WHo would be considered the Iron Man of soccer???

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by (TxT), Nov 29, 2004.

  1. (TxT)

    (TxT) Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Tampa, FL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Right now I am watching Monday Night Football and it is Brett Favre's 200 consecutive start making him Football's Iron Man, and by a large margin. Cal Ripken jr. started something like 2600 baseball games consecutivly (though some of the were bs starts and leave the game in like the fifth). Both of them never missed a game due to injury.

    I was wondering is there anybody in the history of soccer that has some crazy ammount of games started/played streak?
  2. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    I think you're really going to be looking at a keeper. Sepp Maier played 422 consecutive games for Bayern Munich - I don't know if anyone else has higher.
  3. kris

    kris New Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Frank Lampard.
  4. lanman

    lanman BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 30, 2002
    Most I can find for an outfield player (in England only) would be 401 by Harry Bell of Tranmere from 1946-56.
  5. Neo¹

    Neo¹ Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    I would have t o say Frank Lampard or Henry.
  6. MOGG

    MOGG New Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    Luke Chadwick :rolleyes:
  7. RichardL

    RichardL BigSoccer Supporter

    May 2, 2001
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Trevor Morley. Well, he did have a metal plate in his head.
  8. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Bologna's goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca, who was Sampdoria, Inter and Italy's goalkeeper in the 90's, has not missed a game in 4 years. That's a long time. And if he stays with Bologna all of this season, and 2 games of next season, he'll overtake Dino Zoff with the most appearances in Serie A (i think it's like 532 or something like that.) To top it all off, Pagliuca is 38.
  9. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bert Trautmann, the legendary Manchester City goalie of the 1950s.

    That is of course impressive, but those four years are easily overshadowed by Maier`s 13 years (April 1966 to May 1979).
  10. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    The Bundesliga record for non-goalkeepers holds Heinz Simmet. Over 7 years from April 1970 to December 1977 (226 games).
  11. Mancityfan81

    Mancityfan81 New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    New York
    Sir Stanley Mathews, Blackpool and Stoke City, started playing when Herbert Chapman was managing Arsenal in the early '30s and didn't retire until Sir Matt Busby and the Charlton brothers were winning titles with Man U. in the early '60s. He was never sent off in his entire career. :cool:
  12. Walter3000

    Walter3000 Member+

    Apr 8, 2004
    gainesville, Florida
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    do you know what iron man means?

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