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Apologies if this has already been done before. But, who do you think are the most underrated footballers in the world currently? I've got a list of some of them...

Michael Carrick (One of the most brilliant passers of the ball IMO)
Mathieu Flamini (He has been tremendous for Arsenal this season)
Alexander Hleb (Holds onto the ball very effectively, sweet dribbler too)
Robbie Keane (A quality player with great skills, he consistently plays well regardless of whose his strike partner)
Robert Green (Terrific goalkeeper, should be in England's squad at least)
Richard Dunne (Rock-solid defender with immense experience at the English top-flight)
Mikael Arteta (Industrious & technically superb, he's the best player outside of the 'Big 4'. Quality passer of the ball too)
Christopher Samba (Colossal & powerful physique with superb defensive attributes.)
Ricardo Carvalho (Same fate as R.Keane. Criminally underrated relative to his much hyped partner. Great pace & excellent in the air, he's one of the best defenders in the world currently)
Niko Kranjcar (Given the license to roam by Redknapp, one of the most technically gifted midfielders in the Premiership)
Sulley Muntari (Operates from the left side of the midfield usually, possessed a powerful frame & could fire thunderous rockets straight at goal.
Mark Noble (Plays with the passion of a local lad, I love his great tenacity & agressive streaks)
Stephen Ireland (A pretty elegant little player with a good engine and nice passing range, he loves sitting deep, dictating City's play)
David Bentley (Superb crosser of the ball with pin-point accuracy & a constant attacking threat)
Ashley Young (See above)
Michael Essien (Acts as a protective shield infront of the back 4 & breaks up the opposition's offensive moves effectively)

Would love to make a list of all the players in the world too, but I seriously couldn't be arsed to do so. If you do, remember it's a must to include the likes of Luca Toni, Miroslav Klose, Franck Ribery, Diego, Kim Kallstrom, David Villa, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf, Christian Chivu, Ivan Cordoba, Simao Sabrosa, Daniele de Rossi, Esteban Cambiasso, Alessandro Mancini, Joaquin Sanchez. Feel free to add yours too. ;)
 

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fazman said:
not a bad post of you rd4l yeah id agree with most but a few are very highely rated to be honest
In my list above? Erm...do you mind if I ask which one? Sorry but no offence meant really!
 

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red_devils4life said:
In my list above? Erm...do you mind if I ask which one? Sorry but no offence meant really!
well for a start rd4l i will list them in order

michael essien
david bentley
ashley young

these three in my eyes are very highly rated and if you were to ask say jazz he would agree with me totally .

good thread though mate
 

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fazman said:
not a bad post of you rd4l yeah id agree with most but a few are very highely rated to be honest
Id agree with Fazman here. great post Rd4 but Im not sure all these guys are
underrated at all. All the players on your list are very good/great players,
but the likes of Hleb, Green, Keane, Dunne, Arteta, Carvahlo, Krancjar, Bentley and Essien
are not underrated but very much Rated as it were. No one can deny that these
arent extremely valuable players to their respective teams.
Good thread all the same, but the definition of underrated doesnt particularly
apply to these players because everyone has different opinions as to who is
good or not.
 

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first of all essien,bentley and young arent so underrated....

and i think park and fletcher is quite under-rated.....they getting a lot of flak but they are very good hard working players...
from other teams....hmmmm
will hink of some and say later.. ;)
 

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Jazz 16 said:
Id agree with Fazman here. great post Rd4 but Im not sure all these guys are
underrated at all. All the players on your list are very good/great players,
but the likes of Hleb, Green, Keane, Dunne, Arteta, Carvahlo, Krancjar, Bentley and Essien
are not underrated but very much Rated as it were. No one can deny that these
arent extremely valuable players to their respective teams.
Good thread all the same, but the definition of underrated doesnt particularly
apply to these players because everyone has different opinions as to who is
good or not.

jazz u are amazing you can make the simplist post into a essay worth a a+ grade
 

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i have to say that jagielka is under-rated...a great defender and the main reason why everton are so strong in defense......
 

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akash_reds said:
i have to say that jagielka is under-rated...a great defender and the main reason why everton are so strong in defense......
Jagielka is an awesome defender. For the record he is highly rated by Mourinho for one. The special one wanted him although I can't find the quote. I think Italian clubs are also aware of him. Richard Dunne is phenomenal. I would love to see those two forming a central defense. Bosko Jankovic has failed to shine at Palermo but I saw him at the same U21 championships as Babel and he was awesome there. Robbie Keane seems to be permanently ignored as the media kiss Berbatov's behind but if I could only have one Tottenham player I'd have Robbie Keane for sure. Massimo Moratti isn't one to mince word but when Inter sold Keane to Spurs Moratti came out and proclaimed what a mistake it was when he saw Robbie's Keanes form in the Premiership. Those are the three I can think of of the top of my head. I'll think of more later.
 

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akash_reds said:
i have to say that jagielka is under-rated...a great defender and the main reason why everton are so strong in defense......
Oh, how could I hve actually forget about this guy. Shame on me for leaving him out from that list. An extremely underrated player who could excel in any positions across the back 4 & perform exceptionally well regardless of which position he's shunted to. And last but not least, he's one of the key players in the Toffee's squad which finished 5th this season. ;)
 
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