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was going to say Jinky' date=' the tributes to him from the world's best players at the time are endless

also, how about Jimmy McGrory? still the top goalscorer in British football with 550 career goals, including 410 goals in 408 games in the Scottish league.[/quote']

Thats a great achievement but its hardly the pinacle of world football, in those days and now. Were talking about the perfect player on SM, and they just dont cut it. :P

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Re: 99-Rated Players - A Journey Through Time That's what I thought.

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This thread really does show up some peoples football knowledge :D

Since the begining of SM there has been ONE 99 rated player.

And considering the talent and ability of some footballers these days' date=' it suggest its a very rare thing.

So firstly there would be no where near the amount of 99's as some suggest.

I will agree that all of the players mentioned in this thread are top draw, and would be around the 95-98 mark, but it takes something that little bit extra to get 99

The post below me if its true, and not a joke which i suspect is crazy :confused:

Casillas ?

Van Der Sar ?

Seedorf ?

Roberto Carlos ?

are four of the most shocking suggestions on this thread[/quote']

so glad someone has said this.

correct me if im wrong but wasn't ronaldinho the first and only 99 rated SM player? im still shocked that im the only person to have mentioned THIERRY HENRY, i always preferred him to ronaldinho ;)

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that reminded me: Raul? controversial i know' date=' but an absolute legend[/quote']

Raul isn't half the player muller was, despite Raul being great in his days.

Muller is by far the most deadly striker ever to grace a football field, even more than Bebeto or Puskas.

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Jimmy Greaves

  • 1957–1961 Chelsea 169 games (132 goals)
  • 1961 AC Milan 12 (9)Greaves was not happy in Italy. The system was far too regimented. Sex was banned for three days before a match as was alcohol. Greaves could not bear the type of restrictions he had to put up with and made it clear he did not like the food either. In short, he was a typical British holidaymake
  • 1961–1970 Tottenham Hotspur 381 (268)
  • 1970–1971 West Ham United 38 (13)
  • 1978–1979 Barnet 31 (25) Greaves made a comeback at the age of 38, playing for Barnet in the then Southern League, playing from midfield he netted 25 goals and was their player of the season.
  • 1959–1967 England 57 (44)

Scored in every debut he played, including a hat-rick on his Spurs debut.

He finished as top League goalscorer twice whilst at Chelsea in 1959 and 1961 and his 41 league goals in the 1960-61 season remains a club record.

In 1960 he became the youngest ever player to score 100 league goals in English football at the age of 20 years 290 days (and at 23 was the same age as Dixie Dean when he scored his 200th).

Greaves finished as top League goalscorer in four seasons (1963, 1964, 1965 and 1969), an achievement that established Greaves as arguably the most consistent striker in English football history.

His record of finishing top goalscorer in six seasons has never been matched.

Scored five fewergoals for England than Bobby Charlton but at a much higher rate. He remains third in the all-time list of England goalscorers, behind Charlton and Gary Lineker. Greaves also holds the record for most hat-tricks for England - six in all.

Bill Nicholson signed him for Tottenham Hotspur for £99,999. The unusual fee was intended to relieve Greaves of the pressure of being the first £100,000 player.

  • FA Cup: winner 1962, 1967
  • FA Charity Shield: winner 1962, shared 1967
  • European Cup Winners Cup: winner 1963 (first English club to win a European competition)
  • Football League First Division: Runner-up 1962-63
  • England
  • World Cup: winner 1966 (finally presented in 2009, he missed out on games after Geoff Hurst replaced when he injured playing against France).

He was a legend on and off the pitch with many funny antics instigated by and occurring to him. What follows is a little "off topic":

In the 1962 World Cup finals match against Brazil in Chile, a stray dog ran on to the pitch and evaded all of the players' efforts to catch it until Greaves got down on all fours to beckon the animal. Though successful in catching the dog, it proceeded to urinate all over Greaves' England shirt. The Brazilian player Garrincha thought the incident was so amusing that he took the dog home as a pet.

