The best player you have ever seen live

AC Jimbo

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My little lad asked me the other day who the best player I've ever seen play live is, and its a great question.

After lots of thinking I went for Thierry Henry. Absolutely unstoppable at his best and a pleasure to watch in the flesh.

What would your answer be?
 

Chutney

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My little lad asked me the other day who the best player I've ever seen play live is, and its a great question.

After lots of thinking I went for Thierry Henry. Absolutely unstoppable at his best and a pleasure to watch in the flesh.

What would your answer be?
Same. Home games v Arsenal when he was there just became a bit of a love in for him. Some players just cut through the partisan crap, don't they?
 

Mr_Fridge

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Before opening this thread I thought Henry. So many trips to Highbury to watch him and a great team serve us our arses for dinner. Incredible stuff - just not how I felt at the time!
 

Lefty

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Can the OP define this a bit more?

The player who you have seen live and consider the best but not necessarily on the occasion(s) you saw them?

The player who put in the very best performance you've ever seen live?

The player who was consistently great every time you saw them live?
 

Nano

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I was asked the same question last week and gave the same answer of Thierry Henry. It's hard to say whether anyone has had a better individual performance playing for us. Players like Juninho almost certainly have, but when Henry played there was an expectation that he would be too good and he rarely failed to deliver against us.
 

JaenBoro

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Suppose it'll have to be Cristiano Ronaldo - said through gritted teeth. Bloody diving b*****d.

Henry is right up there. Ruud Gullit. Kenny Dalglish. Juninho of course! Iniesta as a young lad

More recently Antoine Griezmann was absolutely brilliant when I saw him about 4 years ago playing for Atleti
 

AC Jimbo

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Can the OP define this a bit more?

The player who you have seen live and consider the best but not necessarily on the occasion(s) you saw them?

The player who put in the very best performance you've ever seen live?

The player who was consistently great every time you saw them live?
It can be interpreted however you choose. I chose Henry because every time I have seen him in the flesh he has been the best player on the pitch by a comfortable distance.
 

Caesium137

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Henry, Bergkamp, Ronaldo or Viduka for me, often unplayable on their day when on top form.

I really liked Emerson, and to a lesser extent Michael Essien (pre-knee injury) too for some reason I can't quite put my finger on now.
 

BeanBeany

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Only ever saw George Best play live in Jim Platts testimonial and you could see even then he was different class! Other than George, tough to pick probably go with Keegan as I loved the way he played.
 
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