Your 10 Favourite Teams(Any League)

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by jasper1996, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. jasper1996

    jasper1996 New Member

    Jan 23, 2010
    Nottingham Forest FC
    Nat'l Team:
    What Are Everyones Top 10 Teams From Any Football League?

    Mine is Like This:
    1.Notts Forest
    3.Perth Glory
    5.Galatasary (coz they got Harry!!!)
    8.Man City
    9.Sydney F.C
  2. Perú FC

    Perú FC Member+

    Nov 16, 2007
    Lima, Perú
    1. Universitario de Deportes (Peru)
    2. Juventus (Italy)
    3. Liverpool (England)
    4. Deportivo La Coruña (Spain)
    5. Newcastle United (England)
    6. Colorado Rapids (United States)
    7. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
    8. Galatasaray (Turkey)
    9. Olympique Marseille (France)
    10. Santos (Brazil)
  3. colbie

    colbie New Member

    Jan 27, 2010
    Aalesunds FK
    I support and am always behind Arsenal because my father supported them and ever since i have been supporting them for about 7 years. LOL.

    i also love the players.they are hot and they are very professional!

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  4. NYfan

    NYfan Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    FC Barcelona
    On January 25...

    On January 27...

  5. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    Historically Famous CLUBS and joyful to watch:

    1- Real 50's (Di Stefano + Puskas)
    2- Santos FC 60-68 (Pele & co_)
    3- Ajax 70-75 (Cruijff & co-)
    4- Bayern 74-78 (Beckenbauer + Muller)
    5- Liverpool 78-82 (KDaglish + IRush)
    6- Juve 82-86 (Platini + Rossi +Boniek)
    7- Milan 87-92 (Basten + Gullit + Rijkaard)
    8- Barca 91-94 (Romario+Laudrup+Stoitchkov)
    9- ManU 98-02 (Beck+Giggs+ Scholes+Cole+Yorke)
    10- Barca 05-09 (Ronaldinho+Etoo+Messi, & Messi+Ibra+Xavi+Henry)

    as BONUS ... as more joy to watch than successful
    11- Real 00-04 (Galacticos: Raul +Figo+ Zidane+Ronaldo+Carlos)
    12- Arsenal 01-05 (longest unbeaten streak: Henry+ Bergkamp +Vieira+ Pires+ Lungberg +Gilberto)

    NT TEAMS: (historically order regardless their success)

    0- Uruguay 50 (Schiaffino, Miguez and Ghiggia)
    1- Hungary 54 (Puskas, Kocsis, Hidegkuti and Czibor)
    2- Brazil 58 (Pele, Garrincha, Didi, Vava, NSantos, DSantos, Gilmar)
    3- Brazil 70 (Pele, Rivelino, Tostao, Jaizinho, Gerson, C.Alberto)
    4- Holland 74 (Cruijff, Ressenbrinks, Neekens, VanHageme and Krol)
    5- Brazil 82 (Zico, Socrates, Falcao, Elder and Junior)
    6- Germany Euro72 (beckenbauer +Muller)
    7- France Euro 84 (Platini, Giress, Tigana)
    8- Holland Euro 88 (Basten Gullit Rijkaard Koeman)
    9- Denmark Euro92 (larsson, Laudrup, Schmeichel, Polsven)
    10- Brazil WC02 (Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Cafu carlos)

    BONUS: (more successful than joy to watch)

    1- Italy 34 (Meazza and co)
    2- England 66 (Moore, Boby, Hurst and Bank)
    3- Germany 74 (Beckenbauer Muller and co_)
    4- Argentina 86 (Maradona and co)
    5- France Euro2000 (Zidane and co_)
  6. johan neeskens

    Jan 14, 2004
    HA! Well caught.
  7. EnglishHeart

    EnglishHeart New Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    1.Man UTD
    2.Real Madrid
    3.Fc Porto
    5.AC Milan
  8. aguimarães

    aguimarães Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    LD Alajuelense
    1. Alajuelense
    2. Boca Juniors
    3. Herediano
    4. FC Lyon
    5. Barcelona
    6. CD Chivas
    7. Liverpool
    8. Newcastle
    9. Once Caldas
    10. Walter Ferretti
  9. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Borussia Dortmund - My club through and through. 1997 was a fantastic year for me. Will be back to Dormund in March for the BMG match!!! Woo-hoo!
    Barcelona SC - Lived in Ecuador for over 10 years and followed them there. My 1st experience was at a Libertadores match vs Cerro Porteno. Great atmosphere and stadium.
    Chelsea - After being exposed and following the BPL for years, I picked a club other than Manu, Arsenal or Liverpool. The fact that Germany's captain moved there in 2006 helped a lot when I started to watch them a lot closer.

    Werder Bremen - My dad's hometown (I have lived there as well).
    Munich 1860 - 2nd division club and Bayern's rivals.

