Four Four Two’s Top 100 Soccer Players Bias or Analysis?

4 4 2 best 100 soccer players
4 4 2 best 100 soccer players

The English football magazine “Four Four Two,” published their list of the Top 100 Players. We can argue about the list all day in civil discourse at the local tavern down the street. The reality is, it is almost impossible to measure the best players in the world, because in essence soccer/football is a team game.

There is so much that needs to happen for a player to stand out or come out of his shell. If you have ever played soccer you understand that team cohesion, player quality, planning, club management, finances, individual technique, coaching, junior/base squads as well as many other events influence a player’s rise or failure. With that said, I think it is best to judge a players ease on the field, technique, vision, ease with the ball rather than their club victories.
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Barcelona FC Players Show their YOUTH “ID Cards”

We all were kids once, bright eyed and rosy cheeked snot nosed rug rats. The difference is some of us grew up to be older snot nose human beings. Mere mortals living our daily lives in a zombie comatose of work and personal life. We watch as the peers we played with as youngsters; who were also once bugger nosed twerps, become the elite of soccer right before our very eyes. Life is funny this way, how some folks fall to be unknowns and some folks rise to greatness. We watch as some of our peers grow in wealth, either in soccer or in work, and it sometimes seems  almost effortless for these people. Regardless of your greatness or shortcomings, when looking at Barcelona FC's elites "First ID cards" makes me remember my first card, and I had a bit of nostalgia of my time playing and the chances lost and/or gained. We were all young once, and despite our soccer achievements we should never stop the love or the playing of the game. In essence, the passion still sparkles inside us, regardless of fame and fortune for we are all peasants to the game. Read more