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  1. #21
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    Sorry guys, I didn't see the update until now... my pick is upcoming.

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    There are a lot of players that really stick out first and foremost, and having the first pick is great luck, but how can I choose any other player than this man?

    With the first pick of the Soccer Forum All-Time Draft, pauliec selects:

    Pele



    Raoul Duke is OTC
    Last edited by JetsFan2012; 05-11-2008 at 11:57 PM.

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    RaoulDuke - 2nd overall pick:

    Garrincha - Brasil - FW

    I'm not much into stats and stuff, so I'll just post what I know (or think I know) or specific memories concerning my picks. Obviously, I never saw Garrincha play live, so the following is either truth, lies or urban legend.

    Garrincha is arguably the best dribbler to have ever played. His legend suffers only for having played in the shadow of the great Pele. His talent was discovered relatively late since he was born with congenital problems (one leg shorter than the other), and was never taken seriously as a prospect because of this. His talent was eventually recognized and went on to be a cornerstone of the great Brazilian team with Pele. He'd drive defenders nuts by dribbling them, turning around, then dribble them again.

    His legend off the field was also pretty colorful as well: he loved his booze and women. I think he had something like 15 children from 4 different women. He died tragically from his alcoholism and broke.

    I’m not sure if this is true, but I like to think it to be: Garrincha, his nickname, is a bird who prefers to let itself die rather than be caught. I shouldn’t be picking with my heart, but I wanted him on my team.


    Here’s a clip of his talent. I love the attitude of the defender at 1:25 LOL.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJOGRWkWcIc

    Black Death OTC.

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    Have picked Maradona.....don't have access to youtube at the moment, but anyway, he is my pick as the greatest player of all time - the only player to have won a World Cup of his own boot, and went damn close to doing the same in the next World Cup despite carrying injury and being unfit.

    A drug cheat at USA 94, but it was only to keep his weight down....if there had of been no drug test he would have claimed another Cup for Argentina.

    A one-sided player who nevertheless was IMO the great player ever to have laced on a boot.

    Edit: won't be online again for another 12 hours.
    Last edited by Soberphobia; 05-12-2008 at 07:28 AM.

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    Johan Cruijff

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    deadringer is OTC

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    Lev "The Black Spider" Yashin - GK, Dynamo Moscow/USSR
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVnly...eature=related
    Domestic

    * 1 gold medal for the USSR ice hockey championship
    * 5 gold, 5 silver, 1 bronze medals for the USSR championships (football)
    * 3 times USSR Cup winner

    International

    * 1 Olympic gold medal
    * 1 gold medal as the European Championship winner
    * 1 silver medal as the European Championship runner-up

    Other achievements

    * European Footballer of the Year, "Golden Ball" Award (1963)
    * Fourth place in the World Cup finals (1966)
    * 3 times The Best Goalkeeper of the USSR (1960,1963,1966)

    * 22 official seasons with the same club (1950-1970)
    * Order of Lenin (1967)
    * Olympic Order (1986)
    * FIFA Order of Merit (1988)
    * Golden medal of Hammer and Sickle (star) of Hero of Socialist Labor with Order of Lenin (equal to military award of Hero of the Soviet Union) (1989)
    * FIFA “World-Keeper of the Century” title and FIFA “Century XI” team membership (2000)
    * The Golden Player of Russia, by the Football Union of Russia as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. (November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's Jubilee)[6]

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    i can not believe this guy fell this far:

    Franz Beckenbauer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPgUkuzjPA

    -The man who invented the sweeper role

    Bay Ridge Jet OTC

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrand11 View Post
    i can not believe this guy fell this far:

    Franz Beckenbauer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvPgUkuzjPA

    -The man who invented the sweeper role

    Bay Ridge Jet OTC
    Damn... I really really wanted Beckenbauer, but I felt like I had to go with Pele with the first pick. Good pickup thegrand

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliec View Post
    Damn... I really really wanted Beckenbauer, but I felt like I had to go with Pele with the first pick. Good pickup thegrand



    He never would've made it to round 2 past me....

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    Bobby Charlton- Midfielder 1966 World Cup Champ and a great story

    Charlton was one of the survivors of the 1958 Munich air crash that killed many of his Manchester United team mates and went on to become England's greatest player ever. An attacking midfielder, he was capable of unleashing a deadly shot with minimum preparation which fetched him 49 goals.

    If England won the World Cup in 1966, it was mainly because of his tireless efforts. In the semi-final he scored twice to dash Portugal's hopes. In the final, watching Charlton move was like watching poetry in motion. He sliced through the German defence with sublime ease as England eked out a 4-2 victory in extra-time.
    The Turk OTC

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    Let's keep all the picks in this thread.

