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Football

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World Class Players

Frank Lampard

Thierry Henry

Ronaldinho

David Beckham

Cristiano Ronaldo

Steven Gerrard

Andriy Shevchenko

Ruud van Nistelrooy

Wayne Rooney

John Terry

Fernando Torres

Paolo Maldini

Michael Ballack

Miroslav Klose

Riquelme

Pele

Michael Owen

Zinedine Zidane

Diego Maradona

Gheorghe Hagi

Fabio Cannavaro

Franz Beckenbauer

Johan Cruijff

Michel Platini

Roberto Baggio

Francesco Totti

Ryan Giggs

Park Ji-Sung

Robinho

George Best

Bobby Moore

Samuel Eto'o

Luís Figo

Cesc Fàbregas

Eric Cantona

Stanley Matthews

Lionel Messi

George Weah

Kaka

Gianfranco Zola

Didier Drogba

 

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World Cup Football

Best Footballer in the World ?

Who  is the best soccer player past or present in the history of world football ?

This list is just a start so if you think a player should be listed please put their name in the box below, if you want you can explain why in a few words.

No closing date so please keep sending in your votes

 

Favourite Football Teams

Manchester United - 441

Barcelona - 425

Real Madrid - 243

Liverpool - 213

Chelsea - 200

Arsenal - 163

AC MILAN - 70

Chivas (Mexico) - 25

Tottenham Hotspur - 23

Club America - 19

Celtic - 18

INTER MILAN - 17

Manchester City - 17

Glasgow Rangers - 16

Everton - 13

Aston Villa - 12

Benfica - 12

Newcastle - 10

Juventus - 10

Bayern Munich - 9

West Ham United - 9

Leeds United - 8

Besiktas (Turkey) - 6

Southampton - 5

Dundee United - 5

Birmingham City - 5

LA Galaxy (USA) - 5

Sunderland - 5

FC Porto - 4

A.S. Roma (Italy) - 4

Middlesbrough - 4

Fulham - 4

Nottingham Forrest - 4

Motherwell - 3

Bristol Rovers - 3

Toronto FC - 3

Seattle Sounders FC (USA) - 3

Burnley - 3

Wolves (UK) - 3

Galatasaray (Turkey) - 3

Leicester City - 3

Pumas (Mexico) - 3

Seattle Sounders - 3

Cruz Azul (Mexico) - 3

Fenerbahce SK (Turkey) - 3

Olympiakos (Greece) - 3

Marseille (France) - 3

Portsmouth - 2

West Bromwich - 2

Ajax - 2

Sheffield United - 2

Hibernian - 2

Hearts FC - 2

Bolton Wanderers - 2

Sao Paulo - 2

Panathinaikos (Greece) - 2

Derby County - 2

Hull City - 2

Atletico Madrid - 2

Stoke City - 2

Cruz Azul - 2

Corinthians (Brazil) - 2

Valencia CF - 2 (Spain)

Rotherham - 1

Aberdeen - 1

Oxford United - 1

AEK Athens - 1

Perspolis (Iran) - 1

Flamengo (Brazil) - 1

alhilal (Sudan) - 1

Saint-Étienne (France) - 1

Barnet - 1

Viva Kerala FC (India) - 1

Atletico River Plate (Argentina) - 1

Coventry City - 1

Charlton - 1

Blackburn - 1

Pachuca (Mexico) - 1

Crystal Palace - 1

Exeter City - 1

Bristol City - 1

FC Dynamo Kyiv (Ukraine) - 1

Reading (UK) -1

Fenerbahçe S.K (Turkey) - 1

Real Zaragoza (Spain) - 1

Brøndby IF (Denmark) - 1

Al Hilal FC (Saudi Arabia) -1

Monterrey Rayados (Mexico) - 1

Colo-Colo (Chile) - 1

SS Lazio (Italy) - 1

Palermo (Italy) - 1

Toluca (Mexico) - 1

Ajax - 1 (Netherlands)

Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)

