Freddy Eastwood: officially as good as Maradona

Last week, The Seventy Two used the medium of Twitter to ask you who are the best five players you have seen in the flesh.

The results were, inevitably, skewed by lunacy, sarcasm and a couple of rogue Southend United fanatics.

Nevertheless, the list below still sums up the wide kaleidoscope of footballing talent that dominates our weekends so devilishly. Or something like that.

The official best players in the world ever

Anderson 1
Brett Angell 1
John Barnes 4
David Beckham 3
Dennis Bergkamp 2
Guy Branston 1
Michael Bridges 1
Tomas Brolin 1
Eric Cantona 2
Stan Collymore 1
Kenny Dalglish 1
Marcel Desailly 1
Alan Devonshire 1
Paolo di Canio 1
Lloyd Doyley 1
Freddy Eastwood 2
Cesc Fabregas 1
Luis Figo 1
Robbie Fowler 1
Paul Gascoigne 5
Ryan Giggs 1
Ryan Gilligan 1
Shaun Goater 1
Steve Guinan 1
Ruud Gullit 2
Elvis Hammond 1
Lee Hendrie 1
Thierry Henry 6
David Hirst 1
Glenn Hoddle 1
Andres Iniesta 1
Valerien Ismael 1
Matt Jansen 1
Andy Johnson 1
Juninho 1
Kaka 2
Jacob Laursen 1
Diego Maradona 2
Lionel Messi 8
Ryan McGivern 1
Lloyd McGrath 1
Hayden Mullins 1
Adrian Mutu 1
Ace Ntshoelengwa 1
Mesut Ozil 1
Michele Padovano 1
Robert Pires 1
Andrea Pirlo 1
Chris Powell 2
Robert Prosinecki 1
Rivaldo 2
Romario 1
Ronaldo 3
Ronaldinho 5
Cristiano Ronaldo 3
Wayne Rooney 1
Neil Ruddock 1
Ian Rush 1
Paul Sansome 1
Alan Shearer 2
John Sheridan 1
Jomo Sono 1
Svetoslav Todorov 1
Fernando Torres 2
Bobby Traynor 1
Marco van Basten 1
Gianluca Vialli 1
George Weah 1
Keiren Westwood 1
Guy Whittingham 1
Ray Wilkins 1
Xavi 3
Zinedine Zidane 4
Gianfranco Zola 3
The Seventy Two
The Seventy Two published an outstanding series of articles about the Football League between 2010-12 and was the brainchild of Leicester City fan, David Bevan. As well as collaborating with The Two Unfortunates on the Football League Blog Network and a mammoth 2011-12 season preview, the site featured a host of leading bloggers and David was rewarded with a nomination in the 2011 Football Supporters’ Federation awards. Latterly, he was joined as co-editor by Joe Harrison and TTU is happy to present this archive of the site’s output.

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