Mmm. First time starting a thread, and after searching the archive, could not believe that this has never come up before.
Had a chat with Coldfire in the pit about this, and Marco Van Basten was mentioned. He certainly had the power, but was dogged by injury and IMHO, did not reach his full potential (although he was damn successful anyway).
Georgie Best could run through a brick wall, dribble, shoot and did it all with a swagger. But like Van Basten, didn’t fulfil his true potential (but in this instance because of the pressures he was put under and his penchant for the high life).
Johann Cruyff ::gasp::, he had simply everything - skill, pace, power, vision and he had the poise and grace of a ballerina. To me, he is the reason why we call the game “beautiful”.
BTW Coldie, the 1988 Euro semi-final was good, but the quarter final of Euro 96 was better