The Player Performance Evaluation

The scorecards is an evaluation result of the systematic implementation project as specified in methodology. This result is the last update version of Positional Hall of Fame (Major Hall). The main procedures of implementation is specified as following 
  1. Referenced/Determine Rating of player by competition and by season or tournament.
  2. Input the raw rating data into calculation system
  3. Calculate participation amount and loss ratio
  4. Determine the primary proportion of competition levels based on actual participation
  5. Final adjustment of proportion
  6. Calculate Bonus and Conditional Margin
  7. Review/Revise the evaluation result

However, the raw rating has never been completely available and surmise based on involved evidences is permitted. Here shows only final result since the database of calculation is too large and if anyone would like to check the database of calculation by competition level and by player, please contact me. The new evidence or support article is always welcome.


*Update for the end of 2016 -2017 season 


I : Striker





                                                     
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III : Offensive Midfielder







IV : Central Midfielder









V : Offensive Lateral








VI : Defender







VII : Goalkeeper







Statistics

The Most Competitive Position (Average Total Score)
  1. Forward : 78.6
  2. Offensive Midfielder : 77.9
  3. Central Midfielder : 76.4
  4. Defender : 76.4
  5. Offensive Lateral : 75.2
  6. Striker : 74.7
  7. Goalkeeper : 74.7
The highest Rate by Total Score : Pele : 95.6
The Lowest Rate by Total Score : Jan Tomaszewski : 68.4



INDEX : Historical Bonus Status of players

                   John Charles : He is one of few players in history to achieve world-class in both defender and striker role. He also had a great exceptional characteristic to influence his teammate.
                  Just Fontaine : He is the first African born player to achieve in international football with a phenomenon goal record in a single world cup.
                  Isidro Langara : The Spanish civil war largely interrupt his career for 3 years but he made a great return in another continent, South Americas.
                  Fritz Walter : He greatly returned from the World War II. From almost zero state, he notably led West Germany to acquire World Cup trophy.
                  Eric Cantona : He is known as a key player to turn history of Man Utd. The arrival of him salvage Alex Ferguson from a risk state to be sacked.
                  Bobby Charlton : Charlton was suffered from Munich Disaster in both physical and mental but he made a great come back and led Man Utd to win the biggest European trophy and also World Cup.
                  Valentino Mazzola : He was an pioneer of all-round midfielder in Europe.
                  Jose Leandro Andrade : He is a prototype of technical defensive player. He lost an eye but still managed to win the world cup.       
                  Stanley Matthews : He came back from the World War II and sustained his consistency and longevity phenomenally.
                 Billy Meredith : He was a pioneer of spectacular dribbler.
                 Milos Milutinovic : He had a long problem of lung and got surgery but still came back to achieve some good seasons.
                 David Beckham : His iconic personality much contributed to worldwide football popularity.
                 Obdulio Varela : His great leadership to activate Uruguayan players was a main reason of Uruguay's 1950 World Cup winner.
                 Bobby Moore : Moore is one of most iconic players ever for his great impact to his team.
                 Paul Janes : He was a prototype of world-class technical full-back in Europe. He also made a good return from WW II. The Paul Janes stadion is named for his honor.
                Ricardo Zamora : The Zamora trophy is named for his honor.
                Amadeo Carrizo : A pioneer of acrobatic keeping-sweeping style of play.
                Gyula Grosics : A pioneer of keeping-sweeping style of play.
                Jan Tomaszewski : His phenomenon contribution on Polish national team football history.


Statistics 

By Decades
By Nations
00s - 20s
18.5
Germany
42
Uruguay
13
Wales
5
1930s
24
Brazil
41
Scotland
10
Denmark
4
1940s
25
Italy
37
Soviet Union
9
Peru
4
1950s
56.5
Argentina
32
Austria
9
Paraguay
2
1960s
55
England
24
Czechoslovakia
7
Romania
2
1970s
55.5
Holland
20
Sweden
7
Wales
2
1980s
51
Spain
18
Ireland
7
Bulgaria
2
1990s
43.5
Hungary
16
Portugal
6
Chile
1
00s - 10s 
36.5
France
16
Poland
6
Mexico
1
Yugoslavia
14
Belgium
5
Ecuador
1
Liberia/Cameroon
1

By Continents : Europe 268 , Americas 95, Africa 2


* There are 365 player's profiles within the Great Hall of Immortals

* Statistics includes honorable mentions and exclude Manager.
* None of Asian and North African players could make the lists.



