The Most Skillful Players Ever

* This paper is to be improved as one of the skill evaluation project parts. It is scheduled to finish in the end of 2017. 


Rating of football skill is to measure skills of football in their prime and comply data to calculate to obtain total skill. Skill is measured from highest stable state of performance of any player which has to be exist in at least one season. Football skill includes both physical and playing skill.


                                                  Table of Criteria





*Remark Trequartista position is calculated in average criteria between offensive midfielder and forwards



Result of Calculation

Rank
GK
SB
FB
WB
1
Yashin
Maldini
Maldini
R.Carlos
2
Zoff
N.Santos
Facchetti
Brehme
3
Banks
Facchetti
D.Santos
Nelinho
4
Buffon
D.Santos
N.Santos
N.Santos
5
Schmeichel
Krol
Schnellinger
C.Alberto
6
Mazurkiewicz
C.Alberto
Krol
Junior
7
Zamora
Thuram
Thuram
Alves
8
Trautmann
Cabrini
Vogts
Marinho
9
Dasaev
Brehme
Janes
Arce
10
Beara
Schnellinger
Ubanczyk
Sosa
11
Planicka
Briegel
Zanetti
Bessonov
12
Fillol
Vogts
De Vecchi
Eyzaguirre
13
Jennings
Janes
Briegel
Lovchev
14
Preud'Homme
Zanetti
Allemandi
Cabrini
15
Shilton
Cafu
Mcgrain
Jusufi
16
Carrizo
Jusufi
C.Alberto
Jorginho
17
Kahn
R.Carlos
Foni
Cafu
18
Croy
Cervato
Camacho
Demyanenko
19
Maier
Marzolini
Sesta
Facchetti
20
Hellstorm
Camacho
Cabrini
D.Santos
21
Zenga
Eyzaguirre
Monzeglio
Leandro
22
Hiden
Amoros
Keenor
Zambrotta
23
Glaser
Segarra
Marzolini
Cervato
24
Marie Pfaff
Junior
Munzenberg
Amoros
25
Gilmar
Leandro
Burgnich
Gordillo
26
Schmaccher
Uranczyk
McCracken
Stankovic
27
Casillas
Lizarazu
Segarra
Lizarazu
28
Combi
Stankovic
Nilsson
Kaltz
29
Schrojf
Allemandi
Cervato
Krol
30
Altobersi
De Vecchi
Hapgood
Maicon
31
Van Der Sar
R.Andrade
Caligaris
Segarra
32
L.Buffon
Sesta
Bossis
R.Andrade
33
Arconada
Mcgrain
Eyzaguirre
Briegel
34
Zeman
Carey
Leandro
Carey
35
Southall
Bessonov
Amoros
Gambetta
36
Iribar
Bossis
Jusufi
Neal
37
Swift
Foni
Stankovic
Zanetti
38
Van Beveren
Jorginho
R.Andrade
Marzolini
39
Pagluica
Kaltz
Swartenbroeks
Maldini
40
Viktor
Gerets
Lizarazu
Armfield
41
Zubizarreta
Armfield
Gerets
Gerets
42
Ramallets
Zambrotta
Wilson
Wilson
43
Leao
Monzeglio
Armfield
Camacho
44
Chilavert
Sosa
Cafu
Janes
45
Rudakov
Munzenberg
Battiston
Thuram
46
Tilkowski
Maicon
Brehme
Mcgrain
47
Cech
Demyanenko
Neal
Bossis
48
Kopke
Burgnich
Junior
Uranczyk
49
Maspoli
Hapgood
R.Carlos
Battiston
50
Clemence
McCracken
Maicon
De Vecchi


Rank
CD
SW
CB
1
Beckenbauer
Beckenbauer
Baresi
2
Baresi
Koeman
Figueroa
3
Figueroa
Sammer
Moore
4
Scirea
Passarella
Scirea
5
Passarella
Hierro
Maldini
6
Zebec
Zebec
Nesta
7
Moore
Dinu
Zebec
8
Sammer
Olsen
Santamaria
9
Maldini
Scirea
Beckenbauer
10
Krol
Blanc
Bergomi
11
Nesta
Popescu
Quincoces
12
Hansen
Pezzey
Shesternev
13
Blanc
Krol
Wright
14
Bergomi
Marzolini
Krol
15
Santamaria
Dorner
Hansen
16
Schnellinger
Da Guia
Nasazzi
17
Da Guia
Apolzan
Chumpitaz
18
Chumpitaz
Vasovic
Zmuda
19
Shesternev
Maldini
Schnellinger
20
Quincoces
Baresi
Kohler
21
Apolzan
Picchi
Cannavaro
22
Khurtsilava
Coelho
Passarella
23
Vasovic
Chumpitaz
Schulz
24
Picchi
Van De Hart
Stam
25
Olsen
Hansen
Desailly
26
Dorner

