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Into Football and The Football Fans Census teamed up to find the most desired football autograph on the planet. Entitled "The Fans 100" the survey asked respondents if they could have any player's autograph who would they choose. The results were compiled to produce a list of the top 100 most desired autographs in football.

POS PLAYER POS PLAYER POS PLAYER

1 Pele 35 Ferenc Puskas 68 Robin Friday

2 Bobby Moore 36 Stuart Pearce 69 Kevin Keegan

3 Diego Maradona 37 Ronaldinho 70 Michel Platini

4 Thierry Henry 38 Jimmy Greaves 71 Peter Schmeichel

5 David Beckham 39 Ryan Giggs 72 Alfredo Di Stefano

6 George Best 40 Steve Bull 73 Frank Worthington

7 Zinedine Zidane 41 Brian Clough 74 Franz Beckenbauer

8 Alan Shearer 42 Mark Hughes 75 Lev Yashin

9 Eric Cantona 43 Tony Adams 76 Peter Shilton

10 Geoff Hurst 44 Raul 77 Stan Bowles

11 Paul Gascoigne 45 Billy Wright 78 Dennis Law

12 Steven Gerrard 46 Eusebio 79 Nat Lofthouse

13 Ronaldo 47 Billy Bremner 80 Alessandro del Piero

14 Stanley Matthews 48 Ian Rush 81 Ashley Cole

15 Johan Cruyff 49 Jurgen Klinsmann 82 Dennis Mortimer

16 Gordon Banks 50 Ian Wright 83 Mick Harford

17 Wayne Rooney 51 Colin Bell 84 Pat Jennings

18 Chris Waddle 52 Dixie Dean 85 Danny Blanchflower

19 Michael Owen 53 Jose A Reyes 86 Jackie Milburn

20 Kenny Dalglish 54 Juan Pablo Angel 87 John Terry

21 Bobby Charlton 55 Jermaine Defoe 88 Paolo Di Canio

22 Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 Patrick Vieira 89 Robert Pires

23 Duncan Edwards 57 Peter Withe 90 Alan Smith

24 Gianfranco Zola 58 Robbie Fowler 91 Bill Shankly

25 John Charles 59 Jimmy Dickinson 92 Brad Friedel

26 Roy Keane 60 Matt Le Tissier 93 John Stead

27 Gary Lineker 61 Roberto Carlos 94 Paul Ince

28 Dennis Bergkamp 62 Bryan Robson 95 Shaun Wright-Phillips

29 Tom Finney 63 Dennis Wise 96 Zico

30 David Hirst 64 Glenn Hoddle 97 Bert Trautmann

31 Paul McGrath 65 Henrik Larsson 98 Luther Blissett

32 Frank Lampard 66 John Barnes 99 Rio Ferdinand

33 Luis Figo 67 Matt Jansen 100 David Ginola

34 Cristiano Ronaldo

Some funny choices there, JohnStead, David Hirst and I'd have to say I've never heard of Robin Friday:

I'd pick the following

Pele as my 'planet' choice

David Gibson for LCFC

The one out of that lot that I'd like the least would be you know who a certain dwise

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Robin Friday... The Greatest Football You've Never Heard Of.

It's a book about a George Best style maverick who played for Cardiff and Reading in the 70's who committed suicide.

He was a total hoolie used to drink hard and womanize like a right tart, but was a football genius. Read the book it's an interesting read apparently.

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Robin Friday... The Greatest Football You've Never Heard Of.

It's a book about a George Best style maverick who played for Cardiff and Reading in the 70's who committed suicide.

He was a total hoolie used to drink hard and womanize like a right tart, but was a football genius.  Read the book it's an interesting read apparently.

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Thanks for that I'm certainly old enough, so no excuses.

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Planet choice - Ronaldinho

LCFC - Linekar

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Snap! :w00t:

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It was a toss up between Ronaldino or Adriano !.....But Ronaldinho just made it ;)

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Adriano is not a patch on Ronaldihno to be fair. ;)

Along with Wise, I wouldn't want Steve Bull's either.....

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I'd love to have some of the older players like Johan Cruyff and Jimmy Greaves.

Also, not on that list but somebody I have a lot of respect for is Bob Wilson (ex Arsenal keeper and TV presenter). I'm reading his autobiography and the things he has overcome to reach his goals have been inspiring.

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Adriano is well underrated !

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That may well be the case, but as I said, he's not a patch on Ronaldihno. ;)

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Do you mean Ronaldinho :S ?

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Adriano is well underrated !

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That may well be the case, but as I said, he's not a patch on Ronaldihno. ;)

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Do you mean Ronaldinho :S ?

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And him aswell. :w00t: :unsure:;)

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Adriano is well underrated !

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That may well be the case, but as I said, he's not a patch on Ronaldihno. ;)

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You've never watched Adriano play have you ?