When Bobby Moore was arrested for theft in Mexico, he was held in the British Embassy, Jimmy managed to climb the embassy wall with a load of beers and the two presently got sloshed.

The best goal of his career was scored in October 1968 against Leicester. Unfortunately there were no TV cameras to capture the goal but those who saw it will know why I acclaim it as his greatest goal.

Jennings booted the ball out to the wing where Jimmy had wandered. He killed the ball, spun round and was away before his marker had realised he had gone. Greaves danced around four or five defenders, even raced around the referee, drew Shilton and plonked the ball in the net.

He fought against Alcohol addiction towards the end of his football career before making a name as a pundit and journalist.

Don't know if he has been mentioned yet but also Bobby Charlton.

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Pele

Maradona

Cruyff

Beckenbaur

Platini

Puskas

Di Stefano

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Moore

Gerd Muller

Franco Baresi

Van Basten

George Best

Eusebio

Paolo Maldini

Peter Schmeichel

Hidegkuti

Zidane

Stanley Matthews

Garrincha

There are a few others that are very close - Ronaldo, Jairzinho, Ademir, Tom Finney, Gordon Banks, Zico, Colaussi and, of course, Robin Friday.

I know I have three Man Utd players in there but I promise I'm not a Man U fan! I think Messi is a great world cup away from joining this elite band.

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This thread really does show up some peoples football knowledge :D

Since the begining of SM there has been ONE 99 rated player.

And considering the talent and ability of some footballers these days' date=' it suggest its a very rare thing.

So firstly there would be no where near the amount of 99's as some suggest.

I will agree that all of the players mentioned in this thread are top draw, and would be around the 95-98 mark, but it takes something that little bit extra to get 99

The post below me if its true, and not a joke which i suspect is crazy :confused:

Casillas ?

Van Der Sar ?

Seedorf ?

Roberto Carlos ?

are four of the most shocking suggestions on this thread[/quote']

I mainly agree. Although SM has been running for approximately 4 or 5 years now(I think I was playing from early-2006) and in this time we have had Ronaldinho and probably Messi joining the elite band. C Ronaldo may edge in soon; his stats are just unbelievable.

So I would work on the assumption of approx. three 'greats' every decade.

2000s

- Messi

- Ronaldinho

- Henry

1990s

- Zidane

- Ronaldo

1980s

- Maradona

- Cruyff

1970s

- Muller

- Beckenbauer

1960s

- Pele

- Moore

- Best

- Eusebio

1950s

- Yashin

- di Stefano

- Puskas

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I think Henry has to be mentioned. For me he's easily the Greatest striker of the 2000's and is definately the best player to grace the premier League. During his time at arsenal he won games single handedly, The goals against Liverpool, United and Tottenham are some of the best goals ever in the Premier League, and that goal against Real madrid in the Champions league was brilliant. He was the star player in the Unbeaten team. He Was consistantly the best player in Premierleague for about 5 years in a row. His league form was ridiculous 174 goals and 77 assits in 254 games. That means on average he either scored or assisted once a game. He scored over 30 goals for 5 seasons in a row. I still can't believe he never won the Ballon d'or. He's won Everything in spain and England, and was just ammense.

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Sorry foy my bad english:

Ronaldo was best player of the 1990s,and zidane was best player of the 2000s.And ronaldo in his peak in 94-99 was far better than maradona,ronaldo was best player ever with king pele.Asian and Chinese people prefer ronaldo the fenomeno,and English people prefer maradona,I know.

Ronaldo in the 90's was far better than zidane,and best France player in 95-99 were Djorkaeff,Desailly,Thuram,Didier Deschamps,BLANC or BARTHEZ( best keeper with Chilavert,then they were better than zidane,At 1998 world cup ,zidane was not very good,he just played good in one match(finals),and ronaldo named best Player of FIFA 98 world cup,this is FIFA's web:

http://www.fifa.com/newscentre/news/newsid=71765.html

Ronaldo voted Best Player at France 98(FIFA.com) Monday 27 July 1998

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Brazil’s Ronaldo has been voted as the best player of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Ronaldo came out top in the traditional poll organised by adidas, one of the official sponsors of the World Cup, among the media accredited to cover the 64-match finals. He received 21.3% of the votes cast.

