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Top 10 Attacking Trios of All Time

These days, people consider having a deadly attacking trident is as necessary as having a powerful defense. Since if the three attacking players are adept enough, they could definitely change the final results. Throughout history, there are many outstanding football trios that are being recognized.

In this article, Happyluke will bring you the top 10 trios in the history of football.

10. Omar Sivori, John Charles, Giampiero Boniperti (Juventus)

Juventus are considered the greatest team in the history of Italian football. However, Juventus can not become what they are today until a certain trident of legends graced the club with their existence.

Juventus were standing in ninth place in the Serie A table when Umberto Agnelli took over as the chairman of the club. Agnelli had brought in English superstar John Charles and Argentine wizard Omar Sivori to fulfill his ambition for this club. It is true that this trident has driven the club to glory.

9. George Best, Denis Law, Sir Bobby Charlton (Manchester United)

Since Manchester United always equip their team with the most dangerous attacking players, the other English football clubs are afraid of them at any time in history. Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy or Andy Cole have helped the Red Devils dominated the English top-flight with their attribution 

The peak of Manchester United’s attacking was demonstrated by the football’s ‘Holy Trinity.’ The trinity scored a surprising 46 goals in a 42-game streak over a span of four seasons.

It is easy to see a skillful player in this wonderful club, however, it is hard to see another ‘Holy Trinity’ again.

8. Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

The ‘BBC’ had brought Real Madrid many achievements.  The trio scored an incredible 97 goals in their early season in 2014 and won four UEFA Champions League trophies in a span of 4 years. Each member of the trio may have experienced different levels of success at Real Madrid. However, with the football fans, the “BBC” is always etched in their heart.

7. Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 

Let’s take a look at Barcelona’s South American trio . In 2014, Lionel Messi became a more creative role for the Catalans, Neymar turned into Barcelona’s crown prince in the last third round. The Blaugrana also added Luis Suarez to the ranks.

Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez scored 122 goals in a single season and formed one of the most marvellous partnerships in football history. They also broke their own football record in the next season and scored an astonishing 131 goals as they headed towards the La Liga title.

6. Johan Cruyff, Piet Keizer, Sjaak Swart (Ajax)

Johan Cruyff is the most well-known player from Ajax’s years of glory in the 1960s and 1970s. Piet Keizer started out as a teenager at Ajax and grew up as an unplayable phenomenon on the left flank. Johan Cruyff also developed an excellent relationship with Sjaak Swart on Ajax’s right flank and the trio formed one of the most perfect tridents in football history.

The team of ‘Total Football’ won six Eredivisie titles and three European Cups in eight seasons and gave Ajax a golden era that has heavily impacted the football that we experience nowadays.

5. Pele, Garrincha, Vava (Brazil)

Brazil became the king of the football world in the 1950s. Pele was at the heart of Brazil’s incredible World Cup successes. Garrincha was one of his best players in history and was convincingly Brazil’s most important player in the 1958 World Cup.

Vava also played a perennial role in Brazil’s all-star side and stepped up to complement Pele and Garrincha in their extraordinary exploits. 

4. Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis, Nandor Hidegkuti (Hungary) 

Thanks to this trio, Hungary made the world care about them. The country miraculously produced three of the best forwards in history in Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis, and Nandor Hidegkuti and the trio came with each other to send shivers down their oppositions’ spines.

The ‘Magical Magyars’ may have shockingly lost the World Cup final to West Germany that year but Puskas, Kocsis, and Hidegkuti wrote themselves into football’s history folklore with their stunning exploits.

3. Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo (Brazil) 

Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo convinced me to put the Brazil name in this list the second time.The three Brazilian talents made football much more exciting as they passed the best defenses of their era and propel Brazil to World Cup glory.

The trio first came to the fore in the Copa America tournament. In this tournament, Ronaldo and Rivaldo helped a young Ronaldinho navigate the challenges of the first team and the trident scored 11 goals in six games then won the trophy. The fearsome trident then scored 15 goals in just seven games in the Selecao’s successful World Cup campaign.

2. Pelé, Pepe, Coutinho (Santos) 

Three of them have reached the impeccable heights of the football career. Pele even scored 643 goals in his football time. But I would say that no one would manage to achieve success if they lacked their partners. Although Pepe’s 405 goals and Coutinho’s 370 goals may have been faded by Pele’s otherworldly statistics, all three Brazilians were involved in Santos’s incredible domination of South American football.

Over a period of nearly 15 years, the trio scored an surprising 1418 goals in 1800 appearances and is convincingly considered as the most deadly attacking trio in the history of Brazil.

1. Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, Francisco Gento (Real Madrid)

No one could predict that these three visionaries could turn Real Madrid into the most potent club European football has ever seen.

The trio brought Real Madrid five continuous UEFA Champions League victories. I could say that they successfully dominated the competition in its early years. Real Madrid then achieved another  winning moment of the Puskas-Gento-Di Stefano era in 1960 when Los Blancos thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt by a 7-3 margin in the European Cup final.

There is much more land for the attacking players in football right now. Thanks to them, we have many great performances to enjoy. In the future there will be many combinations, promising a dramatic season for the fans. Do not forget to visit the Happyluke bookie via to get full information before placing a bet. I Hope you have a good season of silver.