Silver Fox It's Kenny Dalglish isn't it?
Sanguine Not seriously putting him forward as the greatest ever, but I'm always surprised Zlatan Ibrahimovic isn't at least talked of more as a genuine 'all-time great'. One of the criticisms levelled at Messi is his being a one-club man (not one I agree with, same as I don't think Giggs' career is denigrated by the same). Zlatan has done it everywhere - England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland (and don't mention the US). And now he is back in Italy again, and as a 38/39 year old has 14 goals in 20 Serie A games for Milan, in what is supposed to be one of the hardest leagues in which to score. He has won the league everywhere bar England, and at one point had 13 league winners' medals in 15 seasons.
490 club goals - of active players only Messi and Ronaldo have more. And 62 international goals for Sweden, a team that has never been any great shakes. What a player. He needs 16 more goals to go into the top 10 all-time.
leon Maradona for me. I've always liked Argentina. And he played for Napoli. He was riding tackles in the age where you could go out and maim people. Amazing footballer and an absolute twat as well. So much more interesting than Pele.
6ft Kerplunkleon Maradona for me. I've always liked Argentina. And he played for Napoli. He was riding tackles in the age where you could go out and maim people. Amazing footballer and an absolute twat as well. So much more interesting than Pele.
^ This. One of those people who is a complete bellend but somehow also as cool as f*ck. Doubt he bothered to include goals in friendlies and exhibitions in his career total either, eh Pele.
<heads to youtube to type in Maradona life is life warm up>
Would say that my opinion of Pele is probably tempered by not having seen that much footage of him at his prime.
6ft Kerplunk I think Pele includes bicycle kick from Escape to Victory in his total.
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