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Post by messixaviesta on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:13 am

We all know tennis has four grand slams and anyone who wins all four is said to have completed the grand slam.

I think we can define a football grand slam as comprising of the World Cup, the Euro/Copa America/other continental cups, the Uefa Champions League and the League title.

So which are the players still playing football who have won the football grand slam.

Iker Casillas
Carles Puyol
Xabi Alonso
Xavi
Andres Iniesta
David Villa
Ronaldinho
Rivaldo
Thierry Henry

If Spain wins tonight the following players will join this list - Victor Valdes, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Pedro.

If Italy wins tonight the following players will join this list - Andrea Pirlo.

Anyone else you can think of that I may have missed?

However to date no coach has had this honor.

If Spain wins the trophy tonight, Vicente Del Bosque will become the first coach in football history to receive this unique honor.



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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by rwo power on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:06 pm

messixaviesta wrote:However to date no coach has had this honor.
Well, it depends on whether you add goal-keeper coaches. In that case, Sepp Maier would fit the bill.

Player: World Cup 1974, European Cup 1972, Cup Winners' Cup 1967, Champions League 1974, 1975, 1976, Club World Cup 1976
GK coach: World Cup 1990, European Cup 1996, UEFA Cup 1996, Champions League 2001, Club World Cup 2001

(Plus a generous amount of Bundesliga wins and DFB-Pokal wins both as player & GK Coach.)

I think Sepp Maier must have won about any cup in existence that he could get :bow:

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Die Borussen on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:18 pm

torres is on his way though.. maybe next season hmm

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by S on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Nice bit of trivia there..

Had Lucio and Kaka participated in the Copa America in 2007 they would've completed the 'Grand Slam' of football too..

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by guest7 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:25 pm

If Ramos wins a CL he will be in there aswell.

Also, watch how many Spaniards there are in there.
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by rwo power on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:35 pm

Se7en wrote:Also, watch how many Spaniards there are in there.
That's because the question was about players still playing - and as Spain won the last Euro & WC, it is pretty logical that they would make the majority Laughing
(from the '70es, you would have quite some German players there)

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by matpol on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:45 pm

I thought that messixaviesta will make a topic about legacy/achievements after this Final, but he did it before it. Very Happy Grand Slam, sounds good.

As for Spain, if they win VV, Busquets, Pique and Pedro will join Grand Slam club. You forgot Pedro in your list messixaviesta.
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by messixaviesta on Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:11 pm

rwo power wrote:
messixaviesta wrote:However to date no coach has had this honor.
Well, it depends on whether you add goal-keeper coaches. In that case, Sepp Maier would fit the bill.

Player: World Cup 1974, European Cup 1972, Cup Winners' Cup 1967, Champions League 1974, 1975, 1976, Club World Cup 1976
GK coach: World Cup 1990, European Cup 1996, UEFA Cup 1996, Champions League 2001, Club World Cup 2001

(Plus a generous amount of Bundesliga wins and DFB-Pokal wins both as player & GK Coach.)

I think Sepp Maier must have won about any cup in existence that he could get :bow:

Nice points. I was speaking only from head coach's perspective though.

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Post by messixaviesta on Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:12 pm

Surag wrote:Nice bit of trivia there..

Had Lucio and Kaka participated in the Copa America in 2007 they would've completed the 'Grand Slam' of football too..


I didn't think of Kaka but I thought of Lucio, checked him on Wiki and found he has never won Copa America.

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Post by messixaviesta on Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:14 pm

matpol wrote:I thought that messixaviesta will make a topic about legacy/achievements after this Final, but he did it before it. Very Happy Grand Slam, sounds good.

As for Spain, if they win VV, Busquets, Pique and Pedro will join Grand Slam club. You forgot Pedro in your list messixaviesta.

Thanks a lot matpol. Great point that I missed Pedro. I have just edited my original post to include him.

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by messixaviesta on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:26 pm

It's all over.

