What makes a player great/worldclass?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Kevin8833, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    In your opinion what qualities does it take?
     
  2. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Being born in England.
     
  3. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    - plays quality football at a high level for a number of years and for both club and country
    - plays a dominant role for both club and country
    - regularly is a deciding factor in games and tournaments for both club and country

    And for the very elite category:
    - has proven his worth in different leagues.
     
  4. Berean Todd

    Berean Todd New Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Houston
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    To be among the top 3 or 4 at their position in the world (for a position like CB/CM/F where 2 are fielded at a time, perhaps increase that to 6-8).
     
  5. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    I agree with the last post. The term world class should refer to the cream of the crop and the best couple of players in their position. Obviously that will cause a fair few arguments but it's the only way to keep the term meaningful.
     
  6. The_ChelseaSupporter

    Mar 25, 2007
    Olympia, WA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any and only players who would start in a World XI squad are world class players.
    Great players are ones who can start at most top clubs.
     
  7. jpick

    jpick Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    jacksonville, FL
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    but then guys who are born in italy, spain, or england have a handicap. why would maldini leave milan for england?
     
  8. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Champion's League is a different league...isn't it??;)
     
  9. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is the real reason David Beckham came to MLS. ;)
     
  10. IcelandicGuy

    IcelandicGuy New Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Reykjavik
    A Player who can walk into any team in the world. Simple as that.
     
  11. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005
    Consistency.
     

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