He was followed by Davor Suker of Croatia (10.8%) and Lilian Thuram of France (8.8%). The three players receive the Golden, Silver and Bronze Ball trophies respectively.

The top ten players in the voting were :

1. Ronaldo, BRA

2. Davor Suker, CRO

3. Lilian Thuram, FRA

4. Marcel Desailly, FRA

5. Rivaldo, BRA

6. Zinedine Zidane, FRA

7. Michael Owen, ENG

8. Edgar Davids, HOL

9. Dunga, BRA

10. Dennis Bergkamp, HOL

Ronaldo named World Soccer magazine World Player of the Year in the 1990s:1996,1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Soccer_(magazine)#The_100_Greatest_Players_of_the_20th_Century

Ronaldo named FIFA World Player of the Year in the 1990s:1996,1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_World_Player_of_the_Year

Ronaldo named the Ballon d'Or in the 1990s:1997

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballon_d%27Or

Ronaldo in 90's was most skillfull player ever:

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-practice-brazilian-soccer-skills-the-ronaldo-chop-272388/view/

http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-learn-the-ronaldo-brazilian-footie-skill-272390/view/

-360 spin by Zidane

-cruyff move

-complex spin by Riquelme

-double cut move by Ronaldo

-double scissors move by Ronaldo

-fake kick move by Schneider

-double lunge by Ronaldo

-matthews move

-nutmeg by Boukharii

-reverse scissors by Zidane

-ronaldinho move

-ronaldinho move (advanced version)

-sombrero move by Okocha

-stepover move by Pele

-stepover turn by Ronaldo

http://expertfootball.com/training/dribbling.php

Ronaldo in 94-98 in his peak goals list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronaldo

1993 Cruzeiro 44 games 44 goals

1994-95 PSV 36 games 35 goals

1995-96 PSV 21 games 19 goals

1996-97 Barcelona 49games 47 goals

Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total

1997-98 Internazionale 37 games 34 goals(this year was best year of football history,this year make him named Serie A Player of 1997-2007 and Italy fans called him fenomeno)

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Ronaldo was best player of the 1990s,second was romario,baggio,sukur,Shearer,Matthaeus....

RONALDO's Honors in the 1990s(1990-1999)

Cruzeiro

Campeonato Mineiro: 1994

Brazil Cup: 1993

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch Cup: 1996

Barcelona

Copa del Rey: 1997

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1997

Supercopa de España: 1996

Internazionale

UEFA Cup: 1998

FIFA World Cup: 1994, 2002; runner-up 1998

Copa America: 1997, 1999; runner-up 1995

FIFA Confederations Cup: 1997

1996 Summer Olympics: Bronze medal

Individual

Supercopa Libertadores Top Scorer: 1993-94

Campeonato Mineiro Top Scorer: 1993-94

Campeonato Mineiro Team of The Year: 1994

Eredivisie Top Scorer: 1994-95

La Liga Top Scorer: 1996-97,

European Golden Boot: 1996-97

Don Balón Award La Liga Foreign Player of the Year: 1996-97

Copa América Final Most Valuable Player: 1997

Copa América Most Valuable Player: 1997

Confederations Cup All-Star Team: 1997

Cup Winners Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1997

Cup Winners Cup Top Goal Scorer: 1996-1997

IFFHS World's Top Goal Scorer of the Year: 1997

UEFA Most Valuable Player: 1997-98

Serie A Player of the Year: 1997-98

Serie A Foreign Player of the Year: 1997-98

UEFA Best Forward: 1997-98

Bravo Award : 1995, 1997, 1998

FIFA World Cup Golden Ball: 1998

UEFA Cup Final Most Valuable Player: 1998

Copa América Top Scorer: 1999

Copa América All-Star Team: 1997, 1999

FIFA World Player of the Year: 1996, 1997

Ballon D'or: 1997

World Soccer Magazine World Player of The Year: 1996,1997

Onze d'Or: 1997

FIFA 100

FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 1998

La Liga South American Player of the Year: 1996-97

Serie A Player of the Decade: 1997-2007

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronaldo

Zidane was best player of the 2000s,second was ronaldinho,kaka,henry,figo....

