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Old 24-10-2009, 20:37   #1
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I recently picked up a copy of popular football magazine FourFourTwo. To paraphrase the editor, whilst some fans and official awards go as far as naming their top 10, it's rare for any publication to tackle the arduous, unenviable task of deciding a top 100.

Although the world doesn't revolve around the crème de la crème for all avid followers of the game, I thought some might be interested.

Top 100:

100. Ronaldo - Corinthians
99. Davide Santon - Inter Milan
98. Javier Zanetti - Inter Milan
97. Mario Gomez - Bayern Munich
96. Igor Akinfeev - CSKA Moscow
95. Ryan Giggs - Manchester United
94. Dmytro Chygrynskiy - Barcelona
93. Wilson Palacios - Tottenham Hotspur
92. Ruud van Nistelrooy - Real Madrid
91. Lucho Gonzalez - Marseille
90. Eduardo da Silva - Arsenal
89. Zvjezdan Misimovic - Wolfsburg
88. Santi Cazorla - Villarreal
87. Jesus Navas - Sevilla
86. Raul - Real Madrid
85. Edwin van der Sar - Manchester United
84. William Gallas - Arsenal
83. Ronaldinho - AC Milan
82. Alessandro Del Piero - Juventus
81. Marouane Chamakh - Bordeaux
80. Adrian Mutu - Fiorentina
79. Jose Boswinga - Chelsea
78. Andre-Pierre Gignac - Toulouse
77. Alberto Gilardino - Fiorentina
76. Petr Cech - Chelsea
75. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar - AC Milan
74. Edin Dzeko - Wolfsburg
73. Pepe - Real Madrid
72. Yuri Zhirkov - Chelsea
71. Gael Clichy - Arsenal
70. Diego Milito - Inter Milan
69. Grafite - Wolfsburg
68. Carlos Tevez - Manchester City
67. Antonio Cassano - Sampdoria
66. Darijo Srna - Shakhtar Donetsk
65. Robin van Persie - Arsenal
64. Thiago Motta - Inter Milan
63. Luis Fabiano - Sevilla
62. Felipe Melo - Juventus
61. Luka Modric - Tottenham Hotspur
60. Giorgio Chiellini - Juventus
59. Phillipp Lahm - Bayern Munich
58. Pepe Reina - Liverpool
57. Robinho - Manchester City
56. Anatoliy Tymoschuk - Bayern Munich
55. Esteban Cambiasso - Inter Milan
54. Francesco Totti - AS Roma
53. Andrea Pirlo - AC Milan
52. Marcos Senna - Villarreal
51. Gerard Pique - Barcelona
50. Gonzalo Higuain - Real Madrid
49. Michael Ballack - Chelsea
48. Wesley Sneijder - Inter Milan
47. Ricardo Carvalho - Chelsea
46. Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid
45. David Silva - Valencia
44. Dimitar Berbatov - Manchester United
43. Freddie Kanoute - Sevilla
42. Nicolas Anelka - Chelsea
41. Lassana Diarra - Real Madrid
40. Arjen Robben - Bayern Munich
39. Yaya Toure - Barcelona
38. Emmanuel Adebayor - Manchester City
37. Yoann Gourcuff - Bordeaux
36. Xabi Alonso - Real Madrid
35. Gigi Buffon - Juventus
34. John Terry - Chelsea
33. Patrice Evra - Manchester United
32. Alexandre Pato - AC Milan
31. Sergio Aguero - Atletico Madrid
30. Daniele De Rossi - AS Roma
29. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid
28. Ashley Cole - Chelsea
27. Javier Mascherano - Liverpool
26. Thierry Henry - Barcelona
25. Daniel Alves - Barcelona
24. Diego - Juventus
23. Julio Cesar - Inter Milan
22. Nemanja Vidic - Manchester United
21. Diego Forlan - Atletico Madrid
20. Cesc Fabregas - Arsenal
19. Franck Ribery - Bayern Munich
18. Michael Essien - Chelsea
17. Maicon - Inter Milan
16. Iker Casillas - Real Madrid
15. Andrey Arshavin - Arsenal
14. Didier Drogba - Chelsea
13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Barcelona
12. Rio Ferdinand - Manchester United
11. Frank Lampard - Chelsea
10. Wayne Rooney - Manchester United
9. Samuel Eto'o - Inter Milan
8. Kaka - Real Madrid
7. Steven Gerrard - Liverpool
6. Fernando Torres - Liverpool
5. David Villa - Valencia
3= Xavi - Barcelona
3= Iniesta - Barcelona
2. Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
1. Lionel Messi - Barcelona

Departed from top 100:
Deco - Chelsea
Seydou Keita - Barcelona
Joe Cole - Chelsea
Artur Boric - Celtic
Luca Toni - Bayern Munich

Possible additions next year:
Ramires - Benfica
Mario Balotelli - Inter Milan
Juan Mata - Valencia
Mesut Ozil - German
Gareth Barry - Manchester City

Number of players in each country:
English Premier - 33
Spanish La Liga - 29
Italian Serie A - 23
German Bundesliga - 8
French Ligue 1 - 4
Russian Super League - 1
Brazilian Premier - 1
Ukrainian Premier - 1

Countries most featured in the list:
Spain - 15
Brazil - 13
France - 10
Argentina - 9
Italy - 9
England - 6
Holland - 6
Portugal - 4
Croatia - 3
Germany - 3
Russia - 3
Bosnia - 2
Ivory Coast - 2
Ukraine - 2


Best/most:
Best shot stopper - Julio Cesar.

