Build your all time "maverick" team of 11 players.

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Expecting a lot of different line-ups here. Certainly not clear-cut depending on how you interpret the description.
Anyway I came up with this:

Bartez

Alves
Ferdinand
Ramos
Evra

Beckham
Socrates
Ribery

Kempes
Cantona
Ronaldinho

Reckon thats a bloody good team to put out and imo mavericks all of them!
 
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Bruce
Pepe
R.Carlos

Alex De Souza
Simeone
Aimar

Thomas Muller
Ibrahimovic
Rivaldo
 

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A maverick to me is a player who's likely to do something unpredictable, incredible, outrageous, mad and maybe even a bit crap, all within the same game... bonus points if they'd then smack fan when leaving the pitch.

So with that in mind - limited to players from my time (sorry Maradona... though technically his back end was my time, but I only really remember seeing him in WC94)

Barthez

Sergio Ramos (a bit out of position)
Rafa Marquez
Phillipe Mexes
Roberto Carlos

Felipe Melo
Gazza
Zinedine Zidane
Ronaldinho

Zlatan
Cantona

Jay Jay Okocha misses out due to not enough scrapping.
 

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Schmeichel

Petrescu
Materazzi
Coloccini
Heinze

Ginola
Keane
Gazza
Solano

Cantona
Asprilla
 

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Cafu
David Luis(playing in his false centre back position)
Roberto Carlos

Gascogne
Riquelme
Maradona
Okocha

Maradona
Edmundo
Cantona
 

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Rene Higuita - scorpion kicks etc
Gerardo Bedoya - 46 red cards (the next most red cars in history is Ramos with 26) -
Kolasnic - Fighting off armed robbers whilst Ozil runs away - Ozil should have offered to pay his wages instead of gunnersaurus
Mcgrath - liked a drink or two - or three - etc -
Adams - Would form an admirable partnership with Mcgrath (and supplemented by Gazza) - you wont get much more mavrick that having a third of the team drunk on the pitch
Barton - cigarettes in kids eyes for apparently being cheeky... putting team mates in hospital
Gazza - where do you start with Gazza stories - there are just too many
Maradonna - to add a bit of variety lets also have somebody coked up as well
Ballotelli - complete with a cammo Bentley and indoor fireworks
Edmundo - the man got a monkey drunk at his kids birthday party - even in a team of nutters that stands out
Giggs - strange choice - well I dunno because Im not sure there is any other player who would have banged his sister in law - and not like drunkenly slipped in on one night when tipsy - no several years worth of it - Mavericks just dont do social norms and conventions - no instead they do their sister in law.
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Im gonna make Big Dunc the manager - yes big dunc as in tempoary manager of everton - sent to prison for an on pitch incident and who famously beat up robbers before calling the cops - I mean who else is gonna manage them
 

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There's a lack of Lee Trundle in this thread. Him trying the kind of stuff he did as a big unit in the lower leagues for years was as "maverick" as it gets.

 

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Kepa
(Can you get more maverick than refusing to get subbed??)
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Vidic - - - Materazzi - - - Heinze
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Maradona - Gazza - Keane - Gravesen (I'm danish - I have to do this) - Giggs (you know why)
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di Canio - Cantona
(fecking imagine them two together)


My definition of a maverick isn't necessarily a fantastic player as can be seen here and there.

As a manager, I go for di Canio - if I'm allowed to both have an old di Canio from his Sunderland time, while the young one is also playing. If not - give me Phil Brown. Would love to see him try and sit down this team in the middle of the pitch at halftime.
 

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Ferdinand as maverick is a bit of a stretch
With due respect I reckon he qualifies owing to his style of play and what he does and gets himself into off the field. Not your traditional centre half. Elegance and gracefulness instead of physicality. Risk taking instead of hoofing the ball. Then off the pitch to name a few: missing drug tests, numerous driving offences, outspoken in the media. A cool dude is our Rio!
 

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You know why? Because a true maverick wouldn't even show up for the match.
 

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Cafu - David Luiz - Pepe - R Carlos
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Denilson - Okocha - Fellaini - Ronaldinho
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Henry - Cantona​
 

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I can't be arsed to think of a full team but Frank Worthington, Robin Friday and Georgie Best would be interchanging behind Cantona
 

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Players not already mentioned:

Burgos
Amoruso - Passarella - Mozer
Effenberg - Prosinecki
Garrincha - Netzer - Djalminha - Futre
Elkjaer
 

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Khan

Cafu
Sergio Ramos
David Luiz
Roberto Carlos
Redondo
Veron
Ronaldinho
Quaresma
Garrincha
Romario
 

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Puyol - Ramos - D. luiz

Lee Bowyer - Gatusso - Keano
- Di Canio -

D. Ferguson - Ibra - Neymar​
 

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Imagine an opponent cleaning Neymar out in that team :lol:
:lol: He might be the only player left on the pitch. 10 teammates sent off, 11 opponents can't continue due to injuries.
 

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My Premier League Maverick 11;


Jens Lehmann

Emmanuel Eboue - Gary Pallister - Tony Adams - David Luiz

David Ginola - Roy Keane - Paolo Di Canio

Eric Cantona

Diego Costa - Dimitar Berbatov​
 

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My Maverick 11; 3-5-2


Higuita

R.Carlos - J.Dicks - S.Pearce

Ronaldinho - Gasgoigne - Le-Tissier - Cantona - Tony Curry

DiCanio - Frank Worthington
 

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Lot of crossover here between mavericks and nut jobs.

To me a maverick implies unorthodox, experimental, in a positive sense
 

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Socrates has got to be in there somewhere. Allegedly drank and smoke so much that the doctor told him, “you’ll have to stop drinking and smoking or you’ll have to give up football”....he proceeded to give up football
 

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I feel like it’s what is missing from Martials game tbh. If he had more venom in him it would be the world of difference
 

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---------------------Cantona
--------Best----Maradonna---Gazza
----------------Jones----- Socrates
-Muscat---Gatttuso--Goikoetxea-----Eboue
----------------------------Higuita

Cos why not.
 

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Here's a team I'd buy good money to see play.

-------------Bendtner---Balotelli
Ginola---Barton-----Anderson----Solano
Fabio-----Luiz----------Bailly----------Rafael
---------------------Barthez
 

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There's a lack of Lee Trundle in this thread. Him trying the kind of stuff he did as a big unit in the lower leagues for years was as "maverick" as it gets.

Thansk for that video, love seeing that sort of irreverence and swagger.