View Poll Results: Who is the Greatest World Cup player ever?

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  • Bobby Moore

    1 1.75%
  • Franz Beckenbauer

    5 8.77%
  • Diego Maradona

    30 52.63%
  • Pelé

    11 19.30%
  • Garrincha

    0 0%
  • Paul McGrath

    3 5.26%
  • Johann Cruyff

    3 5.26%
  • Zico

    0 0%
  • Roberto Baggio

    3 5.26%
  • Ferenc Puskas

    1 1.75%
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    Pele was before my time so has to be Maradona who carried average teams to World Cup win and finals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandro
    Alright he had an awful World Cup record
    Kind of the point of the thread, don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu
    Kind of the point of the thread, don't you think?
    My English is probably not as good, I thought we were electing the best WC player regardless of the games played. So the winner is Mr. Paolo Rossi, definitly one of the most overrated players of all times. He won the 1982 edition by himself

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    Need i say any more......and if that wasn't enough

    More talent in his little finger than anyone on display in Germany over the last month.
    Here we see some modern players in training
    Last edited by $Leon$; 10/07/2006 at 6:06 PM.
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    how the hell is Best or De Stefano not on the list!!! ....or dare I say it Zidane now that hes finished? Had to vote for Maradonna in that case. Garrincha was genius but the least professional footballer ever. In one match he got put off for dribbling past a defender too much and embarassing him while in another game he was dribbling so much that the game spilled over to the surrounding running track and was allowed to continue because the crowd loved it so much!
    Last edited by Flea; 12/07/2006 at 12:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flea
    how the hell is Best or De Stefano not on the list!!! ....or dare I say it Zidane now that hes finished? Had to vote for Maradonna in that case. Garrincha was genius but the least professional footballer ever. In one match he got put off for dribbling past a defender too much and embarassing him while in another game he was dribbling so much that the game spilled over to the surrounding running track and was allowed to continue because the crowd loved it so much!
    Cause George Best never played at a World Cup for one! And neither for the record did Alfredo Di Stefano ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeTillIDie
    Cause George Best never played at a World Cup for one! And neither for the record did Alfredo Di Stefano ...
    oh yeah forgot it was in the world cup forum and not world football, that still doesnt excuse leaving out Stuart Pearse.

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    reckon it has to be by an armslenght (excuse the pun) Maradonna. And what i love about him still is his love for Argentina and turning up for the matches in his colours, not only a great player but also a great fan.

    If there was a poll for the best player never to grace the finals there could only be one Georgie Best

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    Hard to take that poll seriously if Zidane is not on the list.
    I have not see a great deal of many players on the list playing
    apart from the odd highlight (never hear of some of them )
    Anyway Zidane is the worlds most expensive footballer if you are
    willing to put your money where your mouth is, and that was a 2001
    value, before the likes of Abramavich(spelling?).
    Whenever I have watched him play well, he seems to stand out
    from the players around him, which makes the opposition, many of them
    'world class' players, look like donkeys.
    As far as 'character' is concerned, the poll leader Maradona, is a blatent
    cheat (hand of god goal), and I doubt he would ever legally disposess
    Zidane in a one on one situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour
    ... Maradona... I doubt he would ever legally disposess
    Zidane in a one on one situation.
    I doubt Zidane would cleanly disposess Maradona to often either. I don't see what bearing that has on anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John83
    I doubt Zidane would cleanly disposess Maradona to often either. I don't see what bearing that has on anything.
    Maybe not but overall I would give Zidane my vote, he just makes things
    look so easy, mentally he appears to be on a different level, he seems
    to able to 'bamboozle' the opposition, something Duff used to do,
    albeit in a different fashion, sort of effortlessly?
    Anyway, my main memory of Maradona is as a cheat, and I don't vote for them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour
    Maybe not but overall I would give Zidane my vote, he just makes things
    look so easy, mentally he appears to be on a different level, he seems
    to able to 'bamboozle' the opposition, something Duff used to do,
    albeit in a different fashion, sort of effortlessly?
    Anyway, my main memory of Maradona is as a cheat, and I don't vote for them!!
    Depends which Zidane you are talking about-the extremely gifted midfielder who can dance past players with ease or the brainless,lazy,arrogant **** that stands in the centre circle for 90mins!Two very different players!
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    Diego for me , pele over-rated imo but still good enough to come in second best in world cup terms , Zidane performed hugely for Real as well and i would put him in second after diego on my all time list with pele third.
    I think Diego is by far the best player ever though, a world cup and another final , went to napoli who had never won eff all and then won them a couple of leagues and a uefa cup , they never won eff all after he left either. can't be a coincidence that argentina lost the game that he left early against germany this year either!!
    Was he crazy!! Yeah , in a very special way , an Irishman.
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    Gerd Muller, Pele, Ronaldo, Gary Breen

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    Maradona is the greatest player of all time (just ahead of Puskas), but arguably Pele had a greater influence in the World Cup.

    diStefano, VanBasten did little or nothing in the World Cup. Puskas, Kocsis, Fontaine only starred in one World Cup.

    If people could think beyond the British Isles there are a few other half decent players to challenge Best for best player never to play in World Cup...
    George Weah springs to mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour View Post
    Maybe not but overall I would give Zidane my vote, ......................... my main memory of Maradona is as a cheat, and I don't vote for them!!
    and a full force headbut is entirely within the rules of the game!

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    Maradona!!!
    It has to be bacause of the famous "Hand of God" everyone know what goal i am talking about because there isn't a more memorable goal!

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    Has to be Tommy Coyne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jockser View Post
    Pele easily

    spot on jockser.. this should have been a short forum... nobody could touch pele ..

    " football is a simple game "

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