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      Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?

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      The Real Donavan Ried
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      Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      : Jul 13, 2017 01:07:53 am »
      I was thinking back to some of the greatest player that played football in Europe prior to 2000, the likes of  Crespo, Batistuta, van Basten, Cruijff, Ronaldo (The Brazilian) Eusebio, Rossi etc. So I decided to list my all time top ten... who are yours...?

       (1) Emilio Butragueño, (The Vulture of Real Madrid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMNxD6qWitc

      (2) Diego Maradona

      (3) Johan Cruyff

      (4) Zinedine Zidane

      (5) Paolo Maldini

      (6) Hugo Sánchez

      (7) Franz Beckenbauer,

      (8 ) Ruud Gullit

      (9) Luís  Figo

      (10) Jari Litmanen

      ... who are yours...?
      Please feel free top post a video of your number one choice
      « Last Edit: Jul 13, 2017 12:57:49 pm by The Real Donavan Ried »
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      Re: Who were the top five players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #1 : Jul 13, 2017 01:27:09 am »
      I'm confused, is it top 5 or top 10? :D
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      Reply #2 : Jul 13, 2017 12:42:12 pm »
      I'm confused, is it top 5 or top 10? :D
      Your confused  :f_doh: I wrote it....Should have been top Ten, me bad LOL
      « Last Edit: Jul 13, 2017 12:58:35 pm by The Real Donavan Ried »
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      Re: Who were the top five players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #3 : Jul 13, 2017 12:58:14 pm »
      I was thinking back to some of the greatest player that played football in Europe prior to 2000, the likes of  Crespo, Batistuta, van Basten, Cruijff, Ronaldo (The Brazilian) Eusebio, Rossi etc. So I decided to list my all time top ten... who are yours...?

       (1) Emilio Butragueño, (The Vulture of Real Madrid) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMNxD6qWitc

      (2) Diego Maradona

      (3) Johan Cruyff

      (4) Zinedine Zidane

      (5) Paolo Maldini

      (6) Hugo Sánchez

      (7) Franz Beckenbauer,

      (8 ) Ruud Gullit

      (9) Luís  Figo

      (10) Jari Litmanen

      ... who are yours...?
      Please feel free top post a video of your number one choice
      You this top 10 without Gerrard or any other Liverpool greats? some fan you are.

      1. Gerrard
      2-10, can't be bothered to think.
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      Re: Who were the top five players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #4 : Jul 13, 2017 01:00:03 pm »
      You this top 10 without Gerrard or any other Liverpool greats? some fan you are.
      Yes... I always let my love of all things Liverpool cloud my views  :roll:
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      Re: Who were the top five players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #5 : Jul 13, 2017 01:01:45 pm »
      Yes... I always let my love of all things Liverpool cloud my views  :roll:
      You don't think Gerrard is in the top 10 players to play in Europe, your choice. Even non Liverpool fans can see how great he was.
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #6 : Jul 13, 2017 02:36:12 pm »
      What no David Beckham? :lmao:
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #7 : Jul 13, 2017 03:13:48 pm »
      You don't think Gerrard is in the top 10 players to play in Europe, your choice. Even non Liverpool fans can see how great he was.

      Read the description you tool
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #8 : Jul 14, 2017 08:35:47 pm »
      Good thread to kill some time in the summer!

      Can't be bothered to list a full top 10 but my favourites that I loved watching growing up were Zidane, Ronaldo and Marc Overmars.

      Always seemed more mystical when you saw them play because football wasn't so freely available to watch on TV/online etc.

      Overmars is probably the first player I can really remember, absolutely brilliant.
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #9 : Jul 15, 2017 07:09:20 am »
      Reizieger   Baresi  Matthaus Maldini

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      Zidane            Seedorf

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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #10 : Jul 15, 2017 03:09:55 pm »
      Reizieger   Baresi  Matthaus Maldini

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      Zidane            Seedorf

      Gullit

      Van Basten Baggio

      No GK I like your style
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #11 : Jul 15, 2017 03:53:50 pm »
      Hristo Stoichkov, michael laudrup, romario. Rivaldo, desailly to name 5
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #12 : Jul 15, 2017 09:35:06 pm »

      He did say 10. ;)

      I did think that was a strange number. ;D
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #13 : Jul 15, 2017 10:30:19 pm »
      Maldini, Thuram, Roberto Carlos, Cafu, Davids, Zidane, Nedved, Figo, Ronaldo, Del Piero
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #14 : Jul 16, 2017 06:54:37 pm »
      Reizieger   Baresi  Matthaus Maldini

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      Gullit

      Van Basten Baggio

      Great shout on Reiziger there Si. Completely forgot about him and even though I only caught the tail end of his career (including a move to Middlesborough in 2004, when Boro started resembling a European veterans eleven!) even in his veteran years you could see his class.

      Trying to think of my top 10 but I know most will come from that early late 90s/ early 00s period!
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #15 : Jul 16, 2017 07:21:00 pm »
      Hristo Stoichkov, michael laudrup, romario. Rivaldo, desailly to name 5
      cafu, baresi, kohler, roberto carlos , guardiola

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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #16 : Jul 16, 2017 11:15:22 pm »
      Great shout on Reiziger there Si. Completely forgot about him and even though I only caught the tail end of his career (including a move to Middlesborough in 2004, when Boro started resembling a European veterans eleven!) even in his veteran years you could see his class.

      Trying to think of my top 10 but I know most will come from that early late 90s/ early 00s period!

      I tried to think of the players I've enjoyed watching over the years and he came into my head straight away.

      I know Donovan wasn't strictly talking about an 11 but I thought I'd try what I thought would be my favourite side.

      GK?

      Possibly Walter Zenga.
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #17 : Jul 17, 2017 12:18:34 am »
      Sammer was a beastly defender I remember from Champions league and Euro 96! From what I  vaguely remember, he was a sweeper with a wonderful range of passing, very Alonso esq.
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      Re: Who were the top Ten players to play in Europe...?
      Reply #18 : Jul 17, 2017 01:46:55 am »
      I will throw in a Paul Gascoigne. Whatever he got up to off the field, on it, the guy was simply brilliant.

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