Who Are The Greatest To Have Ever Played And How Do We Judge Them?

 

Photo Credit: Rondeau/Presse Sports via USA Today Sports

Photo Credit: Rondeau/Presse Sports via USA Today Sports

Generations of Fans have argued over who is the best male player to ever lace em’up, and there are so many factors that go into that thought.

Generations of Fans have argued over who is the best male player to ever lace em’up, and there are so many factors that go into that thought.

Is the player the one who has won the most world cups?

Does a Player even need to have won one to be considered?

Is it the player with the best individual skills?

Is it a statistical thing?

How do we compare players from different eras?

A list of some of the greatest field players is listed below in no particular order, but make some comments as to who you believe are the ones to be considered in your top 15.

Zico…Maldini…Pele…Di Stefano… Hagi…Stoitchkov…Baggio Maradona…Zidane…Pfaff…Beckenbauer…Ronaldo(fenomeno) Cruyff…George Best…Puskas…Platini…Eusebio…Garrincha Passarella…Bobby Moore…Kaz Deyna…Boniek…Cubillas…Lato Messi…Cristiano Ronaldo…Del Piero…Thomas Mavros…Iniesta… Mattheus…Sanchez…Zamorano…Kempes…Van Basten…Tevez… Ronaldinho Gaucho…Baresi…Romario…Facchetti…Savicevic

There will be a multitude of answers from all of you because the most beautiful thing about the world’s favorite game is that this question of greatest players considered is a matter of national pride.

Fans will vote for their countryman, and give you a sermon all night as to why their guy is the best. They will tell you every stat and important game that their guy has played in, but mostly they’ll just say their guy is the best because he’s Brazilian, or Argentinian, or Italian, or a smattering of other nationalities.

My own personal choices IN ORDER are:

Pele

George Best

Maradona

Ronaldo (Fenomono)

Puskas

Garrincha

Di Stefano

Beckenbauer

Cruyff

Messi

Zico

Maldini

Ronaldinho Gaucho

Zidane

Eusebio

Cubillas

Topics: FIFA, Lionel Messi, Pele

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