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Top 10 EVER Manchester City Players – No. 8

This blog is designed to choose the greatest ever Manchester City player in my opinion (remember I am only young!). I shall publish one of these every now and again until finally we reach the best player ever to have embraced Maine Road or The City of Manchester Stadium!

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE!*

NUMBER 8 >>>

Ali Benarbia

 

2001-2003, 78 appearances, 11 goals

 

He was only at Manchester City for just under two years, and yet Ali Benarbia did enough in that brief stay and captured the hearts of the City faithful. Outrageously gifted, I’ll forever lament the fact we didn’t pick him up when he was younger. Wonderful at creating space for himself with an instinct for a pass that showed his superb perception, Benarbia became a firm favourite. The Algerian midfielder’s eye for a killer pass, his skill on the ball and his ability to chip in with a few goals were all major factors in the success of the team in 2002, if only we had him now to link up with Superman! The talented player scored some outrageous goals at Maine Road. Diving headers, majestic 30 yards freekicks, 12 yards pile drivers, your name it, Ali could stick it in the back of the net! Benarbia certainly rates higher than his fellow midfielder Berkovic as he was more of a team player and he was the pinnacle of a stylish team to watch.

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. bluemoon

    11 April, 2009 at 14:16

    Class player couldn’t agree more.

  2. Steven Goran Erikkson

    11 April, 2009 at 14:21

    Good choice but should be higher.

  3. Ched Evans IS MY HERO :) Bellamy you’re not bad either ;)

    11 April, 2009 at 14:46

    Just wait and see who is above him before making that presumption please Esteban!

  4. Steven Goran Erikkson

    11 April, 2009 at 14:49

    Jota o ene e ese – No, it is my personal view 😉

  5. Ched Evans IS MY HERO :) Bellamy you’re not bad either ;)

    11 April, 2009 at 15:13

    Nice, like what you did there! Ahaha, okay, I will let you off!

    Im struggling to learn my answers, 2 weeks on Monday it is :s

  6. bluemoon

    11 April, 2009 at 15:44

    Steven or matt can you help me?

    How on earth do you get piccies into posts?
    thanks.

  7. Ched Evans IS MY HERO :) Bellamy you’re not bad either ;)

    11 April, 2009 at 19:53

    Can we discuss my article rather than Ricky’s complete lack of technical knowledge please…

  8. I*T*P*L

    12 April, 2009 at 21:18

    I’ll help you Ricky, there’s this thing called copy and paste, try that! 😉

  9. Shauny Wright - pure genius

    15 April, 2009 at 00:49

    Ali B, one of my heroes

    Should be higher

    can’t wait for the top 5 to see who matt’s got lined up

    nice work matt

  10. Shauny Wright - pure genius

    15 April, 2009 at 00:54

    and matt, you’re good at copy and paste not just with pics but every article is either from wikipedia or the M.E.N.

    sort it out

  11. Rishi,

    That’s a lie…

    In this the only bit copied is >>> ‘I’ll forever lament the fact we didn’t pick him up when he was younger.’

    and my other articles are mine?

  12. Rishi

    15 April, 2009 at 22:24

    and this

    “Wonderful at creating space for himself with an instinct for a pass that showed his superb perception”

  13. Ched Evans I LOVE YOU!

    16 April, 2009 at 16:25

    Nope, not at all, it’s re-worded if you look.

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