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Discussion in 'CONMEBOL' started by Pingudo, Nov 14, 2004.
What's your favorite South American team?
Some very important teams (Flu, Palmeiras, Gremio, Internacional, Cruzeiro, Independiente, Racing, Nacional, Cerro Porteno, U. the Chile, The Strongest, Universitario, LDU, D.Cali, Medellin, Atl Nacional, Tachira, etc.) have been left out for lack of space. If you list them maybe they can be added to some future poll.
As for National teams, I would pick Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador
from that list, vasco and river
CaracasFC - My grandmother lived 1 block away from their stadium
I ve always liked Colo Colo...maybe cause they have a cool uniform.
the poll missed the most important teams in colombia, ecuador and venezuela!
sporting cristal...all the way
Nacional Atlético Clube...
Flamengo $ Barca
What does it look like?
The list is really poor
One of the greatest teams of Brasil is not there. My beloved
Not that I would have voted for them, but I think you should have included Cienciano on the list. Anyway Alianza Corazon el mejor equipo del Peru y de eso no hay duda
Umm, where is LDU Quito (My team)?, where is Universitario de Deportes (Lima, a very popular team in Peru)?
There is only 2 argentinean teams...
Only one ecuadorian (well i've only knew LDU and Barcelona fans here)...
The survey is unnecessary but the question is good.
You missed A LOT OF TEAMS, why?
That hurts my pride...
although I am a barcelonista, it is strange not to see LDU here, I really respect that team and I must admit, it is Ecuador's best at the moment, and one of South America's best, so it is sad not to see them here.
I know, and I'm sorry for that. As stated above very important teams (e.g. Once Caldas, Dep. Cali, Medellin, Atl Nacional, LDU, El Nacional, Tachira, Caracas FC etc, etc) are absent for lack of space. This is because the BigSoccer poll ONLY allows 16 entries! One is for "Others" so that leaves me with only 15 slots. There're more than 150 first division teams in South America and obviously we can't list them all.
I attempted to list at least the most popular (not necessarily the best) club in each country. Of course Brazil has almost half the south american population so it has more teams on the list. It was somewhat reasonable to assume a big percentage of BigSoccer posters would be Brazilians. Colombia and Argentina are the second and third largest countries in terms of population and therefore have more "big cities" than the rest. So they have two each.
The rest of the teams can be listed here and will be counted at the end. So post the name of your favorite team. Maybe your team will have more votes than the teams listed in the poll. And again, sorry if I offended anyone.
So far, this is the current tally for teams not listed above:
Caracas FC 1
Sporting Cristal 1
Nacional Atlético Clube 1
LDU Quito 1
Read my previous reply. But basically it comes down to this: BigSoccer ONLY allows 16 entries. One entry is for "Others" so we're left out with only 15 entries. Now, to be fair with each country, you must list at least one team from each country (preferably the most popular!)
In addition to that, you have to list at least 2 teams from massively large metro areas like Sao Paulo (19 million), Buenos Aires (12 million), and Rio (12 million.) This areas have more people than some South American countries. And again, there're more than 150 first division clubs in South America, and we can't list them all ...when all we have is 15 slots. So really, we have very little room to work with here.
I personally prefer LDU (as opposed to Barcelona) but most Ecuadorians say Barcelona is the most popular team in Ecuador.
Boca Juniors, Chacarita Jrs.(2nda Nacional B)
Sao Paolo FC
America de Cali
Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito
Nacional de Uruguay
I lov LDU but since they ain't here I go with Barcelona as I also love them!
give my vote to LDU instead