Honorable Mentions
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The honorable mentions is available in every position. They are named below top 50 players in a basic performance rating but they're considered to ever achieve world-class performance and was circumstantial effected to major disappearances of the career. 

Note that Honorable Mention is limited at three players for each position.

This is the honorable mention by position.

GK : Bert Truatmann : Never played in national team part
DF : Renzo De Vecchi : The best defender in amateur era but limited circumstance prevent him to the success.
DF : Branko Zebec : Played as DF in the late career and reached world-class
CM : Duncan Edwards : Passed Away since his early career
AM : Dragan Stojkovic  : Got injury and played only full 4 seasons in Europe.
WG : Patsy Gallagher : One of the best wingers in the 1910s but had no opportunity enough internationally.
FW : Eduard Streltsov : He disappeared the majority part of career due to be detained in the prison.
FW : Istvan Nyers  Caps just twice games due to playing aboard.
STK : Ernst Willimowski Top-Class Players whose his career was effected by World War II  
STK : Paolo Rossi : Got injury and disappear for a big part of club career
STK : Tommy Lawton : World War II effect his legend status since his early career.

125 comments:

  1. How can Iniesta and Hagi have the same cond. margin when hagi has higher peak and ability and they have the same lowest stats? I think it's a mistake.

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  2. You must put Pedernera at position 51. on the "worlds all-time greatest footballers"

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    1. As I have replied, please wait for the large update the list between 51th and 100th when all positions of scorecard have been finished.

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  3. Beckham should be in front of Littbarski.

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    1. As aforementioned, 0.1 is not significantly different.
      Note that I have change the rule. If total point is not significantly different. Peak will be judged. Secondary criteria will be basic point.

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    2. Following this rule, Thuram would have to be in front of Vogts? His peak is higher but he is 0.2 points lower in Final Score.
      And when you say "secondary criteria will be basic point" means "only the Basic Total Score" or "the Basic Total Score + the Bonus Point"?

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    3. 0.2 is significant value. Basic score as show in the table isn't include bonus.

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  4. OK, everything have been completed. Now I can't wait for an update of Position Hall of Fame and these player's profiles. The controversy is inevitable for some positions but I hope to see how Messi and Ronaldo 's scorecard will be when this season end up.

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  5. Mattheus should never be at #1 for any position. Very good player with a winning spirit but well short of a legendary talent.

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  6. and 1978 "trofei bravo" did not win Matthaus than Jimmy Case

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  7. Grosics in front of Maspoli.

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  8. Dear, Readers

    All Positions have been adjusted based on evaluation result.

    Summary of in-and-out players as a result from methodological implementation

    Goalkeeper : Zeman and Glaser out, Van Beveren and Stuhlfault in
    Defender : Khurtsilava out, Vierchowod in
    Offensive Lateral : Enrique Garcia out, David Beckham in
    Forward : Manuel Seoane out, Luis Alberto Suarez in
    Striker : Wilimowski and Lanagra arw down to honorable mention, Owen and Drogba in

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    1. Didier Drogba is the logical choice, but Owen is certainly not. Wilimowski certainly deserves his place, and probably Langara. Stuhlfauth was a great goalkeeper. Glaser was even greater. Van Beveren was a level below Stuhlfauth and Glaser. And Zeman was certainly better than Van Beveren. I support the choice of Beckham and Suarez. Big players. Vierchowod I think is insane choice. Khurtisilava was certainly better. And they were also Costacurta and Morten Olsen. Puyol was incomparably better. For S
      oane and specially Garcia looks normal. This is my personal opinion.

