Roberto Carlos and defensive qualities?
maldini can be argued to be the best ever in his position. a backplayerWho do you think changed his position more over the years, who was the best in his prime and who will be more remembered in 50 years from now. For Club and Country.
Two truly great ones
Now dont reply the usual crap anwers like RC was better going forward and Maldini was a better defender.
[tub]_vmYujis6TE[/tub]As a left back:
In attack: R Carlos 8.5 > Maldini 8.0
In defense: Maldini 9 > R.Carlos 8.25
Versatility: Maldini 8.5 > R.Carlos 8.0 (Maldini was also a great CB, while Carlos could play well as winger)
Leadership: Maldini 8 > R.Carlos 7
So overall Maldini > R Carlos
Maldini was widely regarded as "best LB " in history ... (with N. Santos as his close rival)
However, it was so funny and ironically,
1- many did not realize that Maldini spent more time as center back then left back.
2- NOT many did know/watch Nilton Santos ... but his name of a few clips on you tube!
I can agree that Maldini was among the very very TOP DF all time but in LB position, he was no way as good as Nilton Santos
Yes N Santos was a much more complete player (not just DF or FB) then R. Carlosroud: what a stud! R. Carlos who?