A best of the rest all time xi challenge.

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Dark Savante, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Here's a little challenge for those of you who are sick of seeing the same names over and over again in all time xi's. Create a best xi of all time outside of those who have appeared in a WC or EC final

    So, obviously those players who got knocked out in the Semi's and contested for bronze can be picked from but those players with a Silver or Gold cannot. This still offers up a myriad of fantastic talent to pool from and it gives some of those who are always forgotten a chance it also adds some diversity to a very tired original format.

    So remember..no Pele's, Maradona's, Cruyff's, Platini's, Beckenbauer's or Van Basten's, etc please...

    This should really rack the brains of those who post up and should give out a huge variety of greats instead of the usual and very familiar pool of 16 or so players we always see.

    I'll be surprised to see the team that doesn't include Di Stefano and/or Zico however :D

    P.S you can have as many goes at this as you like! I've got a few teams to put down that would challenge any all time xi that appeared in the afformentioned finals.
     
  2. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    And no Zidane. Thank fuck. :D
     
  3. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    First attempt:

    ----------Goycachea
    ------D.DaGuia---Figueroa
    -Gerets----------------Marzolini
    ------------Coluna
    -----Kopa-----------Finney
    -------------Zico
    ---------------Di Stefano
    ---------Eusebio


    Right backs are going to be a real problem for me :(
     
  4. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    How do you account for the 1950 World Cup, where the winner was decided through group play? Are we to assume that Uruguay-Brazil was the final for all intents and purposes?
     
  5. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Yes, :)
     
  6. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Do you mean Sergio Javier Goycochea? He played in the 1990 WC final.
     
  7. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Urg :( My bad. Will amend.

    You posting up a team btw? Would be interested to see what you come up with.
     
  8. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Excuse the slight English bias.

    ---------------------------Ricardo Zamorra
    Jimmy Armfield ---- Robert Jonquet - Domingos Da Guia - Roger Byrne
    Stanley Matthews - Enrst Ocwirk ------ Zico ------------Tom Finney
    -----------------------Eusebio - Alfredo Di Stefano

    Plenty of other players who could easily have made this team.
     
  9. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Attempt 1b ,lol

    -----------Zamora
    ------D.DaGuia---Figueroa
    -Gerets----------------Marzolini
    ------------Coluna
    -----Kopa-----------Finney
    -------------Zico
    ---------------Di Stefano
    ---------Eusebio
     
  10. Dark Savante

    Dark Savante Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Become the Tea Pot!!
    Nice!, I have a Best, Matthews tandem planned for team 2.
     
  11. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England




    ----------------------------------Zamorra
    Zanetti----------Hansen(lol)-----------------Hierro------------Marzoloni
    ----------------------------------Falcoa
    -----------Mathews---------------Zico----------------------Best
    ---------------------Di Stafeno----------------Eusabio



    Not the best but shakes things up a bit
     
  12. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Munich
    Great idea. I`m working on it!
     
  13. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Ok, I am not sure about the lineups for the early days EU championships, so I basically guessed about some players from that era, and eliminated them if I thought they might have played in the final. The one I am not sure about is Luis Suarez.

    I suppose I could have looked them up, but it is more fun to do this with the names that first come to mind, without doing research. That way we can forget some obvious choices and then we can argue about it.

    Here is my 'A' team. I will try to come up with a 'B' team later, which will probably be more interesting.

    ......Zamora
    ....Happel....Da Ghia
    Geretz.............Marzolini
    .........Suarez
    .....Di Stefano....Zico
    Best....Eusebio
     
  14. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Munich
    Suarez played in the 1964 European Championship Final.
     
  15. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Ok, here is my B team, with a bunch of non-Brazilian South Americans and some real old-timers.

    ....Amadeo Carrizo
    Szimanowski..Chumpitaz...Figueroa...Hapgood
    Sivori...Roy Keane...Franchescoli
    Stanley Mathews....Arsenio Erico...Friedenreich
     
  16. MIGkiller

    MIGkiller Member

    Flamengo
    Brazil
    May 9, 2003
    Rio de Janeiro
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    You guys always forget about Garrincha.

    In Brazil there's a strong belief within the oldies and more romantic that he was even better than Pelé.
     
  17. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Ok. And on top of that, my team has only 10 men. Other than that it is a great 'A' team.:D

    Let me try again:

    ........Zamora
    ..Happel...Da Ghia
    Geretz...........Marzolini
    Zico...Roy Keane...Di Stefano
    Best....Fontaine...Eusebio
     
  18. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Have you read the rules? The nice thing about this premise is that it eliminates a lot of the brazilians.:D
     
  19. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Would this be the same Garrincha who played in the 1958 and 1962 finals and thus is not elligble in this case?
     
  20. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Since I moved Roy Keane to the A team, and I think I need a player of those characteristics, I will indulge myself and put a favorite of mine in that spot:

    Antonio Rattin.

    Now my B team has three Argentines, one Brazilian, one Peruvian, one Chilean, one Paraguayan, and one Uruguayan. Plus, a couple of Englishmen and a Polish to balance things out. I think it is a fair 'B' team, although some of you will surely come up with other worthy choices.
     
  21. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Munich
    Team A:

    --------------Gadocha------Eusébio------Julinho

    -------------Zico---------di Stéfano-------Socrates

    -------Junior-------Hulshoff--------Trésor------Szymanovski

    ------------------------Mazurkiewicz
     
  22. herewego

    herewego Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    So finally a thread for Spaniards and Englanders. :D :cool:
     
  23. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Munich
    Team B

    ---------------Blokhin----Cubillas-----Lato

    --------Keegan----------Bremner---------Kasperczak

    ------Marzolini------Gorgon-----Katalinski-----Ubinas

    --------------------------Shilton
     
  24. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    You're not going to like this, but Eric Gerets played in the 1980 European Championship final against Germany.
     
  25. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Munich
    Argentinesoccerfan is not gonna like that, too ... :D
     

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