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

    Not defending flopping at all, but at least in the field it makes sense why they would need to exaggerate flopping. In basketball though...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Round Mound View Post
    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 Round Mound View Post
    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.

    Couldn‘t defend very well?

    Lolol


    That‘s not a serious critique for any striker/offensive midfielder

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

    Pele, Maradona and Messi in some order. Different eras so pretty hard to compare them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArbitraryWater View Post
    Couldn‘t defend very well?

    Lolol


    That‘s not a serious critique for any striker/offensive midfielder
    In modern football I think this is an ok critique, since the attacker is expected to run a lot more on defense than in Romarios time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90sgoat View Post
    In modern football I think this is an ok critique, since the attacker is expected to run a lot more on defense than in Romarios time.
    No they don't. Defense is pretty much irrelevant for forwards and even offensive midfielders.

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

    Ronaldo and Jordan.

    4 CL titles in 5 years and 6 NBA titles in 6 Finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    No they don't. Defense is pretty much irrelevant for forwards and even offensive midfielders.
    depends on your definition of 'defense'

    they forecheck, that could be considered defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    No they don't. Defense is pretty much irrelevant for forwards and even offensive midfielders.
    They do play defense, but not by tackling, but they are the first defender in that many pressure ball handlers and ocassionally run back and help defend, but this is very dependant on team and coach.

    In Romarios time, it was fully acceptable for a striker to just stand around when the opponent had the ball. That does happen, but not as much, most strikers run more.

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

    Porzingis. Has the GOAT peak today and is also one of the soccer GOAT's

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    Porzingis. Has the GOAT peak today and is also one of the soccer GOAT's
    Could have been a good goalie perhaps.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 90sgoat View Post

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

    1. Diego Maradona
    2. Ronaldo ( Brazil)
    3. Zinedine Zidane
    4. Pele
    5. Johann Cruyff
    6. Franz Beckenbauer
    7. Roberto Baggio
    8. GARRINCHA
    9. GERD MULLER
    10. FERENC PUSKAS


    Heavily weighted world cup performances.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 90sgoat View Post
    They do play defense, but not by tackling, but they are the first defender in that many pressure ball handlers and ocassionally run back and help defend, but this is very dependant on team and coach.

    In Romarios time, it was fully acceptable for a striker to just stand around when the opponent had the ball. That does happen, but not as much, most strikers run more.
    Sure in some systems strikers press and stuff and some will help in aerial duels defending corner kicks for example but saying a forward doesn't play defense in football is a weird criticism. It would be like blaming a point guard for not grabbing more rebounds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dankok8 View Post
    Sure in some systems strikers press and stuff and some will help in aerial duels defending corner kicks for example but saying a forward doesn't play defense in football is a weird criticism. It would be like blaming a point guard for not grabbing more rebounds.
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