about the best players of the 1974 World Cup. Each journalist was asked to rank the six best players. Based on that, "kicker" used an inverted points system to compile the list of the best players. "Kicker" published the vote of each journalist and the final overall result. I took the final list and separated it into tactical categories forwards, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers:

    Forwards

    01 Cruyff - 372
    02 Lato - 37
    03 Gadocha - 26
    04 Müller - 15
    05 Szarmach - 10
    06 Dzajic - 9
    07 Edström - 6
    08 Bajevic - 4
    08 Jairzinho - 4
    10 Rep - 3
    11 Sparwasser - 1

    Midfielders

    01 Deyna - 175
    02 Neeskens - 120
    03 Oblak - 46
    04 Bremner - 32
    05 Babington - 28
    06 Hoeness - 27
    07 Mazzola - 22
    08 Overath - 15
    09 Rivelino - 6
    10 van Hanegem - 5
    10 Bonev - 5
    12 Acimovic - 4

    Defenders

    01 Beckenbauer - 278
    02 Pereira - 35
    03 F.Marinho - 26
    04 Breitner - 22
    05 Vogts - 13
    06 Figueroa - 8
    07 Bransch - 1

    Goalkeepers

    01 Hellström - 26
    02 Maier - 10
    03 Francillon - 5
    04 Tomaszewski -3

    Overall

    01 Cruyff – 372
    02 Beckenbauer – 278
    03 Deyna – 175
    04 Neeskens – 120
    05 Oblak – 46
    06 Lato – 37
    07 Pereira – 35
    08 Bremner – 32
    09 Babington – 28
    10 Hoeness – 27
    11 Hellström – 26
    11 F.Marinho – 26
    11 Gadocha – 26
    14 Breitner – 22
    14 Mazzola – 22
    16 Müller – 15
    16 Overath – 15
    18 Vogts – 13
    19 Szarmach – 10
    19 Maier – 10
    21 Dzajic – 9
    22 Figueroa – 8
    23 Rivelino – 6
    23 Edström – 6
    25 van Hanegem – 5
    25 Francillon – 5
    25 Bonev – 5
    28 Acimovic – 4
    28 Bajevic – 4
    28 Jairzinho – 4
    31 Rep – 3
    31 Tomaszewski – 3
    33 Sparwasser – 1
    33 Bransch – 1

    Best XI

    --------Gadocha-----Cruyff------Lato

    -----------Oblak-----Deyna-----Neeskens

    --F.Marinho---Pereira---Beckenbauer---Vogts

    ---------------------Hellström


    I will upload the original "kicker" document tomorrow.
     
  2. msioux75

    msioux75 Member+

    Jan 8, 2006
    Lima, Peru
    Interesting list :cool:
    Much more interesting that Francillon gets the 3rd place among keepers, even when Haiti received 12 goals.

    Edit: I see at Wiki that after WC, he was signed by a german club.
     
  3. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Unfortunately "kicker sportmagazin" did not publish all 67 votes but only 34. The journalist that voted for Francillon is not included.

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  4. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    #4 PuckVanHeel, Nov 23, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2015
    Is it correct that Pelé and Seeler voted too and Michels as "one of the few" national team managers (perhaps only one?) declined to vote? That's what I read some years back and took/typed over.

    So, ZDF Sportschau, FIFA president Havelange, a Montreal based news agency journalist (if I read correctly?) the Hungarian UEFA ExCom member (listed next to the FIFA members), Geoffrey Green, Karl-Heinz Heimann, Helmut Schön, Willie Ormond (Scotland NT manager) deviated from the other published votes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Green
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Heinz_Heimann
    http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/fif...sheet-fifaorderofmerit(1984-2010)_neutral.pdf
     
  5. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    #5 Gregoriak, Nov 23, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
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  6. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
  7. PuckVanHeel

    PuckVanHeel Member+

    Oct 4, 2011
    Club:
    Feyenoord
    http://forums.bigsoccer.com/threads/world-cup-individual-advanced-stats.1979881/page-3#post-26950219
     
  8. tony-soprano37

    Dec 5, 2008
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    oblak overr van hanegem is a disgrace...
     
