Which players career would you rather have?

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  1. Sep 14, 2019 at 01:45
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    tentan Full Member

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    Player 1

    9 x Premier League
    5 x Champions League
    8 x FA Cups
    5 x League Cups

    2 x World Cup runners-up
    3 x European Championship runner-ups

    5 x Ballon d'Or
    8 x PFA Player of the year
    5 x Golden Boot



    Player 2

    1 x Premier League
    1 x La Liga
    1 x Serie A
    1 x Bundesliga
    1 x Ligue 1
    1 x Eredivisie
    1 x Primeira Liga

    1 x Champions League
    1 x FA Cup
    1 x League Cup
    1 x Community Shield
    1 x UEFA Super Cup
    1 x FIFA Club World Cup

    1 x World Cup
    1 x European Championship
    1 x Confederations Cup
    1 x Olympic Gold
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  2. Sep 14, 2019 at 01:47
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    Teja Full Member

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    Easily 1? Maybe these are real players and I'm missing the comparison, but still, should always be #1.
  3. Sep 14, 2019 at 01:47
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    tentan Full Member

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    Not based on any players, just a question.
  4. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:00
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Who has a better wife?
  5. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:00
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Player 1. Not even close...
  6. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:02
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    The comparison isnt fair imo.

    The number of titles alone isnt similar it's hard to choose anything other than 1.

    16 epl titles alone is not fair.

    Probably make it abit more balance in terms of overall
  7. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:03
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    stepic Full Member

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    I see where you were going with this but you made option 1 way too good (I mean, 12 CLs? Come on).
  8. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:05
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    RedRonaldo Full Member

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    This is stupid comparison, not even close... 12 CL and 10 Ballon D'or? This will be by far GOAT career.
  9. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:09
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    foolsgold Full Member

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    All that player two has is the world cup.

    Depends how you value that
  10. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:17
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    tentan Full Member

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    Ok, slightly modified it.
  11. Sep 14, 2019 at 02:27
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    Sean_RedDevil Twitter bot

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    I see there was a update

    For me easily player 2
    1 x Premier League
    1 x La Liga
    1 x Serie A
    1 x Bundesliga
    1 x Ligue 1
    1 x Eredivisie
    1 x Primeira Liga
    1 x Champions League
    1 x FA Cup
    1 x League Cup
    1 x Community Shield
    1 x UEFA Super Cup
    1 x FIFA Club World Cup
    1 x World Cup
    1 x European Championship
    1 x Confederations Cup
    1 x Olympic Gold
  12. Sep 14, 2019 at 03:05
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    BlackShark_80 Full Member

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    Player 2 for me
  13. Sep 14, 2019 at 03:17
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    Ondrej New Member

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    Player 1 all with United.
  14. Sep 14, 2019 at 03:19
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Still too far.

    5 cl and 10 pl is already legendary level 1 wc aint gonna cover it.
  15. Sep 14, 2019 at 03:29
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    Bastian Full Member

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    The 12 CL trophies was too much. If it was 2 CL trophies in the 1st option I'd take the 2nd option. A richer life I think.

    But you just can't say no to multiple CLs.
  16. Sep 14, 2019 at 03:35
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    Eoin McMahon Full Member

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    Player 1 going by even just his individual awards would be considered one of the greatest players of all time maybe even the greatest so if you wanted a career like that Player 1 is the one for you

    Player 2 could be a number of different careers as you would play in 7 different countries and while being always successful for club and country you seem to move around alot so that could mean a number of things that could be bad or good. So player 2 is anything really but a star player for any team as you don't have any individual awards and you had a number of different teams. Player 2 could even just be the backup goalkeeper for all them teams and thats how he won all of his league and cup medals.

    So I realized I have way too much time on my hands and over analyzed this post just to pick neither of them.:D
  17. Sep 14, 2019 at 04:50
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    BaneIsPain New Member

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    I would take Lingard’s career but Player 1 seems fine
  18. Sep 14, 2019 at 04:57
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    This doesn’t seem like a fair comparison at all? Numerically one of them has much more trophies than the other? I get what you’re trying to go for in terms of winning more with one team versus conquering all of Europe and international football, but if the numbers are so skewed then it’s not really a worthwhile discussion.
  19. Sep 14, 2019 at 05:00
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    Eoin McMahon Full Member

