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Zico Vs Zidane (with a poll!)

Yeah, bringing this one up again because in my eyes it's clear Zico was the better of the two and quite clearly. He could do everything Zizou could style wise, plus he scored more goals and had those ridiculous free kicks and a degree of pace too.

So yeah, best player ever beginning with Z = Zico.
 

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Zico, easiest poll you have done in a long time Rob.

Better goalscorer, scorer of better goals, better in the air, better with the ball at his feet, better with volleys, better at freekicks, better at dribbling, more creative. Struggling to think of an area where Zidane compares favourably? Zidanes bigger?
 

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Zico, easiest poll you have done in a long time Rob.

Better goalscorer, scorer of better goals, better in the air, better with the ball at his feet, better with volleys, better at freekicks, better at dribbling, more creative. Struggling to think of an area where Zidane compares favourably? Zidanes bigger?
really?
i wish to have seen him playing.
 

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nonsence, Zico in his all carrier wasn't done 20% of Zidane's succes..

he can't be mentioned in same sentence with Zizou..

he never made succes on world cup, and in europe he played only 2 seasons in avarage udinese, ou i see now, he won intercontinental cup, biggest competition on planet.. :D
 

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Zinedine Zidane

UEFA Club Football Awards, Best Midfielder: 1997/1998
World Soccer Player of the Year: 1998
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2003
FIFA Silver World Player of the Year: 2006
FIFA Bronze World Player of the Year: 1997, 2002
European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d'Or): 1998
UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player: 2001/2002
UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll (Best European player of the past 50 years): 2004
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball Award: 2006
FIFPro World XI Team: 2005, 2006
Onze d'Or: 1998, 2000, 2001
UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament: 2000
FIFA All-Star Team: 1998, 2006
UEFA BEST XI: 2001, 2002, 2003
Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur: since 1998
Torchbearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics
Prince of Asturias Awards nomination in the Sports category, 2006.
 

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While at Flamengo, Zico was a key player during the most glorious period of the team's history. Along with many other titles, in his first period at Flamengo he led the team to victory in the 1981 Copa Libertadores, the 1981 Intercontinental Cup, and four national titles (1980/82/83/87). On the field, Zico made goals in all imaginable ways, was also a great assister and team organizer, and was known for his excellent vision of the field. He was a two-footed player and an expert at free kicks.

In a multi-million dollar transaction, he was hired to play for Udinese, in Italy, from 1983 to 1985. Though leaving some Brazilian fans in sadness, he led Udinese to be among the best Italian teams. In Italy, Zico had personal disputes against Juventus's Michel Platini and Napoli's Diego Maradona. In the 1983-84 Italian League season, Zico scored 19 goals - one less than the championship top scorer Platini, having played 6 matches less than the French footballer.

With 731 matches for Flamengo, Zico is the player with the 2nd most appearances for the club. His 508 goals make him the club's top scorer ever.

so yeah zico hasnt won anything? or had any success ?
 

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JAMAICA said:
he never made succes on world cup, and in europe he played only 2 seasons in avarage udinese, ou i see now, he won intercontinental cup, biggest competition on planet.. :D
are you serious, Europe wasn't the be all in them days like it is now, his team brushed up the full strength European champs with consumate ease, and that was the 3rd time in 5 years Liverpool were kings of Europe.
 

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Zinedine Zidane
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Individual honours

* 1974 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1974 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 49 goals
* 1976 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 56 goals
* 1977 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1980 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
* 1981 Libertadores Cup Top Scorer - 11 goals
* 1981 Intercontinental Cup Best Player
* 1981 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1981 World Footballer of the Year - Guerin Esportivo (Italy), El Balón (Spain), El Mundo (Venezuela), Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1982 World Cup Bronze Boot
* 1982 World Cup All-Star Team player
* 1982 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
* 1982 Brazilian Top Scorer of the year - 59 goals
* 1982 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1982 South American Footballer of the Year - El Gráfico (Argentina), El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1983 Player of the Year - World Soccer Magazine (England)
* 1984 Second highest scorer of the Italian League - 19 goals
* 1984 Italian League Player of the Year
* 1992 Japan Soccer League record for goals scored in consecutive matches - 11 goals in 10 straight matches
* 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Top Scorer - 12 goals
* 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Best Player
* Top Scorer in Flamengo's history - 508 goals
* Top Scorer in Maracanã Stadium's history - 333 goals
* World Soccer Players of the 20th century
* FIFA 100
 

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well, appearently what has missed zico is to win a world champion title. for the top scoring stuff, everybody knows that zidane was more a playmaker, an assister than a scorer, not that he wasn't capable to score, it's just he prefered to let the job to the striker.
wonder which sort of beach soccer would have been zidane, certainly too much physical for him.
 

