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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old July 17th, 2012, 12:35 Thread Starter
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Era World Positional Ranking : The 1960s

The First Half 1960s


1. Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moscow, Soviet Union)
2. Gilmar (Santos, Brazil)
3. Gordon Banks (Leicester, England)
4. Hans Tilkowski (Dortmund, West Germany)
5. Giuliano Sarti (Inter Milan, Italy)
6. Villiam Schrojf (Slovan Bratislava, Czechoslovakia)
7. Milutin Soskic (Partizan Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
8. Antonio Roma (Boca Juniors, Argentina)


1. Karlheinz Schnellinger (FC Klon, Matova, Roma, West Germany)
2. Djalma Santos (Palmeiras, Brazil)
3. Silvio Marzolini (Boca Juniors, Argentina)
4. Jan Popluhar (Slovan Bratislava, Czechoslovakia)
5. Germano (Benfica, Portugal)
6. Mauro Ramos (Santos, Brazil)
7. Willi Schulz (Schalke, West Germany)
8. Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool, England)

Defensive Midfielder

1. Valery Voronin (Torpedo Moscow, Soviet Union)
2. Dave Mackay (Tottenham, Scotland)
3. Giacomo Bulgarelli (Bologna, Italy)
4. Zito (Santos, Brazil)
5. Svatopluk Pluskal (Dukla Prague, Czechoslovakia)
6. Horst Szymaniak (Catania, West Germany)
7. Dino Sani (AC Milan, Brazil)
8. Nestor Goncalves (Penarol, Uruguay)

Offensive Midfielder

1. Luis Suarez Miramontes (Inter Milan, Spain)
2. Josef Masopust (Dukla Prague, Czechoslovakia)
3. Gianni Rivera (AC Milan, Italy)
4. Bobby Charlton (Man Utd, England)
5. Alfredo Di Stefano (Real Madrid, Spain)
6. Dragoslav Sekularac (Redstar Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
7. Mario Coluna (Benfica, Portugal)
8. Jim Baxter (Rangers, Scotland)
9. Helmut Haller (Bologna, West Germany)
10. Ermindo Onega (River Plate, Argentina)

Offensive Lateral

1. Garrincha (Botafogo, Brazil)
2. Francisco Gento (Real Madrid, Spain)
3. Kurt Hamrin (Fiorentina, Sweden)
4. Pepe (Santos, Brazil)
5. Juan Joya (Penarol, Peru)
6. Amancio (Real Madrid, Spain)
7. Leonel Sanchez (Universidad De Chile, Chile)
8. Jose Augusto (Benfica, Portugal)
9. Juan Seminario (Real Zaragoza, Fiorentina, Peru)
10. Julinho Botelho (Fiorentina, Brazil)


1. Pele (Santos, Brazil)
2. Omar Sivori (Juventus, Italy)
3. Ferenc Puskas (Real Madrid, Spain)
4. Paul Van Himst (Anderletch, Belgium)
5. Milan Galic (Partizan Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
6. Valentin Ivanov (Torpedo Moscow, Soviet Union)


1. Eusebio (Benfica, Portugal)
2. Uwe Seeler (Hamburg, West Germany)
3. Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham, England)
4. Alberto Spencer (Penarol, Uruguay)
5. Denis Law (Man Utd, Scotland)
6. Luis Artime (River Plate, Argentina)
7. Jose Altafini (AC Milan, Italy)
8. Countinho (Santos, Brazil)

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The Second Half 1960s


1. Gordon Banks (Leicester, Stoke, England)
2. Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (Penarol, Uruguay)
3. Jose Angel Iribar (Athletic Bilbao, Spain)
4. Enrico Albertosi (Cagliari, Italy)
5. Dino Zoff (Mantova, Napoli, Italy)
6. Ivan Curkovic (Partizan Belgrade, Yugoslavia)


1. Bobby Moore (West Ham, England)
2. Giacinto Facchetti (Inter Milan, Italy)
3. Carlos Alberto (Santos, Brazil)
4. Karlheinz Schnellinger (AC Milan, Italy)
5. Albert Shesternev (CSKA Moscow, Soviet Union)
6. Velibor Vasovic (Partizan Belgrade, Ajax, Yugoslavia)
7. Willi Schulz (Hamburg, West Germany)
8. Roberto Perfumo (Racing Club, Argentina)
9. Elias Figueroa (Penarol, Chile)
10. Hector Chumpitaz (Universitario, Peru)

Defensive Midfielder

1. Franz Beckenbauer (Bayern Munich, West Germany)
2. Billy Bremner (Leeds United, Scotland)
3. Jose Pirri (Real Madrid, Spain)
4. Varely Voronin (Torpedo Moscow, Soviet Union)
5. Antonio Rattin (Boca Juniors, Argentina)
6. John Greig (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland)
7. Nestor Goncalves (Penarol, Uruguay)

Offensive Midfielder

1. Bobby Charlton (Man Utd, England)
2. Gianni Rivera (AC Milan, Italy)
3. Rivelino (Corinthains, Brazil)
4. Sandro Mazzola (Inter Milan, Italy)
5. Wolfgang Overath (FC Koln, West Germany)
6. Gerson (Botafogo, Brazil)
7. Pedro Rocha (Penarol, Uruguay)
8. Willem Van Hanegem (Feyenoord, Netherlands)
9. Nicolae Dobrin (Arges Pitesti, Romania)
10. Ademir Da Guia (Palmeiras, Brazil)

Offensive Lateral

1. George Best (Man Utd, Northern Ireland)
2. Dragan Dzajic (Red Star Belgrade, Yugoslavia)
3. Jairzinho (Botafogo, Brazil)
4. Jimmy Johnstone (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland)
5. Coen Moulijn (Feyenoord, Netherlands)
6. Amancio (Real Madrid, Spain)


1. Pele (Santos, Brazil)
2. Johan Cruyff (Ajax, Netherlands)
3. Tostao (Cruzeiro, Brazil)
4. Ferenc Bene (Ujpest, Hungary)
5. Paul Van Himst (Anderlecht, Belgium)


1. Gerd Muller (Bayern Munich, West Germany)
2. Eusebio (Benfica, Portugal)
3. Luigi Riva (Cagliari, Italy)
4. Florian Albert (Ferencvaros, Hungary)
5. Georgi Asparuhov (Levski Sofia, Bulgaria)

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1st half 60s:
These were the prime years of Amadeo Carrizo.
I though Di Stefano was donwhill in these years.
I'll swap Bulgarelli and Masopust.

2nd half 60s:
Figueroa must be here. He won 2 times POY award in uruguayan league. 2nd best in South America.

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Di Stefano during the first half of the 60s (maybe 60-63 or 4) was still a very good player. Definitely a top ten guy for this list although he was definitely not what he was in the late 50s.

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I agree with Di Stefano being still a good player in 1st half 60s. But closer to #10 than #1 position in the list, IMO.
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I'd say the focus period is flexible in such a list. In an example case of Charlton, when he start his career and being a world-class player in the very late 1950s, I also consider these performance in the 1st half 1960s. Di Stefano is down to 5th place.
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