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Your Top 10 player of the 21st Century?

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I have seen some people on Twitter and other forums saying Wayne Rooney is underrated among the elite players of this century.

This was after his audacious goal from inside his own half for DC United last week. The nostalgia was pouring in. 

For me, the top 10 players both in terms of influence, longevity and consistency are:

Messi - The greatest player of all time, or at least top 2 depending on where you stand.

  • La Liga x 10
  • Copa del Rey x 6
  • Champions League x 4
  • Ballon d'Or x 5
  • 671 senior career goals
  • 285 senior career assists 

Ronaldo - The greatest of all time to others.

  • Premier League/La Liga x 5
  • FA Cup/Copa del Rey x 3
  • Champions League x 5
  • European Championship winner
  • Ballon d'Or x 5
  • 689 senior career goals
  • 247 senior career assists

Xavi - The best and most successful playmaker of the time period.

  • La Liga x 8
  • Copa del Rey x 3
  • Champions League x 4
  • World Cup winner
  • European Championship x 2
  • 123 senior career goals
  • 236 senior career assists

Alves - One of the greatest wing backs of all time.

  • La Liga x 6
  • Serie A winner
  • Ligue 1 winner x2
  • Copa del Rey x 5
  • Coppa Italia winner
  • Coupe de France winner
  • Coupe de La Ligue winner
  • UEFA Cup x 2
  • Champions League x 3
  • Copa América winner
  • Confederations Cup x 2
  • 58 senior career goals
  • 172 senior career assists

Iniesta - Don Andrés

  • La Liga x 9
  • Copa del Rey x 6
  • Champions League x 4
  • World Cup winner
  • European Championship x 2
  • 76 senior career goals
  • 173 senior career assists 

Ramos - Dirtiest player in history, but a successful one

  • La Liga x 4
  • Copa del Rey x 2
  • Champions League x 4
  • World Cup winner
  • European Championship x 2
  • 109 senior career goals
  • 46 senior career assists

Suárez - Cannibalistic by nature

  • Primera Divisíon winner
  • Eredivisie winner
  • La Liga winner x 4
  • KNVB Cup winner
  • League Cup winner
  • Copa del Rey winner x 4
  • Champions League winner
  • Copa América winner
  • 443 senior career goals
  • 247 senior career assists

Ronaldinho - The man who inspired a generation of midfielders

  • La Liga x 2
  • Serie A winner
  • Champions League winner
  • Copa Libertadores winner
  • Copa América winner
  • World Cup winner
  • Confederations Cup winner
  • Ballon d'Or winner
  • 313 senior career goals
  • 181 senior career assists

Robben - Became the modern wide forward

  • Eredivisie winner
  • Premier League x 2
  • La Liga winner
  • Bundesliga winner x 8
  • FA Cup winner
  • DFB-Pokal winner x 5
  • Champions League winner
  • World Cup runner up
  • 247 senior career goals
  • 188 senior career assists

Ibrahimović - I am Zlatan

  • Eredivisie x 2
  • Serie A x 6 (2 revoked)
  • La Liga winner
  • Ligue 1 x 4
  • KNVB Cup winner
  • Coupe de France x 2
  • Coupe de la Ligue x 3
  • League Cup winner
  • Europa League winner
  • 518 senior career goals
  • 186 senior career assists

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Messi, ronaldo c., ronaldinho, zidane, xavi, roberto carlos, buffon, iniesta, shevchenko, brazilian ronaldo

Honorable mentions:

pirlo, kaka, robben, modric, zlatan, neuer, kahn, henry, ramos, cannavaro, lahm, drogba, nedved, nesta, bale, gerrard

Rooney never fulfilled his potential, despite having a very good career, which I'd put down to his lifestyle and susceptibility to injuries. The x factor went out of his game after the first few seasons.

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16 minutes ago, John Locke said:

Messi, ronaldo c., ronaldinho, zidane, xavi, roberto carlos, buffon, iniesta, shevchenko, brazilian ronaldo

Honorable mentions:

pirlo, kaka, robben, modric, zlatan, neuer, kahn, henry, ramos, cannavaro, lahm, drogba, nedved, nesta, bale, gerrard

Rooney never fulfilled his potential, despite having a very good career, which I'd put down to his lifestyle and susceptibility to injuries. The x factor went out of his game after the first few seasons.

Zidane and Roberto Carlos are unfortunate that a large chunk of their careers took place in the 90’s. 

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On 08/07/2019 at 01:32, adhityaprianda said:

in no particular order except for number 1, Greatest of All Time

1. Bébé 👑
2. Jonathan Greening
3. Luke Chadwick
4. Roy Carroll
5. Eric Djemba-Djemba
6. Manucho
7. Zoran Tosic
8. Kleberson
9. Victor Valdes
10. Gabriel Obertan

No Borini? What about that pony tail guy who used to play for Liverpool? Forgot his name.

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3 hours ago, Burns92 said:

No Borini? What about that pony tail guy who used to play for Liverpool? Forgot his name.

How could you forget the direct replacement for Fernando Torres, Andy fucking Carrol?!?

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7 minutes ago, Piazza said:

How could you forget the direct replacement for Fernando Torres, Andy fucking Carrol?!?

Oh no, it's not Carroll hahaha. I was referring to Voronin, remember him?

 

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4 minutes ago, Burns92 said:

Oh no, it's not Carroll hahaha. I was referring to Voronin, remember him?

 

The Ukrainian guy who wore #44?

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1 hour ago, TFIA said:

So the cunt finally admits Suarez was a different class to Aguero. 

Apology not accepted. 

Only because he plays with Messi.

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3 minutes ago, Piazza said:

Thomas Müller accomplished infinitely more than Zlatan and had/has way more to his game. 

Müller is atrocious. Now that he can no longer score goals, there’s not a whole lot left.

Great work rate, intelligent movement and quality finishing used to trick the mind. He’s always been shit, he just masked it really well.

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2 hours ago, O said:

Only because he plays with Messi.

He was even better playing with Henderson.

1 hour ago, Piazza said:

Thomas Müller accomplished infinitely more than Zlatan and had/has way more to his game. 

lol get the fuck out of here

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