I hope we get to see some interesting information about some of the other players mentioned in the opening post, as it feels like the usual Maradona-fest at the moment. To kill two birds with one stone, here's di Stefano's description of Sivori (taken from an early-60s biography): "Sivori is a "genial" player but he still can't free himself from the trickery and he plays for himself too much". I have the feeling that there's a huge dichotomy between di Stefano's philosophy of football and modus operandi and what the Argentinian ideal is. Am I right? Certainly, in my head I can draw a line from Sivori to Maradona to Messi with honourable mentions to others, but find it hard to "place" di Stefano in that context. Some people even called him "el Aleman" (the German!) for goodness sake.
More info from that biography to follow, including di Stefano's best XI of that period.
Last edited by Roy Race; December 29th, 2007 at 21:41.