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  • Albertini - 79 pres. 3 gol - 1991-2002

    Votes: 23 32.4%
  • Ancelotti - 25 pres. 1 gol - 1981-91

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Antognoni - 72 pres. 7 gol - 1973-83

    Votes: 3 4.2%
  • Bennetti - 55 pres. 2 gol - 1971-80

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Bulgarelli - 29 pres. 7 gol - 1962-67

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Capello - 32 pres. 8 gol - 1972-76

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • De Sisti - 29 pres. 4 gol - 1967-72

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Di Gennaro - 15 pres. 4 gol - 1984-86

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ferraris VI - 28 pres. - 1926-35

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Giannini - 47 pres. 6 gol - 1986-91

    Votes: 13 18.3%
  • Juliano - 18 pres. - 1966-74

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A. Mazzola (Jnr) - 70 pres. 22 gol - 1963-74

    Votes: 20 28.2%
  • V. Mazzola (Snr) - 12. pres 4 gol - 1942-49

    Votes: 5 7.0%
  • Oriali - 28 pres. 1 gol - 1978-83

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tardelli - 80 pres. 6 gol - 1976-85

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • Rivera - 60 pres. 14 gol - 1962-74

    Votes: 34 47.9%

  • Total voters
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Another poll of greats of course

Mazzola Snr and Jnr, Giannini, Tardelli, Antognoni etc.

My 2 choices are: Mazzola Jnr and Giannini :D
 

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Well i know he wasn't the best ever, but for me (and i'm SOOOOO biased when it comes to him as anyone could be) it's Beppe :)

The elegance when he touched the ball, the vision of his passes...grazie grande capitano!

A shame those hooligans ruined his "goodbye" game, a few days after lazio won the title.
 

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you were allowed to name 2 Il principe, but you named just 1 - ah well :D
 

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yes I put Rivera in the numbr 10 section with baggio etc.... i didnt know which 1 to put him in, but seeing as he and Mazzola played in the same Italy team... I put Mazzola as the number 8 and Rivera as the number 10
 

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you were allowed to name 2 Il principe, but you named just 1 - ah well :D
Yeah, but i only could have named a "number 3" but no "number 2" as he had EVERYTHING!

I saw him playing live only once here in Austria, but he was already older, slower and not very motivated...i didn't even care.
Watched him the whole game through!:)
The other 21 on the pitch and the few thousand in the stadium didn't matter for me!
He'll be forever in my memories in "la maglia giallorossa".

(Not the Lecce one-where he played a few last games before retiring, some cynical person could have mentioned now;) )
 

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OK well if a moderator wants to

can he please put Rivera in this poll... asap :) thanx!!!

his stats are 60 pres. 14 gol - 1962-74 if you would like to add them :eek:
 

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Barone would get my vote;)
 

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Rivera and Albertini.

I've seen Deme, but haven't seen Gianni. However, I've heard and read about him and couldn't go passed Milan's Golden Boy.
 

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The first option shouldn't be even an issue to anyone as it's as clear as it gets that the :star:Golden Boy:star: 's sublime class put him into a level beyond the reach of any of the players mentioned in this list. As far as the second place, I haven't been lucky enough to witness these greats in actions. The only ones I've seen since I've been following football are Giannini and Albertini. Personally, I admire any player who's a creator, a fantasista, one that makes things happen and Giannini, was that kind of player. Too bad he didn't have a team around him who was up to his talent to exploit his huge talent to its fullest potential or he could have become one of the best players of his generation. So my second choice would have to be Giannini. However, as to the best tactical or defensive midfielder but with the ability to take the helm of the midfield of the team, then Il Metronomo would have to be seriously considered.

All in all, the first position is beyond any doubt (and it shouldn't be for anyone with that matter...:eek: ) as it's overwhelmingly obvious that :star: Rivera :star: is one of the all time greats. Then the second spot, if we're talking purely offensive skills, then Giannini is the one I'd go with; however, if one is after a more complete, more tactically astitute and defensively versed player, then Albertini.

Cheers.;)
 

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Just to add another: Luisito Monti:

1 Copa América with Argentina, 1927.
1 Silver with Argentina Olympics Games 1928.
1 Sub Champ WC 1930 with Argentina.
1 WC Champ with Italy in 1934.
1 League Argie Title with Huracán, 1921.
3 Three times League Argie titles with San Lorenzo, 1923, 24 y 27.
5 Scudettos with Juventus, 1931,1932,1933,1934,1935. #
1 Copa Italia with Juventus, 1938.

The more strange stuff is that he participate in two world Cups with two countries with great rivalry, and won titles in the Argie League, with one of the oldest rivalries in Argie football: Huracan-San Lorenzo, he sure knew how to get alone with God and the Devil....

# not sure with these one, I doubt between 4 or 5
 
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