RedCafe All-Time Top-30 | Attacking midfielders (number 10s) | The vote is on

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Post your list of 30 best number 10s (more or less classic attacking midfielders) of all-time. I'll close the thread on the 20st of April (unless we decide to extend the vote).

Note: since we're obviously facing a problem with individual categorisation, we've decided to classify pretty much every player that we thought of. The vote on categorisation happened earlier, the complete list is under the spoiler. Please, only use players from the second column for this one, players from other columns aren't eligible.


Midfield playmakersNumber 10sForwards
NetzerIniestaPelé
MasopustZidaneZizinho
BozsikPlatiniSavićević
DidiZicoRonaldinho
ScholesMaradonaTotti
PirloRivellinoOmar Sivori
XaviRiveraRoberto Baggio
FalcãoSandro MazzolaFrancescoli
van HanegemRiquelmeBergkamp
Luis SuárezGiresseDel Piero
ModrićBochiniValentin Ivanov
SchusterSocratesMario Corso
GersonDeynaJose Manuel Moreno
KroosMichael LaudrupRuud Gullit
HoddleRui CostaFritz Walter
GilesÖzilRivaldo
BaxterKopaLaszlo Kubala
BlanchflowerKakaFlorian Albert
VeronHagiHector Scarone
FabregasLitmanenNandor Hidegkuti
Xabi AonsoStojkovićKenny Dalglish
BobanGianniniValentino Mazzola
ProsinečkiValderramaTostão
OverathCesar CuetoEric Cantona
CharltonHerbert ProhaskaJohan Cruyff
LiedholmAdemir Da Guia
BradyNicolae Dobrin
DecoJohny Haynes
PogbaWesley Sneijder
De BruyneEnzo Scifo
David SilvaKrasimir Balakov
AntognoniFyodor Cherenkov
GuardiolaOleksandr Zavarov
Ernst OcwirkHeinz Flohe
Alexei Mikhailichenko
Gerhard HanappiTeofilio Cubillas
Fritz SzepanJuan Alberto Schiaffino
Wilfred van MoerPedro Rocha
RakitićSafet Sušić
Jan Cuelemans
Andreas Möller
Gunnar Gren
Pablo Aimar
Matthew Le Tissier


Note: all discussion goes to this thread - http://www.redcafe.net/threads/redcafes-top-20-by-position.448431/

Note: you can post less than 30 names, but not more

The list should be posted in the required format:

  1. J. O'Shea
  2. P. Jones
...

30.

NB: After careful consideration, only players that had played at least a season after the 1950 WC are eligible.
 
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13. Giresse
14. Cubillas
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16. Schiaffino
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20. Bochini
21. Rocha
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  11. Socrates
  12. Rivera
  13. Kaka
  14. Rui Costa
  15. Teofilio Cubillas
  16. Valderrama
  17. Riquelme
  18. Hagi
  19. Giresse
  20. Litmanen
  21. Jan Cuelemans
  22. Bochini
  23. Deyna
  24. Krasimir Balakov
  25. Ademir Da Guia
  26. Herbert Prohaska
  27. Özil
  28. Stojković
  29. Giannini
  30. Pedro Rocha
 

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  1. Maradona
  2. Platini
  3. Zico
  4. Iniesta
  5. Zidane
  6. M. Laudrup
  7. G. Rivera
  8. R. Kopa
  9. Rivellino
  10. S. Mazzola
  11. Kaka
  12. Socrates
  13. Cubillas
  14. Bochini
  15. Giresse
  16. Rui Costa
  17. Hagi
  18. Riquelme
  19. Litmanen
  20. Deyna
  21. Schiaffino
  22. Valderrama
  23. Özil
  24. Sneijder
  25. Stojkovic
  26. Cuelemans
  27. Rocha
  28. Gren
  29. Scifo
  30. Ademir Da Guia
 
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  9. Andres Iniesta
  10. Sandro Mazzola
  11. Teofilo Cubillas
  12. Gheorghe Hagi
  13. Juan Alberto Schiaffino
  14. Ricardo Kaka
  15. Socrates
  16. Alain Giresse
  17. Kazimierz Deyna
  18. Juan Roman Riquelme
  19. Ricardo Bochini
  20. Pedro Rocha
 
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  7. Rivelino
  8. R. Kopa
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  10. G. Rivera
  11. S. Mazzola
  12. Kaka
  13. Litmanen
  14. Rui Costa
  15. Cubillas
  16. Socrates
  17. Schiaffino
  18. Valderrama
  19. Hagi
  20. Deyna
  21. Bochini
  22. Giresse
  23. Balakov
  24. Sneijder
  25. Cuelemans
  26. Rocha
  27. Özil
  28. Riquelme
  29. Cesar Cueto
  30. Scifo
 

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  14. Kaka
  15. Juan Schiaffino
  16. Kazi Deyna
  17. Dragan Stojkovic
  18. Cesar Cueto
  19. Juan Roman Riquelme
  20. Pedro Rocha
  21. Socrates
  22. Jari Litmanen
  23. Rui Costa
  24. Pablo Aimar
  25. Carlos Valderrama
  26. Mesut Ozil
  27. Juan Carlos Valeron
  28. Sandro Mazzola
  29. Niculae Dobrin
  30. Jan Cuelemans
 

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10. Rivellino
11. Mazzola
12. Hagi
13. Stojkovic
14. Schiaffino
15. Cubillas
16. Kaka
17. Litmanen
18. Deyna
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20. Bochini
 

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  6. Kopa
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  9. Rivellino
  10. Mazzola
  11. Kaka
  12. Socrates
  13. Schiaffino
  14. Hagi
  15. Cubillas
  16. Litmanen
  17. Rui Costa
  18. Giresse
  19. Gren
  20. Deyna
  21. Sneijder
  22. Riquelme
  23. Valderrama
  24. Ceulemans
  25. Scifo
 

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  9. Juan Alberto Schiaffino
  10. Adolfo Pedernera
  11. Raymond Kopa
  12. Sandro Mazzola
  13. Kaka
  14. Gheorghe Hagi
  15. Gianni Rivera
  16. Juan Roman Riquelme
  17. Pedro Rocha
  18. Socrates
  19. Wesley Sneijder
  20. Rui Costa
  21. Teofilo Cubillas
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14. Rivellino
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  29. Valderrama
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Sorry there is Bruno Fernandes too. And Sandor Mazzola too, so Stojkovic is fine. Cut my left arm if you ever watched him.

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  7. Rivera
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  9. Socrates
  10. Kaka
  11. Raymond Kopa
  12. Juan Alberto Schiaffino
  13. Alain Giresse
  14. Rivelino
  15. Manuel Rui Costa
 
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12. Hagi
13. Sneijder
14. Socrates
15. Recoba
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So much love for Rivellino with being in the top 10 in close to every list and yet he's always picked as a side kick LW instead. We can be real hypocrites sometimes in the drafting world.
 

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The quality beyond the top 10-15 picks seems to really slump.

I mean when I am at the end of the drafting order in a draft, I always decide to pick an AM last as that is one area along with B2B midfielders that has no dearth in quality. So really surprised to see an under par list than I expected.

Maybe it's because quite a few of the hybrids go into the forwards list.
 

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