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Top Ten Best Passers Ever

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  1. Dearman

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    This includes ability in all styles of Passing. Killer pass, Long Pass and Curve pass.

    This is mine.

    1. Michel Platini
    2. Diego Maradona
    3. Zico
    4. Luis Suarez Miramontes
    5. Zinedine Zidane
    6. Gunther Netzer
    7. Rivelino
    8. Michael Laudrup
    9. Didi
    10. Ladislao Kubala
     


  2. Perú FC

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    Seems me really difficult to make an accurate ranking, but I've to mention to César Cueto and Carlos Valderrama.
     
  3. JamesBH11

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    I agree that this category needs to justify with many sub category like Dearman mentioned. however, there would need a " pointing system" and final sum will reasonably support the ranking.

    For example, I would rate:
    1- deadly passes as 5points,
    2- visionary pass (long or short) that open up a chance to score goal: 4points
    3- midfield mater passing (distribute the ball tactically) 3 points
    4- genral passing (number of successful pass/total number of passes) 2points

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    If based on such a system, then MARADONA would be surely the PASS MASTER- no contest

    It's a shame to have missed out Cruijff and Pele in the list!
    - Pele has DEFINED his number #10 shirt is not a coincidence
    - Cruijff was so famous with his precised pass picking out any team mate WITHOUT even look in up ...

    Note that most great ones like Rivelino, Valderama, Didi, Cueto, Lausdrup, netzer, Beckenbauer, Platini and Zidane were great in 2,3 and 4 only. While some others like Zico, Cruijff and Pele were more in the sub categories of 1, 2 and 3 for their position and style ...
     
  4. Mr Gibson

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    A couple from England would be:

    1. Johnny Haynes - arguably the greatest passer of the ball England has produced
    2. Glenn Hoddle - nuff said
    3. David Beckham - mock if you like, but his ability to land the ball on a six pence is what his game was all about.

    No doubt there are other English players worth mentioning also.
     
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  5. KyleP

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    A few names off the top of my head, yet to be mentioned:

    Pep Guardiola
    Rui Costa
    Nils Liedholm
    Juan Sebastián Verón
    Gianni Rivera
    Gheorghe Hagi
    Falcão
    Zvonimir Boban
    Deco
    Enzo Francescoli
    Juan Roman Riquelme
    Alfredo di Stéfano
    Fernando Redondo
    Lothar Matthäus
    and many, many more...
     
  6. Pass-n-Go

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    "I hear Glenn Hoddle has found God. That must have been one hell of a pass."
     
  7. kingkong1

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    Nobody cited yet the undisputed master of the long pass - Gérson.

    (see Brz 3rd goal)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_3nRplehGk"]YouTube- World Cup 1970 Final - Brazil 4:1 Italy[/ame]
     
  8. kingkong1

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    Nobody cited yet the undisputed master of the long pass - Gérson.

    (see 3rd Brz goal)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_3nRplehGk"]YouTube- World Cup 1970 Final - Brazil 4:1 Italy[/ame]
     
  9. braine

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    Noone mention yet Ronald Koeman...he had an excellent long pass !
     
  10. lost

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    aparently took 2 season for liedholm to miss a single pass for milan, resulting in a 5 minute ovation from the crowd. probably bs but a hell of a legend to have about a player.

    best passer is a toughie. is it best at the long ball like becks or koeman, or is it consistency and maintaining possesion, like liedholm or ray wilkins (always passed it sideways or back, never forward), or is it vision, like pele or zz.
     
  11. gmonn

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    I don't know about top ten, but Xavi should be mentioned. His passing display against Arsenal surely impressed Zico, Maradona, and Platini
     
  12. argentine soccer fan

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    Ricardo Bochini. One of the best passers of all time, no doubt.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfkKispuefE"]YouTube- Compilado de Ricardo BOCHINI[/ame]
     
  13. maestri09

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    would crossing be the same as passing, or would that be a different category?

    Because I think David Beckham is a superior crosser, but not the type to make all kinds of passes.
     
  14. aguimarães

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    Diego Maradona

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--ACUzCCza8"]Maradona passing[/ame]

    Zinedine Zidane

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pPmP-Zege8"]Zidane assists[/ame]

    Gheorghe Hagi

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bBKYAw7shs"]GHEORGHE HAGI LEGENDARY[/ame]

    Ronaldinho

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a38dZ70JNVQ"]Ronaldinho: The King of Pass[/ame]

    Zico

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXAUMHdoIt0"]Zico Brazil passing_1[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-iNbr1EMgQ"]Zico Brazil passing 2[/ame]

    Fernando Redondo
    Giancarlo Antognioni
    Paul Gascoigne
    Luis Figo
    Carlos Valderrama
     
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    Raymond Kopa as well, the guy who delivered no less than nine assists in WC58.
     
  16. anandavision

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    Best Key Passers are:

    <70's
    Gerson, Rivelino, Kopa, Netzer, Cruijff

    80's
    Platini, Zico, Fransescoli, Maradona, M. Laudrup, Socrates

    90's
    Zidane, M. Laudrup, Baggio, Beckham, Hagi, Figo

    00-now
    Xavi, Zidane, Pirlo, Messi (yes, he's a brilliant passer!)

    :cool:
     
  17. RoyOfTheRovers

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    [Agreed 100% that "The Maestro" was arguably England's greatest ever midfield general. Even though he was "daft as a brush" at times, Gazza is another name that should be included IMHO. Ivor Broadis, Raich Carter, & Wilf Mannion were fantastic distributors whose names unfortunately seem to be fading from memory. If you open it up to the rest of Britain & the RoI names like Ivor Allchurch, "Slim Jim" Baxter, Liam Brady, & Billy Steel should be added to the list as well.]
     
  18. kingkong1

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    It's a mistake not seeing Pelé & Tostão as key passers in the <70's too.

    As much as Gérson & even more than Rivelino.

    Among several examples the most startling was the anthological 3-second sequence of passes between Tostão-Pelé which culminated with Jair's winning goal against England - the key game of the 1970 Cup (& IMHO the most important of all Cups).

    Pure anthology.;)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn4Zgosq4cM&feature=related"]YouTube- Copa 1970 - Gol Jairzinho - Brasil 1x0 Inglaterra[/ame]
     
  19. PDG1978

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCi-I4wl1I&feature=related"]YouTube- Michael Laudrup...Assists & Deep Passes[/ame]
     
  20. kingkong1

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    Just saw two and a half minutes of the clip.

    That's enough.:p

    Thanks for the gift.

    World-class elite passing - undoubtedly.

    Have to seat & watch those masterpieces more closely after dinner.:)
     
  21. PDG1978

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    That's ok. There's some other great passes he makes on other compilations too but this one is about passing so I posted it. Probably quite a few great passes not on Youtube by him too, although there is a user that has lots of footage of his career.
    Thanks for the Tostao/Pele/Jairzinho clip. Great teamwork, although I'd seen it before of course - even though it's against my country it still looks like a beautiful move;), from a great World Cup team.
     
  22. Gregoriak

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    Unmentioned so far is arguably the greatest German passer ever (together with Günter Netzer): Wolfgang Overath. A true master at spraying long, exact passes.
     
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    Than you are a terrific passer,one of the best in the world, and it happens you lost your spot at the NT coz of a countryman is it too !!!
    Frankie Vercauteren provided tons of goals with his curling crosses mainly for Anderlecht and the NT...


    Nowadays Xavi is undoubtly one of the best passers in the world.
     
  24. DanFla

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    for me Gerson should be on the list too
     
  25. kingkong1

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    Why not reading the thread before posting? :mad: ...
    :cool: ...
     

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