Vierchowod
27
Ferrara

Ferrara
28
Koeman

Khurtsilava
29
Popescu

Picchi
30
Nasazzi

Gentile
31
Kohler

Tresor
32
Desailly

Franklin
33
Van De Hart

Da Guia
34
Mcgrath

Van De Hart
35
Coelho

Perfumo
36
Franklin

Mcgrath
37
Schulz

Rava
38
Germano

Costacurta
39
Wright

Germano
40
Tresor

Forster
41
Vierchowod

Apolzan
42
Ruggeri

Vasovic
43
Pereira

Blanc
44
Forster

Pereira
45
Popluhar

Dorner
46
Perfumo

Popescu
47
Pezzey

Vidic
48
Jonquet

Sammer
49
Cannavaro

Jonquet
50
Gentile

Olsen


Rank
DM + CM
CM
DM
1
Matthaeus
Didi
Rijkaard
2
Didi
Suarez
Edwards
3
Edwards
Xavi
Ocwirk
4
Rijkaard
Falcao
Monti
5
Falcao
Gerson
Varela
6
V.Hanegem
V.Hanegem
Mackay
7
Ocwirk
Blanchflower
Pluskal
8
Masopust
Baxter
Makelele
9
Bozsik
Redondo
Matthaeus
10
L.Andrade
Masopust
L.Andrade
11
Gerson
Guardiola
M.Silva
12
Breitner
Seedorf
Davids
13
Neeskens
Effenberg
Keane
14
Blanchflower
Sani
Essien
15
Szepan
Netto
Benetti
16
Coluna
Prohaska
Tardelli
17
Baxter
Alvim
Voronin
18
Monti
Bozsik
Robson
19
Hanappi
Hanappi
Velasquez
20
Netto
Matthaeus
Pirri
21
Cajkovski
Giles
Cajkovski
22
Bell
Coluna
Breitner
23
Gerrard
L.Andrade
Stielike
24
Effenberg
Oblak
Vieira
25
Mackay
Bulgarelli
Tigana
26
Pirri
Bell
Neeskens
27
Voronin
Lampard
Gerrard
28
Davids
Breitner
Zito
29
Tardelli
Solich
Rossi
30
Bulgarelli
Bremner
Bremner
31
Xavi
Bo Larsson
Szepan
32
Robson
Clodolado
Souness
33
Redondo
Edwards
Masopust
34
Bremner
Szepan
Bauer
35
Seedorf
Voronin
Bozsik
36
Tigana
Bozhkov
Ardiles
37
Sani
Ocwirk
Szymaniak
38
Clodolado
Neeskens
Bozhkov
39
Rossi
Rijkaard
Didi
40
Alvim
Ardiles
Clodolado
41
Varela
Zito
Smistik
42
Ballack
Cajkovski
Toninho
43
Smistik
Bauer
Ballack
44
Bozhkov
Ballack
Coluna
45
Keane
Pirri
Bell
46
Essien
Velasquez
Netto
47
Vieira
Gerrard
Alvim
48
Lampard
Toninho
V.Hanegem
49
Stielike
Smistik
Hanappi
50
Szymaniak
Stielike
Bulgarelli


