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Best centre-forwards: 1920s
Author: Isaque Argolo | Creation Date: 2023-01-06 08:18:21
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AA football evolved greatly in the 1920s, it increasingly spread across the three main forces of the decade: British Isles, South America and Central Europe. Versions of the most varied centre-forwards have been seen on the world's top pitches. From the tanky style to the most artistic of centre-forwards, from a play-completion style to move-making styles.
Some centre-forwards, such as José Piendibene, although they were still exceptional players, had already passed the brilliant peak of their career. Others, such as Pedro Petrone, came to the world of football as a true goalscoring phenomenon, mainly in 1923. György Orth, in turn, as well as his compatriot of the 1930s, Dr. György Sárosi, was adapted to the centre-forward position. Among other territories of world football, players, such as the Belgian Raymond Braine and the Swede Per Kaufeldt, appeared to the world as great stars from outside the main circles. Several stories can be told among the best centre-forwards.
The final dispute would be, with certain tranquility, between the Hungarian György and the Scottish Hughie Gallacher. Schaffer would also be an option, but I don't see Spéci on the same level as both, largely because Schaffer's peak was considered — and by many experts — to be in the period of MTK Aranycsapat.
As much as Gallacher was already a true centre-forward master since the end of the first half of the 1920s, following and leveraging his performances gradually, Orth reached an incredibly high peak — one of the greatest in football history, perhaps the greatest — from the beginning of the decade until 08/09/1925, therefore Hungarian is my preference. Gallacher, however, in the latter half of the 1920s, reached a peak worthy of being ranked as one of the greatest players of all-time.
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