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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player - Group F

On the sixth day of fans’ polling to find Impact’s best, this group could be the tightest of all...

Italy’s players Alessandro Nesta (L) pra
Blast from the past - Will either Nesta or Di Vaio go on to become crowned Impact’s finest-ever MLS player...?
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What a quartet we have lined up for fans to consider in Group F, the runner-up of which will face Patrice Bernier in the round of 16, while the winner will meet Justin Mapp head on...

Some great names, an Azzuri legend and quite a few goals amongst this lot....

Get your votes in IMFC fans as Oduro, Nesta, Di Vaio and Dzemaili prepare for battle...


Here is the Group F line-up -

Dominic Oduro -
Montreal Impact became Oduro’s seventh MLS club when he joined in 2015 ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals. The Ghanian international wide man would go on to make 111 appearances (all comps), the seventh highest for IMFC in the MLS-era and score 18 goals leaving him tied 4th in the list along with Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Patrice Bernier and Jack McInerney.

New York Red Bulls v Montreal Impact: Major League Soccer
If it was a competition for the most instantly recognizable Impact player of all-time, Dominic Oduro would have few peers.
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Alessandro Nesta -
Another who needs no introduction. Probably the biggest name ever to join Montreal Impact at the time of his signing. Highly decorated with 1 Champions League success, 3 Serie A titles, 3 Coppa Italia’s and a European Cup Winner’s Cup winners medal. Internationally, Nesta also won the World Cup in 2006 and the UEFA u21 Championship in 1996.

In an amazing run of consistency, he was voted Serie A Defender of the Year four years running 2000 to 2003.

For the Impact Nesta made 34 appearances for the Impact over a period of 18 months between 2012 and 2013.

AS Roma v AC Milan - Serie A
Alessandro Nesta celebrates a rare goal for AC Milan against Roma in October 2011.
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Marco di Vaio -
An expert taker of chances as 40 goals in 88 appearances (all comps) with the Impact will testify.

Was on the bench for Juventus’ European Cup Final penalties defeat v Milan at Old Trafford in 2003. His spell at Juve last two years and reaped one Scudetto. Also had Serie A experience with Lazio, Parma, Genoa and Bologna, while outside the land of his birth Marco had spell with both Monaco and Valencia.

In his 14 caps for the Azzuri between 2001 and 2004, he scored on two occasions.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group D - Juventus v Real Sociedad
Marco di Vaio celebrates a goal for Juventus.
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Blerim Dzemaili -
Arrived on loan from Bologna as a DP in 2017. Dynamic midfielder with a powerful shot, Dzemaili was an instant hit, although a player who sometimes displayed dismay at his team-mates, un-endearing him to some fans. There was no doubting his talent however as he smashed home 8 goals and provided 10 assists in 25 games. Further frustrated Impact fans by not returning for the second year of his loan, preferring instead to remain in Italy with Bologna.

Also played for FC Zurich, Torino, Napoli, Parma, Genoa and Galatasary, Dzemaili won Championships and national cups in both Switzerland and Turkey and the Coppa Italia with Napoli.

65 caps and 10 goals for Switzerland, he was included in their World Cup squads on no fewer than three occasions (2006, 2014 & 2018) and one Euros in 2016.

Sweden v Switzerland: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Blerim Dzemaili in action for Switzerland in St-Petersburg, Russia, at the 2018 World Cup.
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So there it is folks....

Please vote for your top player from these four. You have until 10pm tomorrow night to vote in our poll, below.

Top two in the percentage votes advance to the Round of 16. The other two are eliminated from the competition.

We will issue the voting template for Group G tomorrow evening.

Poll

Impact’s Greatest-ever Player - Group F

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Dominic Oduro
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Alessandro Nesta
    (4 votes)
  • 74%
    Marco Di Vaio
    (32 votes)
  • 11%
    Blerim Dzemaili
    (5 votes)
43 votes total Vote Now