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    2. Before I make the list, Owen is not included in top 50 striker. I understand his relative short prime. Langara is actually ahead of him, please check. Wilimowski played too few matches in the first tier league. His prolific scores > 550 goals mostly creates in German regional division during World-War II. He was a phenomenon scorer in World Cup against Brazil but appear only one match.
      Why do you think Glaser is that great ? I admit to name him previously because Croatian expert confirm me about his great status from the old magazine evidence. But when I check his career, he did have a greater conceding record in international career than average.
      Zeman’s career was highly impacted but his injury and his conceding record is relatively too high when compare with goalkeepers in the same era.
      Khurtsilava is a better player in overall skill and I’m not doubt on this point but this list is primarily evaluated by performance in overall career so consistency become one of the most important factors. Khurtsilava was also impacted by injury which lead to short prime career.

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    3. Franjo Glaser (January 13, 1913 in Sarajevo, Austria-Hungary – March 1, 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia) was a Croatian football goalkeeper and football manager, who made his name in Građanski Zagreb.

      One of the best Yugoslavian goalkeepers in history and at his time Glaser was known as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. There were three: Ricardo Zamora, František Plánička & Franjo Glaser. In addition, he is only Yugoslavian footballer who won Yugoslavian championship (before and after WWII) in all three clubs where he played: Beogradski sport klub (BSK Belgrade) - twice, Građanski Zagreb – once and Partizan Belgrade – once. According to his own career records, between 1933 and 1949 Glaser played 1225 games in total!

      Renowned for wearing a cap (always) and not wearing gloves, Glaser was never substituted and saved 73 out of 94 penalties. In addition when he took a penalty, he never missed. He got the nickname 'Iron Fist', by punching the balls sent from a corner all the way over the center line of the field.

      Glaser was born in Osijek where he started play for the local club NK Slavija at the age of 15. Then he moved to NK Hajduk Sarajevo and Concordia Zagreb before joining BSK Belgrade during his military service. In fall of 1933 until January 1937 (during his military service), he played 269 games for Beogradski sport klub (BSK Belgrade) and won Championships (1934/35, 1935/36). In that period, Franjo Glaser played 13 games for Belgrade city selection.

      Then he moved to Zagreb (from January 1937 until May 1945) where he played for Građanski Zagreb and acquired almost a legendary status. For Građanski, Franjo recorded 623 games (1937-45), winning Yugoslav championship in 1937. and 1940. as well as the Croatian championship in 1943. and 1 Cup (1941). For Zagreb city selection Franjo Glaser played 41 games.

      He was member of Partizan Belgrade from club establishment until August 1947. Glaser recorded 91 games for Partizan winning one championship in 1947. After short episode in Partizan, Franjo went to Split where he coached and played for NK Mornar (played in 84 games) till 1949. when he retire from football.

      He played 35 matches for ex-Yugoslavia (1933-40). For Croatia Glaser played 11 matches (1940-44) and scored five goals.

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    4. May i ask in wich part of game, Vierchowod is better than Costacurta?

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    5. Vierchowod is faster which is very advantageous for the final sweeping. I like Costacurta but he is much slower although he has a greater position and marking.

      I also check media rating, Vierchowod get higher peak and also more consistent in overall career.

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    6. I read this article of Glaser for a long time but I am really not sure about its origin source as people could overrate him.

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  9. Figueroa was the best defender of history. You work, is very good, but this calculation is need recheck. Figueroa for individual award, was the best defender of history, never the 10. Maybe you need to add the cateroría of "individual awards", because your analysis is about individual players and not of the collective of a team. Also, the "individual awards" It involves the expert opinion of the time in your context.

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  10. I found a error in this Offensive Midfielder list. By his peak and basic score, Haller has to be the number 34, Orth 35, Rocha 36 and Pirlo 37.

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  11. Vogts has to be in front of Djalma Santos? Djalma have 78.4 final score and Vogts have 78.3 final score, both have A+ hight perform state and A- low perform state. But Vogts has 77.5 basic score and Djalma 77.2 basic score.

