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Friday, 23 June, 2000, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK
Who will be the stars of Euro 2000?
With the cream of Europe's footballing talent on show in the Low Countries, who do you think will be the star of the tournament?Disclaimer: The BBC will put up as many of your comments as possible but we cannot guarantee that all e-mails will be published. The BBC reserves the right to edit comments that are published.
Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten stole the show in 1988, Peter Schmeichel was outstanding in 1992 and Patrick Kluivert and Alan Shearer emerged from Euro 96 with their reputations glowing.
But who do you think will come to the fore in the Low Countries? Perhaps this is the platform David Beckham has been looking for to show he can perform as well at international level as he does for Manchester United.
Perhaps Jaap Stam and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will shine above all the other stars on their way to Dutch glory.
It could be a tournament in which experience pays dividends and if so Tony Adams and Laurent Blanc could well scoop player of the tournament.
Or maybe young guns such as Sebastian Deisler, Gianluigi Buffon or even Emile Heskey will emerge from the tournament as world football's hottest property.
So who are you tipping to be the star of Euro 2000?
France and Holland would make thrilling final, with Holland emerging winners. They both have the skill, displine and determination to win.
Zinedine Zidane is and will be the star of Euro 2000.
Without a doubt the star will be Thierry Henry. He has pace to burn and unbelievable talent.
Until now, the player that has most impressed me is Figo. Italy's own del Piero seems on the way to be completely recovered after playing very few matches this year.
Zlatko Zahovic has been the best player of Euro 2000 so far. He's a great finisher and is a great prospect. Other stand out players are Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Luis Figo and Emile Mpenza who have all impressed me
I think Alessandro del Piero will shine if he's given the chance and Fabio Cannavaro isn't playing to badly either.
Figo is definitely the man to watch, he's in exhilarating form. Del Piero cannot be written off, he's hungry for goals and has a point to prove.
Ryan Sutton, England
I've seen every match so far and both the Mpenza brothers of Belgium and Fiore of Italy have stood out. I think Erik Bakke could be the real star though. He had a brilliant season for Leeds and a superb first game for Norway, inspiring them to victory.
Having watched every team play in the competition I will name four players that could take their countries all the way to Euro 2000 success. These stars are Paolo Maldini, Ulf Kirsten, Edgar Davids and Erik Mykland.
Well, after the first round of games, we can say that Figo will be the star of the tournament, if Portugal progress a bit. Some other quality players like Nedved, Beckham and Henry also stood out.
Raheel Riaz, Fiji
Steffen Iversen will be the big surprise of Euro 2000.
If Denmark should qualify for the quarter finals, Ebbe Sand will have a good chance to show his goal scoring talent.
With so many top class players on show, it's hard to pick out any individual names. I'm sure the Zidanes, Bergkamps, Del Pieros and others will be prominent, but it's the lesser valued players that hold the key. People like Tore Andre Flo, who in my opinion will be the difference between success and failure for Norway, and players like him including Hakan Sukur, Nedved, Mpenza.
The best players will be found in duos: Guardiola/Raul, Owen/Beckham, Kluivert/Davids and Figo/Costa (my predicted semi-finals!!!).
Luis Figo will easily be the best player in Europe after Euro2000!!!
I think Owen will be the star in Euro 2000. After the injuries he has had he will be raring to show the world what he can do again. Speak to any players in the
After Raul's recent performances in the Euro Championship how can one not vote for him. But something in my water tells me young Mr Owen might come good with Nicky Barmby supplying through balls and Beckham's crosses creating enough havoc in the opposition box for Owen to capitalise.
No, my vote goes to Little Beckham junior as he is paraded on his Dad's shoulder after England win the final!
Well known in German club football, Ulf Kirsten of Bayer Leverkusen has the credentials at club level and I believe Euro 2000 will provide the right stage for the Bundesliga superstar to take the tournament by form and convert his club form into international form and glory. Other stars could include Sweden's Magnus Hedman, Sinisa Mijhalovic of Yugoslavia and the Spanish midfield duo of Josep Guardiola and Gaizca Mendieta. Whoever the stars end up being, we are all in for a real treat!
A lot has been said recently about Sol Campbell's dipping form, but let us not forget his glorious runs in France '98 (when he was voted England's player of the tournament) and his 'goal' against Argentina. If he returns to his club form he could easily be the player of the tournament.