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Zico

* 1974 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1974 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 49 goals
* 1976 - Set a goal record in a single season as a Flamengo player - 56 goals
* 1977 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1980 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
* 1981 Libertadores Cup Top Scorer - 11 goals
* 1981 Intercontinental Cup Best Player
* 1981 South American Footballer of the Year - El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1981 World Footballer of the Year - Guerin Esportivo (Italy), El Balón (Spain), El Mundo (Venezuela), Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1982 World Cup Bronze Boot
* 1982 World Cup All-Star Team player
* 1982 Brazilian Championship Top Scorer - 21 goals
* 1982 Brazilian Top Scorer of the year - 59 goals
* 1982 Brazilian Footballer of the Year - Placar Magazine (Brazil)
* 1982 South American Footballer of the Year - El Gráfico (Argentina), El Mundo (Venezuela)
* 1983 Player of the Year - World Soccer Magazine (England)
* 1984 Second highest scorer of the Italian League - 19 goals
* 1984 Italian League Player of the Year
* 1992 Japan Soccer League record for goals scored in consecutive matches - 11 goals in 10 straight matches
* 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Top Scorer - 12 goals
* 1995 Beach Soccer World Championship Best Player
* Top Scorer in Flamengo's history - 508 goals
* Top Scorer in Maracanã Stadium's history - 333 goals
* World Soccer Players of the 20th century
* FIFA 100
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yes.. Zico was almost striker, Zinedine wasn't, he was pure midfielder.. 70% of Zico's awards are for best scorer bla bla bla.. and every

Zidane

UEFA Club Football Awards, Best Midfielder: 1997/1998
World Soccer Player of the Year: 1998
FIFA World Player of the Year: 1998, 2000, 2003
FIFA Silver World Player of the Year: 2006
FIFA Bronze World Player of the Year: 1997, 2002
European Footballer of the Year (Ballon d'Or): 1998
UEFA Champions League Most Valuable Player: 2001/2002
UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll (Best European player of the past 50 years): 2004
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball Award: 2006
FIFPro World XI Team: 2005, 2006
Onze d'Or: 1998, 2000, 2001
UEFA European Championship Player of the Tournament: 2000
FIFA All-Star Team: 1998, 2006
UEFA BEST XI: 2001, 2002, 2003
Chevalier (Knight) of the Légion d'honneur: since 1998
Torchbearer for the 2004 Summer Olympics
Prince of Asturias Awards nomination in the Sports category, 2006.
Zidane
Girondins de Bordeaux
UEFA Cup
Runners Up: 1995/1996
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1995

Juventus F.C.
Serie A: 1996-1997, 1997-1998
European Super Cup: 1996
Intercontinental Cup: 1996
Italian Super Cup: 1997
UEFA Champions League
Runners Up: 1996-1997, 1997-1998

Real Madrid
La Liga: 2002-2003
UEFA Champions League: 2001/2002
Intercontinental Cup: 2002
European Super Cup: 2002

France
FIFA World Cup: 1998
Runner Up: 2006
European Championship: 2000
Confederations Cup: 2001, 2003
Zico
Club honours
Rio State Championship 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1979 (special), 1981, 1986
Brazilian Championship 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987
Libertadores Cup 1981
Intercontinental Cup 1981
J.League 1st Stage Championship 1993

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International honours
1978 FIFA World Cup: Third place
1982 FIFA World Cup: Round 2 (5th place)
1986 FIFA World Cup: Quarter-finals (5th place)
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uncomparable.. Zidane by long shot :strong: :thumbsup:
 

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Jern Lizardhous said:
yeah Zico missed a WC, but what a side that was in 1982, them bloody Italians had to spoil the show just as the world was lovin' it. :doh:
how many world cups did he play?
zidane played 3 world cups, well, the one of 2002 he was injured, so let's say he played 2 world cups. you know what has been his contribution.
 

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I don't care what anyone says, I refuse to give up hope that Zico and Maradona will come out of retirement :hopeful:
 
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