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  12. Please wait. Now I'm reset the proportional criteria of international competition which would help players to get less effect from limited opportunity.

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  13. Which player do you think had a highest peak performance: Thuram or Carlos Alberto? I think that Thuram performance in 1998 was the highest performance I've seen in a right-back, but I want to hear your opinion.

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    1. Thuram in 1998 is even the best France player ahead of Zidane and that means he conducts the most impact on the champion of France as he abnormally scored twice goals in that tournament and he never scored in other games his NT career. Carlos Alberto is a greater playmaker but his defensive ability is far inferior to Thuram. In national team tournament, I’d go for Thuram.
      In club level, Thuram obtain around 6.7 rating in the 1996 – 1997 series A season which is the highest rate for defender in history of awards. Note that the season with Parma, Thuram mostly stayed at defensive line. There is no rating evidence found for Carlos Alberto at his peak at club career between 1968 – 1970 (his most successful season with Santos is 1968). As Brazilian football always emphasis offensive strategy, his inferior defensive coverage is not much effect on his performance. In this case is just similar to compare Matthias Sammer and Franco Baresi. But at the peak, Sammer still get favor for his indispensable centralized role. I’d prefer Carlos Alberto in club career as Thuram became rare in supporting attacking game in club career.

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  14. Dear, Readers

    Now the important revision has been completed in details as below ;

    1) The previous proportion consider = or > 90 % of participation standard of international competition is regarded as the given maximum proportion. However, I abolish this condition and participation amount is calculated based on actual participation to help players with limited opportunity get less effects from low point.

    2) Minimum point if international competition has been re-set. Players with lower point than standard table of mutual competition level performance, will be eligible to obtain more point which is also limited by their performance in each competition. By this method, it help to control level of players who had limited opportunity in international competition.

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  15. It's Neuer, not Nauer.

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  16. In your opinion, what years are considered Nílton Santos' peak? And who has a higher peak performance, Nílton Santos or Andreas Brehme?

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    1. I have watched a few videos of Nilton Santos primarily in international country career so I’m not in the best position to determine his peak year. However, Nilton Santos was not selected in all stars team of the 1954 world cup and the 1957 Copa America where Djalma made it. Although the peak years of player is unnecessary to coincide with the team achievement especially for defensive players, the failure of Botafogo in Campeonato Carioca in 1952, 1954, 1955 at below top four in such state championship marks his difficult period during his career. Highlight of his career is definitely existed in the second half 1950s (1956 – 1958) when he was one of the top players in the 1958 World Cup and his mutual success with Botafogo. In 1959, he was capped only twice from total 14 official matches and it is too difficult to count this year as one of his peak seasons.
      Nilton Santos was a great wing-player but his role was not an extreme attacker likes Roberto Carlos as he was fully responsible in three defenders-line. In comparison to Brehme, Nilton is surely a better defensive coverage as Brehme was a natural side-defensive midfielder. By offensive quality, Brehme conducts more accurate crossing and is a superior creative player while Nilton is a great technical player and dribbler. For all that, I see Brehme is more impact on his team’s ball possession and productivity than Nilton thanks for his assists and the great understanding of the tactic. I’d go for Brehme in the peak (but is relatively short).

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    2. Thanks for answering! By the way, your work is amazing and gets better and better every day.

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    3. Thanks you ! It is willingness of exhaustion anyway.

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  17. The statistics of scorecard has been added.

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  18. The top 11, looking like a coach: 1.(gk)-Schmeichel,- 2.(rb)-Lahm,- 3.(lb)-Brehme,- 4.(cd)-Sammer,- 5.(cd)-Kohler,- 6.(cm)-Matthaus,- 7.(amc)-Zidane,- 8.(aml)-M.Laudrup,- 9.(fr)-Messi,- 10.(amr)-Maradona,- 11.(fl)-Ronaldinho.