Pescara Calcio (Italy) - 1

AEK - 1

AC Omonia- 1

Chicago Fire - 1

São paulo - 1

Bosna I Herzigovina - 1

Aldosivi - 1

Romania - 1

FC Moscow - 1

Ecaudor - 1

Preston North End - 1

LD Alajuelense - 1

Benfica - 1

 

Qualities of a World Class Footballer

Skill - 458

Team Player - 84

Passion - 66

Speed - 45

Works Hard - 37

Lots of Goals - 26

Technique - 23

Sportsmanship - 18

Talent - 11

Practice - 10

Love for the game - 10

Everything - 8

Shooting - 6

Dribbling - 6

How well they play - 6

Heart - 6

Determination - 6

Vision - 6

Good Looking - 5

Stamina - 4

Effort - 4

Attitude - 3

Passing - 3

Discipline - 3

Concentration - 3

Footwork - 3

Respect - 3

Ball control - 3

Fitness - 2

Power - 2

Superhero - 2

Quality - 2

Tricks - 2

Never gives up -2

Tackling - 2

Beastliness - 2

Money - 2

Touch - 2

Strength - 1

All round ability - 1

Free Kicking - 1

Reflex - 1

Everything - 1

Consistency -1

Awareness - 1

Class - 1

Cooperation - 1

Performance - 1

Hustle - 1

Etiquette - 1

Finishing - 1

Will Power - 1

Aggression - 1

Pace -1

Enjoy the game - 1

Reflexes - 1

Style - 1

Insight - 1

Moves - 1

Ruthless - 1

Effort - 1

Humble - 1

Incredible - 1

 

World Cup Football Favourites 2010

Brazil - 254

Spain - 251 Winner of the World Cup

England - 150

Argentina - 90

Mexico - 75

Portugal - 55

Germany - 35 Third place

Italy - 25

Netherlands - 31 Runner Up

United States - 18

France - 16

Australia - 14

Nigeria - 12

Ghana - 8

South Africa - 6

Honduras - 4

New Zealand - 4

Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - 3

Greece - 3

Serbia - 3

South Korea - 3

Uruguay - 2

Paraguay - 2

Algeria - 2

Chile - 2

Japan - 1

Switzerland - 1

Slovakia - 1

Greece -1

Cameroon - 1

Colombia - 1

 

Football players worth the money ?

Yes - 288

Some of them - 208

No - 130

Only C. Ronaldo  - 29

Depends - 17

Not  C. Ronaldo  - 10

Maybe - 7

It ruins the game - 5

Why not - 3

No Way - 1

It draw crowds -1

No it's a game - 1

Not England Players - 1

Who cares - 1

Best Players - 1

A little bit - 1

For the best players - 1

Not Really - 1

 

Today's important issues in football ?

Referees - 175

Goals - 81

Sportsmanship - 26

Money - 17

World Cup - 15

Managers - 12

Fighting - 6

Discipline - 5

Violence - 5

Ticket prices - 4

No Technology - 3

Supporters - 3

Racism - 3

Players - 4

Video technology - 3

Team spirit - 2

Flopping - 2

Hooligans - 2

Drugs - 1

Injuries - 1

Owners of clubs - 1

England - 1

Spoilt players - 1

Confidence - 1

FIFA - 1

Attitude - 1

Disallowed goals - 1

Goal line technology - 1

Making football fun - 1

Coaches picks - 1

Affairs - 1

Fame - 1

Greater salary - 1

Streakers - 1

Corruption - 1

Passers - 1

Africa - 1

Calling - 1

Spitting - 1

Listening to coach -1

Tackling - 1

Affairs - 1

Defensive games - 1

World Class Players Votes
Cristiano Ronaldo

With Video

1067

Star Comments on Ronaldo

Lionel Messi 678

Ronaldinho

With Video

603

Pele

With Video

300

Star Comment on Pele

Steven Gerrard

With Video

282

Kaka

With Video

225

Zinedine Zidane

Zizou

200

Star Comment on Zidane

Thierry Henry

With Video

180

Diego Maradona 167

Fernando Torres 137

Wayne Rooney 108

Star Comment on Rooney

David Beckham 87

Michael Ballack 78

Star Comment on Ballack

Cesc Fàbregas 69

Frank Lampard 69

Didier Drogba 47

George Best 44

Star Comment on Best

Zlatan Ibrahimovic 40

Ronaldo

(El Fenomeno)

