Originally Posted by jjswifty
how about this...build your fantasy team of 11 players. Any 11 you want...any formation.
My favorite players, all-time (ones I've seen, so no Beckenbauer, Pele, etc. 1990 WC and onward)
G - Peter Schmeichel
He was simple awesome, this can't be argued.
D - Dunga, Paolo Maldini, John Terry
Boring, solid bunch, even though I don't like Terry simply because of his Chelsea/savior/ status, but the way they've struggled when he was out has been a revelation.
M - Gheorge Hagi, Maradona, Craig Bellamy, Patrick Vieira, Roy Keane
The opposite of boring. Creativity and not-taking-**** from anybody overload. Might get 20 red cards in a 40-game season, though. Great collection of drinking buddies at Fidel Castro's mansion.
F - Stephane Chapuisat, Romario
You've probably never heard of Chapuisat, but he was a GOD for the Swiss national team and for Borussia Dortmund in the 90s. I don't think I have to explain the other guy.
Off the bench:
G - Oliver Kahn. This man was 90% pure testosterone. One of the few people on this world that genuinely frighten me. Wouldn't back off from Mike Tyson.
D - Roberto Carlos. Why not? His thighs are about as big around as my waist, and I'm fat.
M - Zidane. Fits in with the starters.
F - Jan Koller. JAN KOLLER NEED BRAINS FOR STRONG BODY. EAT BRAINS. AHHHRH.
F - Batigol. If the word "goal" is in your nickname, you're probably pretty good at putting the ball in the net, and in his prime he was probably the most dangerous dude around.
F - Roger Milla. Yeah, it's probably just the dance, but I don't care.
I have a feeling like there should be Dutch players on my list, but I just couldn't make myself include anybody from that dislikeable, mutineering bunch.