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An old one who springs to mind is Pele, but I think he's really overrated compared to some of the more recent players.
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Got to be honest, players like Lukaku and Drogba have both got physical presence, but their technical ability is still not diminished - their heading and finishing was/is unbelievable, but there aren't many 'black' black players with fast footwork, as you see with the likes of Neymar, Mata, Hazard, Messi, Ronaldo, Ben Arfa etc...


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Edgar Davids!
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Jay Jay Okocha- arguably one of the most technically gifted players ever!
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Pretty sure you're referring to current professionals? Don't know why everyone's quoting retired ones..

Ones for future definately:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yann M'vila, Wilfried Zaha

Current leading technical black players I would say were:

Willian, Dembele and Lucas Moura.
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(Original post by scotttb)
Yaya Toure.
He was my first thought.
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Chris Kamara
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(Original post by WaqasK)
Was having this discussion with my mates , could anyone give me few world class technical black footballers ?
Did this discussion arise after trying desperately to alleviate the boredom that comes from watching the awful football on show at the AFCON?
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If you want some African Black people,
Samuel Eto'o
Emmanuel Adebayor
Thierry Henry
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I think in general, many black footballers have the physical attributes other races don't have as much. When your physical is good enough, you can run and muscle past a player rather than "skill" your way past him, you tend not to be as good in the skill part if you've done it less often.

Players become technical when they have to adapt their game to stay in the team as their physical side isn't good enough. Then again, you can get some outstanding players who have it all, e.g Ronaldo (both of them)
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DJ Campbell
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Beckham.
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So many 'black' players stated who are not black but mixed race :beard:
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Edgar Davids, Seedorf, Kluivert, Elia, Nani, Eto'o...

...Pele.
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Eto'o, Yaya Toure, Drogba, JJ Ockocha, Essien, Pele, seedorf, Thierry Henry, a little bit Odemwingie (West brom) maybe Balotelli.
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John Terry
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Jay-Jay Okocha, so good they named him twice!
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Victor Wanyama, Victor Wanyama!
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Emile Heskey
Do you actually still find that funny :sigh:


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