Football thread - current players only - World Best XI

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Found 9th Jun 2009
Small debate at work as to who would be the best XI players based on the following:

Current players only (no retired players)
Formation can be any you like - but minimum 1 GK and 3 defenders
Not limited to UK based players only
No restrictions on amount of players from any one team

So, help me pick the best XI please

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[CENTER][SIZE="5"]Torres
Ronaldo-Messi
Xavi-Essien-Iniesta
Cole-Ferdinand-Vidic-Alves
Buffon[/SIZE][/CENTER]

Torres
Gerrard
Ronaldo - Essien - Pirlo - Messi
LB? - Vidic - Poyul - Ramos
Riena

[CENTER]Torres,Rooney
Messi,Iniesta,Gerrard,Ronaldo
Cole,Ferdinand,Vidic,Johnston
Van Der Sar[/CENTER]

I begrudge picking Cole but he did have a great season, also Johnston was Fantastic

Van der sar purely because he broke a load of records

Buffon, A Cole, Terry, Ferdinand, Alves, Ronaldo,Xavi, Iniesta,Messi, Torres, Villa

[CENTER]Torres, Aguero

Messi, Iniesta, Gerrard, Ronaldo

Lahm, Vidic, Terry, Bosingwa

Julio Cesar[/CENTER]

All based on current form. :thumbsup:

Although I nearly picked Diego Forlan!!!! lol

torres villa
messi iniesta gerrard ronaldo
cole carragher terry RB?
Reina

Can i have Kaka as a sub

Humphman;5441350

Buffon, A Cole, Terry, Ferdinand, Alves, Ronaldo,Xavi, Iniesta,Messi, … Buffon, A Cole, Terry, Ferdinand, Alves, Ronaldo,Xavi, Iniesta,Messi, Torres, Villa



I thought Terry had a very average season

How many of those above will be at Man City in 2-3 years?

Wouldn't argue too much about jaybizzles selection, awesome.

Should have chose a manager too!

greg_68;5441405

How many of those above will be at Man City in 2-3 years?Wouldn't argue … How many of those above will be at Man City in 2-3 years?Wouldn't argue too much about jaybizzles selection, awesome.Should have chose a manager too!



I'll have Roy Hodgson.

What a job he's done this year.

Interesting how no one has mentioned Kaka or Rooney yet...

andyat2002;5441824

Interesting how no one has mentioned Kaka or Rooney yet...



Rooney is awesome but not as good as the other players mentioned, in their set positions.

Yet.

He's an awesome talent and still so young.

Kaka is overrated. And overpriced now. lol

And oldmankensey picked Rooney. lol

Original Poster

Any other teams for me please?

hornblowerracing;5441923

And oldmankensey picked Rooney. lol



Rooney was picked purely for his ability and his work ethic,

Eto was a close choice, I just felt Rooney offered a little more.

Reina
Alves Vidic Carragher Cole
Iniesta Gerrard Xavi
Kaka
Torres Ronaldo

[size="5"]-------------------Torres----------------------
Messi --------------------------------------Ronaldo
-------------------Iniesta-------------------
-------------------Essien------------------
Evra-----------------------------------------Alves

-------------Vidic------Ferdinand-------

----------------Van Der Sar---------------[/size]




Very much in the mold of you score 3 we will score 7 lol :thumbsup:

Interesting to see how many people pick Torres and not Kaka.

Come the UEFA player of the year I don't think Torres will come very high, he seems to get a little overlloked IMO.

greg_68;5456007

Interesting to see how many people pick Torres and not Kaka.Come the UEFA … Interesting to see how many people pick Torres and not Kaka.Come the UEFA player of the year I don't think Torres will come very high, he seems to get a little overlloked IMO.



Think its cos Torres is an out and out Striker whereas Kaka is more of support forward/attacking midfielder and has the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and to a point Gerrard and Iniesta to contend with in that position so will not get as many picks. The likes of player Torres as an out an out striker is going up against are Drogba / Eto etc... who havent played as well this season.

Torres is pure class, I think the fact that him & Gerrard work so well at Liverpool not only shows that Gerrard doesn't put in the amount of commitment for England but also we just don't have good enough strikers.
We have Rooney but he isn't the same sort of player, I cant decide my best eleven yet but I think Rooney will be in it because of his selflessness & work rate.
I think he's a bit underrated like Torres, he must be the only player that will give up his favourite position & goals for the team without whining.
I think we could do with proper goal scorer like Shearer
Some very good selections as well, don't think I could argue with many :thumbsup:

Why Vidic? He goes missing in big games.... there are better centre backs!

iCodd;5456144

Why Vidic? He goes missing in big games.... there are better centre backs!



I was thinking that :thumbsup:

Mine:

----------------Reina------------------
Alves----Puyol----Terry----Lahm
------------Mascherano-------------
Gerrard-------------------------Silva
-----------------Kaka------------------
----------Torres--------Messi-------

Cantona_7;5455913

[size="5"]-------------------Torres----------------------Messi … [size="5"]-------------------Torres----------------------Messi --------------------------------------Ronaldo-------------------Iniesta--------------------------------------Essien------------------Evra-----------------------------------------Alves -------------Vidic------Ferdinand-----------------------Van Der Sar---------------[/size]Very much in the mold of you score 3 we will score 7 lol :thumbsup:




that is exactly what i would do

dunno why ud pick van der sar, l

------------------Buffon---------------------
Ramos Vidic Puyol Lahm
Ribery Kaka Essien Iniesta
Messi Henry

iCodd;5456144

Why Vidic? He goes missing in big games.... there are better centre backs!



two games, what about arsenal and chelsea?

Aran10;5456270

two games, what about arsenal and chelsea?



There are still better than him!
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