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Post #16
Thursday November 7, 2013 4:46pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 4,810
Original post from dolcem

Interesting choice...not Kaka, Seedorf, or Maldini? And though he wasn't the best, my favorite AC Milan player was always Rui Costa.

If that's a true story than that is the coolest thing that ever happened to anyone on this forum. What I will add though is the legendary Liverpool '84 side that won the European Championship went on to lose to Bochini's Independiente in the '84 Intercontinental Cup. You can find highlights on youtube.


Van Basten won 3 European Player of the years 1988, 1989, and 1992, as well as winning the FIFA world player of the year in 1992 all while playing for Milan. He was voted 8th for Footballer of the century amongst former Ballon D'Or winners. The only other players to win 3 European player of the year award is Cruyff and Platini.

Just to bad injuries caused him to leave the game to early. He was just a class player.

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Post #17
Friday November 8, 2013 8:37pm

Joined Nov 2013
Total Posts: 3
Original post from dolcem

Great first post.

But actually I think Schelotto was a media punta, which in English we'd call support striker or shadow striker or second striker or something like that (basically the striker that sits farther back), even if he played as a #10 for the Crew. Similar positions though. And that Riquelme video is epic...we have similar tastes in players. There's nothing like watching an Argentine #10...Aimar (especially the year Valencia won the title) and D'Alessandro are good recent examples. And the best player to have played for Independiente since Aguero would be Daniel Montenegro, another great #10. Too bad that style of soccer has kind of died. There aren't really any more pure #10's...the closest I can think of would be Ozil but even he is more of a speedy hybrid 10/winger, like Goetze, Reus, Silva, Mata, Hazard, etc.


Oh ok my bad...but yeah agreed, Argentine #10's are awesome. The only one I'd add to your list of current #10's would be Diego. He's pretty good but not in the same league as someone like Riquelme.

Original post from Scout92

Real Madrid. Zidane. Allllll daaayyyy


Agree on that one. A lot of people would say Di Stefano, Ronaldo, or C. Ronaldo, but as great as the Ronaldos were, Zidane was the best player I ever saw. Except for maybe Messi.

dolcem
Post #18
Tuesday November 12, 2013 8:27pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,033
Original post from Scout92

Real Madrid. Zidane. Allllll daaayyyy


Saw an awesome Zidane highlight reel the other day. If this doesn't convince you he was the best player of our generation, I don't know what will: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qozB2MnXK_8

Original post from oldkeeper

All true. Had my year wrong though. It was 1985. Have the newspaper clippings and plane tickets to prove it. Umbro did that for a few years. Held the camp tryouts at Furman. Not sure what happened to that program. Anyhow, was cool. We got so see several matches including the FA Cup Semi final between Liverpool and Man United (2-2) and the European Cup semis against Panathinaikos (4-0). Who couldn't be a fan after seeing all that at Anfield as a kid. I was too much of a bonehead at the time to really understand what I was being exposed to. Great memories though.


"Was cool" is an understatement. Even if you could something like that nowadays (which would only happen for kids getting picked up by the Liverpool academy, not exactly an easy feat), it wouldn't be as cool as it was back in the 80's. Back then the culture in Europe was so much more authentic. Now it's so tame and corporate and most of the diehards don't even go to games anymore. And those fixtures could not have been any better...I can't even imagine seeing a Liverpool/ManU match in the 80's. You got to see something the rest of us can only read about in books. What a story.

Original post from 2tone

Van Basten won 3 European Player of the years 1988, 1989, and 1992, as well as winning the FIFA world player of the year in 1992 all while playing for Milan. He was voted 8th for Footballer of the century amongst former Ballon D'Or winners. The only other players to win 3 European player of the year award is Cruyff and Platini.

Just to bad injuries caused him to leave the game to early. He was just a class player.


Wow I didn't realize he won three of them...that was before I was watching soccer or even old enough to, really (not that we had access to it back then). Just watched this video of him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KysjEyRsZ_k and omg he was amazing. I won't disagree.
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