Rank
WG
PM
SS
FW
STK
1
Garrincha
Platini
Maradona
Pele
Van Basten
2
Best
Rivelino
Cruyff
Messi
Erico
3
Matthews
Rivera
Di Stefano
Ronaldo
Dean
4
Dzajic
M.Laudrup
Zico
Puskas
Seeler
5
Finney
Zidane
Ronaldinho
Eusebio
Romario
6
Figo
Suarez
Moreno
C.Ronaldo
Kocsis
7
Jairzinho
Kopa
Pedernera
Sindelar
Muller
8
Canhoteiro
Socrates
Zizinho
Meazza
Spencer
9
Keizer
Charlton
Sivori
Baggio
Nordahl
10
Gento
Netzer
V.Mazzola
Rummenigge
Schlosser
11
Julinho
Gullit
Meazza
Leonidas
H.Sanchez
12
Konrad
Hagi
Kubala
Streltsov
Heleno
13
Johnstone
A.Da Guia
Walter
Tostao
Law
14
Czibor
Bochini
Rivaldo
Henry
Bican
15
Loustau
Dobrin
Schiaffino
Reinaldo
Takacs
16
Hamrin
Deyna
Kuzorra
Sarosi
T.Fernandez
17
Milutinovic
Riquelme
Scarone
Weah
Braine
18
Corbatta
Benbarek
Francescoli
Ademir
Zarra
19
Meroni
Liedholm
Cubillas
Albert
Mcgrory
20
Gallagher
Sekularac
S.Mazzola
Van Himst
Morena
21
Orsi
Nedved
Magico
Wilkes
Batistuta
22
Conti
Gascoigne
Orth
Greaves
Lawton
23
Moujiln
Antognoni
Sastre
Stoichkov
Fontaine
24
Giggs
Cueto
Galic
Lenstra
Altafini
25
Morton
Stojkovic
Ivanov
Bergkamp
Klinsmann
26
Joya
Overath
Kaka
Shevchenko
Piola
27
Chalana
Kipiani
Martino
Labruna
Charles
28
Pepe
Rui Costa
M.Ferreira
Wilimowski
Deak
29
Skoglund
Haynes
Zola
Amarildo
Papin
30
Peucelle
Schuster
Jair
Seoane
Mermans
31
Meredith
Iniesta
Boniek
Skoblar
Drogba
32
Basora
Travasoss
Vukas
Asparuhov
Careca
33
Ribery
Alex James
Bobek
Bene
Nistelrooy
34
Hormazabal
Hoddle
Rocha
Zsengeller
Crespo
35
Houseman
Susic
Totti
Riva
Rossi
36
Aage Praest
Giresse
Hidegkuti
Blokhin
Ferreyra
37
Haesler
Onega
Bonev
Nyers
Friedereich
38
Boniperti
Brady
Sotil
Rensenbrink
Hofmann
39
Kostic
Haller
Mannion
Ibrahimovic
Eto'o
40
Michel
Haessler
Pilat
Hitrec
Miguez
41
Rahn
Rai
Savicevic
Fedotov
Vieri
42
Schafer
Scholes
A.Terry
Nejedly
Peyroteo
43
Robben
Petschovski
N.Mendez
Del Piero
Binder
44
Causio
Pirlo
Moller
Schall
Langara
45
Amancio
Yakimov
Gren
Sanfilippo
Shearer
46
Garcia
Romerito
Dalglish
Braine
Voller
47
B.Laudrup
Scifo
Keegan
Heynckes
Lineker
48
Jones
Dirceu
Piantoni
Pontoni
V.Lopez
49
Littbarski
Jurion
Ceulemans
Signori
Artime
50
Bastin
Balaci
Ferrari
Kempes
Trezeguet

13 comments:

  1. Why Stanley Matthews is above George Best in this ranking?

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    1. Skill is only player’s potential. Top Performance will be reached when required skills are fulfilled its high potential coincidently. Matthews’s potential was rated insignificantly superior to George Best (could be equal) but Matthews never reached each of his best skill simultaneously. (details as below in priority of importance).
      1) Creator-Crosser-Team Work : Matthews >> George Best
      2) Dribble : George Best > Matthews
      3) Speed, Agility : George Best > Matthews
      4) Scoring : George Best >> Matthews
      Matthews is superior to George Best in only one major role which is given highest proportion. As I reviews in equal players result of comparison, I add new condition that players which has a more number of better skills will be advantageous. Thanks again for originating great point of improvement.

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    2. Thanks for answering my question! This blog gets better every day!

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  2. Why Ronaldo is listed as forward? Wasn't he a striker?

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    1. That is very good question. It could be seen the positional ranking of total skill is categorized in more number than any other list but there are still equal number of attacker categorizations to the 10 x 100 ranking list. Even so, I set different criteria of categorization base on objective. For total skill ranking, Ronaldo is too much different from poacher in penalty box so his skill would not best fit to striker position in definitive skill. However, the 10 x 100 ranking list definite in wider range of striker as a main scorer role.

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    2. Why isn't he in the winger category? also, I don't understand what the BM category means since Im guessing PM stands for plam maker.

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    3. Whom are you refer should have been in winger list ?
      I have revised category name to easier understanding. DM means destroyer by which very high proportional criteria in defensive quality. CM give more weight in offensive skill. The first box is included both DM and CM list.

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  3. think ribery is nor better than robben. robben has also the better goal and assist average than ribery. robben was only injured a lot, but his potential is higher than ribery's

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    1. Ribery is just slower than Robben but is by far a better creator and crosser.

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  4. hello naratorn wirunhchatapant! i want to ask you can you find me the best possible for a system 3-3-3-1? if you want extra details about the position that i want tell me to explain to you.
    you are the man. only you know

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    1. Do you mean my Best XI of 3-3-3-1 system ?

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    2. yes i care about balance also, not only names. people who play the position for this system perfectly.

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    3. Pele
      Cruyff Maradona Messi
      Zidane Beckenbauer Matthaus
      Maldini Baresi Figueroa
      Yashin

      The 3-3-3-1 formation requires the great semi-side players in all three functional lines. Figueroa is not a semi-side defender in his historical playing but he would be most fit to this role for me even tougher than Thuram, thanks to his great speed. In midfield line, central midfielder should be a deep-lying defensive midfielder as he need to help defensive line very much and at the same times he must be a good creator of the game so I’d not hesitate to go for Beckenbauer. For left-midfielder in this formation, I’d say left-half is most similar to this position and Duncan Edwards is arguably the best left-half ever in hi peak. Anyway, I need to go for Zidane because it would be too defensive when I already choose Matthaus as right-midfielder.


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