    Turk selects Marco Van Basten. Batman is OTC

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    Pick 1

    Alfredo Di Stefano - Argentina

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrQsSyACTxg

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    Pick 2:

    Ferenc Puskás

    Individual

    * European Cup Top Scorer (12 goals)(7 goals): 1960, 1964
    * Winner Player European of the century XX L'Equipe
    * Winner Player Hungarian of the century XX
    * Winner Player Hungarian Top Goalscorer of the century XX
    * Silver Ball European Footballer of the Year France Football : 1960
    * Named in FIFA 100
    * Pichichi Trophy: 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64
    * Hungarian Top Goalscorer: 1947-48, 1949-50, 1950, 1953
    * World Player of the Year: 1952, 1953

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU7LzHoCspU


    I'm telling you, Tony Meola is later

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    My second pick is:

    Michel Platini


    1976
    1977
    • France Football French Player of the Year
    • L'Équipe French Champion of Champions
    1983
    1984
    • Capocannoniere (top scorer) in Italian championship (20 goals)
    • European Championship player of the tournament
    • European Championship top goalscorer (9 goals)
    • European Footballer of the Year
    • Guerin Sportivo magazine's player of the Italian championship
    • L'Équipe French Champion of Champions
    • Onze d'Or
    • World Soccer Player of the Year
    1985
    • Capocannoniere (top scorer) in Italian championship (18 goals)
    • Chevron Award (best goal per game ratio in Italian league)
    • European Cup top scorer (7 goals)
    • Knight of the Legion of Honour
    • European Footballer of the Year
    • Onze d'Or
    • World Club Championship final, Man of the Match
    • World Soccer Player of the Year

    Cim Bom Bom

    GoalKeeper:

    Defenders:

    MidFielders:
    Michel Platini

    Forwards:
    Marco Van Basten

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osooz482Oeg
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    Bench:
    Manager:


    This was a hard pick I was torn between Puskas and Platini, but Batman made it easy for me. I'm guessing Raoul was wishing for him to slip to him but hey...


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    Ronaldo- Striker

    With eight goals from the 2002 World Cup, Ronaldo is the first man since Paolo Rossi in 1982 to win both the Golden Boot and a champion's medal at the tournament.

    A gifted striker, with immense speed and power, Ronaldo is almost impossible to stop in front of goal. He can hit the target from virtually any angle. His precision makes him a feared man. His 12 World Cup goals places him level with Pele and just behind Gerd Muller, 14 goals, and Just Fontaine, 13, in the all-time goals tally.

    At the age of 16, he scored 58 goals in 60 matches on his national debut in the Brazilian first division, a feat that won him a place in Brazil's squad for the 1994 World Cup.
    Its sad he a fat tranny lover now but the talent this man possesed throughout his career makes him easily a top 10 footballer ever. Im shocked he fell to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NHqSXftzU
    Last edited by Bay Ridge Jet; 05-12-2008 at 04:31 PM.

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    Grand FC selects:

    George Best

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nplemK3Y4ns

    European Footballer of the Year, 1968
    Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, 1968

    -It was either him or Ronaldo
    Last edited by thegrand11; 05-12-2008 at 04:24 PM.

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    Zico - Midfielder, Flamengo/Brazil

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARpEnjZIWko

    Major achievements

    Club honours

    * Rio State Championship 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1979 (special), 1981, 1986
    * Brazilian Championship 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987
    * Libertadores Cup 1981
    * Intercontinental Cup 1981
    * J.League 1st Stage Championship 1993
    International honours

    * 1978 FIFA World Cup: Third place
    * 1982 FIFA World Cup: Round 2 (5th place)
    * 1986 FIFA World Cup: Quarter-finals (5th place)

    Individual honours

    * 1974 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
    * 1974 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 49 goals
    * 1976 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 56 goals
    * 1977 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
    * 1980 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
    * 1981 Libertadores Cup Top Scorer - 11 goals
    * 1981 Intercontinental Cup Best Player
    * 1981 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
    * 1981 World Footballer of the Year - Guerin Esportivo (Italy), El Balón (Spain), El Mundo (Venezuela), Placar Magazine (Brazil)
    * 1982 World Cup Bronze Boot
    * 1982 World Cup All-Star Team player
    * 1982 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
    * 1982 Brazilian Top Scorer of the year - 59 goals
    * 1982 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
    * 1982 South American Footballer of the Year - El Gráfico (Argentina), El Mundo (Venezuela)
    * 1983 Player of the Year - World Soccer Magazine (England)
    * 1984 Second highest scorer of the Italian League - 19 goals
    * 1992 Japan Soccer League record for goals scored in consecutive matches - 11 goals in 10 straight matches
    * 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Top Scorer - 12 goals
    * 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Best Player
    * Top Scorer in Flamengo's history - 508 goals
    * Top Scorer in Maracanã Stadium's history - 333 goals
    * World Soccer Players of the 20th century
    * FIFA 100

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    MF-Zinedine Zidane
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyPaige View Post
    MF-Zinedine Zidane
    Bastard

    Where's all the hatred against France when you need it?

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