35

Star Comment on Ronaldo de Lima

Robinho 29

Samuel Eto'o 27

David Villa 24

David Villa is the best because he has wicked goals

Francesco Totti 20

John Terry 19

Ruud van Nistelrooy 18

Andres Iniesta 17

mi jugador es iniesta de espana

Iniesta is damn good

hellloooo wabout iniesta he showed that hes better then ronaldo and messi in the final ....... best ever ... george best, pele, maradona, peter crouch :) pele himself said George Best was better then him

Gheorghe Hagi 17

Park Ji-Sung 16

Luís Figo 15

if you people keep calling the game "football" none of your opinions should even matter.  Its Futeball for one. and to all of you mention some good names but the best to have ever played is def. Figo.. Im from Portugal myself and yes C. Ronaldo is good and Ronaldinho is great as well as other people but Figo in his times would murder them.

FIGO rulz

come on luis figo nice work scolari thinks he is the bes true top of table best on earth

LUIS FIGO'S FREE KICKS ARE BRILLIANT TOP RIGHT CORNER EVERY TIME HE MAKES PORTUGAL RUN HE MAKES REAL MADRID RUN HE WILL GO PAST YOU LIKE LIGHTNING

luis figo is amazing

LUIS FIGO CAN PLAY SOCCER VERY WELL HE WILL GET PAST RONALDINHO SO EASY HE IS BRILLIANT IN THE CENTRE FOR PORTUGAL HE IS SO GOOD AT USING HIS TRICKS OTHER PEOPLE WILL THINK OTHER PLAYERS ARE BETTER BUT YOU KNOW YOUR WRONG LUIS FIGO IS SO THE BEST IN THE WORLD HE GOT 1999-2001 BEST SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR LUIS FIGO WILL SCRAMBLE YOU

U PPL FORGET LUIS FIGO THE MAN IS A LIVING LEGEND ENOUGH SAID

George Weah 13

Johan Cruijff 13

cruijff was the best player never to win the world cup and he even came up with his own turn

is the best ever.

The impact he had on the teams he played for, as well as his skill, are overwhelming. Additionally, his style changed forever the way in which the game is played.

Hugo Sánchez 13

Andriy Shevchenko 13

Shevchenko because he is a team player and he also scores for the team he can do anything you ask him to do

Andriy Shevchenko I think he is the best soccer player of all time just now in days they don't let him play much I think they should let him play in the games more he still has what it takes to beat the competition and at his top he was better than most soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo

andry shevchenko is the best player because the ukrainian team sucks but they had an excellent place in the world cup ranking because of shevchenko!

Ryan Giggs 12

Star Comment on Giggs

Eric Cantona 11

Ericantona,zidane,maradona,pele,muller,messi,c ronaldo,ronaldo,xavi,figo,fabregas,giggs,lampard,zola,

anelka,ronaldinho,okocha,kaka,gerrad,raul.

need i say more!

Football legend

Eric Cantona is king. He is able to chip the ball over any goalkeeper. He can shoot, pass, and dribble very well. He should at least be in the to 10 players.

Did you 4get Eric Cantona?

Roberto Baggio 11

roberto baggio the handsome and the most skilful footballer ever ......

i love football.i gotta say my favourites are Roberto Baggio,Maradona,Batistuta,Maldini,Messi,Del Piero,Nedved,.i have to remember the greats worldwide who are kinda forgotten geniuses of the 90s.like batistuta,zola,vialli,hagi,and the most classy,talented Baggio.these guys could show the modern footballers what soccer has lost.