    The top 11, looking like a football expert: 1.(gk)-Schmeichel,- 2.(rb)-Thuram,- 3.(lb)-Maldini,-4.(cd)-Sammer,- 5.(cd)-Baresi,- 6.(cm)-Matthaus,- 7.(amc)-Zidane,-8.(aml)-M.Laudrup,- 9.(st)-N.L.Ronaldo,- 10.(amr)-Maradona,- 11.(ss)-Messi.

    The top 11, watching as a spectator: 1.(gk)-Neuer,- 2.(rb)-Cafu,- 3.(lb)-R.Carlos,- 4.(cd)-Sammer,- 5.(cd)-Nesta,- 6.(cm)-Xavi,- 7.(amc)-Roberto Baggio,- 8.(aml)-M.Laudrup,- 9.(fr)-Messi,- 10.(amr)-Maradona,- 11.(fl)-Ronaldinho.

    The top 11, looking like a warrior: 1.(gk)-Schmeichel,- 2.(rb)-Bergomi,- 3.(lb)-Maldini,- 4.(cd)-Cannavaro,- 5.(cd)- Puyol,- 6.(dm)-Keane,- 7.(lcm)-Davids,- 8.(rcm)-Matthaus,- 9.(st)-Drogba,- 10.(amc)-Maradona,- 11.(fw)-Suarez.

    The top 11, looking like a statistician: 1.(gk)-Buffon,- 2.(rb)-Thuram,- 3.(lb)-Maldini,-4.(cd)-Baresi,- 5.(cd)-Puyol,- 6.(dm)-Matthaus,- 7.(cm)-Zidane,- 8.(aml)-M.Laudrup,- 9.(fr)-Messi,- 10.(amr)-Maradona,- 11.(fl)-C.Ronaldo.


    Few novelties! Heh-heh! Bye

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  19. I found a few errors. Meazza has to be in front of Moreno. Meredith has to be in front of Conti. Janes in front of Shesternev. Dasaev below Mazurkiewicz, Jennings and Van Der Sar maybe? Zenga in front of Pfaff and Planicka maybe (same final score and same AA- high perform but his low perform is higher, his basic score is lower but only by 0.1, I don't know if that counts)? I hope this helps.

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    1. OK, I have revised. I forgot to re-implement Moreno based on new criteria. 0.1 is not significant value in any comparison. But still, Zenga must be ahead of Marie-Pfaff.

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    2. Janes in front of Shesternev because he has a higher peak performance.
      Zenga not in front of Planicka? They are practically the same in all aspects except in "Low Perform State", where Zenga has A- and Planicka has B+.

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    3. You're right. I need to revise again.

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    4. I checked again and I think I found another mistakes:
      -Ardiles has to be in front of Keane and Davids because of his higher peak.
      -Souness in front of Toninho because of his higher basic score.
      -Ribery first, then Hamrin (because Ribery has a higher international performance), then Czibor (because of his lower Low Perform State) and finally Orsi.
      -Robben in front of Johnstone and Giggs because of his higher basic score.
      -Rahn in front of Loustau because he has a higher peak.
      -Cafu in front of Santamaria because he has a higher basic score.
      -Hierro in front of Wright because he has best international performance.
      -Clemence in front of Zubizarreta because he has a higher peak.
      -Van Beveren in front of Leao because he has has higher skill and higher Low Perform State.

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    5. Ok thanks for help. You are correct on Ardiles as the rule of league comparison.

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    6. As I check case of Wright vs Hierro, it let me set the more criteia. In case of comparison between one and two international participation, the one participant can beat the two if the point is more than both of them. In case more than only one, the difference between them will be compared.

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    7. As I check case of Wright vs Hierro, it let me set the more criteia. In case of comparison between one and two international participation, the one participant can beat the two if the point is more than both of them. In case more than only one, the difference between them will be compared.

