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VivaPalmeiras
19-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Your top 3 highest profile - by reputation in the game, international caps, high profile experience etc - add your rationale.

1) Best although past his prime
2) Sauzee
3) Archibald/Leighton tie

honorable mention for Murdo-Murdo

BILLYHIBS
19-10-2018, 04:43 PM
Mark Milligan
Fair Dinkum!

beensaidbefore
19-10-2018, 04:45 PM
John Collins
Goram
Leighton

To go with a Scottish trio.

ED Hibee
19-10-2018, 05:42 PM
1) Sauzee
2) Latapy (only Hibs player ever to have been nominated for best player in world)
3) Milligan (multiple caps for his country and captaining them at most recent World Cup)

patlowe
19-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Reckon Zitelli, Mixu and Archibald would have had higher profiles than Milligan but a nice debate to have.

Presuming the Famous Five and Baker must have been very high profile back in the day too but a different game then I guess.

Edit: does Ray Wilkins count?

VivaPalmeiras
19-10-2018, 06:25 PM
Reckon Zitelli, Mixu and Archibald would have had higher profiles than Milligan but a nice debate to have.

Presuming the Famous Five and Baker must have been very high profile back in the day too but a different game then I guess.

Edit: does Ray Wilkins count?

I was forgetting my Hibstory. Gordon Smith should probably be up there at 1/2 with his connections and admirers Finnie, Matthews and Ferguson to name but 3..

LustForLeith
19-10-2018, 06:40 PM
1) Sauzee
2) Latapy (only Hibs player ever to have been nominated for best player in world)
3) Milligan (multiple caps for his country and captaining them at most recent World Cup)

Latapy has the same number of votes that year as the Norwegian goalie and apparently she was delighted with the accolade too!

Bobo
19-10-2018, 06:44 PM
I think Peter Cormack would be one that would be up there.

JohnMcM
19-10-2018, 06:52 PM
Jimmy O'Rourke
Pat Stanton
and so many others.

offshorehibby
19-10-2018, 06:55 PM
It has to be
1 - George Best followed
2 - Sauzee
3 - Archibold

Smartie
19-10-2018, 06:59 PM
Best
Archibald
Baker

Wilkins was a decent shout too though. We won't have had many players who had AC Milan and Man Utd on their cv.

BILLYHIBS
19-10-2018, 07:20 PM
I think Peter Cormack would be one that would be up there.
Shout!
EUFA Cup winner
HIBS and Liverpool legend
Back up goalie
Midfield maestro
Hates the hearts
Still attends all home games

Tornadoes70
19-10-2018, 07:39 PM
1, George Best - Post prime but it was at the time a phenomenal coup from Tom Hart and the board to have this footballing legend at ER.

2, Peter Marinello - Signed by Arsenal for a then record club fee of £100 000 in 1970 and was rated so highly he was forecast to be the next George Best.

3, Tie between Archie and Franck. Both were genuine world class players that we were extremely fortunate to see grace ER. Amazing footballers.



Mon the Cabbage!!!

:flag:

Bobo
19-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Shout!
EUFA Cup winner
HIBS and Liverpool legend
Back up goalie
Midfield maestro
Hates the hearts
Still attends all home games

Couldn't have put it better myself :greengrin

Austinho
19-10-2018, 09:12 PM
George Best
The only Hibs player to have an airport named after him (George Best Belfast City Airport).
Ballon D’or winner.
European Cup winner with Manchester United.
Football Writers’ Player of the Year.
Voted 8th in World Soccer magazine 100 Greatest Football Players.
Voted 16th in FIFA World Player of the Century.
Shortlisted for BBC's Sports Personality of the Century.
Inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame.
Voted 19th in the public UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll.
Named in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players (2004).
Has a statue outside Old Trafford.
Was dubbed ‘the 5th Beatle’.

John Collins
Purely for scoring the penalty for Scotland v Brazil at France 98. The opening game of the World Cup, so watched by an estimated 1.7 billion people. That’s one third of the world.

Franck Sauzee
Champions League winner.
Captain of France.

Special mention to Invinsibles, and World Cup winners Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires, who both played for Hibs in Ian Murray’s testimonial...

BILLYHIBS
19-10-2018, 09:23 PM
ALAN GORDON selected by FIFA for the Rest Of The World versus England at Wembley
A brilliant cultured intelligent footballer magnificent in the air
Almost won the Golden Boot that year
As Eddie Turnbull once said “ The only thing that’s wrong wi you Gordon is aw yer brains are in yer heid!”
LEGEND!

Sammy7nil
20-10-2018, 07:32 AM
High profile? I think you have decide would someone who for example supports a non league team in England have heard of our nominees? That rules out about 99.9% of Hibs players.

BILLYHIBS
20-10-2018, 08:21 AM
High profile? I think you have decide would someone who for example supports a non league team in England have heard of our nominees? That rules out about 99.9% of Hibs players.
Depending on age most people would have at least have heard of most of them as nationally famous on saying that I am 60 and I hadn’t heard of some of the last England World Cup squad or even what teams they played for? :greengrin

greenginger
20-10-2018, 08:39 AM
I would have thought Joe Baker worth a mention.

First ever player to be capped by England whilst not playing in the English Leagues.

150 games and 100 goals for Arsenal .

9 goals in one game for Hibs.

Ringothedog
20-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Does Sir Matt Busby count?

Bangkok Hibby
20-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Lawrie Reilly--prolific goalscorer. Part of two league winning sides. Most capped Hibs player.
Pat Stanton--A great leader on the park. Loved by all Hibs fans
George Best--One of the greatest players the game has ever seen. Yes, past his best at Hibs but a legend none the less.

greenlex
20-10-2018, 09:24 AM
If I’m only getting three ye can ram it.

FilipinoHibs
20-10-2018, 09:30 AM
If I’m only getting three ye can ram it.
Des Bremner Two European cups
Ronnie Simpson European Cup and Scotland goalie in 3-2 Wembley win.

Jock Stein....