Fernando Torres: One of the all-time greats?

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  1. Yes

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  2. Yes

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  3. Trump 2016

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  1. emilioestevez Suspended

    emilioestevez

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    Champions League
    Europa League
    2 Euros
    World Cup

    Balon d'Or top three, multiple golden boots, record-breaking transfer.

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  2. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    Don't make us laugh. He had no hand in winning those trophies and has a very poor record for Spain.
    He was great for Liverpool but that's it.
     
  3. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    He was pretty fearsome at his peak, but it was an awfully short peak due to all the injuries.

    Great player? Yes. All-time great? Nah. I can name a dozen strikers who were better.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Is there a 'no' vote option that one can click on in that poll? Or, put another way, are there any possible answers - or buttons that can be clicked - other than those marked 'yes', or, Trump?

    Hm. This sounds like some of the peculiar elections I have observed in the sort of strange countries where you can only vote for the incumbent.
     
  5. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    a decent player, but not even one of the greats of his own generation..... let alone all-time
     
  6. impulse462 Suspended

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    when OPs avatar is the best way to describe this thread
     
  7. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Could have been?

    For a relatively brief window he was perhaps the best striker in the world, but his career was blighted by injuries. He had the talent, but for various reasons he wash't able to bring it to bear long enough consistently enough to be one of the all-time greats.
     
  8. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    He was never the best striker in the world, even at his prime.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    No.

    A pity that option isn't available in the online poll.
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    I am not a football fanatic, just a casual follower. Nevertheless El Niño is one of my favorite players.
     
  11. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    All time greats? He's not a patch on Geoff Hurst The worlds only World Cup final hat trick scorer.
    Nuff said!
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Don't forget Carli Lloyd. Geoff Hurst never scored from the halfway line in a WC final. ;)
     
  13. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    That was a great goal!
     
  14. Lord Blackadder, Sep 7, 2015
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    Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Not to mention it capped a hat trick!! If it had happened in the mens' game people would have been putting it in "greatest goals of all time" lists. Nobody else has scored a goal like that in a WC final, and I doubt it will happen again for a very long time if ever.
     

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