Bundesliga All-Time XI: Foreign Players

Discussion in 'Germany' started by Gregoriak, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    I would select the following team of foreing players from 40 years of Bundesliga:

    --------------Sandberg (Swe)----Elber (Bra)----Simonsen (Den)

    -------------Keegan (Eng)-------Lerby (Den)------Marcelinho (Bra)

    ---Lizarazu (Fra)----Pezzey (Aut)----M.Olsen (Den)----Jusufi (Yug)

    ----------------------------Pfaff (Bel)
  2. wolfsburgh

    wolfsburgh Member

    Aug 6, 2001
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Interesting topic. I'm not sure Marcelinho has done enough to merit inclusion on your list. How about Balakov? Don't know a darn thing about Sandberg, but Tony Yeboah has to merit some consideration at striker, as must Chapuisat (and if you are going to include Marcelinho, how about Makaay and Ailton and Sand). At defender, how about Winton Rufer (sp?), the Kiwi who played for Bremen?
  3. DanielHSV

    DanielHSV New Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Hamburg, Germany
    Wynton Rufer and if I remember correctly he was a striker as well.

    And I totally agree with you, Wolfsburgh, Tony Yeboah is a must in this squad. Also I am with you on Sandberg. Who is that guy?
  4. Alex_K

    Alex_K Member+

    Mar 23, 2002
    Braunschweig, Germany
    Eintracht Braunschweig
    Nat'l Team:
    He played for 'Lautern in the 70's.
  5. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    To my eternal shame, I completely forgot Tony Yeboah! And Krassimir Balakov!

    Sandberg was a great Swedish striker, he also played in the 1974 World Cup. Still, he was not as good as Yeboah, Elber or Simonsen, thus: out!

    New lineup:

    -----------------Elber (Bra)----Yeboah (Gha)----Simonsen (Den)

    -------------Keegan (Eng)------Lerby (Den)-------Balakov (Bul)

    ---Lizarazu (Fra)----Pezzey (Aut)----M.Olsen (Den)----Jusufi (Yug)

    ----------------------------Pfaff (Bel)
  6. mcweiss

    mcweiss Member

    Sep 8, 2003
    LI, New York
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    What about some recent players like Rosicky (BVB) and Hleb (Stutt) if we are considering Ailton...?
  7. 96Squig

    96Squig Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Hannover 96
    Nat'l Team:
    What do you think of Simak? he wasn't long here, but was for sure the best soccer player 96 ever had!
  8. Jacque_s

    Jacque_s New Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    I would pick Cha Boom as a winger.
  9. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    If I`d consider a 96-player, then it would be Josip Skoblar, not Simak (he didn`t play that well in the 1. Bundesliga).

    I`m not sure if Rosicky would be worthy of this team. Talentwise yes, but his attitude is lacking. Hleb is too early, I wouldn`t want to throw out Keegan, Balakov, or Lerby to get him in (yet). Maybe if he leads Stuttgart to the BL title (he could get Balakov`s place in the future).
  10. CanuckFan

    CanuckFan Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    FC Energie Cottbus
    Nat'l Team:
    Simonsen for sure as he was Euro player of the year with Moenchengladbach and Keegan with Hamburger SV won it twice. I also wonder if Bum Kun Cha with Eintracht Frankfurt would be in the group.
  11. nxttc

    nxttc Member+

    Jul 14, 2004
    so would i.
    hell, germany offered him citizenship so he could play for the national side.
  12. Jacque_s

    Jacque_s New Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    That's pretty amazing if it's true. West Germany was very strong back then.
  13. herewego

    herewego Member

    Jun 1, 2004
    Two names not yet mentioned:

    Jay Jay Okocha

    "Ente" Lippens
  14. DanielHSV

    DanielHSV New Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Hamburg, Germany
    My two cents:
    Lucio, Olsen, Lizarazu
    Lerby, Balakow, Dunga, Keegan
    Yeboah, Elber, Chapuisat

    Maybe there were better guys, but I stock to those, which I saw play (except for Keegan :( )
  15. Bayern4Life

    Bayern4Life Member+

    Aug 22, 2004
    Ruggiero Rizzitelli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. LebenslangGruenWeiss

    Aug 13, 2004
    Rune Bratseth as sweeper and Kiwi Rufer as striker should be in the lineup. Also Stan Libuda in midfield and Toni Polster as forward. I also always loved Valdas Ivanauskas. The team should be coached by Ernst Happel and Dragoslav Stepanovic.
  17. DanielHSV

    DanielHSV New Member

    Nov 29, 2004
    Hamburg, Germany
    Libuda was german. And Ivanauskas really sucked! Was a good fighter and a funny guy, but couldn't find the net...
    And what did Stepanovic acchieve? Happel and Zebec would be my choice as coaches.

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