Roberto Baggio is the best player ever!  No one can match his skill.  I also think Zoff, Buffon, Cannavaro, Totti, and Maldini.  Italy is the best ever!!  Campioni del Mondo!

Baggio the genius

Fabio Cannavaro 11

Fabio Cannavaro is the best player in the world..has the quality of strength and leadership and also the hottest footballer

FABIO CANNAVARO AND NO ONE ELSE

He is the best defender and inspirational to the Azzuri going for the final in this years World Cup! Forza Italia!

FABIO CANNAVARO IS THE BEST AND HOTTEST DEFENDER IN THE WHOLE WORLD AND IS UNSTOPPABLE! FORZA AZZURI!!!!

ummm.... i think Fabio Cannavaro. I don't know why i just like his playing style :)

Miroslav Klose 10

klose is the best in soccer because i don't even know how many goals he has scored in his career.estimate:1,553

Miroslav Klose- amazing shot and he has an eye for goal!

since klose first appearance in world cup 2002,He become better and better each one of the match until he known all over the world as a professional player.

I think klose will score lots of goal in euro 2008,and became the top scorer B,cus he got the best team that is Germany.they have ballack the captain will support him.Just watch.

klose is the top scorer in the world cup 2006, not even the best player kaka ,cristiano ronaldo and other world class player can't beat MIROSLAV KLOSE the god of football.

He is the best and almighty of all! He 'closes' other teams up and raises the world cup! With Klose, you LOSE.

Miroslav Klose is the king of football in the world

Michael Owen 10

michael owen is th best.

Michael Owen is the best, he scores on a ratio of 1 goal every other game and considering how much time he has been injured that is incredible! he has scored more goals than any other player in the premier league, and the premier league is the best league in the world! MICHAEL OWEN RULES!!!!

are you lot mad??!! MICHAEL OWEN IS THE BEST EVER!!!! HE ACTUALLY MANAGES TO SCORE UNLIKE MOST PLAYERS

michael owen, he has had so many spectacular goals it is amazing

Alessandro Del Piero 10

del piero the was the best..... is the best...... will be the best. and he is the king of the fields...

Alessandro Del piero VIVA ITALIA

Del Piero look at his resume that's all i have to say!!!!!!!!!

Alessandro Del Piero was the best and he is the best player of football!

Del Piero!!! Del Piero!!! Del Piero!!! never saw better, brains+skill+talent only sad thing was his knee injuries, even 18 area was named the del piero zone, ronaldo, ronaldhinio all =good players+skill but - everything else.

DEFINITELY, Del Piero, he is the master of skill and power. He has had one or two misses ,but he can curve a ball packs a really shot and is a deadly finisher. GLI AZZURI! FORZA ITALIA!

Romário 9

Romario -  1000+ goals  -  got to be in the running

romario he is the hottest brazilin striker and is easily one of the best he is on the list for the top 50 goals and has about 300 goals

I would say the best player ive seen play was Romario, i remember his influence in the 94 world cup and he was amazing, the most skilful in today's era would have to be between Ronaldinho, Zidane, C.Ronaldo,Ronaldo and Okocha. Paul Scholes is the Best ever english player. those who understand football will agree

Michael Essien 8

michale essien is definitely the best he can run up and down the field with out getting tired

I think Michael Essien is best player of the world. See how he can play any role on the pitch. Frm: Wilson

Pato 7  
Franz Beckenbauer 7

easy question! easy answer! - Its the one and only one! The truth! the best leader ever! The only one who won the WC Trophy as a player and as a coach! The one who is today president of the best German Football Team.. IT IS FRANZ "DER KAISER" BECKENBAUER!!!