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    Lingard still has time to have that Player 1 career he's still young isn't he? Only 26 and he's a promising player.
  20. Sep 14, 2019 at 05:04
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    Eoin McMahon Full Member

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    Exactly Player 2 is surely just a squad player to be moved on by at least 7 different clubs and no individual awards mentioned my bet is a backup GK. Nice medal collection though.
  21. Sep 14, 2019 at 06:06
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    MackRobinson Full Member

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    Is number 2 Fernando Torres?
  22. Sep 14, 2019 at 06:09
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    Eoin McMahon Full Member

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    Nah neither are real careers just imaginary for the thread
  23. Sep 14, 2019 at 06:51
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    It's a bit like comparing Cristiano to Zlatan (although obviously it's a fake comparison)

    I'd easily go for option 1 (Cristiano).
  24. Sep 14, 2019 at 06:57
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    1 would be in the running for greatest of all time

    2 would be a great quiz question
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    It's also almost like comparing Cristiano to Maxwell. Which makes the choice even easier.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Why is it even a question? 1 by a country mile.
  27. Sep 14, 2019 at 07:24
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    :lol::lol:
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    ariveded New Member

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    Player 2 could also be the luckiest and best “2nd” goalkeeper ever.
  29. Sep 14, 2019 at 07:32
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    Player 2.

    Individual awards are a joke and I'd rather win 1 world cup than 4 Champions Leagues.

    Getting to experience so many different leagues would be awesome as well.
  30. Sep 14, 2019 at 07:43
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Player 1's wife has a big rack but player 2's is loyal and childbearing
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Player 1.

    You’d be a legend of the same proportions or greater than Giggs in the the greatest era (or at least a golden era) of your football club’s History.

    Player 2.

    While incredible achievement reading between the lines there would likely be some underlying reason as to why you move around so much. Either you are a huge talent and have trouble settling or you are just a good player fortunate enough to move to clubs at the right time.
  32. Sep 14, 2019 at 08:06
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    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    If you put some individual honours under player 2 as well (Balon D'or etc.), it becomes a much better comparison.
  33. Sep 14, 2019 at 08:07
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    paulscholes18 Full Member

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    Player 1, but losing 5 supper cups and failing to win the CWC which seems harder not to win would put a slight downer on it
  34. Sep 14, 2019 at 08:11
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    Dan_F Full Member

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    I’m assuming player 1 would be playing for the club he supported, to stay that long. In which case it has to be player 1.

    I think trying a different country or two would be fun, but not every year. That’s a lot of moving for family or time away from them.
  35. Sep 14, 2019 at 08:13
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    Ramos Full Member

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    I know it's not based on real players, but i can't help trying to find the player that would come closest to profile number 2.

    Edit: Thierry Henry won 11 out of those 17 different trophies. Can't see anyone beating that.
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  36. Sep 14, 2019 at 10:02
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    OutlawGER Full Member

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    Title wise i'd certainly pick Player 2 (i basically rate 1 WC and 1 EC each like 4 CLs). He has won it all. But individually i would still pick player 1, because he probably earns much more money than player 2 (individual awards , seems like the best player in the world while player 2 could be a 'random' defender)
  37. Sep 14, 2019 at 10:03
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Player 1, naturally. What is this? :lol:
  38. Sep 14, 2019 at 11:49
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    Vieri, Gullit, Borriello, Asprilia. I'd take any of theirs :drool:

    :D
  39. Sep 14, 2019 at 16:48
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    Lyricist Full Member

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    The comparison is still ridiculous. Player 1 is still far over powered. It’s not like you made player 2 better to fix the disparity. Player 1 is incredible but you just gave him a lot of painful losses, to balance a potential goat with a successful player for club and country.

    Player 1 is still clearly better. I’d like you to balance it even more to make the discussion worthwhile!
  40. Sep 14, 2019 at 17:16
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    9 titles vs 7
    5 CL vs 1
    8 FA Cups vs 1 + 0 domestic cups in other countries (unlikely considering he's on good teams)
    0 World Cups vs 1
    0 Euros vs 1

    The other stuff is of less importance.

    Got to be player 1. I like their trophy haul better. They almost certainly had fewer clubs than player 2 and are reasonably likely to have won it all with just the one team. I could be a legend with said club and have a real connection with the fans. Would rather that and have a sense of feeling settled than moving around all over the place.

    While I like to think the awards wouldn't mean much to me, the fact that player 1 has them all and player 2 doesn't means he's a better player too.
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