Created: Thursday, December 22, 2011, at 18:32:07 EDT

Ultimate Soccer Draft

Who would be your top pick in the draft?
Pele
36% 2517 votes
Diego Maradona
14% 992 votes
Lionel Messi
32% 2242 votes
Johan Cruyff
7% 465 votes
Franz Beckenbauer
4% 254 votes
Alfredo di Stefano
1% 97 votes
Other
5% 335 votes
Total: 6902 votes
Who would be your top choice at goalkeeper?
Lev Yashin
23% 1540 votes
Peter Schmeichel
22% 1515 votes
Dino Zoff
4% 262 votes
Gordon Banks
4% 243 votes
Sepp Maier
2% 137 votes
Gigi Buffon
13% 864 votes
Edwin van der Sar
7% 496 votes
Oliver Kahn
13% 892 votes
Iker Casillas
8% 542 votes
Other
4% 305 votes
Total: 6796 votes
Who would be your top choice at fullback?
Giacinto Facchetti
4% 269 votes
Carlos Alberto
10% 667 votes
Lillian Thuram
6% 377 votes
Roberto Carlos
34% 2288 votes
Paolo Maldini
33% 2218 votes
Nilton Santos
3% 213 votes
Paul Breitner
3% 234 votes
Andreas Brehme
2% 135 votes
Other
5% 317 votes
Total: 6718 votes
Who would be your top choice at center back?
Franz Beckenbauer
71% 4774 votes
Bobby Moore
8% 564 votes
Franco Baresi
8% 516 votes
Marcel Desailly
3% 177 votes
Elias Figueroa
4% 274 votes
Domingos da Guia
1% 88 votes
Gaetano Scirea
1% 43 votes
Other
4% 288 votes
Total: 6724 votes
Who would be your top choice at defensive midfield?
Obdulio Varela
3% 193 votes
Frank Rijkaard
17% 1131 votes
Lothaur Matthaus
31% 2045 votes
Claude Makelele
15% 989 votes
Roy Keane
17% 1136 votes
Falcao
11% 729 votes
Other
7% 450 votes
Total: 6673 votes
Who would be your top choice in midfield?
Diego Maradona
46% 3089 votes
Johan Cruyff
25% 1664 votes
Michel Platini
4% 284 votes
Zico
5% 316 votes
Bobby Charlton
2% 126 votes
Johan Neeskens
0% 24 votes
Didi
1% 55 votes
Xavi
14% 927 votes
Other
4% 282 votes
Total: 6767 votes
Who would be your top choice at forward?
Lionel Messi
68% 4572 votes
Ferenc Puskas
5% 365 votes
Alfredo di Stefano
7% 462 votes
Ronaldinho
7% 468 votes
Cristiano Ronaldo
10% 687 votes
Other
3% 208 votes
Total: 6762 votes
who would be your top choice at striker?
Pele
56% 3789 votes
Marco van Basten
7% 482 votes
Gerd Muller
6% 387 votes
Ronaldo
22% 1508 votes
Eusebio
4% 301 votes
Romario
2% 152 votes
Other
2% 155 votes
Total: 6774 votes
If the draft consisted of only current players in their prime, who would be your top pick?
Lionel Messi
71% 4804 votes
Cristiano Ronaldo
9% 591 votes
Sergio Aguero
0% 16 votes
Wayne Rooney
1% 98 votes
Thierry Henry
3% 235 votes
Ronaldinho
6% 383 votes
Francesco Totti
1% 51 votes
Xavi
3% 175 votes
Kaka
2% 107 votes
Andres Iniesta
1% 71 votes
David Villa
0% 18 votes
Steven Gerrard
2% 114 votes
Samuel Eto'o
0% 23 votes
Other
2% 123 votes
Total: 6809 votes
You're starting a team and want a U-22 franchise player for the next 10 years. Who would be your top pick?
Neymar
40% 2652 votes
Eden Hazard
8% 546 votes
Mario Goetze
16% 1060 votes
Jack Wilshere
11% 710 votes
David de Gea
4% 266 votes
Thiago Alcantara
8% 529 votes
Xherdan Shaqiri
2% 102 votes
Iker Muniain
2% 126 votes
Other
9% 608 votes
Total: 6599 votes
Who would be your top choice among active coaches?
Pep Guardiola
30% 2047 votes
Arsene Wenger
8% 535 votes
Jose Mourinho
20% 1358 votes
Alex Ferguson
24% 1624 votes
Joachim Loew
4% 282 votes
Fabio Capello
3% 214 votes
Jurgen Klopp
2% 165 votes
Andre Villas-Boas
1% 93 votes
Rafa Benitez
2% 106 votes
Other
5% 306 votes
Total: 6730 votes

This poll is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general nor the public as a whole.

 
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