Best in the air (defensively) - Nemanja Vidic.

Most creative (including set-plays) - Frank Lampard.

Most creative (open-play) - Antonio Cassano.

Most assists (Premier League) - Dimitar Berbatov and Robin van Persie.

Best attacking defender - Daniel Alves.

Most productive - Diego Forlan.

Most accurate crosser - Phillipp Lahm.

Best passer - Xavi.

Best long-range shot - Cristiano Ronaldo.

Best in air (offensively) - Marouane Chamakh.

Most clinical finish - Grafite.

Most trigger-happy - Andre-Pierre Gignac.
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I still think it's fascinating how quick respect for Ronaldinho has plummeted. Widely regarded as the best in the game just three years ago, and look at where he is now.
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why no Arda Turan, Chris? also Giovinco? arent they doing gud nowadays?
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Most creative player (open play) Antonio Cassano...Spot on !!
A big idiot no doubt but with a huge talent....a great player Antonio Cassano
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why no Arda Turan, Chris? also Giovinco? arent they doing gud nowadays?

You can send an email their way. They regularly feature feedback in the letters section. Avenge this travesty.
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where am i???

oh, i see, it's only active players
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oops!! my mistake.. i didnt read ur post completely.. when u wrote "i picked up" i thought it is ur own list ..
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I like the idiots of football, so no problem with Cassano or Alves, but for example Alves is more than doubtful as best attacking deff. I just say Maicon.
CRonaldo is nowhere near to Stankovic in long-range shooting
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Sorry DepHun I have to disagree about D.Alves !!

You can say he is an idiot, a diver, all you like...I am with you but IMO he is truly the best attacking defender...
In Sevilla he was a right back/playmaker, probably more creative than some natural playmakers...
Since I fellow football I saw left (or right) wingers/playmakers, Offensive midfielders/playmakers even defensive midfielders/playmakers but RB playmaker !?!
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Sorry DepHun I have to disagree about D.Alves !!

You can say he is an idiot, a diver, all you like...I am with you but IMO he is truly the best attacking defender...
In Sevilla he was a right back/playmaker, probably more creative than some natural playmakers...
Since I fellow football I saw left (or right) wingers/playmakers, Offensive midfielders/playmakers even defensive midfielders/playmakers but RB playmaker !?!
As I said earlier, I like D. Alves with all his idiotism. There was time when I couldn't understand why Dunga prefer Maicon over him in Brazil NT. Then I saw some Inter matches, and the peak was the one of AC Milan - Inter 0-4.
I think that in Sevilla Danny Alves played better, or with more influence for the matches, than nowadays in Barcelona. This is how I feel, no problem, if someone has other point of view.
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As I said earlier, I like D. Alves with all his idiotism. There was time when I couldn't understand why Dunga prefer Maicon over him in Brazil NT. Then I saw some Inter matches, and the peak was the one of AC Milan - Inter 0-4.



Of course Maicon is a great RB, stronger, solid, probably a more complete player in his position than Alves but when it comes to attacking Dani is more creative IMO
As for Dunga he prefers the ones with the stronger bodies if you noticed ..



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I think that in Sevilla Danny Alves played better, or with more influence for the matches, than nowadays in Barcelona. This is how I feel, no problem, if someone has other point of view.



I agree that he was more influential in Sevilla than in Barcelona and that's normal !!
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I say once again Maicon is very good attack, just check the Milanese derby.

Anyone want to join in this discussion? New theme: why do such great players like Dani Alves (in FCB), Gilardino (in ACM), Dimitar Berbatov (MUFC) lose (some part of) their influance on the game in big teams?
I think (against weaker teams) they should be at least as great as before playing with better team-mates. Awaiting the contra-opinions.
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First, let me say that burden of the price tag must have been suffocating for Dimi. Does he justify over £30 million? No. More than likely, Fergie never thought he did. It was Spurs' resolute stance and Manchester City's impromptu bravado that hiked it up. I know he was confronted with unreasonable pressure to deliver on the back of his move.

Why does he lose something with us? I feel he faces two big problems, the first being his place amongst the squad. He was the focal point at Spurs, expected to deliver their spark. I honestly believe that his contribution is lost on a lot of United fans. Adjusting to a new club and style, he pleased a number of the OT faithful in his first season.

Theoretically, his addition should give us an unbelievably lethal partnership, but football isn't maths, which leads me to my second point. Keane and Dimi formed the best strike force in the country at the time for Spurs, complementing each other's styles to the point that ourselves and Liverpool became interested. He hasn’t had that with Rooney, just like Keane and Torres didn't work out like Benitez planned. That's football.

If United fans still aren't convinced, they should only need to remember that treacherous ogre across the way at Wastelands.
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I say once again Maicon is very good attack, just check the Milanese derby.

Anyone want to join in this discussion?

Maicon all the way!!
Both are great, don't really disagree with any of you two, but personally i like Maicon most!

Arshavin as number 15? No way!
When he was in Zenit, yes, but even in Arsenal, there are team mates better than him. Fabregas for sure, and i would say Van Persie as well
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