A Definition of Genius in Football

Posted on Updated on

We are agreed, I believe.  Some terms are over-used in football.  Terms like ‘great’, ‘legend’ and for the purposes of this entry ‘genius’.  Maybe we’re lazy. Maybe we’re just taken up with a flash of brilliance and use that as the basis to get over-excited and use whatever words spring to mind.

I think then it would help to have some guidance in terms of defining terms to help understand who falls in the right category.  There are good players and very good players.  There are great players.  Genius players do not surpass great but they are in a special category for their charisma and excitement they bring to a football match.  Their skills and innovation bring something fresh and unique to the game that few players ever achieve.  Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne could have been included in that list … but … well … the guy was so intermittent that it was really hard to include him among such a selection of greats. Wayne Rooney is a very good on his way to greatness, but he’s not football genius.  Cristiano Ronaldo is a contentious question – undoubtedly more consistent than Gascoigne, and with more special to offer than Rooney.  As the one with the biggest football transfer and his reputation it’s a fair effort to put him up there … but not yet.

So here are football geniuses in my humble opinion.  Go enjoy and then converse.

Shalom

dmcd

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s