  9. Titanlux

    Titanlux Member

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Nov 27, 2017
    From the ratings that were published in As and in France Football and also taking into account the collective results, these are the players that come out as the highlights of the tournament:

    1.- Cruyff (Holland) 8.62
    2.- Neeskens (Holland) 8.27
    3.- Deyna (Poland) 8.22
    4.- Bonhof (RFA) 8.20
    5.- Gadocha (Poland) 8.18
    6.- Lato (Poland) 8.10
    7.- Szarmach (Poland) 8.07
    8.- Bremner (Scotland) 7.90
    10.- Pereira (Brazil) 7.75
    11.- Beckenbauer (RFA) 7.66
    12.- Tomaszewski (Poland) 7.60
    13.- Edstrom (Sweden) 7.56
    14.- Bonev (Bulgaria) 7.55
    15.- Figueroa (Chile) 7.53
    16.- Hellstrom (Sweden) 7.52
    17.- Maier (RFA) 7.52
    18.- Vogts (RFA) 7.49
    19.- Oblak (Yugoslavia) 7.46
    20.- Suurbier (Netherlands) 7.42
    Marinho (Brazil) 7.42
    Rensenbrink (Netherlands) 7.42
    23.- Maszczyk (Poland) 7.38
    24.- Mazurkiewicz (Uruguay) 7.30
    Mazzola (Italy) 7.30
    26- Jansen (Holland) 7.26
    27.- Katalinski (Yugoslavia) 7.18
    28.- Lorimer (Scotland) 7.17
    29.- Heredia (Argentina) 7.07
    Krol (Netherlands) 7.07
    31.- Babington (Argentina) 7.05
    32.- Gorgon (Poland) 7.04
    33.- Overath (RFA) 7.03
    34.- Dzajic (Yugoslavia) 6.96
    35.- Van Hanegem (Netherlands) 6.92
    36.- Breitner (RFA) 6.88
    37.- Maric (Yugoslavia) 6.87
    Larsson (Sweden) 6.87
    39.- Reynoso (Chile) 6.86
    40.- Hoeness (RFA) 6.80

    Are there other published ratings of the WC 74 published somewhere on this forum?
     
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  10. Titanlux

    Titanlux Member

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Nov 27, 2017
    In view of this, the ideal XI could be:

    Tomaszewski; Vogts, Beckenbauer, Pereira, Francisco Marinho; Neeskens, Deyna, Bohhof; Lato, Cruyff, Gadocha.

    Bench: Hellstrom, Figueroa, Suurbier, Bremner, Oblak, Szarmach and Edstrom.
     
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  11. Titanlux

    Titanlux Member

    Barcelona
    Spain
    Nov 27, 2017
    This information was published by the Chilean magazine "Estadio".
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  12. carlito86

    carlito86 Member+

    Jan 11, 2016
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  13. _Ziggy_

    _Ziggy_ Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Mar 20, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Wasn't familiar with Gadocha before. Interesting to see that he played out on the left as a right footer. Do we know of any other examples from back in the day of "inverted wingers"?
     
  14. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    From the Bundesliga: Sigfried Held, Willi Lippens, Jupp Heynckes, Ulrik Le Fevre, Georg Volkert, Franck Ribery.
     
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  15. _Ziggy_

    _Ziggy_ Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    Mar 20, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Nice! Thank you!
    Fantastic website by the way. Congrats!
     
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  16. ap1898

    ap1898 Member

    Ascoli
    Brazil
    May 3, 2020
    From "WORLD CUP 74", The Official Documentation of the Organizing Committee for the 1974 World Cup Football Tournament.

    "The Final" is analyzed by Italian journalist Giglio Panza.

    West Germany
    ---------------------
    Maier 7,5
    Vogts 7,5
    Breitner 7,5
    Schwarzenbeck 6,5
    Beckenbauer 7,5
    Bonhof 8
    Grabowski 6,5
    Hoeness 7
    Muller 7
    Overath 7,5
    Holzzenbein 7

    Holland
    -------------------
    Jongboled 7
    Suurbier 7
    Rijsbergen 6,5
    Haan 7
    Krol 6
    Jansen 6,5
    Neeskens 7,5
    Van Hanegem 6
    Rep 6
    Cruijff 7
    Rensenbrink 6
     
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