I'd say with his great form at the moment, Thierry Henry could steal the show but Figo is probably the best player in the world and if Portugal get far it will be thanks to him. Watch out for Raul and Casillas of Spain and Totti of Italy
I think Pedrag Mijatovic will be the player to watch in Euro 2000. He's a world class predatory striker who possesses good vision, and produced a great cross for Stankovic to head home the equaliser at Lansdowne Road. This will be his last major tournament where he's in his prime, and I'm sure he'll be determined to show his fans his great talent
Figo,Raul and Zidane. But the one who would have been top scorer is not going and that is Christian Vieri
Luis Figo will be the man of the tournament as he is amazing and is still getting better all the time. If he produces what he is capable of Portugal may get to the semi-finals or even win the tournament. Manuel Rui Costa is also alongside Figo and is playing great football at the moment as well so he will also be an influence on Portugal getting far.
Richard McCulloch, N. Ireland
Paul Scholes will be one of the most impressive players in the tournament.
Davids, van der Saar, Figo, Overmars, Raul. If I had to pick one perhaps Figo is the most exciting player in Europe right now. Condolences to Beckham (too much competition at this level), Scholes and Henry.
Apart from Henry, I am surprised that there is one player who has been overlooked by everybody, Henrik Larsson is fresh and he is hungry, well worth watching.
I think that it will be Zidane of France, Scholes of England, and Nesta of Italy, who is best defender in world.
Dennis Bergkamp is lately showing he is in big form. This is his last Euro championships and most probably he will not participate in the 2002 World Cup. That's why I believe he is going to shine in this Euro tournament showing all his international class. Nobody forgets the goal he scored against Argentina in 1998 World Cup.
The way Nick Barmby's been going from strength to strength in recent months, can you really write him off? My prediction is that the Everton man will play some blinding assists, setting up Robbie Fowler, who'll finish second highest scorer behind Raul.
Sjoerd Smit, The Netherlands
I think players like Luis Figo and Dennis Bergkamp have to be watched, but I think the biggest star could be Thierry Henry.
I have no doubt that France will win the championship, they have the best players in all areas - Barthez, Desailly, Zidane, Anelka.
I think Luis Figo will be a star in Euro 2000. He always plays an important role for Barcelona and is used to the big stage. He will contribute an awful lot for Portugal and will get them at least to the semi-finals of Euro 2000.
Look out for lesser known players who have the potential to be Euro stars. My tips are Jan Koller (Czech Rep.), Stefano Fiore (Italy), Zlatko Zahovic (Slovenia), Okan (Turkey), and Carew (Norway).
I think Raul of Spain, Owen of England and Kluivert of Holland will be the major strikers at the tournament. In midfield I expect Figo, Davids and Beckham to star. In defence Thuram, Stam and Campbell to have good performances while Barry of England to show skill and composure beyond his years. In goal I expect Buffon of Italy to be the big star.
Rafik Abdullahi, USA
Two players will rule Euro2000, Zidane with his heavenly touch and skill, and Davids with his amazing stamina. Shearer wont be able to do anything with the European defenders, for England, the only hope is through Beckham and Owen.
Zahovic is the Rivaldo of the East. Zidane is a visionary player, who with pacey forwards ahead of him, will create goals. Also we can't forget McManaman (but please don't root a floating player to the left wing). Now that marriage has settled him, Raul is the best attacker in Europe. And finally Fran is a -pacey winger who nobody has prepared for (they'll pay for that!)
Everybody forgot that a wounded lion is at it's most dangerous....enter again Del Piero and strike bullets. Don't forgot to mention that someone called Fabio Cannavaro of Italy will be the star defender.
There is absolutely no doubt that Raul should be the main star of the tournament if he and his team-mates in the Spanish team manage to perform to their full potential. Portugal's Luis Figo can also be counted upon to produce moments of breathtaking football, as he has shown for Barcelona throughout this season. The less lauded players who will also come to prominence
should be Holland's Philippe Cocu and France's Lillian Thuram.
Look out for the Portuguese duo of Rui Costa and Luis Figo as well as Raul. Expect a bit
more from the Turks especially Hakan Sukur. A major contender from the French could well be Thierry Henry who might battle for the golden boot.
Olivier Neuville of Bayer Leverkusen and Germany is the man who will shatter all of our dreams. Raul and Henry will also have a good tournament.
I am very sure that the best of the best are going to be Davids, Anelka, Figo, Zidane and Seedorf. They're all going to shine!
I've read all the comments so far, and I'm really surprised that only a couple of people have mentioned Zidane. He is undoubtedly the best midfielder in Europe (miles ahead of Beckham or Scholes) and even though I doubt France will win the tournament, I think he will make a huge impact. I don't expect much from England either, as there simply aren't enough top players, compared to Italy, Holland, France or Spain.
Sol Campbell will show the world that he is the best defender in Europe and the world. He will be the player of the tournament.
Fiore (Italy), Stam (Holland), Gerrard (England), Guardiola (Spain), Figo (Portugal)
It's got to be time for Spain to shine on the international stage, and if they do you can bet that Raul will be the star of the tournament. We know that the likes of Bergkamp and Zidane can turn it on at the highest level and Desailly will surely be a dominant figure again. But considering England has more unrealised international potential than any other team in Europe, maybe the surprise stars will be players like Wise and McManaman.
