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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever Player - Group H

Felipe, Donadel, Taider, Diallo fight it out for the top two places...

MLS: Montreal Impact at New York Red Bulls
Donadel and Felipe playing for Montreal Impact and NYRB respectively. Each will be in opposition again in the voting for a place in the round of 16
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Group H will complete the group stages and confirm the round of 16 line-up in our competition to determine Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player.

Winner of Group H will meet Ambroise Oyongo in the round of 16, while Evan Bush, the only goalkeeper nominated awaits the runner-up.

Group H brings together a Brazilian, an Italian, an Algerian and a Frenchman marking the true cosmopolitan nature of Montreal and the MLS as a whole..

Here’s your Group H line-up -

Felipe Martins -
Played for the Impact during its first three seasons in MLS before being traded to New York Red Bulls, scoring in each of the successful Canadian Championship Finals of 2013 and 2014.

Felipe is still #3 in the All-Time Impact list of MLS Assists on 24. Only Ignacio Piatti and Patrice Bernier can beat that!

He’s #6 in apearances (all comps) on 93 and # 11 in goals scored on 14.

Soccer - MLS - New York Red Bulls v Montreal Impact
Felipe defends a corner of the Impact.
Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Marco Donadel -
Spent the bulk of his career in Serie A with Fiorentina, Donadel, a combative midfielder also had success with the Italian u21 team in 2004 winning the UEFA u21 tournament and also an Olympic bronze model the same year.

In Montreal he made 83 appearances (all comps) scoring three times and providing 15 assists. Twenty three yellow-cards were collected, making him second-only to Hassoun Camara in the disciplinary list. He was also red carded three times.

Marco is well-remembered for his rocket in the 8th minute of a game v Columbus Crew at Stade Saputo in July 2015. It was his first goal for the club and an absolute peach from 25 yards.

SOCCER: AUG 05 MLS - Orlando City SC at Montreal Impact
Marco Donadel in action against Orlando City
Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Saphir Taider -
Represented Algeria at the 2014 World Cup when the North African nation played out an enthralling round of 16 encounter with eventual World Champions, Germany, who won 2-1 after extra time. He also represented his country at the following year’s AFCON in Guinea.
In addition to his 172 Serie A appearances with Inter, Bologna and Sassuolo, Saphir now has 76 appearances (all comps) with Montreal Impact under his belt, scoring 18 times (=4th overall) and providing 19 assists (5th overall).

Germany v Algeria: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Saphir Taider controls the ball against Germany’s Philipp Lahm during Algeria’s World Cup round of 16 match in Porto-Alegre, Brazil, 2014.
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

Zakaria Diallo -
Joined the Impact from Brest in 2018, but injury ruled him out for the whole season. In 2019, Diallo begun the year in confident fashion, looking like a positive addition to the squad. His form dipped however as the season progressed amidst rumours of discord between him and coach Remi Garde. After 26 appearances (all comps) and 3 goals for the Stade Saputo outfit, he joined RC Lens in French Ligue 2 and won promotion with the northern club at his first attempt.

SOCCER: MAY 08 MLS - Montreal Impact at New York Red Bulls
Diallo made a promising start to 2019 in Montreal, but his form dipped and eventually he returned to France and RC Lens for $150,000.
Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Poll

Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS-player - Group H

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Felipe
    (9 votes)
  • 34%
    Marco Donadel
    (16 votes)
  • 40%
    Saphir Taider
    (19 votes)
  • 6%
    Zakaria Diallo
    (3 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now