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    8. I'm not sure if I understood you correctly. In this case Hierro has to be in front of Wright?
      Wright = 33.5 points for international competition
      Hierro = 16.7+25.4 = 42.1 points for international competition

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    9. It is not directly compared like that because they have different proportion. So let see in percent. Wight get 76.2 more than both of Hierro (75.8 and 74.7). If I assume Hierro’s international club point is at 77, the difference will be compared between (77 – 76.2 = 0.8) and (76.2 – 74.7 = 1.5) and it can see Wright’s margin is still better in example.

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    10. Ok, now I understand. Thanks for your clarification.

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    11. Why Gullit has Age Bonus but no points? Also Djalma Santos, Albertosi, Preud'homme and Ramallets has bonus points but you do not specify what kind of bonus is.

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  20. The "Offensive Lateral" image is not displayed correctly, is very small.

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  21. This season is ending, so have you intended to update the scorecard and honours of each superstar yet?

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    1. Sure, I will complete it soon start from now on.

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  22. In the Forward category, is there a reason Cruyff is over di Stefano though he has a lower final score according to your calculations?

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    1. Lower only 0.1 is not significant to take difference. It is required more than 0.2.

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  23. Your vision of analysis is collective, not individual.
    In the individual Elías Figueroa is the best defender of history.
    Only Beckenbauer got the same level of recognition that Figueroa,
    but Beckenbauer also recognizes to Figueroa
    when compared with him.

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    1. Heroecauno ? Your comment is dependent of cultural rating in your area. I said many time Figueroa is ranked better in domestic football and pure skill but he is lack of international success so his legend status must be limited.

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  24. Souness still has to be in front of Toninho because of his higher basic score. And you forget to indicate the type of bonus of Djalma Santos (I think that is Age Bonus).

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  25. Robben has to be in front of Giggs (higher Basic Score and higher Total Skill).

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  26. How often do you update your rankings?

    Btw, i love your site, keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks. In top 50 list, I basically update at least in every half of season for the progression of performance. However, it could revised in any time if an additional evidence/knowledge could conduct to the change.

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  27. Don't you think that Robben deserves AA in his High Perform State? In the last World Cup he was almost unstoppable. He also has excellent matches with Bayern Munich in recent years. You put an AA to Figo who, in my opinion, was not better than Robben in terms of High Perform State, at least at the same level.

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    1. Figo in the peak was not only a great dribbler and creator but also prolific scorer and won FIFA World Player of the Year. Robben is just quicker

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    2. Ok. And what you think about Cannavaro? In my opinion, he deserves AA- in High Perform State, at the same level as Nesta. His performance was amazing at the World Cup 2006, he was a human wall.

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    3. He was better than Nesta in international country career but the peak is considered based on domestic career also. Cannavaro is as tough as Nesta in the peak but he was not capable to set the game in an usual manner as lacking of technique. He often kick the ball without destination.

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    4. I have another question for you. If you have to make a ranking about the peak performances of Chumpitaz, Domingos Da Guia and Santamaría, how would it be? I saw that you put Santamaría in the eight place in "The Greatest Pure Defensive Performers Ever" list.

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    5. I always includes technical ability in peak performance. Santamaria is clearly inferior to other two. Historically, I had prefer choose Domingos Da Guia when he performed an incredible standard of era that defensive players were much less developed than nowadays. However, he was too limited in international opportunity to be ranked higher than Chumpitaz in overall career performance.

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    6. I understand. And for you who was the best and the worst in defensive skills only? Santamaría was the best and Da Guia the worst?

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    7. I think so. Santamaria was very tough marker. Da Guia would be fit to advanced sweeper role in the next eras. He is not known as an extreme defensive-minded player. Chumpitaz was very tough but he was not great in aerial game.

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  28. Why did Charles receive 2 points historical bonus? Billy Meredith has only 0.7 for historical and age bonus and I think that he should have way more.

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    1. The historical bonus is given to 1) Player who has an remarkable role in turning his team's history. 2) The iconic player who has an influential characteristic on the pitch. Charles is given bonus at 0.8 point as the most influential player to turn Wales history to qualify for the World Cup final as the only time in history and by 1.2 point for the second item.

