Players who were decent in two positions or more

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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Let's discuss players who were outstanding/good/decent enough two different positions??

    And no, please don't mention GOAT O'Shea.

    The ones I can think of who were able to play at top leagues in two positions and still thrive well are the usual likes of Maldini(full back and center back), P. Lahm(full back and had a good season as a midfielder under Peo), Puyol was a decent right back and a good centerback, while John Carles and his exploits as CB/CF are legendary. Krol was excellent as SW/FB, while Der Kaiser was GOAT SW/World Class Midfielder. Rijkaard also had a expert in two positions. Messi and Cristiano too have been played in two positions(ST and WF/AM), although I am not sure they count here or not.
    Plus there are loads of full backs/wingers who were apt in both right flank/left flank, like Zambratto, George Best and so on.

    So lets bring out the names and who you think eas truly legendary in two positions.
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    DoomSlayer Full Member

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    Wayne Rooney and Valencia were my first thoughts. Hargreaves was a good CDM and RB but was just always injured.
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    Scholes - AM and CM.
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    svn New Member

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    Dion Dublin was probably a better central defender than a striker.
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    nokillingmoths Full Member

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    Luis enrique
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    Ruud gullit played in one or two positionas
    Dion Dublin
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    meamth Full Member

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    To be fair Ashley young. Come on, he's decent sometimes.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Ruud Gullit basically played everywhere, didn’t he?
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Giggsy was also decent as attacking CM, although his lack of legs made him a burden when on counters. I remember the lovely balls he used to spray.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Yup, my childhood hero.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    Intresting one, i remember him paying RB, LB, LW, RM, AM and ST for us.
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    Irwin99 Full Member

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    This is debatable as critics used to argue over his best position a lot but Becks could be a central midfielder as well as a Winger. Would definitely be a centre midfielder these days I think.
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    Krisbijoy New Member

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    Martial(the non-bored version)- LW and ST
    Javi Martinez - CM , CB
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    Rifer Full Member

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    :D Maybe OP should change to 4 positions or more.

    2 or 3 positions are too common.
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    James Milner. Still not sure what his better position is
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    Eric's Seagull Full Member

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    David Alaba. Left back and centre midfield.
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    Adam-Utd Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid

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    Yep, the guy clearly knows football and is pretty intelligent. It's a shame his legs are going as he's become the new scapegoat which he really doesn't deserve.

    Dani Alves. Played RB/CM/RWB and probably wherever you'd ask him.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Javier Zanetti. He was fantastic on either flank, and also did quite well when he was called upon to play in midfield (2008-2009 comes to mind when Mourinho was facing a midfield crisis and used Zanetti as a midfielder).
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    King7Eric Full Member

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    Rooney has to there surely. He was great/good as a CF and SS/CAM and did a decent job out wide as well in the 08/09 season to accommodate Ronaldo and Berbatov through the middle.
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    Paul Breitner - LB and midfielder later on
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    joedirt87 Full Member

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    Schweinsteiger was good as a wide player early on, even better as a midfielder
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    SNes New Member

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    Glenn Hoddle midfield for Spurs, ss/cam for Monaco and sweeper for Swindon and Chelsea.
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    Maurice Setters Training New Member

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    Roy Keane : CB and CM (2 Nil win against Newcastle in 95/96 comes to mind.

    Gary Neville: RB and CB (he played CB for large chunks of the 2000/01 title winning team).

    Ronny Johnsen: CB and CM

    Ronaldo: LW and CF

    Ole: Striker RW
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Branislav Ivanovic was pretty good for Chelsea at CB and RB.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Sergio Ramos was a beast of a RB at Sevilla, and we all know how he's done at CB since moving to Madrid.
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    van der star newprawn warrior Scout

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    Sergi Roberto at Barca looked like a real talent in midfield and now he's keeping Semedo out of the team by claiming the RB spot as his own.
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    Eric's Seagull Full Member

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    Schweinsteiger started off on the wing before he moved to midfield
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    MVBDX New Member

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    Ramos, was a great fullback for many years for club and country, has been a generational CB since.
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    Black Adder Full Member

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    Zvonimir Boban- natural AM or even SS, played CM for Milan and DM for national team.
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    Eric's Seagull Full Member

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    Di Stefano could play center forward, second striker, ten, eight, six, central defender.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls - NOT deflategate Scout

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    Desailly as CB and DM. Laurent Blanc was a top prospect as attacking midfielder.
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    Neil_Buchanan Cock'd

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    I think Rooney could have played premiership level football in almost any position on the pitch maybe not centreback because of his height.
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    OL29 Full Member

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    Thomas Muller used to be good across the frontline and in a more withdrawn role.
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    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    Iniesta - CM & LW