Henry vs. Shevchenko vs. Batistuta

Discussion in 'BigSoccer Polls' started by Zlatko2010, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Zlatko2010

    Zlatko2010 Member

    Mar 16, 2013
    Rate them in top3 oder.
  2. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    Henry and Sheva were more of the same type as FW and Striker.
    Batistuta was a typical center forward or main striker.

    So if you have good playmaker, AM,then Batistuta was a good choice.
    But if you played with 2 DM and attack on the wings, then Henry or Sheva would be better choice since they can link up betetr with midfield and create chances.

    Overall career:
    Henry > Batistuta = Sheva
  3. giaggia90

    giaggia90 Member

    May 2, 2013
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Andry Shevchenko is one my favourites players by maybe Henry is superior than him. They were similar like moviments and sense of the goal. Batistuta was a wery strong center forward but he wasn't in level with the others.
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  4. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    What level is that?
    Henry was successful with a greatest Arsenal team ever, along with the greatest France era ever.
    Sheva was with a strongest Milan team since late 80's (of Basten Gullit)
    Batistuta with lowly Fiorentina and his late years at Romar (he won Topscorer and SerieA there)

    For NT, Batistuta was even better than Henry (well Sheva was with a weaker NT).

    Imagine if Batistuta was playing for Milan, ManU , or Real ... in his best???
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  5. axxess mundi

    axxess mundi Member

    Feb 4, 2013
    Batistuta is my choice. He was a warhorses. He was the most dynamic and more powerful than the 2.
  6. Vektor

    Vektor New Member

    May 6, 2015
    Juventus FC
  7. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    Batistuta > Henry > Sheva
  8. zaqualung

    zaqualung Member+

    Jun 17, 2015
    San Francisco
    Liverpool FC

    As an out and out striker, I reckon bioth Batistuta and Schevchenko were probably better than henry, so were klinsman and vialli and fowler jean pierre papin.

    however, Henry was more than that, wasn't he. he was moving at speeds that the others never reached, for starters, and doing it like a gazelle. To execute the kind of domination of his own game at such power and speed and to be a brilliant marksman to boot, gives Henry the final edge for me.....
  9. Hidegkuti78

    Hidegkuti78 Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    ACF Fiorentina
    Sheva > Bati > Henry
  10. AD78

    AD78 Member+

    Jul 17, 2013
    Manchester United FC
    I prefered Batistuta and Sheva but would have to say Henry at his best would be the pick of the three. There was a time that I thought Ronaldinho and Henry were clearly the best players in the world by a distance but I would not have said that at any time about the other two, although Shevchenko I feel deserbed jis Ballon d'or in 2004 (3rd in FIFA award).

    For an FYI here are there Ballon d'or and FIFA PoY positions during their best years:

    Henry B'dor FIFA
    2000 4 7
    2001 9 11
    2002 6 9
    2003 2 2
    2004 4 2
    2005 4 4
    2006 3 3
    2007 19 8

    B'dor FIFA
    1999 3 7
    2000 3 5
    2001 8 9
    2002 -
    2003 4 10
    2004 1 3
    2005 5 6

    B'dor FIFA
    96 13 9
    97 - 8
    98 6 5
    99 4 3
    00 7 4
  11. Doc_Scott

    Doc_Scott New Member

    Dec 5, 2015
    Henry > Batistuta > Shevhecnko. Andriy maube best goleador, but had pretty bored style.
  12. Milan05

    Milan05 Member

    Dec 2, 2015
    AC Milan
    Batistuta > Shevchenko > Henry

    What Batistuta did for the national team is nothing short of admirable. His club career was not as great because he played for a rather underwhelming Fiorentina side, compared to those incredible Milan and Arsenal sides of the early to mid-2000's

    Henry obviously achieved more at an international level than Sheva did, but that was because France were a much stronger side than Ukraine. I felt that Sheva was a tad better overall, although I'm a bit biased (as you can tell by my username).
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  13. AD78

    AD78 Member+

    Jul 17, 2013
    Manchester United FC
    There is a difference between not winning much or club level to saying you do not have a great club career. Personally I would say Batistuta's club career on a personal level was definitely on par with his international career despite the lack of team trophies.
  14. Gio-13

    Gio-13 Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    watching skywalkers
    FC Shakhtar Donetsk
    Batistuta > Henry > Shevchenko
  15. Perú FC

    Perú FC Member+

    Nov 16, 2007
    Lima, Perú
    1. Thierry Henry
    2. Gabriel Batistuta
    3. Andriy Shevchenko

    Only from a general point of view because I agree that Henry and Shevchenko come from a different mold of striker (FW) to Batistuta (CF). Depends on the team where they must fit.
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  16. monere

    monere Guest


    I loved Shevchenko as a player (one of the best non-glamourous strikers in the entire history of football), and since the 2000s AC Milan was my favorite football club of all time, well... guess who I'd pick :)

    As for Henry, good striker, he might have been better than Sheva, I don't know, but since I have an affinity for Shevchenko and AC Milan...

    Batistuta... did that guy ever make any top?? Decent striker and that's about it. I don't think it's fair to the real strikers (Inzaghi, Ronaldo the brasilian, Raul, Del Piero, etc.) to leave them aside for... Batistuta lol
  17. monere

    monere Guest

    agreed 100% with your statement, and I can not fathom how people pick bati..something over Shevchenko and Henry. I... I... just don't get it. I think they're rating the players in the FIFA video game. not the real players LOL
  18. monere

    monere Guest

    Agreed that Sheva had a strong team, but not since the late 80s (he came to Milan in 2000 I think). But even with a strong team behind you still can't win Ballon D'or if you lack quality, and Sheva didn't :) ... Incredible ball controlling skills, incredible positioning on the pitch, incredible shot precision, was bifooted, was constant, was reliable, was... he was out of this world, really. How can you even compare him to the no-name batisomething is beyond me. And no way that Milan would have transferred batisomething. I would have stopped watching football right there and right then :)
  19. monere

    monere Guest

    oh please! How can you guys continue putting batiwhatever on a list with Sheva and Henry. A little respect for the real strikers please!

    Also, you are an AC Milan fan???? LOL, fake one. Real AC Milan fans will never EVER put no-names in front of Sheva.
  20. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    @monere @giaggia90 buddies come on if you're going to come hard at Batistuta like that at least bring some arguments which are viable.

    CLEARLY you don't like him, but you're still looking at the top goalscorer of the Argentinean national team, who will be passed by Messi... only because Messi has already played 27 more games than Batistuta (yet still behind him).

    Also... Bastistuta in his club career did nothing but score for his team and was BETTER than schevchenko in Italy... To me the real conversation should be Henry vs Batistuta, because those two are at a different level.
  21. monere

    monere Guest

    you're right, I don't like him

    I don't care

    I don't care

    No, he wasn't. If I say he wasn't then he wasn't and that's that!

    To you only

    Yes, at a different level.... below Shevchenko. Also, when those 2 will ever win a Balon D'or we will have another conversation about who was better than who. Until then.... buzz off!
  22. Guigs

    Guigs Member+

    Dec 9, 2011
    Vasco da Gama Rio Janeiro
    I don't care
  23. monere

    monere Guest

  24. carlito86

    carlito86 Member+

    Jan 11, 2016
    Real Madrid
  25. brauliovl

    brauliovl New Member

    May 16, 2018
    Sheva > Bati > Henry

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