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Espn's Top 50 Players At The 2010 World Cup. No Nigerian Player! by TruMantra(m): 7:41am On May 27, 2010
Here is a list of ESPN's top 50 players at the 2010 World Cup. Not surprisingly, no Nigerian player features on the list.
For a while I have argued that Nigeria at this time does not have even 1 top tier player and this list seems to say just that.

1 Lionel Messi, Argentina
2 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
3 Wayne Rooney, England
4 Kaka, Brazil
5 Xavi, Spain
6 Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast
7 Andres Iniesta, Spain
8 Fernando Torres, Spain
9 Steven Gerrard, England
10 Michael Essien, Ghana
11 David Villa, Spain
12 Franck Ribery, France
13 Samuel Eto'o, Cameroon
14 Luis Fabiano, Brazil
15 Iker Casillas, Spain
16 Cesc Fabregas, Spain
17 Gianluigi Buffon, Italy
18 Dani Alves, Brazil
19 Nemanja Vidic, Serbia
20 Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands
21 Maicon, Brazil
22 Frank Lampard, England
23 Andrea Pirlo, Italy
24 Carlos Tevez, Argentina
25 Robin van Persie, Netherlands
26 Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina
27 Diego Forlan, Uruguay
28 Thierry Henry, France
29 Sergio Aguero, Argentina
30 Michael Ballack, Germany
31 Julio Cesar, Brazil
32 Arjen Robben, Netherlands
33 Gerard Pique, Spain
34 Miroslav Klose, Germany
35 Lucio, Brazil
36 Javier Mascherano, Argentina
37 John Terry, England
38 David Silva, Spain
39 Carles Puyol, Spain
40 Nicolas Anelka, France
41 Ashley Cole, England
42 Patrice Evra, France
43 Marek Hamsik, Slovakia
44 Karim Benzema, France
45 Yoann Gourcuff, France
46 Daniele De Rossi, Italy
47 Philipp Lahm, Germany
48 Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast
49 Giorgio Chiellini, Italy
50 Landon Donovan, United States


http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/page/worldcup101-03012010/ce/us/top-50-players-2010-world-cup?cc=5901&ver=us

I'd like to know what the general feelings about this list are and also, is there any Nigerian player that should be on this list?
Re: Espn's Top 50 Players At The 2010 World Cup. No Nigerian Player! by chidichris(m): 9:40am On May 29, 2010
oga,
u are fake, ur list is fake and not current and ur knowledge of football is fake.
if u are close to any soccer news, u will know that essien, ballack and benzema among others are all out of world cup.
if u really like nigerian footballers as u pretend, u can replace these 3 players with at least 3 nigerian players that is if u care.
if u ask me, i know who to fix where to make up my own list of 50.
please in making-up ur list, make sure of who and who that will be in world cup.
finally, such great players as beckham, george weah , ronaldinho etc are all out of world cup as players so be careful who u will include.

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Re: Espn's Top 50 Players At The 2010 World Cup. No Nigerian Player! by abrahym(m): 10:02am On May 29, 2010
wat do u expect
Re: Espn's Top 50 Players At The 2010 World Cup. No Nigerian Player! by TruMantra(m): 4:43am On Jun 01, 2010
chidichris:

oga,
u are fake, your list is fake and not current and your knowledge of football is fake.
if u are close to any soccer news, u will know that essien, ballack and benzema among others are all out of world cup.
if u really like nigerian footballers as u pretend, u can replace these 3 players with at least 3 nigerian players that is if u care.
if u ask me, i know who to fix where to make up my own list of 50.
please in making-up your list, make sure of who and who that will be in world cup.
finally, such great players as beckham, george weah , ronaldinho etc are all out of world cup as players so be careful who u will include.

Chidichris, the list was not drawn up by me. Did you not read my post or see the list? You can take your grouses to the soccernet website.

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