Here are all the players still playing professional football who have completed the grand slam.

Iker Casillas
Victor Valdes
Carles Puyol
Gerard Pique
Sergio Busquets
Xabi Alonso
Xavi
Andres Iniesta
Pedro
David Villa
Ronaldinho
Rivaldo
Thierry Henry

The only coach to have done that is Vicente Del Bosque.

So at the risk of being pelted with rotten eggs and tomatoes by almost everyone here I will say that in a sense Vicente Del Bosque is the greatest football manager of all time and can only be equaled or surpassed by the likes of Josep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho in the future. Smile



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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Tifoso Romanista on Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:10 am

:coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Sri on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:22 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

Does that imply Indians should lack a complete knowledge of any other sport? :coffee:
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Tifoso Romanista on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:43 am

srigooner wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

Does that imply Indians should lack a complete knowledge of any other sport? :coffee:

they do have football teams you know

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Sri on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:02 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote:
srigooner wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

Does that imply Indians should lack a complete knowledge of any other sport? :coffee:

they do have football teams you know

Yeah but the football league has negligible support Sad There are sooo many people who love football more than cricket, but the same support is just not there to develop the game.. May be a problem of being a developing country, but its more complicated and an explanation of the factors would just massively derail this thread.

But yes. Indians, whether or not into cricket, do have a sound knowledge of a lot of other sports Smile
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by kiranr on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:07 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote:
srigooner wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

Does that imply Indians should lack a complete knowledge of any other sport? :coffee:

they do have football teams you know

So?
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by The Sanchez on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:09 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

:facepalm: Please Stay on topic. Your question is :facepalm: and its saying to JD, go somewhere else you ****.
As for the for the 'Grand Slam', well Im hoping Messi can reach that achievement. Ramos should be there if Madrid win CL...
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by fatman123 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:33 am

add Torres to the list, he has one WC, two Euros, one CL and one Segunda banana

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Tifoso Romanista on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:36 am

paxtonpale wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

:facepalm: Please Stay on topic. Your question is :facepalm: and its saying to JD, go somewhere else you ****.
As for the for the 'Grand Slam', well Im hoping Messi can reach that achievement. Ramos should be there if Madrid win CL...

Its the second time i'm taking your abuse it wont be the same at the third , know Ur limit , or go bullfight or whatever else you guys do

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by kiranr on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:40 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote:
paxtonpale wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote: :coffee: of the topic but aren't Indians more into cricket ?

:facepalm: Please Stay on topic. Your question is :facepalm: and its saying to JD, go somewhere else you ****.
As for the for the 'Grand Slam', well Im hoping Messi can reach that achievement. Ramos should be there if Madrid win CL...

Its the second time i'm taking your abuse it wont be the same at the third , know Ur limit , or go bullfight or whatever else you guys do

Laughing

He did not abuse you.

Reading comprehension, look it up. Maybe i should generalize the whole Italian population while i am at it too.
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by CBarca on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:46 am

Why haven't people learned of tifoso romanista's trolling ways yet? :facepalm:

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by The Sanchez on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:49 am

CBarca wrote:Why haven't people learned of tifoso romanista's trolling ways yet? :facepalm:

Have now. Bullfight online? My Ass... :coffee:
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by kiranr on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:50 am

Tifoso Romanista wrote:
well then go somewhere else you f uck

Nice, must be how Italians talk to one another.
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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by Tifoso Romanista on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:51 am

kiranr wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote:
well then go somewhere else you f uck

Nice, must be how Italians talk to one another.

its exactly what he said to me and you said he didnt abuse you

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Re: The Grand Slam Of Football

Post by The Sanchez on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:52 am

kiranr wrote:
Tifoso Romanista wrote:
well then go somewhere else you f uck

Nice, must be how Italians talk to one another.

Clearly, Italians get drunk whilst making their pizzas... This is getting ridiculous now... Please stop Italian, you are making me drunk... drinking
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