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
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    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
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    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
    A Player who can walk into any team in the world. Simple as that.
  11. saosebastiao

    saosebastiao New Member

    May 22, 2005

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