(Original post by punkski)
who are the players that entertain you most? given the variety on here, we should have some interesting choices! let them be from any time span, and maybe justify your selections. i'll start:
Goalkeepers - Petr Cech has almost never failed to amaze me. Honorary mentions include Oliver Kahn for his sheer determination between the posts, as well as David Seaman for his career of ups and downs.
Side/wingback - I miss watching Emmanuel Eboue. Also, Ashley Cole has never disappointed me, and neither have Coentrao or the legendary Roberto Carlos.
Box-to-box midfielder - Gattuso was the man. Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer, despite their infamous incident, also consistently impressed, while Joey Barton has made an impact (for good or for bad) wherever he's gone. Football needs characters like Barton; he represents much more than a rough midfielder, in that he is something of a working class hero.
Winger - Nani is fun to watch. Also, David Beckham. I still watch LA Galaxy matches just to see what he can still do, and I never believed those who said he was overrated. On that note, I never understood the El Hadji Diouf-phobia, as many footballers are controversial athletes on and off the pitch.
Playmaker/10'er - Paul Gascoigne, or Gazza, orchestrated the games he played. My personal favourite may still remain Juninho though.
Forward/striker - Something about Andy Carroll has always kept me from criticising him. His goal ratio may not have been impressive at Liverpool so far, but to me he's a good target man. Others include Ibrahimovic, who has a real pitch presence, and as much as I dislike him as a person, Suarez for his quick-witted play. Lastly, Adebayor is an entertaining watch, do you not think?
feel free to add players from any position!