Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Prestigious 2007 du Nord World Best 11

Iker Casillas - Spain & Real Madrid

Daniel Alves - Brazil & Sevilla
Patrice Evra - France & Manchester United
Alessandro Nesta - Italy & Milan
Carles Puyol - Spain & Barcelona

Michael Essien - Ghana & Chelsea
Kaka - Brazil & Milan
Lionel Messi - Argentina & Barcelona
Cristiano Ronaldo - Portugal & Manchester United

Didier Drogba - Cote d'Ivoire & Chelsea
Zlatan Ibrahimovich - Sweden & Inter Milan


Blogger Adam Spangler said...

Fabregas belongs on this list.

12:47 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

hey adam
cesc fabregas is really good
but to me he is not better than any of the 11 i have on there
sorry amigo

12:54 PM  
Blogger brucio said...

i shouldnt be so abrupt

heres an idea -
if you think someone should be added
then who should come off?

12:55 PM  
Blogger Carles said...

What about John O'Brien?

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Thundergunner said...

Great list.

Here's how I see it:
--Casillas, Alves, Kaka, Messi, Ronaldo, and Ibrahimovich must be on the list.
--Central defenders are hard to choose because they don't stand our quite as much; Nesta and Puyol are great choices, but you could also argue for Sergio Ramos (I know he has played RB this season), Kolo Toure, or even Nemanja Vidic.
--LB must be between Evra and Eric Abidal; I think that it is a toss-up and the choice depends on what you need from a LB--Evra provides more offensively, Abidal more defensively.
--The fourth midfield spot is another tough choice. For me, it is between Essien, Fabregas, and Andrea Pirlo. I think that Fabregas has had the best 2007, but I think that Essien would work better with this hypothetical "team."
--Drogba has been amazing this year, but so has Francesco Totti. That said, this team has enough flash and playmaking, so I will take the strength and raw power of Drogba.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous laurie said...

I adore Patrice Evra, and I am thrilled to see him getting recognition at last.

Funny thing is, he's not the current best leftback for the France NT. As Thundergunner points out, he adds a lot offensively, and France currently needs more defense from the position. I don't see him as a regular starter for France unless they swap out Lilian Thuram at centerback for somebody younger.

But I digress. My point: YEA, Evra!!

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dani alves is one of the most overrated players in the world. you should put maicon in place of him (you know the guy who actually starts at right back for brazil).

11:34 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Love Messi, but don't consider him a midfielder. He only plays in the attacking half of the field.

You could put Cesc in for Messi...

8:41 AM  
Anonymous charlton heston said...

I would have to agree with carles, replace Kaka with John O'Brien.

9:52 AM  

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