      Meredith is given bonus for the second item just 0.3 point. He was an outstanding player but not as influential as Charles and not got to specially turn history with his clubs.

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  29. The High Perform State of Moreno, Cubillas, Nílton Santos, Yashin, Zoff, Buffon, Banks, Schmeichel, Maier, Kahn and Zamora are not the same in "Competition Level-Based Greatest Ever".

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    1. The defenders and goalkeepers have not been rated the same between the mentioned lists because difference of sampling group. When GK and DF compare to other position, their peak is relatively lower. For Moreno and Cubillas, I’ll review again.

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  30. Is Messi updated in this list?

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    1. Yes, already updated and his score has been up by 0.4 point for the 2015 Copa America.

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    2. Seems unlikely he will reach Maradona?

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    3. It is still moderately possible to overtake Maradona but I think it is too difficult to surpass Pele.

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  31. I saw your list "The Highest Defender's Peaks of All-Time", but I think that is outdated because in this "Player Evaluation Result" you change a lot of things. For you who has a higher peak: Bobby Moore or Elías Figueroa?

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    1. OK, I’ll review that list. I’m more impressive in Figueroa. He was better physically and is seen to win the ball in more advanced way.

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  32. Still no Neymar?

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    1. He is forecast to appear in top 50 in the next season.

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  33. Robben should be in front of Ribery.

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  34. Why don't you add point for Petr Cech and Ibrahimovic? They're having supreme international class according to Whoscored. They're the main reason for the 1st place of their own club

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    1. They are unintentionally omitted. I'll update when I have time.

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    2. Ibra has been updated. L.Suarez is also found to slightly overrated so his rank has been down by 2

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    3. Tks a lots. You're the most hard-working journalist I've ever known, even if you were born in a developing country like Thailand. Huge respect from Vietnamese!

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    4. Lol, thanks anyway. Journalist’s literature works could be not so hard but I think it is hard as a researcher when I need to collect the large database and methodologically implement.

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  35. In Argentina there is an eternal debate: Who was better? Fillol or Carrizo? I saw that you put a B+ for Fillol and an A- for Carrizo in Total Skill (maybe because of the "sweeper-keeper" abilities implemented by Carrizo?). But, in your opinion, who had a higher peak performance?

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    1. Honesty, I rate Carrizo better in skill from what I read from South American articles but never saw and analyze the peak of Carrizo in Video as it is rare. When the project of skill analysis will start, I will be looking for watching them.

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  36. Djalma Santos is the brazilian right-back with the highest total performance. But for you, who has a a higher peak: Djalma Santos or Cafu? I know that they played in diferent eras (football has changed), but for me Cafu seems better at his peak.

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  37. I know you are busy, but I was just wondering when will you update for Copa America and Euro 2016? :)

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    1. I already updated before you ask. Please notice.

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  38. In doméstic... Didi and Best > Messi????????

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  39. Have you calculated Neymar's score? How far from top 50 forwards is he?

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    1. I incompletely calculated. When I found his domestic point is still below standard of top 50 material, I discontinue to calculate more. I think he would appear in top 50 when the first half of next season will be ended in not injury or played too bad.

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    2. Thanks for the answer.

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  40. It would be nice if you could write a reason for every players historical bonus.

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    1. Good idea, I'm surely going to specify the reason.

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    2. Are you going to write it in the article or somewhere else?

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    3. I'm going to write in remark below the scorecard. Please just wait, it should be done within next 3 - 4 days.

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    4. The explanation of historical bonus status for each player has been written in the index at the bottom area of this page.

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    5. Great, I expected that Billy Meredith bonus is for his contribution in players' union. You just missed Varela and Beckham.

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    6. OK, I have added for Beckham and Varela.

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  41. For starters, this is amazing! Very comprehensive. Have you updated for the past season? Interested to see where some of the current greats rank as of this year.