Beckenbauer: won the Fifa world cup twice, 1974 as captain of the German team and 1990 as coach. No one has such a record.

my opinion is that they are very good players but the best out of all of them is thiery henry and zinadine zidan .they are the best and out of them, is FRANZ BECKENBUER

Franz Beckenbauer because he is the only player to win the trophy as player and as coach other than that he was an awesome player

Dennis Bergkamp 6

how dennis bergkamp is rated lower than frank lampard, someone explain that to me

Dennis Bergkamp - One word to describe this man - majestic

Paolo Maldini 6

just a legend won 5 champions leagues and is about to start his 26th season at milan a true one club man.the best ever left back

Zico 6  
Ferenc Puskás 6

For me there is only one mostly over looked because of pele and maradona but farenc puskass the Hungarian canon ball is the best player ever in my eyes his eye for goal earnt him 81 goals in 80 appearances for his native Hungary including a hatrick against newly crowned world champions england he scored over 690 goals in 680 appearances in a career which span over 15 years he and alfredo di stfeano scored over 1000 goals in 7 years together at real madrid Farenc Puskass the greatest footballer ever

NO QUESTION...THE BEST EVER IS PUSKAS

Ferenc Puskas goal scoring machine

Gabriel Batistuta

Batigol

6

Gabriel Batistuta a.k.a. Batigol. The best goalgetter in the world. Just AMAZING!!!

gabriel batistuta, he is the most honest and skilful footballer in the whole world

Paul Gascoigne

Gazza

5

Paul Gascoigne - Mainly because his ball skills stood out from everyone else. Okay as a complete player i don't believe he is the best ever. I mean look at Johan Cruff and Franz Beckenbauer there presence stimulated great play from whichever position they played. But he dint have to shimmy he just glided past them which is brill for a big guy.

The only player that can be compared to Zizou for his ability to run past people as if the are not there.  He doesn't need to beat people he just glides past them

Riquelme 5

Riquelme from Argentina is the best footballer in the world. - He has great skill and has precise kicking abilities.  To me, he handles pressure so well with his calm composure..  He sets the rhythm for the game.  Riquelme, #10, is THE BEST!!!

JUAN ROMAN  RIQUELME IS THE MOST CREATIVE MIDFIELDER ALONG WITH FIGO SINCE ZIDANE  RETIRED

I will have to say Riquelme is the best player in the world. He is a magician he can see passes that you never think could get through. He is also the best holder of the ball i have seen since the great kenny daglish and he also had a wonderful show and makes up for his lack of pace by putting wonderful passes.

Adriano Leite Ribeiro 5

adriano totally! he's so damn hot!

Adriano, just wait and see what he does in Germany, you will all be surprised !!

wot

Adriano is the strongest striker...the best..

wot a player

Gianfranco Zola 4

zola was a amazin player - best player for chelsea and best player ever!!!!!

Marco van Basten 4

marco van basten   was fantastic

marco van basten produced the best and most crucial goals ever a definite winner

 Sir Bobby Charlton 3

bobby charlton no doubt about it he helped us to win the world cup

he was a brilliant player and he lead England to success

Michel Platini 3  
Stanley Matthews 3

stanley mathews is the best legend in the world

Michael Laudrup 3

Micheal Laudrup.  The 'father' of modern playmakers.  I have to put him in front of my personal favourite, Dennis Bergkamp as Michael was a more complete player in terms of his ability to control his emotion.  He has never been red-carded in his playing history.  A great creator of goals and a great goal scorer himself. 5 La Liga titles in a row with both Barca and Real Madrid surely made him surpassed Zinedine Zidane.  He is definitely in his own class.

Gheorghe Hagi 3

g.hadi is  the best one who i have ever seen. ronaldinho, zidane and maradona also good players but hagi is the one who controls the ball and then shouts far away from the bar. my best player is hagi. because he were playing in my favourite team galatasaray.

Hernan Crespo 3

he scored many goals magic steal

Landon Donovan 3  
Louis Saha ? 3  
Xabi Alonso 2

Xabi Alonso is the best. His passes are unmatchable!

Bobby Moore 2

Bobby Moore captained England and made us win the world cup and he is a great west ham legend

Pavel Nedved 2

no matter wat

 

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Best Footballer in the world

Top Five Players

1. Ronaldo 2. Messi
3. Ronaldinho  4. Pele
5. Gerrard


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mi jugador es iniesta de espana

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ronaldinho he's the master

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