Who are your 3 GOATs?

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    RedDevilRoshi Full Member

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    In no particular order:

    1. Messi
    2. CR7
    3. R9
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    SweetRightFoot New Member

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    Ronaldo
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    The holy trinity 68 The disparager

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    In no order.

    Pele,
    Messi,
    Maradona.
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    Ishdalar Full Member

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    1. Pele
    2. Messi
    3. Maradona
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    1. Messi + CR7
    2. Pele
    3. Zidane

    I don't believe Maradona, Ronaldinho and R9 performed at a high level long enough to be considered. People say 'But Diego won the WC on his own'... Yes but so did arguably Zidane, Ronaldinho, Iniesta etc

    People say Maradona played during a time where forwards got butchered unlike Messi and CR7 today. True, but Diego was unprofessional and off his head on booze and drugs half the time during height of his fame.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Pele
    Maradona

    Then I find it difficult to chose, there’s a cluster of players on a similar level. From personal bias most likely Cruijff for me.
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    M. Laudrup wasn't a part of that team, so no ;)
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    harms Shining Star of Paektu Mountain Staff

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    Garebo New Member

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    Messi
    C. Ronaldo
    Ronaldinho
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    Avocado Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    There can be only one GOAT: Maradona
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    Correct!
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    izec Full Member

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    Maradona, Pele, Messi, C. Ronaldo
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    Yorkeontop Full Member

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    George Best completes my Mt Rushmore. I've decided to hip the bleep out when we discussing such matters.
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    These sort of things just show how skewed these things are towards attacking players. Hardly any mentions for people like Beckenbauer, Maldini, Baresi, Buffon, Gullit.
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    Can’t have a stinking drug taking cheating creature in the top three footballers of all time.
    So mine in no particular order except top position is.

    PELE

    CRUYFF

    CHARLTON

    Those three entertained, entertained and entertained some more. Were great ambassadors for the sport both whilst playing and in retirement.

    Then there are the likes of Di Steffano and Pusskas. I don’t think you can leave those two out and it’s all relative, ask a Madrid supporter and Cruyff wouldn’t get a look in ask a Barcelona supporter and Di Steffano wouldn’t be mentioned.
    Excuse spelling they are foreign after all.
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    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Messi
    Ronaldinho
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Pele
    Maradona
    Messi
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    Ronaldo#9, Messi, Ronaldinho
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Only commenting on players I've seen.
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    Charles Miller Full Member

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    Günter Netzer, George Best and Edmundo. Just great people.
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    Dorian Gray New Member

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    Exactly. And that is why comparing players with similar abilities across generations is very tough.
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    Bennz McCarthey17 New Member

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    Same players as me, I really enjoyed watching these players.
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    There is no way Ronaldinho was better than Messi.
    Ronaldo and Messi are comfortably 1 and 2 although I’m not sure in which order. They have single-handedly won game after game for their teams for over a decade. It’s not just their quality, it’s their longevity. I guess they have a little more time in their careers to decide first and second. Even though Ronaldo has done it for more clubs and had a better international career, it’ll probably be remembered as
    1- Messi
    2- Ronaldo

    For number 3 the most likely candidates for me are: Ronaldo (the Brazilian one, obviously), Pele and Maradona. I wasn’t around for much of the latter twos careers, but from what I’ve seen I’m going with:
    3- Maradona
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    Find it stupid to comment on players you haven’t seen play.

    Messi, Cristiano & Ronaldinho.
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    KeanoMagicHat New Member

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    Messi
    Pele
    Maradona

    Honourable mentions: Cruyff, Beckenbauer, Di Stefano, Cristiano Ronaldo

    Surely GOAT is 'Greatest of All Time' with an emphasis on All Time, not Greatest of Time I Started Watching. For me declaring a player the best ever by just not including 50 or 60 years of high-level football isn't right either.
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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Ronaldinho arguably won the WC on his own?! He was maybe as influential in 2002 as Maradona was in 1990 (influential in key moments but hardly a dominant force).

    What Maradona did in 1986 was on a different level altogether. Did you even watch any of his performances then?
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    If you leave out strikers?

    1. Zidane
    2. Casillas
    3. Cannavaro
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    Pocho Gayer than Marcosdeto (according to Marcos, who sh

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    Maradona
    CR, not the same quality but great striker, if not the greatest.
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    Xeno Full Member

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    R9
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    Adcuth Full Member

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    Maradona

    Zidane

    C Ronaldo
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    Spaghetti New Member

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    I respect all people’s opinions, but not this one. Casillas and Cannavaro are nowhere near GOATs even if you take away strikers, midfielders and anyone with the letters B, D, E, F, G, H, J, K or M in their names.
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    Zehner Full Member

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    Messi
    Maradona

    Pele is weird in a way, hard to compare to the others since he essentially played a different game and there's few footage of it. May very well be the greatest.

    Also hard to decide between R9 and Messi. Think on his day, R9 was even better than Leo.
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    reddevil80 New Member

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    Best
    Cruyff
    Pele
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    MiceOnMeth New Member

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    Crikey, I wouldn't even put Casillas in the top 5 keepers of all time.
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    Maradona
    Messi
    M.Laudrup
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    Jim Beam The Joker

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