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    1. I actually have updated for the first half of the 2016 - 2017 season

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  42. Have you not considered breaking down the defence bracket into central defenders and 'defensive laterals' as you have titled them? Also I'm interested as to how matthaus has ended with such a high score. I mean he was a wonderful leader and a great force but I'd never considered him as talented as xavi or Andrade

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    1. This topic of discussion is quite popular to this list. I see Matthaus is limited in talent and he was one of top players in the world just 3 years. However, he sustain his consistent career phenomenally and his complete ability is also noteworthy exceptional. Xavi is more talent but he is really a teamwork player. I mean he always need a effective offensive players in front him since he could not go advance well and his defensive ability is average.

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  43. I am a huge fan of your work, I have tons of positive things to say about it and only one criticism. You severely underrated players from last 10-15 years. Attacking players are slightly underrated but defensive players are hugely underrated, no active defender is in top 50 defenders and that's a disgrace. No Terry, Vidic, Alves or Ramos (who is ranked as 82. center back by you!!). I honestly don't know why you disrespect them that much when they are arguably better than defenders of yesterday because of physical fitness and much better defensive schemes.

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    1. Hi, you could see most of defenders appeared in top 50 possesses some impressive technique with great defensive qualification. Terry and Vidic was very tough, strong with accurate tackling but they played against weaker attackers in the modern era than the past so their performance could be limited and also both of them rather has a short prime if compare to the others, Daniel Alves and Sergio Ramos are not great enough in defensive quality. However, I'm improving the list of the 9 x 100 positional ranking list and will consider these players if they have been underrated.

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    2. See, you always say that thing about "weak era" but do you have anything to back it up? Why are attackers of the past better?

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    3. In the modern era football, the average of players ability is increased as a result of physical and tactic development while the top level players are also reduced in average number. Rare attackers came close to Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the last decade. You can see many nations have no great successor and the most obvious choices are Eastern European nations, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, England, etc.

      The fact that football in modern era is more emphasis in tactic than the past. Defenders are also more facilitated with the effective defensive system while defenders needed more individual ability to intercept the opponents.
      Vidic was dominant enough in defensive line and his longevity is a main problem. Terry made a rare mistake and very reliable but limited in his sweeping role that most of situations are not too difficult for him because Chelsea always packed its condensed-defensive. In 1-to-1 battle against great technical and fast player, he was really not outstanding.

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    4. Ok, I respect those arguments but I think that it's so much that there are not many great attackers, it's just that Messi and Ronaldo are so much above everybody else. If Messi and Ronaldo weren't here others would be held in higher regard. I also think that Messi and Ronaldo are a bit underrated by you but not by much.

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  44. Are there any players here that played multiple positions and would have higher score if combined? I noticed that's the case for John Charles.

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    1. As I remember, only Sarosi is in the same case. Note that performance in any other position than categorized position is included in calculation but just 50 %.

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    2. I thought that may be the case with him but he has the same basic score here and in all-time greatest players list.

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  45. Xabi Alonso is missing from the table.

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    1. Ok, Thanks. I updated him and then I used the file is not the last update version. I have solved it.

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  46. Have you calculated ability rating for all of these players or just skill?

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    1. Only skill because total ability is calculated for comparing players in different position only.

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  47. The percentages of 3 competition levels are a bit off for a lot of players, almost every player that I checked. They are almost always a bit above 100%. For example Maradona: 49+17+35=101%

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    1. That is about decimal. As column is very compressed because of limited width, the decimal is disappeared.

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    2. Oh yeah, I see it, but in Cruyff's case int. country score is not the same as in all time greatest players list.

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    3. It is implemented in different criteria between positional list and footballers list. Positional list is more flexible in limitation of opportunistic factor.

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    4. Oh, I didn't know that, I noticed the difference in Meazza's case too. Now it all makes sense, thanks.

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  48. The total skill of Beckenbauer is wrong. And the goalkeeper list is repeated four times.

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    1. It is actually not wrong. I set a special case for Beckenbauer who is better than A+ in defender position because he has another superb offensive ability.

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  49. Do you change the total skill of Buffon? Or I'm incorrect? I think that it was an A before, not an A+.

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    1. I change because I have some revision is skill analysis database.

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