Raul, Henry, Davids and Figo...oh yeah, and Shearer, Owen, Beckham, McManaman, Scholes and Ince!
Owen, Raul and Beckham will steal the show at Euro 2000.
The French squad has made just four changes since their World Cup win, and with Anelka in place of Guivarch in attack they will be even stronger than two years ago. I think that Zidane is on top form at the moment and no one can touch him.
Tomás Rosický from the Czech team.
Watch out for Barca stars Figo and Kluivert. Wing wizard Figo will prove he is the best in the world. Del Piero has something to prove. The stage is also set for Spanish wonder kid Raul to show his class.
I'd like to think McManaman can do it and of course there's the obvious Figo, Raul and Zidane but let's hope it's one of the English boys!
I think Raul of Spain will terrify teams at this tournament.
The stage is set for Owen, Beckham, Scholes, McManaman and, last but not least, Wise. We know how good they are, and come June 10th they will get better.
Hakan Sukur has scored against two Italian, two German, two English and a Spanish team this season. Who knows which European goalkeeper is next?
Owen, Beckham, Raul and Figo.
J.Molenaar, The Netherlands
I think Jan Koller of the Czech Republic could well make a big impact. Other players who should stand out are Raul, Beckham, Figo, Strupar and Del Piero.
I wish Hakan and Hagi, the stars of Galatasaray, will be the stars of Euro 2000 but I'm afraid both Turkey and Romania will not be able to qualify from their groups.
I think Jaap Stam will be the star of Euro 2000. He's had two great seasons with Manchester United. and will put strikers like Del Piero and Thierry Henry out of the spotlight.
I think you can expect a lot of the Dutch attacking duo of Bergkamp and Kluivert. It's Bergkamp's last big tournament for the Netherlands and he wants to leave the team in style. Kluivert's always good for a couple of goals. Also Edgar Davids will probably have a good tournament.
My friend and brain of our Slovenian team, Zahovic, will be the big star of the tournament. Also, watch goalkeeper Jan Bartelvic, the cousin I am proud of.
Luis Figo is in great form at the moment and will be on fire in the tournament but he will not play every game and Portugal won't get very far. Beckham will be superb.
Watch out for the Yugoslav strikers! The combination of Pedrag Mijatovic (Fiorentina), Savo Milosevic (Real Zaragoza), Darko Kovacevic (Juventus) and Mateja Kezman (Partizan Belgrade) is lethal! My favourite is Kezman, the young gun who is going to prove his quality in Euro 2000.
Montella - Italy, Owen - England, Raul - Spain, Buffon - Italy, Figo - Portugal.
I think Figo will be the star player of the tournament and the likes of Conceicao, Rui Costa and Baia wont be far behind. I also think that it could be where Beto and Nuno Gomes show their true talents to the rest of the world.
Alan Shearer will go out with a bang and I think he has as good a chance as anybody of getting the golden boot. Raul and Del Piero will be his main rivals. Seedorf will overshadow Davids and Yugoslavia will be the surprise team.
The injury of Vieri will be a big blow for the Italians, he will be sorely missed. Edgar Davids will be named as best player of the tournament, do not forget the great defenders Nesta (plus Cannavaro) and Thuram...strong as lions (the three lions???). The top goalscorer will be Raul, Owen or Kluivert.
We think there's only one player who is in outstanding form and who can be the star player of Euro 2000 and that's Raul. He will inspire Spain to the title. The loser of the tournament will definitely be Lothar Matthaus, because he could have been my granddad.
The top star will be Portugal's Luis Figo as he's had a great year at Barcelona and was great in the Champions League, and the best in the world right now.
This tournament will establish Kieron Dyer's international reputation. Italy's goalkeeper Buffon will shine on account of his outfield players failings.
The Yugoslavs have both experience and youth. Look out for forward Kezman and right back Dudic.
Edgar Davids for Holland and Raul for Spain.
Hagi will be the star - if only he'd stay away from the referee's reds.
David's will round off a terrific season with being the stone of the Dutch side and guide them to victory. For England McManaman will be disappointing on the international stage and the surprise of the tournament will be Romania's Floretin Petre.
Rob Clarke, England
I think, that with a doubt the Dutch players will be the stars of the Euro 2000.The stars will be Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars, Jaap Stam, Clarence Seedorf and Ed Win Van Der Saar. They are the favourites to win the Euro 2000 and I think they will win it with amount of World class players.