    The rest of the teams come and go simply based on their play. There have been a few clubs that have been exciting to watch but I would not consider them favs nor would I consider myself a fan. Right now Russian champs Rubin Kazan are a good example of that. Also, Birmingham City because of Ecuador's Christian Benitez.
  10. teucer

    teucer Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Carolina Railhawks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1. The one near where I live
    2. The one near where I used to live and still kinda wish I did
    3. The national team for my country
    4. The best team in my country's top division that doesn't have a stupid name
    5. The "cool" team in a foreign city I kinda wish I lived in
    6. A random one of the top couple teams in the foreign league I find most exciting
    7. The national team for a country some of my ancestors are from
    8. The national team for a country whose language I studied in high school
    9. The well-known foreign team with the player I think is the best currently in the sport
    10. The foreign team with the funniest name
  11. DaveyGorgeous

    DaveyGorgeous Member+

    Jul 6, 2006
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Maybe I'm missing something but I don't understand how anyone can have TEN favorite teams? I mean I can likely see someone having a few teams they root for/follow/support, but ten?!?
  12. Teso Dos Bichos

    Teso Dos Bichos Red Card

    Sep 2, 2004
    Purged by RvN
    It depends on how you define favourite. There are a few clubs I actively support, some I would consider myself to be a casual fan of and some others I would prefer to watch over other options. I only consider the first group to be my favourite teams but others could chose to include all three groups as their 'favourite' teams.
  13. DaveyGorgeous

    DaveyGorgeous Member+

    Jul 6, 2006
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Oh ok. I define "favorite" the same as you do then Teso. In which case I can only really say I have but a few, let alone 5, 6 or 7.
  14. teucer

    teucer Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Carolina Railhawks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's a reason my master list starts getting a little weird at four and is totally silly by the end - that may not be how you pick yours down that far (or even match beyond your first pick, and not everyone even favors their local team if they've got ties to somewhere else), but you're going to be kind of arbitrary and probably absurdly so. Hence the point of things like "the foreign team with the funniest name" on there.

    That list as applied to me, since that's as close as I can even come to answering the question: 1. Carolina RailHawks 2. the new MN team that has no name yet 3. USA (in international play, of course that's my pick) 4. Chicago Fire (I'm not fond of Euro names and of the other choices that's the one I happen to have settled on in the past five minutes or so) 5. Barcelona 6. a random one of the EPL big four (probably Chelsea or Liverpool just because nobody in America mentions the EPL teams that aren't Arsenal and Man U) 7. Wales (there are others but that's the one I'm most aware of) 8. Spain (or somewhere in Latin America but I'm totally a fickle and arbitrary fan who picks the strongest one, plus I like Spanish history) 9. I don't follow the foreign game enough to choose 10. Mqabba, though it changes whenever I see a new one that makes me chuckle

    But that's not a real top ten, or even a real top nine; I don't *have* a real top nine. I've got a top handful. Carolina is my team, and in D2 I do plan to root for MN when they aren't playing Carolina (because I used to live in St. Paul and still miss it somewhat, and I want to see the new team succeed where the Thunder eventually didn't). And I support my home country in international play, of course. But really, I stop there.

    I guess I could pick other teams. For instance, if I watch much MLS this year, I'll consider rooting for Chicago just because it's the MLS city I have the most friends in, but I don't have any sane reason. I watch EPL a little; currently I just root for whichever team isn't in the big four (which is generally only one of them if they're broadcasting the game in the States), because pulling for the underdog is fun, but if I were watching more I'd pick a team. In La Liga I like Barcelona because of a strong fondness for the city, but I don't actually watch La Liga. (I tried to get into it earlier this season, as a Barcelona guy, but a league with that little parity just isn't fun if you aren't invested in it like a local.) And so forth.

    Top few teams? Yeah, I've got some. A top ten? Let me pull some names out of a hat.
  15. PhiloBarca

    PhiloBarca Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    Austin, Texas
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I''l divide them into tiers:

    1. Barcelona (The only club I am really a supporter of).

    2. Austin Aztex (They've only been in existence for year, but they're my local club, so if I go to see a live professional match, it will be them).

    3. Chacarita Juniors (I wanted to follow the Argentine league and picked them somewhat randomly as the team that would have my routing interest. They also have an interesting history).

    4 - 7. Arsenal, Roma, PSG, and Hoffenheim (Teams that I enjoy watching and like to see do well in their leagues).

    8 - 10. ManU, Man City, and A.C. Milan (Teams that I enjoy watching).
  16. TiltoKolapsas

    TiltoKolapsas New Member

    Feb 2, 2010
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is a good system except that there is no team near where I live. I refuse to swathe myself in Philadelphia Union flags until there is clear evidence that they exist. Also all the good teams in my country's top division have stupid names, except "Chicago Fire".

    The category of "team with a beloved star from my national team" needs to be included as well.

    (hesitant to appear like a Europhile poser)

    1. Bolton Wanderers
    2. Everton
    3. Motherwell
    Cardiff City
    Lokomotiv Moskva

    I have to leave out the idea of ancestral national teams since Wales and Lithuania are going nowhere:D.

    Foreign team with the funniest name: It is so hard to pick between all the Albanian teams. Vllaznia Shkodër, Flamurtari Vlorë, Luftëtari Gjirokastër, Bylis Ballsh...
  17. Dulliwhig

    Dulliwhig Member+

    Nov 12, 2009
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would say the teams that I enjoy watching are as follows:

    Barcelona - Messi, Xavi, Ibrohimovic
    Man City - Tevez
    AC Milan - Ronaldinho, Seedorf
    Bayern Munich - Ribery, Robben
    Roma - Totti
    Real Madrid - Ronaldo, Kaka

    Everton, Fulham & Hull City for the American connections

    I would like to say Gladbach because of Michael Bradley but cannot honestly say I have seen much of them... same thing with Ranger and Beasley & Adu.

    Sounders were my favorite team in MLS before Union came into existence.

    I guess overall, I tend to prefer the best teams in each of the major leagues, but I have always grown up supporting local teams. Since I have never had a local soccer team to support, I basically default to the teams that play the game with some flair. Beyond that, I support my fellow Americans abroad.

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