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    Default OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    In case muricans are missing it, there's a football/soccer competition going on in a deplorable arab desert somewhere.

    It made me think, because in soccer we have all these nephews also claiming that their generation players are GOAT, but they're not.

    Here's my top 10 GOAT list of footballers. I began watching football before basketball, so I can go all the way back to the 80s on this one, not going to go into Cruyf or Pele etc:

    Some people are not going to like this one.

    1. Diego Maradona
    2. (Johann Cruyf)
    3. Zinedine Zidane
    4. (Pele)
    5. Ronaldo
    6. Christiano Ronaldo
    7. Lionel Messi
    8. Ronaldinho
    9. Michael Laudrup
    10. Romario

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Wrong board.




    LOL @ soccer

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    LeBron James.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Mia Hamm
    Megan Rapinoe
    Alex Morgan

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Lol, I was just watching this vid earlier today.


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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Maybe not the most skilled, but in terms of GREATNESS Emile Heskey must be in the conversation

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    My favorite soccer player was Lothar Matthäus when i was a kid. He played almost all positions and wasn't very tall. Best mixture of power and skill.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by 90sgoat View Post
    In case muricans are missing it, there's a football/soccer competition going on in a deplorable arab desert somewhere.

    It made me think, because in soccer we have all these nephews also claiming that their generation players are GOAT, but they're not.

    Here's my top 10 GOAT list of footballers. I began watching football before basketball, so I can go all the way back to the 80s on this one, not going to go into Cruyf or Pele etc:

    Some people are not going to like this one.

    1. Diego Maradona
    2. (Johann Cruyf)
    3. Zinedine Zidane
    4. (Pele)
    5. Ronaldo
    6. Christiano Ronaldo
    7. Lionel Messi
    8. Ronaldinho
    9. Michael Laudrup
    10. Romario
    not a bad list.

    i always cringe when i hear ppl call Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo the goat. Messi isn't even the best player to come out of his country. and CR7 isn't even the best Ronaldo.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by nineiron View Post
    not a bad list.

    i always cringe when i hear ppl call Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo the goat. Messi isn't even the best player to come out of his country. and CR7 isn't even the best Ronaldo.
    C. Ronaldo has the best case of the two, but with Messi, what was really cringe was how people were so quick to coronate him as the best ever early in his career.

    Imagine being called the GOAT and only winning the Copa America once as your only national team achievement.

    Ronaldo won the Euro championships which is a huge achievement for a team like Portugal.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by nineiron View Post
    not a bad list.

    i always cringe when i hear ppl call Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo the goat. Messi isn't even the best player to come out of his country. and CR7 isn't even the best Ronaldo.
    Not surprised you're a fan. Everyone loves a nailbiting tie, chico



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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by 90sgoat View Post
    In case muricans are missing it, there's a football/soccer competition going on in a deplorable arab desert somewhere.

    It made me think, because in soccer we have all these nephews also claiming that their generation players are GOAT, but they're not.

    Here's my top 10 GOAT list of footballers. I began watching football before basketball, so I can go all the way back to the 80s on this one, not going to go into Cruyf or Pele etc:

    Some people are not going to like this one.

    1. Diego Maradona
    2. (Johann Cruyf)
    3. Zinedine Zidane
    4. (Pele)
    5. Ronaldo
    6. Christiano Ronaldo
    7. Lionel Messi
    8. Ronaldinho
    9. Michael Laudrup
    10. Romario
    Romario was like the Barkley of soccer. Short but too much talent and skill. One of the best offensive players but couldn't defend very well.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Yo View Post
    Not surprised you're a fan. Everyone loves a nailbiting tie, chico


    no ties in the knock out rounds, chico.

    and GLAD to see that you're not a fan.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by nineiron View Post
    not a bad list.

    i always cringe when i hear ppl call Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo the goat. Messi isn't even the best player to come out of his country. and CR7 isn't even the best Ronaldo.
    You've never watched a full match non WC in your life.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by nineiron View Post
    no ties in the knock out rounds, chico.

    and GLAD to see that you're not a fan.
    So let me get this straight. You constantly call James a flopper who fakes injuries, yet you stan a sport where the entire premise is to deceive the refs by flopping, flailing like a fish out of water faking injury, while screaming in agony as if you're dying a slow death from a touch to the shin or not even being touched at all.





    You can't make this shit up.

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    Default Re: OT: Who are your football/soccer top GOATS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hey Yo View Post
    So let me get this straight. You constantly call James a flopper who fakes injuries, yet you stan a sport where the entire premise is to deceive the refs by flopping, flailing like a fish out of water faking injury, while screaming in agony as if you're dying a slow death from a touch to the shin or not even being touched at all.





    You can't make this shit up.
    just because you don't see guys getting cleats in their ankles or getting stepped on, doesn't mean it didn't happen. it hurts like hell at the beginning but the pain subsides fairly quickly.

    yes, there are certain players that make a mockery of it (eg. CR7), but generally it isn't that bad.

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