Recently I had this discussion about a current player Andres Iniesta and Zinedine Zidane, who was the better player in their prime? They both have similar styles, maybe Zidane was more of an artist in the way he moved and manipulated the ball, but Iniesta is the better dribbler and passer of the ball. Title Breakdown: (Iniesta, Zidane) Note for fairness as Zidane played in Italy I've merged league cups (La Liga and Serie A to "League Cups" and so on). League Cups: 7, 4 Domestic Cups: 3, 0 Champions League: 4, 1 (discarded trophies such as super cups as they require prerequisites) International Honours: (Iniesta, Zidane) World Cup: 1, 1 European Championships: 2, 1 Individual Honours: (Iniesta, Zidane) Ballon d'Or: 0, 1 UEFA Team of the Year: 5, 3 Appeareances/Goals: Iniesta 372, 34 Zidane 506, 95 Note I can't find the assist totals for Iniesta and his stats are subject to change There seemed to be something magical about Zidane in his prime, a talking point is that Iniesta has been at the same club, where as Zidane started at Cannes, went to Bordeaux, Juventus and finished his career at Real Madrid. You could say Zidane was more important for France, but if Zidane was in this current Generation would he be in the top 3 players in the world each year with Messi and Ronaldo? Zidane was playing alongside Ronaldo Fenomeno, would he look like a lesser player with the likes of Messi if he played today? Was Zidane more influential on his team like Iniesta is for Barcelona in his prime? Both brilliant midfielders Iniesta and Zidane but it's hard to pick who I would prefer in a starting XI. Opinions?