Reading the current threads of top 5 passers in top leagues and KdB vs Pogba, made me think about the greatest passers. Trying to divide: Great Long Passers: The likes of Platini, Netzer, Koeman, Veron, Suarez, Hoddle, Pirlo, van Hanegem, Scholes, Xabi Alonso, Gérson, Johnny Haynes and probably loads I forgot. But the likes of Netzer, Pirlo, Hoddle and Platini are probably among the top 5. Gérson can give them competition though. With Platini being the greatest in most people's list. Great Final Ball Passers: The likes of Zico, Raymond Kopa, Messi, Maradona, Laudrup, Bergkamp, Riquelme, Ronaldinho, Rui Costa, Bochini, Pedro Rocha, Johan Cruyff and so on. I think Messi, Zico, Maradona and Laudrup are probably among the top 5. With Maradona being the greatest in most people's list. And many young timers going for either Messi or Totti. Great midfield metronome passers: The likes of Didi, Xavi, Rivera, Overath(although he was equally great at long range passing), Bozsik, Beckenabauer, Guardiola, Valderrama, César Cueto, Nils Liedholm and son on. I think Didi, Xavi, Rivera and Beckenbauer are comfortbale among the top 5 in this regards. With Xavi being the greatest in most people's lists, although Rivera and Didi can be in the list of most old timers and Beckenbauer will have fair share of fans. Great Crossers of the ball: The likes of David Beckham, Stanley Matthews, Dragan Dzajic, Andreas Brehme, Luis Figo, Francisco Arce, Manfred Kaltz and so on. Beckham is the undisputed king of crossing, although Matthews, Dzajic and Acre can take the other spot. It is Beckham and only Beckham. Some others who are great, but I dunno how to classify them: Zidane, Iniesta, Juan Sebastián Verón, Hagi, Falcão, Enzo Francescoli, Alfredo di Stéfano, Lothar Matthäus, Cesc Fabregas, Pele, Rivelino and probably many I am forgetting. Who are your greatest passers of all time?