Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
In terms of raw ability I'd rank Ibrahimovic higher than anyone. One of the strongest and most skillful players on the planet. Not to mention an excellent footballing brain.
The thing with Messi winning is that he wasn't at the Euros where Ronaldo, Iniesta and Pirlo all performed excellently. So how do you compare them accurately when 3 of the 4 have been to a massive International competition and one of them hasn't.
It'll come down to the usual duo though because of their mass commercial appeal. This is why Nedved and Schevchenko had to settle for the Ballon D'Or instead of World Player of the Year.
@Europa League - Should take the same format as the FA Cup. It's never going to be that prestigious anymore owing to the current Champions League line-up so they might as well have some fun with it.
If you can imagine Zidane's touch combined with Pirlo's vision and Roy Keane's will to win then you have some idea of the genius of Diego Maradona.
Last edited by Henry Hill : 10-05-2012 at 03:03 AM.