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Football's best of the last decade

Started on 1 January 2010 by x-law
Latest Reply on 30 January 2010 by FM_MUFC
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How has no one mentioned Zinedine Zidane?
If we're voting on talent Zidane, but you need a captain in this team my vote is to Roy Keane. I'd say attacking midfielder of the decade would be Zidane
Bradd : How has no one mentioned Zinedine Zidane?

Zizou will be on the attacking midfielder of the decade nomination list.:yes

That will only come after the best left winger and right winger of the decade though.
The thread died :O_o. Oh well here are the nominees for best of the left wingers.

Nominees: Ronaldinho, Ryan Giggs, Robert Pires, Vicente Rodriguez, Pavel Nedved, Arjen Robben.
Stam, we started in year 1. Not at the year 0. There was no year 0.

Of course there are who prefer to think there was year 0 to be easier to deal with. Since it is, visually and cultural, easier to state that when the 0 rolls in, the decade/century/millennium starts, but there are too, those who thinks, and defends it, that the first millennium had 999 years, and not 1000 years as the followed millennium, as that they can celebrate at the end of year 9 that changes. But, officially, to us who uses and depends on the Gregorian calendar, we started at year AD 1, and the first millennium ended at december 31st of 1000, and, the second millennium started at january 1st 1001.

Of course, there are discrepancies here, since this Gregorian calendar was first introduced in 1582 and adopted by the "complete" international community only around 1912 (the first empires adopted it in 1500's and 1600's). So, taking that in consideration, you can celebrate the decade turning in so many calendar systems that you should celebrate twice every year. :)

Oh yeah, there are some who believes that the 3rd millennium only started at September 12th 2001. ;)

Anyhow, my votes so far:

GK: Buffon
FB R: I'm quite doubtful here, but I can vote in Thuram for now.
FB L: Roberto Carlos
DC: Cannavaro
DMC: Davids
MC: Gerrard (I should add here Fabregas, but there are some who consider him as a AMC)
WL: Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho is good but this one is too easy, has to be Ryan Giggs. In this decade alone(2000-2009): 6 Premier league titles, 1 FA Cup, 2 Carling Cups, 1 Champions League, 1 FIFA Club World Cup. Total: 11. He is the best :ave
x-law's avatar Group x-law
13 yearsEdited
Now for the right winger of the decade nominees.

Nominees: Luis Figo, Mauro Camoranessi, Fredrik Ljungberg, Joe Cole, David Beckham, Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Edit: added Cristiano Ronaldo to the nominees list as FM_MUFC has convinced me :D, who's gonna do it for Messi?
giggs and beckham! or figo
My votes so far

GK - Oliver Kahn (How has no-one mentioned him??)
DR - Cafu
DL - Maldini
DC - Campbell (Not near most peoples choices but always dependable)
DMC - Viera
MC - Gerrard
LW - Pires
RW - Beckham
Further to the above

AMC - Zidane
FC - Raul
FC - Ruud Van Nistelroy
bandura : Further to the above

AMC - Zidane
FC - Raul
FC - Ruud Van Nistelroy

We haven't even released the nominees for these positions though :p.

Anyway, IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistics) has announced Gianluigi Buffon as the best shot stopper from 1987-2009. :beer:

More importantly, here are the nominees for best AMC of the decade.

Nominees: Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, Clarence Seedorf, Juan Roman Riquelme, Deco, Rui Costa, Dejan Stankovic.

Note: Please avoid starting flame wars about wide attackers that should be on the list. *Cough Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Cough*
well everybody knows AMC is Zidane, no one can dispute that fact
x-law's avatar Group x-law
13 yearsEdited
Alright now for the nominees for Striker of the decade.

Nominees: Alessandro Del Piero, Francesco Totti, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Raul, Filippo Inzaghi, Andriy Shevchenko, David Villa, Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres.

Note: Please avoid starting "Handry" discussions on this thread 'cause it'll get too chaotic

Edit: Added David Villa, Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres as nominees.
FM_MUFC's avatar Group FM_MUFC
13 yearsEdited
My winger would be C.Ronaldo (I don't care what you say). Att Mid Zidane hands down.

For striker, why isn't Wayne Rooney on the list? cause if he's going on it that's my vote. another who should be on the list, Torres. And shouldn't David Villa be there.

My Final Decade team:
GK - Casillas
DR - Zambrotta
DL - Carlos
DC - Nesta
DC - Cannavaro
MC - Gerrard
MC - Zidane
LW - Giggs
RW - C.Ronaldo
ST - Rooney
ST - Eto'o/Henry (I can't choose!)
hmmm okay narrow that down to nistelrooy, raul, ronaldo, henry :S quite difficult.

i say....ronaldo, henry
gk buffon
lb roberto carlos
rb cafu
cb thuram
cb maldini
lm giggs
rm beckham
dm vieira
am zidane
st ronaldo
st henry

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