Zidane's Honors in the 2000s(2000-2006)

[edit] Real Madrid

La Liga: 2002-03

Spanish Super Cup: 2001, 2003

UEFA Champions League: 2001-02

European Super Cup: 2002

Intercontinental Cup: 2002

International

UEFA European Championship: 2000

Individual

UEFA Euro Player of the Tournament - 2000

Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year - 2001

Serie A Footballer of the Year - 2001

Onze d'Or - 1998, 2000, 2001

French Player of the Year - 2002

UEFA Club Footballer of the Year - 2002

Don Balón Award Foreign Player of the year in La Liga - 2002

UEFA Team of the Year - 2001, 2002, 2003

FIFA World Player of the Year - 2000, 2003

UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll - 2004

FIFA 100

UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament - 2004

FIFA World Cup Golden Ball - 2006

FIFA World Cup All-Star Team - 2006

FIFPro World XI All-Star Team - 2005, 2006

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And about ronaldinho and kaka,they are two of best players in 2000s,better than C.ronaldo and messi,because in 04-06 ronaldinho was always in Top 3 ,and in 07-09 Kaka was always in Top 3,and messi or C.ronaldo only best of last 2 years.

Although that,if in history,ronaldinho and kaka were never nearly ronaldo even romario,this was Brazil history XI by Brazil president Lula da Silva:

1-Julio Cesar 2-Carlos Alberto 3-Lucio 4-Piazza 5-Falcao 6-Niton Santos 7-Garrincha 8-Didi 9-Ronaldo 10-Pele 11-Rivelino

http://image.xinmin.cn/2009/11/16/20091116090904841968.jpg

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Garrincha - Santos - Wing - 99

Ruud Gullit - Milan - Def/Mid/Fwd - 99

Gheorge Hagi - Galatasaray - AM - 99

Franco Baresi - Milan - Def (sweeper) - 99

Ricardo Zamora - Espanyol/Madrid - GK - 99

Nah all 95-97 material, not 99.

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Nah all 95-97 material' date=' not 99.[/quote']

Zamora and Garrincha are certainly 99 material.

I quote Meazza and Beckenbauer from a previous post.

Garrincha was the 'original' winger, and if it weren't for a certain pele he would've been the star of the 60s, and he would've been remembered more fondly.

Without a doubt one of the top 5 midfielders (and in many people's view top 5 players) in the history of football.

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Zamora and Garrincha are certainly 99 material.

I quote Meazza and Beckenbauer from a previous post.

Garrincha was the 'original' winger' date=' and if it weren't for a certain pele he would've been the star of the 60s, and he would've been remembered more fondly.

Without a doubt one of the top 5 midfielders (and in many people's view top 5 players) in the history of football.[/quote']

Zamora 96 tops, Garrincha maybe 98, just not 99.

We need to have the same idea of what's 99.

I don't think more than 5 players can be 99, as it's near perfection.

Pele

Muller

Maradona

Zidane

Messi

That are the 5 best players ever for me.

Okay, Messi is still young and has to win the WC one day to actually get it, but I just count my lucky stars every day to live in the Messi-era.

When saying Garrincha is 97-98, surely Socrates has to be that too.

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Zamora 96 tops' date=' Garrincha maybe 98, just not 99.

We need to have the same idea of what's 99.

I don't think more than 5 players can be 99, as it's near perfection.

Pele

Muller

Maradona

Zidane

Messi

That are the 5 best players ever for me.

Okay, Messi is still young and has to win the WC one day to actually get it, but I just count my lucky stars every day to live in the Messi-era.

When saying Garrincha is 97-98, surely Socrates has to be that too.[/quote']

Top 5 ever:

1) Pele

2) Di Stefano

3) Maradona

4) Puskas

5) Beckenbauer

Garrincha comes in at 8 behind George Best and Eusebio.

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