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Yep, I've seen him play for Inter a few times actually. Eurosport, Football Italia. So ha. ;)

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POS PLAYER POS PLAYER POS PLAYER

1 Pele 35 Ferenc Puskas 68 Robin Friday

2 Bobby Moore 36 Stuart Pearce 69 Kevin Keegan

3 Diego Maradona 37 Ronaldinho 70 Michel Platini

4 Thierry Henry 38 Jimmy Greaves 71 Peter Schmeichel

5 David Beckham 39 Ryan Giggs 72 Alfredo Di Stefano

6 George Best 40 Steve Bull 73 Frank Worthington

7 Zinedine Zidane 41 Brian Clough 74 Franz Beckenbauer

8 Alan Shearer 42 Mark Hughes 75 Lev Yashin

9 Eric Cantona 43 Tony Adams 76 Peter Shilton

10 Geoff Hurst 44 Raul 77 Stan Bowles

11 Paul Gascoigne 45 Billy Wright 78 Dennis Law

12 Steven Gerrard 46 Eusebio 79 Nat Lofthouse

13 Ronaldo 47 Billy Bremner 80 Alessandro del Piero

14 Stanley Matthews 48 Ian Rush 81 Ashley Cole

15 Johan Cruyff 49 Jurgen Klinsmann 82 Dennis Mortimer

16 Gordon Banks 50 Ian Wright 83 Mick Harford

17 Wayne Rooney 51 Colin Bell 84 Pat Jennings

18 Chris Waddle 52 Dixie Dean 85 Danny Blanchflower

19 Michael Owen 53 Jose A Reyes 86 Jackie Milburn

20 Kenny Dalglish 54 Juan Pablo Angel 87 John Terry

21 Bobby Charlton 55 Jermaine Defoe 88 Paolo Di Canio

22 Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 Patrick Vieira 89 Robert Pires

23 Duncan Edwards 57 Peter Withe 90 Alan Smith

24 Gianfranco Zola 58 Robbie Fowler 91 Bill Shankly

25 John Charles 59 Jimmy Dickinson 92 Brad Friedel

26 Roy Keane 60 Matt Le Tissier 93 John Stead

27 Gary Lineker 61 Roberto Carlos 94 Paul Ince

28 Dennis Bergkamp 62 Bryan Robson 95 Shaun Wright-Phillips

29 Tom Finney 63 Dennis Wise 96 Zico

30 David Hirst 64 Glenn Hoddle 97 Bert Trautmann

31 Paul McGrath 65 Henrik Larsson 98 Luther Blissett

32 Frank Lampard 66 John Barnes 99 Rio Ferdinand

33 Luis Figo 67 Matt Jansen 100 David Ginola

34 Cristiano Ronaldo   

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Thats a very anglophonic list that! There's like 50% English speaking players on there! Where are the likes of Gerd Müller, Ardiles, Michael Laudrup, Robbie Baggio, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andriy Shevchenko ? :o :?:

But from that list:

World player: Maradona

LCFC: Wisey (so that I can put it in my laundry bag and throw my dirty underwear on it!)

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POS PLAYER POS PLAYER POS PLAYER

1 Pele 35 Ferenc Puskas 68 Robin Friday

2 Bobby Moore 36 Stuart Pearce 69 Kevin Keegan

3 Diego Maradona 37 Ronaldinho 70 Michel Platini

4 Thierry Henry 38 Jimmy Greaves 71 Peter Schmeichel

5 David Beckham 39 Ryan Giggs 72 Alfredo Di Stefano

6 George Best 40 Steve Bull 73 Frank Worthington

7 Zinedine Zidane 41 Brian Clough 74 Franz Beckenbauer

8 Alan Shearer 42 Mark Hughes 75 Lev Yashin

9 Eric Cantona 43 Tony Adams 76 Peter Shilton

10 Geoff Hurst 44 Raul 77 Stan Bowles

11 Paul Gascoigne 45 Billy Wright 78 Dennis Law

12 Steven Gerrard 46 Eusebio 79 Nat Lofthouse

13 Ronaldo 47 Billy Bremner 80 Alessandro del Piero

14 Stanley Matthews 48 Ian Rush 81 Ashley Cole

15 Johan Cruyff 49 Jurgen Klinsmann 82 Dennis Mortimer

16 Gordon Banks 50 Ian Wright 83 Mick Harford

17 Wayne Rooney 51 Colin Bell 84 Pat Jennings

18 Chris Waddle 52 Dixie Dean 85 Danny Blanchflower

19 Michael Owen 53 Jose A Reyes 86 Jackie Milburn

20 Kenny Dalglish 54 Juan Pablo Angel 87 John Terry

21 Bobby Charlton 55 Jermaine Defoe 88 Paolo Di Canio

22 Ruud van Nistelrooy 56 Patrick Vieira 89 Robert Pires

23 Duncan Edwards 57 Peter Withe 90 Alan Smith

24 Gianfranco Zola 58 Robbie Fowler 91 Bill Shankly

25 John Charles 59 Jimmy Dickinson 92 Brad Friedel

26 Roy Keane 60 Matt Le Tissier 93 John Stead

27 Gary Lineker 61 Roberto Carlos 94 Paul Ince

28 Dennis Bergkamp 62 Bryan Robson 95 Shaun Wright-Phillips

29 Tom Finney 63 Dennis Wise 96 Zico

30 David Hirst 64 Glenn Hoddle 97 Bert Trautmann

31 Paul McGrath 65 Henrik Larsson 98 Luther Blissett

32 Frank Lampard 66 John Barnes 99 Rio Ferdinand

33 Luis Figo 67 Matt Jansen 100 David Ginola

34 Cristiano Ronaldo   

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Thats a very anglophonic list that! There's like 50% English speaking players on there! Where are the likes of Gerd Müller, Ardiles, Michael Laudrup, Robbie Baggio, Marco van Basten, Ruud Gullit and Andriy Shevchenko ? :o :?:

But from that list:

World player: Maradona

LCFC: Wisey (so that I can put it in my laundry bag and throw my dirty underwear on it!)

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Hi Shen you didn't have to pick from that list, I guess it's very anglophonic (is that a real word) because it was compiled by members of organisations that are made up of English supporters - They actually have some quite interesting questionnaires/censuses.

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