I think that Raul, Totti and Owen will all have good tournaments but as I think Holland will win it, Davids will have an outstanding Euro 2000
I think Dennis Bergkamp and also David Beckham will be the stars of Euro 2000 and maybe Raul and Scholes if they can be consistent performers
I believe that Paul Scholes will be the man of the moment in Euro 2000. Also look out for Steve McManaman, if he plays like he has done for Real and Keegan plays him in the right position he could well see England into the latter stages.
Henry, Overmars, Raul, Beckham, Davids are all great players and all deserve to be the stars of Euro 2000.
Yusuf Ergün Ayhan, Turkey
Beckham, Scholes, Figo, Anelka, Inzaghi, Janker will show their class, and some of the older ones (Maldini, Wise, Schmeichel, Zidane) will confirm it.
Thierry Henry will be the star of Euro 2000, and will definitely be a contender for the golden boot. His performances for Arsenal have been supreme of late, with an outstanding performance in the UEFA cup. He is still young and will grow with experience.
Edgar Davids will easily be the star of the show.
Two players to look out for are France's Nicholas Anelka and Yugoslavia's Dejan Stankovic. Both are very young, but far from inexperienced and I am sure they will be setting the pace of the games ahead.
There will only be one man at Euro 2000 and that will be Dennis Bergkamp. The Dutch are quite easily the best team and it is Bergkamp who is the beating heart in the middle.
James Mythen, England
Yugoslavia are the dark horses and their striking partnership of Milosevic and Kovacevic will cause problems for any defence.
France will be very tough to beat with the same solid side as they had when winning the World Cup. They now have the added bonus of in form strikers - watch out for Thierry Henry, the best striker in Europe.
I think the stars of the show will be Thuram in defence, Vieira, Davids and Scholes in midfield, Hasselbaink and Anelka up front.
Everybody forgets goalkeepers. After the World Cup, Fabien Barthez is bound to have an influence on the fortunes of France. It is obviously outfield players though that win matches.
Chris Curtis, England
I have a feeling that defences will play a great role with goalkeepers shining through. Peter Schmeichel has a chance to remind the world of what an outstanding goalkeeper he is. Also in the frame will be Buffon, Barthez, Van de Saar, Khan and Canizares. I hope that Euro 2000 will be full of goals but I feel that the calibre of goalkeepers is greater than that of the strikers.
Luis Figo will be one of the top contenders for me. He has skill flair and physical strength. Another player, who for me is one of the best midfielders in the world, Edgar Davids, will shine on his home turf, he also has a strong team around him, and this is vital for individual success. If Michael Owen runs at defenders like he did in France then he'll raise a few eyebrows. Another midfielder who is unstoppable on his day is Zidane. But there is one player who will stand out head and shoulders amongst the cream of European football - Dennis Wise of England.
I am very sure the best of the best is going to be Zidane, because he has all the talent that other soccer players don't have. He is like a soccer king, I like watching him play in the field. I feel something when I watch him playing soccer, he is the best and that is why he is going to be the star player of Euro 2000.
Paul O'Hare, England
Most people look towards attackers and strikers when choosing their stars of the tournament. The real men to watch at Euro 2000 will be Aberlardo (Spain), Babbel (Germany) and Staelens (Belgium). All are top class defenders but don't receive the praise they deserve.
Germany may be dangerous now that most are jumping on the band wagon and writing them off. If they do reach the latter stages Christian Ziege may come to the fore as a real star.
If Spain does not disappoint as they did in France 98, then Gaizka Mendieta of Valencia will be the man to watch. Also look out for Edgar Davids and Clarence Seedorf in the Dutch midfield. Francesco Totti is another jewel of Italian soccer. Do not forget that Italy always tend to produce the stars at big tournaments - Paolo Rossi in Spain '82, Schilacci in Italia '90, R. Baggio in USA '94 and Vieri in France '98.
Herman Jurgen, Germany
The Portuguese team are very talented. It is Luis Figo that will make the difference in Euro 2000 for Portugal. He is a class act, a player that can't be man marked because of his sheer talent.
With no doubt, I'm surely 100% that Michael Owen will be the illuminated star at Europe 2000.
Anton McNulty, Republic of Ireland
Look out for the Yugoslavs. Most of their players want to finish their career on a high. Their young gun, Mateja Kezman, will shine and show the rest of the Europe his amazing ball skills and pace which will undoubtedly earn him a place with a top European club next season.
Figo will run the whole tournament but Portugal will not win it.
Vieri will also have a good tournament while leading Italy to victory
The stars of the show will be midfielders; Egdar Davids, Clarence Seedorf, Patrik Berger, and Christian Karembeau.
Watch the Portuguese, not only Figo but Rui Costa, one of the best creative players in the world.
There's just one player who will show the world what he's made of and that's David Beckham. He'll win Euro2000 for England!
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