Best performer at Euro 2012?

Discussion in 'Euro 2012 championship' started by Maltin, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    UEFA's rankings currently list the following as the top 5 performers to date.

    Ronaldo (POR)
    Pepe (ESP)
    Marchisio (ITA)
    Xabi Alonso (ESP)
    Iniesta (ESP)

    John Terry is England's highest - currently 14th. Surprisingly, the top German is only 16th - Khedira.

    I think with Ronaldo's performances against Czech Republic and Netherlands it's fair to say he has been one of the best performers. Don't think anyone else has outshone those performances.

    Who do you think has been the best player of the competition?
  2. Zapp Brannigan

    Zapp Brannigan Built like a steakhouse, handles like a bistro

    Ronaldo has been the standout performer so far; certainly his last 2 games anyway, he was brilliant. Xavi and Iniesta have been their usual excellent selves, without doing anything particularly headline grabbing as yet. For Germany, surprisingly i'd say their 2 centre backs have been their best - before the tournament I thought defence could be their weak spot but Hummels and Badstuber have been solid. If Germany are to win the title though I think there's a big performance coming up from Mesut Ozil and that might be enough for him to get the player of the competition award.
  3. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Ronaldo/Iniesta so far. Tonight should settle it.
  4. BlueSquareThing

    BlueSquareThing With chips

    From what I've seen, Özil by miles - seems to have had the most influence to me. But I suppose I've not seen as much as others have.
  5. Mungy

    Mungy i haz boobz

    I have been a fan of Ronaldo from his last season at manure. He had grown from a fast-footed but easily knocked off the ball weedy lad, into a strong and formidable forward able to play anywhere up front. he might well be overpaid big girls blouse*, but he is an exceptional player, up there with the greatest.

    *i was stuck for the correct term, so resorting to traditional footballing terminology.
  6. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    Largely because I didn't see it last night, I'd still have said big girls blouse as the top boy.
  7. ericjarvis

    ericjarvis give a feck for the feckless

    The guy who has impressed me most, largely because I've not seen much of him before, is Joao Moutinho.
  8. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone ubi sunt

    For pure penalty-taking panache I'd go for Sergio Ramos and Andrea Pirlo. The rest of their game isn't bad either.
  9. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    RaverDrew, not-bono-ever and tommers like this.
  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Think De Rossi has been quietly effective for Italia as well.
    We'll see how they cope tonight though.
  11. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Ronaldo is still leading UEFA's Castrol Edge index. Top 5 is the same as in the opening post except Piqué has replaced Marchisio in third place. Marchisio has fallen to seventh below Balotelli in sixth. Three other Spanish players round out the top ten. Pirlo is a lowly 21st. John Terry has somehow moved up to 12th.
  12. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    I guess after yesterdays game Uefa stripped a few Germans of points (?)
  13. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    Pirlo, without a doubt. Pinpoint accuracy.
  14. Numbers

    Numbers an ting!

    Pirlo for me too, love watching him on the ball.
  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Englands best player was Joe Hart, and talking keepers I think Buffon has been great too
  16. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    As ever with these things, defenders get largely ignored (I know Pepe's in there, but it's looks a bit tokenistic). Daniel Agger and Joao Pereira have been very good.
  17. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    He's given the ball away a few times but de Rosssi was usually there to mop up.

    If I were Mancini and could buy one player out of the tournament I'd go for De Rossi rather than RvP. de Rossi and Yaya would be a mind-blowing destroyer combo in midfield.
  18. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    I don't think UEFA's rankings overlook defenders. As well as Pepe, Piqué Is in the top 5, Arbeloa and Ramos are in the top ten and Terry is treated as England's best player.

    For goalkeepers, Buffon is the highest ranked, followed by Casillas, Neuer and Hart.
  19. Maltin

    Maltin Well-Known Member

    Iniesta has been named player of the tournament.

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